September 27-28, 2002
Ocean City Convention Center
Ocean City, Maryland
Service Station Dealers of America and Allied Trades (SSDA-AT)
The Washington, Maryland, Delaware
Service Station & Automotive Repair Association (WMDA)
International Tire & Rubber Association (ITRA)
Tire Association of North America (TANA)
The Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Distributors' Association (MAPDA)
The Mid-Atlantic Carwash Association (MCA)
The Mega Show promises to be one of your best marketing opportunities
of the year. Exhibitors involved in all aspects of the service station, auto-
motive repair, car wash, convenience store, and tire industries, along with
other industry related businesses participate in The Mega Show. WMDA
has hosted an annual trade show for the past 28 years. The Mega
Show appeals to service stations, convenience stores, repair
shops, car washes, tire dealers, jobbers, co-branded stations, and
auto parts stores. The attendance for the Mega Show exceeds well over 2500 owners, managers and decision-makers.
The Mega Show is an excellent place for the exchange of information between companies and customers.
pendent marketers of branded and ies; provides programs and services
unbranded petroleum products. to increase operating efficiency and
Together with members from a profitability; and provides educa-
broad range of supporting indus- tional and networking oportunities
tries, MAPDA distributors have for industry members.
Service Station Dealers of
played a key role in bringing about
America and Allied Trades (SSDA-
the advancement of the petroleum
AT) is a national association com-
industry throughout the region and
posed of individual and state affili-
ate associations representing serv-
ice station dealers, repair facilities,
Dating back to 1946, and evolving
car washes and convenience stores.
through several name changes
For over 52 years, SSDA-AT has
along the way, MAPDA has become
worked for the betterment of its
a strong and respected trade asso-
members as a voice on Capitol Hill,
ciation that provides numerous
with federal regulators, with the
services and education for its mem- International Tire & Rubber
media, in the courts, and with sup-
bers. Its unified voice has become a Association (ITRA) and
pliers. Executive Directors,
respected clarion among legislators, Tire Association of North
Presidents and active members of
government officials, industry lead- America (TANA) Members of the
the state associations attend The
ers, and representatives of the busi- tire industry’s two largest non-prof-
Mega Show from all over the United
ness community. its, ITRA and TANA, are in the
States and foreign countries.
process of voting on a merger plan,
MAPDA members are located which will become official July 1,
throughout the mid-Atlantic region 2002. The consolidation will result in
and are major distributors of resi- an international organization (to be
dential heating oil, and operators named at a later date) with a single
and suppliers of retail gasoline out- goal — providing unequaled repre-
The Washington, Maryland,
lets and convenience stores. Most sentation and support for business-
Delaware Service Station and
MAPDA member companies are pri- es in the tire and rubber industry.
Automotive Repair Association,
vately held and operated by sec-
(WMDA) was established in 1936 as
ond-, third-, even fourth-genera- The merger will end competition
a trade association serving inde-
tion family members who are active between the associations for the
pendent business men and women
in a wide variety of civic groups, benefit of our members. And the
of service stations, repair facilities,
community organizations and state merger will increase our economy
convenience stores, and other
and local politics. of scale by representing tire dealers
related businesses. The Association
and retreaders, tire and tread rub-
offers advantages to over 1,500
ber manufacturers, tire wholesalers,
members by developing and deliv-
distributors and suppliers of equip-
ering programs designed to
ment, and tire and rubber recy-
enhance profits and reduce cost.
In survey after survey, members of
trade associations respond that
The association will provide mem-
their most important membership
bers with training programs, trade
benefit is a good trade show.
shows, representation in
WMDA has the largest association
The Mid-Atlantic Carwash Washington, information about
industry trade show in the country.
Association (MCA) represents car- improving profitability and will
wash operators and the companies orchestrate efforts to educate the
providing products and services to public about safety and quality or
the industry within the mid-Atlantic tires.
region. MCA members are in the
Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Participation in The Mega Show will
Pennsylvania markets. be the first conference and trade
The Mid-Atlantic Petroleum
show for the newly merged organi-
MCA represents the industry to zation.
(MAPDA) is an organization of inde-
state legislative and regulatory bod-
Booth Size Member Cost* Non-Member Cost
10' x 10' $895.00** $1,195.00** As of May 17, 2002
10' x 10' (corner) $925.00** $1,225.00**
**Discounts given on 4 or more booths reserved. Ocean City Convention Center
All outstanding dues and invoices must be paid in full before 4001 Coastal Highway
Application & Contract is approved. Ocean City, Maryland
Installation of Displays
Thursday, September 26, 2002 — 12 noon - 5:00 p.m. 1511 1510 1509 1508 1507 1506 1505 1504 1503 1502 1501
Friday, September 27, 2002 — 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Aisle
Grand Opening 1419 1319 1219 1119 1019 719 619 519 419 319 219
Friday, September 27, 2002 — 4:30 p.m. 1418 1318 1218 1118 1018 718 618 518 418 318 218
Show Hours 1417 1317 1217 1117 1017 717 617 517 417 317 217
Friday, September 27, 2002 — 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 1416 1316 1216 1116 1016 716 616 516 416 316 216 111
Saturday, September 28, 2002 — 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 1415 1315 1215 1115 1015
Island 715 615 515 415 315 215 110
1414 1314 1214 1114 1014 #7 714 614 514 414 314 214 109
Dismantling of Displays
1413 1313 1213 1113 1013 713 613 513 413 313 213 108
Saturday, September 28, 2002 — 3:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
1412 1312 1212 1112 1012 712 612 512 412 107
Sunday, September 29, 2002 — 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
1411 1311 1211 1111 1011 711 611 511 411 Island 106
*Special installation times available for exhibitors with more 1410 1310 1210 1110 1010 710 610 510 410
than 4 booths. Aisle 104
1408 1308 1208 1108 1008 708 608 508 408 308 208 103
Booth Furnishings 1407 1307 1207 1107 1007
#6 707 607 507 407 307 207 102
1406 1306 1206 1106 1006 706 606 506 406 306 206 101
Each booth will consist of a draped backdrop, side draped 1405 1305 1205 1105 1005 905 805 505 405 305 205
dividers, draped table, two chairs and a vendor name sign.
1404 1304 1204 1104 1004 904 804
All additional furniture, carpet and booth decorations may be 1403 1303 1203 1103 1003
rented by requisition to the official decorator. 1402 1302 1202 1102 1002
#4 Island Island
14 01 1301 1201 1101 1001 #5
Electrical Outlets Entrance
Electrical outlets will be provided by The Mega Show for an
additional charge. Additional charges apply for electric = ITRA/TANA Scrap Tire Section
120 Volts (15 Amps) - $85.00
/ = Sold Booths
208 Volts (20 Amps, Single Phase) - $160.00
208 Volts (20 Amps, Triple Phase) - $170.00
Additional amperages are available. Please contact The Mega
Show Headquarters for price quote. For further information please contact
Additional Services LaKisha Pindell
(301) 390-0900 ext. 104
A Service Kit containing order forms for furniture, labor, ship-
ping, carpet, drayage, and other services will be mailed to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
exhibitors six weeks prior to the show. website: www.wmda.net
Water service, telephone service and audio visual equipment
are available through The Ocean City Convention Center.
Please contact The Mega Show Headquarters for additional
information on these services.
All exhibitors are requested to develop at least one exclusive
show special for The Mega Show. Prior to the trade show, The Mega Show Headquarters
The Mega Show will promote specials in various promotional
mailings. 1532-E Pointer Ridge Place
Bowie, MD 20716
Exhibitor Rules & Regulations
CODES & AGREEMENTS. Exhibitor hereby keeping, and consistent, with all rules, occurrence results in cancellation of the
agrees to be bound by the "Rules and codes and regulations referred to under Trade Show, the obligations of the parties
Regulations of the Trade Show." Exhibitor Codes & Agreements above. All demon- under this Agreement shall be automati-
further agrees to adhere to and be bound strations and displays shall be confined to cally terminated and all rental payments
by (i) all applicable fire, utility, and building booth. under this Lease shall be refunded to
codes and regulations; (ii) any rules or reg- Exhibitor, less a pro rata share of expenses
ulations of the facility where the trade EXCLUSION. The WMDA shall have the actually incurred by the WMDA in connec-
Show is held; (iii) the terms of all leases right to exclude or to require modification tion with the Trade Show.
and agreements between the WMDA of any display or demonstration which, in
Service Station & Automotive Repair its sole discretion, it considers unsuitable HANDLING AND STORAGE. The WMDA
Association (WMDA) and the managers or to or not in keeping with the character of and the owners or managers of the facili-
owners of said facility, or between the the Trade Show. The WMDA shall have the ty where the Trade Show is to be held
WMDA and such managers or owners; and right to prohibit the use of amplifying shall not accept or store display materials
(iv) the terms of any and all leases and equipment or music which, in its sole dis- or empty crates, and Exhibitor shall make
agreements between the WMDA and any cretion, it considers objectionable. its own arrangements for shipment, deliv-
other party relating to the Trade Show. ery, receipt and storage of such materials
Exhibitor shall not, nor shall Exhibitor per- ASSIGNMENT AND SUBLEASE. and empty crates. Such arrangements
mit others to do anything to the booth or Exhibitors shall not sublet the booth or may be made through the decorator.
do anything in the facility where the Trade any equipment provided by the WMDA
Show is held, or bring anything into said nor shall Exhibitor assign this Lease in CANCELLATION OF LEASE. Exhibitor shall
facility, which would cause a difference in whole or in part. have the right to cancel this Agreement at
conditions from those previously any time by written notice to the WMDA.
approved by the insurance carriers of the LIABILITY. This Agreement shall not con- In the event of such cancellation the
WMDA, or the owners or managers of said stitute or be considered a partnership, WMDA shall be under no obligation to
facility, which will in any way increase pre- employer-employee relationship, joint refund rental payments made by Exhibitor
miums payable by any of said parties for venture, or agency between the WMDA and shall have the right to lease the booth
fire insurance and said facility, or any and Exhibitor. Exhibitor hereby agrees to to any other Exhibitor. No refund on can-
property therein. Exhibitor agrees to pay and does indemnify, hold harmless and cellation by Exhibitor within 60 days of
on demand by any of said parties any defend the WMDA from and against any Trade Show.
such increase resulting from a violation of and all liability, responsibility, loss, damage,
this section. cost or expense of any kind whatsoever SECURITY. The WMDA shall provide guard
(including, but not limited to cost, interest service throughout the closed hours of
SPACE ASSIGNMENTS. The WMDA shall and attorney's fees) which the WMDA may the show, and exercise reasonable care
use its best efforts to locate the booth in incur, suffer, pay or be required to pay for the protection of the Exhibitor's
one of the locations designated by incident to or arising directly or indirectly materials and display. Beyond this , the
Exhibitor on the contract, to provide from any intentional or negligent act or WMDA, the show facility, or any officer or
physical separation of the booth from the omission by Exhibitor or any of its staff member thereof will not be respon-
booths of those competitors from whom employees, servants, or agents. Exhibitor sible for the safety of the property of the
Exhibitor has requested such separations further agrees that the WMDA and its Exhibitor, his agents, or employees, from
on the contract. Notwithstanding the respective agents and employees shall not theft, damage by fire, accident, or any
above, the WMDA reserves the right to be responsible in any way for (i) damage, other cause.
change location assignments at any time, loss or destruction of any property of
as it may in its sole discretion deem nec- Exhibitor of (ii) injury to Exhibitor or its ARRANGEMENT OF EXHIBITS. Standard
essary. representatives, agency employees, booth back-drop, side rails, decorated
licensees or invitees. with drapes with one table, two chairs and
HOSPITALITY SUITES. Hospitality Suites uniform vendor sign are provided without
shall not be open during regular sched- CANCELLATION OR POSTPONEMENT OF charge. Equipment used in a display must
uled hours of meetings, exhibits or other TRADE SHOW. In the event that the Trade remain within the confines of the booth.
functions. Show is postponed due to any occurrence
not occasioned by the conduct of the CONDUCT. Exhibitor agrees that it and its
EQUIPMENT. Booth equipment provided WMDA or Exhibitor, whether such occur- agents, servants, representatives, associ-
by the WMDA shall be returned to the rences be an Act of God or the common ates and employees shall conduct them-
WMDA at the end of the term hereof, enemy or the result of war, riot, civil com- selves at all times with courtesy, dignity
complete and in good condition, normal motion, sovereign conduct, or the act or and respect and that they shall refrain
wear and tear expected. Exhibitor shall conduct of any person or persons not from any conduct (including but not limit-
have no right, title or interest in such party or privy to this Lease, then the per- ed to fighting, profanity, arguing or the
equipment, but only the right to use it formance of the parties under this agree- use of loud or boisterous language) that
under this lease. All other equipment shall ment shall be excused for such period of could, in any way, be disruptive to WMDA,
be provided by Exhibitor at his own time as is reasonably necessary after such its members, its other exhibitors or its
expense. All draping and decorative mate- occurrence to remedy the effect thereof, invitees.
rials used by Exhibitor shall be flame and in any event for the duration of such
proofed. All booth equipment shall be in postponement. In the event that such
Application & Contract For Office Use Only Date Received ______________
ID# ______________________ ▫ Member ▫ Non-Member
September 27 – 28, 2002
Booth(s) Assigned ____________________________________
Ocean City, Maryland
Deposit Received __________Balance Paid ______________
Allocation of Space & Deposit To Validate Contract
Space will be assigned in the order that applications are received. • Complete Application & Contract.
Phone reservations will be taken on a tentative basis for ten days
pending receipt of completed application and deposit. A $400.00 • Include a $400.00 deposit per booth space.
deposit per booth must accompany application. If your desired
exhibit space is unavailable, you will be assigned the nearest booth • All checks made payable to WMDA.
available to the space you requested. Confirmation of booth assign-
ments will be give three (3) weeks prior to The Mega Show. The Mega • The Exhibitor acknowledges that the products listed are
Show reserves the right to modify booth assignments. Final balance those which will be displayed or demonstrated; The Mega
is due no later than July 31, 2002. Any applications received after July Show must be notified of any changes in writing prior to
31, 2002 must be accompanied by full payment. All exhibit spaces show.
must be paid in full prior to exhibit setup.
• Return completed contract and deposit to:
Cancellation WMDA (The Mega Show Headquarters)
1532-E Pointer Ridge Place
Bowie, MD 20716
A refund will be made upon written cancellation before July 31, 2002. or fax to 301-390-3166
All terms and conditions contained on the Exhibitor Rules &
Regulations page hereof are integral parts of this agreement.
(Please print or type)
Company name: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Mailing address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
City: __________________________________________________________________________State: ______________________Zip: __________________________
Telephone: __________________________________________________________Fax: ______________________________________________________________
Contact person: ______________________________________________________________Title: ____________________________________________________
Signature: ______________________________________________________________________________________________Date: __________________________
Products to be exhibited: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Name to appear on exhibitor sign: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
▫ Yes, I will supply a Show Special: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
To help us in assigning you the best possible booth, please list names of companies you do not wish to be near:
Preference in booth locations
First choice:______________________________Second choice: __________________________________Third choice: ________________________________
Payment ▫ Check Enclosed ▫ Visa ▫ MasterCard ▫ American Express
Cost of booth(s): $ ______________
Account # ________________________________________________________
Electrical hook-up (if required): # ____________ $ ______________
150.00* Exp. Date: ________________________________________________________
Compliance deposit (if required): $ ______________
Deposit enclosed ($400.00 per booth): $ ______________
* The purpose of this deposit is to insure contract compliance. The deposit
Balance due (July 31, 2002): $ ______________ will be returned after trade show if all contract specifications are followed.
Past Trade Show Participants
Highland Tank Not Just Toys
Hunter Engineering Company Ocean Petroleum
Icas Computer Systems, Inc. Oregon Distributors
IMS Paar Melis & Associates PC
Innovative Security Systems, Inc. Part’s Distributors
Internal Revenue Service Parts Inc.
International Petroleum Corp. Parts Plus
JCV, Inc. Pepsi Bottling Group
Jack and Jill/Ice Cream Partners PetroConsulting, Inc.
Jerry’s Subs & Pizza Phillips 66
KASCO, Inc./BG Products Plymovent Corporation
KONI Precision CertiPro Warehouse
Kelly Benefit Strategies Priceline Gasoline Service
Kenyon Oil Company ProLease
Kimmel Tire Wholesale Quality Nozzle
Klein Candy Company Quality Promotions
Kratz – Castle Automotive QuesTech Financial
Products RCI By DMX Music
ACDelco Corporate Benefits Solutions, Inc. Kunkel Service Company RUS•Sanis•Arena
AIMS, Inc. Creative Ice Legg Mason Wood Walker RYKO Manufacturing Co.
ASE Credit Card Center MOSH Rair Systems East
AT Systems Crown Remanufacturing Inc. MTC Telecom, LLP Retriever Payment Systems
ATK Engines Delmarva Desserts MTD Services Robert Gordon Infrared Heating
ATM Express Dodson Insurance Group Mansfield Oil Company S & D Coffee
Access Cash International L.L.C. Dorman Products Mark One Premier Manufacturing SMO Motor Fuels
Air And Vac Service Inc. Dunbar Alarm Systems Maryland Automotive Equipment SSDA-AT Federal Pac
Air-Serv Mid-Atlantic EMAC Maryland Department of the Service Energy L.L.C.
AiroLife East Coast Chrome Plating Environment Shades Under the Sun, Inc.
Allied Capital Express East Penn Mfg. Co., Inc. Maryland Department of Signs By: Gulf Industries
Allstate Lien & Recovery Corp. Eastern Petroleum Corp. Transportation Snap-On/Sun Tech Systems
Arlington Armature Eby Brown Maryland Occupational Safety and Sprint Payphone Services, Inc.
Armor Safe Technologies Electronic Card Acceptance Corp. Health Administration Subway
Arvin Replacement Products Energy Star Small Business Maryland Public Payphone & ATM Success Systems, Inc.
Atlantic Distribution Environmental Alliance Enterprises, Inc. Sunoco, Inc.
Automotive Training Institute Euro Steam Merit/Goerlich’s Exhaust SuperGlass Windshield Repair
Benjamin F. Brown Insurance Ewing Oil Company, Inc. Mid-Atlantic Autec TECH International
Agency, Inc. Exide Battery Corp. The Mid-Atlantic Carwash Tastee Freez
Besche Oil Company Express Mart Franchising Corp. Association (MCA) TeleCheck Services, Inc.
BioClean W.R.S.S. of Maryland Mid-Atlantic Engines Inc. Ten Hoeve Bros.
Bosal Exhaust FFCA Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Properties, Tenneco Automotive
Brandywine Automotive Centers FMAC - Energy Finance Group LLC Terry’s Tire Town
Business Development Group The George Falter Co. Miller & Hartman Tilley Chemical Co., Inc.
Business Resources, Inc. Ferguson Corporation Mitchell Repair Information Co. Tosco Marketing Company
Butler Capital Financial Technologies. Inc. Mohawk Resources Total Convenience Marketing, Inc.
C-Buying Flannery & Associates Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Triple – C Wholesalers Inc.
CIT Fuelman Motiva Enterprises, LLC Tysons Automotive
Cadence Environmental Energy Full Throttle Sports Mottley Air Power Products/Bilstein R-2000 Engine
Inc. GE Capital Franchise Finance Myers Tire Supply Flush Systems
Capitol City Engines Getty Petroleum NDC/E Commerce U.S. Filter Recovery Services
Car Wash Solutions Glas-Weld Systems, Inc. National Sorbents, Inc. US Lubes LLC
Cardtronics Heafner American Nestle U.S.A. U.S. Restaurant Properties
Carroll Independent Fuel Herr Foods Inc. Newgate Marketing Co., Inc. United Wholesalers
Company Utica National Insurance Group
Central Insurance Agency Vehicle Cleaning Systems A
Century Distributors Division of Myco, Inc.
Century Small Business Solutions Vend Lease Company, Inc.
Challenger Lifts Verizon Public Communications
Checkcare Systems Mid-Atlantic Group
Chesapeake Environmental Vetronix
Classic Car Accessories WASHTECH
Coca-Cola Enterprises WMDA PAC Fund/Legal Fund
Commercial Capital Corporation Stan Wahler & Associates
Commercial – Money.com The Washington Post
The Community College of Wholesale Communications, Inc.
Baltimore County E.D. Wilt, Inc.
Compatible Software WURTH USA Northeast
Systems/Tawney & Davis, PC Wynn’s McClelland Dist. Company
Connolly Industries Zep Manufacturing Co.
Cooper-Booth Wholesales Co. Zion Bank
The Cope Co.
For more information, please call LaKisha Pindell at 301-390-0900 x 104