VETS 2020

Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS)

May 26 - 29, 2020 in San Antonio, TX, is a Business Development Conference created by Veterans for Veterans.

Past exhibitors at the Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium have included:

Advanced Environmental Solutions, Inc.
All Business Machines, Inc.
American Freedom Foundation
American Indian Chamber Education Fund PTAC
American Plaque Company
BAE Systems
Bonneville Power Administration
California Disabled Veteran Business Alliance
CEO Space - SD
Columbia Southern University
Constellation West
Defense Logistics Agency
Dekota County Technical College
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS)
Duluth Travel/American Express
Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
Dynamic Techology Systems, Inc.
DynCorp International
Elite SDVOB Network
Federal Contracts Corp
Federal National Commercial Credit
Flour Corp.
General Dynamics
Go Beyond LLC
Harris Corporation
Heritage Health Solutions, Inc.
Humana Veterans Healthcare Services
JAMIS Software
Mahorsky Group Inc.
Manson Construction Co.
McKesson Corporation
MSM Group, Inc.
National Government Services
National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC)
Navy Office of Small Business Programs
Northern Wings Repair, Inc.
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northrop Grumman Information Systems
OBXtek Inc.

PilieroMazza PLLC
PM tec, Inc.
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)
Proxity Electonic Commerce
Raytheon Company
Regional Transportation Commission
Reichhold Machinery, Inc.
RH Shackelford, Inc.
Saalex Solutions, Inc.
Scott Group of Virginia
Standard Communications, Inc.
Sterling National Bank
Streeter Construction Group, LLC
The Arcanum Group, Inc.
ThunderCat Technology
Toshiba America Medical Systems
Trillamed LLC
U.S. Agency for International Development - Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR
U.S. Department of the Army OSBP
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (OSDBU)
U.S. Department of Interior/Bureau of Reclamation
U.S. Department of Labor - OASAM
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
USA Vetbiz
Veteran Business Assistance Resources
Veteran Corps of America
Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)
Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions, Inc
Veterans Trading Company
VETS, Inc.

  • What value will the Expo deliver for my company?
    As Exhibitor, you will have face-to-face contact with your key audience:
    • Display and showcase new products and services to government buyers, private contractors, and potential partners.
    • Position your company at the heart of public sector procurement.
    • Raise your company profile and build relationships with key decision makers in public sector purchasing
    • Enjoy access to senior government/business buyers and decision makers.
  • Who attends the Expo?
    Attendees come from all levels of federal, state, and local government agencies, the small business community, prime contractors, large businesses, and many more.
  • Can I pick my exhibit space?
    Yes. Exhibit booth selection is available on the registration site.
  • Is the online Expo Hall floor plan up to date?
    The floor plan you see during the registration process is up to date. As companies reserve their booths, the selected booth is color-coded and taken out of inventory. The name of the company reserving the booth will display when one places the cursor over the booth. The company name/booth number is also listed on the event website.
  • Why are some booths reserved but not assigned to anyone?
    Reserved booths are for conference sponsors. Based on sponsor package, sponsors may select from these booths on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • What is included in the cost of the booth space?
    Please refer to your Exhibit Package to confirm what is included in your booth space. The exhibit area will be carpeted. Any additional services (e.g. electrical, internet, phone service) may be ordered using the forms provided in the Exhibitor Services Kit.
  • How many conference registrations do I receive with my booth?
    The cost of your booth space includes one (1) Attendee registration. However, all personnel must be registered for the event as Conference Attendees. Please register your Exhibit staff as Conference Attendees and select Exhibitor/Sponsor as Attendee role (this registration covers admission to expo hall, general sessions, meals, matchmaking, and educational sessions).
  • Do I have to register my booth staff?
    Yes. All personnel must be registered for the event as Conference Attendees. Please register additional Exhibit staff as Conference Attendees and select Exhibitor/Sponsor as Attendee role.
  • When will I receive my Exhibitor Services Kit?
    The Exhibitor Services Kit will be sent after you register your booth
  • Why does my credit card statement show AetherQuest Solutions as the payee?
    AetherQuest Solutions is the event management company. All fees and collection of funds will flow through them.
  • As an Exhibitor, can I attend the Matchmaking Sessions?
    As Exhibit staff, you are also required to register for the conference. Therefore, you may sign up for/attend One-on-One Business Sessions as either Buyer or Supplier.
  • Am I allowed to share booth space with another company?
    No. Booth sharing is not allowed during the Expo.
  • Can my company purchase multiple booths for the expo?
    Yes, you may purchase as many booths as you need. However, each booth must be staffed separately during Exhibit Hall hours. Different primary contact email addresses are necessary to reserve multiple booths online.
  • I own more than one business and want to exhibit each at the expo. How can I do this?
    A single business owner who owns multiple businesses can register with an exhibit booth for each business separately. For instance, a business owner of three businesses wishes to exhibit each. He/She can purchase a booth for each business under the respective companies’ names. The booths must be staffed separately. The owner will need to register each business with a different email address to reserve the space online.
  • Are there special Rules and Regulations I should be aware of?
    Yes. Please refer to the Exhibitor/Sponsor Prospectus for the complete list of Exhibitor Rules and Regulations at the event. It is AetherQuest Solutions’ goal to assure that all Exhibitors, regardless of exhibit size or location, display their products and services in an environment conducive to successful interaction with attendees, and thereby providing a rewarding trade show experience. The rules and regulations have been established with that goal in mind.

All exhibit booth packages include the following:

  • Inclusion of your company's name, description (250 characters max) and booth number on the event website.
  • Inclusion of your company's name, description (250 characters max) and booth number in conference mobile app
  • Link to your company's website from the event website.

Exhibit Package (8'x20')

Prime Contractor/Large Business/Other: $5,500
Small Business/Government/Military Price: $2,500

  • 8′×20′ Booth
  • Two (2) complimentary conference registration
  • Pipe and drape
  • (1) ID sign (7″×44″) – single line
  • (2) 6' draped table (3 sides)
  • (4) Contour chairs
  • (1) Wastebasket

Exhibit Package (8'x10')

Prime Contractor/Large Business/Other Price: $2,500
Small Business/Government/Military Price: $1,500

  • 8′×10′ Booth
  • One (1) complimentary conference registration
  • Pipe and drape
  • (1) ID sign (7″×44″) – single line
  • (1) 6’ draped table (3 sides)
  • (2) Contour chairs
  • (1) Wastebasket

Government/Non Profit Tabletop - $360

One (1) complimentary conference registration
(1) 6' draped table (3 sides)
(2) Contour chairs
(1) Wastebasket


Booth button

Exhibitors: All personnel must be registered for the event as Conference Attendees. Please register your Exhibit staff as Conference Attendees and select Exhibitor/Sponsor as Attendee role.

All booths include an 8‘ high back wall and 3‘ high side rails. Please note the exhibit hall will be carpeted. Exhibitors may order audio visual, electricity, internet, etc. for an additional charge through the hotel by completing the order form in the Exhibitor Services Kit.

Exhibit Packages are priced based on the current VOSB/SDVOSB status of the exhibiting company. VOSB/SDVOSB companies will be charged the reflected Veteran price for the selected Exhibit Package. This discounted booth rate also applies to government entities. All other companies will be charged the Non-Veteran price.

Welcome to the VETS2015 Exhibitor/Sponsor Materials page. This page features all the materials you will need as an exhibitor/sponsor including the prospectus, official event logo, press release template, and the exhibitor services kit for VETS2015.

Download Show Management W-9 here

Marketing Materials

  • VETS2016 Logo
  • Social Media Tools
  • VETS2016 Press Release Template

Exhibitor Services

  • VETS2016 Prospectus
  • VETS2016 Exhibitors Services Kit
  • Marriott Electrical/Utility/Telephone/Internet Services Order Form
  • VETS2016 Incoming Shipment Labels

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Earl Morgan with the Conference Management Team.

Earl Morgan
Phone: 571-297-4019



Exhibit Hall Hours

TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020
Exhibitor Move-In: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Exhibitor Move-In: 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Exhibitor Open:  2:40 pm - 6:30 pm

THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2020 
Exhibitor Opens: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Exhibitor Move-Out: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

VETS20 Exhibit Floor Plan v1


Location: Salon rooms G - H and K - M of the Marriott Rivercenter.

Assignment Of Space

Exhibitor booth selection is available on the registration site and occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. Conference Sponsors may select from premium space assignments, based on sponsorship package and date of application.

Show Management reserves the right to modify the floor plan at any time as may be necessary to obtain Fire Marshall approval and/or preserve a compact and attractive exhibit area.

VETS 2019 is focused on one thing—the success of your Veteran-owned Small Business. Will you be a part of the conversation?