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Supplier Resources

NAEP knows that the strong supplier relationship is crucial in the world of educational procurement. Our success depends on yours! The members of NAEP engage with suppliers through various events and marketing opportunities. We are a strong believer in sharing knowledge and best practices through these engagements. NAEP reaches more than 5,000 procurement professionals and well over 800 institutions. If you sell a product or service to higher education, you need to connect with NAEP to reach your target.

Exhibit Booths in the NAEP Marketplace

Formerly called the Exhibit Hall

NAEP is headed to Nashville, TN for the 2020 Annual Meeting! Join 400+ decision makers in Higher Education Procurement including Procurement Managers, Directors & Executives.

NEW THIS YEAR- You asked, we listened! Due to the feedback we’ve received over the years from both suppliers and attendees, we will have a 1-day Expo on Monday from 2:30pm-6:00pm in the NAEP Marketplace. On Tuesday, there will be a lunch for attendees and suppliers with networking activities, hot topics, and appointment-based meetings.

Reserve your space now to showcase your company’s products and services.

If you would like to reserve a 10x20 or bigger, please contact me directly.

Standard booths start at $2,695 and include the following:

  • 10x10 booth space, ID sign, pipe and drape & 24-hour security
  • One full attendee badge (can attend all sessions and events) plus two exhibit only badges (can attend exhibit hall only)
  • Attend the Registration Celebration on Sunday, April 5th to kick off the meeting! This is your chance to welcome the attendees and meet with prospects. Enjoy food, music, drinks and games.(all attendees invited to this event
  • Attend the Host Event - heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages served along with music, activities and the NCAA Championship basketball game. (all conference attendees and suppliers invited)
  • Attend the Marketplace opening reception on Monday, April 6th. - heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served (all attendees and suppliers invited)
  • Networking Lunch with Attendees on Tuesday, April 7th (all attendees and suppliers invited)

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or if you would like more information. We look forward to welcoming you and your company to Nashville for the 2020 NAEP Annual Meeting.

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Dr
Nashville, TN 37214

The NAEP discounted hotel room night is $182 per night plus applicable taxes & fees. Click here to reserve your hotel room in the NAEP block. Our discounted rate is available from April 3rd through the 9th, depending on room availability, if you would like to arrive early or extend your stay in Nashville. If you plan to come in on April 1-2 (or earlier) or stay after April 10th, please contact NAEP with your request.

Want additional access to your targeted audience? Consider becoming a sponsor!

Request for cancellation of space must be directed in writing to NAEP Burr Millsap. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. 50% of the booth fee is non-refundable; the remainder of the booth fee will be refunded if the cancellation is postmarked or received by fax/email 90 days prior to the first day of scheduled set up AND if the exhibit hall sells out. Exhibitors canceling less than 90 days prior to the first day of scheduled set-up are financially liable for the full fee. NAEP's exhibit manager will confirm receipt of all cancellations, and refunds, if any, will only be made for confirmed cancellations.


Sponsor at the Annual Meeting

Review the 2020 Sponsorship Program.

Stand out above the crowd at the NAEP Annual Meeting. Packages are available to help differentiate yourself from the over 100 suppliers in attendance. Build a national presence year-round with a Director or Presidential level sponsorship. These packages will allow you to present your data and expertise to NAEP members through webinars, presentations and marketing.

Whether you are looking to maximize your investment in NAEP's face-to-face events or extend your reach to members throughout the year, the National Sponsorship Program offers opportunities that get results.

Sponsors enjoy the following advantages over traditional event-based sponsorships:

  • Increased visibility to NAEP membership throughout the year with memorable brand recognition
  • Creative opportunities aligned with specific content development and delivery
  • Access to year-round benefits and face-to-face interaction with NAEP members

Email Ashley Kmiecik to sign up for your sponsorship and received additional information.

Academies & Institutes

The academies and institutes are provided as an educational benefit to our members. These particular events provide sponsorship opportunities for suppliers: Procurement Academy, RFP Institute, Federal Procurement Institute, and the Negotiations Institute. This an opportunity to network with a specific group of members based on the institute or academy. As a sponsor, you may attend the event, in some cases have a speaking opportunity and even introduce a keynote speaker.

For more information on NAEP institute's, click here.

Regional Meetings

There are 11 regional meetings per calendar year. Having smaller meetings ensures direct face-time with members of that region. These one to four-day meetings combine presentations by industry experts, Members, suppliers, and government representatives to help you learn who is doing what in your areas. There are sponsorship and exhibit opportunities for most regions. In many cases, suppliers who support the annual meeting, also attend many of the regional events.

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Webinars Series

Sponsoring a webinar series is an effective way to grab the attention of NAEP members to educate and share best practices, effective solutions, and quality resources to advance the purchasing & procurement profession. Webinars typically run 30 to 60 minutes in length. These learning opportunities are promoted to the entire NAEP membership (approximately 5,000 members), via: Direct E-blasts to procurement professionals, NAEP website and Professionals Networking sites Twitter and Linked In.

Webinar series are available through the national sponsorship program or individually.

If you're interested in presenting a webinar, please visit our webinar page and click the "Presentation" tab.

Contact Ashley Kmiecik for more information..

NAEP National Office, 8840 Stanford Boulevard, Suite 2000, Columbia, MD 21045

Phone Number: 443.281.9901 • Fax: 443.219.9687

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