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Exhibit Hall at The National

Join us for The National in 2024, August 8–11 at the Washington, DC, Convention Center. You won't want to miss this 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. Heighten your visibility through our dynamic exhibiting, sponsorship, and branding opportunities. Grant opportunities are also available. Download the prospectus for full details. 

Make plans now to participate in the must-attend meeting for every podiatrist. 

Booths are sold in 10' x 10' units unless otherwise noted on the floorplan. Booth supplies (furnishings, electricity, etc.) are not included. See Booths: What's Included section below for details. 

  • Aisle Standard: $3,205
  • Aisle Premium: $3,325
  • Corner Standard: 3,440
  • Corner Premium: $4,100

There are two ways to purchase a booth:

Note: ACH payment details are available upon request. Contact thenational@apma.org.  

Important Links 

Access these links for the following information:

Frequently Asked Questions

Exhibit Hall Schedule

Booths: What's Included

Liability Insurance

Hotel Information

Marketing Opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my booth furnished?
The booth comes equipped with piping, drape, and an identification sign. The booth fee does not include table, chairs, or any other furnishings. All booth floors must be finished (carpet, etc.). Booth supplies can be ordered at the Expresso by GES site. The link will be available in the "Booths What's Included" section below in May 2024. 

Can I get attendee data?
All exhibitors may order one complimentary set of data (Excel file). Details will be provided in the booth confirmation notice.

Can I send an email to attendees?
APMA does not sell email addresses. Exhibitors and sponsors may send an email to attendees via APMA's approved distributor. Details will be provided in the booth confirmation notice.  

How can I advertise my participation in The National?

Visit the media kit for complete details about advertising in the meeting newspaper, the meeting app, or any of APMA’s print and digital publications.

How can I order badges?
Order badges for your booth personnel by accessing your exhibitor record. The log-in details will be provided when you register. 

The badge quantity included in your booth fee is based on your booth size:

100 sq. ft: up to three badges
200 – 300 sq. ft: up to five badges
400 sq. ft: up to eight badges

Additional badges may be purchased on-site at a cost of $75 ea.

How can I order lead retrieval equipment?
Lead retrieval services are available through American Tradeshow Services (ATS). Complete details and order information will be provided in the booth confirmation notice.

Additional questions? Contact the exhibit hall manager.

Exhibit Hall Schedule

Set Up 
Wednesday, August 7
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Thursday, August 8
8 a.m.–Noon

Hall Open
Thursday, August 8
4–6 p.m. (Grand Opening and Reception)

Friday, August 9
9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Saturday, August 10
9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Dismantle
Saturday, August 10
2:30–6 p.m.

Exhibitors are required to staff their booths in accordance with the hall schedule. Exhibitors that dismantle or begin to dismantle prior to 2:30 p.m. will be subject to an early-dismantle penalty of $500. Subsequent booth requests will not be accepted until the fine is paid.

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 APMA Engage app
  • Company name and booth number in meeting newspaper, The National Today (subject to publication deadlines)
  • Complimentary registration and badges for booth personnel, based on booth size:
    • 100 sq. ft: up to three badges
    • 200 – 300 sq. ft: up to five badges
    • 400 sq. ft: up to eight badges
  • One complimentary set of pre- or post-meeting registrant data (Excel file)
  • Complimentary lunch and refreshment breaks in exhibit hall, based on booth size:
    • 100 sq. ft: four tickets (two per lunch break)
    • 200 – 300 sq. ft: eight tickets (four per lunch break)
    • 400 sq. ft: sixteen tickets (eight per lunch break)
  • Complimentary basic ad in the APMA Buyers' Guide

All booth supplies (table, chairs, electricity, etc.), can be ordered at the Expresso by GES website. The link will be available in May 2024.

Liability Insurance

All exhibitors must supply a certificate of liability insurance (COI) no later than June 28, 2024. 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 August 7–10, 2024.

Your certificate must list APMA, 11400 Rockville Pike, Suite 220, Rockville, MD, 20852 as the certificate holder.

The additional insureds must read as follows:
• American Podiatric Medical Association, its trustees, directors, officers and employees
• Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Allen Y. Lew Pl., NW, Washington, DC 20001
• 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 Rainprotection to serve as its insurance management company. In addition to being able to provide exhibitors with insurance, Rainprotection will also collect and verify that all COI's, regardless of insurer, are verified for compliance. Submit your show-compliant COI to sales@rainprotection.net.  

If you do not have insurance, or prefer not to use your own, you may purchase show-compliant insurance through Rainprotection. Pricing begins at $94 and may slightly increase based on your company's location. Full details are available here

Hotel Information

Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Exhibitors and sponsors who need hotel accommodations must book in the official APMA room block at the Marriott Marquis. Any exhibitor or sponsor who violates this requirement will be automatically charged a fee of $300.

The property is connected to the Washington, DC, Convention Center, allowing you to get to the meeting space while avoiding DC’s August humidity. APMA has negotiated a special attendee rate of $259/night (up to double occupancy plus tax, currently 15.95 percent). To take advantage of this discounted price, book now: https://book.passkey.com/e/50731549

Please be advised that the only way to book a room at the host hotel 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

You can optimize your exposure before, during, and after the meeting. Options include:

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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