2017 Tentative Exhibit Schedule &
Announcements / Registration Forms
You can print out or save our latest announcements to your computer by clicking the underlined exhibits listed below. (These PDFs are not electronically fillable.) Meetings not underlined will officially be added to the final schedule as soon as we have made the necessary arrangements. Announcements are usually available at least 2 to 6 months in advance of a show's opening day. If a meeting that is of interest to you is not now underlined, it probably will be soon. Most ABE meetings have been on our schedule for many years in a row.
Publishers who are interested in a group of exhibits are encouraged to call ABE at 703-619-5030 to discuss a multi-show Package Deal Discount. Please see additional notes below this schedule.
Registration Submission Instructions. Word Registration sample. Excel Registration sample.
FYI: Our announcements are used to get conference information, deadlines, & our ship to address to you, but we do not need the form returned. Since we require typed registrations you can send us an all-inclusive Word document or Excel file - download one of the templates above.
Sample "Titles on Display" ordering catalog.
A Meetings - tend to be major meetings in the profession. Big attendance. Big costs for booth space, furniture, drayage, travel, etc. Held in convention centers and major hotels.
B Meetings - similar to A meetings, but usually somewhat smaller with lower costs/logistical challenges. Usually held in major hotels. Attendees tend to be similar to those of A meetings, but, in most cases, couldn't go.
C Meetings - lower costs. Usually no service providers for expensive furniture, drayage etc. Often held in smaller hotels or colleges. Usually table top format vs. piping/draped exhibit booths found in A or B meetings. C meetings are offered at No Charge to publishers who sign up for Early Bird or Open Ticket plans.
D Meetings - special exhibits offers at No Charge as a bonus for existing customers or as "get acquainted specials" for "new" ABE customers.
A $59-$79 first title,
$49-$69 each additionall title, $299 up to 6, $399-$495 up to 12, $495-$595 up to 25
B $39-$49 first title, $35-$45 each additional title, $199 up to 6, $299 up to 12, $399-$595 up to 25
C $29-$39 first title, $25-$35 each additional title, $149 up to 6, $249 up to 12, $299 up to 25
D Bonus Meetings / No Charge are for existing customers. No Charge "get acquainted special meetings" for new ABE customers.
Note: * Italicized and asterisked exhibits have been done in the past and are under consideration, but not yet confirmed. Italicized only exhibits we have decided against for 2017. Call if you have an interest. It is ABE’s intention to present approximately 70 – 85 exhibits during this calendar year. A number of these exhibits may not appear on ABE’s final quarterly schedule. Please assist us in our planning by noting those exhibits that interest you the most. Busy times of the year, unusual logistical challenges or simple lack of interest all can combine to result in an exhibit being dropped from our final schedule. Please let us know about your entire projected participation.
Did we forget anything?
If there are exhibits you would like ABE to consider adding to its final schedule, please let us know. Many of our top exhibits have been scheduled as a result of referrals from the publishers we represent. Meetings taking place in the Washington, DC/Baltimore area are of particular interest to ABE. Please notify us of these “new” exhibit opportunities at least four months in advance.