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Vendor Conference Information

All vendor tables have been reserved.

Each sponsorship level has a strict limit of allowed attendees.

All exhibitors are provided with:  Standard size (skirted) table, basic electricity, internet access.

Contact Boyne Mountain Convention Services (231.549.6866) for special needs regarding oversized equipment, specific electricity requirements, and/or internet needs.


Sponsorship
Level 
Cost Attendee
Limit
#
Available
Benefits
Platinum $5,000 5 4
  • 1/2 hour session to discuss your specific products/services for entire conference attendance
    • Conference Program Committee approves content and scheduling
  • Listing on Website
    • Website and Social Media Links
    • Sponsorship level noted
  • Sign in common area denoting sponsorship level
  • Sponsorship appreciation sign at table
  • Introduction and Sponsorship announced at opening session
  • Participation in all conference events
  • Opportunity to reserve an "Experience Room"
  • Opportunity to sponsor the "Vendor Happy Hours"
Gold $4,000 4
  • May apply to speak on a Program Committee identified topic
    • Approved and coordinated through Conference Program Committee
    • Vendor-agnostic session
    • Submitted Presentation is reviewed and approved by the Conference Program Committee
  • Listing on Website
    • Website Link
    • Sponsorship level noted
  • Sign in common area denoting sponsorship level
  • Sponsorship appreciation sign at table
  • Introduction and Sponsorship announced at opening session
  • Participation in all conference events
  • Opportunity to reserve an "Experience Room"
  • Opportunity to sponsor the "Vendor Happy Hours"
Silver $3,000 3  
  • Listing on Website
    • Website Link
    • Sponsorship level noted
  • Sign in common area denoting sponsorship level
  • Sponsorship appreciation sign at table
  • Participation in all conference events
  • Opportunity to sponsor the "Vendor Happy Hours"
Bronze $2,400 2  
  • Listing on Website
  • Participation in all conference events
Experience
Room
$3,000 0   The room is meant to be a venue for scheduled demos or in-depth discussions with small groups of less than 5 people.  Available to Platinum and Gold Sponsors.
Vendor
Happy
Hours
$2,000 0
This sponsorship subsidizes the snacks and beverages provided at the event.  Sponsor will be recognized in conference materials, website, and conference signage.  Available to Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors.

Additional Vendor Conference Info

Airport Mileage Drive
Time
Ground Transportation Info

Cherry Capital Airport
727 Fly Don't Drive
Traverse City, MI  49686
231.947.2250

35.6 Miles 52 min. Ground Transportation Info
Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)
5500 44th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
616.233.6000
164 Miles 2 hrs. 40 min. Ground Transportation Info

Capital Region International Airport (LAN)
4100 Capitol City Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48906
517.321.6121

187 Miles 2 hrs. 52 min. Ground Transportation Info
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
9000 Middlebelt Rd.
Romulus, MI  48174
252 Miles 3 hrs. 42 min. Ground Transportation Info

Registration

All vendor booth reservations must be made in advance. Our venue, growing vendor 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.

Take note of the registration type's attendee limit.  Be sure to choose a Vendor Registrant Type (sponsorship level) first: the first attendee is recorded along with the sponsorship level.  You'll choose "Add Guest" for the remaining attendees.  Remember there is a hard limit of included attendees for your chosen sponsorship level.

Checks should be mailed to:
Mi-GMIS
P.O. Box 772
Howell, MI 48844

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 and can speak on a vendor-specific / product-specific topic (if they choose). Gold sponsors my 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.

Set Up 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 is 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 form 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 Sponsor 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 opportunities.  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 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 example below.

All fees for shipping and receiving are the responsibility of the exhibitor.

If bringing in oversized equipment or needing special electrical to internet requirements, you are responsible for contacting the Convention Services Office to discuss details and rates.  Jossie Castle 231.549.6866.

Shipping Label Information:

Boyne Mountain Resort
Mi-GMIS Conference
September 18-22, 2022
Person and business name claiming shipment
Attn: Convention Services
1 Boyne Mountain Rd.
Boyne Falls, MI  49713
231.549.6866

Mi-GMIS
P.O. Box 772
Howell, MI  48844

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