Our trade show offers a prime, once-a-year opportunity to generate leads, nurture prospects, build brand awareness, expand distribution, conduct training, and enhance relationships with existing customers. ASLRRA 2018 CONNECTIONS Expo will offer the top products and services available to our industry, and the Expo Hall will be the location for our Sunday and Monday receptions, as well as breakfast and lunch on Monday. Highlights of this year’s Expo Hall activities include a Silent Auction to benefit ASLRRA’s Education Fund and Pinewood Derby races Monday evening. Cash prize drawings and a challenging scavenger hunt will add even more energy and excitement to the Expo experience.
Expo doors will open on Sunday at 1:00pm and close at 7:00 pm, reopening Monday for breakfast, lunch, morning/afternoon refreshment breaks and closing reception. That gives our attendees dedicated time to visit with more than 230 companies displaying their goods and services in our hall. Don't miss your opportunity to visit the only expo in America geared to the short line and regional railroad industry. But it doesn't stop there - Class I, shipper, logistics and transit employees will also benefit by attending this unique convention and participating in this outstanding rail event. To see a list of the 2018 Exhibitors, sign in or create an account and log in and click on the Exposition tab above.
A standard single, in-line booth costs $2,200 (premium booths cost 10% more) and each booth purchased includes one complimentary exhibitor registration. Additional exhibitor badges must be purchased. All attendees must be badged to enter the Expo.
To purchase a booth, please contact Kathy Keeney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Booths are only available to ASLRRA member companies and 2018 membership dues must be paid in order to exhibit. If you'd like information on membership, you may click here or contact Kathy on (202) 585-3439 to discuss membership.
Special Note to our Railroad Members: Please plan to visit with our excellent vendors in the Expo Hall. Watch for the email with information about the mobile app which will enhance your meeting experience and allow you to plan your expo hall schedule in advance of the event.
EXPO HOURS AT A GLANCE
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Expo Hall Setup : 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Expo Hall Setup : 7:00am - 10:00am
ALL exhibitors must be set up by 10am to prepare for expo opening.
Exhibitor Orientation: 9:30am - 10:00am
Expo Opening: 1:00pm
Silent Auction in Expo Hall: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Expo Hall Opening Reception: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday, April 9, 2018
Breakfast in Expo Hall: 7:00am – 7:45am
Refreshment Break in Expo Hall: 10:00am – 11:00am
Lunch in Expo Hall: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Expo Hall Reception: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Pinewood Derby Races in Expo Hall: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Silent Auction Closeout: 7:00pm *
*Please note that the Silent Auction will run starting with the Opening Reception on Sunday and will run during open hours in the Expo and is open to all attendees.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Exhibit Hall Teardown: 6:00am - 11:00am