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Event Overview:

Celebrate in 2016 at the 45th Annual  AFA Convention & 30th Anniversary of the FIA

Join us in Mobile, Alabama on the beautiful Mobile Bay waterfront at the FIA MarketPlace where exhibitors showcase their products to hundreds of registered professional farriers at the AFA Convention.

This is a unique opportunity for suppliers, retailers, manufacturers and service providers of farrier-related products to directly reach out to their customer base, build new clientele, do business with other vendors, learn from other FIA members and socialize with farriers and business peers in the farrier industry! This year’s Convention and MarketPlace will be jam-packed with one-of-a-kind experiences for farriers and exhibitors from around the world:

2-day MarketPlace (March 3 & 4) with 3 sessions showcasing the finest farrier products & services.
FIA Member & Exhibitor Only Time for peer to peer business and socializing.
Exhibitor Marketing Opportunities to increase your company’s marketing message.
FIA Membership Meeting & Business Conference
Live Shoeing Demos with American Farriers Team
2 Live Clinics featuring practical portions of the Certified Farrier and Certified Journeyman Farrier exams.
Hands-on Blacksmithing Station
National Forging & Horseshoeing Competition
Expert Educational Lectures & Programs
Plenty of Socializing

Exhibitor Information:


The American Farrier’s Association  & the Farrier Industry Association invite you to exhibit, network, and connect with hundreds of interested professional farriers and business peers.

DO NOT MISS the AFA Convention if your company manufactures, produces, supplies, or provides services to FARRIERS.

About AFA:

Today, the AFA represents farrier interests throughout the equine world.  In addition to its primary concerns of promoting equine welfare and providing continuing education for working farriers and the equine community, the AFA stays abreast of the equine community and acts as an advocate for farriers in relations with veterinarians, breed and sport associations, and state and federal government agencies.

About FIA:

Founded in 1986, the Farrier Industry Association provides education about the horse industry, promotes sound business through training programs, and organizes trade shows. The FIA is also a corridor for communication within the industry.

We are horse owners, employees, service providers and volunteers. We are manufacturers, suppliers and retailers who sell farrier-related products. And we are friends.

Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the 2016 AFA Convention & FIA MarketPlace - American Farrier's Association / Farrier Industry Association.

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Conference/Event Dates: 02/29/2016 - 03/04/2016
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 03/03/2016 - 03/04/2016
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Thursday 7:30am-9:30am and 3pm-6pm; Friday 10am-12:30pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Veterinary Medicine / Animal Health
Other Industries: Associations, Professional Healthcare, Veterinary Medicine / Animal Health
Estimated Attendance: 1,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Farrier Industry Professionals
Venue: Mobile Convention Center
Venue Phone: (251) 208-2100
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:90+ Booths (2015) (Previous Year)
Show Owner:AFA / FIA
Prospectus PDF:Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' FIA Members Furnished Booth Furnished $650; Unfurnished $575   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 10' Non Members Furnished $850; Unfurnished $775   Water: n/a
End Cap Additional $50.00 for each corner   Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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