Where do I send my booth or sponsorship payment?
Contact Bridgette Barr for the address: Bridgette.email@example.com
Are there some special things I shouldn’t miss that I’m entitled to as an exhibitor?
Yes; in particular, we have 1-on-1 meetings at Modern Day Marine between program managers from Marine Corps Systems Command and industry – each product group in represented. The POC from your company that signed-up for the show will receive an email in late August regarding the meetings. There is also a black-tie event at the Ritz-Carlton during Modern Day Marine and other events like the Young Marines golf tournament at Marine Corps Association dinners during Marine West and Marine South – information for those events are available on the webpage for each event.
Are there sponsorship options?
Yes, we have a lot of great sponsorship options – please see the sponsorship menu via the webpage for each show.
What is the difference between the three events? How big is each one?
Marine West and Marine South are end-user events; sponsored by the host base, the goal is to get the deployable units of all rank-and-file to interface with industry. Marine West and Marine South average about 175-200 vendors, and 3500 attendees. Modern Day Marine is co-sponsored by the Marine Corps Systems Command – the procurement command of the Marine Corps – and designed to be a systems-level show where industry can interface with the requirements and procurement experts in the Marine Corps. Modern Day Marine has been held annually for over 30-years and averages about 500 vendors and 8,000 attendees. Given the proximity to Washington, DC, Modern Day Marine attracts a broader array of attendees from the larger DOD community, all service branches, and a distinct international presence.
So the events are outside? What happens if it rains?
The events are held under massive industrial tents that have flooring, lighting, electricity, etc. So if it rains, you will be fine indoors – the outdoor booths just have to bear it like true Marines! As the saying goes, “if it ain’t raining, we ain’t training”!
What is the Marine Corps League?
It is the largest nonprofit organization of former Marines with almost 100,000 members. For more information on joining the League, visit the website at www.mcleague.org.
Who are the key people I should contact for questions?
Show Director, Charlie Baisley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Booth Sales/Sponsorships, Jaymie Nielsen, email@example.com
Billing/Sales, Bridgette Barr, Bridgette.firstname.lastname@example.org
Operations (booth questions/shipping/registration), Sarah Lessley (Marine West or Marine South) email@example.com or Andrea Nielson (Modern Day Marine) firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I pick the booth location?
The website will have current floorplans available. Note: that the floorplans can change so always double-check on a booth you select. You may also write “best available” on the contract and we will give you, in our judgement, the best spot we have.
How do I exhibit at the show?
What are Marine Military Expos?
We are three trade shows specifically aimed at the Marine Corps market. Notably, all three of our events are held on base, which greatly enhances the uniformed presence at our events. The mission of the shows is to assist the Marine Corps to identify and procure the best products and services to help their warfighting efforts and to promote the message of the Marine Corps League.