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Become a Sponsor/Exhibitor

Sign up now to become a sponsor of the 2019 Minnesota Airports Conference, scheduled for April 24-26, 2019, in Willmar. As a conference sponsor, you'll have the chance to share your industry expertise and showcase your organization’s latest advances in technologies and services. The event includes multiple opportunities to network with stakeholders from Minnesota cities and counties, airport managers, fixed-base operators, maintenance personnel and consultants.

Sponsor Benefits

Number of conference registrations included 5 2 1 0
One exhibitor booth (electricity available upon request)  
Recognition on sponsorship poster & slideshow
Portion of proceeds go toward student Scholarship Fund
Recognition on signage during the events listed below (see sponsor category)  
Moderate a session (includes giving a brief, one-minute intro of moderator and firm/agency    
Priority exhibit space      
Recognition in final program      
Logo on nametag lanyards      
Announcements of winner names for any prize drawings offered at exhibit booths  
Receive electronic list of participants one week prior to the conference*  

* Participant list will be available to all sponsors and attendees during the conference

Exhibits and Booth Setup Information

Exhibit setup is from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. Exhibit display hours are from 1:30 p.m. through the social activity on Wednesday, April 24, and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. Booth space locations are shown in the attached vendor layout map. Booths are 6 x 10 feet with pipe and drape. You may choose a skirted rectangular or cocktail table. Electricity is available upon request.

Materials may be shipped the week of the conference to:

Laurie Varpness
Area Director of Sales
240 23rd Street SE, Willmar, MN 56201
Cell: 320.444.9480 | Fax: 320.235.4231

Contact Laurie for return shipping options.


Please note: Platinum sponsors are given first priority for booth space, but they must register and submit their logo by March 5, 2019. Gold sponsors are given secondary priority for booth space after March 5, and silver sponsors will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis to the remaining booths available. All registrations and logos must be received by March 22, 2019, to receive signage recognition. All registrations for sponsors that include booth space must be received by April 9, 2019.

Additional company representatives (beyond the number of registrations included with your package) must register separately.

Signage Recognition


  • Wednesday Night Social
  • Thursday Awards Luncheon
  • Thursday Evening Activity


  • Wednesday Lunch
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • Thursday Afternoon Social
  • Friday Breakfast


  • Coffee Break Stations Wednesday and Thursday

More Information

If you have questions about sponsor packages, please contact Marie Villano at 612-624-4972 or


Accommodations are available at the Best Western Plus (320-235-6060) and the Holiday Inn Express (320-231-2601) at the special conference rate of $109 plus tax per night. To make a reservation, call your desired hotel and mention that you are an attendee of the Minnesota Airports Conference.

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