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Becoming a 2018 IPMA Forum Vendor

2018 IPMA Forum Dates:

May 15-16, 2018 - Forum Breakout Sessions (2 days)

May 15, 2018 - Forum Vendor Booth Exhibits 7:30 am to 3:30 pm (1 day only; setup is open 3:00-6:00 pm on May 14, 2018)

(2018 Booth Layout - FINAL)

BOOTH SALES ARE CLOSED - please contact Jim Hammond regarding future events


Saint Martin's University Marcus Pavilion and Worthington Center

5300 Pacific Ave. SE

Lacey, Washington  98503-1297

Forum Description:

Forum is an annual information technology seminar and trade show sponsored by the IPMA. For over thirty years, Forum has proven to be an effective opportunity for vendors to showcase their products, for speakers to share their expertise and knowledge, and for state employees and others to attend free seminars and product demonstrations. Forum is one of the premier technology shows in the Pacific Northwest and the largest to focus solely on the public sector. Approximately 800 state, county, city and private sector employees attended Forum last year.

Schedule for Vendors at 2018 Forum

February 15, 2018 - Begin taking reservations for 2018 Forum vendor exhibit booths

April 12, 2018 - Complete reservations for 2018 Forum vendor exhibit booths

May 14, 2018 - Vendor booths available for setup from 3:00pm  to 6:00pm Monday, May 14 and 6:30am until 7:30am Tuesday, May 15th

May 15, 2018 - Forum vendor booth exhibits open from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm (NOTE: The vendor booths will be closed from 8:30 am to 9:30 am on May 15th during the Forum opening keynote)

Participatants at Last Year's Forum Exhibit Hall:

2016-2017 IPMA Corporate Members: Amazon Web Services, CA Technologies, CGI, Check Point, Cisco, CloudPWR, CNSI, CodeSmart, Comcast Business, Deloitte, EMC, ESRI, F5, Gartner, General Micro Systems, Harbinger Group, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Net App, Nutanix, Oracle, Presidio, Semantic Arts, SeviceNow, The Informatics Applications group (TIAG), VMware.

2017 Forum Vendors: Adobe, Cayzen Tech, ExtraHop, FireEye, Gigamon, ImageSource Inc., Ivoxy Consulting, Juniper Networks, Nimble Storage, Splunk, Structured Communication, TFxCloud, Unisys, Wolfe, Xerox, Zones.

Other Organizations Participating in the Vendor Exhibits: IPMA, IPMA LeaderPath, Department of Veterans Affairs.

Don’t miss out on having a presence at 2018 IPMA Forum in May!

Vendor Booth Fee and Other Information

The vendor booth fee for the 2018 Forum is $1,200. Each fee provides the use of one 10' X 10' booth from 3:00 pm Monday, May 14th until 3:30 pm, Tuesday May 15th. This time period allows for setup and removal of exhibits. Each three-sided, drapery-walled booth will have an eight-foot back wall and three-foot sidewalls. Each vendor booth will include either one 3'x 6' linen skirted table or one bistro table with linen (your choice). It will also include 1,000 watts of electrical power, and two chairs. View the layout for the Forum Vendor Exhibit Booths for more information.

There is a limit of two booths per vendor.

All participating vendors will be given access to last year's Forum attendees mailing list. Vendors will also be given access to the Forum 2017 registered attendees list after it is completed in early June.

See Forum Booth Setup Information for more details.

How To Signup as a 2018 Forum Vendor

NOTE: If the 2018 Forum Vendor Booths are SOLD OUT, contact the Forum Director to put your name on a waiting list in case there is a cancellation.

To signup, view the layout for the Forum Vendor Exhibit Booths and select your first, second and third choices from those that are still available. Then email your contact information and booth choices to the Forum Director. Also include you preference of tables, either 3 X 6 or bistro. There is a limited supply of bistro tables and they are available on a first come first serve basis. If no table preference is indicated in your request, then a 3 X 6 table will be provided. One table is included. Extra tables are $25 each.

Upon receipt of your request, the Forum Director will reserve your requested booth and will email you an invoice. The invoice will contain all pertinent billing information for your booth(s).

Please contact Forum DirectorJim Hammond, for any additional information.


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