vendor displayAmerican Presidential Experience is now accepting vendor applications for the Vendor Marketplace.

Organizations and individuals interested in participating in American Presidential Experience may now apply for a space in the 20,000-square-foot Vendor Marketplace. The mission of the Presidential Experience Marketplace is to showcase a variety of products to the National Democratic Convention atteendes and surrounding citizens in the Charlotte area, with an emphasis on products produced and designed in the United States.

American Presidential Experience which will be held August 31 – September 8, 2012, at the future site of the Charlotte Knights baseball team stadium adjacent to Bank of America Stadium. This is a one-of-a-kind event that will include more than 35 exhibits celebrating the American Presidency.

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More than 50,000 people are expected to attend American Presidential Experience, which will be open to the general public.

To apply, vendors must complete our online application and provide photos or samples of the products they wish to sell, promote or display in their booth. Vendors will be selected based on how well they fit into the mission of the Vendor Marketplace and the American Presidential Experience. Preference will be given to entities selling merchandise that is both appropriate and appealing to the convention audience, with greater preference given to companies presenting ‘Made in America’ merchandise.

Juleigh Sitton  is the Presidential Marketplace Executive overseeing vendor operations and can be reached at  800-728-2711, Ext. 4 or

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Vendor Application Terms & Conditions
Each 10×10 booth will be rented at a fixed price of $3,500  (FOR PROFIT) or $2,500 (NON-PROFIT).

Multiples booths for the same vendor may be rented at a further discount of $5,000 for both booths.

Premium booth locations will be assigned to those vendors contracting for two booths. Greater preference will be given to companies presenting ‘Made in America’ merchandise.

All vendors must submit descriptions of merchandise that will be offered for sale. All items will be reviewed by American Presidential Experience for approval and any items using any official logos of Obama campaign, DNC official souvenirs or Charlotte 2012 Host Committee will be denied.

The rental price for each booth will include:

  • Pipe and drape
  • 8 foot skirted table
  • Simple sign with the business name
  • Two chairs
  • Electrical, lighting or any other services will be available at additional fees.
  • Information on additional offerings will be included in the exhibitor kit that will be mailed to the vendor upon acceptance to the event.

Setup time is from 9:00 am  on August 29th through August 30th from 8:00 am until 11:00 pm.  All vendors are contractually required to remain open for all of the hours of the event, unless notified by American Presidential Experience  of a change in hours.

Vendor Marketplace Dates & Hours
Friday, August 31 – Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily*

Thursday September 6th.  ***Special hours  9:00 am  to 12:00 pm

*Hours on Thursday, September 6 are subject to change based on security perimeter restrictions and vendors will be notified of updated hours as soon as possible.