How large is the Trade Show Floor at AEC?
The AEC Trade Show Floor will be housed in Hall A and B1 at the San Diego Convention Center, which is approximately 120,000 square feet and will hold over 200 booths.
What are the Trade Show hours?
The Trade Show will be open on Thursday, December 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 3:15 – 5:00 p.m. and Friday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. and 2:45 – 4:30 p.m. Mandatory set-up is Wednesday, December 1 from 10:00 a.m.— 6:00 p.m.
What will attract attendees to the Trade Show Floor?
CSBA has blocked out dedicated Trade Show times from all other conference programming to give attendees the chance to maximize their conference experience and visit the Trade Show Floor. The CSBA Pavilion on the Trade Show Floor will house interactive displays of services and products, featuring key CSBA staff who can answer member questions. Additionally, there is a sponsor-hosted snack break that will attract attendees to the floor. Lastly, CSBA hosts general sessions which draw crowds of attendees that are then funneled to the Trade Show Floor for book signings and more.
Where do I go to register my booth staff?
Visit the exhibitor registration website to order badges from June 8, 2021 through November 23, 2021. After November 23, 2021, badges may be purchased on site at the San Diego Convention Center, at the Exhibitor Registration Desk. Please note: CSBA accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover with expiration dates after December 31, 2021.
How many exhibitor badges am I allowed?
Each exhibiting company is allotted three (3) complimentary exhibitor badges per 10′ x 10′ booth space and may purchase up to seven (7) more for $130 each.* Visit the exhibitor registration website to order badges.
*Exhibitor badge fees are subject to change.
How many repeat exhibitors will be at the Trade Show?
Nearly 75 percent of our Trade Show exhibitors re-book exhibit space with us from year to year. For exhibitors, the AEC Trade Show is a highly successful vehicle for reaching their targeted market. For attendees, this means they will always find something new and exciting on the Trade Show Floor.
Is the Trade Show Floor handicap accessible?
Yes, our Trade Show Floor is handicap accessible.
What exhibiting, sponsorship, and advertising opportunities are available?
I have ordered my booth/sponsorship. What do I do now?
Please refer to the exhibitor website for additional information, including the Exhibitor/Trade Show Timeline. Your booth is unfurnished, however furnishings and equipment are made available to you through Global Experience Specialists (GES), our show decorator, at discounted prices. The 2021 GES decorator kit will be available in August.
Can I order internet for my booth? Is furniture rental available?
Booth furnishings, equipment, and internet are made available through Global Experience Specialists (GES), our show decorator, at discounted prices. The 2021 GES decorator kit will be available in August. Wi-Fi pricing will be provided closer to the conference dates.
Do you offer lead retrieval services in the exhibit hall?
Do you provide an attendee list?
Yes—we will email the pre-conference attendee list to all exhibitors on November 1, 2021. A post-conference list will be emailed to exhibitors one week after AEC. The emails will be sent to the primary contact on file for your company.