We are looking forward to a great conference November 4-7, 2018 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. One of the greatest benefits to all of our members are the corporate exhibits. The exhibits provide a great opportunity for one-on-one conversations about product and service offerings.
Exhibit space is available to all GMIS Illinois Corporate Members in good standing. You must be registered for GIANTS by October 1st to guarantee exhibit space assignment. If you have any questions regarding exhibiting, please contact Emily Bell, our GIANTS event coordinator.
Corporate members are strongly encouraged to participate fully at GIANTS including all of the sessions and events through Wednesday. There are also some extra special opportunities to promote your organization.
Corporate Interviews - right after the President's welcome on Monday morning we will be doing live video interviews of all the corporate members at their exhibit space. This is your chance to give a one-minute "commercial" about your organization and your offerings so that attendees know who you are and what you do.
Casino Night Celebration - On Tuesday night our entertainment function is a casino night with food, drinks and live music. Attendees will be able to gamble "GMISbucks" for chances to win raffle tickets. Attendees will be able to choose which prizes they would like to win by putting their raffle tickets in for that prize. Corporate members who wish to provide raffle prizes will be able to add them to the prize pool and receive a little extra promotion. (Corporate members are reminded to follow the Illinois State Officials and Employees Ethics Act when picking raffle items).
Exhibit Bingo - Back by popular demand, attendees will have the opportunity to earn more GMISbucks by visiting corporate exhibits and filling in a bingo card. The more exhibits attendees visit, the more GMISbucks they can earn.
Corporate Dinners - Monday night is scheduled to be "dinner on your own", however, corporate members have the option to schedule dinner outings for attendees. This is completely optional and is coordinated directly by the corporate members.
Sun 11/04 - Exhibit setup - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Mon 11/05 - Corporate Interviews - 9:00 am
Mon 11/05 and Tue 11/06 - Meals and networking breaks
Tue 11/06 - Exhibit Tear Down - 3:00 pm
No items should be shipped to the Marriott for the conference without prior notice, via email, to Lyndsey Raycraft at the Marriott. Items should not be shipped to arrive before November 3, 2017. Items shipped, with notification, will be stored in a secured room. The Marriott is not responsible for damage or loss to any items shipped. Please be sure shipped items are clearly labeled for the GMIS Illinois Conference and YOUR company name, not the shipping company’s name. Please send to the attention of Lyndsey Raycraft at the Marriott, 201 Broadway Ave, Normal, IL 61761.
Upload your corporate logo (EPS, PNG or JPG) for use on promotional materials and signage. If you are speaking during a session, you may also use this link to upload your presentation materials.