Exhibitors are encouraged to apply for innovative opportunities designed to help gain the maximum exposure for new products at the ATSSA Annual Convention & Traffic Expo.
Application for all events: Download now
Deadline to apply: December 10, 2018
Date: February 10-12, 2019
Time: Open during tradeshow hours
Exhibitor Presentations: Sunday, February 10, 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, Booth #148
Exhibitors who introduced new products after February 1, 2018 are eligible to participate in ATSSA’s New Products Rollout (NPRO) event. This year’s event is different than in the past. ATSSA will host a new products section on the trade show floor where attendees can check out the latest innovations during the trade show hours. Enrollees will have an opportunity to give a short presentation on Sunday, February 10, 2019 about their products during scheduled times throughout the day. A presentation schedule will be developed and disseminated to all attendees and participants prior to event. Innovation Award Judges will be present to hear about your product and commence judging.
Entrants to this event must bring at least one (1) of the following for their New Products Rollout Presentation:
Member products can be entered free of charge, and non-members may submit a product for a fee of $500. All NPRO entrants are automatically eligible for the ATSSA Innovation Award. Innovation Award winners receive a trophy and feature stories in ATSSA publications, as well as press releases to hometown newspapers. The event is limited to 15 applicants. You may submit up to two new products, however your second product will be automatically added to the waitlist and will be included if there is space available.
Please Note: Exhibitors submitting an application to participate in ATSSA’s New Products Rollout, Innovation Awards, and the New Products Listing must certify that their new, innovative product is not simply a minor, modified version of a previously submitted product. If it is the same product with modifications, any or all significant enhancements, improvements, technology or innovation that has been added to the product since February 1, 2018 shall be submitted on the application. ATSSA staff and Innovation Award judges will be reviewing each product prior to the show to ensure all products are new innovations that adhere to the rules above. Exhibitors will also include a description or statement of 100 words or less that describes what makes the new product truly unique, innovative, and/or new to the industry. This description will be used to create signage in the New Products Rollout area to assist viewers understand what they are looking at!
ATSSA members - Free
Non-members - $500
Judges Visit New Products Rollout Arena: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: between 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Exhibit Hall, New Products Rollout Booth #148
Winners Announced: Monday, February 11, 2019
Time: between 7:30 - 9 a.m. during ATSSA's Circle of Innovation
Location: Convention Center
Recognition Ceremony: Monday, February 11, 2019
Time: 12:30 - 12:45 p.m.
Location: Exhibit Hall, ATSSA Pavilion #1025
ATSSA Innovation Awards recognize the top three innovative products at Traffic Expo selected by a group of public transportation officials. Criteria for selection includes lifesaving qualities, degree of need, innovation and design and eligibility under the Highway Safety Improvement Program. Bonus points can also be awarded by the judges in several different areas. The judges will be present in the New Products Rollout area (1:00 - 5:30 p.m.) on Sunday, February 10 to personally evaluate and examine the new product or service, introduced to the industry since Feb. 1, 2018. Winners receive a trophy and feature stories in ATSSA publications.
This event is included in your application for the New Products Rollout. The deadline to apply is December 10, 2018.
Innovation Award Winners will receive:
Exhibitors signing up for the New Products Rollout are also included in the New Products Listing to showcase new products introduced to the market after Feb. 1, 2018. Inclusion in the New Products Listing is included in your application for the New Products Rollout and ATSSA Innovation Awards. Your product will only be listed in the New Products Listing if you have applied for the New Products Rollout/Innovation Awards.
Participation in the New Products Listing includes:
Deadlines to provide your product name and description for the Innovation Events:
For more information or questions regarding any of the Innovation events, contact:
Brian Watson, Director of New Programs