We are working our magic to get a floorplan that meets the expectations of thousands of catfish + crappie lovers, and our exhibitors.
As of right now, we have over 80+ exhibitors who have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Catfish Conference event.
The current floorplan layout may not include every confirmed exhibitor yet as the update process is manual, takes time, and is executed weekly.
You may contact us at any time to request the status on a specific exhibitor.
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For those members of the public wanting to join us in the rabbit hole of floorplan management, this is dedicated to you.
Is creating a floorplan Easy or Difficult? … Difficult, without a doubt.
Actually, floorplan management is one of the most time-consuming and complex task when organizing a tradeshow/event, such as Catfish & Crappie Conference.
As an event grow, the time of “copy paste” is over. We receive more and more feedback based on the thousands of people walking in the show, the exhibitors, the venue, the vendors, security and other third parties involved with the execution of the event. When you layer all of this, you get an initial floorplan that needs to be reviewed and approved by the convention center.
That initial floorplan will serve as baseline for exhibitors to size their booths based on their prediction of expected growth, marketing needs and traffic exposure desires.
Then, we consider if the brand is catfish or crappie-oriented; if the activity noise levels are high, you must keep it away from the stage area. And, of course, you want to ensure that the types of services and goods are not clustered in one specific area since this is a consumer-oriented event and not a b2b show. Then, the exhibitors will choose who they would like or not next to them. We do our best to consider every stakeholder’s wishes, which leads to floorplan management being the most time and energy-consuming task in the planning phase of the event.
In summary, handling the floorplan is the equivalent of organizing a gigantic Thanksgiving family dinner on steroids, where you invite half of your town, close to a hundred exhibitors from all over the states, avoid allergies, accommodate food preferences, and keep everyone’s glass full at all times. Welcome to the Catfish Conference Kitchen!
CatCon 2024: basic information
We are preparing the next edition of the show. Right now, the next planned show is the Louisville, KY Edition which will take place on Feb. 23 & 24, 2024.
The current show dates are expected to be Feb. Friday 23 & Feb. Saturday 24, 2024
We are in the final stages of renewing our partnership with the Kentucky Expo Center, next the the Louisville International Airport. We should be in the West Wing once again
With an estimated 8,100 attendees at the Catfish + Crappie Conference 2023, our target is to reach +10,000 attendees in 2024. The earlier we prepare, the more likely we can achieve this number.
Move-in is on February 22, 2024 between 9AM EST and 6PM EST. Exhibitors are expected to coordinate their arrival with the Catfish Conference team.
Friday: from 8AM-7PM for VIP pass holders and 9aM-7PM for regular pass holders.
Saturday: from 8AM-6PM for VIP pass holders and 9aM-6PM for regular pass holders.
We want to give you as much visibility as possible. Get in touch with out team as soon as you book your booth so we can plan social media posts about you and your company.
Graphics & weblinks
We need to get your high-resolution logo as soon as you book your booth. We’ll create a custom page on our website and create the appropriate web banners.
Tickets are on sale on Eventbrite.com – Regular admissions for a 2-day pass are $10, VIP Passes are $20 and there is an option to receive both passes via registered mail for those who wish to get their credentials in advance.
Call or text (270)444-8441 for any questions or email firstname.lastname@example.org