Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Virtual
The Virtual Trade Show is part of the SUSTA website. An index page
directs visitors to available company pages, or "booths".
Each company page is solely devoted to that company's products and
Why participate in the Virtual Trade Show?
Participation in the tradeshow can develop a web presence for your
company, or drive traffic to your existing website. This is an excellent
low-cost form of internet advertising, reaching customers across
the country and around the world.
Who can participate?
Any small to medium-sized southern U.S. company, which manufactures
or exports high-value agricultural products of U.S. origin. Other
organizations, associations, and companies are eligible for participation
upon approval from SUSTA. Contact
SUSTA's Webmaster for further details.
What is the cost?
For U.S. companies with high-value agricultural products, the cost
is only $200. Current SUSTA MAP-Brand Promotion participants are eligible
for a discounted rate of $100.
My company is a participant in the MAP
Brand Promotion. Do I have to include the Virtual Tradeshow in my marketing
No. The Virtual Trade Show is not eligible for reimbursement under
the MAP-Brand Promotion. Therefore, SUSTA has offered its own discount to
What information can be put on a company
Any information about the company, the products, contact information,
etc. SUSTA retains the right to edit or delete information deemed
How much information can be put on one
Up to 750 words of text, three images and your company logo. All
text and artwork must be provided on disk, or if your company already
has a website, we can obtain the images and text directly from the
How is the page updated?
Company pages will be updated by the SUSTA webmaster. Pages may
be updated once annually at no charge. Frequent updates will be
charged at $50 per hour.
How often do I have to pay in order to
renew my Virtual Trade Show booth?
There are no renewal fees; your page will remain on the SUSTA site
indefinitely, as long as space is available. The original fee guarantees
that your booth will remain online for at least one calendar year.
After one calendar year, if SUSTA has limited space available, you
may be asked to pay a renewal fee or the page may be deleted at
How do I join the Virtual Trade Show?
Send your completed application form, signed agreement, artwork
and text on disk, and check for the proper amount to SUSTA. Construction
on your page will not begin until payment has been made.
How long will it take to develop my company
Once work begins on your page, development should take one to two
weeks or less. Before your page is linked to the Virtual Trade Show,
you will have an opportunity to review it and request changes.
How will you let people know about my
After your page is linked to the Virtual Trade Show, we will announce
your "Virtual Booth" in our SUSTA
Email Update and our INsight
newsletter. In addition, SUSTA actively promotes the site during
international trade shows.
How do I get an application?
Download the application as an MS
Word document or as a PDF