Trade Show

Exhibitors can now register online at  and choose their own booth location.

Exhibitor Information and Forms:

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Join us at the Sheraton Crown Center in bustling Kansas City, Missouri for the 146th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) from August 21 to 25, 2016.

Located at the crossroads of the nation and rich in colorful history, Kansas City is the perfect location for the 146th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Kansas City is situated on the banks of the Missouri River, the longest river in North America and the source of drinking water for 2.5 million Missourians. Conference attendees from all over the world will have the opportunity to network with a diverse group of resource professionals in this up-and-coming city full of great food and entertainment.

Your exhibit at this major industry event will be seen by an expected attendance of over 1,200 fisheries and aquaculture scientists; federal, tribal, state, and local administrators, directors, and elected officials; educators; consultants; and marine and freshwater fishing industries. Meeting sessions, events, and the trade show will take place at the Sheraton Crown Center ( The trade show will be located in close proximity to all conference activities located at the Sheraton Crown Center.

The Trade Show Networking Event, a mixer on the first evening of the Trade Show, provides an ideal opportunity for casual introductions and informal networking. Two complimentary conference registrations are included for booths rented at the member and non-member rates. This will allow your personnel to attend all conference sessions and functions, interact with attendees outside the Exhibit Hall, and gain information on industry issues.

Trade show exhibitors will include federal and state fisheries agencies, sellers of photos, arts, and crafts, and companies providing boats, aquaculture supplies, fish tagging and tracking equipment, computer and software applications, consultant services, digital fish-measuring equipment, water quality monitoring and filtration systems, aeration systems, hydroacoustic systems, and others related to fisheries research and management. This dynamic event is expected to attract fisheries professionals from around the world!

We hope you will join AFS for the 146th Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. The Annual Meeting will offer exhibitors the opportunity to reconnect with clients and colleagues, network, and showcase their products and services. Join us and bring your expertise to Kansas City!

Check out one exhibitor’s experience at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Portland:

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Rental Fees


  • AFS Member Firm*: $1,300.00 per booth
  • AFS Nonmember Firm: $1,450.00 per booth
  • Crafters: $450 per booth
  • Non Profit (Govt Approved): $650 per booth

*To qualify for member rate, the exhibiting company must hold a Sustaining, Official, or Associate Membership with AFS. Please include your membership number to ensure you receive the member rate. For membership information visit:

Exhibitors receive two full conference registrations. Additional personnel, or personnel at crafter and non-profit booths must purchase full registration to attend sessions or events other than the Trade Show networking events.

  • Ten-foot (10’) back drape and three-foot (3’) side drapes
  • One eight-foot (8’) table
  • Two chairs
  • One wastebasket
  • One 10’ x 10’ space

Available Services
Viper Expo Services is the official exhibitor service contractor for the 2016 AFS Trade Show and Exhibition. A complete service kit containing information on carpet, utilities, and freight will be sent by Viper at a later date.

AFS 2016 Trade Show Exhibitors will be listed in the June 2016 issue of Fisheries, the monthly publication of the American Fisheries Society. Company descriptions will also be included in the conference program guide and meeting app if submitted prior to June 1.

AFS Tech Workshops
Exhibitors can present a workshop featuring new products and technological advancements from their company. The fee is $1,600 per workshop. Please contact Shawn Johnston at below email for more information: [email protected].


Sunday, August 21
2:00 pm–6:00 pm Exhibit move-in

Monday, August 22
8:00 am–9:00 am Exhibit move-in
9:00 am–8:30 pm Exhibits open
6:00 pm–8:30 pm AFS Trade Show Networking Event

Tuesday, August 23
9:00 am–6:00 pm Exhibits open

Wednesday, August 24
9:00 am–2:00 pm Exhibits open
2:00 pm–4:00 pm Exhibit dismantle