FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does Modern Day Marine have a mobile app?
Yes, the app will be available to attendees and exhibitors in June, 2023.
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
As an exhibitor, are there any special events I should know about?
Yes; in particular, 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. The POC from your company that signed-up for the show will receive an email closer to the show regarding the meetings. You also won’t want to miss the Grand Banquet, a black-tie networking event with Marine Corps senior leadership. There is also the Congressional Breakfast where invited guests will include the lawmakers, appropriators and affiliated professional staff who are most instrumental to informing and resourcing the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ vision for Force Design 2030. Learn more about these events (including pricing) and review all MDM events here.
Are there sponsorship options?
Yes, we have many great sponsorship options – please see the advertising & sponsorships page for more information
Are we charged drayage at the show?
Yes, at standard trade show rates and it is billed directly from the service provider (Freeman).
What are Marine Military Expos?
We are three trade shows specifically aimed at the Marine Corps market. Notably, all three of our events are held on base, which greatly enhances the uniformed presence at our events. 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.
Does it cost anything to walk the floor?
There is no cost to walk to floor unless you are a manufacturer. Active Military, Marine Corps League members, and Marine Corps Association members may register at no charge. Manufacturers not exhibiting at the event must register and will be charged a non-exhibiting manufacturer fee. See 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 wear a badge.
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 we will give you, in our judgement, the best spot we have.
Can I set the booth up on my own or will union labor be present?
Info coming soon
How do I book a hotel room?
Via the website hotel information rates and availability are listed under Hotel/Travel.
How do I exhibit at the show?
For questions regarding exhibiting at a Marine Military Expos event please contact Jaymie Nielsen.
How much do the shows costs?
How do I ship things to the show?
Via the website and the Exhibitor Resource Center/Kit. You will find shipping labels in the Kit for both pre-show and direct-to-show shipping.
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.
What are the three events?
Marine West at Camp Pendleton, CA (near San Diego), held in the winter; Marine South at Camp Lejeune, NC (north of Wilmington, NC…about 2hrs from Raleigh-Durham) held in the spring; and our oldest and largest event Modern Day Marine, held every fall at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Quantico, VA, about thirty minutes south of Washington, DC.
What is the attire for the Expos?
The recommended attire for civilians and military uniform requirements for Modern Day Marine are listed below:
|General Expo Attendance||Business Casual||Blue Dress D|
|Congressional Breakfast||Business Attire||Service A|
|MCL Awards Ceremony & Leadership Breakfast||Business Attire||Service A|
What is the difference between the three events? How big is each one?
Marine West and Marine South are end-user events; sponsored by the host base, the goal is to get the deployable units of all rank-and-file to interface with industry. Marine West and Marine South average about 175-200 vendors, and 3500 attendees. Modern Day Marine is co-sponsored by the Marine Corps Systems Command – the procurement command of the Marine Corps – and designed to be a systems-level show where industry can interface with the requirements and procurement experts in the Marine Corps. Modern Day Marine has been held annually for over 30-years and averages about 500 vendors and 8,000 attendees. Given the proximity to Washington, DC, Modern Day Marine attracts a broader array of attendees from the larger DOD community, all service branches, and a distinct international presence.
What should I do if I have a billing question?
Please contact Jaymie Nielsen: Jaymie.Nielsen@emeraldx.com.