Exhibitor eNewsletter – May 2024
DIA 2024 is quickly approaching, and we are so excited to see you in person! This newsletter includes important dates and policies to assist you in the planning process. The Exhibitor Resource Center is your go-to spot for all DIA 2024 Exhibit information.
Upcoming Deadlines
  • May 31 - Catering Orders Due (Sodexo Live!)
  • May 31 - Incentive Pricing Deadline for Booth Cleaning orders (SDCC)
  • May 31 – Incentive Pricing Deadline for Internet & Telephone orders (SmartCity)
  • May 31 - AV Equipment Orders Due (SPL)
  • June 6 - Last day for Advance Freight shipments to arrive at the warehouse without a surcharge (Freeman)
View the full list of Important Dates & Deadlines here.

DIA 2024 Mobile App

The DIA 2024 Mobile App is available for all registered participants. Below are instructions you can provide your team if they have not already downloaded the app. View the Exhibitor Guide for instructions on how to navigate the app, edit your profile, make connections, and manage your meetings & messages.
To download, search for “MY DIA” in your app store or click the links below.

Google Play

Access the Web Version here and Exhibitor Center here.

New Authorized Vendor Added! - TLC Convention Plant Services

Want to purchase plants for your booth? Order through DIA’s official provider, TLC Convention Plant Services. Order here.
With any exhibition there are always multiple companies and individuals to deal with – from logistics and housing to marketing and furniture orders – and it's often difficult to remember who to contact. To help you with this, we've created and Authorized Vendor List for your reference. This list provides the companies that DIA has contracted with for DIA 2024.
We have been notified recently of a handful of unauthorized companies soliciting our exhibitors, specifically selling attendee lists. DIA does not provide our attendee data to any third-party organization to sell to exhibitors. If at any time you have doubts as to whether a company has been approved to represent or work for DIA 2024, please email Americas.Exhibits@DIAglobal.org. DIA will not have the ability to assist you with any issues that may arise from using an unauthorized vendor.

Sunday Evening Networking Reception aboard the USS Midway

Kick off the week with a networking celebration including delicious cuisine and an open bar on San Diego’s Aircraft Carrier Museum, the USS Midway. Pre-registration is required as seats are limited!
  • Date: Sunday, June 16
  • Time: 7-9PM
  • Price: $70
You can register individually online or by submitting a Registration Form for you and/or your team.

Questions? Contact Americas.Exhibits@DIAglobal.org

Exhibit Personnel Registration

The Online Registration System identifies exactly how many full-meeting and booth personnel badges your company receives and allows you to make replacements and other changes on your own. Only those listed as a Primary or Secondary exhibit contact will be able to use their user ID and password to access the online system. Please contact Americas.Exhibits@DIAglobal.org with any issues or questions.
Badge Allotments - Each 10x10 booth includes 1 full meeting and 3 booth personnel badges (a 10x20 would include 2 full meeting and 6 booth personnel badges, and so on). Certain exhibitor sponsorship opportunities include additional booth personnel badges as well.
Once you’ve utilized the badges included with your booth and marketing package, additional staff will need to register as attendees for DIA 2024. Additional booth personnel badges are not available.

Booth Reminders

As a reminder, all booths are required to carpet or put down flooring in their booth. If you are not providing your own flooring, carpeting may be ordered through FreemanFreeman will automatically lay carpeting in any booth not covered by noon on Sunday, unless prior notification has been received by DIA or Freeman that the exhibitor will be providing their own flooring. The Exhibitor will be invoiced by Freeman for this service at the onsite rates.

Marketing Kit

In addition to the numerous Sponsorship Opportunities we have available, DIA is pleased to provide you with some free ways to help you promote your presence to your customers. Learn more by accessing the Exhibitor Marketing Kit.
Add a banner to your LinkedIn Headshot to let your network know you will be at DIA 2024! Learn more here.

VIP Guest Invites Program

The VIP Guest Invites program is a complimentary and convenient exhibitor resource designed to give you everything you need to promote your presence at DIA 2024 to all of your customers and prospects, while inviting them to register as your guest with exclusive discounts. Included is an HTML email invite, web invite, banner graphics, and social media tools. All have been pre-customized for your company with your logo, booth number, promo codes, and registration link.
The link to your customized dashboard has been emailed to your primary exhibit contact. If you would like the link re-sent to you, or for assistance of any kind with your pre-show marketing, please contact VIP Guest Invites, our official vendor at support@vipguestinvites.com or 800-211-6570.

Sponsorship Opportunities still available!

DIA offers a selection of Networking, Branding, and Advertising opportunities to promote your company to DIA 2024 attendees. View a full list of Sponsorship Opportunities and connect with your Sales Director to learn more.
Sara Kolovitz (Companies 1-L) | +1.312.673.4779 | skolovitz@smithbucklin.com
Andrew Haigh (Companies M-Z) | +1.312.673.5442 | ahaigh@smithbucklin.com

Exhibit Events & Meetings

Are you planning a client event or internal staff meeting during DIA 2024? Meeting space at area hotels is going quickly, so we encourage you to secure your meeting/event space as soon as possible. You must complete and return the Event and Meeting Space Application Form for any function you may be planning during DIA 2024 – whether at a neighboring hotel, restaurant, museum, stadium, theater, or any other venue in the city.
DIA reserves all function space at hotels within our room block and must approve any event through the above form in order to release space.

Have Questions?

DIA is hosting exhibitor virtual open office hours to answer your questions via Zoom! Reserve your timeslot here.
Your DIA 2024 Exhibit Team:

Booth Sales and Additional Sponsorship Opportunities
Sara Kolovitz (Companies 1-L)
+1.312.673.4779 | skolovitz@smithbucklin.com
Andrew Haigh (Companies M-Z)
+1.312.673.5442 | ahaigh@smithbucklin.com  

Booth Structure and Logistics
Jennifer Jasas | +1.312.673.5715 | jjasas@smithbucklin.com

Personnel Registrations and Exhibit Policies
Megan Stevens | +1.215.442.6110 | Megan.Stevens@DIAglobal.org

Billing and Payments
Amber McKnight | +1.312.673.4895 | amcknight@smithbucklin.com
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