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The National - Exhibits



Exhibit Hall at The National

The National is headed to Opryland! Join APMA in Nashville, TN, July 13–16 at the elegant Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center for The National 2023—a four-day celebration of the podiatric community. It offers attendees a powerhouse program featuring a variety of learning opportunities throughout the meeting.

At The National, you’ll meet face-to-face with decision makers who have buying power. The meeting is your opportunity to showcase the products and services podiatrists need to improve practice efficiency and patient care. There are two ways to participate:

  • Exhibiting (register by January 13, 2023 for the discounted, early-bird rate)
  • Sponsorship (grant opportunities are also available)

As an exhibitor, you'll connect with thought leaders and reinforce your brand influence in the podiatric medical community, plus you'll enjoy: 

  • Unopposed hall hours every day
  • Free attendee data
  • Free registration and badges for your booth personnel (based on booth size)
  • Free lunch and refreshment breaks with attendees
  • Recognition through print and digital materials
  • Exciting and budget-friendly marketing opportunities

As a sponsor, you'll receive heightened visibility at the meeting and throughout the year with complimentary corporate membership. 

Make plans now to participate in the must-attend meeting for every podiatrist. Download the prospectus for more details on sponsorship, grant and exhibition details. View the floorplan and request your booth today!

Booth Rates

Enjoy these discounted, early-bird rates if you purchase by January 13, 2023. All rates increase after January 13.

Booth type: 

10' x 10': $2,915 to $3,740 (varies based on booth location)

20' x 20': $10,560

Some sponsorships include discounted or complimentary booth space. View the prospectus for full details about sponsorship opportunities. 

Important Links 

Access these links for the following information:

Floorplan and Booth Space Application PDF 

Important Deadlines for Exhibitors

Frequently Asked Questions

Exhibit Hall Schedule

Booths: What's Included

Liability Insurance

Hotel Information

Marketing Opportunities

Important Deadlines for Exhibitors

January 13, 2023: Last date to purchase booth space at the discounted, early-bird rate.

May 12, 2023: Booth balance due.

June 9, 2023: Deadline to submit certificate of liability insurance.

June 16, 2023: Last day to submit booth personnel names. Badges for booth personnel can only be requested on-site after the deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my booth furnished?
The booth comes equipped with piping, drape, and an identification sign. All booth supplies can be ordered at the Expresso by GES website (available May 2023).

Can I get attendee data?
All exhibitors may order one complimentary set of data (Excel file). The data will be available June 19, 2023. 

Can I send an email to attendees?
Exhibitors and sponsors may send an email to attendees during the period June 12–July 21, 2023. The fee is $400/message ($300/message for corporate partners). APMA does not sell email addresses. Your promotional email is delivered on your behalf by APMA’s service provider. 

How much does it cost to advertise in the meeting program book?
Ad space in the program book is a benefit available to meeting sponsors only. It is not sold. Details about sponsorship (and grant) opportunities are available in the prospectus.

Complete details about advertising in the meeting newspaper, the meeting app, or any of APMA’s print and digital publications are available here.

How can I order badges?
Use the exhibitor portal to access your account, where you can add the names of your booth staff. The log-in details will be provided when you register. The deadline to request badges is June 16, 2023. Badges can only be requested on site after that date.

How can I order lead retrieval equipment?
Lead retrieval services are available through American Tradeshow Services (ATS). Complete details and order information are available at the Expresso by GES site (available May 2023).

Additional questions? Contact the exhibit hall manager.

Exhibit Hall Schedule

Set Up

Wednesday, July 12
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Thursday, July 13
8 a.m.–Noon

Hall Open

Thursday, July 13
4–6 p.m. (Grand Opening and Reception)

Friday, July 14
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday, July 15
9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Dismantle

Saturday, July 15
2–6 p.m.

Booths: What's Included

The booth fee includes the following:

  • Booth structure: piping, drape, and company identification sign (excludes island booths)
  • Company name, booth number, description and link on APMA website
  • Company name, booth number, description and link in meeting app
  • Company name and booth number in meeting meeting newspaper (subject to publication deadlines)
  • Complimentary registration and badges for booth personnel (based on booth size)
  • One complimentary set of pre- or post-meeting registrant data (Excel file)
  • Complimentary lunch and refreshment breaks in exhibit hall
  • Complimentary basic ad in the APMA Buyers' Guide

All booth supplies (furnishings, electricity, etc.), can be ordered at the Expresso by GES website (available May 2023). Shipping details are also available at the website.

Liability Insurance

All exhibitors must supply a certificate of liability insurance (COI) no later than Friday, June 9, 2023. There are no exceptions. Exhibit hall access will not be granted to any company that does not provide a COI that meets show requirements.

You must carry general liability coverage from an insurance company in good standing with minimum policy limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate. This insurance must be in force during the lease dates of the event, July 11–15, 2023.

Your certificate must list APMA, 9312 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD, as the certificate holder.

The additional insureds must read as follows:

  • American Podiatric Medical Association, its trustees, directors, officers and employees
  • Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
  • GES, 7000 Lindell Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89118

Proof of Workers Compensation insurance must be provided if it is required by your state.

APMA has requested that Rainprotection serve as its insurance management company. In addition to being able to provide exhibitors with insurance, Rainprotection is also collecting and verifying that all COIs, regardless of insurer, are verified for compliance. If you have your own insurance, please submit a copy to sales@rainprotection.net. If you need coverage, you may purchase fully compliant coverage from Rainprotection for just $94. Complete details are available here.

Hotel Information

Complete details for securing reservations at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center will be available on the meeting information page in January 2023.  

APMA contracts with hotels to ensure adequate sleeping rooms to support the APMA Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) and to keep costs manageable for meeting attendees. This helps attract the target audience that is central to a successful exhibit hall and education program. Built into APMA hotel contracts are minimum numbers of prime, competitively priced sleeping rooms that must be sold in the APMA block or APMA will face attrition fees. Exhibitors and sponsors who need hotel accommodations must book in the official APMA room block. Any exhibitor or sponsor who violates this requirement will be automatically charged a fee of $300 and, in APMA’s discretion, may be subject to forfeiture of exhibit space or sponsorship and/or prohibited from participating in future APMA conferences or events. Please be advised that the only way to book a room at one of the APMA host hotels for The National is through the information provided by APMA. For your own protection, do not make reservations through any other housing provider or travel company. Reservations made other than through the information provided by APMA will be at your own risk. If you have been contacted by another company purporting to represent one of our  host hotels or APMA, please report them at 301-581-9200 or thenational@apma.org

Marketing Opportunities

Optimize your exposure before, during, and after the meeting.

  • Become a meeting sponsor. Download the prospectus for details.
  • Advertise in the meeting newspaper, The National Today, the meeting app, or other meeting-specific materials. Advertising opportunities are also available in additional print and digital media. Get complete advertising information here.
  • Looking for convention center branding opportunities? Contact the exhibit hall manager
  • Send a digital promotion to meeting attendees. Contact the exhibit hall manager for details.
  • Order your complimentary set of pre- or post-meeting registrant data to contact attendees before or after the meeting. Contact the exhibit hall manager.

About APMA

APMA's membership consists of the majority of podiatrists in the US (over 80 percent). We are proud to count over 200 companies as our collaborators in any given year across all programs. Like you, these companies recognize APMA’s value in building brand awareness across the entire membership of the organization, and they embrace APMA’s mission to advance and advocate for the specialty of podiatric medicine and surgery for the benefit of its members and the health of the public.

APMA provides you with numerous opportunities that will surely complement your marketing activity and provide increased exposure to your current and potential customers. Read more about corporate partnership opportunities.

Questions? Contact thenational@apma.org.

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