MRDA News

Exhibitors- 2014 Heartland of America Regional Tradeshow

Apr 14, 2014

BE SURE TO READ THESE POLICIES & PROCEDURES CLOSELY. As many representatives as you wish may be present in your booth (NO Limit).  One complete meal and function package will be provided for one (1) exhibitor for the 1st & 2nd booths purchased.  Any additional meal and function packages may be purchased at $90.00 per package.  See the registration form to sign up.  The fee will be $550 for the 1st booth, $450 for the 2nd booth and $350 for the 3rd or more booths if one registers before the regular deadline date.  After May23rd, the fee will increase.  Also, please review the sponsorship opportunities.  We are asking for attendance prizes to be used during the Vendor Showcase on Tuesday & Wednesday.  Any help in this area will be greatly appreciated.  An additional benefit of attending the trade show is that we plan to advertise to all dealers in the region the pages of trade show specials of the exhibiting vendors that are available on orders placed at the trade show ONLY.  We will advertise those companies offering specials in the dealer's emails.  MRDA is also rewarding vendors for recruiting new dealers to join MRDA.   A reward of $100 per new dealer company will be given to vendors who recruit new members.  These new members can not have been members within the past 2 years. Keep in mind that the show is a Tuesday to Thursday format & we are returning to the old agenda. (See Tentative Itinerary)

 

Another benefit to attending this tradeshow is that we have a lot of FUN!  On Wednesday, we will start the day off with your choice of a golf or bass tournament.  The golf tournament will be played at the "The Cove" golf course at the Lodge of the Four Seasons Resort and space is limited to the first 54 golfers!  The format will be a 4-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8 A.M.  The Ben Neuharth Memorial Bass Fishing Tournament will begin at 7 A.M. and you will need access to a boat and a fishing license to participate (guides may be hired at your own expense).  There are several levels of sponsorship available for both of these fun events and we would appreciate your support.  See registration and sponsorship forms.

 

We anticipate a very busy exhibit hall this year.  If you wish to exhibit, your application and fee(s) MUST be received before May 23, 2014.  On May 23rd, the fee per booth increases by $100 per booth.  Booths will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.  For hotel reservations, call 888/265-5500 or 573/365-3000 or register on line.  Rates are $114 for 1 or 2 persons per room. When calling the hotel, remember to mention the conference for these rates.  You can make your reservations on line by using the online link as follows: http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1196992&hotelID=17336 The resort expects a sellout, so we suggest making your reservation NOW. Cancellations must be done before 72 hours of arrival to avoid a charge.  All sleeping rooms will be in the Resort Complex if you make your reservation by May 9, 2014.

 

We sincerely hope you will be joining us. We plan on keeping our vendors up-to-date via email blast on a consistent basis. More information on our web site at www.morentaldealers.com.. Thank you for your consideration.

 

John Cleek, Jr.

President, MRDA