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  | 2018 SCHOLARSHIP


 


 

WHY 2018 IS THE YEAR TO BE HERE

 

NASSTRAC’s Annual conference is the foremost gathering of freight decision makers in the country. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. YOU SPOKE, WE LISTENED!

  • Golf Outing moved to Sunday to keep attendees on the show floor and engaged with exhibitors during exhibition hours
  • Exhibit Hall and General Session have been separated. This year’s more networking-friendly trade show floor is designed to facilitate a more business-focused experience and allow more dedicated time for valuable one-on-one conversations

 

WHO WE ARE


NASSTRAC stands as the “Voice of the Shipper”, as it pertains to ensuring the Shipper’s voice is heard in Washington on regulatory and legislative issues that affect the Shipper’s supply chains. We do this through our Education Program as well as our work in Washington. 

 

OUR MISSION MOVING FORWARD


In addition to our work in Washington, NASSTRAC is positioning ourselves to be THE go-to association to source transportation professionals and for assistance in staffing their internal transportation functions. Our online learning will be focused on the development of the job skills needed both now and in the future for transportation professionals to advance their careers.  No other association is focusing on transportation education and skill development like NASSTRAC is now doing.

  

2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE LOGISTICAL INFORMATION

 

Due Dates and Timelines

Coming Soon!

 

Exhibit Hall Schedule

Below is the most up to date exhibit hall schedule. During these times, please have your booth staffed with at least one representative. As these hours are subject to change, you will be alerted to any changes made from this original schedule.

 

General Service Contractor Move-In Begins: Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 8:00 a.m.

 

Day 1 – Sunday, April 29

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Exhibitor Setup

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Opening Reception, Exhibit Hall

 

Day 2 – Monday, April 30

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast, Exhibit Hall

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: AM Break, Exhibit Hall

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch, Exhibit Hall

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: PM Break, Exhibit Hall

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Reception, Exhibit Hall (Theme Reception with Tastings)

 

Day 3 – Tuesday, May 1

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast, Exhibit Hall

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: AM Break, Exhibit Hall

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: PM Break, Exhibit Hall

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Hall Breakdown

  

Travel and Lodging

Coming Soon!

 

Exhibitor Kit

The exhibitor kit will be provided by our General Service Contractor, Shepard, to all exhibitors with a $0 balance to exhibit.  The kit will be emailed out in early 2018 directly from Shepard to the representative noted on the original exhibit contract.  If you have questions about the service kit, please send them to Lucy Watson at lwatson@nasstrac.org.

 

Key Contacts

If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact: Sarah Appleton, Sales Manager, at sappleton@nasstrac.org. If you are already exhibiting/sponsoring, but have questions about your booth/sponsorship, please contact: Lucy Watson at lwatson@nasstrac.org.

     

If you have questions about registering for the conference, please contact registration@nasstrac.org. 

 

If you have any other questions regarding membership or NASSTRAC as an organization, please send an email to info@nasstrac.org or call 202-367-1124


 

2018 EXHIBIT SALES PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Booth pricing depends on your membership status and location on the floorplan.  Premium booths booths are corner booths with more than one side of entry.. Membership pricing is only given to members who have paid their dues by September 30, 2017.

 

NASSTRAC dues must be current at time of booth selection in order to receive member pricing.

 

 

BOOTH OPTIONS

Price before

September 30h, 2017

Price after

September 30th, 2017*

Premium Booth, Member

$3,675

$4,035

Premium Booth, Non-Member

$4,560

$5,010

Standard Booth, Member

$3,075

$3,375

Standard Booth, Non-Member

$3,870

$4,250

*10% increase

 

The live floor plan will be posted soon. 

 

Each booth measures 10 feet by 10 feet and includes:

  • 8' High backwall drape
  • 3' High sidewall drape
  • 7" x 44" Cardstock Identification Sign
  • Table and chairs For any additional items including furniture, electric, etc., you may order from the service kit provided by our General Service Contractor, Shepard. The facility is carpeted. Service Kit coming soon!

 

Have questions? Please contact our Sales Manager, Sarah Appleton at sappleton@nasstrac.org

 


SPONSORSHIP SALES PROGRAM INFORMATION


The sponsorship levels outlined below offer select opportunities for various sessions/events. In appreciation of your sponsorship support, NASSTRAC will recognize your company with valuable benefits and privileges available only to
our sponsors. Vendor partners are invited to create their own traffic drivers with their own raffles and prizes.

 

Sponsorship levels are built by combining our different a-la-carte items to reach total spend for sponsorship levels.

 

The levels and benefits from each level are as follows:

 

 

 

DIAMOND
Spend $12,000+

PLATINUM
Spend $8,000-$11,999

GOLD
Spend $5,000-$7,999

SILVER
Spend $2,000-$4,999

BRONZE
Spend $500-$1,999

Logo Placement on website, event program, and onsite signage

 

Top tier

 

Second tier

 

Third tier

 

Fourth tier

 

Fifth tier

Onsite Guide ad placement

Full page

Half page

Half page

Quarter page

NA

Provide give-away item to conference attendees

 

X

 

X

 

NA

 

NA

 

NA

Electronic Attendee List

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

NA

Logo featured in at least 2 NASSTRAC emails

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

Invitations to the Newcomer Reception

 

X

 

X

 

1

 

NA

 

NA

 

 

 

BECOME A NASSTRAC PARTNER


NASSTRAC has designed a program for partners wanting to engage with our membership year-round.  Benefits includes membership, high-level sponsorship opportunities at Annual Conference, participation in Strategy Session with NASSTRAC board, brand awareness, and thought leadership engagement through e-Link and NASSTRAC blog.  For more information, connect with Sarah Appleton at sappleton@nasstrac.org.

 

Executive Level: $40,000

Corporate Level: $30,000

 

Have questions? Please contact our Sales Manager, Sarah Appleton at sappleton@nasstrac.org.


 

ITEMS/EVENTS TO SPONSOR


The a la carte menu of sponsored items and events is as follows. You can pick any combination of the available items or/events to build to your desired sponsorship level (see above) for the 2018 Conference.

 

CONFERENCE ITEM SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Pit Stop: $3,000

Your logo will be included on onsite conference signage.

 

Guest Room Key Cards: $5,000

Each conference attendee staying at the hotel will receive a guest room key card branded with your logo.

 

Golf Sponsorship: $15,000

Join NASSTRAC on Sunday, April 29th for the Golf Tournament by sponsoring and participating in one of our most popular events!

 

Golf Flags: $250/piece

Sponsor a flag at our popular Golf Tournament. Proceeds support NASSTRAC’s Scholarship program. Support the future of shipping and promote your company at the same time!

 

Premium Onsite Guide Ad: $1,000 - $5,000

Get your name and message into the hands of every conference attendee.

 

Lanyards: $6,000

Each conference attendee will receive a lanyard branded with your logo.

 

Guest Room Drops: $5,000

Each conference attendee staying at the hotel will receive your flyer on a specified date and time (pending NASSTRAC approval).

 

Conference Wi-Fi: $10,000

Wi-Fi will be supplied for all conference attendees for 3 days. Signage will be placed around the conference recognizing you as the sponsor. Each login uses your company name to log into the WIFI.

 

Mobile App: $8,500

As the sponsors for the mobile app, your company logo will appear on the landing page each time it is opened. Every time an attendee opens their app, they will see your company brand before accessing NASSTRAC event data.

 

Conference Wi-Fi and Mobile App Package: $17,000

Combine both conference Wi-Fi and Mobile App sponsorships together to gain maximum exposure to the attendees.

 

Water Coolers: $8,500

Sponsor water coolers to be located in all Breakout Rooms, General Session, and Show Floor.

 

Pens:$2,500

You will provide up to 1,000 pens for the conference. The pens will be set out at the registration desk upon each attendee checking in.

 

Onsite Flyers: $1,000

You will provide 500 flyers or other inserts for the conference. NASSTRAC will pre-approve the inserts and they will be given to all attendees when they check-in at the conference.

 

Mobile Charging Station: $4,500

A mobile Charging Station will allow your company to gain exclusive visibility throughout the conference while providing attendees with an opportunity to charge any type of cell phone or smartphone. As the mobile charging station sponsors your company logo will be placed on the station.

 

CONFERENCE EVENT EXPERIENCE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Registration: $6,500

Your logo and/or tag line will greet all attendees in the NASSTRAC registration area where they pick up their materials.

 

Conference Breaks: (2 available): $5,000/Each

Your logo will appear on signage acknowledging you as the break sponsor.

 

Conference Breakfasts: (2 available): $7,500/Each

Your logo will appear on signage acknowledging you as the breakfast sponsor.

 

Conference Lunches: (1 available): $10,000

Your logo will appear on signage acknowledging you as the lunch sponsor.

 

New Shippers Reception: $7,500

New shippers will be welcomed to the conference with this hour long reception. The sign for the reception will be branded with your logo and you will receive 5 complimentary passes to attend.

 

Opening Reception: $10,000

Your logo will appear on the large screen acknowledging you as the Opening Reception sponsor. You will also have a signature cocktail with your brand name/logo/look incorporated, and the opportunity to provide your own cocktail napkins with company logo.

 

Bar Stations (4 available): $1,750/Each

During the reception, your logo will appear on signage next to sponsored bar. You are also welcome to provide your own cocktail napkins for the bartender to display.

 

Food Stations (6 Available): $1500/each

During the reception, choose from a variety of appetizers to host in your booth. You’re welcome to provide branded napkins with your logo.

 

Closing Reception: $10,000

Your logo will appear on the large screen acknowledging you as the Opening Reception sponsor. You will also have a signature cocktail with your brand name/logo/look incorporated, and the opportunity to provide your own cocktail napkins with company logo.

 

Whiskey Crawl (4 available): $1,500/Each

Host one of the whiskey brands at your booth. Your logo will appear on signage next to sponsored bar. You are also welcome to provide your own cocktail napkins for the bartender to display.

 

Cocktail Table and Floor Decals: Exclusive: $5,000 (Up to 3 sponsors: $1,900)

Direct attendees to your booth by sponsoring the floor decal aisle signs. Gain premium exposure by having all cocktail tables in the expo hall with your branding on a decal that covers the table top.

 

Awards Luncheon Reception sponsor (1 Available): $10,000

Your logo will appear on signage acknowledging you as the awards luncheon sponsor taking place in the General Session room. Includes one speaking slot at opening or closing reception.

 

ELECTRONIC AND YEAR-ROUND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

eLink E-Newsletter (Jan-Dec): $1,500

Your banner advertisement for e-Link and will receive exposure as part of the NASSTRAC bulletins. One Ad Per Issue (24 issues per year)

 

Online Whitepaper: $2,000

NASSTRAC will leverage your submitted whitepaper that addresses a best practice or challenge. (NASSSTRAC has final approval prior to publishing).

 

Webcasts: $3,500

Your company will be featured as a sponsor of a NASSTRAC webcast. NASSTRAC will work with you on content and Strategy. (approval from NASSTRAC needed)

 

Thought Leadership/Article: $1,500

You write your own article for NASSTRAC NewsLink (800 word max). 6 editions available to choose from. (NASSTRAC has final approval on all articles). Pick the issues you want and NASSTRAC will insert your 8.5x11 pre-printed insert for a powerful impression (1 insert per company per issue - 4 inserts max per issue).

 

Registration Confirmation: Exclusive: $5,000 (Up to 3 sponsors: $3,000)

Every conference attendee will receive registration confirmation from NASSTRAC. Put your company in front of every attendee of the Annual Conference by adding a hyperlink to the destination of your choice on the NASSTRAC registration confirmation.

 

 

2018 CONTRACT TO EXHIBIT AND/OR SPONSOR

 

 

Once you are ready to contract booth space and/or sponsorship, you will fill out the contract. Once you are finished, we will receive the notification and follow up with confirmation of your booth and an invoice. Please click here to download the contract.

 

Click here to access the live floor plan.

 

If you have any questions at all, please email Lucy Watson at lwatson@nasstrac.org or Sarah Appleton, Sales Manager, at sappleton@nasstrac.org

 

 


2018 RULES AND REGULATIONS

Exhibit and Sponsorship Terms, Conditions, and Regulations


NASSTRAC Shippers Conference

& Transportation Expo

April 29th-May 1st, 2018

Rosen Shingle Creek

Orlando, FL

Please read carefully before signing the Contract for Exhibit Space and/or Sponsorship. Your signature on the Contract verifies your acceptance of NASSTRAC regulations detailed below.

 

1. Assignment of Exhibit SPACE: The exhibitor agrees that the display will be confined to the area of the space reserved; and that subletting or showing prod­ucts other than those manufactured or represented by the exhibitor is strictly prohibited.

 

Every effort will be made to respect any Exhibitor’s space choices when possible, but Management’s decision will be final. Management reserves the right to transfer assignment when such action is deemed to be in the best interest of the total exhibition.

 

2. ARRANGEMENT OF EXHIBITS: The exhibitor agrees to arrange his exhibits so as not to obstruct or interfere in any way with the general view or the view of the exhibits or other exhibitors, or the free passage of spectators. Please refer to NASSTRAC guidelines. All exhibits must conform to the requirements of the Fire Department Board of Insurance Underwriters of the Orlando, FL. The decision of NASSTRAC as to what constitutes such obstruction or interference is final. Should show management have to physically move an exhibit, the exhibiting company will be responsible for any and all related costs to Shepard.

 

3. INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL OF EXHIBITS: In the event that any exhibitor fails to complete pre-show set-up and arrangement for the removal of boxes and crates by 4:30 p.m. on the day the show opens, NASSTRAC reserves the right to remove, at the exhibitor’s expense and risk, all such exhibits and materials pertaining thereto from the space allotted to such exhibitor and cancel this contract. In such an event, NASSTRAC shall retain the amount paid by such exhibitor as space rental and for liquidated damages covering expenses paid by NASSTRAC and the loss of rental from other exhibitors.

 

All post-show exhibits not removed by Tuesday, May 1st at 4:00 p.m. may be removed by NASSTRAC or Rosen Shingle Creek at the express risk and expense of the exhibitor.

 

5. ATTENDANCE AND CONDUCT DURING EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS AND EXHIBITOR MEETING: Exhibitors will not be permitted to occupy their exhibit space during any General Session/Keynote speaker (taking place outside the tradeshow floor). During this time, the exhibit hall will be shut and locked from allowing any attendees.   

 

Each exhibiting company will send a minimum of one representative to the NASSTRAC provider relations committee meeting/exhibitor meeting. This meeting will take place during exhibit setup hours. A specific time and location will be announced within 90 days of the event.

 

In the event an exhibitor does not comply with these restrictions, NASSTRAC reserves the right to remove, at the exhibitor’s expense and risk, all exhibits and materials pertaining thereto from the space allotted to such exhibitor and cancel this contract. In such an event, NASSTRAC shall retain the amount paid by such exhibitor.

 

6. CARE OF SPACE: The exhibitor agrees not to deface, injure or mar the exhibition hall/meeting room(s) of the Hilton Orlando or any of the furniture or fixtures contained therein, and/or any of the property of whatever nature placed therein by NASSTRAC, and the exhibitor shall be liable to the Hilton Orlando and/or NASSTRAC for any damage resulting to such exhibition hall and/or furniture and fixtures contained therein and/or such property placed therein by NASSTRAC which shall occur by reason of the commissions or omissions of any exhibitor and/or his agents or employees, and the exhibitor shall defend and save harmless NASSTRAC from all claims and suits against said organization arising from the aforesaid commissions or omissions of the exhibitor, his agents, or employees. All materials used by exhibitors must conform to the requirements of the Fire Department Board of Insurance Underwriters of Orlando, FL.

 

7. Observance of Laws: Exhibitor shall abide by and observe all laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances of any applicable government authority and all rules of exhibit site.

 

8. UNION LABOR: Exhibitor must comply with all union regulations applicable to setup, dismantling, and display of exhibits where applicable.

 

9. LIABILITY/SECURITY: All exhibits and respective contents are at the exhibitor’s risk. NASSTRAC assumes no responsibility for the safety of the personnel and property of exhibitors or the personal property of their officers, agents, servants or employees. Any exhibitor wishing to insure his personnel or goods against injury, theft, damage by fire, accident or other cause, must do so at his own expense. Reliable security guards will be provided at night to guard the exhibit hall beginning April 29, 2018, and continuing through each night until the morning of May 1, 2018. For one hour before the public is admitted each morning, and for one hour after the hall is closed to the public, exhibitor representatives with proper credentials will be permitted on the floor for chores they see fit to perform.

 

The exhibitor assumes entire responsibility and here­by agrees to protect, indemnify, defend and save harmless NASSTRAC, the Hilton Orlando, its owner and operator and their affiliated and subsidiary companies and their respec­tive partners, directors, officers and employees and agents (the “Indemnities”) against all claims, losses or damages to persons or property, governmental charges or fines and attorney’s fees arising out of cause by the exhibition’s installation, removal, main­tenance or occupancy or use of the exhibition prem­ises or part thereof, excluding any liability caused by the sole negligence of the Indemnities.

 

In addition, the exhibitor acknowledges that NASSTRAC, and the Hilton Orlando, its owner and operator, and any of the other indemnities do not maintain insurance covering ex­hibitor’s property and that it is the sole responsibil­ity of the exhibitor to maintain business interruption insurance and property damage insurance covering such losses by exhibitor. Exhibitors may also hire pri­vate security to guard their booth. Children 16 years of age or under are not permitted on the show floor.

 

10. CONDUCT AND RESTRICTIONS: NASSTRAC reserves the right to restrict all exhibits which, because of sound, odor, food, drink or other objectionable features, interfere with the orderly procedure of the exhibition; also to prohibit any display or procedure which in its judgment runs counter to the general character of the exhibition. Therapeutic products, or products of a therapeutic nature, which do not meet the ethical standards of the dental profession will not be accepted for display.

 

The solicitation of customers in the aisles will serve as grounds for expulsion from the exhibition. Exhibitors will conduct their business from the confines of the booths they have rented.

 

Exhibitors may not presume the role of host at the NASSTRAC event. Potential customers or personal friends may be invited on condition that such invited persons comply with the regulations applicable to all other registrants at the NASSTRAC event. Revenue lost from violation of this rule will be recovered from the transgressing exhibitor who accepts the decision of NASSTRAC in the event of a dispute between the “invitee’’ and the exhibitor.

 

Exhibitors may host no function in conjunction with NASSTRAC event without the written consent of NASSTRAC, which shall not be unreasonably withheld.

 

The exhibitor shall, during the meeting, use for exhib­it, display or related purposes, only the space which has been contracted.

Exhibitors sponsoring prize drawings in conjunction with the meeting must prominently display any limitations on registering for or accepting the prize.

 

The rights reserved in this section apply as well to the conduct of agents and employees of the exhibitor and any property used by such exhibitors in the installation and operation of exhibits.

 

The decision of NASSTRAC as to what acts constitute a breach of the above conditions shall be final, and any exhibitor shall be subject to eviction without refund if he is judged to be in violation of the aforementioned conditions.

 

9. LIABILITY: NASSTRAC shall not be li­able for any damages in the event that performance of this contract is rendered impossible for any of the following causes: destruction of the Hilton Orlando or any substantial portion thereof, by fire, earthquake, the elements, or a public enemy; strikes or other public disorder; terrorism; impossibility of performance created by law or any public authority; and/or for any cause beyond its control or the control of the Hilton Orlando. NASSTRAC will, however, in the event of its not being able to hold the exhibition for any of the reasons set forth above, reimburse exhibitors pro rata on the amount of rental paid by each exhibitor as follows: total rentals paid by all exhibitors, less expenses incurred by the Society in constructing and installing the exhibits, shall be refunded to the exhibitors in the ration of their rental payments prorated by the number of days the exhibits fail to proceed as scheduled.

 

11. CANCELLATION: Cancellation or reduction of booth space and/or sponsorships must be directed in writing to: NASSTRAC Exhibits, 2025 M Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 or via email to lwatson@nasstrac.org. All Sales are Final and no refunds will be given for cancellations or reductions on or after Monday, October 16, 2017. In the event of a cancellation of the exhibition due to fire, strikes, government regulations or other causes beyond the NASSTRAC’s control, NASSTRAC shall not be held liable for failure to hold the NASSTRAC Annual Convention as scheduled and NASSTRAC shall determine the amount of the exhibit fees to be refunded, if any.

 

12. PAYMENT: If any remaining balance of the full remittance of the booth(s) or sponsorship engaged by the exhibitor/sponsor has not been received by NASSTRAC 90 days prior to the event, NASSTRAC reserves the right to cancel this contract without liability. In such event, NASSTRAC shall retain the amount paid by such exhibitor as a forfeited deposit. Any exhibitor with a remaining balance on the first day of the event will not be allowed to set up until full payment has been remitted in the form of certified check or money order.

 

13. INTERPRETATIONS OF ABOVE RULES AND REGULATIONS: Above stated conditions are con­sidered a part of this contract. NASSTRAC reserves the right to interpret them as well as make decisions on all points the rules and regulations do not cover. Decisions of NASSTRAC are final.

 

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