Why should you attend?
Over 300 home health care agency decision-makers are ex- pected to attend. The Michigan Association for Home Care (formerly Michigan Home Health Association) Annual Con- ference attracts a wide variety of home health administrators, financial officers, owners and clinicians from private, public and not-for-profit home health environments.
Excellent networking opportunities through:
- Non-conflicting exhibition hours;
- Conference Grand Opening Reception;
- Continental breakfast served in the Exhibit Hall;
- Exhibitor Bingo
- Exhibitors joining attendees for lunch on Thursday;
- Booth staff from member exhibiting companies have access to educational programming;
- Recognition in the conference program book;
- Mailing list to do a pre-show mailing 2 weeks prior; and,
- Company listed on Michigan Home Care Website as an exhibitor.
Early Bird Rates: (postmarked on or before 2/7/14)
Standard Rates: (postmarked after 2/7/14)
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 “Michigan Foundation for Home Care.” Notification of withdrawal must be made in writing and received on or be- fore Friday, March 7, 2014, for a refund of 50% of exhibit fees. No refunds will be made after March 7, 2014.
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.
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 inter- preted by exhibitors as guaranteeing them against loss, dam- age, 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 Association for Home Care, its ser- vice contractors, the management of the Grand Traverse Re- sort 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 ex- hibitor, by signing an application to exhibit, expressly under- stands the Michigan Association for Home Care 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, gov- ernmental action or order, act of God, fire, strikes, labor dis- putes, or any other causes beyond the control of Michigan Home Care 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 Association for Home Care will sponsor a raffle during the lunch on Thursday afternoon. Raffles must be open to everyone attending the 2014 Conference. Exhibit rep- resentatives should bring their raffle prize to the Michigan Home Care registration desk before 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Please see your exhibitor kit and onsite regis- tration 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.
Key Contacts At Your Service…
Michigan Association for Home Care
Cindy Thelen, Director of Membership Services
2140 University Park Drive, Suite 220,
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: 517/349-8089 ext. 16
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Becky Savage, Conference Services Manager
100 Grand Traverse Blvd.
Acme, MI 49610-0404
Art Craft Display Company
Dale Edly, General Manager
3140 Three Mile Road, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 48544
Included in registration:
- 8’ X 10’ draped, carpeted booth;
- 2’ X 6’ skirted table, 2 chairs, wastebasket;
- Company identification sign at booth;
- Tickets for Thursday’s Luncheon;
- Two representatives per booth. Additional representatives can attend at $130.00 each;
- Entrance to educational program for member exhibitors(booth staff only); and,
- A copy of the 2013 Annual Conference attendee list upon request.
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 Michigan Home Care 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 should also be indicated on the electrical services form. The form is also included in full Exhibitor Registration Packet.
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 Associa- tion for Home Care.
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 15, 2014. 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 Michigan Home Care. In the event of such eviction, Michigan Home Care 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 Michigan Home Care.
Receive added exposure for non-members by purchasing a link on the Michigan Home Care webpage for an additional fee of $150.00. Michigan Home Care will provide a direct link to your organization’s webpage. Michigan Home Care Members receive this link complimentary! For other sponsorship opportunities, be sure to visit the sponsorship opportunity page on this website. Or, download the sponsorship opportunity form.
Exhibit Hall Hours
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Registration 9:00 am
Booth Installation Noon – 4:00 pm
Opening Reception 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Continental Breakfast 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Exhibit Hall Break 9:30 am – 9:45 am
Exhibit Marketplace 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Luncheon/Raffle 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Booth Dismantle 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
All payments for Exhibitor/Sponsorship Opportunities should be made payable to:
Michigan Foundation for Home Care
2140 University Park Drive, Suite 220
Okemos, MI 48864