WEST 2024 Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities

AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2024 that will offer maximum visibility to those who participate! What better way to make sure you stand out and increase your exposure than at this foremost event in which industry leaders can learn about military requirements and connect with decision makers and operators, where senior military and government officials can gain feedback from sea service warfighters, and where industry thought leaders will discuss and demonstrate sea service solutions? Sponsorship opportunities are offered at a several investment levels, ensuring your ability to participate.

Browse available options below, or jump to specific categories: Patron Packages, Individual Sponsorships and Branding Opportunities.

Have an idea for a sponsorship not listed below? We are here to ensure you have the best conference experience. We are happy to create a custom sponsorship package to meet your specific needs. Let us know your vision, objective and budget and we’ll create a customized opportunity just for you.

First Right of Refusal for WEST 2024 is currently active for several sponsorships until Tuesday, November 14th. Please check back Wednesday, November 15th, to see all remaining sponsorships.

The Premier Sea Services Event on the West Coast

Meet the operators – outside Washington D.C. – who use your systems, platforms, technologies and networks and will explain their current needs.

Why exhibit at WEST? Your organization needs to be where the most forefront emerging systems, platforms, and technologies are being showcased. WEST is THE PLACE for the makers and designers rolling out the latest maritime solutions can discuss and demonstrate their tools in a single location. The impact of these dialogues is crucial to all areas of current and future Sea Service operations. WEST is also where industry leaders network and learn about military requirements – not just the what, but the why – and connect with decision makers as well as operators in a professional environment away from the office and Beltway.

WEST provides the opportunity to hear the latest from the Sea Service Chiefs - the Chief of Naval Operations, the Marine Corps Commandant and the Coast Guard Commandant. A variety of key senior military and government (or Department of Defense) officials will discuss the challenges they face and how industry can help address them.

WEST is uniquely timed to take place immediately after the defense budget roll out. Strategy and budget focus has shifted to the Pacific, and WEST is the largest and most prestigious maritime conference on the West Coast. WEST has an operational focus and takes place in a very large concentration of operational Navy and Marine personnel.

Exhibit Space Rates

Ready to purchase your exhibit space?

ALL NEW: In addition to the exhibit hall on the first floor, the second floor of the convention center will play host to expanded exhibit space to include the panel sessions, DISA Pavilion, NAVSEA, and Session Theater in the 90,000 sq ft Sails Pavilion. All business/demo suites and networking lunches will also be hosted in this space. Ask our sales team about this exciting new opportunity!

If you've previously exhibited, please register as a returning exhibitor. If this is your first time at WEST, please register as a new exhibitor.


AFCEA Corporate Member/U.S. Naval Institute Corporate Donor Rate:
$62.00 per square foot

Non-Member Rate:
$72.00 per square foot

Small Business:
$54.00 per square foot

Please Inquire

*Corner Premium: Each open corner is $100.

Included with your Exhibit Space

  • Company Identification Sign (7”x44”)
  • 8’ High Backwall drape
  • 3’ High Siderail drape
  • One (1) Full Conference Pass per 10’x10’ booth
  • Three (3) Exhibit Hall Only Passes per 10’x10’ booth
  • Basic Online Listing (Within Interactive Exhibitor List & Event Mobile App)

Exhibitor Resources

Official Contractors

As you plan for WEST 2025, you may receive solicitations from publications and vendors that are not affiliated with WEST, AFCEA, USNI, SPARGO, Inc. or any contracted organization therin. Please be advised that AFCEA/USNI does not sell exhibitor lists or contact information to anyone. This information is securely provided to WEST Official Contractors to inform exhibitors of show related services. Solicitations from unofficial vendors are often the result of obtaining public information from the Internet. WEST partners with select vendors to produce our premiere conference and expo and can intervene on your behalf if any customer service issues arise.

  • SPARGO Inc. (Exhibit Sales, Management, Registration, Housing and Lead Retrieval)
  • Vista Convention Services (General Service Contractor)
  • Convention Technical Services (Electric)
  • Smart City Networks (Internet)
  • AVLD Events (Audio Visual)
  • SDCC (Catering)

Questions? Contact Us!

Companies beginning with #-K, contact:
Jozy Tier
Event Sales Specialist

Companies beginning with L-Z, contact:
Jessica Neiers
Associate Director of Sales

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