Credentials

Buyer Credentials

Acceptable COMPANY identification includes at least TWO of the following

  • Active website through which business can be validated
  • Several recent invoices from industry manufacturers for goods purchased at wholesale/in quantity
  • Business advertisement of industry-related business
  • Store/commercial lease indicating type of business
  • Mail Order companies to provide catalog
  • Manufacturers’ Representatives (multi-line) should provide a list of lines currently being handled
  • Wholesalers, importers, & exporters should provide samples of printed material (brochures, catalogs, etc.) that show product selection & inventory
  • Interior Designers must provide the appropriate certification, professional designation or membership in an industry association.
    New Businesses only

A Letter of Intent from an attorney or bank on official letterhead stating the intent to start a new retail business (this is acceptable for new businesses only).

Acceptable EMPLOYEE identification includes at least ONE of the following for each registrant to verify employment with the company:

  • Copy of cancelled company payroll check or paycheck stub within the last six months
  • Copy of W-2 form
  • Copy of company credit card with both employee’s and company’s name
  • Copy of company insurance card with employee’s name

To maintain PCI Compliance, be sure to black out the following information prior to sending your credentials: credit card numbers and any government issued ID, Sales, Tax or SSN numbers.

Please note: Emerald Expositions reserves the right to accept, reject or prohibit registration for or attendance at its events at any time for any reason.


Student/Faculty Credentials

Students must provide two of the following:

  • Current Student ID
  • Current Class Schedule
  • Proof of payment for current classes

Faculty must provide each of the following:

  • Current Educator ID
  • Current paystub from educational institution

To maintain PCI Compliance, be sure to black out the following information prior to sending your credentials: credit card numbers and any government issued ID, Sales, Tax or SSN number.