Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association 2018 Law Enforcement Expo

April 23 - 24
Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center – Duluth


Monday, April 23, 2018 – 12:00pm to 6:00pm*

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – 11:30am to 1:45pm*

 (*Exact hours could change very slightly)

Complimentary Wi-Fi 
(Connect to: "ChiefsETI” – no password necessary)

Click here to find your exhibit space booth number

(As of 4.13.18)

Click here for Expo hall map 

You may set up your exhibit booth as early as Sunday, April 22nd in the late afternoon and evening, as well as the morning of Monday, April 23rd so long as your exhibit space is completely set up by 11:00am on Monday for our 12:00pm Expo doors opening. 

(Vehicle space and bulk size booths please follow specific move-in times)

Exhibit Space Set-Up – Sunday, April 22nd

Vehicle & Bulk Size Booth Move-in Times

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Vehicles:  F, E, D, C
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Vehicles:  B, A, M
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Vehicles:  G, H, I, J,

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Vehicles:  K, L, Command
*Exact times subject to change

Vehicles enter expo hall at door 7, located on the east side of the convention center along Harbor drive

DECC Site Map

Sponsor, Premium, Standard and Non-Profit Booths
Sunday, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
(Exhibitors encourage to set-up Sunday afternoon & evening. Drop off area is at door 7)

 Exhibit Space Set-Up – Monday, April 23rd

Sponsor, Premium, Standard and Non-Profit Booths (No Vehicles)
Monday, 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

(Exhibitors encourage to set-up Sunday afternoon & evening)
Set up must be complete no later than 11:00 a.m.

Exhibit Space Breakdown – Tuesday, April 24th

Exhibit Booths: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  
Vehicles begin – 2:00pm*

*Assuming path is clear to safely move vehicles. Vehicle move out may be delayed until can be done safely.

Exhibitors MAY NOT dismantle their booths until the hall closes on Tuesday. Doing so is dangerous and discourteous to attendees and other exhibitors and will affect exhibitor point standings.

Expo Schedule

Expo Hall Schedule of Events 

In the effort to drive more traffic in the expo hall and toward your booths, we will be hosting the ETI Lunch in the expo hall both days, as well as the Presidents Reception, Presentation stage and Raffle.

Monday, April 23


6:30 am - 11:00 am:  Hall will be open at 6:30 a.m. for Vendor / Exhibitor booth staff only

12:00 pm:  2018 Law Enforcement Expo Opens

12:00 - 1:30 pm:   Grand Opening of Expo Hall with Chiefs Welcome Luncheon in expo hall

1:35 pm - 3:05 pm:  General Session / Open Expo Hall and Vendor Lunch

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm:  President's Reception in Expo Hall

6:00 pm:  Expo Hall Closes

Tuesday, April 24

7:30 am -11:30 am:  Hall will be open at 7:30 a.m. for Vendor / Exhibitor booth staff only
11:30 am:  Law Enforcement Expo Opens

12:00 - 1:00 pm:  Chiefs Lunch in Expo hall
1:30 pm:  Raffle Grand Prize drawing
1:45 pm:  2018 Law Enforcement Expo concludes

2:00 pm:  Exhibitor booth breakdown begins


  • The Exhibit Hall will be locked during closed times. However, MCPA strongly encourages exhibitors to be aware of valuables within their booth. MCPA, exhibit management, its volunteers and its agents are not responsible for theft or damage to exhibit booths and/or exhibitor's property during the exhibition – including move in, times of hall closure and move out.


Exhibitor Information & Resources


Each Exhibit Space will consist of:
8' High Back Drape
3' High Side Drapes
1 - Skirted 8’ Table

 (Other size tables available on-site upon request. Show colors: blue, white and silver)
2 - Chairs
1 - Wastebasket

Booth I.D. Sign

Complimentary Wi-Fi

(Connect to: "MCPA2018” – Password will be: TBD Sponsor)

Electrical – Furniture –  Drayage/Shipping    

Depending on your needs, you may also wish to make arrangements for the following items with the Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center Services, the Expo show decorator.

Please review and consider the below items (Electrical, Carpet, Furniture, Drayage /Shipping) do not come standard in your exhibit space except where noted above.

Ordering is easier than ever – We want your event at the DECC to run as smoothly as possible. It all starts with your order. Simply fill out this online ordering form with all your exhibit information.  Order Online


Please Note: For online orders, please use your billing address.  This is the address that your credit card statement is sent to.  Your credit card will be declined if you use an address other than the one listed on your billing statement.


If you prefer paper, download one of our PDFs below. Then, print and mail to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center at 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802-2698 or fax to 218-722-4247.



2018 Electric Order Form

2018 Furniture Order Form

2018 Drayage/Freight Handling Order Form

Shipping instructions

Exhibit materials may be shipped to the DECC no more than seven days prior to the first scheduled move-in day. Please refer to the Drayage Service/Freight Handling Form for rates and information. Materials should be labeled as followed:



Deliver to Door 9
Show Name “MCPA ETI Law Enforcement Expo” – Booth Name [Company name]
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802-2698

Booking Hotel Accommodations in Duluth

  You can choose from the following hotels to book your stay in Duluth

Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth – 200 W 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802 (ETI Headquarters Hotel)
(218) 722-1202  

Radisson Duluth Harborview – 505 W Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-8981
or 1 (800) 333-3333

  • Call hotel direct to make a reservation under the MN Chiefs of Police ETI room block or use code 1804CHIEFS

Inn on Lake Superior – 350 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 726-1111
or (888) 668-4352

  • Call hotel and ask for block by dates.  Group name: Minnesota Chiefs of Police or ID 6422

Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza – 325 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-4663

  • Call hotel direct and ask for the MCPA block of rooms

Sheraton Duluth Hotel – 301 E Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 733-5660

Canal Park Lodge – 250 Canal Park Drive,  Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 279-6000

  • Call hotel direct and ask for Minnesota Chiefs of Police block of rooms

Directions & Maps

Please click here for maps, parking and directions to guide you to the Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center.

Promote your booth at the Expo


Consider these opportunities to enhance your Law Enforcement Expo experience

  • Invite your customers to the Expo/your booth. You may click here for a Law Enforcement Expo registration form. Feel free to distribute to your law enforcement clients!

  • Customize your page on the ETI and Law Enforcement Expo mobile app. Contact andrew@mnchiefs.org for a VIP access link.
  • DEADLINE - March 22 (if after this date please call) - Build brand recognition - Advertise in the Program/Exhibit Guide, include an insert in the registration tote or sponsor a function! Click here for your options.
  • Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities – Click Here

To reserve an exhibit booth, sponsorship, or participate in any of the above options, contact: Charles Kasbohm:

(651) 340-4848



Thank you for your time and for your attention to these details.

We look forward to seeing you in April!

 Please contact us with any questions.
Charles Kasbohm
Synergetic Endeavors
MCPA Senior Meeting & Expo Manager

(651) 340-4848