2020 Exhibitor Opportunities

Be Seen. Be Found. Become an Exhibitor!

On the Exhibit Hall Marketplace floor, exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with Optometric professionals that are moving their practice and the Optometric Industry forward.   The GWCO Congress’ non-compete hours enable exhibitors to have the undivided attention of attendees during the dedicated Exhibit Hall Marketplace hours, as well as allow exhibitors the opportunity to participate in all scheduled events alongside attendees. 

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2020 Booth Rates

Booth Features 2019 Rates
Early Bird
(upon availability)
10' x 10'
Most economical choice  $1,705 $1,800 $2,000  $2,800
10' x 10'
Attract attendees from two sides $1,950 $2,050 $2,300 $3,200
Premium Entry
10' x 20'
Larger floor space. Impress attendees as they walk in the door $3,275 $3,400 $3,800 N/A
Platinum Island
20' x 20'
Largest floor space. Open on all four sides. Food and drink area adjacent. $4,920 $5,200 $5,600 N/A
Additional Representative $100


Important Dates & Deadlines for Exhibitors

Exhibit Hall Marketplace Hours 

Friday, September 18
Saturday, September 19
(All exhibit hours are non-compete.)

Exhibit Move Hours

In: Friday, September 18            |   7:00 AM-12:30 PM
Out: Saturday, September 19    |   2:30-7:00 PM

Show Location

Oregon Convention Center, Hall D
777 NE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232


The Congress hotels are listed on the GWCO website at:  www.GWCO.org

Show Theme

Roaring 20s

Booth Decor Contest

Get in the spirit and decorate booth according to the theme to win discounts on your 2021 booth.

  • 1st place - $200 off your 2021 booth
  • 2nd place - $150 off your 2021 booth
  • 3rd place - $100 off your 2021 booth

Show Specials

Exhibitors are encouraged to provide show specials to increase logo branding, entice booth traffi c, and generate sales/membership.

Door Prizes

Exhibitors may provide a door prize to be given away during exhibit hours. Please indicate on your registration form whether or not you will give away a door prize.

Booth Details/Provisions

  • One professionally draped booth
  • One 8’ professionally draped table
  • Two chairs
  • One 7” x 44” booth identifi cation sign
  • Two name badges/10 sq ft (additional at $100 each)
  • Saturday lunch for booth representatives

Please note that due to fire marshal regulations, you will not be allowed to have any exhibit materials outside your designated booth area. This will be strictly enforced.


The entrance to the exhibit hall will be by official GWCO badge only. BADGES MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES. GWCO will provide reasonable security during the show and overnight on Friday, but cannot be responsible for exhibitors’ possessions. It remains exhibitor’s responsibility to protect his/her equipment and materials. GWCO assumes no liability for loss.

Exhibit Hall Services

Exhibitor service kits will be e-mailed from the Congress decorator upon full payment of your registration fee. Payment in full of the exhibit fee is due at time of reservation. No refunds will be given.

  • Exhibitors not wearing name badges will be denied access to the Exhibit Hall.
  • Helium balloons are not allowed in the Oregon Convention Center. Penalty fees for infraction.
  • No outside food and beverage (including water bottles, cupcakes, etc.). Small candies are allowed. Penalty fees for infraction.
  • All items brought to the Exhibit Hall must be properly disposed of or taken with you. Penalty fees for infraction.
  • GWCO reserves the right to change booth assignments as deemed necessary.
  • Exhibit booth space is non-refundable.

Exhibit Hall Decorator

Fern Expositions
6700 NE 59th Pl, Portland, OR 97218
Telephone: (503) 228-6800 Fax: (503) 228-6808 www.fernexpol.com

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be sent for written cancellations emailed or postmarked no more than 30 days after purchase minus a $20 processing fee. There will be no refunds if cancellations are made after 30 days of purchase. Please note, sponsorships do not go into effect until payment of your Sponsorship is paid in full.