Expo Receptions

Expo Receptions will be located in the Eventide Pavillion. The Expo area will be closed during General and Breakout sessions. Please refer to kiosk artwork and banner guidelines and shipping and exhibitor services.

You will have a 2-meter kiosk in the Expo area.

Diamond Sponsors
You will have a 2-meter kiosk in the Expo area.

Gold Sponsors
You will have a 2-meter kiosk in the Expo area.

Silver Sponsors
You will have a 1-meter kiosk in the Expo area.

Bronze Sponsors
You will have a 1-meter kiosk in the Expo area.

Expo Exhibitors
You will have a 1-meter kiosk in the Expo area.

Welcome Expo Reception, Sunday, April 14

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Expo Reception, Monday, April 15

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Additional Expo Hours during lunch, Monday, April 15

  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Expo Setup and Teardown Schedule

  • Setup: Sunday, April 14, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Teardown: Monday, April 15, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM (At the conclusion of the Expo Reception)

Sponsor / Exhibitor video interviews during Welcome Expo Reception

The Directions professional media team will videotape your 30-second Company Spotlight at your Expo Booth during the Welcome Expo Reception on April 14. The videos will then be edited and shown on monitors during the conference, and on the Directions website and YouTube Channel after the conference. Please be sure to have your designated spokesperson(s) ready when the team visits your Booth.

  • Length and style of the interview: You will have 30 seconds to tell about your company and what you have to offer the Microsoft Dynamics 365 community. Your presentation will be timed so please keep it within the allotted time. Make it informative, fun and memorable! If you're looking for inspiration, check out exhibitor interviews from a recent Directions conference.
  • Schedule: The videotaping will begin promptly at 6:30 PM before Expo begins at 7:00 PM. It will start with Diamond and Gold Sponsors and then in the order of Expo Booth numbers. Only spokespersons will be allowed early access to the Expo Hall for their interviews.
  • Want your own video clip? You will be able to purchase your own video interview segement at a nominal cost from the videographer directly, to be used on your website and/or marketing promotions. Order information will be available.

Your Expo Booth / Kiosk

  • Directions will print your submitted Kiosk artwork, and set up your Kiosk which is your Expo Booth.
  • Each Kiosk will be provided a power drop.
  • Kiosks will be arranged in clusters to maximize Exhibitors' exposure and interactions with attendees.
  • All Exhibitor materials and displays must be placed in the Kiosks. No banners, signage, literature racks, or any other displays are allowed on the floor or on top of the Kiosk.
  • Your Booth does not include chairs. To encourage attendee interactions at your Booth, you may wish to keep your Booth free of bar stools or chairs. Banquet tables and chairs will be set up at the Expo.
  • Monitors are not included. You may arrange to rent them from Willwork when you submit your kiosk artwork.
  • Wireless Internet for attendee use is available throughout the conference. If you need additional resources, wired Internet connections and equipment rentals are available. Please refer to shipping and exhibitor services.

Expo Personnel

  • Sponsors and Exhibitors may purchase Expo Only Passes ($895 each) for their staff to attend the Expos.
  • Expo Only Attendees may only attend General Sessions, Expo Receptions, Partner Celebration, and your company's own ISV session(s). They will not be admitted to Meals, Breakout Sessions, ISV Sessions, Townhalls, Workshops or other conference activities. To participate in all conference activities, including staffing your premier sponsor booth, please register as a Full Conference Attendee.


  • Please guard your properties and remove any valuable equipment and sensitive materials outside of Expo hours while the Kiosks are not being attended. While there will be security personnel on duty during conference and off hours, Directions cannot be responsible for any damage or lost items.
  • Your exhibit must be removed at the conclusion of Exhibit Teardown. All unattended materials will be removed and may be disposed of. Please retrieve your valuable items before Exhibit Teardown concludes.

Expo Map and Booth Assignment

Directions Expo Receptions will be held in the Eventide Pavillion. Expo Booths are assigned based on sponsorship levels and when sponsorships were requested and paid. The header above shows a recent Directions Expo. Wherever possible Exhibitors who are close competitors will not be placed close together. An Expo Map and booth assignments will be available closer to the conference dates.

Need Help?

Visit the Directions North America Website for agenda, FAQs, policies, conference updates, and much more!

To contact your Directions sponsorship team, please e-mail sponsor-help@DirectionsNA.com.

You may also directly contact:

Diane Saeger, Sponsorship Chair & Sponsorship Committee

Eva Chiu, Conference Planning & Operations