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MWC 2021

NC Association of Fire Chiefs

MID-WINTER CONFERENCE

May 18-22, 2021 

Concord, NC

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YOU SPOKE AND WE LISTENED! NEW FOR MWC 2021
 

DEDICATED EXPO SHOW TIME WITH NO CONFLICTING SESSIONS

WELCOME TO MWC 2021


With the challenges we all have faced and continue to face this year with the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have all come to appreciate even more the potential opportunity to once again "gather together."  Please know that the NCAFC has worked diligently with all conference support partners to provide the safest conference & expo environment possible, based on CDC guidelines.  These additional safety measures include, however are not limited to

  • Mask Requirement

  • Social Distancing

  • Temperature Checks Upon Entry

  • Controlled Traffic Flow, including Expo Floor

  • Expanded Expo Floor Space with Full-Height Booth Dividers

  • Plexiglass at Registration Desk

  • Expanded Registration Requirements for Contact Tracing

  • Larger Session Rooms & Overflow Rooms to Allow for Social Distancing

  • Room Rotation & Sanitation Between Sessions

  • Three Friday Lunch Seating Times to allow for proper Sanitation with Expanded Seating for Social Distancing

  • Hotel Sanitation Protocols (Learn More)

  • Expanded Banquet Seating to Only Six per Table

Mask Required

Social Distancing

Temperature Checks

Controlled Traffic Flow

 

THE MWC EXPO IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Invite Your Customers, Friends & Colleagues!

Thursday, May 20th | 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Friday, May 21st | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


FREE and Open to the Public, With Pre-Registration Online or Onsite Registration Available

 

**Please Note: Does not include Friday Buffet Lunch.

Lunch available to In-Person Full Conference Registrants Only. 

ALL ATTENDEES & EXHIBITORS MUST COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIRED COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS.

Anyone unwilling to comply may be asked to leave, with no refund provided.

Mask Required

Social Distancing

Temperature Checks

Controlled Traffic Flow

EXHIBITOR SCHEDULE

 

Wednesday, May 19th

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM:  EXHIBITOR & APPARATUS MOVE-IN & SET UP | Registration North / Concord Convention Hall / Parking Lot Left of Conference Center

​Thursday, May 20th

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, May 21st

9:00 AM - 4:00 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).

4:00 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.

CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIPS

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 04-23-2021, WHILE SUPPLY LASTS. 
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PURCHASES ARE SUBJECT TO OUR PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 04-23-2021, WHILE SUPPLY LASTS. 
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PURCHASES ARE SUBJECT TO OUR PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY.

NCAFC AWARDS BANQUET

Recognizing Chiefs & Officers of the Year

Available: 1

$2,000 each

PAST PRESIDENTS' LUNCH

Special Thanks to these Special Fire Service Leaders

Available: 4

$500 each

EXHIBIT HALL BREAKS

Light Refreshments Provided for Attendees

Available: 4

$500 each

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MARKETING & ADVERTISING

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 04-23-2021, WHILE SUPPLY LASTS. 
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PURCHASES ARE SUBJECT TO OUR PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DESK WRAP

Conference Registration Center (Five Panel)

Available: 1 (Exclusive)

$3,500 each

HOTEL KEY CARD BRANDING

Embassy Suites Hotel

Available: 0 SOLD

$2,500 each

CONFERENCE PROGRAM PRINT AD | BACK COVER

8.5" W X 11" H

Available: 0 SOLD

$2,000 each

ATTENDEE BADGE SPONSORSHIP

Black & White Logo Printed on All Attendee Badge Cards

Available: 0 (Exclusive) SOLD

$1,500 each

ATTENDEE TOTE BAG SPONSORSHIP

Logo Printed on Attendee Tote Bags Received at Registration Desk

Available: 0 (Exclusive)  SOLD

$1,500 each

HOTEL ELEVATOR DOOR STRIPED GRAPHIC

Embassy Suites | Exterior Set of 3

Available: 0 (Exclusive) SOLD

$1,500 each

CONFERENCE PROGRAM PRINT AD | FRONT INSIDE COVER

8.5" W X 11" H

Available: 1 

$1,000 each

CONFERENCE PROGRAM PRINT AD | BACK INSIDE COVER

8.5" W X 11" H

Available: 1 

$1,000 each

SPOTLIGHT EMAIL

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

Remaining: 8

$1,000 each

CONFERENCE PROGRAM PRINT AD | FULL PAGE

8.5" W X 11" H

Available: 5

$800 each

SPOTLIGHT SOCIAL MEDIA POST

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

Remaining: 8

$500 each

CONFERENCE PROGRAM PRINT AD | HALF PAGE

8.5" W X 5.5" H

Available: 3

$500 each

GOLF HOLE SPONSORSHIP

Sign Placement at Each Golf Hole Sponsored

Available: 9

$150 each

ATTENDEE TOTE BAG PROMO ITEM

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

$75 each

ATTENDEE TOTE BAG FLYER

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: 19

$50 each

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EXHIBIT HALL SPACE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 04-23-2021, WHILE SUPPLY LASTS. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PURCHASES ARE SUBJECT TO OUR PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

EXHIBIT HALL SPACE

10 X 10 Three-Sided Booth with Full-Height Pipe & Drape Dividers, 72 x 30 inch Table, Two Chairs, Internet, Two Friday Lunch Buffet Tickets, Exhibit Hall Set Up to Support All COVID-19 Protocols Including, Mask Requirment, Social Distancing, Temperature Checks, and Controlled Traffic Flow

NOTE:  Sponsorship Packages offer complimentary booth space, electricity, and additional lunch tickets, based on the package selected (see Conference Sponsorship above). Additional Friday Lunch Buffet Tickets are also available for purchase on our online registration form.  Electricity and other vendor services are available for purchase directly from the Embassy Suites Convention Center, with the downloadable Exhibitor Services Order Form also available on our online registration form.

$675 each

APPARATUS EXHIBITS

To Register Your Apparatus, Click the Button Below to Email Todd Eury

Please be sure to include your company name, contact information, apparatus size & description.  Todd Eury will follow up with you directly to confirm your exhibit registration.

ADDITIONAL FRIDAY LUNCH BUFFET TICKETS

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

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

$40 each

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BANQUET TICKETS

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 04-23-2021, WHILE SUPPLY LASTS. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PURCHASES ARE SUBJECT TO OUR PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

Friday, May 21st, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Concord J

Speaker: Jason Patton, Creator of Fire Department Chronicles &
VP of Fire Department Coffee

$50 Per Person


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

ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIRED COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS.

Mask Required, Social Distancing, Temperature Checks, Controlled Traffic Flow

Please Note: Tables will be set at six people at a table, to follow social distancing guidelines.

SOLD OUT

GOLF TOURNAMENT

 

Join Us for a Fun Round of Golf and Fellowship!

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

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.

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EXHIBIT HALL MAP & DIRECTORY

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ADW Architects
AEST Safety Inc.
AEST Safety Inc.
Air Cleaning Specialists INC / Plymovent
Anchor Richey Em. Vehicle Services Inc.
Anchor Richey Em. Vehicle Services Inc.
Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks
Atlantic Emergency Solutions
Atlantic Emergency Solutions
Atlantic Emergency Solutions
Axon
Blue Ridge Rescue Supplies
Bobbitt Design Build
C & C Fire Apparatus
NC Firefighter Cancer Alliance
Carolina Fire Rescue EMS  Journal
CIVIC Federal Credit Union
CIVIC Federal Credit Union
CIVIC Federal Credit Union
Cleveland Community College
Columbia Southern University
CW Williams
CW Williams
CW Williams
DR Reynolds Company Inc.
Dragon Fire Gloves
East Coast Fire Apparatus
East Coast Fire Apparatus
East Coast Fire Apparatus
Easy Lifts LLC
Emergency Apparatus Inc.
Emergency Apparatus Inc.
Emergency Apparatus Inc.
EPR Systems USA Inc.
Essential Personnel
F.I.E.R.O.
Fire Connections
Fire Connections
Fire Facilities
Fire House Beds
Fire Recovery EMS
Fire Safe Associates
Fire Station Furniture
First Due
Gardner & Brown Architects PA
Go Unmanned
Image Trend Inc.
NC Society of Fire Rescue Instructors
KFH Industries / Key Hose
Knox Company

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Lexipol
Local Government Federal Credit Union
Liv Safe
Mgmt. Solutions for Emergency Services
Mgmt. Solutions for Emergency Services
the FireDepartmentApp.com
Municipal Emergency Services 
Municipal Emergency Services 
Municipal Emergency Services 
Minerva Bunker Gear Cleaners
Mobile Communications America
Mountain Tek 
Mountain Tek
NAFECO
NAFECO
National Fire Safety Council
NC Fallen Firefighter Foundation
NC Fire Chief Consulting
NC Association of Fire Chiefs
NC Association of Fire Chiefs
NC Association of Fire Chiefs
NC State Firefighters Association
NC State Firefighters Association
Newtons Fire & Safety Equipment Inc.
Newtons Fire & Safety Equipment Inc.
Newtons Fire & Safety Equipment Inc.
NFPA
O's Custom Hose
OSFM
PGI. Inc. / BarriAire Gold Hoods
Piedmont Fire Inc.
Piedmont Fire Inc.
Provident
Euramco Group / RAMFAN
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
RestoPros LLC
Rhinehart Fire Services
Rhinehart  Fire Services 
RKI Instruments
Safe Air Systems Inc.
Safe Air Systems Inc.
Safe Fleet
Safe Industries
Safe Industries

Select Custom Apparatus

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Service Restoration
Snap Tite Hose
Southeasten Specialty Vehicles
Spartan Fire & Em. Fire Apparatus Inc.
Spartan Fire & Em. Fire Apparatus Inc.
Spartan Fire & Em. Fire Apparatus Inc.
Stevens Fire Equipment Inc.
Stevens Fire Equipment Inc.
Stevens Fire Equipment Inc.
Stevens Fire Equipment Inc.
Stewart -Cooper-Newell Architects
Jim O'Sullivan Photography
Super Vacuum / Command Light
Tempest Technology
Veridian Fire Protection
VFIS of North Carolina 
VFIS of North Carolina 
NCAFC Vol. Retention & Recruitment
Will - Burt

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BOOK YOUR HOTEL

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. 

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Concord / Charlotte

Hilton's New Standard of Hotel Cleanliness >

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$149.00 per night

 

(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 ELECTRICITY and / or Other Services

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 04-23-2021.  FORM & PAYMENT SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO EMBASSY CONVENTION CENTER.

ORDER ELECTRICITY

And / or other services from the Embassy Suites Convention Center

NOTE:  Platinum & Gold Sponsors receive complimentary electricity at no cost, however to insure timely install, completion and submission of the Exhibitor Services Form to the Embassy Convention center is required.

 

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.

SCHED APP FOR MWC 2021

 

Plan and manage your MWC schedule at your fingertips with the Sched App for MWC 2021.

  • View the entire MWC schedule

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

  • Receive daily mobile notifications of your conference schedule

  • View speaker bios and workshop descriptions

  • Find your workshop / event location

  • View the vendor directory

  • Connect with other MWC attendees 

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

 

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE THE APP ON YOUR PHONE

  • Open the App

  • Click on "My Account" in the bottom right corner

  • Click "Change Events" 

  • In the “Search” box, type in “NCAFC.”

  • Tap the “NCAFC Mid-Winter Conference 2021” event to proceed.

HOW TO ADD THE FREE APP TO YOUR PHONE

  • Go to the App Store / Google Play on your phone and search for “Sched.”

  • Download / Install the app to your phone.

  • Open the app and in the “Search” box, type in “NCAFC.”

  • Tap the “NCAFC Mid-Winter Conference 2021” event to proceed.

  • In the bottom right corner, click on “My Account.”

  • Click "Sign In" to sign in using your credentials from last year, or click "Sign Up" to create a free Sched account.

  • In the bottom left corner, click on “Schedule” to go back to the main screen and begin to browse. You can navigate to the “Directory” tab to view Speakers and Exhibitors. There is also a Venue Map available under the “Info” tab.

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CUSTOMIZE YOUR MWC SCHEDULE

  • To create your personalized schedule, click on the workshop / event you would like to attend and click the button that says “Add to Sched.” Afterwards, you can go back to the main schedule by clicking “Schedule” in the top left corner or by clicking the back button.

  • To remove a workshop / event from your schedule, click on the workshop / event you would like to remove and click the button that says “Remove from Sched.”

  • Click “My Sched” at the very top of the screen to view your personalized schedule.

PLAN YOUR FREE TIME

 

Schedule & Availability May Vary Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Cabarrus Visitors and Convention Bureau Visitor Guide

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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PLATINUM SPONSORS

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GOLD SPONSORS

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STEVENS FIRE EQUIPMENT, INC.

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SILVER SPONSORS

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