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Exhibit Information

AAPA 2017 Annual Convention and Expo

October 1-4, 2017

Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center

Hosted by the Port of Long Beach

   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 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.

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

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

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. 

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 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.

Exhibitors will include:

Advanced Environmental Group, LLC.  
Anchor QEA, LLC  
Baumer Group   
Bright Light Systems, Inc.
Britespan Building Systems Inc.
Burns & McDonnell  
Carer Electronic Forklift Solutions    
Cavotec USA, Inc.   
Dewberry Engineers, Inc.  
Dome Technology  
EnSafe Inc.  
ESL Power Systems, Inc.  
Firetrace International 
Green Marine  
Hall Engineering  
Hatch Associates Consultants, Inc
Hayward Baker, Inc.     
Klein Marine Systems, Inc
LIUNA Local 1309  
Lamar University  
Long Beach Airport    
Port of Long Beach  
LPI, Inc.  


Marine Fenders International, Inc
McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc
Metal Shark Boats  
Moffatt & Nichol  
Mott MacDonald 
Motor-Services Hugo Stamp, Inc.  
Naylor/Seaports Media  
Pilemedic by Quakewrap  
Qualite Sports Lighting, LLC   
Rajant Corporation  
Ramboll Environ  
Saab Technologies, Ltd.    
SedCon Technologies, Inc.  
Skyline Steel 
STAR Center
Port of Stockton 
Terracon Consultants  
Toplift North America   
Troy & Banks, Inc.   
U.S. Maritime Administration 
Port of Valparaiso  
Weeks Marine Inc
W.F. Baird & Associates Ltd.