Connect with potential clients across Ohio


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

Exhibitor schedule

Sunday, Nov. 12 – Exhibitor Move-in 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 13 – Exhibitor Move-in 7 – 9:30 a.m.
Exhibit hall open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 14 – Exhibit hall open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-out 3 – 8 p.m.

*Any exhibitor packing up or moving out before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 will be subject to penalties including, but not limited to, loss of booth preference or exhibiting privileges in subsequent years. Please wait until the designated time of 3 p.m. before packing up or moving out of the exhibit hall! Any flooring that has been installed by an exhibitor in their booth space must be removed during move out hours or you will be charged a service fee for this removal.

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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