Allied Industry/Exhibitor Registration & Info

Allied Industry/Exhibitor Registration & Info

Exhibit Fee:
$875 Exhibit Fee includes booth space, all meals for two people, admission to all sessions and events for two people and 2017 Membership Dues to the Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota Aerial Applicator Associations. In addition, you are welcome to participate in our Classroom Sessions. This is your opportunity to present a one-on-one educational seminar for attendees, highlighting your product or service. Each additional company representative pays $125 which includes exhibit-promotion rights, all sessions and meals. The Convention Center charges $35 per booth for electricity, so please notate if you need electricity on your registration form. Allied Industry Reps must have a booth to be allowed in the exhibit hall. CLICK HERE FOR THE EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION FORM.


Booth Space:
Includes a 10 X 10 space, electricity, Wi-Fi, skirted tables, 2 chairs, pipe and drape. Additional booth spaces are available by selecting the option on the Exhibitor Registration Form above. If you wish to have additional furniture or other amenities at your booth, please contact A and N Convention Services at 320-252-5522.


Exhibit Hall:

The hours of the Exhibit Hall will be the following:
Date Time Event
Monday February 13 10am – 4pm Set-up & Classroom Sessions
4:30pm – 10pm Exhibit Hall Opens – Welcome Reception
Tuesday February 14 11am – 1pm Exhibit Hall Open
1:15pm Exhibitor Meeting
5:00pm – 10pm Exhibit Hall Open – Dinner & Entertainment
10:00pm – Midnight Exhibit Tear Down (optional)
Wednesday February 15 7:30am – 10:00am Exhibit Tear Down


Vendor Technical Sessions:
On Monday (Feb 13), we will have classroom space available at no charge for exhibitors to present an educational course that highlights products or services. Time slots are available on a first come, first serve basis and can vary in length. Information regarding the presentations will be published in the official convention brochure. Projectors and screens will be provided, but presenters are required to provide their own laptop. CLICK HERE FOR THE VENDOR TECHNICAL SESSION FORM no later than January 15, 2017. Any classes booked after the 15th will not be guaranteed proper advertising.


The 2017 Theme “Love is in the Air…Craft” will pay tribute to the love of aviation. In addition, as this year’s convention takes place over Valentine’s Day, we are encouraging Exhibitors and Attendees to bring their spouses and significant others. Our evening events will highlight those special people in our lives who support our businesses and our love of this industry.


This year the Welcome Reception will feature a new event: TRI-STATE’S GOT TALENT! This will be a competition for Attendees and Exhibitors. We will have a karaoke machine for singers and a stage for all performers. We welcome any of your Company Reps with a special talent to compete! CLICK HERE FOR THE TALENT FORM


Sponsorships / Door Prizes:
There are many opportunities to Sponsor events at the Tri-State Convention: Welcome Reception, Meals, breaks, entertainment etc. If you are interested in Sponsoring an event, please contact Andrea at (605) 690-3477 or email her at Door prizes are always welcome and greatly appreciated, but not required. Feel free to have a drawing at your booth or if you have a door prize to donate to the entire group, please drop it off at the registration desk when you arrive.


Support Group Auctions and Raffles:
The Support Group of the MAAA holds a live and silent auction during the convention. If you have an item you would like to donate, please contact Bev Jerger at (218) 287-5121. MAAA uses their funds for Educational purposes.

The Support Group of the SDAA holds a raffle during the convention. If you would like to donate a prize for the raffle, please contact Jane Barber-Pitlick at (605) 280-8970. The funds from the raffle go to the SDAA Education Fund which is used for Ag Education for children and spouses and also future education gifts to the children of fallen pilots.


Hotel Reservations:
Please call the Best Western Kelly Inn at 320-253-0606. Reservations are recommended before January 15th, 2017. Please mention the group “Tri-State Aerial Applicators Convention” to receive our reduced rate of $85/night.


Those who need to ship booth supplies to the Convention are asked to use the following

ATTN (COMPANY NAME)—Tri-State Aerial Applicators Convention
River’s Edge Convention Center
10 South 4th Avenue
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Please note: No packages are to arrive before Monday, February 6th, 2017.
Please make arrangements for outgoing shipments with the proper company. Exhibitors will be required to deliver items that need shipped to the AV Room at the Convention Center following the event. Shipping companies are to pick-up at the south door.


Please feel free to contact Andrea with any questions!
South Dakota Aviation Association
Andrea Barber Goebel, Executive Director (EXHIBITOR COORDINATOR)
Phone: (605) 690-3477
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