Join us at the Tampa Convention Center for the 147th Annual Meeting of AFS. The Annual Meeting will offer exhibitors the opportunity to reconnect with clients and colleagues, network, and showcase their products and services. Bring your expertise to Tampa!

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“Florida chapter AFS planning committee members at the Kansas City Trade Show in 2016”

Located on the central west Florida coast, Tampa is the perfect city to host the 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS). 

Tampa sits on Tampa Bay, Florida’s largest open-water estuary and is the economic and environmental centerpiece of a rapidly growing region supporting more than 2.3 million people. Conference attendees from all over the world will have the opportunity to network with a diverse group of resource professionals in this city full of great food, entertainment, and outdoor adventure opportunities.

Your exhibit at this major industry event will be seen by an expected attendance of over 2,500 fisheries and aquaculture scientists; federal, tribal, state, and local administrators, directors, and elected officials; educators; consultants; and marine and freshwater fishing industries.

Meeting sessions, events, and the Trade Show will take place at the Tampa Convention Center ( The Trade Show will be located in close proximity to all conference activities located at the Tampa Convention Center.

The Trade Show Networking Event, a mixer on the first evening of the Trade Show, provides an ideal opportunity for casual introductions and informal networking.

Two complimentary conference registrations are included for booths rented at the member and non-member rates. This will allow your personnel to attend all conference sessions and functions, interact with attendees outside the Exhibit Hall, and gain information on industry issues.

Trade show exhibitors will include federal and state fisheries agencies, sellers of photos, arts, and crafts, and companies providing boats, aquaculture supplies, fish tagging and tracking equipment, computer and software applications, consultant services, digital fish-measuring equipment, water quality monitoring and filtration systems, aeration systems, hydroacoustic systems, and others related to fisheries research and management.

This dynamic event will attract fisheries professionals from around the world!

Rental Fees


  • AFS Member Firm*: $1,500.00 per booth
  • AFS Nonmember Firm: $1,650.00 per booth
  • Crafters: $450 per booth
  • Non Profit (Govt Approved): $650 per booth

*To qualify for member rate, the exhibiting company must hold a Sustaining, Official, or Associate Membership with AFS. Please include your membership number to ensure you receive the member rate. For membership information visit:

  • Exhibitors receive two full conference registrations. Additional personnel, or personnel at crafter and non-profit booths must purchase full registration to attend sessions or events other than the Trade Show networking events.
  • Ten-foot (10’) back drape and three-foot (3’) side drapes
  • One eight-foot (8’) table
  • Two chairs
  • One wastebasket
  • One 10’ x 10’ space

Available Services

Viper Expo Services is the official exhibitor service contractor for the 2017 AFS Trade Show and Exhibition. A complete service kit containing information on carpet, utilities, and freight will be sent by Viper at a later date.


AFS 2017 Trade Show Exhibitors will be listed in the June 2017 issue of Fisheries, the monthly publication of the American Fisheries Society. Company descriptions will also be included in the conference program guide and meeting app if submitted prior to June 1, 2017.

AFS Tech Workshops

Exhibitors can present a workshop featuring new products and technological advancements from their company. The fee is $1,600 per workshop. Please contact Shawn Johnston at below email for more information:

Phishing Notice

We wish to alert you to potential phishing attempts by unknown parties offering to share/sell meeting attendee lists. Please be advised these messages are not from AFS and may be attempts to obtain your personal or financial information. Do not respond to these messages. AFS does not sell attendee lists nor make offers to sell products or services through email. All transactions with members and meeting registrants are handled online through our secure website and requires login or the creation of an account for transacting business with AFS. If you have any questions, please contact Eva Pryzgodski,


Sunday, August 20
2:00 pm–6:00 pm Exhibit move-in

Monday, August 21
8:00 am–10:00 am Exhibit move-in
10:00am–8:30 pm Exhibits open
6:00 pm–8:30 pm AFS Trade Show Networking Event

Tuesday, August 22
9:00 am–6:00 pm Exhibits open

Wednesday, August 23
9:00 am–2:00 pm Exhibits open
2:00 pm–4:00 pm Exhibit dismantle