Exhibitor Resources

General Service Contractor
Exhibitors can order furnishings, computers, electrical, audio visual equipment, and all other services from Freeman, the official general services contractor. The online portal and exhibitor kit will be available in Spring 2019.

Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC)
If you are using an EAC to setup or dismantle your booth, you must submit, on their behalf, their company’s proof of insurance and a completed form with their onsite information. The form will be available in Spring 2019.

Tips for getting the most out of APSA 2019:

  • Invite your target audience
    A common goal of exhibiting at APSA is to maintain relationships with current clients, partners, and peers in the discipline. Let them know you will be there and what you have to offer. Take this opportunity to set up in-person meetings in Washington, DC.
  • Publicize your presence in advance
    Use your website, newsletters, and social media accounts using the hashtag #APSA2019 to promote your participation. You can spread the word at other events and tell prospects and current customers why they should make an effort to see you in Washington, DC.
  • Plan to generate leads
    If you don’t want to deal with hundreds of business cards you’ll collect at your booth, we recommend ordering a lead retrieval system. This allows you to simply scan your visitors’ badges and follow up on leads efficiently. Information on this will be posted in Spring 2019.
  • Plan your time
    A company representative has to be there to greet browsers, engage them in conversation, and take their questions. If you can’t be there every minute the exhibit hall is open, you’ll need to have at least one other person to help staff your booth.
  • Have a follow-up plan
    Your post-meeting marketing and following up on all of the leads you took are the most important things to ensure a successful show and hit that ROI goal. Have a plan in place before you get to Washington, DC so you can act on it after.
  • Engage in social media
    Meeting attendees will be monitoring APSA’s Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn channels to learn about show updates and news before the event, and to look for pictures, videos and other information they might have missed after the event. Share your success with the online political science community.
  • Pull a crowd to your booth
    With 6,500+ attendees and the hall full of exhibitors, make sure you are well equipped to stand out in the crowd, drive traffic to your booth and attract attention to your brand. We offer a range of sponsorship and advertising opportunities at affordable prices to help you meet your marketing goals.

Have questions or need assistance? Contact development@apsanet.org.