Attendee Information Exhibitor Information Sponsors

Online Trade Show registration is now closed.

Contact Amy Norris if you're interested in exhibiting.

- Trade Show Information
- Exhibitor Schedule

- Booth Fees & Registration Dates
- Exhibitor Contract
GES Exhibit Services Information
- GES Exhibitor Services Kit

- Floor Plan
- Exhibitor List (Alphabetical)
- Exhibitor List  (Booth Number)
- Contact the Trade Show Coordinator
 Exhibitor Webinar Recording
 Exhibitor Webinar Powerpoint (Part 1)
- Exhibitor Webinar Powerpoint (Part 2)


The APPL Trade Show is the BEST PLACE to SELL, PROMOTE, and MARKET your products and services to a NATIONAL NETWORK OF BUYERS from nonprofit and educational sales outlets on National Parks, Forests, Refuges, and other public land sites across America.

Participants who attend the APPL Trade Show are buyers, decision makers and influencers that use this event to shop and learn about products and services that help educate, promote, and enhance a visitors’ experience at public land sites.

Many buyers return each year because they believe the APPL Trade Show is the best place to make orders with their existing vendors and learn about companies and organizations that can cater to their educational venues, retail outlets and nonprofit operations. The convention is being held in late February to accommodate their biggest buying time of year.

The APPL Trade Show is also a great opportunity for companies to learn more about how to sell, market and choose products and services for the interpretive sales outlets on National Parks, Forests, Refuges and other public land sites across America.

Exhibitors may also participate in convention programs like the General Sessions, the Buyer/Vendor Forum, and networking opportunities. Exhibiting organizations may further promote their product and services through trade show specials, door prizes, donations to the APPL Education & Scholarship silent auction, and on APPL’s website.

For maximum exposure in promoting your organization register early and consider one of the many sponsorship opportunities APPL offers to directly reach participants.

Top FIVE Reasons Why Your Company Should Exhibit at the APPL Trade Show

  1. 1. It's the premier show for buyers who purchase for more than 500 parks, historic site and other public land outlets across the US.
  2. You'll make direct connections with buyers, product review team members, and other people who influence purchasing decisions.
  3. Showcase how your company's products and services can help further the mission of APPL and our members to educate and inform the American public about their natural and cultural heritage.
  4. 14 hours of trade show time will enable ample time for you to interact with buyers and participants.
  5. Special events offer you multiple networking opportunities with participants throughout the week.

Great features for the 2014 APPL Trade Show

  • More Retail Space – All exhibit spaces will be 10 ft. x 10 ft. and have three 8 ft. side rails, which enable exhibitors to maximize their display space without interference from neighboring booths.
  • Electronic Link from APPL website and other Publicity – Register early and have your company linked to APPL’s website. APPL is also giving exhibitor staff the option of being listed in the on-site materials.
  • More Aisles – This means more corner spaces (some at standard booth pricing - register early to take advantage of these spaces as they'll probably sell quickly)
  • Trade Show Reception – The Tuesday afternoon trade show reception will allow additional time for networking and socializing with buyers.
  • Silent Auction - Exhibitors are invited to donate products, services and other items to APPL’s Silent Auction that benefits APPL's Education Fund. The Silent Auction will be held in the Trade Show Hall during the Trade Show and gives your company addes publicity.
  • Door Prizes –   Exhibitors are invited to donate products, services and other iterms to APPL's Door Prize Giveaway. Door Prizes will be given at various events, including the Trade Show! Winners of door prizes at the Trade Show will be posted by the Silent Auction table. This is another fun way to give your company added publicity.

Exhibitor Schedule

This is a tentative schedule that highlights events applicable for exhibitors. Exhibitors are encouraged to participate in the Opening Reception, General Sessions, Buyer/Vendor Forum, and Closing Banquet to maximize your opportunities for networking and interacting with convention participants. All Exhibitor Activities, with the exception of the Closing Banquet are being held at the Albuquerque Convention Center.


February 23

February 24

February 25

February 26

8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Registration & Information Desk

8:00 am - 11:00 am
Social Media – Oh the Possibilities
 ($90 for registered exhibitor)*

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Communicating Is for the Birds ($90 for registered exhibitor)*

6:30pm - 8:30 pm
Opening Reception ($49 / complimentary ticket for exhibitors staying in APPL block at the Hyatt or Doubletree)*

7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Registration & Information Desk

8:30 am - 10:00 am
General Session

Sustainability 2014:

Accelerated Adaptation

Liz Madison

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Buyer / Vendor Forum

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Exhibitor Meeting

12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Exhibitor Set-Up


7:00 am – 9:30 am
Exhibitor Set-Up

8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Registration & Information Desk

8:30 am - 10:00 am
General Session
Town Hall Meeting


10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Trade Show and
Silent Auction Open

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Trade Show Reception


8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Registration & Information Desk

8:30 - 10:00 am
General Session
Power of Partnerships  Jim Davidson

10:00 am - 1:15 pm
Silent Auction Open

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Trade Show Open

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Exhibitor Tear Down

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closing Banquet at the Hyatt Hotel
($55; $25 discounted ticket for exhibitors staying at convention hotel)*

*Click here to view Optional Event Descriptions.

VSP, Trade Show Fees and Registration Dates

2014 Trade Show registration is closed.

Register Early!  Pick the Best Booth Location!  APPL members and organizations that contribute to APPL’s Vendor Support Program (VSP) are eligible for discounts, recognition and other special offers.  Please note, that for an organization to be an APPL member, they must be a non-profit organization and must pay APPL membership dues.  The Vendor Support Program (VSP) is designed for corporate organizations that partner with APPL’s members.

Trade Show Registration VSP Benefactor*
or APPL Member
VSP Contributor* General
Registration Opens September 10, 2013
(12pm, noon EDT)
September 19, 2013 (12pm, noon EDT) October 1, 2013
(12pm, noon EDT)
Premium (blue) $875 $985 $1075
Standard (red) $700 $810 $900
Additional Exhibitor $175
1 Day Exhibitor Pass $100

*VSP donations must be made prior to or at the same time as trade show registration in order to qualify for discounts. If your organization has not yet donated, you may do so online when registering for the APPL Trade Show.

Be sure to review the exhibitor contract and floor plan prior to registering online.  When registering online, you must complete the entire process, including payment, in order to secure your booth space. If paying by check, your check must be received within 10 business days.

Booth registration includes:

  • 10' by 10' space divided by three 8' pipe and drape side rails, 6' skirted table, booth identification sign, wastebasket and one chair per registrant
  • Up to two complimentary Exhibitor Registrations per booth
  • Link from the APPL website to your company’s website
  • Listing of your company, show specials and activities on APPL’s website
  • One Convention Directory, with participant and exhibitor lists, per exhibiting company.
  • Opportunity to submit article (200 words or less) to APPL’s February e-newsletter, Newswire (must be submitted by email no later than 1/24/14)
  • Opportunity to award door prizes and auction items to participants
  • Exhibitor Meeting with Trade Show Coordinator onsite
  • Buyer/Vendor Forum to network and talk with buyers
  • Use of APPL Exhibitor logo for your website, materials and promotional items (right click on image to the left, select "copy image" and follow directions to save image to a location on your computer - only registered 2014 exhibiting companies have the right to use this logo)
  • Special Pre-Show Exhibitor Webinar to learn more about the buyers and decision makers from the public lands community. Click here to watch the 2014 Exhibitor Webinar Recording.

Exhibitor Contract

All exhibitors are required to agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the 2014 APPL Exhibitor ContractPDF. It is recommended that you download the exhibitor contract and review the floor plan as a reference prior to registering online.

Registration Instructions

Online exhibitor registration is now closed. If you're interested in exhibiting please contact Amy Norris.  When registering, you will need to enter a main contact for your booth registration - this person will receive electronic communications and confirmation notices and is responsible for sharing information with the appropriate representatives from your company. The main contact will establish a password and have the authority to edit the registration information and register exhibitors, prior to February 1, 2014.

If you've forgotten your password or need assistance with registering online please contact the Registrar by email or by phone at (304) 724-3006 EDT.

Cancellation Policy - All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing and received by APPL's registrar no later than February 1, 2014. A $100.00 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. Cancellation notices and requests for refunds should be sent via e-mail to the Registrar by email or by fax to 304-724-3007. There are no refunds on cancellations that take place after February 1, 2014.

GES Exhibit Services Kit

Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) will be the decorator for the 2014 APPL Trade Show. 

CLICK HERE to access the GES Exhibitor Services Kit.  Please note that February 3, 2014 is the discount deadline for ordering from GES.

Contact the Trade Show Coordinator

If you have questions, need more information or want to provide feedback, please e-mail Amy Norris, APPL Trade Show Coordinator.