Exhibitor Resources

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2018 Call for Proposals

Thank you for choosing to showcase your programs, products, and services to our global audience at the 2018 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo. Through this experience you will:

  • Discover emerging trends in student mobility;
  • Establish new partnerships;
  • Participate in networking opportunities; and
  • Identify global marketplace opportunities.

We are excited that you have chosen to participate in the 2018 NAFSA Expo and cannot wait to see you in Philadelphia!

For more information on the many opportunities available during the 2018 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, please see our Exhibitor and Sponsorship Prospectus. Icon PDF 16

First-Time Exhibitors

Thank you for deciding to be a part of our Expo Hall for the first time! Below are several resources to help guide you through the process.

One of the most important resources is the Exhibitor Service Manual. The Exhibitor Service Manual is sent to paid-in-full exhibitors in late February by our general services contractor, Freeman Decorating Services.

Freeman has put together Freeman’s Tips for First-Time Exhibitors Icon PDF 16. This document provides general tips for preshow, at show, and postshow as well as how to boost leads, reduce costs, and alleviate stress.

More Exhibiting Resources from Freeman

Returning Exhibitors

Thank you for exhibiting again at the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo. We owe you our sincere gratitude for coming back yet another year to exhibit at NAFSA 2018.

The resources listed in the first-time exhibitors section provide a great refresher for returning exhibitors. Note that it is common for costs to change from year to year based on the location of the conference.

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Contact information

Joanne Kuriyan
Exhibits Director
T: 1.202.737.3699 x2541
F: 1.202.737.3657

2017 Exhibitors

NAFSA thanks the 2017 conference exhibitors

2018 Sponsors

NAFSA thanks the 2018 conference sponsors


Resources for exhibitors

Attendee Demographics

Nearly 60% of participants are based in the United States.*

Non-U.S. Participants
Europe 40%
Asia/Pacific 34%
Latin America 9%
North America 16%
Africa 1%

Nearly half of the participants are experienced international education professionals averaging 10 or more years in the field.*

Professional or Frontline Adviser 31%
Department/Division Manager 22%
Chief International Officer 14%
Student Services/Administrative Dean/Academic Dean/Faculty 14%
Consultant & Service Providers/Other 7%
Support to professional(s)/ department(s)/or division(s) 7%
Chief Academic Officer/CEO