August 19 – 22, 2018 at The Orlando World Center Marriott
The conference will have a Cosmic theme this year playing off of the popular Cosmic Thing album from the B-52s. Prizes will be awarded to the top exhibitors for creativity in utilizing the theme if you wish to participate.
Exhibit Hall Hours
Sunday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Exhibitor Move-In
Monday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Wednesday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm – Exhibitor Move-Out
Exhibitors are required to keep their booths open during all exhibit hours. Exhibitors breaking down during convention hours will incur a $500 penalty per signed contract and will lose the right to their booth location for future conferences. If you feel you cannot participate for the full convention, please Cathy Bowman at (850) 425-8186.
WCI encourages you to share and promote your company’s presence at the WCI Conference to friends and followers. Follow WCI on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @WCI360. Tag us in your posts and be sure to use the WCI conference hashtag #WCI2018!
Attendee Mailing Lists
WCI will provide each exhibitor with a pre-conference and post-conference attendee list, complete with mailing information for all registered conference attendees. The pre-conference list will be sent to your company contact person via email on July 20.
Please review the Contract for Exhibit Space, Section C3, for height restrictions and regulations.
Exhibitor Booth Registration
There will be a separate exhibitor check-in station where you must register prior to setting up your booth on Sunday. At that time, you will receive your name badges and other exhibitor information. Set-up time will be Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tear-down will be Wednesday, August 22nd from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please do not plan to set up or dismantle during conference hours. Exhibitors breaking down during conference hours will be subject to a $500 penalty and forfeiture of booth location at future conferences. If you need additional time to set up your booth, please contact me prior to the conference so necessary security clearance may be arranged.
Complimentary Conference Registration
With each booth registration, you are entitled to one complimentary conference registration, which includes one set of conference handouts, 50 states’ statutes & the Florida Reference Manual on flash drive, and a ticket to the Monday night reception. This complimentary registration packet will be given to the individual who checks in for your booth at the Exhibitor Registration Desk. It is not necessary to designate this registration to a specific person unless you have someone who needs continuing education credits for the conference. If this is the case, simply write “COMP” next to that person’s name on your Booth Personnel Form and I will register that individual as a complimentary attendee. They will pick up their badge at Attendee Registration when they arrive at the conference and they will receive the registration packet for the company.
Upon check-in, you will be given a rubber stamp. Convention participants must have their prize cards stamped by the exhibitors to be eligible to win the grand prize. There is a $5.00 deposit for this stamp, which must be paid at the time you check in for your booth. Please arrive with a check for $5.00 or cash. We will refund your $5.00 when the stamp is returned at teardown on Wednesday.
Once again this year, there will be an exhibitor prize screen located on the back wall of the exhibit hall that will display the winners of your drawings, as well as, the WCI daily grand prize winners. Feel free to do as many drawings, as often as you would like, throughout the conference. When you have selected your winner, come to the Exhibitor Registration Desk and provide the winner’s name, your company name and your booth number to us and we will update the scrolling list of winners to be displayed on the big prize screens.
Food & Beverage Policy
The Marriott Orlando World Center has a strict policy for food and beverages provided in the exhibit hall. Pre-packaged food and beverages may be brought into the hotel, but must remain packaged at your booth, so you may bring in wrapped candy, packaged snacks, and bottled or canned beverages. Any open food, such as cheese trays, unwrapped cookies, etc., must be ordered through the Marriott. Also, any machinery, such as slushy machines, popcorn machines or cookie ovens, must be ordered through the Marriott for liability reasons. Please contact Stefan Staender, Event Specialist, 407-238-8780 with your questions and food & beverage needs. Please see the attached Marriott Food & Beverage Form. As a reminder, alcoholic beverages may not be served in the exhibit hall.
Comp Time Diner
There will be a diner, with relaxed seating, in the exhibit hall so food and beverages are easily accessible to you during the show for the following days/hours:
Monday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Complimentary beverages are available inside the exhibit hall at designated beverage break stations for the following schedule:
Monday, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Tuesday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am & 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Wednesday, 9:00 am – 10:30 am
We are offering lead retrieval through Metro Connections. For exhibitors who wish to purchase this service, you will be able to scan attendees’ badges and track who is visiting your booth. Exhibitors utilizing this service will be provided email addresses, along with other full contact information for the attendees they scan. Please see the attached flyer for more information or visit this website to order.
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US Tradeshows will be the official exposition company for the show. These service kits along with unloading, setup and badges information will be available shortly.
We appreciate your support and look forward to your participation in the conference. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cathy Bowman at (850) 425-8186.