Apply to Exhibit & Sponsor

Contact Exhibitor & Sponsor Sales

For questions on how to become an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact:

Laurie Powell

Vice President, Business Development
(703) 740-1940

Terms: EDO, Non-EDO, Exhibitor, Sponsor

Economic Development Organizations (EDOs)

  • An EDO typically represents a U.S. state, territory, region, tribe and/or locality that conducts economic development activities in support of their community.
  • All EDOs must apply and be approved by SelectUSA to receive EDO exhibitor designation and pricing at the Summit.

The Exhibition Hall at the SelectUSA Investment Summit is the premier opportunity for U.S. state, territorial, tribal, regional, and local economic development organizations (EDOs) to share opportunities directly with international investors.

An EDO wishing to amplify their presence at the Summit may also participate as a sponsor.


We welcome participation in the Exhibition Hall from service providers and other associations or organizations. A service provider is a company that advises or facilitates a firm’s investment decisions, such as attorneys, consultants, tax professionals, site selectors, etc. A trade/business association that facilitates investment may also participate as an exhibitor or sponsor.


Approved organizations may purchase an exhibit booth within the Exhibition Hall. The purchase price of a booth is different for EDOs and non-EDOs and is listed within the pricing section below.


Organizations may select to gain amplified exposure outside of an exhibition booth through sponsorships. Sponsorship levels diamond through bronze include exhibit booths and additional full conference passes. Please see sponsor offerings below.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Application Process

All organizations must apply to exhibit or sponsor and will be vetted. All applicants should follow the steps below:

Step 1: Apply to Exhibit or Sponsor

Apply to exhibit or sponsor. Applicants who have applied and received confirmation of acceptance may proceed to step 2.

The application for Exhibit and Sponsorship opportunities is now closed.

Step 2: Submit Contract

Once an exhibitor or sponsor has received confirmation of acceptance by SelectUSA, event management will reach out to the contact on file to confirm participation with an exhibition or sponsorship contract. Each exhibiting or sponsoring organization must complete a contract to counter-accept the offer to participate.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus and Contract

Step 3: Review Resources for Exhibitors and Sponsors

Review the Resources for Exhibitors and Sponsors page on this website for details about exhibiting and sponsoring.

Step 4: Access your Exhibitor Portal

Once a contract is signed, the organization’s point of contact will receive a link to their exhibitor or sponsor portal which will contain information regarding their participation. Information in the portal includes the exhibitor kit, link to register personnel, invoice, payment options, etc. Exhibitors and sponsors will also be able to upload their logo and organization description through this portal.

Step 5: Register Booth/Sponsorship Personnel

All personnel should apply via the regular attendee link. The portal listed above will contain comp codes to register any complementary exhibitor or sponsor staff (please note that an application must be completed and vetted for each person who will be attending the Summit). Codes will be included for the two (2) exhibition hall only personnel included with your booth, as well as any tickets included with a sponsorship package. Additional personnel passes are available at the full conference rate of $850 per person. Late registrations will be charged an additional $100. Register before May 8, 2018 to avoid the late registration fee. All personnel must go through the application and vetting process to receive a badge.

If you would like to register more than one person at a time, simply click on the “Register Another” button at the end of each individual application. When individuals are registered via one account in this manner, the account holder has access to the application status of all associated personnel.

Step 6: Book Hotel Rooms for Exhibitor or Sponsor Personnel

IMPORTANT: Please do not call the hotel directly to book rooms for Summit participants. SelectUSA is managing the hotel room booking process for all attendees through the registration system. Once an attendee has applied and been approved to participate, they will receive an email link to book their hotel room. If you would like to make hotel reservations for more than one person, simply select the number of hotel rooms you would like to book and indicate who will be staying in each room.

Step 7: Participate in Matchmaking

All approved registrants may participate in the matchmaking system. Once a participant has been approved, they will receive an email with details on the matchmaking process. The matchmaking system will launch in early 2018.

Cost to Exhibit

EDO Pricing (available to approved EDOs only)

10×10 (Approved EDOs Only)$950
10×20 (Approved EDOs Only)$1900
10×30 (Approved EDOs Only)$2850
10×40 (Approved EDOs Only)$3800
20×20 (Approved EDOs Only)$3800
30×30 (Approved EDOs Only)$7650

Non-EDO Pricing (must be approved)

10×10 (Approved Corporations & Associations Only)$5750

Included with the Cost

All exhibitors receive two Exhibition Hall access passes for booth personnel per booth (no matter the size of the booth). Exhibition hall access passes include access to the matchmaking system

  • Additional full access passes are available at $850 each. Upgrades from allotted exhibition hall only passes to full access passes are not available
  • Back wall and side drape for inline booths
  • Booth identification sign that is typically 7″ x 44″ with block letters
  • Access to Thursday evening reception located in the Exhibition Hall
  • Organization name, description and logo listed in the official Summit app and printed program guide
  • Exposure on the SelectUSA Investment Summit website

Items that are Sold Separately

  • Custom Carpeting
    — The Exhibition Hall is carpeted in tuxedo gray. Custom flooring upgrades and carpet color changes are available at an additional charge
  • Booth furniture (if needed)
  • Electricity
  • Internet
  • Shipping and drayage fees
  • Union labor to set up booth (if requested or required)
  • Full access Summit badges over the allotted number provided with the booth or sponsorship package
  • Exhibitors have the option to offer food and beverages in their booth during the Thursday evening reception. See rules and regulations regarding food and beverages on the “Resources for Exhibitors and Sponsors” page.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus and Contract

The application for Exhibit and Sponsorship opportunities is now closed.

Sponsorship Packages

Please see the Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus for additional sponsorship opportunities that do not include a booth in the Exhibition Hall.

Additional Sponsorships

  • Mobile App Sponsorship: $25,000 (exclusive)
  • Reception Sponsorship: $15,000 (exclusive)
  • Relax and Recharge Station Sponsorship: $15,000 (exclusive)
  • Registration Sponsorship: $15,000 (exclusive)
  • Hotel Key Cards: $10,000 (exclusive)
  • Window Clings: $8,000 (4 available)
  • Break Sponsorship: $5,000 (4 available)
  • Lunch Sponsorship: $5,000 (4 available sponsoring both lunches)
  • Floor Stickers: $4,000 (6 available)
  • Breakfast Sponsorship: $3,500 (4 available)

Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus and Contract

The application for Exhibit and Sponsorship opportunities is now closed.

Exhibition Hall Floor Plan and Space Assignment

Exhibit space will be assigned based on regional affiliation and will be assigned by SelectUSA in April 2018.