The InfoComm show is an excellent opportunity to reach your channel providers and customers with training on your products and services. InfoComm 2017 exhibitors are invited to conduct their own Manufacturers’ Training session(s) at the Orange County Convention Center.
The exhibitor has full discretion to determine the content and speakers for each Manufacturers’ Training session. Exhibitors may offer 90-minute seminars or (new this year!) 3-hour workshops. Sessions may be open to all InfoComm attendees, or may be closed, invitation only events. Exhibitors should indicate on the session submission whether the event is open or closed.
Note: You must be a contracted InfoComm 2017 exhibitor to present a Manufacturers' Training session.
Manufacturers’ Training will be held in meeting rooms at the Orange County Convention Center. InfoComm will provide the following support for both open and closed Manufacturers’ Training sessions at no additional charge:
- Standard classroom set including tables and chairs, a head table and podium
- Standard AV system including a front screen LCD projector, skirted screen, video switcher, computer digital interface, sound mixer, and house sound with lavaliere microphone
- Signage indicating the session schedule for each training room
- Registration/directional personnel for access control to the training rooms
- Additional tables for product display and literature distribution upon request
Exhibitors are also permitted to hang signage/banners (according to the convention center’s rules) and distribute product information/promotional literature within the training rooms.
InfoComm International will assist with additional AV, labor, and Internet access upon request; additional charges will apply. Food and beverage may be ordered by exhibitors through the official convention center caterer at exhibitor expense.
The rate for open Manufacturers’ Training sessions is:
- 90-minute seminar — $1,500
- 3-hour workshop — $2,500
The rate for closed Manufacturers’ Training sessions is:
- 90-minute seminar — $1,000
- 3-hour workshop — $2,000
InfoComm International® will provide the following event support for open sessions, including:
- Submission of eligible sessions for CTS® Renewal Units (RUs). CTS RU Provider status is good for two years once obtained.
- Distribution of electronic handout materials
- Post-session evaluation attendee survey
- Attendee vouchers redeemable for food or merchandise at the OCCC
- Attendee registration
- Session access control
- Pre-show list of registered attendees
- Post-show list of verified attendees
- Session listing on show website and in attendee marketing materials, depending on the timely submission of Manufacturers’ Training information and payment.
Open Manufacturers’ Training sessions are offered to all attendees as part of the Seminar and Workshop Package. This package allows attendees to attend an unlimited number of InfoComm and Manufacturers’ Training seminars and workshops for a single flat fee. Without exception, open sessions will not be allowed to be offered free of charge to attendees. Any free sessions must be closed sessions.
Open Session Application and Marketing Deadlines
Show brochure: In order to be included in the InfoComm show brochure, the Manufacturers’ Training CFP submission must be complete by Dec. 9.
Website listings: All Manufacturers’ Training sessions submitted by Jan. 31 will be listed on the InfoComm show website. After Jan. 31, there is no guarantee that Manufacturers’ Training sessions will be promoted. Any promotions are at the discretion of show management.
Final deadline: No further open session submissions will be accepted after April 14. Closed Manufacturers’ Training sessions may be submitted after the April 14 deadline — contact Stuart Weiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be advised that a limited number of meeting rooms are available for Manufacturers’ Training. The Manufacturers’ Training submission process is ongoing, so the earlier you complete your CFP submission, the more likely we will be able to accommodate your request.
Closed sessions may be offered by exhibitors for their dealers or customers. InfoComm will neither promote closed sessions in InfoComm marketing efforts, nor provide registration, access control, CTS® RU submission, or handout and survey distribution.
Manufacturers’ Training will take place at InfoComm 2017 Tuesday, June 13 - Friday, June 16. The following start times are available:
|Tuesday, June 13||
Wednesday, June 14
|Thursday, June 15||Friday, June 16|
|8:30 a.m.||8:30 a.m.||8:30 a.m.||8:30 a.m.|
|10:30 a.m.||10:30 a.m.||10:30 a.m.||10:30 a.m.|
|1:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m.|
Exhibitors may indicate their preferred start times on the session submission. Please note that workshops cannot start during the last time slot on a given day. InfoComm International reserves the right to reschedule sessions that may conflict or compete with content offered in InfoComm’s education program.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
You will receive written confirmation when your Manufacturers’ Training application has been reviewed and approved. Upon confirmation, you will be invoiced and the full amount is due upon receipt.
If an assigned Manufacturers' Training session is cancelled between Dec. 12, 2016, and Jan. 23, 2017, a 50 percent cancellation fee of the session fee will apply. Cancellations made after Jan. 23, 2017, will forfeit the full payment amount. Session sponsors are responsible for notifying registered attendees in the event of a cancellation.