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Fall Conference - Vendor

 

Exhibitor Information

The Minnesota Credit Union Network invites you to attend its annual Fall Conference. on Sept. 6-8. During this weekend of education and recreation, you will have the opportunity to network and socialize with credit union professionals and volunteers from around the state. All registered exhibitors are welcome to participate in all conference events and take advantage of this occasion to meet with credit union decision-makers in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Held at Madden's Resort in Brainerd, Fall Conference also offers attendees many amenities that provide relaxation and recreation. Madden's offers first rate dining, and unrivaled leisure activities – including top-notch golf courses. It's business casual throughout the weekend for conference participants, including at the Saturday evening banquet.

 

Conference Registration & Lodging

 MnCUN's Fall Conference features educational opportunities, exhibit hall and recreational opportunities. The standard conference price for exhibitors is $900, which includes a traditional booth space, one booth representative, and sponsorship of the Friday evening reception in the exhibit hall. Exhibitors can register additional representatives for $189 per person, with a maximum of four representatives per booth.

To register for the conference, vendors must complete two forms:

1) MnCUN Exhibitor Registration: Exhibitor registration for Fall Conference is now closed. With questions, please contact MnCUN by email or call (651) 288-5535. For exhibitors who have registered, please note the following:      

  • If you are not staying at Madden's Resort during the conference and want to participate in the Saturday golf scramble, you will need to pay at the golf shop for green and cart fees before the 2 p.m. start.

         

2) Madden's Reservations: Lodging arrangements must be made online through the Madden's Resort website. The lodging reservation deadline has passed, however, single night lodging may still be available for exhibitors. Contact Madden's directly at (800) 642-5363.  More information is available on the Fall Conference Lodging page of the Network website.  Please note the following:

  • Make your reservations at Madden's as soon as possible. Rooms are booked on a "first-come" basis, and all price categories may not be available, depending on time of booking. Overflow rooms at neighboring resorts will be charged at the Luxury Unit Rate.

  • If you are not staying at Madden's Resort but wish to purchase meal tickets you will need to download the Day Meeting Package (pdf) and fax it directly to Madden's at (218) 829-7698. 

With questions, contact MnCUN by email or at (651) 288-5535, or contact Director of Education Sue Groskreutz by email or at (651) 288-5521.

Exhibit Hall Hours

An important part of the MnCUN Fall Conference is the product display area, where credit union decision-makers interact with the organizations that serve the credit union community. Exhibit Hall set-up begins at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6 with a mandatory kick-off meeting; at least one representative needs to be present at this meeting. The meeting will take place in the Pillsbury Room, located in the lower level of Town Hall.

Booth materials can be moved in from 2:15 p.m.-3 p.m. The exhibit hall will be located in the upper level of Town Hall from 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Food and beverage breaks and prize drawings will be held in the exhibit hall area to enhance vendors' exposure and provide opportunities to interact with credit union professionals.

Each exhibitor will be allotted one 6'x 8' booth, which includes one 8' draped table and two chairs. Throughout the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in networking events designed to drive traffic into the Exhibit Hall.

Door Prizes

Exhibitors are welcome to have a prize drawing at their booth. Exhibitor prizes from Vendor Involvement Program (V.I.P.) participants will be announced at the Saturday evening banquet. Please note: If you are not a V.I.P. participant, you will be responsible for contacting the winner and arranging for prize delivery.

Exhibitors are encouraged to use the Twitter hashtag of #mnfc2013 to announce who has won the company prize. Exhibitors are also encouraged to elicit attendees to visit their booths and register for the prize drawings by using the Twitter hashtag of #mnfc2013.

Afternoon Activities

Exhibitors are welcome to participate in the Saturday afternoon BINGO games, golf tournament, (a 9-hole scramble held on the East Course), pontoon rides and/or trap shooting (additional charges may apply). Registration for the golf tournament is part of the online Exhibitor Registration form. Tournament play is limited to registered conference attendees, exhibitors and spouses/guests. If you aren't staying at Madden's, you will need to pay for green and cart rental fees in the golf shop prior to the start of the outing.

Evenings

Early Friday evening will provide you a more casual atmosphere and additional time to mingle and converse with credit union professionals. Included in your conference registration are two drink tickets per registered representative for your company. The tickets will be distributed at the Friday afternoon exhibitor meeting, so be sure to attend.

Exhibitors are also encouraged to attend the Saturday evening banquet, which features dinner and entertainment. If you are not staying at Madden's, you will need to purchase a meal ticket from the resort to attend the banquet. Social time is sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group


Event Sponsorship

The Network offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for companies that want to enhance their participation, and their brand, throughout the conference. Exhibitors may select event sponsorships through the online registration form.

Exhibitor sponsorship and participation is appreciated. Exhibitor contributions aid in covering the costs to conference attendees. As a sponsor, your company will be listed in the Fall Conference attendee book and you will receive recognition throughout the weekend. Below are the benefits of each of the conference's sponsorship options.

TRADITIONAL BOOTH: (Sponsorship level full)

 Includes:

  • General booth placement in exhibit hall
  • 1 representatives per booth (each additional representative is $189)
  • Admittance to all education sessions
  • Recognition in conference materials, including the attendee book
  • Website listing as registered exhibitor
  • Option to sponsor a beverage cart at the Saturday golf tournament ($899 per sponsorship;
    3 sponsorships available)
  • Option to sponsor a hole at the golf tournament ($199 per sponsorship)
  • Option to make a donation toward golf-related items for Tournament Swag Bags ($199)

SILVER SPONSOR: (Sponsorship level full)

Includes all "traditional booth” items listed above, plus:

  • Booth in a preferred location in the Exhibit Hall
  • An advance copy of attendee list and booth location to advertise to credit unions
  • Sponsorship recognition on MnCUN's credit union registration webpage
  • Sponsorship recognition on company representatives' name badges
  • Logo sponsorship recognition at the following events:
    • Beverage tickets for Friday reception in Exhibit Hall
    • Golf tournament hole sponsorship 
    • Friday afternoon refreshment break
    • Saturday morning coffee break
    • Table tents at Saturday banquet

GOLD SPONSOR: (Sponsorship level full)

  Includes all "traditional booth” items listed above, plus:

  • Booth in a premiere location in the Exhibit Hall
  • Microphone time to announce prize drawings
  • Microphone time to introduce session speaker(s)
  • An advance copy of attendee list and booth location to advertise to credit unions
  • Logo sponsorship recognition at the following events:
    • Beverage tickets for Friday reception in the exhibit hall
    • Friday reception and prize drawings in the exhibit hall
    • Golf tournament carts (does not include beverage cart sponsorship)
    • Golf tournament hole sponsorship
    • Trapshooting
    • BINGO
    • Pontoon rides
    • Table tents at Saturday banquet 
    • Saturday banquet entertainment and prize drawings

 

 

Questions?

With questions about the 2013 Fall Conference, please contact MnCUN Director of Education Sue Groskreutz by email or at (651) 288-5521. For assistance with registration, contact MnCUN by email or call (651) 288-5535.

Cancellation Policy:  A full refund will be granted for any cancellations made prior to the published registration deadline (Tuesday, Aug. 6).  Cancellations made up to seven business days prior to the start of the event are subject to a $100 processing fee.  No refunds are available after this date.  MnCUN reserves the right to cancel and/or reschedule any event and will make every effort to contact participants in a timely manner.  If MnCUN extends a deadline, the refund time frame will not be extended.