Frequently Asked Questions

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

Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-325-6611

Hotel Information

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 26 - 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27 - 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 early-bird registration is December 21, 2018

The deadline for advance registration is March 1, 2019.

Good news here! The convention and trade show are both located at the MGM Grand Convention Center. You just take the elevator from your hotel room – no reason to have a rental car or take a taxi.

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 $170 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 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 more than 75 hours of regulatory and technical training, access to general sessions and new product introductions, exhibit hall entrance for two days and First-Nighter Party ticket.

**First-Nighter Party ticket includes dinner and drinks. Entrance in the exhibit hall includes lunch both days.

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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.

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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

  • $645 - Early-bird Registration through December 21, 2018
  • $725 - Advance Registration December 22, 2018 - March 1, 2019
  • $810 - On-site Registration

Non-member Registrations

  • $935 - Advance Registration through March 1, 2019
  • $985 - On-site Registration

Spouse Registrations

  • $370 - Early-bird Registration through December 21, 2018
  • $415 - Advanced Registration December 22, 2018 - March 1, 2019
  • $475 - On-site Registration

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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 $170 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 early-bird registrations is December 21, 2018.

The deadline for advance registration is March 1, 2019.

No Refunds allowed after March 1, 2019! - Cancellations and refund requests must be made by March 1, 2019. Refunds will be processed less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after March 1 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 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 March 1.

The deadline for advanced registration is March 1.

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 Garcia

Aircraft Electronics Association

laureng@aea.net

816-347-8400

Advertising:

  • Avionics News Magazine
  • Convention Show Guide

Advance Shipping

Shipping address to the warehouse:

AEA Annual Convention; March 25-28, 2019
Exhibitor Name and Booth Number
SS&G Management c/o GES
491 C Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910

 

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 $170 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 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.