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Please review the following information very carefully to ensure that you are up to speed on all things exhibit at NPTC 2024 in Orlando, FL! Confirmed exhibiting companies must complete the Exhibitor Dashboard below. The remaining sections cover both the Pre-Event Guidelines and On-Site Procedures.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Jan 22 – Attendee Registration Opens
Feb 21 – Early-Bird Registration Discount Deadline
Feb 23 – Initial Pre-Show Registrant Datafile to Exhibitors and Sponsors

Mar 21 – Shipments Accepted at Advance Freeman Warehouse
Mar 22 – Second Pre-Show Registrant Datafile to Exhibitors and Sponsors
Mar 25 – Deadline for Freeman Online Discounts (carpet, shipping, vacuum, etc.)
Mar 30 – Hyatt Hotel Reservation Cut-Off for Discounted Room Rate

April 1 – Vehicle Inspection Form DUE (for exhibitors displaying vehicles)
Apr 12 – Deadline for Advance Shipments to Warehouse without Late Penalties
Apr 15 – Mobile Event App Available for Download by Conference Attendees
Apr 19 – Display Vehicles due at South Hall A2 between 2:00 -4:00 pm
Apr 20 – Shipments Sent Directly to Show Site ACCEPTED ON THIS DATE ONLY
Apr 29- Final Post-Show Registrant Datafile to Exhibitors

2024 Exhibit Schedule:
Orange Co. Convention Center
South Hall A2

Vehicles on Display Due @ Hall
Friday, Apr 19 — 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Booth Setup
Saturday, Apr 20 — 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, Apr 21 — 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Exhibit/Show Hours (6 Total)
Sunday, Apr 21 — 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Monday, Apr 22 — 2:30 – 5:30 pm

Booth Teardown
Monday, Apr 22 — 5:30 – 10:00 pm

EXHIBITOR DASHBOARD

Please submit the required items below no later than March 1.

All exhibitors are required to agree to and abide by the official NPTC 2024 Exhibitor Rules, Regulations, Terms and Conditions. Unless otherwise specified or required in the NPTC 2024 Exhibitor Rules and Regulations, NPTC abides by and requires that all exhibitors abide by the International Association of Exhibition and Events Exhibit Guidelines. Payment of booth fee constitutes acceptance of the booth contract and agreement to the Exhibition Rules and Regulations.

Neither NPTC nor Freeman require an EAC Form be submitted for the conference.

All exhibitors must submit the form below to signify your company agrees to adhere to
the NPTC 2024 Exhibitor Rules and Regulations.

AC Rules and Regulations Agreement

By checking the box below, I acknowledge that I have read the Rules, Regulations, Terms and Conditions governing the NPTC 2024 Exhibition at the Orange County Convention Center and do hereby agree to adhere to them.

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Once you click submit, you will receive an automated email confirmation of your submission.

As an exhibitor, your company profile (featuring an 80-word company description) will appear in the official NPTC 2024 mobile app. Click here to log into your NPTC Profile and then click the button to the right to submit your company’s information.

You must be logged-in to your NPTC Profile before clicking the button below.

All attendees, booth workers, and participants in any event or the exhibit must be registered. Full-conference registration includes admittance to all functions including the Exhibit Hall, meals, receptions, general sessions & workshops. NPTC does not offer exhibit-only passes or tickets.

Refunds are not available for paid attendee registrations when your company has complimentary registrations available to assign due to exhibit or sponsorship investment. NPTC recommends assigning any and all complimentary registrations your company is allotted before submitting paid registrations. Please contact info@nptc.org with any questions.

Click here to purchase additional paid registrations above and beyond the complimentary full-conference registrations you receive with your booth.

For any attendee updates or replacements, email Kristen Todd at ktodd@nptc.org.

Your booth reservation entitles you to complimentary full-conference attendee registration(s) based on the size of your booth:

10′ x 10′ ONE registration ($775+ value)
10′ x 20′ or 10’x 30′ TWO registrations ($1,550+ value)
20′ x 20′ or 10′ x 40′ THREE registrations ($1,950+ value)
20′ x 30′ or larger FOUR registrations ($2,600+ value)
AC Complimentary Registrations

Please select your booth size to begin assigning your complimentary booth registration(s).

Your 10x10 exhibit booth includes ONE (1) Complimentary Full Registration ($775+ value). Please enter the information for the complimentary attendee below:

Your 10x20 or 10x30 exhibit booth includes TWO (2) Complimentary Full Registrations ($1,550+ value). Please enter the information for your complimentary attendees below:

Your 20x20 or 10x40 exhibit booth includes THREE (3) Complimentary Full Registrations ($1,950+ value). Please enter the information for your complimentary attendees below:

Your 20x30 or larger exhibit booth includes FOUR (4) Complimentary Full Registrations ($2,600+ value). Please enter the information for your complimentary attendees below:

Complimentary Attendee 1

Complimentary Attendee 2

Complimentary Attendee 3

Complimentary Attendee 4

Sponsorship Investment

Is your company also a sponsor?
Click here to view the online sponsor list.

Sponsorship Level

Your Bronze sponsorship investment includes ONE (1) Complimentary Full Registration ($775+ value). Please enter the information for the complimentary attendee below:

Your Silver Sponsorship Investment includes TWO (2) Complimentary Full Registrations ($1,550+ value). Please enter the information for the two complimentary attendees below:

Your Gold Sponsorship investment includes THREE (3) Complimentary Full Registrations ($1,950+ value). Please enter the information for the three complimentary attendees below:

Your Platinum Sponsorship investment includes FOUR (4) or more Complimentary Full Registrations ($2,600+ value). Please enter your attendees' complete contact details below. 

Sponsorship Complimentary Attendee 1

Sponsorship Complimentary Attendee 2

Sponsorship Complimentary Attendee 3

Please type in 1. Name, 2. Title, 3. Phone, and 4. Email Address for your complimentary attendees. If complete information as outlined is not provided for each attendee, we can not process the registration.

Once you click submit, you will receive an automated email confirmation of your submission.

PRE-EVENT GUIDELINES

Freeman Company is the official exhibit hall decorator. FreemanOnline Ordering allows exhibitors to rent carpet (carpet is required in all booths), order rental furniture, electricity, internet connections, booth setup, shipping, and more with quick and accurate service. To take advantage of advance order discount rates, place orders on FreemanOnline by March 25, 2024.

Please note that neither NPTC nor Freeman requires submission of an EAC Form (Exhibitor Appointed Contractor).

Booth Space includes: 

  • one 11″ x 17″ exhibitor company identification sign (inline booths only)
  • Complimentary full registration(s) based on booth size (includes Exhibit Hall access and all Annual Conference sessions and meals). Additional full registrations available at regular rates.
  • Company profile in conference mobile app
  • Two pre- and one post-event attendee datafile (email addresses of attendees not available)
  • NOT INCLUDED: carpet (required — available for rent from Freeman); shipping, material handling, labor, sign-hanging; furniture and equipment rentals; booth cleaning; booth electricity; utilities and internet service.

Approved Service Providers

Exhibit Hall DECORATOR
(carpet, supplies, etc.)

Exhibitor Support
(888) 508-5054
exhibitorsupport@freeman.com

In-Booth ELECTRICITY
utilities, rigging, electricity

Carole Fila
o (407) 685-5504
carole.fila@occc.net

In-Booth INTERNET
internet, telecom

Jennifer Mezquita
o (407) 685-2019 | c (407) 493-0604
jmezquita@smartcity.com

In-Booth AUDIO/VISUAL

Stacey Sanchez
c (407) 212-0274
stacey.sanchez@lmg.net

In-Booth CATERING

Email info@nptc.org to receive prior approval for any in-booth catering.

Allison Pandy
o (407) 685-5546
allison.pandy@centerplate.com

NPTC has a block of sleeping rooms reserved at the special rate of $245.00 per night. To make your hotel reservations within the NPTC room block, please contact the NPTC 2024 Headquarters Hotel, the Hyatt Regency Orlando, directly at (402) 593-5048 or use the link to the right. The cut-off date to guarantee the discounted group rate at the Hyatt is March 30, 2024. More information about the hotel as well as parking information is available here.

Protect Yourself From Potential Scammers: It has come to our attention that some NPTC members and/or attendees have received emails or phone calls from individuals claiming to be associated with NPTC and/or the Hotel who are offering reduced room rates for the 2024 Annual Conference. Please be advised that neither the Hyatt nor NPTC would ever contact you to discuss, increase, or lower your room rate or adjust your accommodations in any way.

Attendees should only use the link above to make hotel reservations. If you have any questions, please email support@nptc.org or call (703)683-1300.

Advanced Shipment Arrival

Warehouse Address:  Arrival by April 12, 2024

Exhibiting Company Name / Booth #
NPTC 2024 — c/o FREEMAN
10088 General Drive
Orlando, FL 32824

Freeman will accept crated, boxed or skidded materials beginning March 21, 2024 at the above address. Shipments arriving after April 12, 2024, will be received at the warehouse with an additional after-deadline charge. Warehouse materials are accepted at the warehouse Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM. If required, provide your carrier with this phone number: (888) 508-5054.

Shipping Direct to Show

Show Site Address: ARRIVAL ON SATURDAY April 20, 2024 ONLY

Exhibiting Company Name / Booth #
NPTC 2024 — c/o FREEMAN
9800 International Drive, South Hall A2
Orlando, FL 32819-8111

Freeman will receive shipments at the exhibit hall facility on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Shipments arriving before this date may be refused by the facility. Any charges incurred for early freight accepted by the facility are the responsibility of the Exhibitor. If required, provide your carrier with this phone number: (888) 508-5054.

Please note: Any materials received by Freeman are subject to Material Handling Charges and are the responsibility of the Exhibitor. This also applies to items not ordered through the Official Show Vendors. Refer to the material handling form for charges for the service. Please be aware that disposal of exhibit properties is not included as part of your material handling charges. Please contact Freeman for your quoted rates and rules applicable to disposal of your exhibit properties.

NPTC does not require that a copy of your certificate be on-file with us.

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, Orange County Convention Center and Orange County, Florida, as an additional insured. If needed, below is the address for each additional insured. Exhibitor shall furnish to NPTC a certificate of insurance (COI) evidencing the above requirements upon reasonable request by NPTC.

Orange County Government, Florida
101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801

Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Fax: 407-685-9884

National Private Truck Council
2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201
Fax: 815-572-9582

You can view the up-to-date registrant list anytime online here. As an included exhibitor benefit, you will receive three separate electronic datafiles of registered attendees – one on February 23, one on March 22, and a final datafile of attendees following the event (dates/timing subject to change). The datafile will include registrant name, title, company, full address, and phone (email addresses are NOT available). Datafiles are not available outside of the dates listed above, nor are any other data fields or custom data sorts provided.

NPTC prohibits blast/mass promotional emails or mass cold-calls to attendees.

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 does not share attendee information or data with third-party companies. We urge all exhibitors to ignore any email claiming to provide attendee information for an NPTC event. If you receive such a notice, you can forward the email to support@nptc.org so we can ask the company to cease and desist.

The NPTC 2024 mobile event app, sponsored by J. J. Keller & Associates will be available for download in early April on the Apple App Store and Google. Keep an eye on the Weekly Update for the official announcement.

Exhibitor listings are included in the app so that attendees have access to your information right at their fingertips! Sponsors are also featured prominently in the app.

Exhibitors may use the images below to promote the event on their social media channels with hashtag #NPTC2024

Please note: printed material using conference images or the NPTC logo requires advance approval by NPTC — send proof to sporter@nptc.org.

Square Image

2×1 Image

Banner Image

Exhibitor’s failure to occupy booth is not subject to refund.

Relocation Requests

Exhibitors wishing to change their booth location should email sporter@nptc.org with the details of their request including preferred new location. At NPTC discretion, an exhibitor may be allowed a one-time booth relocation at no charge; any future relocations will be subject to NPTC approval and a $500 administrative fee.

Downsizing

If exhibitor choses to downsize by selecting a smaller booth space, the following policy will apply: prior to January 22, 2024, exhibitor will be entitled to a refund of the cost deferential; from January 22, 2024, to March 7, 2024 (90 to 45 days out), 50% of the cost deferential will be refunded; after March 7, 2024 (less than 45 days out), exhibitor will not be entitled to a cost deferential refund but will be responsible for payment in full of the larger booth.

Cancellations

Prior to January 22, 2024, there will be a $500.00 penalty if exhibitor cancels booth reservation (unless booth is greater than 800-square-feet in which 50% of booth cost is non-refundable). From January 22, 2024, to March 7, 2024 (90 to 45 days out), booth cancellation will result in a penalty of 50% of the total cost of the booth. After March 7, 2024 (less than 45 days out), exhibitor is responsible for full payment of the booth cost; no refunds or credits will be issued after March 7, 2024 – no exceptions.

ONSITE POLICIES AND INFORMATION

Booth Setup
Saturday, Apr 20 — 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, Apr 21 — 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Exhibit/Show Hours (6 Total)
Sunday, Apr 21 — 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Monday, Apr 22 — 2:30 – 5:30 pm

Booth Teardown
Monday, Apr 22 — 5:30 – 10:00 pm

Attendee packet pickup begins Saturday afternoon at the Registration Desk located outside South Hall A2 of the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.

At the registration desk, your attendees will receive their badge and conference materials packet. Attendees must wear their badge at all times during the event. You and/or your attendees may enter the exhibit hall on Saturday morning to setup your booth prior to picking up your badge and registration materials.

Registration Desk Hours

Saturday, 4/20    2:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, 4/21      9:00am – 5:30pm
Monday, 4/22      7:30am – 4:00pm

The meeting for priority selection of 2025 exhibit booth spaces will take place on-site in Orlando on Monday, April 22, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., in the Orange County Convention Center. Someone from your company should plan to attend in-person in order to ensure your preferred booth space for NPTC 2025.

The selection process is a lottery system (similar to a sports-draft) whereby priority is based on current Conference exhibit and sponsorship support and longevity of NPTC membership. When your company is called in order of priority at this meeting, you will have the immediate opportunity to select your exhibit booth location for NPTC 2025. This is a fast-paced meeting that usually takes about an hour. Watch your email for more information on this important meeting.

No entertainment of customers (or prospective customers) or meetings/gatherings are permitted when an official NPTC event is scheduled, either during the day or evening, from April 21 through April 23, 2024. Sunday, April 21 is the official ACT-1 Gala Reception, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. No other activity can be held that evening – no exceptions.

NPTC also prohibits the distribution or substitution of any item in the official NPTC sponsored registration package.

All motor vehicles on display must FIRST check-in at the Freeman Marshalling Yard, 10088 General Drive, Orlando, FL 32824, prior to arriving at the Orange County Convention Center, West Hall D.  Once checked-in at the Marshalling Yard, your vehicle will be approved to continue on to the OCCC West Hall D, located about 8 miles away. Remember to check that your fuel level is below a quarter tank full.

► Directions and map to Freeman Marshalling Yard
► Directions and map from Marshalling Yard to OCCC West Hall D

Vehicles arriving at the OCCC West Hall D must be “checked-in” by security before they are permitted on the exhibit hall floor. Your vehicle must arrive at the South Hall A2 Loading Door of OCCC between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM on Friday, April 19, 2024. Requirements: (1) vehicle’s gas tank is required to have 1/4 tank of fuel OR less; (2) gas-cap must be locked or taped shut; and (3) after the vehicle is moved into place on the show floor, the battery is required to be disconnected. A Vehicle Safety Inspection Form will be provided that must be submitted at security check-in.

While Truck-Trailers on display do not need to be “checked-in” (unless the tractor is staying in the booth), they must also arrive at the South Hall A2  Loading Door of OCCC between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM on Friday, April 19, 2024, for EARLY move-in.

. Vehicle MOVE-IN

Following security guard “check-in” at the South Hall A2 door between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM on Friday, April 19, 2024, your driver will be directed by show management or Freeman staff to immediately drive the truck into the hall and to your booth space where he/she can position the unit in its final display location – if ordering carpet from Freeman, it will be in-place prior to vehicle move-in. If you are bringing your own carpet, you will want to have it installed prior to vehicle move-in but not before 11:00 AM on Friday, April 19, 2024; access to the hall for early carpet install is permitted and must be coordinated and confirmed with Freeman. You are welcome to have someone from your staff be present (other than the driver) to ensure your vehicle is positioned properly in your booth at that time.

Vehicle MOVE-OUT

All vehicles on display will be directed by Freeman staff for move-out. Please have your driver on-hand and present in the hall by 5:30 PM on Monday, April 22, 2024, at your booth. Once the majority of the aisle carpet is pulled from the floor, the loading doors will be opened and vehicles will be lead off the floor. Most vehicles will vacate the hall by 7:00 PM.

Instructions for Your Driver

When your driver arrives at the Orange County Convention Center, South Hall A2, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, on Friday, April 19 between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM, there will be parking available to stage your vehicle just outside the South Hall A2 loading door. Your driver can wait with their vehicle until directed to enter the building via the A2 loading door by Freeman staff or show management.

No Lead Retrieval Systems Offered

NPTC does NOT offer or operate automated lead retrieval systems. Exhibitors are welcome to use a compact business card scanner.

NPTC Door Prizes

NPTC will give-away five (5) $100 giftcards (sponsored by NPTC) to randomly-selected fleet members in attendance at 2:50pm on each day. This is for NPTC only and does not involve an opportunity for exhibitors.

Then, NPTC will give-away one (1) $500 giftcard (also sponsored by NPTC) to a randomly-selected fleet member in attendance at about 5:10pm each day. This is for NPTC only and does not involve an opportunity for exhibitors.

Public Announcements for Exhibitor Prizes

At about 5:15pm each day, giveaway winners for exhibitors (fleets only and maximum of three per day) will be announced in the Exhibit Hall and directed to your booth to claim their prize.  If the fleet attendee is not in the hall and/or doesn’t come to your booth before closing at 5:30pm to collect their prize, then you will need to ship their prize to them after the event.

You can view/print the entry form here and they will be available onsite at the NPTC  booth at the front of the hall anytime until 5:00pm each day.

Press Conferences / Press Room / Press Relations

NPTC does not provide press conference sessions or scheduling in conjunction with the conference. Moreover, a dedicated press room is not available. For more information about NPTC’s policy and press relations, please contact Tom Moore at tmoore@nptc.org.

Advertising Opportunities

Please note advertising is not offered in the attendee materials. If you are looking for increased visibility, we encourage you to consider becoming a sponsor. Contact Serena Porter at sporter@nptc.org for more information.

Literature Drops NOT PERMITTED

Hotel room or other literature drops are NOT PERMITTED under any circumstances, as per the NPTC Exhibitor Rules and Regulations and official policy of the NPTC Annual Conference Planning Committee.

Attendee Attire

The attendee dress code for the event is business casual.

NPTC Event Management Contacts

Tom Moore, CTP, EVP
tmoore@nptc.org
Programming / Content / Speakers / Schedule
CTP Program / Awards / Photographer
Trade Press Relations/ Publications
George Mundell, EVP & COO
gmundell@nptc.org
Event Administration
Exhibit Hall / Sponsorships
Public Announcements / Prizes
Serena Porter, Director, Membership & Marketing
sporter@nptc.org
Membership / Mobile App
Exhibitor Management
Website / Online Payments
2025 Booth Reservations
Kristen Todd, Director, Education & Certification
ktodd@nptc.org
Registration / Cancellations / Refunds
CTP Program
On-site Registration Desk
  1. Exactly which hall at OCCC is the NPTC 2024 Exhibition located in?
    South Hall A2
  2. Does my company need to be a member of NPTC to be an exhibitor?
    No, but if your company is a member of NPTC, you are eligible for significantly discounted rates to exhibit and attend. For more information on membership and to join, click here. To see if your company is already a member, click here.
  3. Is special permission required to hang a sign above my booth?
    No, but hanging-signs are only permitted to be hung above ISLAND booths. Hanging and associated labor for signs must be ordered through the OCCC rigging service; click here for rigging guidelines.
  4. How do I check to see who is already registered as an attendee from my company?
    Click here for a real-time listing of registered attendees in company alpha-order.
  5. Can I pick up name-badges and registrant materials for other members of my company’s staff?
    Visit the registration desk in the South Hall A2 foyer of the Orange County Convention Center during open hours (click here to view registration desk hours). Note: You and/or your attendees may enter the exhibit hall on Saturday morning to setup your booth prior to picking up your badge and registration materials.
  6. Can I and/or my company’s attendees participate in the general sessions and educational workshops?
    Yes, all registrants are welcome and encouraged to participate in all activities, including general sessions, educational workshops, meal and social functions, awards ceremonies and the exhibit hall.
  7. Does NPTC offer exhibit-only badges, passes or tickets for booth workers or others? 
    No, a full, paid/comp registration is required to access the exhibit hall and/or any event or activity at NPTC. Your booth worker staff must be registered with either a COMP full registration or a regular paid full registration. No exceptions.
  8. Can I and/or my company’s staff register onsite, in-person in Orlando?  Is there any registration rate cost difference between advance purchase versus onsite purchase?
    Yes, onsite registration is available at the Registration Desk in the foyer of the South Hall A2 at the Orange County Convention Center. Registration rates are the same for advance and onsite purchase.
  9. If I am unavailable to participate in the 2025 booth selection meeting onsite in Orlando, can/should I send someone from my company in my absence?
    Yes, definitely. If you want to have advance priority booth selection to secure your preferred booth location, you must have someone from your company participate IN-PERSON at the live meeting scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2024, at 1:00 pm at the Orange County Convention Center. Additional information and specific instructions will be emailed to all exhibitors just prior to the start of NPTC 2024.
  10. Can I share my booth with another company?
    Assigned booth space is for the exclusive use by the contracted exhibiting company only. Sharing/sub-leasing booth space is not allowed. See Exhibitor Rules and Regulations for specifics.
  11. Are there pre-formatted labels for shipping our booth materials to the advance warehouse or show site?
    Yes, click here for downloadable labels and complete shipping instructions.
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