December 13, 2018 AENC 37th Annual Showcase and Exhibits 

Connecting People | Growing Business

Click here for an online interactive layout of booths at the show.

Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC

Raleigh Convention Center


Exhibitor Contract - To secure a booth at the show, complete the contract. Contact m[email protected]

Qualified Attendees - Watch your email for registration links or contact [email protected]

To be on the floor of the show you must be an exhibitor or an invited attendee who is: a staff of an association or a planner (association, corporation, independent, sports, military, fraternal or religious market).


Link to Hotel Reservations - both hotels are connected to the Convention Center

Raleigh Marriott City Center, 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 833-1120
$179 plus tax. Deadline November 13, 2018  Book your group rate for AENC Trade Show 

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, 421 South Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC  27601 (800) 325-3535 CLICK HERE FOR THE ONLINE LINK
$140 plus tax. Deadline November 11, 2018

Exhibitors Registration

Register directly with Jovita Mask - email [email protected].


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

1:00 PM - 6:30 PM:

Exhibitor Booth Setup

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM:

Celebration of Jovita's Career - Raleigh Marriott City Center

Thursday, December 13, 2018

7:00 AM - 8:45 AM:

8:00 AM - 2:30 PM 

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM:

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM:

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM:

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM:

2:30 PM – 7:30 PM:

Exhibit Booth Final Set Up


Speakers Showcase  (CE Credit) - Hear 8 professional speakers and  find your next star!

Booth Inspection/Exhibitor Meeting

Show Open with lunch service on show floor 

Seminar(CE Credit)  Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Booking Speakers 

Booth Breakdown




8:30 AM – 10:00 AM - Filed for 1.5 hours CE Credit
AENC Speaker Showcase Presented by PRiSM Speakers

You know that finding just the right speaker is essential for your next meeting. Instead of spending days searching for good speakers, how about joining us to preview eight professional speakers in just ninety minutes? We call it a Speaker Showcase, and AENC and PRiSM Speakers have teamed up to host one on as a part of the AENC Annual Tradeshow. The event is free to AENC Tradeshow attendees, breakfast is on us, and you get to see some of the area's best professional speakers in action (Room 306)

 2:30 PM – 3:30 – Filed for 1 hour CE Credit
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Booking Speakers

Finding and contracting speakers is an important part of your meeting experience, but how do you make the right choice and use your association's budget effectively? During this fireside chat, professional speakers Evan Carroll, Meredith Oliver, and Stan Phelps will pull back the curtain on how to best work with speakers. We'll cover everything you want to know, including finding the right speaker, negotiating fees, and setting the speaker, and your meeting, up for success. We'll also answer your questions from the audience. If you work with or would like to work with professional speakers, this is a session you won't want to miss. (Room 306)

Thanks to Our Event Sponsors!

Lunch Sponsors

Raleigh Convention Center logo

Seminar Sponsors


Show Booth Services/Registration Counters



Audio Visual

EZAV logo


Online Booth Map

Map Dynamics logo


Badge Holders

Halo logo


Best Booth Awards

Wake Forest Awards & Engraving 275


Special Signs & Floor Logo

Dynamic Print Solutions logo




Trade Show Task Force

Chair | Deborah Alford, CMP, CEM, NC Home Builders Association
Kathryn Atkinson, NC Academy of Family Physicians
Christine Johnson, FirstPoint Management Resources
Emily Nail, CUDE, MBA, Cooperative Council of North Carolina
Rob Wheeler, Skyline Exhibits & Events/The Holt Group
Amanda Wujcik, NC Retail Merchants Association
Karen Wall, Visit Winston-Salem

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