Conference Information and Regulations

MAC will provide each exhibitor with:

  • One power outlet for each booth
  • One 6' table (with linen) and 2 chairs with trash bin

Exhibitor Introduction and Giveaways

To give you even greater visibility, MAC will give the opportunity to each supplier company to briefly introduce themselves to attendees and describe what their company offers MAC members.  We will also conclude the 2017 conference with the popular exhibitor giveaway on Friday, June 2. At this time, many exhibitors also raffle or give away an item to one of the attendees who stopped by their booth during the conference.

This is stated here for information only — exhibitors are not required to bring an item for the giveaway.

Exhibit Area Assignments

Exhibit assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Areas are reserved only when registration form/contract and full payment of fees are received by MAC. Checks should be made payable to Marketing Association of Credit Unions, must accompany the registration form/contract and be sent to:

Marketing Association of Credit Unions
PO Box 873
Lompoc, CA 93438

Credit cards (Visa, MC, AmEx) are also accepted when you submit this form. A fee of 50% of the registration fee will be applied to all cancellations received in writing on or before April 1, 2017. No refunds will be made after that date.

Exhibit Representatives

All representatives staffing a booth are required to be registered for the conference. A minimum of one and a maximum of three people staffing each booth space at any time is allowed.

Each exhibit booth registration includes one complimentary full conference registration, which includes conference program; access to all educational sessions; lunch on Wednesday and Thursday; as well as admission to the early-bird reception on Tuesday evening, the opening reception on Wednesday evening, and the awards ceremony and banquet on Thursday evening. Additional booth staff will be $299 per person.

Exhibit Setup and Tear Down

Exhibiting materials may be sent in advance.  Shipping for MAC Conference should be delivered on Friday, May 26, 2017. A deliver address will be provided. 

Shipments made or received more than 3 days prior to the start of the event will not be accepted. 

Installation of exhibits may begin at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and must be completed by 6:00 pm that afternoon. No exhibits may be torn down or removed before 12:30 pm on Friday, June 2, 2017. Tear-down must be completed and all exhibit materials must be removed from the exhibit hall by 4:00 pm on Friday, June 2, 2017.

Failure to Occupy Space

Any space not occupied by 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, will be forfeited by the exhibitor. MAC reserves the right to reassign or use the space without refund.

Emergency

In the event that the conference is cancelled, postponed or relocated on account of fire, strikes, government regulations, casualties, acts of God, or other causes beyond the control of the Association, the exhibitor waives any and all claim to damages and agrees that the sole liability of the Marketing Association of Credit Unions shall be to return to each exhibitor their rental payment.

Station or Liability Indemnification

Neither the Marketing Association of Credit Unions nor the Park Central San Francisco, nor any agent or employee thereof will be liable for loss of or damage to the exhibitor’s property from fire, theft, or any other causes, or for personal injury to agents or employees of the exhibitor. The exhibitor agrees to indemnity and hold harmless the Marketing Association of Credit Unions and Park Central San Francisco, its representatives, employees and agents from any and all claims from property damage or personal injury by whomsoever sustained including the exhibitor, its agents or employees. Exhibitors desiring special security precautions should arrange for private guard service at their own expense.

Exhibit Dimensions

The Association will provide one 10’ (deep) x 8’ (wide) space to each exhibitor. Displays are not to exceed eight feet in height and may not obstruct the view of adjacent exhibitors. No display should exceed these restrictions unless approved prior to the conference by the Association. Pipe and drape will not be provided.

Admission

The Marketing Association of Credit Unions shall have sole control over all admission policies at all times. All persons visiting the exhibit and/or staff in the booths must wear their conference name badge while in the exhibit hall. Security personnel will check name badges for admittance. No exceptions!

Special Restrictions

  • Exhibitors are prohibited from direct selling (the exchange of any monies including cash, check or charge/credit cards) of their products or services from their booth. The conference is only for display of these products and services. Discount selling of display items at the close of the program is permitted (except food and beverages, which must be approved through the hotel). Giveaways are permitted.
  • Exhibitors are prohibited from using amplified equipment of any nature without permission from the Association. Permission granted for the use of such equipment must not interfere with adjacent exhibitors or other activities on the floor.
  • Exhibitors must confine activities to the space for which they have contracted. Exhibitors will not be permitted to use strolling equipment or distribute samples or souvenirs except within their booths. Any action that may undermine the efforts of another exhibitor will not be permitted.
  • Decorations and displays must be of non-flammable material or must be treated for fire prevention by an approved method. All display materials must be flame-proof and subject to inspection by the local fire department. No flammable fluids or substances may be used or shown in booths. Advice in methods and materials may be obtained from the hotel and/or conference coordinator.
  • Exhibits which in design or operation are objectionable in the opinion of the Association will be prohibited.
  • Any activities, side trips, cocktail parties, or events sponsored by the exhibitor must be approved by the Association in advance by contacting Julie Dunn at events@macnetwork.org. Any sponsored event must be open-access for the participation of exhibitors and attendees. No activities will be approved if scheduled during the official conference or exhibit hours.