- Category: News
- Published: Sunday, 14 February 2016 23:02
The EcoKnights Green Market is Back and Calling for Vendors!
Thank you to everyone who has contacted us for their participation in the Green Market!
After a tsunami of responses, we are now full and closed from further requests/submissions to join the Green Market. You have no idea how much it means to us to have this amount of support for the project. You may try your luck and hope that a vendor pulls out due to circumstances unfavourable to them but even then please do note that we have a waiting list and the immediate party on the list will be offered the spot.
Thank you again for your truly overwhelming support for our project. We wish you all the best and look forward to hopefully working with you in our other projects in the near-future.
The EcoKnights annual and flagship event, the Green Market is back in full swing for 2016 and is kicking off this March at MAP Publika. Held in conjunction with Publika’s MAPFest and Earth Month celebrations, the Green Market will take place from March 19th (same day as Earth Hour celebrations) till March 27th.
The two weekends Green Market will feature the country’s leading businesses, community groups and vendors covering a range of sustainability themes. The Green Market is a strong advocate for sustainable consumption and production, also known as responsible consumerism, part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
This year’s Green Market has a new partner and addition and will see the collaboration between Publika Mall, EcoKnights and our new friends at The Good Shop, a social enterprise that promotes products and services that make a positive social, cultural and environmental impact in Malaysia.
- More than 5,000 visitors projected over the 4 day Green Market
- More than 30 exhibitors showcasing the latest green products, services and sustainability-themed efforts
GREEN MARKET DATES
Weekend 1:Saturday & Sunday, 19th-20th March (10am – 9pm)
Weekend 2: Saturday & Sunday, 26th-27th March (10am – 9pm)
GREEN MARKET LOCATION
Red Zone, The Boulevard, Publika Mall.
The Green Market invites businesses, not-for-profit and charity businesses, community groups, food vendors and government exhibitors to be part of this effort.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
If you are interested in applying please fill out an expression of interest form, we will review your request and contact you shortly after. If you are accepted we will email you a link to an online application form which will capture greater details about your organization.
EcoKnights will review your application based on a set criteria with the aid of positive and negative screening tools, and input from community groups with the required authority.
Load in: 8am – 10am on both days
*Please be reminded that Publika runs their Sunday Wheelie activity every Sunday from 7am – 10am, vendors are advised to use alternate entrance to the Publika Mall on this particular day.
Pack down: 8pm onwards. Please be aware this will take some time to clear the site and coordinate the flow of traffic.
GREEN MARKET THEMES
Home building, design & fittings – Solar, water, architecture, furnishings and appliances.
Lifestyle – Fairtrade and organic clothing, chocolate, tea and coffee, healthy and sustainable diets, DIY repairs.
Bikes & Transport –Latest bikes and displays.
Gardening & food – Organic certified gardening products, recycled and reclaimed garden features and even a feature garden to sit in and listen to talks on gardening.
Feast Out – Featuring the most delicious selection of vegetarian and vegan, organic and local food and drink. The Green Market has everything from wholesome meals to delicious ice cream, organic coffee, tea and fruit juices.
Community groups & NGOs – All the leading advocacy groups working to make the world a better place. From international environmental and social NGOs to local community groups protecting endangered species and creating sustainable communities.
Syamim Asri, Green Market Coordinator
ph: (03) 7731 8361
GREEN MARKET FAQ
What are the Green Market dates?
19th & 20th March 2016 (Saturday & Sunday)
26th & 27th March 2016 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 10am – 9pm
How can I apply?
Complete an Expression of Interest Form. We will then review the EOI and send you a link to a full application if you have been accepted.
How much does it cost?
Booth space fee is RM100 per day and successful vendor must participate for four (4) days (19 – 20 March & 26 – 27 March). A security deposit of RM200 is required and full amount (RM600) will have to be banked in to EcoKnights once your application is approved.
* Failure to participate in all four days will result in security deposit not be refunded.
What is the selection process?
EcoKnights will review your application based on a set criteria, with the aid of positive and negative screening tools, and input from community groups with the required authority.
When do I have to pay by?
Payment is required once you have been accepted as a vendor. You will be notified of this upon acceptance and an invoice will be sent.
How long will the selection process take?
Please be patient and understand that we will try to process your application as soon as possible, but it may take some time.
When do I find out my site location?
Your site location will be made available to you when you get your ‘Green Market Information Kit’ in late February.
What does ‘Signage Name’ refer to?
‘Signage name’ is the name that will appear on the sign that will be displayed above your exhibit onsite during the Green Market event.
When do I set up my exhibit?
You will be given a ‘Green Market Information Kit’ in late February detailing what time to arrive on Saturday 19th.
How do I pack up at the end?
Detailed information on how to pack up will be supplied in the ‘Green Market Information Kit’.
What are the booths like?
All the booths are of the same size, about 8 feet X 8 feet and comes with one plug point. Each booth will be given a black table cloth and two chairs.
Do I need signage?
You will be provided with an exhibitor sign.
Will there be security onsite?
General security guards will patrol the Green Market site during the day and during the night. However we highly recommend not leaving expensive items in your space unattended.
Can I lock up my equipment?
No. Any equipment you leave onsite over night will remain in your booth with the entrance tied down. Publika security will patrol the mall site over night.
Can I hand out leaflets and signup people to lists?
Yes. However, you can only do this directly in front of your exhibitor site, otherwise you will be interfering with other exhibitors.
Can I bring my own furniture?
You are allowed to bring your set up equipment but must adhere to the rules and regulations from Publika, and most importantly to respect other vendor’s space and harmony.
Where can I park?
There is a car park available at Publika Mall.
Can I park an oversize vehicle?
When do I get my vehicle pass?
Vehicle pass is not required, you can park your vehicle inside Publika Mall. However, you may drop off your items at the drop off area