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Sponsor/Exhibitor Resources

***** Important Scam Alert - Please Read ****

Michigan Realtors® has learned that there has been a company attempting to secure housing for exhibitors and or sponsors at The Convention. The company call themselves Expo Housing Services and they DO NOT represent Michigan Realtors® or have access to any of our hotel room blocks, attendee contact information, or the ability to sell booth space for any Michigan Realtors® events. Michigan Realtors® does not use an outside agency to secure hotel accommodations or exhibit space for our events nor do not plan to anytime soon. Please share this information with anyone on your staff or in the industry who may receive a solicitation. For questions on sponsor/exhibitor opportunities, contact me today!

Jenn Morden
Project Specialist
517.334.5548
email

 

New for 2017 in the Expo...

  • Flexible hours, not fatiguing hours...
  • Who doesn't like to start their morning with coffee and networking?...
  • First Timer Lounge...relax, have fun, meet new people...
  • First round on you! Sponsor a bar...

Expo Bar Sponsor

Is your company interested in driving traffic to their booth, as well as increasing attendee interaction? 

Sponsor the Expo Bar! 

Your business will be able to distribute drink tickets to the attendees. Limited number of drink tickets will be given, and will be based on the number of attendees registered. Attendees will need to visit your booth in order to receive their drink ticket to the expo bars. Multiple sponsorships are available, with up to four bars available on Wednesday for Happy Hour in the Expo and Thursday during the Expo. 

Each bar is $1,000 to sponsor. 

Contact Jenn Morden at jmorden@mirealtors.com.

Wednesday, September 27th Expo Bar Sponsors
3 Available

Thursday, September 28th Expo Bar Sponsors
4 Available


FAQ: Sponsors and Exhibitors

1. How many attendees will there be at The Convention?

Average of 1,100 attend The Convention.

2. Where will the Expo be?

DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

3. How do I become a sponsor and or exhibitor?

Sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor registration forms can be found through the links above this Q&A.

  • Complete the Sponsorship/Exhibitor Registration Form. Be sure to include your booth choices, and what level of sponsorship (if applicable) is filled out.
  • Once the registration form has been received, the floor plan will be updated online, with your booth selection.
  • A confirmation, along with a receipt of payment, will be sent to your registered email address.
  • Please be sure to send a logo, as soon as possible, preferably in EPS, PDF, PNG, TIF, JPG format, to tobrecht@mirealtors.com. This will be used on our website and for promotions of The Convention.
  • Updates and correspondence will be sent periodically to keep you informed of The Convention details.

Contact Jenn Morden at jmorden@mirealtors.com or expo@mirealtors.com for additional information.

4. What are the benefits of sponsorship? 

Early sign-up really increases the partnership value.

Our organization represents over 28,500 industry professionals working across all facets of the housing and commercial real estate realms. 

An exhibit and sponsorship opportunity at this annual industry event allows companies to showcase products and solutions to professionals working across all facets of the housing and commercial real estate realms.

  • Recognition as an event partner on event signage
  • Logo and link on Michigan Realtors® Convention Web site
  • Acknowledgement in The Convention Program Book
  • Acknowledgement in November Michigan Realtor® Magazine
  • The Convention pre and post attendee roster

5. I’m already a registered sponsor and or exhibitor...What information do I need?

Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration: 2 complimentary registrations for The Convention are included with each 10x10 exhibitor booth registration. Additional attendees may also register at a fee of $85.00 before 9/1. After 9/1, the fee is $95.00, and onsite, the fee is $105.00. There are complimentary registrations included within sponsorship packages, and vary depending on the level. Contract signees will receive an emailed code to use when registering their attendees for The Convention. Please be sure to use your complimentary exhibitor promo code when registering.

6. Badge Pickup On-site

Registration is required of everyone attending the Expo. Badges can be picked up at The Convention Concierge located on the 2nd floor of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel at Registration 1 & 2. All exhibitor badges will be distributed on-site. Expo Only registrations for additional attendees can be purchased in advance for $85.00 thru 9/1/2017. Badges and registrations are non-transferable. To register company attendees, view Exhibitor Resources below.

A Welcome Packet will be in your booth upon arrival. This packet contains information regarding events on the Expo Floor, prize drawings, and the latest expo developments. Please review this information for the latest Expo developments.

 7. When does my booth need to be staffed? 

  • Set-up by 3:00 pm on Wednesday
  • Staff your booth at all Expo OPEN times
  • Respect other Exhibitors with your choice in booth set-up
  • Tear down booth at or after 6:00 pm on Thursday 

 8. Setup & Expo Hours

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Get your booth set up

Where: DeVos Place 

9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Wednesday, Sept. 27
Cheers! You're awesome meeting! Exhibitors attend.
Where: Pre-function space along the river
2:00 - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 27 Welcome Reception after Grand Assembly 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Thursday, Sept. 28

Energy Boost W/ Exhibitors before Rise & Shine Keynote

Where: DeVos Place

8:00 - 9:00 am
Thursday, Sept. 28
Networking Lunch in the EXPO
12:00 - 1:15 pm
Thursday, Sept. 28
 Expo Open – Network w/ attendees 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 - 6:00 pm
Thursday, Sept. 28 Exhibit Booths Tear Down 6:00 - 9:00 pm

8. Exhibit Services & Security

Art Craft is the exhibit services provider for the Expo and will be in DeVos Place during setup and dismantling of exhibits. Additional fees may apply for equipment and services not ordered in advance. Exhibitors will have access to the Expo Hall during published Expo hours and setup/tear down times only. DeVos Place will be locked and secured during non-show hours, so please do not leave anything in your booth that you may need.

9. Expo Floor Plan

While every effort is made to maintain the configuration of the Expo Floor Plan, the Michigan Realtors® reserves the right to modify the floor plan up to the start of the Expo, as determined solely by the facility and event organizers. 

10. Show Colors 

Red - pms coated 1797 c / Black - pms coated 440 c

 


11. Vehicle Rules & Regulations

Do you plan on having a vehicle as part of your booth display? If so, please let Jenn Morden know as soon as possible by contacting her at jmorden@mirealtors.com.

  • You may have a vehicle in any booth, but it CANNOT block an exit.
  • We will need the vehicle dimensions and weight PRIOR to the EXPO.
  • Please see attached rules and regulations regarding your vehicle on-site.


Exhibitors List

Exhibitor
Booth#
American Home Shield
20
America's Preferred Home Warranty
5
AmeriFirst Home Mortgage  88
Art Van Furniture
23, 14
ATA National Title Group 74, 75
Ayers Basement Systems
69
Best Homes Title Agency 62
Beth Rose Real Estate & Auctions 48
Caliber Home Loans 59
CE Marketplace 90
Century 21 Real Estate LLC 36, 37
Chemical Bank 19
Citizens Bank 82
City2Shore Real Estate 60, 61
Commission Express of Michigan
42
Corcoran Consulting & Coaching 8
Cutco Closing Gifts 85
Devon Title Agency
80
DTE Energy 47
EasiLoans, LLC 52
Enovative Technologics
18
Exit Realty Corp, USA
50
EXP Realty
43
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
56, 57, 58
First American Title 46
Flagstar Bank
65
GreenStone Farm Credit Services 10
Guaranteed Rate
83
HMS Home Warranty
55
Home Closing Gifts 24
Hondros College of Business
35
Howard Hanna Real Estate
84
Independent Bank
49
Lake Michigan Credit Union
27
Level One Bank
41
Liberty Title Agency
40
Lighthouse Group 15
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
7
Michigan Auctioneers Association
6
Michigan First Mortgage Inc.
79
Michigan Movers Association
3
Michigan Regional Information Center 76
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
89

Mortgage 1 Inc.

11
MSHDA
32
Next Door Photos
34
Northern Great Lakes Realtors MLS
68
OnCourse Learning
2
Pillar To Post
9
PlanOmatic
30
Pearl Insurance
31
PNC Mortgage 28
Triad AER
92
Quicken Loans 54
Realcomp II Ltd.
21, 22
Realtor.com
91
Real Estate One
64
Real Green Marketing
51
RPAC 66, 67, 78
RPR 29
SentriLock, LLC
33
ShowingTime 50
Smartzip Analytics 1
Stefek Estate Services
70
Stearns Lending, LLC 81
Summit Point Roofing
44
Supra
17
Tedder Whitlock Consulting 12
Title Connect LLC 45
Transnation Title Agency
25
Traverse City Tourism 87
Two Men & A Truck
16
USDA, Rural Development 39
VanBelkum 13
Varsity News Network
26
VaultLOCKS
4
Vizzi Media Solutions
71
Wanigas Credit Union
77
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
72, 73
ZipLogix
63
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