Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common questions about SMC
Can I book tickets online?
Yes you can. We plan to start selling tickets late summer 2021 or earlier if possible.
Will SMC continue after the World Model Expo in 2022
We get this question a lot actually and the answer is simple: Yes, SMC will continue after 2022
For obvious reasons we will skip one year, in 2022 as there is no point in having two large events in the same location less than three months apart.
SMC is always held in the third weekend of October, also after 2022.
Can I enter my contest models for SMC 2021 also in the WME 2022 contest?
Yes, you can.
SMC and WME are two totally different events, so you can enter your newest stuff at SMC in 2021 and you can enter the same models in the World Expo comp. in 2022
Can I book a hotel room already?
No you cannot yet. Please wait for the official announcements and we will keep you posted via the SMC News desk messages. (see main menu)
Can you book me a room?
No, never. Please o to the hotel reservations page on this website once it’s up and running and reservations are open.
Can I book a vendor stand?
Not at the moment. Vendors who booked and paid for their stands for the WME, that is now postponed twice due to the Corona pandemic, have been asked if they want to shift their stand to SMC 2021. Only when space is available we will open stand registrations for SMC 2021 again.
“New” vendors, a.k.a. those interested and haven’t been trading at SMC during the recent edition or haven’t been trading at SMC before at all, please go to the landing page of our website and scroll down to the bottom of the page. There you’ll find a link to sign up to the “new vendors” list. You can still sign up for the waiting list. More info can be found there.
Is there a hotel near the show?
Yes, under the same roof actually. We will have a special page on this website available to book your rooms at the hotel of the venue.
Are there more hotels in the area?
Of course, we will also publish an elaborate list of other hotels in Eindhoven and surrounding area on the hotel reservation page of this website in the first quarter of 2021.
Can I book our club stand?
No, club stands are available by invititation only. Not because we are playing hard to get, but due to limited available space we have to make choices. You can alwaysdrop us a line if you want a club stand and if you think that your club stand has something extra to offer to our visitors: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I get cash from an ATM at the show, venue or hotel?
No. NH Eindhoven does not have a ATM. There is one at 15 minutes walking distance.
Why don’t you arrange for an ATM machine at the show?
Trust us, we’ve tried every option and for the duration of our event we haven’t found possibilities. It’s 100% up to NH to decide whether they place an ATM. We keep pushing them, but we don’t own the venue.
All SMC vendors are asked whether they also accept e-payments of any kind and we will indicate those who do on the floor plan in due time.
Can I pay by card at the show?
Yes, although limited to debit cards only.
The entrance fee can be paid with debit cards at two of the three ticket counters at the main entrance and also at the entrance through the hotel. We also take card payments at the tombola stand. We are not allowed to handle credit card payments or provide you with cash. It’s the law, not ill will.
Why can't you make everybody happy?
Beacuse we are not a pizza and we cannot do magic, but we’re stupid enough to give it a try anyway.