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Exhibitor Information

Who is OLSA?
The Ohio Line Supervisors Association (OLSA) is a statewide association made up of operations managers and supervisors from the rural electric cooperatives in Ohio and West Virginia. Their objective is to "provide a medium for the exchange of ideas and knowledge; to secure and distribute information to its members in order that they may better perform their duties and fulfill the responsibilities of their jobs; and to encourage good fellowship and better understanding among the various cooperatives."

For over 50 years the OLSA continues to pursue this objective by bringing you one of the largest shows in the Midwest, this year.


Why this Equipment Show
Because Ohio really is the "Heart of it All." With 1/2 of the U.S. population living within 550 miles of central Ohio, this show has the potential to draw a large number of attendees. And each year we strive to reach an ever widening circle of those individuals.

With over 150,000 square feet of planned exhibit space and the potential for much more, you'll have plenty of room to display your products. The show includes both indoor and outdoor display areas. Even with the growth experienced in recent years, the OLSA Equipment Show remains small enough to afford everyone that personal touch.


Exhibitors can:

  • Reach the decision makers of the various utility industries, including: electric, gas, telephone and cable.
  • Work with them on a one-to-one basis to ascertain their needs and requirements.
  • Dig, drill, lift and more during hands-on equipment demonstrations which take place continuously during the one and one-half day show.
  • Allow attendees an opportunity to "get to know" your equipment and products.


Other exhibitor amenities include:

  • Trade show professionals who are available to assist with your exhibit planning, set-up and tear down, or, your choice of setting up your exhibit entirely with your own staff.
  • A number of area hotels, with reasonable rates, just minutes from the show site.
  • Food services are available on the grounds and numerous restaurants are just a short distance away.


Convenience, affordability and location:
The Show is held every other year at The Ohio Expo Center & State Fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio. Located at 717 East 17th Avenue, the Expo Center is conveniently located in the heart of Columbus just off I-71. The Show is held in the Lausche Building and Cardinal Lot, which can be found on the north side of 17th Avenue. Please note that the fairgrounds does currently charge $5.00 per car for parking.

Exhibit space rates are LOW. Just $550 for a 15' x 10' indoor space, which is 50% wider than the typical 10' x 10' space you will find at most shows, giving you even more front line exposure. Outdoor space is equally affordable, the same rate, $550, will get you a 25' x 35' space suitable for those large vehicles. Also available are "Indoor Premium" exhibit spaces. These spaces are reserved for vendors of large equipment who typically would be relegated to outdoor space. These spaces are 30' x 20' and have a $1,100 rental rate.

Discounts apply to all exhibit spaces, if you register prior to May 1, 2020.


Dates & Times:

  • Tuesday, September 15 - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 16 - 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



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