Exhibitor registration for the APMA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) is now open. The city often referred to as the Cradle of Liberty—Boston—will host The National at the Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, July 23–26. The exhibit hall will be open July 23–25.
The National is one of the world’s largest gatherings for podiatric physicians and surgeons. It features scientific and practice management content encompassing virtually all aspects of foot and ankle care, and has become recognized as the podiatric medical profession’s premier event for continuing medical education.
Your participation as an exhibitor allows you to join the myriad of companies that showcase the latest technology, products, and services in the exhibit hall. You’ll interact face-to-face with an audience that has purchasing power, plus unparalleled authority and reach among patients.
To view the exhibit hall floor plan, and get complete details about exhibiting (and sponsorship), download the prospectus.
Access these links for the following information:
January 10, 2020: Deadline for early-bird discount. All booth rates increase by 10 percent after the deadline.
June 19, 2020: Deadline for submission of certificate of liability insurance and badge names, and payment of booth balance.
Where is the main entrance for the exhibit hall?
The exhibit hall floor plan is available on p. 14 of the prospectus. The hall is made up of two components: Hall C (left half of floor plan) and Hall D (right half of floor plan). Both halls have their own points of entry/exit, but attendees can navigate between the two without exiting either. Attendees headed to the hall will approach from the left.
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 site. A link to the site will be posted on this page in April 2020. Booth supply discounts will be available through Monday, June 29.
Can I get attendee data?
All exhibitors may order one complimentary set of data (labels or an Excel file). The data will be available June 22, 2020. The order form can be accessed through the exhibitor portal. Log-in details are provided in your booth confirmation notice.
Can I send an email to attendees?
Exhibitors and sponsors may send an email to attendees during the period June 22–July 31, 2020. 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. The order form can be accessed through the exhibitor portal. Log-in details are provided in your booth confirmation notice.
Is there Wi-Fi in the exhibit hall?
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the convention center.
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 are provided in your booth confirmation notice.
How can I order lead retrieval equipment?
ExpoLogic is the official provider of lead retrieval services. Complete details and order information are available at the Expresso by GES site. A link to the site will be posted on this page in April 2020.
Additional questions? Contact the exhibit hall manager.
Tuesday, July 21 (20 x 20 only)
Wednesday, July 22 (all)
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m
Thursday, July 23
No exhibitors will be allowed to remain in the hall after 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 23. Exhibitors may enter the hall 30 minutes prior to its grand opening on Thursday.
Thursday, July 23
Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25
9:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 25
Booths are sold in 10' x 10' units and range in price from $2,650 to $3,400 through January 10, 2020. All rates increase by 10 percent after that date.
The booth fee includes the following:
Booth supplies such as furnishings, electricity, etc. can be ordered at the Expresso by GES site. A link for the site will be posted on this page in April 2020. Booth supply discounts will be available through Monday, June 29.
All exhibitors must supply a certificate of liability insurance (COI) no later than Friday, June 19, 2020. 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 occurence and $2,000,000 aggregate. This insurance must be in force during the lease dates of the event, July 21–27, 2020.
Your certificate must list APMA, 9312 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD, as the certificate holder.
The additional insureds must read as follows:
If the state in which you are domiciled requires you to carry Workers Compensation insurance, you must provide verification of that coverage.
APMA has requested that Rainprotection serve as its insurance management company, and you can include the cost of the company's compliant coverage with your booth space fee when you purchase your booth. The additional cost is just $84. Once it is purchased, you will no longer have to submit proof of show-compliant insurance. Additional details are available here.
Rainprotection is also collecting and verifying that all insurance certificates, regardless of the insurer, are verified for compliance. If you have your own insurance, you must submit documentation to email@example.com.
APMA has room blocks at the following hotels: Sheraton Boston Hotel, and Boston Marriott Copley Place.Visit the meeting homepage in February 2020 for full details, and to make your housing arrangements.
You should only use the information provided by APMA for your hotel arrangements. Booking through any other source may result in significant personal inconvenience and financial loss.
Optimize your exposure during and after the meeting.
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.
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