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 2014 AASV Annual Meeting will be held March 1-4, 2014 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas. 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 as many as 30 countries.
Approximately 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 exhibitors at the 2013 AASV Annual Meeting are listed here.
The Technical Tables 2014 exhibit will take place according to the following schedule:
- Receive table assignments/Set up
- Monday, March 3 7:00 am - 9:00 am
- Technical Tables exhibit open
- Monday, March 3 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Tuesday, March 4 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Each participating company is provided with a 6-foot, draped 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. If needed, these must be ordered directly from the hotel.
The Tech Table registration fee of $2000 per table includes the draped table and chairs as well as meeting registration for up to 3 company representatives named on the application. Register online OR submit the Registration form by mail with your check payment. 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).
In addition to the three representatives included on the exhibit application, up to three more representatives may also register for the meeting at the non-member registration rate by submitting an individual registration form, available in late December. Any additional representatives beyond these six total 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.
To receive exhibit information and registration materials, please contact the AASV: 515-465-5255 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Prompt registration is encouraged; the AASV exhibit space has sold out the past three years.