Call for Business Exhibitors/Vendors at ESBS 2019

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Gwinnett Technical College, George Busbee International Center (Building #700)

5150 Sugarloaf Parkway

Atlanta, GA 30043

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Thompson Management Consulting, LLC presents its 6th Annual Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit (ESBS 2019), which will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the George Busbee International Center of Gwinnett Technical College (Building #700), 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043. This event, scheduled during National Small Business Week, will feature 24 impactful workshops, panel discussions, keynote presentations, a B2B Expo for business exhibitors, free health screenings during our health fair, catered breakfast refreshments and full buffet lunch included in the attendee cost, networking opportunities, and every advantage a small business owner and entrepreneur will have to grow their business successfully. This value added event is in its 6th year, and we are pleased to have Mr. Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary Officer of Pro Business Channel and Mr. Ashley Bell, Southeast Regional Administrator for the Small Business Administration as our opening and lunch keynote speakers, respectively. Participating organizations providing facilitators are SCORE, Institute of Management Consultants, Small Business Admistration, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, and additional independent business consultants.

We have space for 25 Exhibitors to participate in our Business-to-Business (B2B) Expo, and registration is on a first come, first serve arrangement. The cost is $175 to exhibit for the full 8.5 hour day. We are not accepting deposits, so register and pay as soon as you can. Exhibiting cost includes one covered table with two chairs. CLICK HERE for Exhibitor Agreement and all detailed exhibiting information.

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Key takeaways for exhibitors are:

  • Network with over 150 attendees - Grow your professional network
  • Engage consultants with key questions on the various aspects of growing your business - Onsite Advisement
  • Spend a full day learning how to take your business to the next level, or how to start and grow successfully
  • Build long-term collaborations and partnerships
  • Identify future customers
  • Promote your services and/or products to an open market place of 150+ attendees, as well as other Exhibitors
  • Excellent opportunity to expose your brand and business (if no one knows you exist, how can they do business with you)
  • Classroom style workshops - Take full advantage of the workshops
  • Complimentary breakfast refresments during morning networking (starts at 7:30AM)
  • Complimentary full buffet style catered lunch
  • Free screenings from participating health professonals
  • Celebrate National Small Business Week at an event which promotes the success of small business owners
  • This opportunity is valued at $500, but at a cost of $175 to exhibit, you are already setting your competitive advantage

Please continue to check the event website at for all developments. We are adding and updating information as we continue developing ESBS 2019.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No ID is required to attend. We usually recommend a minimum age of 18, but we have no specific age restrictions. We do not recommend attendees bring children to the event, out of respect for everyone in a learning and social environment. It can be a major distraction and hazard.

We will issue Exhibitor ID badges upon arrival.

What are my transportation options for getting to and from the event?

Gwinnett Technical College is on Sugarloaf Parkway, which can be accessed by traveling Hwy 316 North or South. Major interstate to Hwy 316 is I-85 North or South. However, use your GPS to get directions to the facility. For those traveling on mass transportation, please contact MARTA and Gwinnett County Transit for route planning. For Gwinnett County Transit, call (770) 822-8000. For MARTA, call (404) 848-5000.

What are my parking options at the Busbee International Center?

Parking is free, but you must park in the designated "visitor" parking area. Thompson Management Consultng, LLC or Gwinnett Technical College will not be liable for any parking tickets issued to attendees who do not park in the designated proper area. See Vending Agreement and Information document for all parking instructions. CLICK HERE to review and download.

Is there an area at the Busbee Center to offload my items?

Yes, there is, along with a map. Kindly review the Vendor Agreement and Information document for all information relating to offloading nd parking. CLICK HERE to review and download.

What is the schedule for Exhibitors?

All Exhibitors must arrive and set up by 7:30AM. We will have access to the building as early as 6:00AM, so please arrive early to set up and have your table ready at the beginning of the event. Tear down at the conclusion of the event will be at 4:00PM. See Vending Agreement and Information document for related exhibitor scheduling. CLICK HERE to review and download.

What can I bring into the event?

Your registration cost of $175 includes one covered table and two chairs. Kindly bring all of your customized table covers, marketing material, pull up banners, table runners, brochures, business cards, etc. No tents are allowed, as we do not have the space to accommodate tents.

What are the payment arrangements?

All payments must be satisfied here on Eventbrite or on the ESBS 2019 website. Exhibitor cost is $175 for all advance payment, which concludes April 20, 2019. There will be no onsite registration and payment. All registration and payment must be satisfied prior to April 20, 2019. No exceptions. Kindly review the Vendor Agreement and Information document for all information relating to payments. CLICK HERE to review and download.

Will there be access to electricity and WiFi?

You will have access to WiFi in the building. If you need AC power for your exhibiting area, kindly let us know in advance.

What's the refund policy?

No refunds. All sales are final

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, so we can confirm your registraton at the registration desk upon arrival.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

You may transfer your registration to anyone you identify as a replacement for you. We only recommend that you notify us in advance, so we can document the name and business of your replacement.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, that is fine. However, please notify us in advance of this modification.

How can I register to exhibit my business?

You can register here on Eventbrite, or go directly to the registration page CLICK HERE. You can also email us as

How can I reserve a hotel?

Go to to check for participating hotels. This information will be updated soon.

How can I or my organization become a sponsor?

We have a Sponsorship Prospectus to download, which as all related information on sponsoring and the various sponsorship levels. CLICK HERE to download, or email us at

I am an overseas participant and need a letter of invitation before I can receive my visa. What is the procedure?

Thompson Management Consulting, LLC will provide letters of invitation upon request to registrants only in the following circumstances:

  • Registration is paid in full by CLICKING HERE, or going to and then Registration.
  • Registration is paid in full via wire transfer prior to the event. Please contact us at for details.
  • Registrants must use a valid email address when registering.
  • You will be registering as a Business Exhibitor, so please follow all guidelines for Exhibitor/Vendor registration.

My question is not listed here, whom do I contact?

All questions can be directed to

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Gwinnett Technical College, George Busbee International Center (Building #700)

5150 Sugarloaf Parkway

Atlanta, GA 30043

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