The exhibit floor is THE place to build your brand and interact with potential customers. Every business relies on a network of other businesses to some capacity, and trade shows bolster these relationships by bringing everyone together. The ability to meet face-to-face and build a rapport with potential customers in a relaxed atmosphere should not be undervalued. The Exhibitor Manual includes:
Your time is valuable, and the exhibit hours will be designed to respect it. When the exhibit floor is open, nothing else at the event will be. Dedicated show hours in the morning and the evening will allow the opportunity to schedule personal meetings with new and existing clients, as well as the ability to attend educational sessions.
People who attend meetings are there to learn from and interact with industry professionals. Consequently, they are more open to new products and services which can be a great opportunity for exhibitors to elevate their brand and collect new contacts. Investing in creative and exclusive sponsorships showcases how active you are in the damage prevention marketplace. Sponsorships enhance the attendee experience and your company benefits by:
The Expo will include damage prevention-focused companies in a variety of product categories, including:
The 2021 Common Ground Alliance Conference & Expo — the damage prevention industry’s official conference — is the premier event for damage prevention stakeholders to network, gain knowledge and learn about the latest industry data, trends and technology. With more than 36,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Expo floor at the 2021 CGA Conference & Expo will be packed with product demonstrations, hands-on learning experiences and new technology.
Purchasing exhibitor space at the 2021 CGA Conference & Expo provides you with:
The Expo will be the epicenter of activity and a primary destination for conference attendees as they look to shop for products and services, with dedicated show hours that do not conflict with educational tracks, including:
Exhibitors can move-in Monday, enabling the ability to attend CGA meetings on Tuesday — engage with CGA’s core programs and deepen your industry relationships with CGA’s dedicated committee volunteers.
CGA members can secure their booth spaces at a special discounted rate, available to members only. Exhibitor opportunities are also open to non-CGA members from companies in the damage prevention space.
“No other single organization has had a greater impact on reducing damages to underground facilities than the Common Ground Alliance. The consensus-building work of CGA and the tireless energy of its dedicated members have quite literally saved lives. There’s no question that the damage prevention industry is poised to make another great leap toward our goal of zero damages, and the 2021 CGA Conference & Expo will play a pivotal role in bringing together the people and organizations who will generate the next big innovation in public safety.”
“As a longtime supporter of CGA and its mission of shared responsibility in damage prevention, Shell Pipeline Company LP is pleased to sponsor the 2021 CGA Conference & Expo. The conference offers access to CGA committee meetings, access to educational sessions, and networking opportunities across the damage prevention community.”
“One Call Centers play a central role in the damage prevention process in the way we work with other stakeholder groups to reduce damages in our states. Dig Safely New York, Inc., has endorsed the 2021 CGA Conference & Expo and is encouraging our staff and board members to attend, because this is the event where their peers will be participating in conversations about the future of damage prevention, taking advantage of educational and training opportunities, and discussing how other One Call Centers are working to reduce damages in states across the country.”
“When ELM Companies is considering whether to sponsor and exhibit at a conference, the decision comes down to one critical factor: Will we reach the decision makers? For the 2021 CGA Conference & Expo, we believe that will be true more than ever before. CGA’s connection to 1,700 members year-round, combined with its reputation as the preeminent source for damage prevention Best Practices and education, will make the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld the place to be the October 2021.”
"CGA is the go-to organization for excavators to collaborate with our fellow partners in damage prevention to address the real-world problems and obstacles surrounding damage prevention protocols. Without CGA’s leadership, excavating would be less safe than it is today. From CGA’s new initiatives focused on taking damage prevention to the next level and to engaging roundtables that include the excavator perspective and input, we are looking forward to rolling up our sleeves in Orlando and digging into the future of damage prevention alongside CGA’s committed members."
"CGA is built to serve all 16 damage prevention stakeholder groups, which makes it the ideal organizer for the 2021 CGA Conference & Expo -- an event all stakeholders will want to attend. CGA’s 20-year track record in bringing stakeholders together to address and solve our shared damage prevention challenges is sure to make the 2021 CGA Conference & Expo a forum where attendees can expect to leave more educated and connected to their peers than when they arrived. Verizon fully endorses the 2021 CGA Conference & Expo as the place for continuing damage prevention education."
“CGA has been the leading trade association in the damage prevention industry for nearly 20 years, and the agenda for its 2021 Conference & Expo will take CGA’s mission to even greater heights. Ushering in a new era of damage prevention requires bringing all the industry players together for focused problem solving and a renewed commitment to our collective goals. The new format promises to build on the momentum of the last two decades, but also truly spark new energy and concrete action plans for the next evolution of the industry.”