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catalyst: An agent for change

The theme of TxA’s 2020 Annual  Conference + Showcase ⁠— Catalyst ⁠— has found new meaning. We have found the silver lining in “the cloud.”  Our Annual Conference is now virtual, and will take place online over three days, from October 28–30, 2020. The virtual conference platform will allow attendees to participate in educational programs and networking activities from their computers, telephones, and mobile devices.

Why a Virtual Conference?

COVID-19 has changed the way we live, interact, and meet. Our main priority is the safety and well-being of our members, supplier partners, and staff. For this reason, we have proactively made the decision to reimagine this year’s event into a dynamic, interactive, virtual experience. The spirit of our past Annual Conferences will remain intact as we continue to offer outstanding keynotes, timely breakout sessions, informative tours, engaging networking opportunities, and a fully interactive supplier experience.

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus

About Our Supplier Showcase

Our Sponsor Showcase will allow sponsors to create a “digital booth” that features the same products and services displayed in traditional exhibit booths. Registered participants will “stroll through the virtual exhibit hall” where they can view company and product videos, interact with vendors via real-time chat sessions, connect through social media platforms, and receive “show specials” just like they would in a typical trade show environment.

Virtual Showcase Best Practices 

Digital Booths

To bring the conference to our attendees, we will be using a customized portal to host all conference activities.

Included with your booth is a customizable 2D booth template, equipped with lead capture, guest analytics, and notifications for guest entrance/exits. Additional booth enhancements are available at additional costs. Download this PDF to learn more.

Check out this video for a demonstration of what your booth virtual booth experience will look like.

Advantage of Digital Booths

Video on Demand
Each digital booth can feature company and product videos to generate brand awareness and drive sales.

Live Chat
Attendees can click on any exhibitor chat button to start a real-time live chat session with exhibitors.

Product Listings
Exhibitors can display detailed descriptions and information for numerous products and services for attendees to review. Each listing features a video gallery and document library.

Document Library
The document library features links to brochures, web pages, whitepapers, ebooks, guides and other valuable sales collateral.

Special Show Offers
Exhibitors can extend the interaction with attendees and enhance the prospect of a sale with special offers. Within their profile they can create ads for promotional sales events.

Schedule

The conference will kick off on Wednesday, October 28, and will run through Friday, October 30. Our virtual Sponsor Showcase will take place over these three days, providing one hour of dedicated Showcase time each day. No competing events or educational sessions will be scheduled against these  time slots, allowing our sponsoring exhibitors full access to our attendees.

Tentative Benefits, 10′ x 20′ Booths and Smaller

If you purchased a 10′ X 20′ or smaller booth, you will receive the following (or similar) benefits:

  1. Customizable booth in the Sponsor Showcase
  2. The opportunity to start impactful conversations with booth visitors, allowing you to capture their contact information
  3. Daily dedicated time with scanned leads (60 minutes per day)
  4. A three-minute, pre-recorded introduction of your products/services for attendees to view on our website before and after the event
  5. Acknowledgement during the conference keynote session
  6. Logo, contact information, and product description on interactive floor plan
  7. Access to full virtual conference attendee list
  8. Listed in 2020 Conference program guide, as well as a thank you ad in Texas Architect magazine
  9. Dedicated space on virtual conference portal (10′ x 20′ booths only)

Tentative Benefits, 10′ x 30′ Booths and Larger

If you purchased a 10′ x 30′ or larger booth, you will receive the following (or similar) benefits:

All of the above benefits, plus:

  1. An additional five-minute, pre-recorded video tutorial of company offering
  2. Exclusive use of TxA Matchmaking tools, connecting you to requested firms
  3. One social media mention highlighting partnership across Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for every 10′ x 10′ booth space beyond 10′ x 30′
  4. Participation in virtual Showcase Tour lead by a Texas architect, grouped by like products

Contact Information

Tod Stehling
Expo and Business Development Director

Beware of Expo Scams

It has been brought to our attention that scam artists, fraudulent companies, and vendors not contracted by TxA have been targeting exhibitors participating in tradeshows across the country. Be careful of companies emailing and posing as vendors for our event. Some scams include housing, mailing lists, directory listings, and onsite services.

TxA never sells attendee lists. 

If you are contacted by any outside company you find suspicious or are unsure whether they are a legitimate authorized vendor for this event, please contact Tod Stehling immediately, and if possible include any e-mail communication you received from this vendor.

2020 Exhibitor Resources

Thank you for signing up as a sponsoring exhibitor for 2020. We are excited to be partnering with you on this exciting project! This section is filled with resources to help you as you plan for the show.

Who is Your Audience?

Put your products directly into the hands of the stakeholders and decision makers from across the state who attend the TxA conference.

Times are changing fast. Exhibiting costs are rising. Attendee behaviors are shifting. Executive management is pressing you for trade show cost justification and ROI. And, if you’re like most, you haven’t received formal exhibiting education — and don’t have a lot of time to seek it out. The following articles and blog posts from “Competitive Edge” provide a crash-course on trade show success. They are a quick-read, informative, and loaded with useful information and practical knowledge.

Contact

Tod Stehling
Expo and Business Development Director

Future TxA Annual Conference Dates

2021
San Antonio
October 7-9

2022
El Paso
October 27-29

2023
Fort Worth
November 2-4

2024
Houston
October 3-5

“Spending time at the 2019 Design Expo was exceptional, both connecting to old friends and relating to new product lines for our upcoming builds. The TxA trade show allows us to personally meet and shake hands with our new suppliers.”

— Paul Dennehy, AIA