Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition


October 1 - 4, 2019
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, California


Booth Reservations

Past Exhibitors Will Receive an Invitation with Access Code to Reserve a Booth.

If you did not receive an invitation, use the link below.

Request a Reservation Code



Why Exhibit?


The American Fire Sprinkler Association is a non-profit trade association whose membership includes fire sprinkler contractors and designers, manufacturers and suppliers of fire sprinkler products, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction.

AFSA hosts an annual convention and exhibition each Fall to introduce the latest technology in the fire sprinkler industry. Our conference also includes apprentice competition, educational seminars, tours, networking, and social events. It is the largest fire sprinkler exhibition in North America.



As an exhibitor, advertiser, or sponsor  – four days with 600+ decision makers, representing 200+ contractor companies at AFSA38 will be time extremely well spent.

We want our exhibitors to have as much time with customers as possible, so we have specially designed our conference schedule to create multiple opportunities for attendees to visit the exhibit hall as well as network at 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)


  1. Unopposed Exhibit Hours
  2. Annual Apprentice Competition in Exhibit Hall
  3. Exhibition Grand Opening Reception
  4. Free passes for the second day of exhibits to AFSA and exhibitor-invited guests

Three days with 600+ decision makers

Networking Opportunities

Networking Meals:

Three Networking Breakfasts & Three Networking Lunches
AFSA conventions always offer outstanding networking opportunities for exhibitors and their customers.  These attractive networking opportunities include three hot breakfasts and three hot lunches at the headquarter hotel. 

  1. With an “All-Access” registration, for each night that you have a reservation under the AFSA Group Rate (up to three nights), you receive two meal vouchers at the Manchester Grand Hyatt or one meal voucher at the Embassy Suites.* 
  2. With an “Exhibit Hall-Only” registration, for each night that you have a reservation under the AFSA Group Rate (up to three nights), you receive one meal voucher at the Manchester Grand Hyatt or Embassy Suites.*

Vouchers are valid only for AFSA networking meals but not at hotel restaurants.  Vouchers have no cash value. 
*Embassy Suites includes breakfast and nightly reception with each reservation.

Exhibit & Networking Events:

Exhibitor Appreciation Event 

Thursday, Oct. 3; 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Enjoy food and drinks with AFSA board members before the rush of contractors enter the exhibit hall floor.

Exhibition Grand Opening Reception

Thursday, Oct. 3:  3:30 PM – 7:00 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.

Trade Show Open 

Friday, Oct. 4:  12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Tradeshow is open to attendees, invited guests and public.

Awards Party

Friday, Oct. 4: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
(1 ticket per booth included with purchase; Additional tickets may be purchased as add-on)

Join us as we crown the Apprentice Competition champion with an exclusive party at SeaWorld San Diego. A night of fun that includes dinner, drinks, and music. A jet-helicopter flight simulator sends you over the breathtaking, perilous, icy landscapes of the Arctic Circle en route to Base Station Wild Arctic where you will meet penguins, walruses and beluga whales. However, the fun doesn’t stop there because the tallest and fastest roller coaster in SeaWorld San Diego’s history is here! Riders of Electric Eel will drop from heights of 150 feet while getting boosted 60 mph forwards and backward through looping twists and an inverted heartline roll.


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