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 on Monday. During the 2-day business program on October 3-4, 2017, breakfasts, breaks, and 2 pre-luncheon networking events are all held in the AAPA Exhibit Hall. Exhibitors are invited to attend the Convention Business Program and the Sunday and Tuesday evening events.
Rates for exhibit booths are: ____ 8' deep x 10' wide $4,595 ____ 8' deep x 20' wide $8,500 ____ 8' deep x 30' wide $12,250 ____ 8' deep x 40' wide $15,750
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 one evening event. Additional exhibitor badges may be purchased for $500 each. Note: tickets may be purchased for lunches and evening events not included in this exhibitor package. - 6' skirted table, two chairs and wastepaper basket (note: the exhibit hall is not carpeted) - 75-word exhibitor profile in the Convention Program (profiles due 08/15/17) - Exhibitor listing on the AAPA Website
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.
Exhibitor Installation: Sunday, October 1, 2017: 1:00-4:00 pm Monday, October 2, 2017: 10:00 am-2:30 pm. All exhibits must be set-up by 3:00 pm. Show hours: Monday, October 2: 5:00-6:30 pm Tuesday, October 3: 8:00 am-5:00 pm Wednesday, October 4: 8:00 am-1:15 pm
Exhibitor Move-Out: Wednesday, October 4: 2:05-3:45 pm. All exhibits must be moved out by 3:45 pm.
Official Drape/Rail contractor: Veal Convention Services Contact: Katie Clements -- e-mail Katie@vealco.com or call (205) 328-1010.
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.