Registration: All vendor booth reservations must be made in advance. One company per table, please. Our venue, growing government attendance, as well as potential gathering size limits impacts allowable conference attendees. We're requesting that you choose the sponsorship level to accommodate the number of expected attendees. There is no provision for additional vendor attendees, nor multiple vendor attendees sharing a single attendance spot (no attendee rotation). If you must send more attendees, consider choosing a higher sponsorship level, reserving another table, or reducing your attendee count.
Be sure to choose a Vendor Registrant Type (sponsorship level) first; the first attendee is recorded along with the sponsorship level. Take note of the Registration type's allowed attendees. You'll choose "Included Attendee" for the remaining attendees, paying attention to the attendee limit assigned to your chosen sponsorship level. There is a hard limit of included attendees for your chosen sponsorship level.
Credit Card Payments
Check Payments can be made:
P.O. Box 772
Howell, MI 48844
Payment is expected within 30 days of registration. Registrations will be forfeited if payment is not received within said 30 days.
Speaking Opportunities: Our Conference Program Committee works hard to create an engaging and educational event. Platinum sponsors are allotted a 1/2 hour time slot to speak on a vendor specific topic (if they choose). Gold sponsors may apply for an opportunity to present a vendor-agnostic topic chosen from the Program Committee's pre-defined topic list. Session applications and presentations are reviewed, approved, coordinated, and scheduled through the Conference Program Committee.
Setup and Tear Down: You may setup Sunday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Booth spaces are first come, first served. Be sure to arrive early to choose your ideal spot. You may leave your display up through Wednesday morning.
Sunday Welcome Reception: An informal reception will be held Sunday evening; you are encouraged to attend. The event provides an excellent opportunity for you to get acquainted with our membership. The reception features an assortment of finger food and beverages.
Monday President's Address and Vendor Intros: Our President announces vendor sponsorships at our opening session. In addition, a representative from each exhibition table is encouraged to say a few words about their company.
Monday Evening: Vendor Happy Hours: On Monday evening (5-7 p.m.) government attendees are encouraged to spend time visiting vendors in the exhibition area. One Platinum, Gold, or Silver vendor may sponsor the snacks and beverages. That vendor will be recognized in conference materials, the website, and event signage.
Tuesday Night Networking Event: Mi-GMIS sponsors a social event on Tuesday evening. It usually consists of dinner and a networking opportunity event. Vendors are encouraged to attend this event.
Tuesday Night Vendor Drawings: Some of our vendors choose to provide a drawing item. You may decide to station a "fish bowl" throughout the conference to collect potential recipient's business cards.
Meals/Events Included (Name Badge Required): All conference meals and events are included with your sponsorship. We strongly support vendor participation in the conference.
Puzzle Promotion: The first vendors to register and remit payment are entitled to puzzle pieces to distribute to government attendees. A completed puzzle makes government attendees eligible for a special prize, the conference door prize. We've found it to be a great way to encourage our attendees to visit our vendors. To ensure your participation, reserve and remit payment early.
Shipping: Conference materials, booths and crates will be received by Boyne Mountain Resort no more than 72 hours prior to the conference start date. Any materials are required to be shipped out 48 hours after conference dates with advanced arrangements made by your company and the shipping company. Boyne Mountain has the right to refuse shipments. See the shipping label example below.
All fees for shipping and receiving are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
if bringing in oversized equipment or needing special electrical or internet requirements, you rare responsible for contacting the Convention Services Office to discuss details and rates. Andrea Mikolon 231.549.7215.
Shipping Label Information:
Boyne Mountain Resort
September 18-21, 2022
Person and business name claiming shipment
Attn: Convention Services
1 Boyne Mountain Rd.
Boyne Falls, MI 49713