What does my exhibitor registration include?
Your Exhibitor Registration will allow you access to the exhibit hall, including the Expo Reception as well as the workshops and General Sessions through Thursday, March 21. Exhibitor registrations do not include a ticket to the closing event on March 21. Tickets may be purchased for $175.
Will there be security in the hall?
Yes, there will be security both outside (checking badges) as well as inside the hall when the hall is closed. However, ICBA strongly recommends that all valuables (e.g., laptop computers, cellular phones, etc.) be removed from your booth at the conclusion of each exhibit session. ICBA and the Music City Convention Center are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Leaving valuable items in your booth is done so at your own risk.
Will there be food in the exhibit hall for vendors?
There will be light snacks on Monday evening during the Expo Reception, breakfast items on Tuesday morning as well as box lunches on Tuesday afternoon. Exhibitors are welcome to take part, but we ask that bankers be allowed to go through the lines first.
Can I ship directly to the hotel?
Yes, however, we encourage all shipments be sent to GES’s advance warehouse.
How can I avoid “forced freight” charges?
Exhibitors should arrange for outgoing shipments during the show or immediately after its close. GES will assist in the preparation of bills of lading. Where an exhibitor indicates choice of carrier for pickup, it is the exhibitor’s responsibility to arrange with such carrier for said pickup service. If the carrier does not pick up within the time limited for the removal of exhibitor’s materials at the Exhibit Hall, GES reserves the right to forward such material by the shipping method of their choice or to remove said material to their warehouse for disposition, at an additional charge to the exhibitor in accordance with prevailing rates for the service performed.