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  • Sponsorship & Exhibit for Success 18th Annual Government Procurement Conference www.gpc-texas.org

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Arlington Convention Center

  • 18th Annual Government Procurement Conference Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

    August 6, 2014 Arlington Convention Center Arlington, Texas

    CONFERENCE PROFILE This years location is the Arlington Convention Center situated in the heart of Dallas / Fort Worths

    entertainment district. The conference center is nestled among Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, AT&T

    Stadium, Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and Arlingtons finest hotels and restaurants.

    For added convenience, the Arlington Convention Center is midway between Dallas and Fort Worth and

    is only 15 minutes south of the Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport.

    Celebrating its 18th year, the Government Procurement Conference includes concurrent workshop

    sessions dedicated to the advancement and understanding of working with local, state and federal

    government agencies and their prime contractors. The workshops include hot topics and best practices

    to help promote and advance small business impact on the economy.

    THE CONFERENCE For 18 years, the Government Procurement Conference continues to be North Texas leading conference

    on government procurement. Each year, the conference connects speakers, procurement specialists,

    non-profit resource agencies, academia and small businesses from a variety of sectors for education,

    networking and business development.

    MAXIMIZE YOUR MARKETING EXPERIENCE by joining us in Arlington in 2014

    Hosted by:

    The University of Texas at Arlington

    Cross Timbers Procurement Center

    TMAC

  • Exhibitor Target Exhibiting at the Government Procurement Conference is a great way to gain access to a variety of small

    businesses looking to supply the products and services you are seeking.

    Attendee Profile Government Procurement Conference attendees are small-business owners looking to do business with

    local, state and federal government and their prime contractors. Veteran Owned Business (VOB) /

    Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) and Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) owners

    offer a variety of products and services and attend the conference to network and learn the

    requirements entailed with being a subcontractor.

    Attendee Breakdown

    Conference Center Information Arlington Convention Center

    1200 Ballpark Way

    Arlington, Texas 76011

    (817) 459-5000; (817) 459-5091 (fax)

    www.arlingtontx.gov

    25%

    11%

    11%

    53%

    Government Procurement Conference 2013 Attendance

    Breakdown VOB / SD VOB

    Government Agencies &Business Resources

    Primes / LargeCompanies

    Business Owners (HUB,WOSB, 8a, etc)

  • 2014 Exhibitor Opportunities The Government Procurement Conference offers opportunities to market your organization to hundreds

    of expected attendees. Exhibitors are highlighted during dedicated exhibit hall times, as well as during

    the workshops and breaks.

    Exhibitor Marketing Opportunities:

    Exhibit Booth includes: Continental breakfast, buffet luncheon and conference materials for two (2) attendees

    10 x 10 draped booth

    6 skirted table

    2 chairs

    Wastebasket

    Company / agency signage

    18th Annual Government Procurement Conference exhibitor badge

    Exhibitors have full privileges for conference participation.

    Parking ($5) and services such as Internet, phone, electricity, freight delivery and booth accessories ARE

    NOT included in the exhibitor or sponsor registration fees.

    PLEASE NOTE: Arrangements for these additional services must be made through the Arlington

    Convention Center (ACC) and / or contracted event decorator and NOT The University of Texas at

    Arlington, Cross Timbers Procurement Center or TMAC. Forms are available at the Arlington Convention

    Center website: http://www.arlingtontx.gov/acc/eventplanning.html.

    Setup Tuesday, August 5, 2014 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2014 7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Exhibit Day Wednesday, August 6, 2014 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Take Down Wednesday, August 6, 2014 3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

  • Additional Booth Representative Fees

    The exhibitors fee includes registration for TWO ATTENDEES. Additional booth representative

    registrations may be purchased at the regular general attendee price, based on fees at the time of

    registration.

    Exhibitor Benefits All exhibiting companies will receive the following benefits:

    Floor space in exhibit hall

    Listing as an exhibitor on the Government Procurement Conference website

    Admission to workshops, meals and conference events

    Exhibit Information

    Booth Size

    Exhibit booths are 10 deep by

    10 wide.

    Tables are skirted and 6 long

    Contact

    For more information

    regarding exhibiting, please

    contact:

    Natalie Burden

    nburden@uta.edu

    (817) 272-0543

    Furnishings

    Exhibit booths include 10x10

    exhibit space, pipe, drape,

    signage, a 6 skirted table, 2

    chairs, and a wastebasket.

    You may rent furnishing items

    from the event decorator.

    Additional services (Internet,

    phone and electricity) are

    available through the

    Arlington Convention Center.

    Exhibit Hours

    Wednesday, August 6

    8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

    Exhibit Setup

    Tuesday, August 5

    3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, August 6

    7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.

    Exhibit Take Down

    Wednesday, August 6

    3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

  • Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

    Exact floor plan has not been finalized. Depending on number of exhibitors, this floor plan is

    subject to change.

    Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits Sponsorship provides economic value to organizations by its exposure and recognition to numerous

    decision makers and key stakeholders. Presidential, Red, White, Blue and other sponsorship levels

    receive the following items:

    Presidential Level Sponsor $15,000

    - Exhibit booth package (20 x 20 exhibit hall booth space with choice of booth location)

    - Ten (10) complimentary general attendee admissions

    - Sponsorship of luncheon

    - Recognition with logo / link on Government Procurement Conference website / marketing collateral

    - Company logo recognition in exhibit hall

    - One reserved table of ten (10) at conference luncheon

    - Presidential level conference sponsor booth recognition ribbon

    - Presidential level conference nametag recognition

    - Marquee at luncheon

  • Red Level Sponsor $10,000

    - Exhibit booth package (20 x 20 exhibit hall booth space with choice of booth location)

    - Eight (8) complimentary general attendee admissions

    - Sponsorship of continental breakfast

    - Recognition with logo / link on Government Procurement Conference website / marketing collateral

    - Company logo recognition in exhibit hall

    - One reserved table of eight (8) at conference luncheon

    - Red level conference sponsor booth recognition ribbon

    - Red level conference nametag recognition

    - Marquee at luncheon

    White Level Sponsor $5,000

    - Exhibit booth package (10 x 10 exhibit hall booth space with choice of booth location)

    - Six (6) complimentary general attendee admissions

    - Sponsorship of exhibit hall resource lounge

    - Recognition with logo / link on Government Procurement Conference website / marketing collateral

    - Company logo recognition in exhibit hall

    - One reserved table of six (6) at conference luncheon

    - White level conference sponsor booth recognition ribbon

    - White level conference nametag recognition

    - Marquee at luncheon

    Blue Level Sponsor $3,500

    - Exhibit booth package (10 x 10 exhibit hall booth space with premier location)

    - Four (4) complimentary general attendee admissions

    - Sponsorship of workshop area

    - Recognition with logo / link on Government Procurement Conference website / marketing collateral

    - Company logo recognition in exhibit hall

    - One reserved table of four (4) at conference luncheon

    - Blue level conference sponsor booth recognition ribbon

    - Blue level conference nametag recognition

    - Marquee at luncheon

  • Bag Sponsor $3,000

    - Exhibit booth package (10 x 10 exhibit hall booth space)

    - Three (3) complimentary general attendee admissions

    - Company logo on bag

    - Company recognition on Government Procurement Conference website

    Nametag and Lanyard Sponsor $2,000

    - Exhibit booth package (10 x 10 exhibit hall booth space)

    - Three (3) complimentary general attendee admissions

    - Company logo on lanyard

    - Company recognition on Government Procurement Conference website

    Additional Level Sponsors $750.00

    - Exhibit booth package (10 x 10 exhibit hall booth space)

    - Two (2) complimentary general attendee admissions

    - Company recognition on Government Procurement Conference website

  • Exhibitor Marketing Kit Get the Most from your Exhibit

    What are your goals for participating in the 18th Annual Government Procurement Conference?

    - Networking?

    - New suppliers?