AASV Technical Tables Exhibit

The "Tech Tables" technical service promotion at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting offers a premier opportunity for commercial technical representatives to exchange information and interact with swine veterinarians from around the world.

The 2012 AASV Annual Meeting will be held March 10-13, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado. Based on previous meeting attendance, we expect approximately 900 attendees, including 600 swine veterinarians and more than 100 veterinary students. The primary function of the meeting is to provide continuing education to swine veterinarians. Non-veterinary attendance is limited to AASV Affiliate Members, veterinary students, invited speakers, and Technical Table representatives. Typically, 20-25% of AASV meeting attendees are from outside the United States, with registrants from more than twenty different countries.

Approximately 60 to 70 companies participate each year in the AASV Technical Tables display. These include pharmaceutical and biological companies, equipment manufacturers, genetics and seedstock suppliers, nutritional and feed ingredient companies, technology systems providers, and industry publications. This year, 75 companies have registered to participate and our exhibit space is filled. The roster of participating companies is available here.

The Technical Tables 2012 exhibit will take place according to the following schedule:

  • Receive table assignments/Set up
    • Monday, March 12     7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Technical Tables display open
    • Monday, March 12      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday, March 13     8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Each participating company is provided with a draped 3' x 6' table from which to distribute information and visit with the meeting registrants. As in the past, material presented on the table is limited to scientific, educational information that will best inform practitioners about each company's products and services. Booths, overhead or vertical banners, and tabletop displays are not permitted, nor is selling of product from the tables. We feel this modest approach to the commercial trade show provides a level playing field for all participants and allows the event to concentrate on education and information, in keeping with the nature of the meeting.

Given the low-key nature of the exhibit, most exhibitors do NOT require electricity or Internet service. Those who do should use the Exhibit Form to place their order directly with the Hyatt Regency.

If you have materials to be delivered to the Hyatt Regency prior to the meeting, please address them as follows, to arrive no sooner than Thursday, March 8:

Hyatt Regency Denver
Hold for: Your Guest Name & Arrival Date, Your Organization Name
Convention (AASV) Representative: Debbie Famiglietti
650 15th Street
Denver, CO  80202
(Box 1 of 2; Box 2 of 2 etc.)

THE 2012 TECH TABLES EXHIBIT HAS FILLED, and we are no longer able to accept registrations. If your company is interested in participating in the future, the information below may be of interest to you:

Tech Table registration includes the draped table and three chairs as well as meeting registration for up to three company representatives named on the application. The Tech Table registrants are welcome to attend any of the scientific sessions beginning Sunday noon through Tuesday, and receive tickets for Monday's luncheon and evening awards reception and Tuesday's breakfast. In addition, Technical Table representatives may register for the pre-conference seminars on Saturday and Sunday by paying the seminar registration fee(s).

Up to three company representatives in addition to the three included on the exhibit application may register for the meeting at the non-member rate. Any additional representatives beyond these six are eligible to register only if they meet the attendance criteria (i.e., must be a veterinarian, veterinary student, AASV Affiliate Member, or invited speaker).

Participating companies must submit the Technical Table Exhibit Application with payment by November 4, 2011 to be assured of recognition in the meeting program brochure. For more information, please contact the AASV: Phone 515-465-5255, Fax 515-465-3832, aasv@aasv.org.

For information regarding opportunities for oral and poster presentation at the meeting, please see the call for Industrial Partners submissions.