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114th Annual Convention

Hotel l Schedule l Exhibit Space Exhibitors l Sponsorships l Register

How to Reserve Exhibit Space

Exhibit space is available to SSIA supplier members only. If you are not a supplier member of SSIA, click here to apply.



$700 for one six-foot table
$1,300 for two six-foot tables
$1,850 for three six-foot tables
$2,400 for four six-foot tables
$2,700 for five six-foot tables

$540 for each additional table beyond five

Show Special

  • Reserve space before May 1, 2018 and save $50 per table.



Friday, July 20, 2018
12 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Exhibitor Setup

Saturday, July 21, 2018
7 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Exhibitor Setup
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Wholesaler Preview
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Exhibit Hall Open

Sunday, July 22, 2018
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
2 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Exhibitor Breakdown

SSIA reserves the rights to change or reschedule events without notice at the discretion of the SSIA board of directors.


BWI Airport Marriott
1743 West Nursery Road
Linthicum MD 21090
Click here for directions.

Reservations: SSIA has secured a group rate of $139 per night. This rate will be honored until June 27, 2018 or until SSIA's room block sells out, whichever comes first. NOTE: SSIA's room block has sold out before the deadline for the past several years, so make your reservations early.

To reserve a room:

Call 410-859-8300 or;

Click on this link.


Only SSIA supplier members that have purchased a booth will be permitted in the exhibition hall and may participate in SSIA activities. Supplier members that have not purchased a booth are welcome in the annual business meeting.



Exhibit personnel is limited to SSIA supplier members only. Exhibit space cannot be sublet to non-member companies, however a supplier exhibiting a product they sell but do not manufacture may have a representative of the manufacturing company in its exhibit. Exhibitors must be in good financial standing with SSIA before reserving exhibit space.


Shoe repairers who are paid representatives of the exhibiting company may staff the exhibit.

Shoe service wholesalers, orthopedic distributors, or their employees are not permitted to work a booth at a SSIA sponsored event. Representatives of non-member companies are also not permitted to work a booth.



All shipments and deliveries must be addressed in the following format:


Your Name, SSIA
C/O Jemutai Kandle
BWI Airport Marriott
1743 West Nursery Road
Linthicum, MD 21090


Please send shipments and deliveries no more than three days before the start of your meeting or event. All shipments and deliveries arriving earlier will be subject to the storage fees listed here.


Please bring a list with all of your shipment’s tracking numbers and the name of the individual to whom the package is addressed, so that any missing parcels can be located.


The BWI Airport Marriott does have package handling charges for each parcel or pallet received at the hotel.


Return Shipping Instructions


All outgoing shipments must be properly labeled with a return address, a delivery address and a contact phone number for the sender. An account number for the delivery service of choice or the sender’s credit card number and expiration date must be included to ensure proper charges by the shipping company.

The SSIA assumes no responsibility for the cost, storage, loss, damage or negligence of any packages or pallets shipped to or from this event.

For more information please contact Mitch Lebovic at SSIA headquarters:


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