FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
THE UNIFORM FOR GENERAL EXPO ATTENDANCE FOR ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF MILITARY IS SERVICE C OR EQUIVALENT, NOT BLUE DRESS D
What are Marine Military Expos?
Marine Military Expos are traditionally three expositions and conferences specifically aimed at the Marine Corps market. The mission of the shows is to assist the Marine Corps to identify and procure the best products and services to help their warfighting efforts and to promote the message of the Marine Corps League and Marine Corps Association.
When and where is Modern Day Marine 2023?
The show will take place June 27-29, 2023 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Halls A&B in Washington DC.
Who are Marine Military Expos approved vendors?
Marine Military Expos partners with the below vendors to provide services:
- a2z – Official Show Planner/Floorplan Vendor
- Freeman – Official Decorator
- onPeak – Official Housing Vendor
- Experient – Official Registration Vendor
- Reach Marketing – Exclusive List Vendor
What is the attire for the Expos?
The recommended attire for civilians is as follows:
General Expo Attendance – Business Casual
Congressional Breakfast – Business Formal
Marine Corps League Enlisted Awards Breakfast – Business Formal
Grand Banquet – Black Tie
The recommended attire for members of the military is determined by senior Marine leaders and will be updated when available:
General Expo Attendance – Service C
Congressional Breakfast – Service C
Marines Luncheon & Awards Ceremony – Service C
Grand Banquet – Evening Dress, Blue Dress A, or Equivalent
Does Modern Day Marine have a mobile app?
Yes, the app will be available to attendees and exhibitors in June, 2023.
How do I book a hotel room?
Housing is now open. Use the official Modern Day Marine housing partner, onPeak, to reserve your rooms and receive exclusive discounts.
Is Modern Day Marine open to the general public?
No, you must me a member of one of the following groups to register for Modern Day Marine:
United States Military or Foreign Military/Attaché
Marine Corps League Member
Marine Corps Association Member
Federal Government Service (Non DoD)
Federal Law Enforcement
Military Family Member
Service Academy or ROTC Member
Young Marines Member
How much does it cost to attend Modern Day Marine?
There is no cost to attendees to attend the show and view presentations unless you are a manufacturer. Active Military, Marine Corps League members, and Marine Corps Association members may register and attend at no charge. Manufacturers not exhibiting at the event must register and will be charged a non-exhibiting manufacturer fee.
The Tun Tavern Talks Lunch & Learn and Military Spouses Employment Brunch are free to attend but you must reserve your seat when you register for the show. The Grand Banquet, Congressional Breakfast, and Marines Luncheon & Awards Ceremony require additional fees and can be paid for online during show registration.
See the non-exhibiting manufacturer policy below:
Marine Military Expos Non-Exhibiting Manufacturer, Supplier or Producer Policy (NONEX): Expo floor registration is open to industry professionals only. Manufacturers and certain distributors/suppliers who do not exhibit in the show will be charged $300 admission to the show floor. Badges will be limited to five (5) from any approved NONEX company. NONEX’s can attend a Marine Military Expo for one (1) year to evaluate the event for future participation. Access to the show by NONEX’s will be limited to executive level personnel only – no sales titles. Consistent with our current policy, approved or unapproved NONEX’s will not be allowed under any circumstance to hold offsite events at show appointed hotel properties. Marine Military Expos reserves the right to accept or reject registrations and to cancel any previously accepted reservations, at any time, at its sole discretion, without liability to the registrant or any other party. This policy was instituted to maintain the professional environment of the show, while protecting the interests of our attendees and exhibitors.
Do I need to register for a badge if I’m active duty military?
Yes. All attendees are required to register and must wear a badge while at the show.
How do I register for Modern Day Marine 2023?
Click here to register for Modern Day Marine 2023. Registration is free for attendees.
What do I need to bring to the show to receive my badge?
Bring your registration confirmation email (or have it available on your phone) and your government issued ID card to the registration desks in Salon G, H, & I of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
How do I get to Modern Day Marine 2023?
Modern Day Marine is located in Washington D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Complimentary shuttles and buses will be available to transport attendees to and from Quantico MCB and the convention center as well as to and from the Pentagon. For more details and information about other forms of transportation, visit our Travel Information page.
How do I exhibit at the show?
Please consult the Exhibit/Inquire page for more information about becoming an exhibitor.
How do I pick the booth location?
Current floorplans are available on the website here. Please note, the floorplans can change so always double-check on a booth you select. You may also write “best available” on the contract and our experienced sales team will use their judgement to provide your organization with the best spot on the floor to accomplish your objectives.
How much do the shows costs?
Is there a way to save money?
Yes – order your services early and ship to the advanced warehouse. Also, if you have a 10×10 booth, bringing your own materials by-hand will save on drayage/shipping costs. A number of vendors sell portable 10×10 pop-up displays.
As an exhibitor, are there any special events I should know about?
Yes, we have 1-on-1 meetings at Modern Day Marine between program managers from Marine Corps Systems Command and industry – each product group is represented. Your company’s point of contact will receive an email closer to the show regarding the meetings. There are also multiple ancillary events including the Grand Banquet and Congressional Breakfast, that will provide your organization the opportunity to network with key personnel including Marine Corps senior leadership, DoD officials, and lawmakers. For more information about each event, review our Special Events page.
Are sponsorships and advertisements available?
Yes, we have many sponsorship and advertising options available. Please see the advertising & sponsorships page for more information
Is drayage charged at the show?
Yes, drayage is charged at standard trade show rates and it is billed directly from the service provider (Freeman).
How do I ship items to the show?
Forms and shipping labels for both pre-show and direct-to-show shipping are available in the Exhibitor Resource Center along with other helpful information about exhibiting.
What should I do if I have a billing question?
Please contact Jaymie Nielsen: Jaymie.Nielsen@emeraldx.com.