2017 MTA Annual Convention Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration
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 Export to Your Calendar 3/27/2017 to 3/29/2017
When: March 27-29, 2017
Where: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55403
United States
Contact: Carissa Wolf
651-265-7849


Online registration is available until: 3/27/2017
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2017 MTA Annual Convention

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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 2017 Annual Convention today! It is a "do-not-miss" opportunity to showcase your company, products and services.

Plan to join us on March 27-29, 2017 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. Back by popular demand, Vendor Demos are back 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.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Platinum Sponsorship: $3,500

  • Sponsorship of keynote speakers each day at the Convention and all other Convention events
  • Featured on the online registration page and your company logo will be displayed at all Convention events and in all MTA publications
  • First priority to host user group meetings and Vendor Demos
  • Includes three complimentary registrations

Gold Sponsorship: $2,500

  • Company name showcased on stage at General Sessions and at Opening and Closing Receptions
  • Company name displayed at Convention
  • Recognition in onsite program
  • Recognition in MTA News Bytes newsletter
  • Recognition on MTA website
  • Includes two complimentary registrations

Silver Sponsorship: $2,000

  • Company name displayed at Convention
  • Recognition in onsite program
  • Recognition in MTA News Bytes newsletter
  • Recognition on MTA website
  • Includes two complimentary registrations

Bronze Sponsorship: $1,500

  • Recognition in onsite program
  • Recognition in MTA News Bytes newsletter
  • Recognition on MTA website
  • Includes two complimentary registrations

Mobile App Sponsorship: $2,500
(One available)

  • Be the exclusive sponsor of the Convention’s mobile app
  • Includes two complimentary registrations

Marketing Email Blast: $500

  • Have your company featured in four email blasts sent by MTA prior to convention
  • Emails will include a company description (30-50 words) and logo (linked to your website)
  • Must be signed up by December 30, 2016 for inclusion in all four emails

Coffee Break Sponsorship – $500
(Five available)

  • Exclusive sponsorship of one of the coffee breaks at the Convention
  • Company logo displayed on signs at the break stations

Continental Breakfast Sponsorship – $750
(Two available)

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

Opening Reception Sponsorship: $200

  • Company listing on signage at MTA Opening Reception Event on Monday, March 27.

Exhibiting Options

  • MTA Member Booth Rental Rate: $950 by Feb. 1, $1,100 after Feb. 1 (includes two registrations)
  • Non-member Booth Rental Rate: $1,440 by Feb. 1, $1,590 after Feb. 1 (includes two registrations)

Exhibit Space Specifications

All 8’ x 10’ booths include:

  • Carpet (multi-color)
  • 3’ high side draping (blue) and 8’ back wall draping (blue)
  • Two plastic contour chairs
  • Wastebasket
  • Listing in convention materials
  • Identification sign
  • 24-hour exhibit area security
  • List of all registered convention attendees
  • Sponsorship of the Associate Members Reception

Please note that a table is NOT included. Additional amenities (e.g. electrical, internet, table) are extra and will need to be ordered through the Service Kit provided by GES Exposition Services.

>> View Exhibitor Floorplan

COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES

MTA will request your company representatives’ names in February. A form will be sent to your main company contact to submit your representative names. Each booth purchased includes registration for two representatives. Additional representative badges may be purchased; see rates below.

Booth Representative Rates

MTA Member Registration Rates
$190 pre-registration, $240 onsite

Non-Member Registration Rates
$330 pre-registration, $380 onsite

CONVENTION SCHEDULE

MONDAY, MARCH 27
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 28
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Annual Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Exhibit Set-up
9:30 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
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Associate Members
Reception (located in the Exhibit Hall & Nicollet Ballroom)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Associate Member Meeting (all exhibitors are invited to attend)
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Exhibits and Breakfast
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Legislative Update
11:00 a.m. – Noon Keynote
10:30 a.m. – Noon Exhibit Tear-Down

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Hyatt Regency is home to our entire room block in 2017. The hotel is available to accommodate all attendees and exhibitors! A special exhibitor reservation link will be included in the confirmation email that will be sent to you after your booth registration is received.

Book your reservation at the Hyatt Regency by the March 3 cut-off date and be entered to win a free upgrade. 20 lucky attendees who have made their reservations by the cut-off date will win a complimentary upgrade to an Executive Suite for the duration of their stay.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall

Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-421-1442 or online here. Please indicate if you are an attendee or an exhibitor.

Deadline: March 3, 2017.

Rates

$160 single/double, $170 triple, $180 Regency Club

Cancellation
Written cancellation notice must be received via fax, mail, or email by February 1, 2017, to receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after this date. If MTA cannot hold the Convention due to acts of God, war, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder, or curtailment of transportation facilitating other emergencies making it inadvisable, illegal, or impossible to provide the facilities or to hold the meeting, each prepaid registrant/exhibitor will receive a copy of Convention handouts and any other materials that would have been distributed. Fixed Convention expenses will be paid from the pre-registration funds. Remaining funds will be refunded to preregistrants/exhibitors. MTA is not responsible for any other costs incurred by pre-registrants/exhibitors in connection with the Convention.

Booth Representatives
With written cancellation notice received by February 1, 2017, you will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge for your booth representatives. Cancellations of booth representatives after February 1, 2017 are non-refundable. Notices of cancellation must be faxed to the MTA office at 651-290-2266. No-shows will not receive refunds.

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