Be a part of the largest education-related trade show in the nation


Why exhibit?

  • Expose your company to a $16 billion educational market.
  • Meet the people who make purchasing decisions in Ohio’s schools.
  • Network with nearly 10,000 attendees.
  • Increase your name and product recognition.
  • Introduce new products and programs to the public school market.
  • Attend the largest educational trade show in the nation.

Attendees include public school board members, superintendents, treasurers, business managers, curriculum directors, facility managers, athletic directors, principals and other school officials. Year after year, attendees rate the Trade Show as one of the best features of the Capital Conference. The number and variety of exhibitors make it a one-stop shop for all the goods, tools and services their school districts need.

In addition, exhibitors rate the conference as a premier event due to the foot trafic and postitive leads they collect. Below are comments from prior exhibitors:

“OSBA’s Trade Show has been a great resource for us for several years. It allows us to see many existing customers from Ohio in one place at one time. OSBA also allows us to make new relationships with new contacts. It’s a great event with multiple key decision makers, and I highly recommend it to any industry involved with schools. The face-to-face time with our customers is very valuable at this show, and it’s a more personal experience than a phone call.” — Chelsea Bratton, corporate events coordinator, MT Business Technologies Inc.

“I appreciate all the hard work that went into planning such an impressive event, and I was delighted to be able to attend the 2015 OSBA Trade Show as an exhibitor again. Our table was full of visitors every minute. I walked through the show and met with outstanding resources and potential clients, and we have already been contacted by several clients to discuss roofing projects. I would highly recommend attending this event.”  — Jon Plattner, director of sales and marketing, Cotterman & Co. Inc.

Exhibitors also have opportunities to market to attendees or sponsor conference events for greater visibility.

Who should exhibit?

  • Accounting and auditing firms
  • Architecture and engineering firms
  • Business and finance professionals
  • Colleges and universities
  • Construction management service providers
  • Consulting services
  • Environmental and energy providers
  • Facilities services and management providers
  • Food services
  • Human resource providers
  • Insurance companies
  • Legal services
  • Safety and security firms
  • School maintenance
  • Technology providers
  • Transportation firms
  • Others interested in the school market


All exhibitors will be included in the Capital Conference mobile event app. The app is compatible with iOS and Android devices and includes resources to make the event more relevant to attendees, such as a complete conference schedule, learning session descriptions, maps, a Trade Show floor plan and a listing and links to exhibitors and sponsors as well as the ability to customize a personal schedule.

Exhibitor schedule

Sunday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.         Set up
Monday, Nov. 14, 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m.    Set up
Monday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.        Exhibit hours
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.        Exhibit hours
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 4 p.m.-9 p.m.          Move out
Early teardown will not be permitted special arrangements must be made with the convention decorators for Wednesday pickup.

Reserve your booth through the OSBA Trade Show online booth reservation system. In this online system, you can view an interactive trade show floor plan, reserve and pay for booth space and review your company’s information. Contact Wanda Bloch at (614) 540-4000 to learn more.

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