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EXHIBITOR FAQS

Exhibit Hall:

Milano Ballroom

Exhibitor Set-up:

Sunday, April 2, 2017     9am-4pm

Exhibitor Hours:

Sunday, April 2, 2017     7-8:30pm (Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall)
Monday, April 3, 2017    9am-4:30pm
Tuesday, April 4, 2017    10am-3:45pm

Download Exhibitor Checklist

Exhibitor Move-Out:

Tuesday, April 4, 2016   3:45pm-5:30pm
*Early dismantling is disruptive to the exhibit show, therefore, exhibitors may not pack, tear down, or remove any portion of the exhibit prior to the official closing at 3:40pm, Tuesday, April 12. Requests for early breakdown and outbound material order forms from Hollins Exposition will not be granted. 

Floor Plan:

You may download a PDF of the floor plan.
Please note: This floor plan does not reflect booths that are already purchased.

Conference, Venue and Exhibit Space:


Booth Purchase Details:

New Analytics Exhibitor: $3,250 – Renewing Analytics Exhibitor from 2016: $2,995.
Please contact Olivia Schmitz to discuss options.
Yes, Platinum $15,000 / Gold $10,000 – Sponsorships include a premier exhibit booth, and all exhibitor benefits.
  • One 8 x 10 Exhibit Booth with 8’ (gold & white) drapery back wall – 3’ (gold) drapery side rails – 7’ x 44’ with two-line identification sign with company name and exhibit booth number.
  • Opportunity to present one (1) hour and 45 minute Technology Workshop on Sunday, April 2, 2017 (note: space is limited and scheduling is done as payment is received).
  • Opportunity to present one 50 - minute Technology Tutorial Monday or Tuesday during conference sessions (note: space is limited and scheduling is done as payment is received).
  • One full registration (providing access to the entire meeting) & two booth-only staff registration (provides access to the exhibit hall only).
  • Recognition on Website, Signage, Print, & Mobile App.
Please note: A table and chairs are not provided but can be rented through the decorator.
Payments are due at time of reservation, however, an invoice can be sent upon request. To receive an invoice, you must make a reservation first.
All exhibitors should have a certificate of insurance.
Exhibitors who cancel a contract in writing, postmarked by February 1, 2017, will receive a refund of fees paid less a $250 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after February 1, 2017. If exhibits are cancelled by INFORMS, all payments will be refunded in full.

Booth Logistics:

Submit your 100-word exhibit description for the mobile app & web page through the Exhibitor Portal: Coming Soon.
The booth assignments can be made within the Exhibitor Portal when registering: Coming Soon.
Badges will be available at the INFORMS Analytics registration desk during the hours posted.
Before the conference, you can contact Olivia Schmitz to purchase additional exhibitor badges. The cost is $250 and allows additional rep access to the exhibit area. Additional reps can also register on-site at the conference registration desk.
The Exhibitor Kit will be available mid January.
Refer to the Exhibitor Kit (Coming Soon). Please note tables and chairs are not provided.
Information Coming Soon.
Refer to the Exhibitor Kit (Coming Soon).
Prestige AV. Their contact information is Coming Soon.

Vendor Workshops & Tutorials:

Yes, exhibiting companies have the opportunity to choose one 50 - minute Technology Tutorial and one 1 hour and 45 minute Technology Workshop. The Technology Workshops will take place Sunday, April 2 (1 hour and 45 minutes) and the Technology Tutorials are Monday and Tuesday, April 3-4 (50 minutes). These opportunities are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis based on when a company registered.
All workshop and tutorial descriptions need to be entered by February 1, 2017 on through the Exhibitor Portal: Coming Soon.
Prestige AV - Additional Details are Coming Soon.

Shipping Booth Materials:


Attendee Information and Lead Retrieval:

INFORMS does not distribute or provide conference attendee lists or directories. However, Exhibitors can collect leads onsite through the free badge reader available within the mobile app. Additionally, Platinum and Gold Sponsors have access to a one-time use opt-in participant list.
Platinum and Gold Sponsors have access to a one-time use opt-in participant list.
Available one week prior to the conference (Android through Google Play, Apple through App Store). Just search for ‘INFORMS Meetings’.
The badge scanner allows exhibitors to scan the badge, collect contact information, and follow up with qualified leads from the conference. This free lead retrieval system is included in the conference mobile app.
It depends on how each attendee set their preferences in their INFORMS account. It could be – Name, title, company name, and email address. Phone numbers are not provided due to privacy considerations.
Information for those who opt out of inclusion of the badge reader during the registration process will not be displayed.

Advertising Opportunities:

There are no bags or inserts for this conference however, there are several other sponsorship opportunities available.
There are no printed program for this conference, however, there are several other sponsorship opportunities available.
Yes, the mobile app can be sponsored! For details, visit the sponsorship opportunities page.

Additional sponsorship opportunities to increase your exposure can be found here.

Conference Program:

Mobile app, conference web pages, and quick reference provided at the start of the conference.
Abstracts will be available in the mobile app, and online conference web pages. Slide presentations will be available on INFORMS Connect.