• March 13-16, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

 

This international event is comprised of general aviation professionals from government-approved repair stations and avionics/instrument manufacturers.

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130
407-586-0000

Headquarters Hotel
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

2 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-561-0500
Make Reservations

New Orleans Int'l (Moisant Field)

DIRECTIONS

Take Interstate-10 Downtown/East/Slidell, exiting at Poydras St. Turn right onto Poydras St., following Poydras south to its end at our hotel's front circle drive entrance .

Distance from Hotel:13 mi.

Drive Time:25 min.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Limousine 115.00 USD
Super Shuttle 20.00 USD
Rental Car Prices vary
Taxi 33.00 USD

 

Lakefront Airport

DIRECTIONS

I-10 Downtown. Poydras St., turning left onto Poydras. Follow Poydras south to its end at our hotel's front circle drive entrance.

Distance from Hotel:10 mi.

Drive Time:15 min.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Limousine 70.00 USD
Rental Car Call Hotel for information
Taxi 15.00 USD

Avionics and instrument shops from around the world, manufacturers of avionics equipment, distributors of avionics equipment, FAA & other international government regulatory agencies, fleet operators, used-equipment dealers and press.

Tuesday, March 14 - 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15 - 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The exhibits in the AEA Exhibit Hall are designed to create a synergy between the manufacturers and their dealers. This is a closed show to the general public - the manufacturers are there to show the dealers the latest and greatest in new technology and how much the dealers can profit. Enjoy many networking opportunities and take advantage of talking face-to-face to these manufacturers.

The deadline for advanced registration is February 17.

The heaquarters hotel, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, is walking distance to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Children’s Policy for attendance at the AEA Convention & Trade Show

  • Children under the age of 18 must be with an adult at all times in the AEA Exhibit Hall (no one under 18 allowed in the hall during setup and teardown times or in any meeting ).

  • Each child over the age of 2 will need to have a badge to enter and will be charged a fee of $20 per day.  Badges can be purchased on-site at the AEA On-Site Registration Desk or in advance by clicking on the link below.

  • AEA First Nighter Party – This party is a professional networking event for convention attendees. This is a ticketed function – tickets are $175 each or included in a full registration fee.  Any child under the age of 18 will need a ticket and the cost will be $75. Children’s tickets need to be purchased in advance – please click on the link below to complete the Child’s registration form.

Child Registration Form

The Aircraft Electronics Association (show management) is making preparations for its upcoming 60th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show and doing its best to help exhibitors have a successful show. While all convention attendees are invited to the trade show, any attendee who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public places, including another company’s booth, is in violation of the AEA’s suitcasing policy and will be asked to leave immediately. Additional penalties may be applied.

A full registration or full non-member registration includes all training, all sessions, exhibit hall entrance for two days and First-Nighter Party.

A spouse registration includes exhibit hall entrance for two days and First-Nighter Party.

A full member or non-member registration must accompany a spouse registration.

A spouse registration does NOT include training sessions.

More than 75 hours of regulatory, technical and business management training during the four days.

There are many options for registration. Of course, your best option is the full registration that covers all meetings & sessions for the four days, entrance into the exhibit hall on both days and the annual AEA First-Nighter Party.

AEA Member Registrations

  • $610 - Early-bird Registration through December 16, 2016
  • $675 - Advanced Registration December 17, 2016 - February 17, 2017
  • $750 - On-site Registration

Non-member Registrations

  • $870 - Advanced Registration through February 17, 2016
  • $925 - On-site Registration

Spouce Registrations

  • $350 - Early-bird Registration through December 16, 2016
  • $390 - Advanced Registration December 17, 2016 - February 17, 2017
  • $460 - On-site Registration

Children’s Policy for attendance at the AEA Convention & Trade Show

  • Children under the age of 18 must be with an adult at all times in the AEA Exhibit Hall (no one under 18 allowed in the hall during setup and teardown times or in any meeting ).

  • Each child over the age of 2 will need to have a badge to enter and will be charged a fee of $20 per day.  Badges can be purchased on-site at the AEA On-Site Registration Desk or in advance by clicking on the link below.

  • AEA First Nighter Party – This party is a professional networking event for convention attendees. This is a ticketed function – tickets are $175 each or included in a full registration fee.  Any child under the age of 18 will need a ticket and the cost will be $75. Children’s tickets need to be purchased in advance – please click on the link below to complete the Child’s registration form.

Child Registration Form

The deadline for advanced registration is February 17.

No Refunds allowed after February 17, 2017! - Cancellations and refund requests must be made by February 17, 2017. Refunds will be processed less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after February 17 or for no-shows. Cancellations can be submitted via email to convention@aea.net or via fax to 816-347-8405.

The Aircraft Electronics Association (show management) is making preparations for its upcoming 60th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show and doing its best to help exhibitors have a successful show. While all convention attendees are invited to the trade show, any attendee who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public places, including another company’s booth, is in violation of the AEA’s suitcasing policy and will be asked to leave immediately. Additional penalties may be applied.

If you offer products or services to the general aviation industry through a dealers’ network, don’t miss out on reaching hundreds of current and potential dealers all in one place.

Don't delay - Download the Exhibitor Prospectus and the Exhibit Contract today!

Exhibitors can register booth personnel and purchase tickets to AEA's First-Nighter Party with the online Exhibitor Badge Registration Form

  1. All booth personnel must be registered to gain entrance into the Exhibit Hall
  2. Exhibitors are provided four "EXHIBITS-ONLY" badges free of charge for each 10'x10' exhibit space contracted.
  3. Additional "EXHIBITS-ONLY" badges beyond allotment are $75 per person.
  4. The deadline for advance registration for booth personnel is February 17.

The deadline for advanced registration is February 17.

Debra McFarland

Aircraft Electronics Association

debbiem@aea.net

816-347-8400

  • Exhibit Space
  • Name Badge Registrations
  • Meeting Registrations
  • Hosted Functions
  • New Product Introductions

 

April Moody

SS&G Management

april.moody@ssgmanagement.net

985-377-8800

Fax: 888-722-3067

  • Booth Setup
  • Ordering Items for Booth
  • Shipping Information

 

Linda Adams

Aircraft Electronics Association

lindaa@aea.net

816-347-8400

  • Convention Sponsorships

 

Lauren McFarland

Aircraft Electronics Association

laurenm@aea.net

816-347-8400

Advertising:

  • Avionics News Magazine
  • Convention Schedule of Events

Advance Shipping

Shipments are to arrive between February 8 and no later then March 8

Shipping address to the warehouse:

AEA 60th Annual Convention
Your Company Name and Booth Number
GES Warehouse
5730 Powell Street, Ste B
New Orleans, LA 70123

Shipping Questions?

April Moody, SS&G Management
985-377-8800
april.moody@ssgmanagement.net

Children’s Policy for attendance at the AEA Convention & Trade Show

  • Children under the age of 18 must be with an adult at all times in the AEA Exhibit Hall (no one under 18 allowed in the hall during setup and teardown times or in any meeting ).

  • Each child over the age of 2 will need to have a badge to enter and will be charged a fee of $20 per day.  Badges can be purchased on-site at the AEA On-Site Registration Desk or in advance by clicking on the link below.

  • AEA First Nighter Party – This party is a professional networking event for convention attendees. This is a ticketed function – tickets are $175 each or included in a full registration fee.  Any child under the age of 18 will need a ticket and the cost will be $75. Children’s tickets need to be purchased in advance – please click on the link below to complete the Child’s registration form.

Child Registration Form

The Aircraft Electronics Association (show management) is making preparations for its upcoming 60th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show and doing its best to help exhibitors have a successful show. While all convention attendees are invited to the trade show, any attendee who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public places, including another company’s booth, is in violation of the AEA’s suitcasing policy and will be asked to leave immediately. Additional penalties may be applied.