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Exhibitor Information

When you exhibit at this premier event, you are instantly in touch with your target market. BUILD25: AWCI's Convention + Expo brings current and potential customers together in one location.

Exhibitor Benefits

Target Your Market

BUILD25: AWCI’s Convention + Expo is your company’s opportunity to present your product, service, or solution to the interior and exterior wall and ceiling industry.

As an exhibitor at BUILD25: AWCI’s Convention + Expo, you will meet face to face with your most important customers and establish beneficial relationships. Sponsorship opportunities are available to take your marketing plan to the next level by increasing your ability to get your message across to customers, building your company’s name recognition and achieving a measurable return on your investment.

Who Attends the Convention?

BUILD25: AWCI's Convention + Expo is the largest trade show specifically catering to the wall and ceiling industry.

March 31-April 3, 2025
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

Showcasing the latest and greatest products, services and solutions to help your company thrive. All market segments are represented from drywall, ceilings and acoustics, lath and metal framing, plaster, EIFS, insulation, software and much more.

The convention and expo brings people together from across the industry for a variety of in-depth education sessions and stellar networking receptions. BUILD25: AWCI’s Convention + Expo is managed by the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry.

2025 Exhibit Rates

AWCI Members
$ 100
$ 200

All booth spaces are a standard 10 x 10 or multiples thereof unless otherwise indicated.

*There is a fee of $200 per corner for spaces smaller than 20×20.


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Priority points are determined as follows:

  • Number of 10 x 10 booths purchased in 2023 (i.e., 10 x 10 booth = 1 point; 20 x 20 booth = 4 points, etc.)
  • Years exhibiting: 1 point per year up to 25 points total
  • Member of AWCI: 5 points per exhibiting year (maximum 5 points per year)

Become a Member

  • AWCI Lifetime Member: 5 points per exhibiting year
  • Past Sponsor based on dollars spent; see chart below. (maximum 4 points per year)*
  • Please note a change to the priority points system: Beginning with the 2014 assignments, a company that fails to exhibit will lose 3 priority points per expo missed.

Sponsorship Levels

Category Dollars Spent Points
Platinum More than $20,001 4
Gold $6,001 to $20,000 3
Silver $2,501 to $6,000 2
Bronze $2,500 or Less 1


If a tie occurs in priority points, the tie-breakers will follow in this order:

  1. Number of years exhibiting
  2. Past Sponsorship category (Platinum would receive priority over Gold, etc.) (Maximum 4 points per year)
  3. Actual dollars spent for sponsorships
  4. Date of contract submission
  5. Blind draw

Current Status

Check to see how many priority points your company has accrued as of April 4, 2023