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MWC REGISTRATION DEADLINE COUNTDOWN

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MWC 2022

NC Association of Fire Chiefs

MID-WINTER CONFERENCE

January 25 - 29, 2022
Concord, NC

NEW FOR 2022 SHOW:  New Vendor Registration Platform

Our new Vendor Registration Platform will now allow you to select and purchase your exhibit hall booth, sponsorships, advertising and more, directly from our interactive exhibit hall map and platform.  Simply click the REGISTER NOW button in any section to access this new registration platform.

 

EXHIBITOR SCHEDULE

Wednesday, January 26th

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM:  EXHIBITOR & APPARATUS MOVE-IN & SET UP

Registration North / Concord Convention Hall / Parking Lot Left of Conference Center

​Thursday, January 27th

8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon:  EXHIBITOR & APPARATUS MOVE-IN & SET UP

Registration North / Concord Convention Hall / Parking Lot Left of Conference Center

9:00 AM:  CONFERENCE OPENING CEREMONIES in Concord J
Please have one representative present at this session. 

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM:  EXHIBIT HALL & APPARATUS DISPLAYS OPEN​ in Concord Convention Hall

Friday, January 28th

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM:  EXHIBIT HALL & APPARATUS DISPLAYS OPEN​ in Concord Convention Hall

 

11:30 - 1:30 PM: BUFFET LUNCH in Exhibit Hall, sponsored by Civic Credit Union 
Must be a registered exhibitor or attendee and present ticket.  

Each Exhibitor will receive two lunch tickets with the purchase of each booth.  

Additional lunch tickets are available to purchase at the cost of $40 each (see link below).

3:00 PM:  EXHIBIT HALL CLOSED | EXHIBITOR BREAKDOWN

Please Note:  In order for us to provide the best conference experience for all attendees, please refrain from breaking down and leaving the exhibit hall prior to our scheduled & posted closing time.

 

THE MWC EXPO IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Invite Your Customers, Friends & Colleagues!

Thursday, January 27th | 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Friday, January 28th | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Save the Wait at the Desk and Pre-Register for Your Attendee Expo Pass Today! 
Onsite Registration Will Also be Available

 

**Please Note: Attendee Expo Pass Does not include Friday Buffet Lunch.

Lunch available to In-Person Full Conference Registrants Only. 

 

CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIPS

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1-7-2022, WHILE SUPPLY LASTS. 
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PURCHASES ARE SUBJECT TO OUR PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY.

Platinum
$5,000

  • Two 10 x 10 Booths    
    (with electrical connection)

     

  • Two 72 x 30" Tables & Four Chairs
     

  • Six Friday Lunch Buffet Tickets
     

  • Two Awards Banquet Tickets
     

  • Logo in All Event Emails & on Conference Registration Page
     

  • 10% Off All Advertising & Signage
     

  • Dedicated Spotlight Email & Social Media Post to Members to Showcase Your Firm
     

  • Premier Listing in NCAFC Online Vendor Directory for One Year
     

  • Sponsor / Exhibitor Listing in the Online Conference Directory and Mobile App

Gold
$2,500

  • One 10 x 10 Booth     
    (with electrical connection)

     

  • One 72 x 30" Tables & Two Chairs
     

  • Four Friday Lunch Buffet Tickets
     

  • Logo in All Event Emails & on Conference Registration Page
     

  • Listing in NCAFC Online Vendor Directory for One Year
     

  • Sponsor / Exhibitor Listing in the Online Conference Directory and Mobile App

Silver
$1,000

  • Two Friday Lunch Buffet Tickets
     

  • Logo in All Event Emails & on Conference Registration Page
     

  • Sponsor / Exhibitor Listing in the Online Conference Directory and Mobile App
     

  • One Golf Hole Sponsorship

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1-7-2022, WHILE SUPPLY LASTS. 
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PURCHASES ARE SUBJECT TO OUR PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY.

 

MARKETING & ADVERTISING

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1-7-2022, WHILE SUPPLY LASTS. 
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PURCHASES ARE SUBJECT TO OUR PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY.

 
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Conference Registration Desk Wrap
$3,500 Each

Conference Registration Center (Five Panel) 

Available: 1

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Attendee Tote Bag Sponsorship
$1,500 Each

Logo Printed on Attendee Tote Bags Received at Reg. Desk

Available: 1

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Golf Hole Sponsorships
$150 Each

Sign Placement at Each Golf Hole Sponsored

Available: 18

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Hotel Key Card Branding
$2,500 Each

Embassy Suites Hotel

Available: 0 - SOLD

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Spotlight Email
$1,000 Each

Custom-Designed Commercial Email, Featuring Your Company's Products & Services, Sent Straight to the Inbox of 1,600 NC Fire Chiefs

Available: 8

Opening Gifts

Attendee Tote Bag Item
$75 Each

Include your Company's Promo Item in the Attendee's Bag (Please Note: Gift items must be approved by NCAFC and purchased & delivered by purchaser.)

Available: 10

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Attendee Badge Sponsorship
$1,500 Each

Black & White Logo Printed on All Attendee Badge Cards

Available: 0 - SOLD

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Spotlight Social Media Post
$500 Each

Custom-Designed Commercial Social Media Post, Featuring Your Company's Products & Services, Posted to the Facebook & Twitter Pages of the NCAFC, with a Reach of over 2,300 Fire Service Personnel

Available: 8

Poster

Attendee Tote Bag Flyer
$50 Each

Your Promo Flyer in the Bag of each Attendee (Please Note: Promotional flyers must be approved by NCAFC and designed & printed by the purchaser.)

Available: 20

 

EXHIBIT HALL SPACE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1-7-2022, WHILE SUPPLY LASTS. 
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PURCHASES ARE SUBJECT TO OUR PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Exhibit Hall Space
$700 Each

Includes one 10 X 10 Three-Sided Booth with Pipe & Drape Dividers, one 72 x 30 inch Table, Two Chairs, Internet & Standard Electricity, and Two Friday Lunch Buffet Tickets

NOTE: Sponsorship Packages offer complimentary booth space and additional lunch tickets, based on the package selected (see Conference Sponsorships above). 

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Apparatus Exhibits
$100 Each

Showcase your apparatus in our special outdoor exhibit space.  One vehicle per space.  Available to Expo Exhibitors only.

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Additional Friday Lunch Buffet Tickets
$40 Each

For Additional Tickets Only | Two Tickets Included with Each Booth Purchased

NOTE: Sponsorship Packages offer complimentary booth space and additional lunch tickets, based on the package selected (learn more). 

BANQUET TICKETS

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1-7-2022, WHILE SUPPLY LASTS. 
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PURCHASES ARE SUBJECT TO OUR PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY.

 
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Friday, January 28, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Concord J

Speaker: Walt Wolfram, Professor at NC State University

$50 Per Person


Banquet Tickets are available for purchase separately, with the option of personalized table
selection & printing at the time of purchase. 

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Walt Wolfram is William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University, where he also directs the Language and Life Project. He has pioneered research on social and ethnic dialects since the 1960s and published 23 books and more than 300 articles.

Over the last two decades, he and his students have conducted more than 3,500 sociolinguistic interviews with residents of North Carolina and beyond. In addition to his research interests, Professor Wolfram is particularly interested in the application of information about language diversity to the public, including the production of television documentaries, the construction of museum exhibits, and the development of innovative formal and informal materials related to language diversity for different institutions.

He has received numerous awards, including the North Carolina Award (the highest award given to a citizen of North Carolina), Caldwell Humanities Laureate from the NC Humanities Council, the Holladay Medal at NC State, the Board of Governor’s Holshouser Award for Excellence in Public Service, and the Linguistics, Language and the Public Award from the Linguistic Society of America. He has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and served as President of the Linguistic Society of America, the American Dialect Society, and the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics.

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1-25-2022, WHILE SUPPLY LASTS. 
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PURCHASES ARE SUBJECT TO OUR PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Shotgun Start @11:30 AM

Rocky River Golf Club
6900 Bruton Smith Road
Concord, NC 
(Just down the road from the Embassy Suites)

$55 Per Player
Mulligans $5 Each | Forward Tees $5 Each (Limit of 2 for each)

Four-Person Scramble (Best Ball) Format. Teams will be formed from a blind drawing the night before. The top three teams will be awarded prizes along with the Longest Drive and Closest-to-the-Pin winners.

Please note: You can pay the day of the tournament. While on-site registration will be available, pre-registration better assists us in tournament planning and team assignments in advance. Plan to arrive early to get signed in and to find your team.

Join Us for a Fun Round of Golf and Fellowship!

CONFERENCE CENTER MAP

 
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BOOK YOUR HOTEL

 
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The Embassy Suites Hotel & Concord Convention Center

Hilton's New Standard of Hotel Cleanliness >

$165.00 per night

 

(Includes breakfast each morning, Manager’s Reception each afternoon and in-room Internet Connection)

**There is a deposit requirement for one night’s room and tax to be charged at the time of booking. The deposit is refundable if reservations are cancelled at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date. 

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The Homewood Suites by Hilton Concord / Charlotte

Hilton's New Standard of Hotel Cleanliness >

$149.00 per night

Through Jan. 17th

(Includes breakfast each morning and in-room Internet Connection)

**There is a deposit requirement for one night’s room and tax to be charged at the time of booking. The deposit is refundable if reservations are cancelled at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date. 

 

ORDER ADDITIONAL VENDOR SERVICES

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1-7-2022.  FORM & PAYMENT SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO EMBASSY CONVENTION CENTER.

NEW FOR 2022:  Standard Electricity is included with the purchase of a booth. 
Only complete this form if additional services are needed.

To insure timely install, completion and submission of the Exhibitor Services Form to the Embassy Convention center is required.  See form for complete instructions.

SHIPPING INFORMATION FOR EXHIBITORS

 

Shipments can be received 3 to 5 business days prior to the conference. Please ship all packages to:

Embassy Suites
ATTN:  Scott Birckhead / 2021 NCAFC MWC

5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW

Concord NC 28027

 

NOTE: Please Be Sure the Name of the Company & Primary Contact Person is included on the Outside of the Container.

For questions regarding package delivery, please contact Scott Birckhead at Scott.Birckhead@atriumhospitality.com, or by phone at (704) 454-1767.

DOWNLOAD OUR CONFERENCE APP

Plan and Manage Your MWC Schedule at Your Fingertips

 
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PLAN YOUR FREE TIME

Schedule & Availability May Vary

For more local attractions, visit www.visitcabarrus.com.

 

DON'T MISS A THING!

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  • View the entire MWC schedule

  • Build your customized schedule & view only the workshops / events you plan to attend

  • View speaker bios and workshop descriptions

  • Find your workshop / event location

  • View the vendor directory

*Please note that exhibitors and sponsors are periodically updated on the directory leading up to the conference.

SPEEDWAY TOUR

 

The “Feel the Thrill Tour” includes a close-up look at areas that are off-limits on race days. Visit the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage, travel down pit road and take a picture in Victory Circle. The highlight of this one hour tour is a comfortable van ride around the super speedway where you will fell the full-tilt force of the 24-degree banking. Additional information online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.  

 

CONCORD MILLS MALL

 

Appropriately named the number one shopping destination in the Carolinas, Concord Mills Mall offers a variety of stores and activities for the family. Anchored by the Bass Pro Shop “The Mall” will offer an opportunity for some family time while “the chief” is at the conference. Additional information about featured locations, coupons and restaurants is available at www.concordmills.com.

 

NASCAR HALL OF FAME

 

From the down-home history of stock car racing to the legendary drivers and their race cars, we’ve packed in everything that’s great about NASCAR. Every time you visit, your sense will come to life by the sights and sounds throughout the spectacular NASCAR Hall of Fame. And with amazing artifacts, interactive exhibits, simulator rides and the ever-changing events at the High Octane Theater, you’ll always encounter something new at the Hall. More information at www.nascarhall.com.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

 

STRATEGIC PARTNER

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