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All tables have been reserved. 

Payment is expected within 30 days of registration.  If payment is not received within the 30 days, registration is forfeited.

Contact Diane to adjust conference attendees on your registration.  Membership fee is included in the conference registration/sponsorship fee,
 
All exhibitors are provided:   Standard size (skirted) table, basic electricity, internet access,  and these benefits: recognition, meals.  Please let the Vendor Co-ordinator know if you have any special needs!

** Session content and scheduling is to be coordinated through the Conference Program Committee.

1 company per table/sponsorship.

Mi-GMIS 2018 W9


Shanty Creek Hotel Reservation Form or OnLine Hotel Reservations




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Howell, MI  48844
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Sponsorship Level Cost Included
Attendees
Benefits

$4,000

5

  • Product/Company targeted session opportunity to present 1/2 hour session to entire group **
  • Opportunity to reserve "Experience" Room
  • Sign at sponsored event and your table, denoting sponsorship level
  • Sponsorship Announcement at Conference Opening Session
  • Website recognition denoting sponsorship, from registration until conference
Gold

$3,000

4

  • Preference given to present vendor-agnostic session chosen from Session Committee pre-defined topic list (upon invitation)
  • Opportunity to reserve "Experience" Room
  • Sign at sponsored event, and your table denoting sponsorship level
  • Sponsorship Announcement at Conference Opening Session     
  • Website recognition denoting sponsorship, from registration until conference
Silver

$2,000

3

  • Sign at sponsored event and your table, denoting sponsorship level
  • Sponsorship Announcement at Conference Opening Session
  • Website recognition denoting sponsorship, from registration until conference
Bronze

$1,500

2

  • Sign at sponsored event and your table,  denoting sponsorship level
  • Sponsorship Announcement at Conference Opening Session
  • Website recognition denoting sponsorship, from registration until conference
Additional Vendor Attendees 
from the same company

Table additions [maximum 5 attendees per table], see included attendees at each sponsorship level

$500

each
Additional attendees are allowed from the same company. 
                       
One company per table, please.


Additional Vendor Conference Info
Commercial Air Travel 
Airport  Mileage Drive
Time
Ground Transportation Info 
727 Fly Don't Drive
Traverse City, MI  49686
231.947.2250
 36.3 Miles 51 min. Ground Transportation Info
 
5500 44th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
616.233.6000
 164 Miles 2hrs. 38 min. Ground Transportation Info
 
4100 Capitol City Blvd.
Lansing, MI  48906
517.321.6121
 187 Miles 2 hrs. 58 min.
 
9000 Middlebelt Rd.
Romulus, MI  48174
 254 Miles 3 hrs. 56 min.
 

Prior Conference Demographics
In the past we've had from 60-90 government attendees.  Click Prior Conference Attendance for statistics.

Speaking Opportunities
Platinum Sponsors may choose to present a session that showcases their company's products and/or services to the entire attendance; these sessions are scheduled through the Conference Program Committee
 
Open time slots for pre-defined sessions may be scheduled through the Conference Program Committee.  The Session Committee defines session topics; session presentation preference will be given to Gold Sponsors.

 

Hotel Reservations
Reservations are made separately from the conference registration.  Hotel Reservation Form. 


Setup and Tear Down
Setup is Sunday afternoon, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.. Spaces are disbursed on a first come, first served basis.  Booths may left up through the end of the conference, Wednesday noon. 

Exhibition Hours
Vendor exhibition area is open Monday morning through the end of the conference day, normally til 5 p.m.  The Exhibition Area will be open through the end of the conference, Wednesday noon.  We suggest that you leave your booths intact, at least through the end of Tuesday's conference day.

 

Vendor Giveaways
Vendor giveaways are scheduled for Tuesday. Some vendors choose to station a "fish bowl" at their booth to collect member business cards; winners would be drawn from that bowl during the Dinner/Networking Event.

Shipping

Conference materials, booths and crates will be received by Shanty Creek Resorts no more than two weeks prior to the conference start date, and must be shipped out by the exhibitor within two days of the departure date. Plan to have your shipment arrive 72 hours before setup on Sunday afternoon.  Unless other arrangements are made, any items remaining after seven days of the conference will become the property of Shanty Creek Resorts. Shanty Creek reserves the right to refuse shipments and are not responsible for items that are lost, stolen or damaged.

 

Anyone shipping a package over 50 pounds (not to exceed 500 pounds) will be charged a service fee of $25 per box to have Shanty Creek Resorts’ staff move box(es) from the receiving area to the exhibit area.

 

Anyone shipping a crate over 500 pounds (not to exceed 1,000 pounds) will be charged a service fee of $100 per crate to have Shanty Creek Resorts’ staff move crate(s) from the receiving area to the exhibit area.

 

Any item over the above weight is the responsibility of the exhibitor and/or shipping company. All freight companies need to be advised that the shipping truck must have a lift which goes to the ground level.

 

Please contact Shanty Creek Group Services office at 231.533.8621, ext. 7900 for more information.


SHIPPING LABEL:


             Shanty Creek Resorts

             5780 Shanty Creek Rd.
             Bellaire, MI 49615

 

Attn. Mi-GMIS Conference
Conference dates: September 9-12, 2018
Person and business name claiming shipment:  XXXXX, Company Name

 
 
Return Shipping:
Materials are required to be shipped out within 48 hours of departure date.  Please make advanced arrangements with your preferred shipping company.