Updates for the 2018 Product Show

Check back often as new information is added!

For the full blog post on changes for the 2018 Product Show, head over to the post on the ISPE Boston Area Chapter Blog!

For 2017 exhibitors, registration and exhibit selection for 2018 opens on October 4, 2017 – the same day as this year’s Show – with all exhibit spaces available on a first come, first served basis.

Exhibitor registration will open to the public two weeks later, on October 18, for those who did not exhibit at the 2017 Show.

NEW DATE IN 2018 – Wednesday, September 26, 2018
For 20 years, the Product Show has been held on the first Wednesday of October.  As a result of an agreement with ISPE, starting in 2018 the Show will be held on a Wednesday in late September, with the 2018 Show on Wednesday, September 26. Future dates are:

2019 – Wednesday, September 18th
2020 – Wednesday, September 16th
2021 – Wednesday, September 15th

More Booths & New Layout
You asked and we answered! The layout for 2018 offers a dramatic increase in the number of 10′ x 10′ booths allowing you more flexibility to create a unique display and exhibit equipment. There are also three Super Booths available with even more square footage, for those looking for something special. For those interested in tabletop displays, all tables will be 8′ x 2’6″ – no more 6′ tables. With approval, the table can be removed in favor of a floor display, as long as the display fits within the 8′ x 2’6″ footprint.

A new layout has been developed so attendees can more easily navigate the Show and visit all of the exhibits. As you can see from the diagram, the area formerly used for the plenary and educational sessions has been reconfigured for added exhibit space. The display areas in the other parts of both clubhouses have also been redesigned to be more efficient for attendees.

Exhibit Space Types & Pricing

Space Type Dimensions  Description  Member Price  Non-Member Price 
Standard Tabletop  8′ x 2.5′ 8 x 2.5 foot table. Comes with Free Electricity and your company contact info listed in the online exhibitor directory. Up to 3 company representatives can be designated as Exhibitor Staff. $1,650.00 $1,950.00
Premium Tabletop  8′ x 2.5′ 8 x 2.5 foot table located in a premium location such as along a main walkway, near food stations or near bar. Comes with Free Electricity and your company contact info listed in the online exhibitor directory. Up to 3 company representatives can be designated as Exhibitor Staff. $2,400.00 $2,700.00
Standard Booth 10′ x 10′ 10 x 10 foot booth space. Comes with Free Electricity and your company contact info listed in the online exhibitor directory. Up to 3 company representatives can be designated as Exhibitor Staff. $3,750.00 $4,200.00
Premium Booth 10′ x 10′ 10 x 10 foot booth space located in a premium location such as along a main walk way, near a food station, or near a bar. Comes with Free Electricity and your company contact info listed in the online exhibitor directory. Up to 3 company representatives can be designated as Exhibitor Staff. $4,250.00 $4,750.00
Super Booth Larger than 10′ x 10′ Super Booths are larger than a 10x10 booth space and are located along a main walk-way. Only 3 Super Booths exist in 2018 and they are the following sizes: 20’x15′; 18′ x 14′; and 18′ x 14′. Comes with Free Electricity and your company contact info listed in the online exhibitor directory. Up to 3 company representatives can be designated as Exhibitor Staff. $7,000.00 $8,000.00

Show Schedule Changes
Since the area for the plenary and educational sessions has been converted to exhibit space for 2018, what happened to the plenary session and educational sessions? The educational sessions will be relocated to the Red Level Suites for 2018. And the plenary session will be moved to a new Chapter event to be held each spring, building on the success of the Gala held this past April.

With these changes, the 2018 Show will open at 10:00 am and conclude at 6:00 pm, immediately followed by the After-Party. The earlier start means that there will be only one hour available to set up on the day of the Show (8-9 am), so most exhibitors will want to set up their booths the day before. Expanded set-up hours will be available the Tuesday before the Product Show.

Educational Sessions
Since the 2018 educational sessions will take place in the Red Level suites, we are looking at holding several sessions geared toward smaller audiences. We will be issuing a call for presentations shortly after the 2017 Show concludes, with proposals due in early January 2018. If you have a presentation that you have been dying to give, this is your chance. Keep an eye out for the call for presentations!

New Sponsorship Opportunities
We will be offering several new, exciting sponsorship opportunities for 2018, including the opportunity to rent a hospitality suite on the Red Level. What you do with the suite is limited by your own imagination: You can host a networking reception, conduct business or make a product presentation to your clients. We will be retiring the Innovation Stage on the Show floor to allow for the new layout, so the Red Level hospitality suites will provide a new, more luxurious venue in which to educate your clients about your products and services. Check out the list of new offerings below:

  • Small Hospitality Suite – Available for half day (4 hours) or full day (8 hours) rentals. Your company can decide whether your hospitality suite event is invite only or open to all attendees. You can host a networking reception, conduct business or make a product presentation to your clients.
  • Large Hospitality Suite – Available for half day (4 hours) or full day (8 hours) rentals. Your company can decide whether your hospitality suite event is invite only or open to all attendees.You can host a networking reception, conduct business or make a product presentation to your clients.
  • Tote Bag Inserts – Sponsors will choose from a list of pre-approved promotional items such as hand sanitizer, chapstick, pen, soft football, or printed marketing piece promoting your company’s products or services (pamphlet, small magazine, etc). The Product Show committee is also willing to consider other promotional items so feel free to submit your idea for approval. Promotional items cannot be duplicated and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The ISPE Boston Product Show: Where the Hub of Life Sciences Comes to Meet
  • 2017 Attendee Registration is NOW OPEN!
  • Exhibitor Registration is SOLD OUT - Email office@ISPEBoston.org for the Waitlist!
  • Attendee Registration, Parking, and Food are completely FREE!
  • We look forward to seeing you October 4, 2017 at the 26th Annual Product Show!