Exhibitor Resources

Below you will find all of the information you need to prepare for a successful show at APEC 2017! 

Exposition Hours & Floor Plan
Exhibitor Service Manual 
Important Dates and Deadlines
Partnership Opportunities
Exhibitor Newsletters

Exposition Hours & Floor Plan

Exhibitor Set-Up

Saturday, March 25, 2017            8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Sunday, March 26, 2017               8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Monday, March 27, 2017             8:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Exposition Hours

Monday, March 27, 2017             5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, March 28, 2017             12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, March 29, 2017       10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Exhibitor Dismantle

Wednesday, March 29, 2017       2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday, March 30, 2017           8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Please click here to view the APEC 2017 online floor plan. 

Exhibitor Service Manual 

The Exhibitor Service Manual was emailed the week of December 12th to each of our main contacts from This e-mail includes a link for the 2017 Exhibitor Service Manual, but if you did not receive it please click here to access the Service Manual directly. This important website contains all of the information you will need to guide you to a successful show. Please pay close attention to the Deadline Dates Checklist to ensure timely ordering that will save you money.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Please review the highlevel list of important dates and deadlines below related to exhibiting at the APEC 2017. Click here for a full list if deadline dates.

January 20, 2017:  Please submit your 40-word company or product description for the Final Program, Mobile App and additional online promotion.  You may upload your company description online by clicking here.  Please provide your 40-word description no later than Friday, January 20th for inclusion in the Final Program. 
February 23, 2017: Freeman will begin accepting freight at the Freeman Advanced Warehouse.
February 24, 2017: Deadline to receive the block hotel room rates.
March 3, 2017: Deadline to receive discounted rates on Freeman and Tampa Convention Center orders.
March 17, 2017: Deadline to register online for APEC 2017
March 20, 2017: Last day for freight to be accepted at the Freeman Advanced Warehouse without  incurring fees.


Registration for the badges included with your booth and partnership packages are available now. Click here to access the Exhibitor Registration page. As a reminder, each company receives 1 full conference exhibitor badge and unlimited exposition only badges.  Companies with booths 400 square feet or larger will receive a second full conference exhibitor badge.

Diamond Partners receive 3 additional full conference badges, Platinum Partners receive 2 additional full conference badges and Gold Partners receive 1 additional full conference badge.  
Please complete your registrations online at your earliest convience; any registrations not completed by Friday, March 17th must be finalized onsite. If you need your password for registration, please email


APEC has a block of rooms reserved at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina for a discounted rate of $199/night. To receive this discount, room reservations must be made by February 24th. Click here to make your reservation online.   
APEC has a block of rooms reserved at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center for a discounted rate of $199/night. To receive this discount, room reservations must be made by February 24th. Click here to make your reservation online. 

Partnership Opportunities

Drive your company forward by partnering with APEC. We offer customized partnership packages with options including:    

  • Water Bottles
  • Social Event Partnership
  • Mobile App Upgrade Options
  • And much more 

We encourage you to lock-in your participation early. Your competitors will.

Interested? Contact Lisa Wagner at for more information.  

Exhibitor Newsletters

See below to view past exhibitor newsletters.


APEC hosted a webinar with Freeman on February 2nd from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This webinar discussed the logistics of the APEC show. If you were unable to attend, please view the webinar here.