REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2016 AMERICAN BIRDING EXPO!
Exhibitor and sponsor registration is NOW OPEN on our Expo website!
WHAT IS THE AMERICAN BIRDING EXPO?
The American Birding Expo is a retail-sales-oriented showcase of products for birders and nature enthusiasts. Exhibitors from around the world, representing all aspects of the birding and nature market, come to the Expo to present and promote their products, goods, and services. The Expo is the largest and most diverse shopping experience available to bird watchers in North America. The Expo is free and open to the public, although there is a suggested $5 donation at the door which goes directly to the Expo conservation fund.
Last year’s Expo attracted more than 2,500 attendees and 85 unique exhibitors from more than 40 countries around the world! Our exhibitors featured optics, bird feeders and food, outdoor gear, birding destinations, visitors’ bureaus, tours, books, apps, media, clothing, festivals and events, photography equipment, clubs and organizations, bird houses and baths, gift items, and artwork.
But don’t take our word for it. Here are some quotes from our exhibitor survey:
- “The Expo far exceeded my expectations in terms of traffic and sales! This is truly the start of something great!”
- “We had three excellent days at the Expo— having a great time, meeting a lot of people, making new friends and business connections. Everything was perfect! See you in 2016.”
- “Great job on the inaugural Expo. I expect it to double in attendance in 2016, just on word of mouth alone.”
- “Wow! Just wow! This event is a dream come true for our company. It reaches the birding market in a new way!”
Watch this short video to get a taste of last year’s Expo!
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE 2016 AMERICAN BIRDING EXPO?
The second annual American Birding Expo will take place September 16–18, 2016, at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center/Scioto Audubon Metro Park in Columbus, Ohio. The host for the 2016 Expo is Bird Watcher’s Digest, along with our host partners, the American Birding Association, Franklin County Metro Parks, and the Grange Insurance Audubon Center.
WHY SHOULD I REGISTER NOW?
Last year’s Expo SOLD OUT of exhibitor space! Although we are expanding our space this year, we expect the 2016 Expo to sell out as well.
Exhibitor booth prices range from $500 to $1,900 depending on location and size. You can view all pricing information on our exhibitor registration page. All exhibitor booths include electricity, WiFi, a table, chairs, and linens.
We will begin our Expo marketing campaign in earnest later this month. Our first Expo email will go out to more than 40,000 people, inviting them to attend the 2016 American Birding Expo! If you register now, your company name, logo, and website link will be included in our January email and on the Expo website.
We have an ambitious marketing campaign scheduled this year that includes providing digital ads for you to use on your website and in your digital marketing, inviting your customers to come see you at the Expo! Register now as an Expo exhibitor and/or sponsor in order to take advantage of nearly a year of targeted, effective Expo marketing.
For more information about the American Birding Expo, please visit the Expo website.
and become an exhibitor at this one-of-a-kind event!