We’re delighted you’ll be joining us as an exhibitor at New York State Facilities Managers’ “Mentorship: Give to Grow” Annual Conference and Expo, October 13-14 in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Please read this material carefully and pay particular attention to all deadlines. Feel free to contact us at 518.465.0563 or sfmi@nyssfa.com should you have any questions. All of this information can be accessed on our conference website.

Association Membership Required
Exhibiting at the Annual Conference and Expo is a membership benefit for our Business Partners.

If you have recently renewed your membership or joined our Association, we thank you for your support. If you have not renewed your membership or joined, please do so online here.

Thank you for your commitment to our public schools and the facilities management profession. 

Hotel Accommodations      
Accommodations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.     

♦Embassy Suites
, 86 Congress Street, $164 per night plus tax, reserve online or by calling 518.290.9090, group code: SFA. Deadline is September 16.
Courtyard by Marriott, 11 Excelsior Avenue, $164 per night plus tax, reserve by calling 866.210.9325, group code: School Facilities Management. Deadline is September 13.
Hilton Garden Inn, 125 Broadway, $149 per night plus tax, reserve online or by calling 518-587-1500 option 0, group code: SFMI. Deadline is September 13.  

SHOW DETAILS

View the Expo map here.

Important Links
♦Clifton Park Service Kit
♦City Center Guidelines
♦City Center Food Guidelines
♦City Center Move-in/out Locations
♦Internet Service Provider (The City Center offers free public grade wireless internet service throughout the facility. Upgraded premium/dedicated internet service with greater bandwidth to exhibitor grade Wi-Fi or wired access is available at an additional fee and must be ordered in advance spa.NET.)
♦Audio Visual Equipment: Contact CMI Communications, DJ McKeon, 518-226-0219, djmckeon@cmiav.com

Exhibitor Post Conference Meeting (NEW)
Monday, October 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Location TBD
You are invited to provide feedback on this year’s show and to share ideas for next year’s show.

Your booth includes: 
•An 8 foot deep by 10 foot wide booth with 8 foot high back draping and 3 foot high side rail draping. 
•One standard electrical outlet. 
•A 7 inch by 44 inch ID sign with your company name as written on your booth contract.
•One vinyl draped and skirted 6 foot or 8 foot long by 30 inch wide table, two chairs and a waste basket per booth. A limited number of 6ft. tables are available.
•Complimentary registration for the first five representatives from your company who will be working in the booth (hotel accommodations and food functions not included). Registration includes badge, education sessions, Sunday’s Expo Grand Opening and Monday’s Grand Finale Reception on the show floor.
•A reduced registration rate of $85 for each additional exhibitor in excess of five. 
•A list of pre-registered attendees upon your request.
•Note: The City Center Main Hall and Lobby are not carpeted. The Gallery and Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 are carpeted.

Our Expo is located in the Saratoga Hilton Gallery and the City Center Main Hall, Lobby and Meeting Rooms 1 & 2. A bar and food station will be featured in the Main Hall and Meeting Rooms 1 & 2. 

Your booth display cannot extend beyond the confines of your booth space. 

Drayage
Our official drayage company is Clifton Park Rental. The service kit is available here. You may process your order without your booth number. Booth assignments will be made by or around August 24.

Shipping and special set-up arrangements must be made directly with Clifton Park Rental. Do not ship your materials to the Saratoga Springs City Center. No deliveries will be accepted.

Move-In
Sunday, October 13
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Setup must be completed by 2:30 p.m. The Registration Desk in the Hilton lower lobby will be open to pick up registration materials.

Exhibitor Showcase exhibitors must use the vehicle access ramp on Broadway to move-in and move-out equipment. 

Regular exhibitors may use the Saratoga Hilton, the City Center loading dock on Maple Avenue or the City Center entrances on Broadway or Ellsworth Jones Place. A limited number of City Center staff will be on hand to assist you. You are responsible for bringing any items to set up your booth, such as hooks, power strips, staplers, tape, etc.

Reminder: You must unload your materials quickly and move your vehicle due to space limitations. 

Show Hours 
Sunday, October 13 
2:30 - 6:00 p.m., Expo Grand Opening 

Monday, October 14
8:00 a.m., Exhibitor early access
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., with exclusive time and Refreshment Break from 9:30-11:00 a.m.
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Expo Grand Finale with Door Prizes (exclusive time)

Move-Out 
Monday, October 14
3:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tear-down times will be strictly enforced. 

Move-out begins after the official announcement of the show closing at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14. Under no circumstances can you dismantle your booth prior to show closing. Exhibitors that disregard show policies will jeopardize their booth participation at future shows. 

The City Center loading dock, City Center Broadway entrance and Saratoga Hilton driveway is frequently blocked during move-out, please remove your vehicle from the loading area as soon as possible to minimize congestion.

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION
Five exhibitor registrations are included in the booth fee, and include badges for show entry, education session admission, Sunday’s Expo Grand Opening reception and Monday’s Expo Grand Finale.

You can register your representatives here (if you haven’t already done so) or download a registration form.

An additional $85 per person fee is charged for additional representatives after your five complimentary registrants. Please arrange payment by contacting sfmi@nyssfa.com or 518.465.0563. Special arrangements can be made for your booth setup crew.

Meal tickets are NOT included in exhibitor registration and must be purchased in advance. 

BOOTH PAYMENT
Full payment is required by September 4. If payment is not received by the deadline, your booth space may be released. 

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations must be received in writing or via email by September 30. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER SEPTEMBER 30 for all charges. Unused meal tickets will not be refunded.

BOOTH LOCATION
Every effort has been made to honor location requests. 

SFMI reserves the right to modify the floor plan or reassign booths at any time. If it becomes necessary to reassign your booth number or location, we will make every effort to provide an alternate location of equal or greater value. You’ll be notified of the change as soon as possible.

ELECTRICAL
One standard electrical outlet is included with your booth. You are responsible for ordering additional voltage with Clifton Park rental. Please bring power strips and extension cords if you require additional outlets.

INTERNET SERVICES/AUDIO VISUAL
The City Center offers free public grade wireless internet service throughout the facility. Upgraded premium/dedicated internet service with greater bandwidth to exhibitor grade Wi-Fi or wired access is available at an additional fee and must be ordered in advance with spa.NET. Click here for information.

Audio visual equipment can be ordered through CMI at 518.226.0219. 

FOOD GUIDELINES
Vendors must obtain advance approval from the City Center for the distribution and or sale of any food or beverages. For more information, contact Susan Baker at the City Center by phone at 518.584.0027 ext. 319 or by email at susanb@saratogaspringscitycenter.org.

No alcoholic beverages may be served or distributed by any vendor.

SECURITY
Security will be checking badges at the entrances during show hours. The City Center will be locked after Sunday’s show hours. You will be unable to enter the City Center at this time. 

Exhibitors are responsibility to secure his or her possessions. SFMI and the City Center assume no liability for lost or stolen property.

THE FRED HACK MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 12 at the Saratoga Lake Golf Club, Saratoga Springs NY. Come see the new clubhouse! Registration begins at 9:30am. Tee-off time is 10:30 a.m. 

Foursomes and sponsorship opportunities are available for your company to support the scholarship fund. Click here for more information or download the registration form.

WIN A COMPLIMENTARY BOOTH FOR 2020
The Conference Planning Committee will be awarding a complimentary booth for the 2020 conference to one exhibitor that decorates their booth along the "Mentorship: Give to Grow" theme. Decorate your booth or have your representatives dress in appropriate themed attire to be eligible to win a free booth!

PRIZES!
Booth Passport & Expo Door Prize Drawings
A booth passport will be used by attendees to interact with exhibitors. They will have to get exhibitors from every aisle sign it to make them eligible for Grand Door Prizes. These drawings will take place during Monday afternoon’s show hours. Conference attendees must be present to win.

Mentorship: Give To Grow App
Our conference app will contain all the conference information and much more. More information to follow.

Wheel of Prizes 
Attendees will be invited to spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize in Meeting Room 1 during the conference. Exhibitors may donate a gift card to be placed on the wheel. 

Get Caught Doing Business with Vendors!
Association leaders will be roaming the expo floor, encouraging attendees to visit booths by running our "I Caught Doing Business!" program. When attendees "get caught" actively learning about your product or service, they receive a sticker and a gift card.

Individual Booth Prizes
Individual exhibitors may bring door prizes. Individual booth drawing winners will be announced on Monday afternoon before the Grand Prize Drawings. Exhibitors must provide the type of prize and the name of the winner to the SFMI Registration Desk prior by 2:30 p.m. on Monday.

SFMI/NYSSFA is not responsible for any unclaimed prizes. If an exhibitor wishes to ship any unclaimed prize they do so at their own expense.