What are the registration fees for the 2020 conference?
Registration fees range depending on your membership/category status and the date of registration. See the registration page for more information.
Do I need to be a member of AAEI to register?
No, you may register and attend the conference at the non-member registration rate. To learn more about membership, go to the membership section of AAEI’s primary website.
How do I register?
Click on any of the registration links throughout this website to begin the registration process. Be sure to check the registration rates before registering. Don’t forget to log in to the Member center if you are an AAEI member before registering!
How do I ensure I receive the Member Rate for the conference?
You must be a current AAEI Member with an active profile in the AAEI Member Center to receive the discounted conference member rate. If you are an AAEI member and you log in to the Member Center at the beginning of the registration process, your rate will reflect the member discount during the checkout process.
My company is an AAEI member but I don’t have a profile yet. How do I get one?
Only an AAEI staff member or your company’s primary contact can send you the profile invitation under your company’s membership. But it’s worth doing. It can save you time and money later. To request a profile invitation from AAEI, please contact us and include your company’s name and your email address.
Once you receive the profile invitation, you must follow the prompts to submit your completed profile and your AAEI password. A staff member will approve your submission and you will then be free to log in to the Member Center at the beginning of the registration process to ensure you will receive the member rate.
My company’s membership has lapsed. Do I need to renew the membership separately before I register?
If your company’s membership has lapsed, and you would like to renew and receive the member discount registration rate, you must FIRST submit a membership application with payment. After the membership application is confirmed, you may then use your renewed Member Center login register for the conference at the membership rate. The discounted rate will be automatically populated in your registration form during checkout.
I submitted a membership application. Does this also confirm my conference attendance?
No. Membership applications cover MEMBER DUES only. The AAEI Membership application DOES NOT include conference registration fees. You must complete the conference registration fee application separately.
What are the onsite registration hours?
AAEI’s onsite registration desk will be open during the following times:
Monday, June 15, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 – 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 – 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
What forms of payment does the onsite registration desk accept?
Acceptable forms of payment include: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover credit cards. AAEI also accepts checks.
What is included in my registration?
The conference registration fee includes: access to all sessions and exhibit hall, all meal functions (breakfast, breaks, lunch and receptions) registration materials, and presentations.
What are the acceptable methods of payment for my registration?
AAEI accepts all major credit cards including VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. AAEI also accepts checks.
How can I register online if I need to pay for my conference registration fees by check?
If paying by check, please register online and select “check” as your method of payment. Checks may be made payable to American Association of Exporters & Importers (AAEI). Please send to the following:
American Association of Exporters & Importers (AAEI), 1717 K Street, Suite 1120, Washington, DC 20006.
What is the policy for transferring or canceling a registration?
Please note that you are responsible for payment if you do not cancel and do not attend. Participant cancellations and substitutions can be made before Tuesday, May 15, 2020 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For cancellations, refunds minus a $160 cancellation fee will be issued for cancellation and must be done by Tuesday, May 15, 2020. For transfers, a $25 transfer fee will be added for transfers received in writing by Monday, May 25, 2020. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after May 15, 2020 and transfers after May 25, 2020.
Travel and Housing Questions
Do I make my own travel arrangements to attend the conference?
Yes. Each participant is responsible for making their own hotel and travel arrangements. Information on the hotel, area airports, and ground transportation can be found on the Hotel and Travel page.
How do I make a hotel reservation?
Please refer to the Hotel and Travel page for detailed information on making hotel reservations. Please note that each individual is responsible for making their own hotel arrangements by the May 20, 2020 deadline.
Are there any sponsorships or exhibit spaces available?
AAEI offers a number of opportunities for organizations or groups who might want to offer sponsorship to our conferences. To review available opportunities, please visit the Sponsors and Exhibitors page.
I have not received my badge or the conference program in the mail. What should I do?
AAEI does not mail conference badges prior to the conference start date. Conference badges will be distributed on-site at the AAEI registration desk located in the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. AAEI uses a conference app in place of a conference program with all the information you will need, including the program schedule, speaker profiles, attendee profiles, and much more.
What is the conference dress code?
There is no formal dress code for the conference. AAEI suggests business casual and would like you to be comfortable. It is also best to dress in layers as sometimes the conference rooms can be very cool. We also suggest wearing comfortable shoes.
How do I access Conference materials?
Conference presentations are only available for download on the conference mobile app.
How do I access the mobile app?
The mobile app is for free for conference attendees. To download the app, please follow ANY of the steps below:
- Open up the Apple Store or Google Play on your mobile device, and search for “AAEI2020”.
- Or, visit here in your mobile device’s web browser.
When you have found the AAEI2020 mobile app, tap to download and install the AAEI2020 mobile app. Once you’ve downloaded the app, sign in by entering the email address you used for registration. You will be prompted to create a password and type in your name.
What is Fort Lauderdale’s weather like in June?
Temperatures in Fort Lauderdale, FL are up to 88°F in June and it doesn’t get colder than 75°F. The sun shines for 12 hours each day and in case that’s too much you can cool down in the warm Atlantic Ocean with its 84°F water temperature. Together with the hot summer conditions you will also have some humidity that is easy to cope with thanks to a steadily blowing soft breeze. On average there are 12 rain days in June.
What are the details for the AAEI’s 100th Anniversary Annual Conference & Expo?
AAEI’s 100th Anniversary Annual Conference & Expo will take place June 28 – 30, 2021 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York, NY.