OML Annual Conference Exhibiting

Dear Exhibitor/Sponsor,

The Ohio Municipal League’s 67th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show is approaching. The conference will again be held at the Renaissance Hotel, 50 N. 3rd Street, Columbus, Ohio.  The two-day exhibit show will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31st and reopen Thursday morning running until after the luncheon on November 1, 2018.

EXHIBITOR PROGRAM

We have facilities to invite vendors to join us at our conference as part of our product exhibit.   Set-up for the exhibits will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31st.  The show will officially open at 2:00 p.m. and conclude for the evening with a reception for all conference attendees and exhibitors in the exhibit area. The exhibit area will be secured Wednesday evening by private security provided by the League. The show will reopen with breakfast on Thursday, November 1st at 8:00 a.m. and run until after the luncheon. Exhibits must remain intact until the closing of the show at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1st.  No security will be available after the closing of the show.

As always, we assign spaces on a first come, first served basis.  The booth layout can be found on our website. Please note, contracts and registration forms emailed or faxed will not be assigned a booth until payment is received.

The show is a great opportunity for your company to enhance its presence in one of the nation's top municipal markets.  Parking is included in the booth space price.  Booth space entitles you to:

  • An 8'x10' Space
  • 8’ x 3’ flame proof back drapery in red, white & blue
  • One 6’ x 2’ x 30” high white table skirted on three sides
  • One wastebasket
  • Two folding chairs
  • One identification sign with company name and booth number

In addition, your firm's name will be listed in the Annual Conference Program.

If you need electricity for your booth, arrangements can be made with the hotel during set-up. All additional arrangements (carpeting for inside booth, phone lines, extra chairs, extra furnishings, special electrical needs, etc.) will be handled through the George Fern Company. If you have any questions concerning additional arrangements, please contact them directly (their contact information is listed below). Otherwise, Fern will contact you after we receive your contract and your space reservation is processed.

George Fern Co., 614-253-1500

Carolyn Hodge, Chodge@fernexpo.com

INDEPENDENT EXHIBITOR
Would you like to attend the conference but are not interested in booth space? You can still participate in conference activities by registering as an Independent Exhibitor.

SPONSORSHIP
There are multiple sponsorship opportunities available this year. Sponsorship benefits include logo recognition in the conference program and at any sponsored meal function. If you wish to be a conference sponsor, please visit our website for more details and a complete list of all available sponsorships. Sponsorship deadline is October 19, 2018.

HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS / HOSPITALITY SUITES
OML room rates are king & double rooms $159.00 per night plus applicable taxes. Reservations must be made by October 10th, 2018.

MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS IN ONE OF TWO WAYS:

1)         By booking through the guest link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/omlannualconferenceoct18
 
(link is case sensitive)

2)         By calling Renaissance Enhanced Group Reservations at 877-901-6632. Guests will ask for Ohio Municipal League Annual Conference Room Block to receive the group rate of $159 for a king or double room.

Renaissance Columbus Downtown, 50 N. 3rd Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, 614-228-5050.

Hospitality suite arrangements are to be made directly through the hotel. However, anyone planning to host a hospitality suite should notify Zoë. It will then be added to the program so attendees will know when and where it is in operation. 

We hope you will join us for this year's conference.  Columbus is an excellent host city.  Should you have any questions, please contact Zoë Wade who will be handling exhibits for this year’s conference. Zoë can be reached at 614-221-4349 or Zwade@omlohio.org. We look forward to seeing you in Columbus!


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