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Important exhibitor information and useful resources are below to help you plan your show experience. We look forward to partnering with you on a successful event.

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 With a click of a button you can manage your online company presence for FRI. Don't miss out on this important marketing tool. This is how your company will be featured before, during and after the show online and in the FRI Mobile App.

Marketing Toolkit
The marketing toolkit contains web ads, a sample email and suggested tweets your company can use to showcase your involvement at FRI. Complimentary materials are an added promotional benefit for exhibitors, and we strongly encourage you to take full advantage of them.

FRI Show Logistics

Rules and Regulations Download the complete rules (coming soon)
Order ALL your show needs online: Exhibitor Service Manual (coming Early 2018)
Quick Facts: Shipping and Show Schedule Overview (coming soon)
Order a Lead Retrieval Unit (coming soon)
Purchase exhibitor insurance for only $79 
Register Booth Personnel and Secure Housing
Questions? Check out FRI Exhibitor FAQs
Recieved a call or email about FRI Housing? 

Show Schedule

Wednesday, August 8
10 AM - 6 PM Move-in for non-apparatus exhibitors

Thursday, August 9
7 AM - 11:00 AM Exhibitor move-in – all exhibitors
4 - 7 PM Exhibit hall open to all

Friday, August 10
7 - 10 AM Exhibitor-only access on the exhibit floor
10 AM - 5 PM Exhibit hall open to all

Saturday, August 11
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Exhibitor-only access on the exhibit floor
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Exhibit hall open to all
1 - 7 PM Exhibitor tear down & move-out


Important Message - Hotel Poacher/Pirate Alert
A hotel poacher/pirate is any unaffiliated hotel or third-party housing company that acts as an official housing company and solicits business from FRI participants. When individuals book hotel accommodations through poachers or pirates the consequences can be costly; event participants may be left without hotel rooms when they arrive at the event and incur fraudulent charges on their credit cards. Please report any unauthorized solicitation to

Experient is the official FRI housing providerExperient is the official housing provider for FRI. The IAFC has worked diligently with the hotels in Charlotte to establish room blocks for attendees and exhibitors. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company or housing provider other than Experient is not approved by the IAFC. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates; however, they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable.

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Simple Beginning to Five Bugle Partner

In 2008, the IAFC and 1-800-BOARDUP discussed the possibility of having a few poker tables at the FRI Welcome Reception to showcase one of our fundraising options for local fire departments. From that simple beginning, we have become a Five Bugle corporate partner. As an IAFC partner, we are able to support the fire service with sponsorships of Executive Edge, the FRI Welcome Reception and a golf fundraiser for the IAFC Foundation. We work with the IAFC staff regularly to enhance our partnership events, striving to improve the benefit of our partnership for the IAFC membership and 1-800-BOARDUP.

– Tony Young, National Director of Recruiting, 1-800-BOARDUP