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Industry & Exhibits

Attendee Information

The ASSH Exhibit Hall offers a variety of displays for your clinical, personal and business needs.  Talk with representatives from major medical suppliers and practice management consultants.  The Exhibit Hall is open Thursday-Saturday during the meeting, giving you plenty of time to walk the hall and check out products offered from more than 100 exhibiting companies.  Complimentary boxed lunches will also be served for your convenience on Thursday and Friday.

Similar to last year, the E-poster kiosks will be located in the Exhibit Hall.  E-posters offer attendees the opportunity to view poster content in a PowerPoint format along with a PDF of each poster presenter’s accepted abstract.  Each kiosk will feature a select topic from the Hand-e curriculum, which will be determined by ASSH.  There are five (5) separate subject areas. 

Don't miss the Hand-e Video Theater during the meeting in Austin where you can see more than 40 new technique videos on a broad range of upper extremity topics.  Following the Annual Meeting, videos will be posted in the Hand-e Surgical Skills library.  ASSH members and Hand-e subscribers have access to all the Hand-e resources. 

Is there a company or product category that you would like to see exhibit at our show? Let us know at or direct them to our Show Information page.

Exhibit Hall / E-poster Kiosks / Hand-e Video Theater Hours & Admission

Thursday, September 29 Exhibit Hall / E-poster Kiosks / Hand-e Video Theater Open 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Boxed Lunches Available 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday, September 30 Exhibit Hall / E-poster Kiosks / Hand-e Video Theater Open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Boxed Lunches Available 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, October 1 Exhibit Hall / E-poster Kiosks / Hand-e Video Theater Open 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Closes 12:00 PM



Admission Requirements

Entrance to the ASSH Exhibit Hall is included in the Annual Meeting registration fee
.  You will need your badge to enter the exhibit hall.  Exhibits-Only Visitor Passes are also available both in advance of the meeting as well as onsite in Austin for a separate fee.  Parents or legal guardians are required to sign a release and waiver of claim for children between the ages of 6 and 17, and must accompany them at all times while in the exhibit hall.  Children under the age of 6 are not allowed into the exhibit hall under any circumstances.  Visit the registration page for details.


Exhibitor Information

Thank You for Partnering with the Hand Society!  

Are you an exhibitor and looking for industry information for the 2016 Annual Meeting?  The ASSH Exhibit Hall is THE #1 Hand and Upper Limb Meeting and Exposition.  Join us for the most important hand and upper extremity event of the year.  One of the Hand Society's core values is our reputation for excellence and our meetings and exhibitions are no exception.  We bring the best of the best in products, services and customer service to our meeting attendees and we hold our commercial partners to the highest of standards.  Registered attendees will be able to see, hear, examine, question and evaluate the latest developments in products, equipment and services.  We look forward to an amazing show in Austin, and thank you for being a part of it!

  • Make a booth payment or download a receipt/invoice
  • Review important show deadlines
  • Update your public web profile
  • Register booth staff (available after booth assignments)

Exhibitor Service Manual
The Official Show Contractor for the 2016 Annual Meeting and Exposition is Freeman.  Check back here in June 2016 for a link to the online Exhibitor Service Kit.  Use the kit  to place service orders online and connect with supplemental vendors such as lead retrieval provider.  Place your orders by the Advanced Orders deadline to save money!
Key Details:

  • Show Colors: TBD
  • The Austin Convention Center is NOT carpeted so you should budget for flooring for your exhibit space.
  • Exhibit Hall set-up will be on Tuesday and Wednesday only.  For special set-up, please send your request to
  • Download the IAEE Guidelines for Displays (note ceiling height in the Austin Convention Center is 31').
  • Review the Rules and Regulations for additional show information and policies.

Exhibitor Schedule (subject to change)

 Tuesday, September 27 Registration Open 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
   Exhibit Set-Up 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 Wednesday, September 28 Registration Open 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
   Exhibit Set-Up 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 Thursday, September 29 Registration Open 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
   Exhibit Set-Up 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
   Exhibit Hall / E-poster Kiosks / Hand-e Video Theater Open 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
   Boxed Lunches Available 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 Friday, September 30 Registration Open 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  Exhibit Hall / E-poster Kiosks / Hand-e Video Theater Open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Boxed Lunches Available  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, October 1  Registration Open 6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  Exhibit Hall / E-poster Kiosks / Hand-e Video Theater Open 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Exhibit Hall Closes 12:00 PM
  Exhibitor Tear-down 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM



Don’t forget to start planning your 2016 marketing strategy by visiting the Industry Guide website to view all available options.  Expand your organization’s visibility within the Hand Society with this comprehensive menu of ASSH corporate support opportunities.  Contact us via email ( for any additional questions on sponsorship and advertising opportunities. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Exhibitors may cancel or downsize their exhibit space and receive a full refund, less a $150 administrative fee, of all space payments on returned space providing that written notification of such cancellation or downsizing is received by the Society on or before January 31, 2016. In the event written notification of cancellation or downsizing is received between February 1 and March 14, Exhibitor shall be entitled to a refund of 50% of booth fees already paid. In the event written notice of cancellation is received by the Society between March 15 and May 30, Exhibitor shall be entitled to a refund of 10% of exhibit space fees already paid. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS OF EXHIBIT SPACE FEES FOR CANCELLATIONS OR DOWNSIZING THAT OCCURS AFTER MAY 30, 2016. 


Annual Meeting Exhibits-Related Quick Links

  • Exhibitor Service Kit - check back in June 2016!
  • Industry Forum session listing
  • Industry Forum session rosters - check back in April 2016!
  • Pre-Registered Attendees List - check back in April 2016!
  • Housing and Travel information
  • Evening Social Activities and Special Events (coming soon)
  • Registered attendee one-time use mailing labels (send an email inquiry to by Friday, August 12) - mailed out no later than 6 weeks prior to the Annual Meeting
Questions?  Contact the ASSH at
  • 822 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago, Il 60607
  • Phone: (312) 880-1900
  • Fax: (847) 384-1435
  • Email:
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