2019 - AAGC EXPO
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Thursday, September 19, 2019

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton
2100 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29210

Member Price: $40 in advance; $50 after September 13 and at the door.

2019 Expo Registration Form

Credit Card Authorization Form

Grand Sponsor

Costume Contest Sponsor

Supplier Partner Reference Materials

Click here to print the Sponsorship Packet

Maximize your investments in the Midlands

We expect to have a large turnout for our 2019 Annual Expo in Columbia, SC. You will want to take advantage of this special opportunity to feature your company, and what you have to offer to our member communities from across the Midlands. As an Expo exhibitor and/or sponsor, you will maximize your presence and investments. Thank you for supporting the multifamily industry in the Midlands of South Carolina.

As an exhibitor you can:

  • Showcase your company’s products and/or services to our onsite staff and regional managers.
  • Build connections with existing and potential customers; and
  • Receive a contact list of registered Expo attendees.

Support and grow your loyal customer base.

AAGC offers many sponsorship opportunities as listed in this registration packet. Sponsorships at every level help to make the Expo a reality. The Expo, in turn, brings into one place a significant group of professionals who make up your customer base.

Sponsorships provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Increase the visibility of your company and brand at the Expo beyond the exhibitor booth.
  • Show support for the multifamily industry; and
  • Give back to those who have made investments in your products and services.

                                 By July 1         By Sept. 1      After Sept.1


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Standard: Draped 10’x8’ booth (8’ back drape and 3’ high-side dividers), 6’ draped table, 2 chairs, wastebasket, vendor ID signage, complimentary internet, and listing in the Expo program. Non-standard booths are 8’x8’.
Premium Booths: 1-4, 10, 17, 18-33, 34 41 and 42-45.

All exhibits should be completely set up by 4:45 p.m., Thursday, September 19, 2019. Access and set-up hours will be in your confirmed exhibitor confirmation letter. No dismantling or packing of exhibits may begin prior to 8:30 p.m. on the night of the EXPO. A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel at the Expo rate of $129/night. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

Description of Space: Standard booths are 10’x8’ consisting of the following: 8’ high back drape and 3’ high side dividers; 6’ draped table (per booth); 2 chairs; vendor ID signage; wastebasket; and complimentary internet. Non-standard booths are 8’x8’. Any two or more adjacent booths may be rented to provide a double or larger booth.

Booth Assignment: Priority assignments may be given for sponsors, exhibitors with multiple booths, previous AAGC exhibitors, and date application/payment received. Early registration is encouraged. All applications must be accompanied by full payment. No cancellation refunds will be issued after August 30, 2019.

Shipping Instructions: The hotel has limited storage space. Pick-up arrangements should also be made prior to the Expo with our display company, PRX Exposition Services. More information will be sent in your exhibitor confirmation letter.
Available Extras: Additional tables, power or equipment should be requested prior to the Expo. Further information on ordering will be in your exhibitor confirmation packet.

Subletting Exhibits Space: No exhibit space may be sublet without written permission from the Executive Director or Expo Chair.

Liability: The Apartment Association of Greater Columbia and the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel will not be responsible for the safety of exhibits from theft, fire, or other causes. The exhibitor assumes responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring within the exhibits space assigned to each exhibitor in accordance with the terms of this agreement.
Care of Building & Equipment: Exhibitors or their agents shall not injure or deface the walls and floors of the building or the booths. If any damage occurs, the exhibitor is liable to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Signs must be attached to draperies surrounding the booths or to table covers.

Character of Exhibits: The Executive Director and Expo Chair reserves the right to decline any exhibit or part of an exhibit if it is deemed unsuitable.
Listing in the Program: To be listed in the official Expo program, exhibitors must be registered before August 30, 2019.

Nature of Contractual Agreement: The provisions set forth in this document shall be binding upon exhibitors who make application, pay fees and are assigned space. No refunds will be issued after August 30, 2019.

Sponsorship Options

The Apartment Association will host its 2019 Annual Expo on September 19, 2019. The Expo is open to all member communities and management companies of the AAGC.

Last year we had nearly 250 attendees, and we are anticipating even more for 2019. Please encourage your partner communities to participate.

Maximize your meeting presence by partnering with AAGC through a sponsorship! Many opportunities are available, from general Expo sponsorships to individual event sponsorships and more. Help us celebrate a milestone, and bring benefits to your company/organization!

General Expo Sponsorships

GRAND Sponsor ($1,200)

  • Exhibit booth
  • Verbal thanks by the AAGC President from podium and a representative from your company on stage
  • Signage
  • Prominent logo placement on the Expo T-shirt
  • Logo exposure on Expo website and program
  • Social media and website posts
  • E-mail highlighting your organization and services sent to attendees prior to Expo

BAR Sponsors ($450; two available)

  • Company logo included on all cocktail napkins
  • Signage at your bar location
  • Logo exposure on Expo website and program
  • Social media and website post

Costume Contest ($300)

  • Signage at the registration desk
  • Acknowledgement when winners are presented
  • Logo exposure on Expo website and program
  • Social media and website post

T-SHIRT Sponsors ($200)

  • Logo on the back of the Expo T-Shirt
  • Signage at the registration desk
  • Logo exposure on Expo website and program