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Exhibit Information

AAPA 2016 Annual Convention and Expo

October 23-26, 2016

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA  70130

Hosted by the Port of New Orleans

  Exhibit Sales/Booking Information:

Ed O'Connell
AAPA Director Membership Services
(703) 706-4709

Jacqueline Hutman
Hutman Marketing Corp., AAPA Exhibit Services/Sales Director
(561) 333-4065

Exhibitor Information

The AAPA Annual Convention and Expo is recognized as the premier gathering of the seaport industry. If your customer targets include seaports, marine terminal operators, integrators, suppliers and other industry stakeholders, exhibiting at the American Association of Port Authorities Annual Convention will provide you direct access to the top decision makers--port commissioners and senior level port professional, integrator, supplier, and other stakeholder staff from throughout the Western Hemisphere. We understand that in today's competitive economic climate, strategic and cost-effective marketing has never been more necessary.  AAPA is here to guide you and insure your successful expo experience, from exhibit sales through to exhibit floor coordination.

The Annual Convention and Expo is AAPA's largest membership meeting of the year. Held every fall in a different port city, the Convention includes technical and policy committee meetings, business sessions and social events allowing port professionals and stakeholders in the marine transportation industry to exchange views and expand business contacts. The Expo is an integral part of the convention program providing opportunities for networking and exchange of ideas.

A late afternoon happy hour will be held in the exhibit hall.  During the business program on October 25-26, 2016, breakfasts, breaks, and 2 pre-luncheon networking events are all held in the AAPA Exhibit Hall.  Exhibitors are invited to attend, complimentary, the Convention Business Program as well as the evening events on October 23, 24 and 25.

Click here for the exhibit contract (includes two exhibitor badges).
Click here for exhibit hall floor plan.
Click here for registration form for extra exhibitors.
Click here for the exhibitor manual.
Click here for a list of previous annual convention exhibitors

Booth sizes and prices are:
____ 8' deep x 10' wide    $4,450
____ 8' deep x 20' wide    $8,300
____ 8' deep x 30' wide   $11,825
____ 8' deep x 40' wide   $15,000

Our Exhibit package includes:
-  Company ID sign
-  Two exhibition booth staff badges which provide access to Exhibit Hall and Business Program as well as the happy hour in the exhibit hall and the evening events on October 23, 24 and 25.  Additional exhibitor badges may be purchased.  Note: tickets may be purchased for lunches and the October 26 evening event which is not included in this exhibitor package.
-  6' skirted table, two chairs and wastepaper basket; Exhibit Hall is carpeted
-  75-word exhibitor profile in the Convention Program (profiles due 08/15/16)
-  Exhibitor listing on the AAPA Website

Exhibitor Registration

Please note that all exhibit booth staff will need to register on the official convention web site in order to receive badges.  You will need to use special “discount” codes provided by AAPA in order to register for the 2 complimentary badges.  If you have any trouble with exhibitor registration, please contact Shonna Wells at

Exhibitor Installation:
Monday, October 24, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Show hours (tentative)
Tuesday, October 25, 8:00 am-5:45 pm
Wednesday, October 26, 8:00-1:15 pm

Exhibitor Move-Out:
Wednesday, October 26, 1:15-3:00 pm

AAPA's Exhibit Services/Sales Management firm, Hutman Marketing Corp., is available to assist you should you require any help in your preparations, as well as on-site management.

Organizations exhibiting will include:

Accipiter Radar  
Acuity Brands Lighting
Adjusters International  
Astec Bulk  
AtHoc: A Division of Blackberry  
BASF Corporation     
Britespan Building Systems  
CADsoft Consulting  
Cavotec USA  
Corner Cast Construction Inc
Dewberry Engineers  
Federal Contracts 
Firetrace International    
Genessee & Wyoming  
Genesys Global 
GFC Crane Consultants 
Green Marine
Hall Engineering  
Hayward Baker 
J.D. Fields 
JLT Mobile Computers   
Klein Marine Systems, Inc.  
Lamar University   
Lanier & Associates 
Louisiana CAT  
LPI, Inc.   


MaintStar Asset Management      
McGriff, Seibels & Williams   
Metal Shark Boats 
Moffatt & Nichol  
Motor-Services Hugo Stamp, Inc.    
Musco Lighting   
New Paradigm Underwriters 
Orion Marine Group  
Pilemedic by Quakewrap  
Qualite Sports Lighting  
Ramboll ENVIRON  
Resolve Maritime Academy  
Seaports Media  
Sedcon Technologies  
Skyline Steel     
STAR Center   
Port of Stockton  
United Rentals 
U.S. Army Corps WCSC   
U.S. Maritime Administration 
VP Buildings    
Weeks Marine  
W.F. Baird & Associates Ltd.