Exhibitor Opportunities

The following opportunities are limited to exhibiting organizations only:

Premium Items Sponsorship Opportunities
Special Events Sponsorship Opportunities
Print and Electronic Media Sponsorship Opportunities

Premium Items Sponsorship Opportunities 


 
Aisle Signs 
For the exclusive sponsorship, have your company’s name and logo prominently displayed on the aisle signs in the exhibit hall. Each aisle sign can be sold individually.

SOLD: Thank you to Pratt & Whitney 
Attendee Bags
Featuring your company logo with the conference logo. Production costs are included.

SOLD: Thank you Team T-100
Attendee Portfolios
Featuring your company logo and the conference logo. Production costs are included.

Call for pricing
Conference Registration Sponsor
Your company will be recognized as the online conference registration and on-site registration sponsor.

 Call for pricing
Daily Agenda Station
For the exclusive sponsorship, have your company’s name and logo prominently displayed on the daily agenda station.

 Call for pricing
Escalator Wraps 
Spotlight your company with this sponsorship. Grab the attendee’s attention as they enter and exit the exhibit hall. Sponsorship includes production and installation. 

 SOLD: Thank you to Airbus
Event Charging Stations
(Limited to five sponsors)

Event Charging Stations provide attendees with a convenient way to charge their mobile devices without leaving the conference area or show floor and give you, the sponsor, a creative way to capture the attendee’s attention. Each kiosk has 16 charging tips for the most popular cell phones and portable devices including iPhone, Android, Blackberry and iPads too! The LCD monitor provides the opportunity for customized content and the billboard areas are highly visible for branding sponsorships. 

 Call for pricing
Exhibit Guide
This stand-alone piece will provide the sponsor with a full page in the exhibit guide. Production costs are included.

 Call for pricing
Exhibit Hall Banners
Spotlight your company with this sponsorship in the exhibit hall, with a 15’ x 15’ banner. The cost includes production and installation. 

 Call for pricing
Floor Graphics
Direct the attendees to your booth with this creative sponsorship. Sponsorship does not include production of graphics or installation.

 Call for pricing
Hotel Atrium Banner 
Spotlight your company with this sponsorship during the technology exposition. Sponsorship includes allowance for basic installation.

 SOLD: Thank you to Northrop Grumman 
Hotel Room Keys
With your company’s name, logo and corporate message along with the AFA logo and the conference logo. Sponsor is responsible for all costs associated with the production of the keys and any fees charged by the Gaylord National Resort for the use of the keys.

 SOLD: Thank you to Lockheed Martin
Lanyards 
Featuring your company logo and the AFA logo. Production costs are included.

 SOLD: Thank you to IBM
Note Pads & Pens
Sponsor to provide the suggested quantity of pads with your logo, the AFA logo, and the conference logo. Sponsor may provide pens with your logo as well. Sponsor is responsible for production, cost of production, and delivery of pads (and pens) to AFA by the specified deadline.

 Call for pricing
Outstanding Airmen of the Year Lifetime AFA Memberships 
Sponsor to underwrite an AFA Lifetime Membership for each of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year.

 SOLD: Thank you to Lockheed Martin
Outstanding Airmen of the Year Activities 
Sponsorship underwrites AFA sponsored activities occurring during the Outstanding Airmen of the Year (OAY) Program. Sponsor to be recognized at the OAY dinner from the podium, on signage posted throughout conference, in the OAY hospitality suite, and in the OAY dinner program. This sponsor will also receive one table (6 seats) at the OAY dinner. Sponsor may address the 12 Outstanding Airmen during one of their private gatherings. Sponsor may provide cups and/or napkins with your company logo for the OAY hospitality suite.

 SOLD: Thank you to Lockheed Martin 
Parking Garage Banner
Spotlight your company with this sponsorship as attendees arrive at the conference. Sponsor is responsible for production, cost of production, and delivery and installation of the parking garage banner to AFA by the specified deadline.

 Call for pricing
Press Room 
Sponsor may provide cups and/or napkins with your company logo and will be recognized by name and logo on signage inside and outside the room.

 SOLD: Thank you to Aurora Flight Sciences
Shuttle Buses 
Attendees who ride the AFA shuttle buses will see your company name but so will untold numbers of others at the pickup points that include the Pentagon, JB Anacostia-Bolling, and JB Andrews. Your sponsorship includes having your company logo on signage on buses. In addition your company logo will be featured on bus schedule signage posted at bus pickup points and at the Gaylord. We will also display your company logo on the transportation desk at the hotel. Custom graphics package upgrade available.

 Call for pricing
Speaker Ready Room
Sponsor may provide cups and napkins with your company logo.

 Call for pricing
West Atrium Banner 
Spotlight your company with this sponsorship during the technology exposition. Sponsor is responsible for production, cost of production, and delivery and installation of the escalator banner to AFA by the specified deadline.

 SOLD: Thank you to SES
Wireless Access for Press 
Sponsorship will underwrite provision of wireless internet access in the symposium area for the 100+ members of the press who cover the Air & Space Conference. Sponsor will be recognized on the press tables and on signage throughout the area.

 Call for pricing
You Are Here/Booth Locator Stations 
(Limited to four sponsors)

For the exclusive sponsorship, have your company logo featured on four displays at the exhibit hall entrance and in the exhibit hall. Each station can be sold individually.

 Call for pricing

Special Events Sponsorship Options


 
AFA’s Air Force Anniversary Reception
Sponsor may provide glassware and/or napkins with your company logo to be used at the AFA Air Force Anniversary Reception being held in the exhibit hall on Wednesday evening.

 Call for pricing
AFA’s Chairman’s VIP Reception 
This invitation only reception will be held on Wednesday evening, immediately following the AFA Air Force Anniversary Dinner in our Chairman’s Suite. Sponsor may provide napkins and/or glassware with your company logo to be used at the reception.

 SOLD: Thank you to Bombardier
Attendee Continental Breakfasts 
(Limited to one sponsor per day - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday)

Sponsor may provide napkins and/or cups with your company logo. 

 Call for pricing
Attendee Lunch Buffets in the Exhibit Hall 
(Limited to four lunch station sponsors and one beverage station sponsor per day - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday)

This sponsorship is for food and/or beverage stations. Sponsor may provide cups and/or napkins with your company logo. 

 Call for pricing
Conference Coffee Breaks
(Limited to one sponsor for each coffee break - Breaks are scheduled for Monday morning, Tuesday morning and afternoon, Wednesday morning and afternoon - 3 sold, only 2 remaining)

Sponsor may provide cups and/or napkins for daily coffee breaks with your company logo.

 Call for pricing
Mid-Day Break/Dessert Stations 
(Limited to one sponsor per day - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday)

Sponsor may provide napkins with your company logo each day.

 Call for pricing
Outstanding Airmen of the Year Reception 
Sponsor may provide glassware and/or napkins with your company logo to be used at the reception to be held in the exhibit hall on Monday evening.

 SOLD: Thank you to Northrop Grumman

Electronic and Print Media


 
Conference Promotion Sponsor
Get your brand seen more than a million times (20 weekdays x 55,000 impressions per day) as the conference promotion sponsor as we will apply your logo to the metro station floor graphics that will be used to promote the Air & Space Conference in the Vienna and Crystal City metro stations.


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Mobile App
The app will provide all manner of information for conference attendees including access to the agenda (updated in near real time), speaker and hotel information, as well as floor plans of the exhibit hall. It also provides numerous places within the app to recognize the app sponsor.

SOLD: Thank you to Boeing 

Conference-related Advertising
(These advertising opportunities are not sponsorships)


 
Official Program Guide Advertising
Full-page, half-page, inside and back cover ads are available. Special advertising inserts are also available (i.e. four-page centerfold spread).

Full-page (Multiple opportunities available) - $4,500
Half-page (Multiple opportunities available) - $2,830
Inside cover (Limited to two) - SOLD
Back cover (Limited to one) - SOLD

 
Pre-show Email Marketing

AFA is pleased to offer the opportunity to market to our attendees prior to the 2014 Air & Space Conference. For the first time you will be able to put your email message directly in front of Air & Space attendees. The following schedule of opportunities is available on a first come first serve basis and some restrictions apply.

August 4–29, 1 slot per day, $995 each.
September 1–12, 2 slots per day, $1,750 each.

 


Don’t see something you like?
We are here to help you have the best event possible and that includes creating a custom sponsorship to meet your needs. Just tell us what you are thinking and what your budget is and we will work with you to create the best opportunity for exposure possible.

All sponsors underwriting a food or beverage function are invited to provide cups/glassware, plates, cup sleeves, napkins with their name and logo (any or all of these as is applicable to the function).

All designs, logos, and marketing text for the special opportunities listed for the 2014 Air & Space and Technology Exposition must be approved in advance and in writing by the Air Force Association.

For more information, pricing, or to secure an opportunity, please contact:
Dennis Sharland, CEM
Senior Manager, Expositions and Advertising
Phone: 703.247.5838 or email DSharland@afa.org

Mary Ellen Dobrowolski
Director of Industry Relations
Phone: 703.247.5823 or email MDobrowolski@afa.org