Prepare for MATS
Now that you’ve reserved your exhibit space, use the planning tools we’ve developed to maximize your MATS exhibitor experience.
The three planning items below can be completed by signing in to the event manager.
Everyone at MATS must wear a badge throughout the show, including Exhibitors and VIPs. Badge registration is free until the respective deadline. Register your Booth Personnel and VIPs by logging into your Event Manager.
MATS has negotiated the lowest hotel rates for our exhibitors at the most popular and convenient hotels in Louisville. A list of all available properties can be found in the Event Manager.
Order booth furnishings, installation labor, shipping, utilities, lead retrieval and much more by logging into your Event Manager below.
Promote Your Booth
MATS has developed powerful promotional tools to help you get the most from your investment. With a mix of complimentary and low-cost opportunities to fit any budget, you can maximize your ROI with these pre-show, on-site, and post-show options.
The Event Manager provides you the opportunity to invite VIPs to the show. VIPs get special access to the show on Thursday. This can be a great gift for special customers or associates who want to attend the early Thursday session.
All exhibitors receive a complimentary listing. Enhance your company’s profile in the print and digital Show Directory, online Exhibitor search pages, and the online floor plan by adding your color logo. The combination of print and digital advertising provides exceptional company branding at an economical price.
Web Banners & Logos
Include the MATS banner ad on your company Website and in your email campaigns. Be sure to use the show logo, along with your booth number, on all your ads and mailings so your customers know where to find you.
Attendee Guest Passes
Exhibitors can request complimentary guest passes to distribute to customers and prospects. These attention-getting passes provide free show admission to all of the Generals Sessions at MATS.
Exhibitors are encouraged to host seminars covering their area of expertise to educate MATS attendees on trending topics that can help improve their businesses. The seminar program is free for all attendees and hosting exhibitors.
Host an Event
Special events are a great way to directly engage with attendees in your own environment. MATS offers free pre-show promotion for approved events. Just complete the online event request form to get started.Submit Request
Press Release Distribution
For any product unveils or updates, MATS helps distribute your press releases and press kits electronically via our on-line press room and hard-copies via our on-site press room (Room B-105)
Appearances, Booth Activities, Give-a-Ways
If you’re planning something special at your booth and you’d like us to help with promotion, be sure to let us know all the details (appearance schedule, valuable items being given away, etc.) so we can help get the word out.
Press Conferences / Media One-on-Ones
Each year, MATS hosts Media Attendees from around the world and a full schedule of Press Events. For those exhibitors interested in booking time on the MATS Press Event Schedule, please submit a Press Event Request via the link below.Request Press Event
Whether your goal is to increase brand awareness, differentiate yourself from competitors or simply attract more buyers to your booth. MATS sponsorship opportunities are designed to reach and engage attendees before, during, and long after the show.Sponsorship
MATS advertising opportunities integrate print and digital publishing to reach hundreds of thousands of trucking professionals before, during, and after MATS, making it an exceptional value to reach attendees at all stages of the buying process.Advertising
MATS warns all exhibitors of the many businesses improperly soliciting exhibitors, and implying that they are associated with the show. We have been made aware of the following. If anyone approaches you with similar solicitations referencing MATS, please contact us immediately.
Database/Email List Rentaladd
- APTA Marketing Solution
- Promise Data
- Delta info
- Elist Info
- Marketing Prosper
The following companies, known as housing poachers, have solicited exhibitors offering discounted hotel rooms. When booking hotel rooms for MATS, you should consult the Exhibitor Hotel List available in the Event Manager.
- The Convention Housing Authority
- Convention Housing Services
- Global Housing Services, Corp.
- HLS Global
Other ServicesaddFAIR GUIDE (aka Construct Data Publishers) has contacted MATS exhibitors via US mail with an offer to advertise their companies/exhibits in the FAIR GUIDE publication, which requires a three-year contract that costs approximately $1,700 per year.