Expo Receptions

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

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 16

  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Expo Reception, Monday, April 17

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Additional Expo Hours during lunch, Monday, April 17

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Expo Setup and Teardown Schedule

  • Setup: Sunday, April 16, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Teardown: Monday, April 17, 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 16. 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 6:00 PM before Expo begins at 6:30 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 ($795 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.

Capturing Attendee Contact Information

For the convenience of our sponsors and attendees, Directions will make available a lead and contact scanning app from our registration system provider, Eventsquid. This app is separate from the conference mobile app. You can download the app to your device using the links below.

All Full Conference Pass, Day Pass, and Expo-only Pass holders will have a QR Code on their badges. The event number and access code for the contact scanning app will be made available during the conference.

For more information, please check out the video quick guide:

Expo Map and Booth Assignment

Directions Expo Receptions will be held in the Grand Cypress Ballroom. Below is a photo of parts of the Ballroom space for your reference. 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.

You can find a preliminary Expo Map HERE.

Need Help?

For FAQs, policies, agenda, and conference updates, please visit the Directions North America Website.

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

You may also directly contact:

Diane Saeger, Sponsorship Chair

Eva Chiu, Conference Planning & Operations