Questions and answers for exhibitors

The schedule is available on the tab labeled Schedule. The exhibit hall schedule is located on the Current Exhibitor page.

The exhibit hall hours are:

Exhibit Hall Hours
Move in: Thursday, October 19 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Move in: Friday, October 20 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Move in: Saturday, October 21 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Move in: Monday, October 23 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday, October 24 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, October 25 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 26 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Move out: Thursday, October 26 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Move out: Friday, October 27 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
This schedule is subject to change.
$23 per square foot for AGMA Members and $26 per square foot for non Members.
  • 8’ high black and gold back drape, 36” high black side drape, and a 7” x 44” one-line identification sign.
  • Exhibitor Guest Pass invitation to send to all your clients allowing them to register for a complimentary pass to the exhibit hall.
  • Basic Company Listing complete with contact details online and in the Gear Expo smartphone App

In addition you get:

  • Access to key decision makers on the show room floor, at networking breaks and receptions, and through the co-location with ASM International Heat Treating Society’s Conference & Exposition.
  • Promotion of your company through millions of marketing promotions including the web site, mailings, emails, news release, social media, phone calls, advertising and more.
  • Show floor traffic builders such as lunch breaks, a Networking Reception, and other unique events are designed to keep attendees front and center inside the exhibition hall.
  • First-class customer service. Show Management is dedicated to giving each exhibitor a positive and successful show experience. Our Show Management staff is always available to answer your questions.
Yes. The attendee lists are available for current exhibitors. Download the Mailing List Rental Form. 
The United States government requires residents of many countries to obtain a temporary visa before entering the United States. Recent changes to the visa application process may have increased the length of time required to receive your visa, so it is very important to apply for your visa at least six months prior to your departure. Read the information on our International Guests page that provides important links and details that should make the entire process easier for you.
Yes, Networking Reception tickets are included with exhibitor registrations and booth personnel registration.
Contracted exhibitors agree upon the following late cancellation assessment schedule as being in the nature of liquidated damages, which is specifically designed to compensate AGMA for AGMA losses and not constitute a penalty, should the exhibitor fail to provide timely written notice, by certified mail, of cancellation of all or any part of AGMA assigned booth space.

Cancellation during the period of: Assessment
July 1, 2016– March 31, 2017 60%
April 1, 2017 or after 100%

Cancellations will be accepted only in accordance with the above schedule. View the contract for full details of the cancellation policy.

No. But you may purchase food and beverage to serve in your booth through the convention services.

Warning — providing food or beverage service to customers without the permission of the convention catering services will leave you subject to fines and possible cancellation of your booth privileges. More information about ordering from the Greater Columbus Convention Center will be available in the coming months.

400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Visit the login page and update your company profile for the printed show program directory to be given out to attendees at the show. Attendees also view this online before the show, so updating your profile now gives you more visibility and a better chance at making appointments with prospects.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for all budget levels. We have excellent sponsor packages and unique opportunities for you to build traffic onsite and increase your brand’s visibility. Contact Christine von Steiger  at 703-706-8252 or to discuss a sponsorship that will fit your needs.
Cameras may be carried in the exhibit area, but under no circumstances may photographs/videos be taken without expressed authority of the exhibitor concerned in each case. Sketching or drawing machinery or products on display is prohibited.
Yes, AGMA has rooms available in the official hotels located in Columbus. Use the links on the Gear Expo website hotel page to get to the official hotel reservation pages.
Type of Inquiry Contact Name Contact Number(s) E-mail
Exhibiting & Booth Sales Christine von Steiger 703-706-8252
Exhibitor Services Deneen Pratt (703) 706-8248
Attendee Inquiries Jenny Kamalian (703) 706-8227
Membership Jill Johnson (703) 838-0052
Press/Media Jenny Blackford (703) 838-0054
Registration Customer Service CompuSystems (224) 563-3155
Seminars/Education Casandra Bassingame (703) 684-0211
Speaker/Presenter Casandra Bassingame (703) 684-0211
Sponsorship Christine von Steiger (800) 687-7469