Exhibitor Update: 2020 ICMA Annual Conference

Because the safety and well-being of our exhibitors, attendees, and sponsors are of utmost importance to us and with the spread of COVID-19 showing no signs of abating soon, we have made the decision to transform the 2020 ICMA Annual Conference, scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada, September 23-26, into a Virtual Event.

While we can’t precisely replicate an in-person event, we are planning a world-class digital experience including an exhibit hall with the ability to showcase relevant and innovative product and service offerings, in addition to robust opportunities to network and collaborate with attendees.

With this announcement, we are offering the following options with regards to your exhibit booth payment:

  1. Transfer all exhibit fees paid for the 2020 ICMA Annual Conference in Toronto to the new virtual experience
  2. Cancel your 2020 ICMA Annual Conference Exhibit Booth, forego the opportunity to participate in the newly created Virtual Event, and receive a full refund on all exhibit fees paid

Details on how to select your option will be sent to you via email soon, but we wanted to make you aware of our updated plans as soon as we were able. We appreciate your patience as we finalize our new plans and logistics over the next few weeks.

Priority Points:

Exhibitors who decide not to participate in the virtual exhibit hall will not receive priority points for the 2020 ICMA Annual Conference (NOTE: This does NOT apply for ICMA Strategic Partners). Cumulative points remain in place for the 2021 ICMA Annual Conference.  Priority points will be removed for any exhibitor who does not participate for two consecutive years, and the priority point process will begin in the year the exhibitor returns to the ICMA Annual Conference.

Thank you for your support of ICMA and we hope to have your participation in our new digital experience, UNITE, that will launch this September.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact:

Exhibit Information: Kristy Wagner at 312-265-9667 or kristy@corcexpo.com

All other inquiries: Judy Brazel at 202-962-3503 or jbrazel@icma.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be an in-person 2020 ICMA Annual Conference?

The safety and well-being of our members, exhibitors, sponsors, and partners are of utmost importance to us and with the spread of COVID-19 showing no signs of abating soon, we have made the decision to transform the 2020 ICMA Annual Conference, scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada, September 23-26, into a Virtual Event.

Will the virtual event have an exhibit hall component?

Yes, the digital experience will have an exhibit hall which will provide an array of booth options for exhibitors to customize their booth.

Who should I contact to discuss my exhibit booth purchased for the 2020 ICMA Annual Conference in Toronto?

General exhibit information including cancellations:

Kristy Wagner
Phone: 312-265-9667
kristy@corcexpo.com

What are my options if I don’t want to participate in the virtual exhibit hall?

Now that ICMA is moving to a virtual platform, exhibitors have two options:

  1. Transfer all exhibit fees paid for the 2020 ICMA Annual Conference in Toronto to the new virtual experience.
  2. Cancel your 2020 ICMA Annual Conference Exhibit Booth, forego the opportunity to participate in the newly created Virtual Event, and receive a full refund on all exhibit fees paid.

Who should I contact to discuss purchasing an exhibit booth in the virtual hall?

Exhibit sales including the virtual event contact:

Scott Brewster
Phone: 312-265-9640
scott@corcexpo.com

Will the conference exhibit dates of September 23-25 remain the same?

The current plan is to conduct the first series of the digital experience over the original dates of September 23-26.  We are discussing expanding the virtual offerings, so they are accessible over a longer period (i.e., 30 days, 90 days, etc.).

Will the virtual event have any sponsorship opportunities and if yes what would those be?

Yes, there will be sponsorship opportunities with the virtual event. Examples of what will be offered include:  Sponsored education sessions, sponsored attendee breaks during sessions and more.

How can I get more information on sponsorships for the virtual event?

Contact Megan Sherman, ICMA’s Senior Manager of Conferences & Sponsorships at msherman@icma.org

Will there be a limit on number of exhibiting companies for the virtual event?

There will be no limit on the number of companies.

Can my company roll over the funds invested in the 2020 ICMA Annual Conference to the 2021 ICMA Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon?

No, currently ICMA’s policy is to not allow transferring funds from 2020 to the 2021 ICMA Annual Conference.  If you decide not to participate in the 2020 digital experience, all funds will be returned.

Will there be a change in the Priority Points system?

Exhibitors who decide not to participate in the virtual exhibit hall will not receive priority points for the 2020 ICMA Annual Conference (NOTE: This does NOT apply for ICMA Strategic Partners). Cumulative points remain in place for the 2021 ICMA Annual Conference.  Priority points will be removed for any exhibitor who does not participate for two consecutive years, and the priority point process will begin in the year the exhibitor returns to the ICMA Annual Conference.