2017 Great Lakes Region Conference
and ProductFest & Expo
May 18 – 20, 2017
John S. Knight Center – Downtown Akron
The Akron-Canton Chapter of CSI is proud to be the host to the Great Lakes Region Conference of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). The conference will be held in downtown Akron, Ohio, May 18 – 20, 2017.
For the past 15 years, the Akron-Canton Chapter has brought to Northeastern Ohio the area's largest construction related product and technology show, and we are excited that this year's show will be the kickoff to the Great Lakes Region Conference.
Attendees to this conference will be from a five state region of CSI, which is an diverse organization consisting of architects, engineers, facility managers, specification writers, and product representatives, all of whom are involved in sustaining the built environment. It also means that we are bringing together the best of the professionals in the construction industry and we want to include you as a sponsor.
We are expecting over 100 attendees, based on past conferences. Akron is well located for travel from our region states, consisting of West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, and of course Ohio. We feel we have a lot to offer both technically, and to entice attendees to come with their families. This will be a well-attended weekend.
As always the attendees at the annual Construction ProductFest & Expo, to be held on Thursday as part of the conference, are the movers and shakers of some of the largest firms and construction companies in Northeast Ohio, but this year will also include CSI members from Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia. In addition to attendees from the entire Great Lakes Region of CSI, invited attendees include: Akron-Canton, Cleveland, and Columbus CSI; Akron, Cleveland, and Eastern Ohio AIA, Builders Exchange, SANEO, AGC, Akron NAWIC, Northeast Ohio ASID, and students from Kent State University and the University of Akron.
Enclosed is a list of Sponsorship levels. Please take a minute to look over and determine where your company can best fit into our region conference. We have attempted to set up a sponsor level for every size company.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS YEAR’S PRODUCTFEST & EXPO INCLUDE:
- Region Conference – Meet attendees from FIVE states!
- Sponsors get to pick their booth location! We will be sending more information on this in May to sponsors only.
- 'Meet and Greet' Pavilions – includes Owners, Contractors, Construction Managers, and Design Build Companies.
- Diverse Education Sessions – Topics for Design Professionals and Contractors
- Beer Tasting – Akron’s Finest Craft Brewers will be represented at sampling stations located strategically between the Exhibitor Booths. Exhibitors will distribute tickets to attendees either prior to the Show to encourage attendance or at the Show.
- Show Hours – The show floor is open from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., providing a condensed time frame for exhibitors to meet with attendees.
Each year we look to make the show better with the feedback you provide and new innovative concepts to attract attendees and exhibitors.
Again this year, we will have a beer tasting. Local craft breweries will be represented at three separate stations located between the exhibitors. We are also locating the food to multiple areas to keep attendees near your displays.
“Meet and Greet" Pavilion will include Owners from local large institutions, general contractors, construction managers, and design-build companies. This special area will allow attendees and exhibitors to meet with representatives of some of the largest construction project generating entities in our area on a one-to-one basis. As an exhibitor, you are also welcome to visit the Pavilion and interact with the participants.
We will continue to provide great programs like this show with your support and we thank you for your participation!
Thank you for your consideration of becoming a sponsor.
Registration for attendees that are not exhibitors can be found here: http://glrcregistration2017.eventzilla.net/
The items listed above are ONLY for Exhibitors and Sponsors.
Note: Cost of Conference Registrations are ONLY included with Champion and World Series Level Sponsorships as noted above.
For all other Sponsorship Levels, Please Register seperately as a Conference Attendee at http://glrcregistration2017.eventzilla.net/
Contact Brandilyn Fry at 440-221-5665 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you!