AFSA36: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition


Three days with 600+ decision makers

Whether you’re an exhibitor, advertiser, sponsor – or all three – AFSA36 will be time extremely well spent.To give you as much of the their time as possible, we have specially designed our conference schedule to create multiple opportunities for attendees to visit the exhibition hall as well as network in more casual gatherings and events.

Attendees include:

  • Fire Sprinkler Contractors
  • Designers
  • Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Authorities Having Jurisdiction

Additional Networking Opportunities:

  • Three Networking Breakfasts
  • Three Networking Lunches
  • Exhibitor Appreciation Event
  • Awards Party (1 Ticket per Booth)

Key Info

AFSA Exhibitor Schedule

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017:

2:00PM – 10:00PM               Exhibit Hall Move-in

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017:

8:00AM – 2:00PM                 Exhibit Hall Move-in
4:30PM – 5:30PM                  Exhibitor Appreciation Event
5:30PM – 8:30PM                  Exhibits Open (Chairman’s Reception)

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017:

12:30PM – 3:30PM                Exhibits Open
3:30PM – 9:00PM                  Exhibit Hall Move-out

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017:

8:00AM-11:00AM                 Exhibit Hall Move-out

Networking Opportunities

Networking Meals:

Three Networking Breakfasts & Three Networking Lunches
AFSA convention always offer outstanding networking opportunities for exhibitors and their customers.
These popular networking opportunities include three hot breakfasts and three hot lunches at the headquarter hotel.
With an “All-Access” registration, you receive one breakfast voucher and one lunch voucher for each night you have a reservation at Bellagio Las Vegas (up to three nights.)
With an “Exhibit-Hall-Only” registration, you receive one voucher for each night you have a reservation at Bellagio Las Vegas (up to three nights.)
Vouchers are good only for AFSA networking meals and cannot be used at hotel restaurants.  Vouchers cannot be redeemed for cash value.

Evening Events:

Exhibitor Appreciation Event 

Tuesday, Sept. 26; 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Enjoy food and drinks with AFSA board members before the rush of contractors enter the exhibit hall floor.

Trade Show Open – Chairman’s Reception

Tuesday, Sept. 26:  5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Registered attendees enjoy food and drinks as they move throughout the exhibit hall floor to visit your booth and learn about your products, services and/or new technology.

Awards Party

Wednesday, Sept. 27: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Join us as we crown the Apprentice Competition champion with a party for the ages.  The ‘Rat Pack’ theme will feature music by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Marilyn Monroe.  The era of their greatest tabloid fame coincided with the “Mad Men” ’50s into the ’60s when, in retrospect, things seemed simpler and a particular kind of jet-set culture was captured in their antics.  A night of fun that includes dinner, drinks, and live entertainment will cap off the convention.

Trade Show Open 

Wednesday, Sept. 27:  12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Tradeshow is open to attendees, invited guests and public.