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Meet Building Envelope Specifiers at the 2018 RCI Intnl. Convention and Trade Show

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December 26, 2017

33rd RCI International Convention & Trade Show March 22-27, 2018 | Houston, Texas Marriott Marquis Houston | George R. Brown Convention Center

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Show your product to the Industry’s most focused group of  Building Envelope Specifiers

33rd RCI International Convention & Trade Show
March 22-27, 2018 | Houston, Texas
Marriott Marquis Houston | George R. Brown Convention Center

When you exhibit at the RCI International Convention and Trade Show, you gain direct access to a motivated and influential group of product specifiers. Unlike at more generically-focused industry trade shows, each RCI consultant member attendee is professionally motivated to discover the merits of today’s building envelope products and services. Winning the approval of just one RCI member can mean millions of dollars in sales.

Exhibit Fees | Exhibit Hall Map | Exhibit Contract |  Dates and Times | Current Exhibitors | Current Sponsors | Added Value | Sponsorships | Additional Marketing Opportunities | Media Partners | Exhibitor Service Manual

RCI members purposefully maintain a working knowledge of building envelope technology, and they actively seek information regarding new and innovative products. The RCI trade show is a vital part of each RCI member’s continuing education.

RCI, Inc. International Convention and Trade ShowThe majority of the association’s near 3,500 members are consultants of building envelope materials. Most are architects, engineers, and/or former contractors. Industry members and facility managers also make up a significant portion of the membership.

RCI members travel from across North America to attend this event, and the number of attendees from  countries further abroad grows each year.

Contact the Director of Marketing Communications for more information. 

Fees for Exhibition Space

 Fees for exhibit spaces equal to 100 square feet in total size (10′ x 10′ booths):

  • $26.00 per square foot (RCI members)
  • $30.00 per square foot (nonmembers)

Fees for exhibit spaces of greater than 100 square feet in total size (10′ x 20′ and larger booths):

  • $24.00 per square foot (RCI members)
  • $28.00 per square foot (nonmembers)

Linear booth spaces include 8′ high draped back walls and 36″ high side rails. Island booths do not include back or side drapery. Additional furnishings, equipment, etc. can be contracted  at the exhibiting company’s expense though the show’s official decorator.

Please Note:

  • 50% deposit due with the submitted contract.
  • In order to qualify for the RCI member exhibit fee rate, the contract must be signed by a current RCI member. To see a list of RCI members with your company, please search the RCI member directory
  • If your company has no current RCI members on staff, start saving today. Become an RCI industry member.

Map of Available BoothsClick this image to see a map of available exhibit spaces.

  1. Click the image at left to open a map of available exhibit spaces.
  2. Confirm your selection by email to William Myers, the Director of Marketing Communications. 
  3. Complete and submit the contract for exhibit space to finalize your booth reservation.

Exhibition, Set-up, Dismantle Times

Exhibits Set Up

  • Friday, March 23, 2018 |  1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 24, 2018| 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Exhibitor Briefing

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Exhibition Hours

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 3:15 PM – 7:15 PM (with reception)
  • Sunday, March 25, 2018 | 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM (with breakfast)

Booth Selection Meeting for Next Year’s Trade Show

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 7:15 PM – 7:45 PM

Exhibits Dismantle 

  • Sunday, March 25, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Bonus Value: Educational Programs Access for Exhibitor Personnel

The opportunities to network go beyond the trade show floor. Each exhibiting company receives three registrations to attend the convention’s educational programs. Exhibitors are encouraged to participate in discussions and to attend seminars with RCI’s consultant members. Besides generating valuable sales leads, exhibitors can gain useful insights that could assist market positioning and product development.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Each year, leading industry companies show their support for RCI and its members by supporting the association’s annual convention as platinum or gold sponsors of the event. 

Sponsors receive significant recognition at and before and after the event, and additional at-event perks. See the RCI convention sponsorship forms for additional information and available sponsorship opportunities.

Additional Marketing Opportunities

Better Deliver your corporate message via these supplemental marketing opportunities.