Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 9:00am to Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12:15pm Annual Conference
Over 300 home care agency decision-makers are expected to attend. The Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association Annual Conference attracts a wide variety of home health, hospice , private duty, HME/Infusion administrators, financial officers, owners and clinicians from private, public and not-for-profit home care environments.
Excellent networking opportunities through:
Ÿ u Non-conflicting exhibition hours;
Ÿ u Conference Grand Opening Reception;
Ÿ u Continental breakfast served in the Exhibit Hall;
Ÿ u Exhibitor/participant Game (to get attendees to booth)
Ÿ u Exhibitors joining attendees for lunch on Thursday;
Ÿ u Booth staff from member exhibiting companies have
access to educational programming;
Ÿ u Recognition in the conference program book;
Ÿ u Mailing list of attendees 2 weeks prior; and,
u Exhibitor Raffle - donate items to be raffled at Thursday Awards Luncheon .
Early Bird Rate (postmarked on or before 2/10/17)
$575.00 member $950.00 nonmember
Standard Rate (postmarked after 2/10/17)
$650.00 member $1050.00 nonmember
Please call for information on multi-booth discounts
Payment and Cancellation Policy
Payment must accompany each application. Space will not be held until payment is received. Checks should be made payable to “MHHA.” Notification of withdrawal must be made in writing and received on or before Friday, March 3, 2017, for a refund of 50% of exhibit fees. No refunds will be made after March 3, 2017.
Products or services displayed must be related to the home care industry. All requests to exhibit will be considered. Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Full payment and a signed contract must accompany each request to exhibit.
Included in registration:
- 8’ X 10’ draped, carpeted booth;
- 2’ X 6’ skirted table, 2 chairs, wastebasket;
- Company identification sign at booth;
Ÿ u Tickets for Thursday’s Luncheon;
Ÿ u Two representatives per booth. Additional representatives
can attend at $130.00 each;
Ÿ u Entrance to educational program for member exhibitors
(booth staff only); and,
Ÿ u A copy of the 2016 Annual Conference attendee list upon
Electrical is available for a cost of $40.00 per day for a Quad, 20 Amp. Please indicate on the Exhibit Registration form that electrical is needed and forward the payment to the MHHA office, not Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Additional charges will apply if services are not requested before the conference date. If additional services are required (phone, Internet etc.), those are also on the enclosed form.
Subletting/Sharing of Space
The subletting or sharing of space is not permitted unless it is between divisions of the same company. Written requests for such arrangement must be approved by the Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association.
Limitation of Liability
The Exhibit Hall will be secured by the Conference Center when it is not open, but such service is in no case to be interpreted by exhibitors as guaranteeing them against loss, damage, or injury of any kind. The exhibiting organization will be responsible for insuring its own property to its full value. Storage of exhibit materials will not be permitted behind booth draping. Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association (MHHA), its service contractors, the management of the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, or any of the officers, staff members or directors of any of the aforesaid parties will not be responsible for any loss, damage, or injury whatsoever or however arising, which may occur to an exhibitor, his representative, or to his or their property or wares, arising from any cause whatsoever prior, during, or subsequent to the period of this exhibit. Each exhibitor, by signing an application to exhibit, expressly understands the Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association and the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa are released from any and all claims for any such loss, damage, or injury. In the event of the failure or plain inability to fulfill this contract due to war, governmental action or order, act of God, fire, strikes, labor disputes, or any other causes beyond the control of MHHA the agreement shall be immediately terminated, and in such event the exhibitor shall and does hereby waive any claim to damages or any other recovery.
The Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association will sponsor a raffle during the lunch on Thursday afternoon. Raffles must be open to everyone attending the 2017 Conference. Exhibit representatives should bring their raffle prize to the MHHA registration desk before 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Please see your exhibitor kit and onsite registration packet for additional information. Completed Bingo Cards will be used for ALL raffle drawings
The use of live or recorded music is not permitted in the exhibit hall.
Receive added exposure for non-members by purchasing a link on the MHHA webpage for an additional fee of $150.00. MHHA will provide a direct link to your organization’s webpage. MHHA Members receive this link complimentary!
All representatives of exhibiting organizations must check in at the exhibit hall registration desk before setting up their exhibits. Exhibit booths must be staffed during all exhibit hours by authorized employees of the exhibiting company who are able to explain or demonstrate the products or services on display. Each representative of an exhibiting company must wear an official conference name badge at all times while in the exhibit area. Orders may be taken, but direct selling is prohibited. Exhibitors may not tear down or move materials during open exhibit hours. Exhibits must be removed by 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017. It is expected that violators of this contract will respond to request for correction. Dismissal from the exhibit hall may result from violation of this contract as determined solely by MHHA. In the event of such eviction, MHHA is not liable for any refunds of exhibition expenses.
Exhibits must be completely contained within the booth, items extending into the aisle will be moved or removed by the show management. Exhibits must abide by all laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to health, fire prevention, and public safety affecting participation in the exhibit hall.
These official rules and regulations together with the Exhibit Application and Contract and the confirmation of assignment constitute the entire agreement for the right to use the space allotted. No verbal understanding will be recognized by MHHA.
At Your Service…
Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association:
Cindy Thelen, Director of Membership Services
2140 University Park Drive, Suite 220,
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: 517/349-8089 ext. 16 Fax: 517/349-8090
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa:
Becky Savage, Conference Services Manager
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
100 Grand Traverse Blvd.
Acme, MI 49610-0404
Phone: 231/534-6000 Fax: 231/543-6152
Art Craft Display Company:
Dale Edly, General Manager
3140 Three Mile Road, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 48544
Exhibit Hall Hours
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Registration 9:00 a.m.
Booth Installation Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Opening Reception 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Continental Breakfast 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Break 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Exhibit Marketplace 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Luncheon/Raffle 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Booth Dismantle 1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.