Below is a list of the SOUTHTEC Attendee FAQs. If your question is not listed below, feel free to reach out to us.
What are the hours for the exhibit hall?
Tuesday, October 22
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 23
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, October 24
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where can I find a list of exhibitors?
You can view the most up-to-date list of SOUTHTEC exhibitors here.
How much does it cost to attend?
Pricing for the SOUTHTEC show floor is $25 until August 23, 2019 and $50 thereafter.
NOTE: Current SME members receive complimentary show floor registration (proof of membership required).
A separate registration fee is required for the Additive Manufacturing Seminar. Pricing for the Additive Manufacturing Seminar is:
$595 SME Members
What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations and refund requests (for paid workshop registrations) must be made in writing and faxed to Attn: Betsy Bonnell, SOUTHTEC Conference Cancellation at 313.425.3407, or emailed to BBonnell@sme.org, no later than October 8, 2019 to receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received after this date are non-refundable.
Exhibits Only registration is non-refundable.
Where is the Greenville Convention Center and how do I get there?
Greenville is located between Atlanta and Charlotte along Interstate 85, one of the nation’s hottest growth corridors. The Greenville Convention Center facility is easily accessible by air or highway.
The Greenville Convention Center is located:
1 Exposition Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
More details can be found on the SOUTHTEC Hotel & Travel page.
Can I purchase a hotel room as part of the SOUTHTEC block and get a discount?
Yes, you can. We have special block pricing at various Greenville area hotels. You can find pricing and available rooms by visiting onPeak, our official hotel booking partner on the SOUTHTEC Hotel & Travel page.
I am traveling to the United States to attend. Do I need a visa?
International Visitors: Please note, with recent changes in the immigration laws it may take longer to apply for a visitor visa. We encourage you to register for SOUTHTEC, get your letter (visa letter of invitation request is part of the online SOUTHTEC registration process) and make your appointment for a visa interview with your embassy as soon as possible.
Where can I park? What is the cost to park?
There are many places to park surrounding the Greenville Convention Center. View Greenville Convention Center’s parking map here.
I want to attend, but need to convince my boss – can you help?
You’ll make your supervisor look like a hero because superior employees know how to use resources wisely. Managers and supervisors who send their employees to industry events consistently find their team is more motivated, more up-to-date on technology and trends, and more focused on reaching and exceeding their company goals. View a sample justification letter here.