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Reserve your exhibit space

Reserve your sponsorship and advertising

Animal Care Expo offers a cost-effective way to reach key professionals in the animal welfare field. Our attendees come from a variety of agencies including shelters, rescues, animal care and control, field services, veterinary and advocacy.

Expo’s success is unmatched, and it continues to draw the largest gathering of animal welfare professionals in the country. If this is your market, you can’t miss this unique opportunity to showcase your products and services!

Benefits of exhibiting at Expo

  • Exclusive show hours with no competing sessions during Exhibit Hall open hours
  • Social functions and complimentary meals hosted in the Exhibit Hall
  • A comprehensive and cutting-edge educational conference
  • Networking with other industry professionals
  • Access to more than 2,800 key decision makers in the animal welfare community including:
    • Shelter directors and board members with budgets ranging from the thousands to the millions
    • Shelter and rescue managers, operations staff, volunteer coordinators, and volunteers
    • Animal control officers and cruelty investigators
    • Humane educators
    • Veterinarians
    • Wildlife rehabilitators and behaviorists
    • Animal emergency first responders
    • State and federal emergency managers

Exhibiting opportunities

Exhibit hall hours

The exhibit hall schedule starts with move in beginning Tuesday, May 5th 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (by appointment only) and continuing Wednesday, May 6th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. All booths must be set up by Wednesday, May 6th at 4:15 p.m.

Exhibit hall hours are:

  • Wednesday, May 6th 5:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 7th, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 8th, 10:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • Exhibit dismantling is Friday, May 8th from 1:15 p.m. – 6:00 pm

Each booth fee includes the following:

  • Two Expo full conference registrations
  • Back and side draping on booth
  • One standard company identification sign
  • A listing in the Expo show app
  • A list of all attendees who give opt in to be contacted by the exhibitors and sponsors following the show.*
  • Please note that no furniture is included with the booth

Exhibit space is available in multiples of 10' x 10' booth units. The charge per booth for exhibit space is $1,895 for commercial companies and $895 for nonprofit organizations. Preferred booth locations are viewed as requests and are not guaranteed. Each corner booth that is requested and assigned will cost an additional $300. Placement is based on sponsorship, the number of years the company has exhibited, and the order in which the Exhibit Space Agreements are received.

Exhibitors receive two full conference registrations per booth space. Additional representatives may be registered in advance at the lowest conference registration rate. Badges are required for admittance to all Expo events.

All applications submitted, approved, and paid before February 28, 2020 will have their exhibitor and category listing included in the pocket guide. Exhibitor and category listings in the 2020 Animal Care Expo show app can be added up until a week before the start of the conference.

Lead retrieval

To continue to provide you with the best leads at Animal Care Expo, The HSUS is happy to offer a lead retrieval system that will assist you with lead data capture, lead qualification, and sales follow-up processes. The lead retrieval system will allow you to capture attendee data quickly (including email addresses), set up your device with custom questions and export leads into Excel or text format.

Due to changes in privacy laws, The HSUS is required to ask Expo attendees to opt in with permission to share their contact information with our exhibitors and sponsors. We encourage you to try lead retrieval to receive the most leads at Expo. Price goes up three weeks prior to Expo so reserve your lead retrieval system early!

Contracting services

Shepard Exposition Services is the official contractor for Animal Care Expo. The Shepard Exposition Services desk will be open throughout the conference. Here exhibitors may verify, check and adjust their requirements for installation, furnishings, equipment and other auxiliary services. Shepard Exposition Services order forms and information will be included with your Exhibitor Service Manual.

The only official correspondence you will receive from Animal Care Expo will be through our Exhibit Hall manager, ReNae Vorgert and our contractor Shepard Exposition Services. To avoid fraud, please call ReNae if any other company contacts you claiming to represent Animal Care Expo.

Exhibitor cancellation policy

Before or on January 6, 2020:
Exhibitors canceling an application before or on January 6, 2020, will forfeit 10% of the total cost of all exhibit space reserved.

January 7 – February 29, 2020:
Exhibitors canceling an application after January 7, but before or on February 29, 2020, will forfeit 50% of the total cost of all exhibit space reserved.

After March 1, 2020:
Exhibitors canceling after March 1, 2020, will forfeit 100% of the total cost of all exhibit space reserved. If you must cancel space, contact ReNae Vorgert at 701-370-7711.

All cancellations must email to rvorgert@humanesociety.org. To be official, a confirmation of the cancellation from HSUS must be received by the exhibitor. If confirmation is not received, please call ReNae Vorgert at 701-370-7711

See the complete exhibit terms and conditions.

* The opt in list of attendees is available to exhibitors and sponsors of Animal Care Expo. This list is limited to a one-time use. All names and contact information are the exclusive and valuable property of The Humane Society of the United States. The exhibitor/sponsor in no way acquires ownership or rights to further usage of the list or the names. The HSUS is not commercially endorsing or promoting any product or service. The HSUS name cannot be used in promotion without prior written approval. The HSUS reserves the right to refuse use of this list at its discretion.

Questions about exhibiting, sponsoring, or advertising? Contact ReNae Vorgert at 701-370-7711 or by email at rvorgert@humanesociety.org


2020 Expo Exhibitor Terms and Conditions
2020 Expo Exhibitor Terms and Conditions
2020 expo floorplan
2020 Expo Exhibit Hall Floorplan