Washington Report – May 11, 2015
NPTC 2016 Education Management Conference & Exhibition
April 24-26, 2016 - Cincinnati, Ohio
RESERVE YOUR 2016 BOOTH !
-- 2016 Exhibit Hall Floor Plan
-- 2016 Booth Reservation -- Initial Selection Form
-- 2016 Confirmed Exhibitor Listing
The NPTC 2015 Exhibition featured an extensive showcase of fleet products and services from leading industry suppliers. At the NPTC 2015 Show, a record 189 companies exhibited the latest in product development and state-of-the-art technology for today's demanding truck fleet operations. Here's why:
Why exhibit at NPTC 2015? To reach hundreds of decision-makers at America's top private truck fleets...
....Fleets like AAFES, Ace Hardware, ADM, Air Liquide, Auto Zone, Batesville Casket, Boise, Benjamin Moore, Bimbo Bakeries, Brakebush, Bridgestone, ConAgra, Dean Foods, Del Monte, DOT Foods, Frito-Lay, Foster Farms, G&J Pepsi-Cola, General Mills, Giant Eagle, Growmark, H.T. Hackney, Harris Teeter, Hill's Pet, John Deere, Kellogg's, Kraft Foods, Land O' Lakes, Letica, Linde, Marathon Petroleum, McKee Foods, Medline, Meijer, Mennel, Mondelez International, Nalco, NCI, Oberweis Dairy, Oxy Chemical, Oldcastle, Orgill, Pepsi Beverages, Perdue Farms, Polar Beverages, PV Transport, Quik 'N Tasty Foods, Safeway, Schwan's, Sentinel, Shaw Industries, Sherwin-Williams, Smart & Final, Snyder's-Lance, Sonoco, Sony, Spartan Stores, SteriCycle, United Natural Foods, Upstate Niagara, Valley Proteins, Veritiv, VF Jeanswear, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Weyerhaeuser, and many more.
Click here to view a roster of last years' attendees.
2015 EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
|Exhibit Hall Floor Plan - Duke Energy Convention Center|
|Exhibitor Booth Contract / Application|
|Confirmed Exhibitors & Booth Locations|
|Exhibitor Rules and Regulations
|Attendee Registration Form
|See Who's Already Registered
|View Photos from the Exhibit Hall: 2013 | 2014|
|See Who Attended NPTC 2014 in Cincinnati|
| Allied/Industry Supplier Membership Information
For ELECTRIC, and
In Cincinnati, the NPTC 2015 Exhibition will be held in Halls A and B of the Duke Energy Convention Center. Exhibit Hours are:
|Set-Up||Exhibit / Show Hours||Teardown|
|Sat (4/25), 8:00am-5:00pm
Sun (4/26), 8:00am-2:00pm
|Sun (4/26), 3:00-6:00pm
Mon (4/27), 3:00-5:30pm
|Mon (4/27), 5:30-10:00pm
Tues (4/28), 8:00-10:00am
Booth Fees & Sizes
Exhibit Rates below for standard booth sizes in feet. Other sizes may be available. This fee is for the rental of the booth space only -- it does NOT include items ordered from the official decorator, Freeman (like carpet, furniture rental, etc.), or the Duke Energy Center (electricity, internet, A/V, etc.).
|Size||Member Rate||Non-Member Rate
Prior to December 1, 50 percent of the booth rental fee is required to reserve a booth, with the remaining 50 percent invoiced on January 2, and due within 30-days. New booth sales after December 1, require 100 percent (full) payment to reserve booth.
Exhibitor Service Manual / Kit
Freeman Company is our official exhibit hall decorator. The NPTC 2015 Exhibitor Service Manual, where you can order carpet (required), rental furniture, electricity, internet connections, booth setup, shipping, and more, is available online for quick and accurate service. Access FreemanOnline here. A PDF hard-copy version of the complete exhibitor kit with all forms included can be downloaded here (90-pages, 4-MB).
Official Approved Service Providers:
Exhibit booths provide Complimentary Full Registrations based on the following schedule: 10’ x 10’ = one (1) complimentary registration; 10’ x 20’ = two (2) complimentary registrations; 20’ x 20’ = three (3) complimentary registrations; and, 20’ x 30’ or larger = four (4) complimentary registrations.
Note: Your exhibit booth entitles you to Complimentary Full Registration(s) based on the size of your booth. To assign your comp registration(s) to your attendees, please CLICK HERE or click on My Account. Only the main exhibit company contact can assign comp registrations. You must be logged-in to access your comps. Note: Your website username is your email and if you don’t know your password, click on “Forgot your password.”
Once at the registration page, you can assign your comp registration(s) to yourself, to others from your company that are already in our database, or to someone entirely new from your company. You can also purchase additional paid registrations at that time (one to two registrants are $625/pp, three or more registrants are $600/pp). If you prefer to submit your registrations manually, the registration form is available in PDF format here. Please note that comp registration DO NOT count towards the team discount for paid registrations.
All registrants (paid and comp) will receive an email confirmation of their registration.
Advance Datafile of Registrants
All exhibitors receive an electronic datafile of attendees twice prior to the event (in late February and late March) and another, final datafile of attendees, following the event. The datafile includes registrant name, title, company, full address, phone and fax (email addresses are NOT available). NPTC prohibits blast or mass promotional emails to members and/or attendees.
Lead Retrieval Systems / Other Marketing
NPTC 2015 does NOT offer, operate or permit lead retrieval systems. Furthermore, NPTC does not offer any marketing services such as flyer mailings or blast emails to attendees. Exhibitors wishing to send direct mail to attendees are asked to provide NPTC with an email proof of the marketing piece for approval prior to mailing. NPTC prohibits blast or mass promotional emails to members and/or attendees.
Motor Vehicle Display / Fire Department Inspection
All display vehicles must be inspected by the Cincinnati Fire Department before they are allowed on the exhibit hall floor. This inspection is scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2015 between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. You must have your vehicle at the Hall A Loading Dock of DECC by 1:00 pm on April 24, 2015 for inspection. Vehicle must have (1) an operating gas gauge; (2) vehicle’s gas tank is required to have 1/4-tank of fuel OR less; and, (3) after the vehicle is moved into place on the show floor, the battery is required to be disconnected.
Exhibitor Rules and Regulations
All exhibitors are required to sign the official NPTC 2015 Exhibitor Rules and Regulations, available here. Unless otherwise specified or required in the NPTC 2015 Exhibitor Rules and Regulations, NPTC abides by and requires that all exhibitors abide by the exhibit guidelines of the International Association of Exhibition and Events. Payment of booth fee constitutes acceptance of the booth contract and agreement to the Exhibition Rules and Regulations.
Meeting for Selection of 2016 Booth Space
The meeting for priority selection of 2015 exhibit booth spaces will take place on-site in Cincinnati on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 1:15pm, in the Duke Energy Convention Center in room 206 North. Please have someone from your company participate in this meeting to ensure your preferred booth space for NPTC 2016 in Cincinnati.
Exhibitor and exhibitor’s contractors shall, at their sole cost and expense, procure and maintain through the terms of this contract, comprehensive general liability insurance against claims for bodily injury or death, and property damage occurring in or upon or resulting from the premises leased. Such insurance shall include contractual liability and product liability coverage, with combined single limits of liability of not less than $1,000,000. Such insurance shall name National Private Truck Council, Duke Energy Convention Center/Global Spectrum and City of Cincinnati as an additional insured. Here is the address info for each:
National Private Truck Council
950 N. Glebe Road, Suite 530
Arlington, VA 22203-4183
Duke Energy Convention Center/Global Spectrum
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
City of Cincinnati
801 Plum Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
The dress code for NPTC 2015 is business casual.
Other Notes/General Rules
All staff and contractors of companies participating at the NPTC 2015 Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition shall adhere to the following rules as set forth by the NPTC Annual Conference Planning Committee:
1. No unauthorized literature drops at the Conference hotels, including the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, the Hyatt Cincinnati and/or any other overflow hotels.
2. No entertainment of customers (or prospective customers) or meetings/gatherings when an official NPTC event is scheduled, either during the day or evening, from April 25, 2015 through April 28, 2015.
3. No distribution or substitution of any item in the official NPTC sponsored registration package.
4. Sunday, April 26, is the official ACT-I NPTC event, beginning at 7:00 PM at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. No other activity can be held that evening – no exceptions.
The NPTC Annual Conference Planning Committee requests that all participating companies and their staffs/contractors obey these rules as well as the spirit of these rules.