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NRPA's Congress and Exposition is the flagship event of NRPA and the premier annual event of the park and recreation community. The three-day conference brings together more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates, and industry suppliers for amazing networking opportunities, hundreds of educational sessions, and the industry's largest trade show showcasing the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.


NRPA offers industry vendors the opportunity to reach thousands of attendees annually through exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at key events. Vendors can choose from an array of venues and target the appropriate sales location and audience for your products and services. NRPA events draw decision-makers with the buying power that you want.

Top Reasons to Exhibit for Congress

  • The NRPA is the nation's largest not-for-profit professional and citizen organization dedicated to the mission of advancing parks, recreation, and conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people.

  • 82% of Congress attendees are park and recreation professionals - your key market. NRPA's Congress and Exposition is the flagship event of NRPA and the premier annual event of the park and recreation community.

  • 84% of attendees influence purchasing products for their organization. NRPA is the only national organization that delivers decision-making agency directors, managers, and staff in all areas of parks and recreation.

  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities available that can boost your booths traffic by more than 35%.


About NRPA

NRPA is dedicated to educating professionals and the public on the essential nature of parks and recreation. Through learning opportunities, research, and communications initiatives, we strive to generate significant public support for our movement in order to advance the development of best practices and resources that will make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities.

Don't wait to register for the NRPA Congress and Exposition 2014 - National Recreation and Park Association. You'll meet influential people and maximize your opportunities for success. Start now by accessing the information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 10/14/2014 - 10/16/2014
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Other / Miscellaneous
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Federal Government, Government, Management/Leadership, Other / Miscellaneous, State Government
Estimated Attendance: 7,000
Audience: Park and Recreation Professionals and Citizen Leaders
Notes: Past Attendee Statistics:

82% of Attendees for the annual NRPA Congress and Exposition are park and recreation professionals.

72% of attendees have operating budgets in excess of $1 Million.
Venue: Charlotte Convention Center
Venue Phone: (704) 339-6000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Number of Exhibitors:400 (Previous Year)
Event Square Footage:250,000 (2013)
Show Owner:NRPA
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: All Sponsorships include:

Inclusion of logo in final program

Bold company listing in program

Logo listing on website linked to your company website

Sponsorship recognition medallion at booth

Inclusion of logo on schedules when applicable

Inclusion of logo on sponsorship signage throughout the convention center

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
100 sq. ft. $28.00 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
200-500 sq. ft. $28.00 per sq. ft.   Water: n/a
600-900 sq. ft. $27.00 per sq. ft.   Generator: n/a
1000+ sq. ft. $26.00 per sq. ft. / Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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