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. Please note, as of January 20, our exhibit space has filled and we are no longer accepting applications for participation in the 2013 exhibit.

The 2013 AASV Annual Meeting will be held March 2-5, 2013 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. We expect more than 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 20 to 30 countries.

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

The Technical Tables 2013 exhibit will take place according to the following schedule:

  • Receive table assignments/Set up
    • Monday, March 4      7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Technical Tables display open
    • Monday, March 4      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday, March 5     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.

Materials to be delivered to the Manchester Grand Hyatt prior to the meeting should be addressed as follows, to arrive no sooner than Monday, February 25:

AASV Annual Meeting, March 2-5, Group contact Dr. Tom Burkgren
Hold for: Your Company Name and Contact Person
Attention: Gina Tagliapietra
Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92010

Given the low-key nature of the exhibit, most exhibitors do NOT require electricity or Internet service. If needed, these must be ordered directly from the hotel.

The Tech Table registration fee includes the draped table and 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 ($455). Any additional representatives beyond these six are eligible to register ONLY if they meet the usual attendance criteria (i.e., must be a veterinarian, veterinary student, AASV Affiliate Member, or invited speaker).

The name badges, meal tickets, and proceedings for your representatives will be available for pickup (under their individual names) at the AASV registration desk in Litrenta Foyer at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

As of January 20, the AASV Technical Table exhibit is full; we are no longer able to accept applications for participation. To be placed on a waiting list in the event of cancellation, or to be added to the mailing list for communication regarding future meetings, please contact the AASV: Phone 515-465-5255, Fax 515-465-3832, aasv@aasv.org.