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National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM)
Annual Conference
August 1, 2017
Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, SC

We are pleased that your organization will be participating in one of the many events for which Blue Chip Expo, Inc. serves as the official Exposition Service Contractor.  In this capacity, we will assist you in every possible way to ensure a pleasant and productive trade show.

Listed below are the items included in your Standard Exhibitor Package as well as important information about the venue.




Standard 8' deep x 8' wide Pipe and Drape 


 Tabletop One 6' Skirted table with 8' high back Pipe and Drape
 ChairsTwo Chairs 

One wastebasket

 SignageOne (1) Booth ID Sign
 CarpetFacility is carpeted
 ColorRoyal Blue


















Below are links to various Service Order Forms for your information and use.  We ask that you please anticipate your additional show requirements and complete the enclosed forms at your earliest convenience.  This will enable us to have the requested items delivered to your booth prior to your arrival.

There will be limited quantities of additional equipment available for rent at the Expo.  All on-site orders will be filled on a first come first serve basis, while availability lasts. 

We suggest completing and returning the Credit Card Authorization Form to protect your exhibiting representative from being responsible for any balance due on site.  All orders returned by fax must be accompanied by a completed Credit Card Authorization Form in order to be processed.


NOTE: All order forms should be returned to Blue Chip Expo. Questions concerning electrical, internet and AV service should be directed to the Francis Marion Convention Services Department, Olivia Hardy at 843-937-8695.

The cut-off date for advanced ordering is July 28th.

You are welcome to send scanned copies of completed Blue Chip Expo Forms to bluechipexpo@aol.com.



Complete Exhibitor Service Kit

Welcome Letter

Credit Card Form

Display Installation Form

Shipping Forms

Furniture Rental Order Form

Cleaning Services Order Form


LOADING and UNLOADING of all exhibit material brought into the facility by exhibitors must be done so through the Convention Service Loading Dock at the rear of the facility.


THE FRANCIS MARION HOTEL WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY SHIPMENTS OF EXHIBIT RELATED MATERIALS DELIVERED TO THE FACILITY.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  The Hotel has limited access for delivery of large freight containers.  If you intend to ship any materials in containers over 6’ in height or 3’ in width, please contact Blue Chip Expo prior to shipping to determine if delivery to the exhibit area is possible.  There is no forklift access into the hotel and the elevator is under-sized.  All materials must be delivered from street level, using a lift gate equipped truck, and then moved by dolly or pallet jack, up a ramp into the hotel. If you have materials that need to be shipped to the Conference, please follow the instructions on the Shipping Information Form included in this packet.  All advance shipments should be sent to the Blue Chip Expo warehouse for arrival between Wednesday, July 5th and Friday July 28th.  All exhibit material will be delivered to individual booth spaces prior to exhibitor set up on Tuesday, August 1st.


You must pay for all drayage charges in advance of delivery of materials to the show site.





Exhibitors may begin set up of individual booth displays on Tuesday, August 1st at 9:00AM until 2:00PM.  Exhibits will open at 2:30PM that afternoon.



Exhibitors must begin dismantling individual booth displays on Tuesday, August 1st at 6:30PM. The exhibit hall must be completely cleared by 8:30PM that evening.












Blue Chip Expo's on-line catalog of services contains information and order forms to help maximize the effectiveness of exhibiting your products or services in this year’s event. We ask that you please anticipate your additional show requirements and please read the information carefully. This will enable us to have requested items delivered to your booth prior to your arrival.  If you have questions or need additional assistance navigating the site, contact the Blue Chip Expo Customer Service Hot-line at 1-843-681-4545 for help. If you plan to use an outside display house, please forward the proper information needed for the coordination of your exhibit.

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