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2019 MN GIS/LIS Annual Conference Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunites
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/2/2019 to 10/4/2019
When: October 2-4, 2019
Where: River's Edge Convention Center
10 4th Avenue
St. Cloud, MN  56301
Contact: Sarah Ewald


Online registration is available until: 10/2/2019
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As an exhibitor, you play an integral part in the success of our annual Minnesota GIS/LIS Conference and we welcome your participation in our 2019 event. Exhibitors will have exposure to a large gathering of GIS leaders, practitioners and project managers in the geospatial technology community.

We thank you for your consideration!

Sincerely,

Aaron Menza
Conference Chair

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

EXHIBITOR BENEFITS

  • Two conference registrations – with seated lunch on Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4.
  • Vendor reception – with education fund raffle, scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday in the exhibit area (ticket holders must be present to win). We encourage exhibitors to participate in the education fund raffle by donating a raffle item that encourages attendees to visit your booth.
  • Exhibitor recognition – including vendor names and a brief summary are included in the conference materials and dynamically linked from the MN GIS/LIS Consortium’s website.
  • Sponsorship and advertising opportunities – vendors will have the opportunity to sponsor aspects of the conference, including student attendees and the Geolounge, and have access to various advertising opportunities.
  • Exhibitor amenities – include internet access, an exhibit booth (piped and draped 8’ x10’), one 8’ draped table and two chairs. Please note: electric access will require a separate submission after registration.

WHO SHOULD EXHIBIT?

  • Providers of products or services directly marketed to the geospatial technology community
  • Providers of desktop CAD/GIS applications or services, asset management, spatial data solutions or larger format printing
  • Providers of GPS and mobile devices, mobile mapping solutions, application development or enterprise geospatial solutions
  • Academic institutions which offer coursework and degrees in survey and geospatial disciplines

EXHIBITOR FEES

  • Early Exhibitor Registration
    • Register before June 28 to receive a free scrolling advertisement from July 8 to December 27, 2019
    • Early Registration Deadline: Monday, June 17, 2019

$700
  • Regular Exhibitor Registration
    • After June 17, 2019
    • Booth locations will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

$800
  • Non-Profit Registration
    • Government and Academia


$605
  • Additional Booth Rep
    • Two conference registrations included with Exhibitor Registration. Additional representatives must be purchased separately

$230

*Exhibit booth fee includes lunch on Thursday and Friday for two exhibit representatives.


ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

MN GIS/LIS offers an opportunity for Vendors to get exclusive visibility at the Fall Conference by purchasing advertising space. You will reach more than 500 of the leading GIS/LIS professionals in Minnesota.

ADVERTISING FEES

*View option details below chart.

  • Option 1
    • Printed Poster Advertisement

$100
  • Option 2
    • Printed Poster Advertisement
    • Digital Program Advertisement

$150
  • Option 3
    • Printed Poster Advertisement
    • Digital Program Advertisement
    • Vendor Hall Advertisement

$200

PRINTED POSTER ADVERTISEMENTS

  • Advertisement displayed on a poster board near the registration desk
  • Specifications: Ad will be printed at 21.25” w x 27.5” h. Image should be at least 300 dpi.

DIGITAL PROGRAM ADVERTISEMENTS

  • Note: the program will not be printed or provided to attendees but will be available to download and print online.
  • Specifications: Quarter page (3.75”w x 5”h)

VENDOR HALL ADVERTISEMENTS

  • Scrolling advertisement on a screen during meals in the vendor hall.
  • Specifications: Submit a digital image with 4x3 dimensions

FREE WEBSITE ADVERTISING

  • Purchase your Exhibitor Booth by June 28, 2019 to receive a free scrolling add on the GIS/LIS website from July 8 – December 27, 2019
  • Exhibitor must acknowledge Website Advertisement Agreement and its Terms and Conditions

All advertisements must be submitted to Anna Buan (annab@mngislis.org) by Friday, August 30, 2019.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Take advantage of the opportunity to tie your brand identity to MN GIS/LIS and the educational content of this conference by becoming a sponsor.

  • Continental Breakfast Sponsor
    • Includes recognition on signage, website, mobile app and in onsite program.
    • 2 available

$650
  • Geolounge Sponsor
    • Includes recognition on signage, website, mobile app and in onsite program.
    • 3 available

$650
  • Thursday Networking Event Sponsor
    • Includes recognition on signage, website, mobile app and in onsite program.
    • 2 available

$600
  • Wifi Sponsor
    • Includes recognition on signage, website, mobile app and in onsite program.
    • Company name as wifi password
    • 1 available

$600
  • Refreshment Break Sponsor
    • Includes recognition on signage, website, mobile app and in onsite program.
    • 3 available

$500
  • Fun Run T-Shirt Sponsor
    • Includes display of a company logo on the runners' shirts.
    • 4 available

$150
  • Student Registration Sponsor
    • In support of the Student Assistant Program
    • Includes recognition at the vendor reception and a scrolling advertisement within the mobile application. 4 student sponsorships includes a half page ad in the digital program
    • 4 available

$200


CONFERENCE DETAILS

TRADE SHOW SCHEDULE

Note: Schedule is subject to change

Wednesday, October 2

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Set up
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Show

Thursday, October 3

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Show*
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Awards Luncheon**
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Vendor Reception
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Door Prize Drawings

Friday, October 4

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Show*
Noon – 2 p.m. Luncheon**
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tear Down

* Refreshment breaks will be held both Thursday (morning and afternoon) and Friday (morning) in the Exhibit Area
** Exhibit booth fee includes lunch on Thursday and Friday for two exhibit representatives.

LODGING

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON ST. CLOUD

115 37th Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN 56303

(320) 252-5900

Reserve Online

Cut-off date: September 1, 2019

HAMPTON INN & SUITES ST. CLOUD

145 37th Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN 56303

(320) 252-4448

Reserve Online

Cut-off date: September 1, 2019

If reserving over the phone, please be sure to ask for the MN GIS/LIS Group Rate.

CANCELLATION POLICY

With written cancellation notice received before September 3, 2019, you will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative charge.
Cancellations after September 3 are nonrefundable. Notices of cancellation must be emailed to info@mngislis.org.
No-shows will not receive a refund.

All applications to exhibit must be accompanied by full payment to be secured.

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