Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When is the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo?

A. The National FFA Convention & Expo will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2013

Q. Where is the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo taking place?

A. The convention & expo will take place at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC).

Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209

The show will be set up in North and South Wings

Q. When will I be able to sign up?

A. We are accepting booth reservations for space right now! By completing the booth reservation, exhibitors acknowledge that they have read and agree to abide by the terms, conditions and show rules of the National FFA Convention & Expo.

Q. How do I make housing arrangements?

A. Convention housing opens in August of 2013 to exhibitors who have completed and paid for booth reservations. Once you’re made reservations you’ll receive a form with a code necessary to reserve rooms. You may…

  • Book rooms online through an emailed Web link
  • Call the housing bureau to make reservations

Housing is managed through the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCVB). All exhibitors must reserve their rooms through the LCVB, which offers Convention & Expo participants a discounted rate at the hotels closest to the convention center. (You will not have these same advantages if you book directly with a hotel.) The LCVB has hotel rooms on hold specifically for Convention & Expo Exhibitors and Vendors, so there is no need to worry about making earlier arrangements. A credit card is required to hold all reservations.

Q. Do fundraiser exhibitors have different rates?

A. Fundraiser booths pay the same rate as corporate accounts. If you are interested in selling items onsite, please register as vendor when you reserve your booth. You will also be allowed to distribute promotional materials.

Q. How do I get name badges?

A. Name badges must be ordered through the online registration system, which will open in mid-August. Each exhibitor is responsible for submitting the names of all the individuals (and their companies) for name badges. Name badges are required for entrance into the Convention & Expo each day.

Name badges will be available to exhibitors at the National FFA Convention & Expo Exhibitor and Vendor Registration during open hours listed below. Exhibitors who do not use the online system to order name badges prior to 5 p.m. (EST) on October 13 will experience longer wait times at registration.

  • Tuesday - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Exhibitor and Vendor Registration open – Located at Main Registration
  • Wednesday - 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Exhibitor and Vendor Registration open – Located at Main Registration
  • Thursday - 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Exhibitor and Vendor Registration open – Located at Main Registration
  • Friday - 7:30 AM -3:00 PM - Exhibitor and Vendor Registration open – Located at Main Registration

Q. Will I be allowed to attend the convention general sessions, concerts or other events?

A. Your exhibitor name badge is your ticket to the convention and expo floor, as well as all of the convention general sessions, except for Opening Sessions 1A, 1B and 1C. Tickets for additional events, such as concerts or special entertainment, can be purchased through online registration.

Q. Will there be exhibitor parking?

A. Although most exhibitor hotels – both outside of the city and downtown – provide general parking for personal vehicles, exhibitors not staying in exhibitor hotels or who need to drive into the city from nearby locations can purchase parking passes to downtown garages. These exhibitor parking passes are available at an additional cost and can be purchased through the online registration system in August. Parking permits will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Q. What is included in the booth space?

A. Booth space in 10′x10′ increments. The booth registration fee includes pipe and drape and an exhibitor sign hung on the back of the booth. Booths inside the Convention & Expo space will have concrete floors. Booths in the hallways outside the main show will have carpeted floors. Tables, chairs, carpet, electricity and other booth decorations can be ordered for additional cost through Fern Expo. An Exhibitor Kit will be available in January, 2013 to help you make arrangements for your space.

Q. Can I choose my booth space location?

A. Due to the intensive nature of convention and expo planning, exhibitors are not able to choose their own booth locations. Exhibitors may submit a request for a specific booth number and can also request that their booth not be located near competitors or specific types of companies. These requests should be made during the booth reservation process.

For questions specific to the layout of the show, contact

Bryan Kelley
Senior Sales and Development Manager
888-332-2589 x 3
expo@ffa.org


Nick Radivan
Sales and Development Manager
Direct: (317) 802-4370, Ext. 1
Toll free: (888) 332-2589
Fax: (317) 802-5455 nradivan@FFA.org

Location assignments will be available after August 15, 2013.

Q. Who exhibits at this show?

A. The National FFA Convention & Expo hosts more than 450 top-tier businesses, corporations, non-profit associations, retailers and fundraisers from across the nation.

Q. What is the price for a booth?

A. Booth Pricing is as follows:

  • Corporate 10’x 10’ booth - $1,500 each (discounted pricing for 8 booths or more – call for details.)
  • Government 10’ x 10’ booth - $1,100 each
  • Non-Profit and College/University 10’ x 10’ booth - $610 each
  • Career Fair Booth – contact us for pricing
  • Retail Booth – contact us for pricing


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