FAQ

TKI / FNBA INVITATIONAL SHOWS

No. This show is by invitation only exclusively by R1 Promotions. The format of these invitational shows is designed to maximize the exposure and success of every knife maker that is invited while presenting attendees an opportunity to obtain some of the finest pieces the makers have to offer via lottery/auction.
Invitational show Exhibitors and their guest receive complimentary food and drinks at the Maker’s Luncheon, Exhibitor table, 2 chairs, soft knife display mattes, acrylic covers (must request in advance, supplies limited), open bid auction sheets, info cards for each knife for model name and pricing, closed bid boxes (if necessary), closed bid cards (if necessary), and maker sign with dedicated auction end time.
Invitational knife makers are asked to bring a minimum of one open-bid knife and one lottery knife. For makers that will bring more than the minimum, the ratio of lottery knives to auction knives must maintain a minimum of 1:1. For example, you cannot bring 2 auction knives, but only one knife for lottery. On the other hand, it is OK to bring 2 lottery knives and only one auction knife. With our anticipated turnout for the event, we strongly suggest a maker bring one open-bid and at least two lottery knives. Multiple open and closed bid auctions are acceptable, as long as the ratio to lottery knives is met.
Once R1 Promotions has announced that a maker has been invited to exhibit at one of our invitational shows, then it is strongly encouraged that makers also make an announcement to their followers as well as post any work in progress and completed knives for the show on all social media platforms with the shows’ dedicated hashtag and tagging R1 Promotions’ account.
No. The attendees have taken the time and expense to attend the show whereas individuals not at the show have an unfair advantage of simply communicating digitally at the opportunity to obtain knives from the invited makers. To keep the long-term integrity of these shows, online bidding is prohibited.
Unless a knife is deemed a “defect” and has a critical flaw, all sales are final. This is the standard policy of the show, but any specific policy made exclusively by a maker supersedes our policy, so attendees are encouraged to ask the specific makers if they have any return policy in place. R1 Promotions is not responsible for the reimbursement of any knives sold at the show.
R1 Promotions invitational shows have a unique method of streamlining the lottery process. All attendees will have a unique collector number on the back of their badge. Inside the show, there will be a designated platform with a TV monitor displaying the drawings in real time. The numbers are drawn according to the number of attendees in the room. These winning numbers are written in a 1st to 5th place order on a card. The cards are then placed inside sealed envelopes. Once enough numbers are drawn so that every lottery knife in the room has a card, the basket of sealed envelopes will then be distributed around the room to all the makers. Each maker will select a sealed envelope from the basket and place it in front of every lottery knife on their table. Once all the envelopes are distributed to all the knives in the room, an announcement will be made to open the envelopes showing the winners. 1st through 5th place will have a set amount of time to make their purchase. Representatives of the show will be in place around the room confirming that the attendee purchasing the knife is in fact the correct person with the correct badge number purchasing the correct knife, at the correct time, from the correct maker.
No. There is no obligation to purchase any knife sold via lottery. If a person declines to purchase or fails to claim a knife during their allotted time, then the next winner will have the opportunity to purchase the knife in their designated allotted time. If there are no buyers after 5th place, the maker can sell the knife to whoever they wish that is in attendance at the show.
Yes! All invitational makers will have a dedicated open bid auction end time. Each maker can have multiple open bid knives, but only one auction end time. It is the makers responsibility to keep track of their own auctions.
Yes. Each open-bid auction has a 5 minute anti-snipe rule. This means that any bid placed within the final 5 minutes of the makers auction end time results in an addition of 5 minutes to the auction end time.
The Makers’ Luncheon takes place inside the show ballroom several hours before the show opens to the attendees. This gives each invited maker and their guest an opportunity to break bread with fellow makers, pick up their badges, and setup their table for the show.
Makers and their guest can pick up their badge during the Makers’ Luncheon.
Badges are not replaceable under any circumstances. If your badge is lost, stolen, or damaged beyond recognition, then you must purchase a new badge.
We recommend you stay at the hotel that the show is being held at not only for the discounted room block rate, but also the convenience of being close to the show.
Per our agreement with the hotel venue that is hosting our event, outside food/alcohol is not permitted. If there is a particular food that is medically/religiously/ideologically necessary, then exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. For any questions or concerns, please contact info@r1promotions.com prior to the event.
Exhibitors are asked to stay for the entire show and begin packing up no earlier than when the show ends to pubic access.
Firearms are prohibited at all R1 Promotions events, including the general hotel area where the shows are being held. Under no circumstances will guns be allowed on premises regardless if you have a CCW permit.
Yes, insurance is required. R1 Promotions is not liable for any injuries or death that takes place at an Exhibitor’s table or immediate surroundings. R1 Promotions is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged merchandise during the entire duration of the show. This includes all hours after the show is concluded to public access.
Tables purchased for any R1 Promotions shows are non-refundable. A credit can be applied (less a 25% service charge) to the same show that takes place the following year only.

LVCKS/CCKS SHOWS

If you are a knife or EDC tool maker or manufacturer, you can reserve a table by click here or clicking “Reserve table” in the header menu at R1Promotions.com/exhibitor.
Once your order is placed, a representative from R1 Promotions will reach out to confirm your reservation. R1 Promotions reserves the right to refuse a table to anyone. R1 Promotions does not need to provide an explanation as to why the reservation was cancelled. If your reservation is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.
Table sharing is prohibited. One maker/company per table.
Show Exhibitors receive an Exhibitor table, 2 chairs, and 2 complimentary Exhibitor badges.
Our website will automatically generate a Table Balance invoice 60 days after the deposit is made and will send it to the email associated to the original deposit order. If you wish to pay the balance sooner than 60 days, you can send an email info@r1promotions.com.
We encourage any exhibitor who sees an individual selling product out of their bag or while loitering the show area to immediately contact an onsite R1 Promotions representative to have the person removed from the show immediately. “Brownbagging”/ selling product without having a paid exhibitor table is grounds for immediate removal from the show.
No. Once you are confirmed a table space, your email confirmation of your order is all you need. Once you arrive to the show, head over to the registration desk in front of the show ballroom and provide a copy of the order confirmation (either paper or on a mobile device) and a form of ID and a R1 Promotions representative will help you.
Banners can be used in front of the Exhibitor table. Self-standing or wall hanging banners can only be used by Exhibitors who have reserved a Wall Table Exhibitor Table.
Each table receives two complimentary Exhibitor Badges. Additional badges (limit 2) can be purchased either through our website, or at the show.
Exhibitor setup begins Saturday morning of the show starting at 8:00AM
Yes. We have a hired security personnel that will monitor all show entrance/exits along with the show grounds. This does not 100% guarantee security of your merchandise. We strongly suggest that valuable items be taken with the Exhibitor at the conclusion of the first day of the show. Exhibitors that leave any merchandise at their table do so at their own risk. R1 Promotions is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged merchandise during the entire duration of the show. This includes all hours after the show is concluded to public access.
Badges are not replaceable under any circumstances. If your badge is lost, stolen, or damaged beyond recognition, then you must purchase a new badge to enter the show.
We recommend you stay at the hotel that the show is being held at not only for the discounted room block rate, but also the convenience of being close to the show.
Yes. All badges must have an individual’s name on it.
Exhibitors are asked to stay for the entire show and begin packing up no earlier than when the show ends to pubic access.
Firearms are prohibited at all R1 Promotions events, including the general hotel area where the shows are being held. Under no circumstances will guns be allowed on premises regardless if you have a CCW permit.
Exhibitors are asked to stay for the entire show and begin packing up no earlier than when the show ends to pubic access.
Yes, insurance is required. R1 Promotions is not liable for any injuries or death that takes place at an Exhibitor’s table or immediate surroundings. R1 Promotions is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged merchandise during the entire duration of the show. This includes all hours after the show is concluded to public access.
Tables purchased for any R1 Promotions shows are non-refundable. A credit can be applied (less a 25% service charge) to the same show that takes place the following year only.