2018 MTA Annual Convention Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration
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When: March 26-28, 2018
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Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55403
United States
Contact: Carissa Wolf
651-265-7849


Online registration is available until: 3/26/2018
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2018 MTA Annual Convention

March 26-28, 2018

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Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet and network with more than 1,100 professionals from throughout the Upper Midwest. Register to exhibit at the 2018 Annual Convention today! It is a "do-not-miss" opportunity to showcase your company, products and services.

Plan to join us on March 26-28, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN. The MTA Annual Convention continues to be the largest state telecommunications association convention in the nation. It represents the interests of more than 80 small, medium and large telecommunications providers that provide advanced telecommunications services like voice, data, wireless video, and high-speed Internet access to Minnesota’s metropolitan and rural communities.  

Register for your booth space today!

The Convention is a great way to get your message out to this group and the support of our exhibitors and sponsors is what makes this convention possible. Consider becoming a keystone of our pinnacle event! Multiple levels of conference sponsorship opportunities are available. Once again, Vendor Demos are available and will be located in the middle of the exhibit hall this year.  

If you have questions about the exhibitor or sponsorship information, please contact Carissa Wolf at the MTA Office at carissaw@mnta.org or (651) 265-7849.

Convention Highlights

MTA Opening Reception
Monday, March 26, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
All exhibitors are invited to attend this annual reception. This event offers a wonderful opportunity to network with MTA members and convention guests.

Issues Update Lunch
Tuesday, March 27, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
This luncheon will provide an opportunity to get together to discuss issues and challenges and receive a legislative update. $45 per person to attend (includes lunch).

Associate Members Reception
Tuesday, March 27, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Join the Associate Members in the MTA Exhibit Halls for the “Innovation, Opportunity, Challenge — It’s What We Do” Celebration! This reception provides an opportunity to connect with attendees in a relaxed and fun environment.

MTA Booth Design Contest
An award will be given to the booth that best encompasses this year’s “Innovation, Opportunity, Challenge — It’s What We Do” theme. The MTA Board of Directors will cast their votes for the booth that best encompasses this theme.

Associate Member Convention Exhibitors Meeting
Wednesday, March 28, 8:00 – 8: 30 a.m.
The MTA Associate Member Convention Committee will take comments from fellow exhibitors regarding the Convention. Let us know how we did and what we can do to continue to improve our annual show. This is the meeting where ideas are gathered for next year, so please plan to attend.


Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Keynote Sponsor — $5,000

1 available

The Keynote is the heart of any conference and the most well-attended session. Through this opportunity, you’ll reach hundreds of attendees!

Platinum Level benefits plus...

  • Recognition on the program’s onsite signage
  • Recognition in the speaker’s program description on the MTA website
  • Opportunity for a representative of your company to introduce Keynote

Platinum Sponsorship — $3,500

  • Your company logo featured on the online registration page and displayed throughout convention events and promotions.
  • First priority to host a User Group meeting and/or Vendor Demos
  • Three additional complimentary registrations

Gold Sponsorship — $3,000

  • Your company name featured on the online registration page and displayed throughout convention events and promotions.
  • First priority to host a Vendor Demo
  • Two additional complimentary registrations

Mobile App Sponsorship — $2,500

1 available

Your company will be at the fingertips of over 900 attendees by sponsoring the annual convention app!

Silver Level benefits plus...

  • Be the exclusive sponsor of the Convention’s mobile app
  • Company logo displayed throughout mobile app and on signage

Lanyard Sponsorship — $2,500 (SOLD)

Attendees are required to wear their name badges to all functions, giving your company thousands of impressions during the conference. Company is responsible for supplying the lanyards. 

Silver Level benefits plus...

  • Company logo imprinted on each attendee lanyard

Silver Sponsorship — $2,000

  • Your company name featured on the online registration page and displayed throughout convention events and promotions.
  • Opportunity to host a Vendor Demo
  • Two additional complimentary registrations

Breakout Session —  $1,500

Attendees find it difficult to choose among the dozens of sessions built into each conference track, but it’s easy to notice your support !Bronze Level benefits plus:

  • Exclusive sponsor of one breakout session of your choice
  • Opportunity to place materials on table inside room and introduce the speaker
  • Logo recognition next to sponsored session in conference materials

Schedule at a Glance — $1,500

1 Available

Bronze Level benefits plus:

  • Exclusive sponsorship of the convention Schedule-at-a-Glance
  • Company logo displayed on insert that will go in every attendees’ name badge

Bronze Sponsorship — $1,000

  • Your company name featured on the online registration page and displayed throughout convention events and promotions.
  • One additional complimentary registration

Marketing Email Blast — $1,000

4 Available

Expose your company to all convention attendees and MTA members via an all-MTA database email sent out by our staff. Simply provide the HTML and subject line, and we’ll do the rest! Content for this email is due no later than February 01, 2018. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Continental Breakfast Sponsorship — $1,000

2 available

Be the first to welcome attendees in the morning!

  • Exclusive sponsorship of one of the continental breakfasts at the Convention
  • Company logo displayed on signage at the buffet tables

Coffee Break Sponsorship — $750

2 available

Help attendees quench their thirst as an official coffee break sponsor!

  • Exclusive sponsorship of one of the coffee breaks at the Convention
  • Company logo displayed on signage at the break stations
  • May provide personalized cups and/or napkins

Opening Reception — $300

Help welcome attendees to the most talked-about convention in the telecom industry!

  • Company name recognition on event’s onsite signage
  • May provide personalized cups and/or napkins

Exhibiting Details

Booth Rental Rates

Exhibits fees are based on MTA membership status.

Early Bird* Rates
MTA Member Booth Rental: $1,000
Non-member Booth Rental: $1,490

Standard Rates
MTA Member Booth Rental: $1,150
Non-member Booth Rental: $,1,640

*Early Bird Discount is available for exhibitors whose contracts are received by the Early Bird Deadline of Feb. 2, 2018.

Exhibit Space Specifications

Booths are 8' deep x 10' in dimension. The back of each booth extends 8’ from the floor with 3’ high dividers between booths. The booth is constructed with aluminum rails on which blue draperies are hung.

Included with Your Booth Space

  • 1 standard ID sign that includes your company name and booth number
  • Carpet (the hotel’s carpet is multi-color)
  • Two plastic contour chairs
  • Wastebasket
  • 24-hour exhibit area security
  • 2 Exhibitor registrations per 8 x 10’ booth
  • Company listing in Convention materials
  • Pre and post-Convention list of registered attendees
  • Sponsorship of Tuesday’s Associate Members Reception
  • Access to the entire Convention ($45 per person fee required for Issues Luncheon)

NOT Included

  • Table
  • Amenities (including electricity) are not included in the exhibit fee but can be ordered through the Exhibitor Services Kit
  • Receiving or handling of exhibit material

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Assignment of Space

The date your application is received, sponsorship, and your preferences will be taken into consideration during the assignment process. MTA will accommodate your requests as much as possible, but cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to any of the space requested or near a competitor. Exhibit space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A confirmation email with your booth number will be sent once an assignment has been made.

Balance Due Deadline

All invoices for booth spaces, sponsorships, and membership must be paid in full by Friday, February 2, 2018. Failure to meet this deadline may result in a termination of exhibit/sponsorship application or a reassignment of the space at the discretion of MTA. No company will be allowed to set-up at the Convention with an unpaid balance.

Booth Personnel Registration

Registration for booth personnel will open in February. MTA does not register your booth personnel. Each booth purchased includes two exhibitor registrations. Additional badges may be purchased.

MTA Member Registration Rates*
$200 pre-registration, $250 onsite

Non-Member Registration Rates
$340 pre-registration, $390 onsite

*Pre-Registration Discount is available for exhibitors whose booth personnel registration is received by March 9, 2018

Booth Registration
Exhibit and sponsorship registration must be completed online. Exhibitor registration must be received by March 2, 2018 for inclusion in Convention materials.

Convention Schedule

MONDAY, MARCH 26
Noon – 6:30 p.m. Registration
Noon – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Set-up
1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. User Group Meetings
3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Breakout Sessions
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. MTA Opening Reception at the Hyatt (Name badge required) 

TUESDAY, MARCH 27
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. General Session and Annual Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Exhibit Set-up
10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Breakout Sessions
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Issues Update Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Vendor Demos in the Exhibit Hall

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Associate Members Reception (located in the Exhibit Hall & Nicollet Ballroom)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Associate Member/Convention Exhibitors Meeting (All exhibitors are encouraged to attend)
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Exhibits and Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Safety Peer Group and MICE
10:30 a.m. – Noon Exhibit Tear-Down
11:00 a.m. – Noon Keynote

Accommodations

Our host hotel is the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You may call to book at 1-888-421-1442 and provide the Group Name (Minnesota Telecom Alliance). There are a limited number of hotel rooms available under our reduced rate block and they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-421-1442 or online at https://aws.passkey.com/go/2018MTA. Please indicate if you are an attendee or an exhibitor. 
  • The hotel cut-off date is March 2, 2018 or until the block is filled. Please be sure to book your rooms early!
  • Hotel Room Rates: $162 plus tax for single and double occupancy; $172 plus tax for triple occupancy; $182 plus tax for quadruple occupancy

Questions about sponsorship opportunities?

Please contact Carissa Wolf, MTA Meeting Planner, at (651) 265-7849 or carissaw@mnta.org.

Show Decorator/Convention Services
GES Exposition Services
Danny Wraspir
Phone (763) 488-5340
dwraspir@ges.com

Cancellation
Cancellations and reductions of space made before February 2, 2018 will receive a refund of 50% of the exhibit fee. Refunds for exhibit space will not be given after February 2, 2018. Cancellations must be submitted through the Annual Convention Cancellation form online at mnta.org/convention_cancel18. Exhibitors who purchased a sponsorship will not be allowed to receive a refund.

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