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Educational Exhibits Overview

If you  leave the ICMA conference without spending quality time in the exhibit hall, you will have missed out on a major piece of your conference experience. The exhibit hall is about networking, education, and finding the best solutions to your local government management issues. It’s about the business of creating excellence in local governance. Isn’t that why you came!

"There is not enough time to see the exhibit hall!” is a common lament. We have addressed this issue by carving out two periods of competition-free time (in addition to Sunday evening) on Monday and Tuesday mornings for strolling through the hall, speaking to exhibitors, browsing the bookstore, and attending a Solutions Track session. 

The educational content in the exhibit hall is top-notch. With topics chosen by a committee of Conference Planning Committee members and select Strategic Partners, the Solutions Track sessions continue to be popular, highly attended cornerstones of the hall. Featuring case study–based presentations about local governments that have overcome challenges through innovative public-private partnerships, these sessions offer you insight into some of the latest innovations in local government management.

Anchoring the exhibit hall is the ICMA Pavilion where you can check out the latest in ICMA resources. ICMA staff will also be available to answer your questions. Visit the Internet Express stations conveniently located throughout the hall to check your e-mail, stay on top of the office, or surf the Web. Every year the exhibit hall gets bigger and better! 

Sponsorship Opportunities at the Annual Conference

Through its sponsorships, ICMA offers a wealth of product-branding opportunities. By investing in one or more opportunity, sponsors will increase their visibility and attract more visitors to their booths, generating more leads and ultimately more sales.  

Why Sponsor? 

As the association’s premier event, the ICMA Annual Conference brings together approximately 3,000 U.S. and international local government leaders and offers a broad spectrum of educational, information-sharing, and networking opportunities. The conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for your organization to reach this influential group of local government decision makers and to have a positive impact on the way that local governments operate and conduct business. 

As an ICMA Annual Conference sponsor, you will stand apart from other exhibitors, increase your visibility and exposure among key local government decision makers, and thereby give your company a competitive advantage in the local government marketplace. The ICMA Annual Conference is the best opportunity to sustain and grow your business and position yourself as a leader in the field.  

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