Michigan Townships Association

Exhibitor Opportunities

Join us at MTA’s 2024 Annual Educational Conference & Expo!

We are headed back to the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme Township (near Traverse City) April 22-25, 2024! 

Township officials and employees from all over the state are invited to MTA’s Conference & Expo! If local government is your market, the MTA Conference & Expo offers your company access to township officials from across the state! More than 6,500 township officials need both the education and connection offered at our Conference. And an important part of our Conference is you!

Ensure you are on the email list for Conference sponsorship opportunities and Expo registration information!

IMPORTANT: All expo registration and housing confirmations will come from MTA or our housing bureau, Grand Connection; any third-party emails or websites are fraudulent. Similarly, MTA does not use a third party to distribute attendee lists.

Less than 7 booths left!

2024 MTA Expo

Grand Traverse Resort • Tennis Courts • April 23 & 24

Looking for an opportunity to connect one-on-one with township decision-makers? The MTA Expo guarantees access to hundreds of potential customers in a short amount of time.

Booth package includes:

  • Each standard booth is 10 feet wide and 10 feet deep, carpeted
    • 8-foot-high draped back wall with 3-foot-high side rails
    • 8-foot covered and skirted display table, two chairs and a wastebasket
    • One sign per exhibitor with company name and booth number
    • Conference program (includes attendee list)
    • NEW! 10 drink tickets for April 23 MTA Expo Reception
    • WiFi suitable for checking email and browsing the internet
    • Listing in the April/May issue of Township Focus
    • Listing in the exhibitor product data guide in the Conference program distributed on-site to all attendees, guests, speakers and exhibitors
    • Name badges (must be submitted by March 31)

New this year!
MTA Evening in the Expo Reception Tuesday, April 23, 4-6 p.m.
Exhibitors, get ready to elevate your presence at the MTA Expo Reception! Want to leave a lasting impression on township officials and make your exhibit stand out? Here’s a game-changing idea: purchase appetizers (details in your confirmation materials) from the Grand Traverse Resort, hand out 10 drink tickets (included in your booth purchase) and become the toast of the town(ship)!

Schedule
Exhibitor Move-in:
Monday, April 22 1 to 4 p.m. AND Tuesday, April 23 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Enjoy a cup of coffee on MTA during early set-up hours.
Expo Open:
Tuesday, April 23 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. AND MTA Evening in the Expo Reception 4 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-out:
Wednesday, April 24 1 to 4 p.m.

Booth rates 
• $1050 per standard booth
• $999 per booth if three or more are reserved
• $799 per non-profit booth (aisle 600)

Booth assignments
Online registration is available in January! Registrations received via email or mail will be processed in the order they are received with full payment.

  • Exhibit spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to MTA Allied Service Providers and sponsors.
  • Exhibitors may not share a booth with another company.

Exhibitor rules 
Find rules for participation in the MTA Expo available here.

Utilities
Electricity and internet can be purchased through the Grand Traverse Resort. To order, download the utility order form.

Hotel reservations available Jan. 24, 2024, at 10 a.m.
Discounted rooms in the MTA housing block will be available for exhibitors at Traverse City-area hotels, but you must register for the Expo before making room reservations. Once your Expo registration form and payment are received and processed, you will receive a personalized housing code, necessary for reserving rooms through MTA’s housing bureau, at www.grandconnection.com/mta2024. The code will be emailed to the email associated with the registration. Note: Allied Service Providers and sponsors are able to register for housing Jan. 3-17, 2024, using the housing code sent via email.

IMPORTANT:
All Expo registration and housing confirmations will come from MTA or our housing bureau, Grand Connection; any third-party emails or websites are fraudulent.

Cancellations
Registrations cancelled prior to Feb. 29, 2024, will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued thereafter. There are no exceptions.

Conference Program Advertising
Advertising in the Conference program is a sure-fire way to get your message in front of your target audience. The four-color program, distributed to every Conference attendee, is also used as a reference guide all year! Complete your contract now!

Purchase your booth online now for priority booth selection.

  1. Click this link, then click “Halls & Floorplans,” select “click or tap HERE to log in.” Use your email address to log in. Click the “Forgot your password” link if you have never logged in or don’t know your password. 
  2. Click your booth selection, then click“Purchase this booth.” To purchase a second booth, hold the Ctrl key and click both booths; do not increase the number of booths in your shopping cart. For three or more booths, contact ashley@michigantownships.org.
  3. Add floor graphics and Conference attendee mailing lists to your booth purchase by clicking “Add to cart.” Program advertising contracts must be completed separately here.
  4. Click “View & Checkout” on the bottom right of the screen.
  5. Review your shopping cart and click “Check Out.”
  6. Review the Expo Terms and Conditions, sign, enter payment information and select “Submit your Order.”
  7. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address listed. If you wish to receive the confirmation at a different email address, you can uncheck the box and enter an email address in the box labeled “Send a copy to.”

Registrations received via email or mail will be processed in the order they are received with full payment; download registration materials here.

Sponsors of the MTA Annual Educational Conference & Expo provide an invaluable service to Michigan township officials by supporting the educational and networking opportunities that help them become more effective and efficient leaders and board members.

Conference sponsorship is your opportunity to reach new and seasoned township officials and decision-makers. MTA revamped sponsorship opportunities and benefits to create one-stop shopping, heighten our sponsors’ visibility and outreach to Conference attendees, and add more value to your selected sponsorship. Some of the most valuable new sponsor benefits, at certain levels, include:

  • a FREE booth in the MTA Expo
  • complimentary registrations to attend the Conference
  • a free advertisement in the Conference program
  • and more!

MTA recognizes Conference sponsors who help us meet the needs of township government and we work hard to ensure sponsors are acknowledged throughout the entire process of promoting and staging the Conference & Expo.

 
For complete benefits and available opportunities, click here.
Vendor Showcase
Vendor Showcase

Join us in the fall for Vendor Showcase at MTA’s Regional Summits and Professional Development Retreats held on alternating years!

Professional Development Retreats & Vendor Showcase, Fall 2023 Save your spot today!
Regional Summits & Vendor Showcase Fall 2024

Bring together your company and township decision-makers when you promote your products and services to township leaders! Don’t miss your chance to be a part of MTA’s Vendor Showcase each fall! We’ve designed these events to bring township officials together for an exciting, educational and networking opportunity plus time to connect with township vendors! 

Limited vendor space is available at each location! Advanced registration is required.

Included:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Real sales leads
  • Meal functions with township leaders
  • Table for your display

Take your participation to the next level!  Become a sponsor of Regional Summits or Professional Development Retreats and get heightened visibility and exclusive marketing opportunities while supporting townships across the state. 

Sponsor benefits include:

  • Complimentary name and address list of attendees 
  • One complimentary attendee registration for full program at one event
  • Signage at all event locations
  • Recognition on MTA’s website and social media, and in event eblasts
  • Your company’s logo in event promotion and coverage in Township Focus issues, and in registration materials mailed to all townships
  • Recognition including contact information and website in the on-site agenda, and to virtual attendees
  • Recognition at welcome & opening educational session
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