Mutual Concerns

Mutual Concerns

Marketplace and Vendor Opportunities

The world's top aviation and space museums will be meeting April 1-4, 2016 at the Mutual Concerns of Air and Space Museums Conference. This unique, popular annual gathering brings together museum professionals to share their challenges and successes, learn about different and new approaches in their field, and seek better ways of doing business.

The April 2016 meeting is in the New York City area. Participants worldwide are looking forward to the event at this venue and are making their plans to attend. We'd like to invite you to become an exhibitor at this prestigious event.

Attendees

The event draws over 150 participants from over 100 of the finest museums across the globe, as well as a number of small and growing institutions looking for support and ideas.

Marketplace Overview

The conference includes a "Marketplace," which features a small group of exhibitors who offer expertise, goods, and services to the museum community. Each conference, we look forward to seeing the familiar faces of our loyal exhibitors and to hear about their latest offerings and innovations. We also seek out a limited number of new exhibitors, so our attendees can learn about different services every year they attend. For those of you who have not been part of the Marketplace, we keep the number of exhibitors and sponsors low, usually at about 10 to 20, so exhibitors and participants have ample opportunities to learn about each other.

The Marketplace begins with the big event on Friday, April 1, 2016, when all exhibitors and sponsors are invited to display their best wares and meet our participants. Marketplace participants are invited to continue to exhibit and attend the conference sessions over the next three days.

Areas of Interest to Participants

-- website development
-- e-commerce and e-newsletters
-- admissions/ticketing
-- corporate events
-- retail sales
-- fundraising
-- increasing membership, donations, and attendance
-- attraction-based exhibits
-- interactive device development
-- artifact and collections management
-- conservation and restoration
-- exhibit design, lighting, acoustics, and fabrication
-- security
-- new technologies
-- professional consulting

For more information, please contact Kelly Bloom at 202-633-2607 or email nasmmutualconcerns@si.edu.

Joining the Marketplace

If you have a product or service that would interest conference participants, please review this detailed information, which will help you decide if you want to apply to be a Patron, Benefactor, Sponsor, or Exhibitor. All exhibitors are encouraged to attend the conference sessions to gain insight into the wants and needs of the air and space museum community, and gather ideas for working with them.

You will find our fees are reasonable for exhibiting and sponsoring at the basic level. You will also find that being an event sponsor or benefactor is a great bargain for the opportunities offered.

Marketplace Fees and Benefits

$1,750 – Information Sharing/Exhibitor Tables receive the following benefits:

  • Company name, contact information, and description will be featured in the conference materials.
  • Exhibit table for Friday evening reception at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson. This reception serves as a major showcase for our exhibitors.
  • Space on the information tables for pamphlets and handouts during the conference Saturday through Monday at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and the Cradle of Aviation Museum.
  • One free conference pass admittance to all sessions, meals, and social events; one additional company representative may attend the Friday evening reception.
  • Exhibit space is 6' draped, table, and two chairs. Logistics and set-up information will be provided in separate correspondence after registration is confirmed. Internet connection and audiovisual rental available for additional, reasonable fees.
  • SEE OUR EARLY BIRD $1,500 OFFER TO EXHIBITORS on the EXHIBITOR AND SPONSOR FORM.

$2,750 – Event Sponsors receive the following benefits:

  • All the Sponsor benefits above.
  • The opportunity to give a five-minute introduction about your company to our participants.
  • A pamphlet or brochure about your company can be included in our registration material.
  • Up to two free conference passes for exhibiting and admittance to all sessions, meals, and social events; and one additional company representative may attend the Friday evening reception.
  • SEE OUR EARLY BIRD $2,500 OFFER TO EXHIBITORS on the EXHIBITOR AND SPONSOR FORM.

$5,000 – Event Benefactors receive the following benefits:

  • All Event Sponsor benefits above.
  • The opportunity to sponsor a lunch and include an audiovisual presentation about your company to participants.
  • A pamphlet or brochure about your company can be included in our registration package.
  • Up to three free conference passes for exhibiting and admittance to all conference sessions, meals, and social events; and two additional company representatives are provided access to the Friday evening reception.

$10,000 – Event Patrons receive the following benefits:

  • All Event Benefactor benefits above.
  • Opportunity to host two tables at the Friday evening reception of selected conference attendees (i.e. museum executive staff).
  • Up to four free conference passes for exhibiting and admittance to all conference sessions, meals, and social events; and three additional company representatives are provided access to the Friday evening reception.

2016 Information and Exhibitor Registration Form

Don't Delay

Submit your request for space by completing the Exhibitor and Sponsor form online or download and fax to 202-357-4579 or contact Kelly Bloom via email or phone (202-633-2607) with any questions. Spaces are limited.
We're looking forward to hosting a great selection of companies at the 2016 Marketplace!