2018 Exhibitor Kit

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Welcome to the Exhibitor Resource page. This page should have access to everything you need to get ready for the 2018 ISA Trade Show. If you cannot find what you are looking for or have a question, email us

Show Schedule

Saturday, 4 August 8:00 am–2:00 pm Move-in:  Large vehicle and equipment only
  2:00 pm–5:00 pm Move-in:  All exhibitors
Sunday, 5 August 9:00 am–3:00 pm Move-in:  All exhibitors
  7:30 pm–9:30 pm Trade Show / Welcome Reception
Monday, 6 August 8:30 am–10:00 am Exhibitor Breakfast
  11:00 am–5:00 pm Trade Show Open
  11:00 am–1:00 pm Dedicated Break @ Trade Show
  2:30 pm–3:30 pm Dedicated Break @ Trade Show
Tuesday, 7 August 7:30 am–3:00 pm Trade Show Open
  7:30 am–9:00 am Dedicated Breakfast @ Trade Show
  11:00 am–12:00 pm Dedicated Break @ Trade Show
  2:00 pm–3:00 pm Dedicated Break @ Trade Show
  3:30 pm–6:00 pm Move-out:  All exhibitors


Important Deadlines

15 May Exhibitor services—Online service kit available
31 May Accounting—Any booth rental fee balance due paid
1 June Company profile—Description for the printed program due
1 July Badge registration—Badge order forms due
6 July Marketing—Pre-show mailing list available
11 July Hotel reservations—Last day for exclusive ISA rates 
13 July Marketing—Pre-show mailing list available
20 July Exhibitor services—Discount deadline for Shepard orders and rentals
  Exhibitor services—Last day to order internet, utilities, or cleaning/porter service at the advance rate
27 July Exhibitor services—Last day for advance warehouse deliveries without a surcharge
15 August    Marketing—Post-show mailing list available


Exhibitor Services

The online service kit is now available. Please watch for informational emails from ISA and AGS Expo Services about exhibit details. You may also receive emails from the vendors noted below regarding their services. 

Booth Construction

  • Inline booth:  The back wall is 8’ high drape and the side wall is 3’ high drape. The booth also includes a 7” tall x 44” wide ID sign with organization’s name and booth number.  Booth is uncarpeted.  Each 10’ × 10’ booth includes one (1) 6’ display table, two (2) chairs, and one (1) wastebasket.
  • Bulk space:  Open space surrounded by four aisles is uncarpeted and has no drape.  Each bulk space includes one (1) 6’ display table, two (2) chairs, and one (1) wastebasket.

Vendor Summary

If you receive phone calls or emails from other companies and they are not listed below, they are not affiliated with the 2018 ISA Trade Show. ISA recommends to not use their unsolicited services.

  • AGS Expo Services: Furniture rental, carpet, graphics, freight, material handling, advance warehouse
  • Greater Columbus Convention Center: Rigging, electric, plumbing, telephone, booth cleaning, food and beverage, and porter services
  • Smart City Networks:  Internet
  • Presentation Technologies: Computers, monitors, and other audio-video equipment


Complimentary Badge Allocation

Size of rented space Conference Package Trade Show Only Registration Forms
100-200 sq ft (inline) 1 2 Register Now
300-400 sqft (inline) 2 2 Register Now
400+ sqft (bulk space) 2 5 Register Now
  • Ordering complimentary badges is done by using a badge order form.  

Conference Hotels

The Hilton Columbus Downtown is the host hotel for the conference.  Special conference rates are also available at Hyatt Regency Columbus, Hampton Inn and Suite Downtown Columbus, and the Drury In and Suites Convention Center.  

To learn more, visit the hotel web page.

Marketing Toolkit

Company Profile

Each exhibitor will have a complimentary company profile online and in the Annual Meeting mobile app. ISA is pleased to continue using a2z for our online floor plan and exhibitor directories. Exhibitors can manage profiles through the a2z portal. Password to access the portal—each company receives a booth confirmation email (subject line: ISA 2018 - Booth Confirmation and Homework) that contains the password. If you are not able to find your password, contact us. Take advantage of this free marketing opportunity and complete your profile in the portal. For the online profile, you can also add 2 product descriptions, 1 show special, and 1 press release.

Featured Exhibitors

Featured Exhibitors purchased a $300 upgrade on their booth rental contract for extra brand visibility. Featured exhibitors receive: Logo used at the online floor plan, at online company profile, and in the mobile app Extra perks at their online company profile: 5 product descriptions, 2 videos, 3 show specials, and 3 press releases Whenever there is a printed list of exhibitors, Featured Exhibitors are listed first.

Interested in becoming a Featured Exhibitor?  

Mailing Lists

Exhibitors receive two (2) complimentary mailing lists to use for pre- and post-show marketing. The pre-show list will be available here by 11 July. The post-show list will be posted here by 15 August. The list will contain the following fields: name, company, job title, mailing address, and email address (if permission given to use by attendee).