Michigan Township Association

Exhibitor Opportunities

Join us at MTA’s 2023 Annual Educational Conference & Expo!

We are headed back to the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme Township (near Traverse City) April 17-20, 2023! 

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.

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.

2023 MTA Expo

Grand Traverse Resort • Tennis Courts • April 18 & 19

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 booklet (includes attendee list)
  • 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 April 1)

Standard booth rates

  • $999 per standard booth
  • $950 per booth if three or more are reserved. To purchase three or more booths, contact Ashley at 517.321.6467 ext. 254.
  • $750 per non-profit booth (aisle 600)

Booth assignments
Online registration is available! 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.

New this year!
Grab-n-Go breakfast for all attendees and exhibitors will be available on Wednesday, April 19 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Shuttles from area hotels with MTA room blocks will drop off at the Expo instead of the main hotel entrance during this time to ensure increased traffic in the Expo. Take advantage of this time to network with attendees during breakfast!

Draw more attention to your booth!
Add a 24-by-by 24 inch color floor graphic to your booth purchase and attendees won’t have any question as to where to find your company. Graphics include exhibitor logo and booth number, and will be placed throughout Grand Traverse Resort. Limited quantity available.

Network after the Expo
Exhibitors can purchase MTA Banquet tickets when registering for the Expo. After the Expo closes on
April 19, stick around and enjoy dinner, network with old clients and new, and watch the evening program and entertainment. Exhibitors will receive their Banquet ticket voucher upon check-in at the Expo, and must exchange the voucher at the MTA Ticket Xchange to select a seat. Additional details will be included in the on-site program. Limited quantity available.

Exhibitors will receive a confirmation email to the email on file, which will include booth assignment, name badge form, information on ordering additional booth furnishings and personalized housing code to reserve rooms in hotels with MTA room blocks. 

Hotel reservations available Jan. 25, 2023, 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/mta2023. 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. 4-20, 2023, 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. 

Registrations cancelled prior to Feb. 28, 2023, 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! 

Register online for best booth selection beginning Jan. 4. Registrations received via email or mail will be processed in the order they are received with full payment, materials can be downloaded here
How to reserve your booth online:

  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.”
Vendor Showcase
Vendor Showcase

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

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


Limited vendor space is available at each location! Register early to ensure your spot!

Vendor Showcase Sample Schedule
By 8 a.m. Set-up
8-9 a.m. & 10:30-11 a.m. Vendor Showcase
10:15 a.m. Vendor Parade
12:15-1 p.m. Networking lunch

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

  • Complimentary name and address list of attendees 
  • One complimentary attendee registration for full program at one location  
  • 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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Questions? Email MTA or call (517) 321-6467.