EXHIBITOR EDUCATION AND RESOURCE CENTER

Whether you've been exhibiting at the Golf Industry Show for years, or you are new to the industry, planning for the event can be overwhelming. Below are some resources that can help prepare your company and staff before, during, and after GIS.

Exhibitor Service Kit

Access all of the most frequently used GIS forms, including shipping information, freight information, specialty vendor order forms, and more. Freeman order forms will be available late summer 2018.


Exhibitor Service Kit forms

help! checklists and tips

Industry publications

Exhibitor survival guide »
Four rules for surviving your trade show experience, including a
checklist to help your team be prepared for anything that can
happen on-site.

Drive traffic to your booth »
Nine steps to stand out and be remembered at the Golf Industry Show.

san diego resources

GIS San Diego guide »
Visit the San Diego Convention Center website exclusively for the Golf Industry Show. You will find information on dining, weather, attractions, getting around San Diego, and much more.

Hotel locator map »
Use this handy guide to help navigate your way around downtown San Diego and find your perfect hotel location.

San Diego Convention Center »
Official website for the San Diego Convention Center where you can find a list of services, facility maps and floor plans, and much more.

San Diego International Airport »
Traveling to San Diego is easy and convenient with flights from all over the North America. Visit the airport website to find out more about flights, parking and transportation, and much more.

Gaslamp Quarter »
Check out the Gaslamp Quarter, the heart of downtown San Diego. Visit to find information on restaurants, nightlife, shopping, arts, and many other ways to enjoy your trip to San Diego.

Freeman resources


Material handling is one of the largest expenses for exhibitors. Use this document to find useful tips to save money on your shipping, transportation, and material handling costs.

Use this spreadsheet to help determine your event budget and track expenses. The spreadsheet is set up with basic expenses but can be personalized for your company's specific needs.

Terminology can be a roadblock to understanding, so use this handy glossary of exhibit industry terms to help enhance your exhibiting experience. This list is designed for first-time exhibitors, but even industry veterans may find something new.

Freeman resource library »
Find articles and resources on branding, industry trends, case studies, and much more in the Freeman resources library. And don't forget to visit the Trend Lab to see what's new in the industry.

Freeman FAQs »
Freeman FAQs provide general pre- and post-show information about shipping, Freeman services, and what to do when you arrive on-site at the convention center. These FAQs are not specific to the Golf Industry Show and information that is GIS-specific can be found in GIS Quick Facts.

trade show industry resources

2014 IAEE Exhibitor Handbook »
The IAEE Exhibitor's Handbook contains an array of information about freight and drayage, install and dismantle, and staff preparation, just to name a few.

IAEE industry resources »
The International Association of Exhibitions and events (IAEE) provides the event industry with guidance and support. Here you can find information on industry-wide initiatives and guidelines.

Center for Exhibition Industry Research »
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) is a great place to find research studies on all aspects of the exhibition industry, from attendees and exhibitors to industry trends and metrics.

CEIR ROI tool kit »
This web-site includes a series of simple tools to assist exhibitors in planning for an exhibition and to measure performance in delivering a return-on-investment (ROI) from exhibiting.