WHY SHOULD YOU EXHIBIT AT NASCC: THE STEEL CONFERENCE?
The Steel Conference is an affordable and easy way to reach your target customer. As an exhibitor, you can count on The Steel Conference to deliver more than 5,100 industry professionals—more than any other industry event of its kind. The Steel Conference exhibit hall is your chance to personally interact with key decision makers in the structural steel industry. When it comes to steel design and construction, these key industry players come to find out what's new, who's got it, and how it can work for them. Don't be left out! Join other top suppliers and manufacturers in reaching these key industry leaders. Apply now for the 2019 Conference in St. Louis, April 3-5, 2019.
Interested in exhibiting at The Steel Conference in St. Louis, April 3-5, 2019? Fill out this form to contact Renae Gurthet and begin your exhibitor application process.
Registration & Housing
How to Register
The designated booth coordinator for your company will receive login credentials and instructions via email on January 2, 2019. It is the responsibility of this individual to register all participants from the exhibiting company for The Steel Conference via our Exhibitor Management Console (EMC). For assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.670.5448.
Exhibitors are entitled to three complimentary registrations for the first 100 square feet of exhibit space, and one complimentary registration for each additional 100 square feet of exhibit space. Sponsors typically receive additional complimentary registrations (to sign up for sponsorship today, please contact Elizabeth Purdy at email@example.com). All other persons from your exhibiting company will be charged a flat discounted registration fee of $95.00 per person.
As part of our show services, we offer an exclusive registration site, called Exhibitor Management Console (EMC), that has been individualized for your company to reflect your appropriate number of complimentary registrations. If you have questions about that allocation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The complimentary exhibitor registrations, and the discounted $95 exhibitor registration fee, include the following:
- Entrance to all functions held in the Exhibit Hall (Wednesday and Thursday lunches, Wednesday Welcome Reception, Thursday Coffee Break, and Friday Snack Break)
- Entrance to all technical sessions except for the Short Courses
Badges and Tickets
Upon your arrival to The Steel Conference, please bring your registration confirmation, or your handheld device/mobile phone with the included barcode, to the Exhibitor Registration desk within the convention center. There you will be provided with all of your badge materials, as well as your complimentary conference bag.
- Badges will not be mailed in advance of the conference.
- Although lunch tickets are included in your complimentary registration, and the discounted $95 exhibitor rate, you MUST add the lunch tickets to your registrations to receive tickets. This is essential so that we know exactly how many lunches to provide. Lunches are not ordered and lunch tickets are not provided for you unless you add them to each registration
Housing will open on January 2nd, 2019. To see our 2019 conference hotels and the rates, visit our housing page.
Exhibitor Service Kit
The online Exhibitor Service Kit provided by Freeman contains important show-related information, deadlines, brochures and forms to order products and services for your booth. Access the full Exhibitor Service Kit online or download it as a PDF file.
- For help navigating Freeman's site or accessing your account with Freeman, please contact Customer Support Center at 888.508.5054 or by email at CustomerSupport@Freeman.com
- For questions about items within the kit, please contact the Freeman Branch Office handling this show in St. Louis at 773.473.7080 or by email at FreemanChicagoES@Freeman.com
Use Freeman's Quick Facts sheet as a quick and easy reference guide.
PRE AND POST CONFERENCE LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
As a benefit to our exhibitors, a modified list of registered conference participants will be emailed to designated exhibiting personnel four weeks and two weeks prior to The Steel Conference, and approximately 30 to 45 days following the close of the conference. Note: At the time of registration, participants are given the chance to opt out of being included on such lists.
In recent years, a number of exhibitors have informed AISC of conference list solicitations (often fraudulent) from groups with no affiliation to The Steel Conference. We encourage you to disregard any offers for participant lists and avoid providing information to anyone outside of AISC.
Please use the materials in our Marketing Kit to help promote your participation and increase your presence so your target audience can find you before, during, and after the show.
Invite your current and potential customers to learn more about your best products and unique expertise through our exhibitor workshops at The Steel Conference! Exhibitor workshops provide an opportunity for our exhibiting companies to promote and/or sell a product and/or service to our attendees. These face-to-face sessions are an increasingly popular way for exhibitors to make a big impression. Apply for a product showcase now!
Product showcases (previously called product demos) are 20-minute presentations on the exhibit floor that provide exhibitors with a high-value live marketing opportunity to showcase products, techniques, and/or services. Apply for a product showcase now!
For additional AV requests please download the PSAV Order Form.
Plan an event in conjunction with The Steel Conference
As the premier educational and networking event for the structural steel industry, The Steel Conference presents a prime opportunity for exhibitors and affiliates to hold meetings. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity! To assist with your planning, you can reference our contact list. Please note: you must inform AISC of your plans, and no affiliate events can conflict with the daily schedule of The Steel Conference or the conference dinner on Thursday evening.
Sponsorships increase each participating company’s visibility and help AISC provide participants with valuable meeting resources and essentials such as coffee breaks, registration materials, the mobile app, and much more. View our sponsorship opportunities or Contact Elizabeth Purdy at email@example.com or 312.532.8053 for more information.
Get people excited to visit your booth and drive them to your website before and after The Steel Conference by advertising in Modern Steel Construction magazine, the official publication of the American Institute of Steel Construction. Contact Renae Gurthet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 231.995.0637 to obtain a quote for print and online opportunities.
Complimentary Exhibit Hall Passes
We encourage you to increase your company's visibility by inviting your customers to attend The Steel Conference - free of charge! The "Exhibit Hall Pass" program allows you to connect with your customers and prospects, letting them know you'll be exhibiting at the show, inviting them to attend and keeping them informed of your latest products and services. Your designated booth coordinator has been provided with an email from AISC to download the pass. If you are unable to locate it or have questions, please contact Lisette Miller at email@example.com.