AASV Technical Tables Exhibit

AASV's Tech Tables Exhibit is full with a record 101 exhibitors!

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 2018 AASV Annual Meeting will be held March 3-6 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, with the exhibit taking place on Monday and Tuesday, March 5 and 6. We expect 1200+ attendees, including more than 700 swine veterinarians and 100+ veterinary students. Typically, 20-25% of AASV meeting attendees are from outside the United States, with registrants from as many as 30 countries. The primary function of the meeting is to provide continuing education to swine veterinarians. Non-veterinary attendance is restricted to AASV Affiliate Members, veterinary students, invited speakers, and a limited number of Technical Table representatives.

More than 80 companies and organizations 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. Exhibitors registered for 2018 are listed here.

The 2018 Technical Tables exhibit will take place according to the following schedule:

  • Receive table assignments/Set up
    • Monday, March 5     7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Technical Tables exhibit open
    • Monday, March 5    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday, March 6    8:00 am - 12:00 noon

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.

The Tech Table registration fee of $2400 per table includes the draped table and chairs as well as meeting registration for up to 3 company representatives named on the application. Registration must be completed by November 3, 2017 to ensure the listing of your company name in the printed program booklet. Exhibiting companies will also be listed and linked on the AASV Annual Meeting website, and will be invited to supply a company logo and 50-word description for the conference mobile app.

Preferential table sites are reserved for AASV e-Letter sponsors and members of the 2018 JSHAP Industry Support Council. A blind drawing is conducted to assign the remaining tables on an equitable basis.

The 3 Tech Table registrants listed on the exhibit registration form are welcome to attend any of the scientific sessions beginning Sunday noon through Tuesday, and will 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 as "Additional Tech Table Representatives" ($475 each - these registrations must be entered after individual registration opens 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 in San Diego.

The Manchester Grand Hyatt will receive shipments of materials for the conference. Shipments will NOT be accepted more than one week prior to the meeting, and must be addressed as follows:

Your Company Name / AASV Annual Meeting
March 3-6, 2018
Your Company Contact
Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101

Given the low-key nature of the exhibit, most exhibitors do NOT require electricity or Internet service, and they are not provided. Should you require the use of electricity or Internet service, you will need to contract directly with hotel service providers to arrange for service at your table.

For more information, please contact the AASV: 515-465-5255 or aasv@aasv.org.