2018 IWDC Sales & Purchasing Convention


IWDC Register early for the #1 event in the industry.

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The deadline to register is FRIDAY, March 2, 2018


Downloadable schedule of events available here.

 


REGISTRATION FEE:

 

  • $350 per person required - Does not include optional events
  • If conducting business at any point (partial or duration) during the convention, it is REQUIRED to pay the full registration fee.

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Vendor Private Meeting Rooms

Thursday, May 17 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Interested in setting up a private meeting with a Member at the convention?

Well you are in luck! We have set up 4 rooms at the Indiana Convention Center that will be open for Vendors to make arrangements with any Members they wish to have a private meeting with.


To register for these private meeting rooms please do so through the registration link below:

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Guidelines for these Meetings:

  • 30 min - per meeting
  • Limit 2 slots per Vendor company (1 hour total) - If these time slots do not fill up by Friday, April 20th; we will open up the time slots to more than just the two per company.
  • These are no fees included in these meetings and are open to ALL Vendors.
  • Vendor then responsible to set up the meeting with Members

Quick Show Special Reference Guide:

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Read: 2018 Show Specials Instructions

                  Example Guide Here                                
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Enhancement ideas: to help create your Show Special enhancement ideas here.
 
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Submit Show Specials: To Aaron Kimball, aaron@iwdc.coop
 
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Deadline: FRIDAY, MARCH 2

 

2018 IWDC SALES & PURCHASING CONVENTION

May 15 - 17, 2018 - Indianapolis, IN

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Printable Checklist of deadlines and instructions available here.


BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY!
The success of the 2018 Sales and Purchasing Convention is dependent upon sponsorship from all Vendors. Maximize your participation; consider sponsoring the event and getting greater company exposure!


For more information on the Sponsorship Level Benefits view here.

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  • Elite Diamond Club Sponsor Fee: $2750
  • DEADLINE Friday, February 17, 2017
  • You will have two (2) time slots per Vendor Company. 30 minutes for each presentation in a designated meeting room with key IWDC Member decision makers.
  • Elite Diamond Club Sponsor Vendor Presentation instructions are available here.
  • ONLY Elite & Diamond Club Sponsors may participate in the Products Display and exclusive cocktail party on Wednesday, May 16.
  • Special sign at your booth designating it as an Elite Diamond Club Sponsor.
  • Special recognition in the show specials book and convention program guide & two additional pages for Elite & Diamond Club Sponsors only.
  • Exclusive 30 second long power-point advertisement
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  • Diamond Club Sponsor Fee: $1500
  • ONLY Elite & Diamond Club Sponsors may participate in the Products Display and exclusive cocktail party on Wednesday, May 16.
  • Special sign at your booth designating it as a Diamond Club Sponsor.
  • Special recognition in the show specials book and convention program guide & two additional pages for Elite & Diamond Club Sponsors only.
  • Exclusive 30 second long powerpoint advertisement

Contributing Sponsor:

  • Contributing Sponsor fees range from $100.00 - $1,000.00
  • IWDC is offering unique opportunities to market your products and services. These sponsorship opportunities are on a "first come, first serve basis".
  • To take advantage of them you can sign up and pay for these on the Vendor Registration site.
  • Note: these opportunities are in addition to Diamond Sponsorship and Elite Diamond Sponsorship packages and are open to ALL Vendors.
  • For more detailed information about these opportunities view here.


  • DEADLINE is FRIDAY, MARCH 2
  • VENDOR BOOTH FEE: $1,250 per booth
  • Booth Fee Includes:
    • 1 (one) 6' x 30" Black Draped Display Table
    • 2 (two) Chairs
    • 1 (one) Wastebasket
    • 1 (one) Company I.D. Sign
  • The primary registrant from your company will be the individual that will register for the company's booth needs for the entire group.
  • Each company is REQUIRED to host at least one (1) booth per company NOT per registrant.

EXHIBIT DECORATOR ORDERING:

  • Deadline Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
  • Order carpet for your booth, if you choose to have it, through Fern Company.
  • Exhibit Kit available through Fern Company online here.
  • Booth questions: Contact Kelly Weldy with Fern Company.

please_noteBooth assignments will not be made until closer to the convention date. You do not need your booth number to make any arrangements with Fern Company. Sean Norton and Jessica Keck will be making the booth assignments and these will be given directly to Fern Company.

Hotel Information is available to book your rooms now:

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Downtown

110 West Washington Street,

Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204

317-236-1800

Group Name: IWDC Sales and Purchasing Convention

Room Rates: $189 plus tax per night

Special room rates are available through April 6, 2018 or until the room block is sold out. Room rates will go up after this date! IWDC is NOT responsible for making your hotel reservations.

Ways to make your reservations:

1. Go online; group.embassysuites.com/IWDC-2018

2. Call, 317-236-1800. Please be sure to advise the Agent of your group name (IWDC Sales and Purchasing Convention)

Hotel Information is available to book your rooms now:

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The Westin Indianapolis

241 W. Washington St.

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: (317) 262-8100

Group Name: IWDC Sales and Purchasing Convention

Room Rates: $184 plus tax per night

Special room rates are available through April 6, 2018 or until the room block is sold out. Room rates will go up after this date! IWDC is NOT responsible for making your hotel reservations.

Ways to make your reservations:

1. Go online; www.starwoodmeeting.com/events

2. Call, 800 937-8467. Please be sure to advise the Agent of your group name (IWDC Sales and Purchasing Convention)

 
 
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