Frequently Asked Questions

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

Marriott's Gaylord Opryland Hotel
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
866-972-6779

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.

Wednesday, March 25 - 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 26 - 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 savings is December 31, 2019

The deadline for advance registration savings is March 2, 2020.

Good news here! The convention and trade show are both located at the Marriott Gaylord Opryland Hotel. 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

  • $675 - Early-bird Registration through December 31, 2019
  • $755 - Advance Registration January 1, 2020 - March 2, 2020
  • $855 - On-site Registration

Non-member Registrations

  • $975 - Advance Registration through March 2, 2020
  • $1055 - On-site Registration

Spouse Registrations

  • $395 - Early-bird Registration through December 31, 2019
  • $425 - Advanced Registration January 1, 2020 - March 2, 2020
  • $495 - 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 registration savings is December 31, 2019.

The deadline for advance registration savings is March 2, 2020.

No Refunds allowed after March 2, 2020! - Cancellations and refund requests must be made by March 2, 2020. Refunds will be processed less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after March 2 or for no-shows. Cancellations can be submitted via email to convention@aea.net

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!

Soon the 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.

The deadline for advanced registration is March 2.

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

 

Rachel Hill

Aircraft Electronics Association

rachelh@aea.net

816-366-5109

Advertising:

  • Avionics News Magazine
  • Convention Show Guide

Advance Shipping

Shipping address to the warehouse:

To: (Company Name and Booth Number)
AEA Annual Convention & Trade Show Gaylord Oprylan Resort
Nashville, TN March 24-27

c/o SS&G Management
Deliver to: UPS Freight
45 Teledyne Place
LaVergne, TN 37086

 

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.

 

 

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