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      2025 Exhibits Guide

Join us at NCIA 2025!

The only national conference specifically for Correctional Industries, NCIA 2025 will attract industry leaders who want to learn and explore the future of Correctional Industries in the conference Exhibit Hall. Correctional Industries professionals are always in search of new products and services for their work programs. The only way to make sure they experience your company’s products and
services is to exhibit at NCIA 2025.

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Who is NCIA?

Who is NCIA

The National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA) is an international nonprofit professional association whose mission is to promote excellence and credibility in Correctional Industries through professional development and innovative solutions that improve public safety, business operations, and successful reentry. The NCIA is an affiliate body of the American Correctional Association and the American Jail Association. NCIA’s members include state Correctional Industry agencies, Federal Prison Industries, county Jail Industry programs, and foreign Correctional Industry agencies. Private sector companies that work in partnership with Correctional Industries both as suppliers/vendors and as partners in apprenticeship and work programs are among NCIA’s members.

“The professionals that attend NCIA’s National Training Conference are exactly the target market we, as a company, seek out in order to bring new and innovative products and services to the Correctional Industry.”

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 -L.D. Hay, Executive Vice President, 
   Union Supply Group

Why Exhibit?

Why Exhibit
  • Meet dozens of potential customers in one place. The NCIA 2025 Exhibit Hall is where key decision-makers in Correctional Industries explore the products that make their programs more efficient, productive, and innovative.


  • Exhibitors meet face-to-face with hundreds of decision-makers who need your products, services, and technologies. NCIA offers exclusive exhibit hall hours to ensure that all of our attendees have plenty of uninterrupted time to visit vendors.


  • This is the most cost-effective way to connect with new and current customers and suppliers. The only way to replicate this kind of exposure is to get on a plane and travel to each Correctional Industry agency.


  • Decision-makers attend! We have everyone from shop managers to re-entry coordinators to CI Directors attend. At the conference, you will be sure to find the right person to speak to about what your company offers. 


  • Chances are your competition is exhibiting and having conversations with your target audience. Exhibiting is one of the best ways to create opportunities for your company.

Booth Information

Booth Infomation

Each 10' x 10' booth includes the following:

  • Two complimentary conference registrations! (Does not include Awards Banquet Tickets)

  • A list of all attendees! Pre-show and post-show lists.​

  • One complimentary listing in the NCIA 2025 Program Book under your chosen product category!

  • Vendor Spotlight. An opportunity for exhibitors to address a captive audience through one-minute presentations during coffee and refreshments.

Member Rate $1,795
Non-Member Rate $2,243.75

Corporate members save 25%. Join Here | Starting at $700

Exhibit Hall Schedule

Monday, April 14, 2025 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm    

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Reception

Tuesday, April 15, 2025 | 9:45 am – 12:00 pm    

Exclusive Exhibit Hours

Wednesday, April 16, 2025 | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Exclusive Exhibit Hours and Lunch

Exhibit Deadline & Schedule


August 30, 2024
Advertising space deadline for the Pre-Conference Digital Planning Guide, to be distributed October 2024.

Sponsorship contracts must be received by this date in order to be recognized in the Pre-Conference Digital Planning Guide.

September 13, 2024
Deadline for ad copy for the Pre-Conference Digital Planning Guide.


November 20, 2024
Sponsorship contracts must be received by this date in order to be recognized in the NCIA 2025
 Conference e-newsletter series.

January 3, 2025
Advertising space deadline for the NCIA 2024 Conference Program Book. 

Sponsorship contracts must be received by this date in order to be recognized in the NCIA 2025 Conference Program Book.

January 10, 2025
Deadline for ad copy for the NCIA 2025 Conference Program Book.


January 24, 2025
Exhibits cancellation deadline. Prior to January 24, 2025, the booth rental fee, less the non-refundable deposit of 25%, will be
refunded. After January 24, 2025, no refunds will be made. 

Product category/description submission deadline for NCIA 2025 Program Book.

April 1, 2025
Deadline for ordering additional services and receiving the advance order discount from Fern Exposition & Event Services.


April 14, 2025
Exhibits must be completely installed by 3:00 PM. No exceptions!


April 16, 2025 
Exhibit Hall closes at 1:30 PM. No booth is to be dismantled before 1:30 PM. An exhibitor who begins tear down prior to this time will jeopardize participation in future shows. Exhibit materials must be completely removed from the Exhibit Hall by 10:00 PM on
April 16, 2025. 



Monday, April 14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm         Exhibitor Registration/Setup
9:00 am - 6:00 pm         Conference Registration
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm         Opening Session & Keynote Address
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm         Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Reception

Tuesday, April 15
9:00 am - 4:30 pm         Conference Registration
9:00 am - 9:45 am         Vendor Spotlight & Coffee Break         
9:45 am - 12:00 pm       Exclusive Exhibit Hours
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm         Workshops

Wednesday, May 16
8:30 am - 2:00 pm         Conference Registration
9:00 am - 10:15 am       Workshops
10:30 am - 1:30 pm       Exhibit Hall Lunch              
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm       Exhibit Hall Dismantle
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm         Workshops
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm         Regional Meetings
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm         Closing Awards Banquet


NOTE: The schedule is tentative and subject to change.




As the only national training conference specifically designed for Correctional Industries professionals, being a sponsor will provide maximum visibility and exposure for your organization! We offer multiple sponsorship opportunities and can customize a sponsorship package to your budget and needs. All sponsorships qualify your company for State Date, an experience where sponsors meet with state Correctional Industry representatives to discuss products, services, projects, or other matters. 

What is State Date?

Want face-to-face time with your target audience? State Date is where NCIA arranges short sit-downs with several representatives from states of your choice. During State Date, you will rotate to a new table every few minutes to speak to a representative at another state. This allows you to meet, provide information, and develop contacts with several states. This valuable opportunity is exclusively available for exhibitors who sponsor or are current corporate plus members.


Conference Advertising

Conference Advertising

Are you looking to stand out during the conference and spark interest in your products or services? NCIA offers three advertising options for the national conference: the planning guide, the program book, and the conference emails.

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Planning Guide

Grab attendees' attention from the beginning – the planning guide is an essential tool for those interested in attending the conference. The brochure is released a few months before the conference and includes schedules, pricing, and other information needed to plan their trip. Include your company's ad in the brochure that everyone will download.
Pricing starts at $395.

Program Book

Put your Ad in the hands of every attendee – the program book is the key to information for attendees on-site. Maps, schedules, workshops, information about conference content, and more will be referred to throughout the four-day-long event. Include your company's ad where it will be seen multiple times.
Pricing starts at $375.

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Conference Emails

Have attendees see your ad multiple times– the conference emails contain important information for attendees to plan their trip, schedule, and see what’s happening at the conference. We send at least 8 emails and have three placement options. Place your ad at the top for the premium leaderboard, embedded right under the first piece of content, or in the body of the email. Buy placement in multiple emails and save; the more you buy the better the discount! 

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