Inman Connect New York Sponsor Resources

We are so excited you're on board to help us make Connect a success!

01 To-Do's Before the Show

Whether this is your first Inman Connect or you would just like some solid tips on engaging and retaining business onsite, you will find useful resources here!

Watch the Whole Exhibitor Prep Video Snippet Series!

Check out these short video snippets for a quick crash course on generating, engaging, and retaining business with customers onsite!

Tips to Increase ROI before Connect

Tips to Increase ROI during Connect

One Tip to Increase ROI after Connect

Register For Your Conference Passes

Taking care of registration now will drastically minimize delays onsite, allowing you to focus on prepping for the event.

  • Contact Devon if you need your conference registration links.
  • If you need to purchase exhibit only passes for additional staff, you can do so for $150.00 here.
Order a Lead Scanner (Optional)

This is a great alternative to collecting business cards and manually entering them into your follow-up database at the show.

Check out rental prices and ordering instructions here.

Create a Virtual Event Bag Placement

We’re offering exhibitors a complimentary placement in our virtual event bag, which we will share with all of the attendees. Use your placement to advertise a free offer, giveaway, or downloadable resource for the event and drive up leads.

Create your placement before Wednesday, 1/17.

Complete the Product/Services Guide Survey

Do a quick 4-question survey to identify the products and services your company provides. This will help you better connect with the Connect attendees you seek most.

Complete the survey ASAP to ensure you appear in all the right categories.

Make Your Hotel Arrangements

Discounted room rates at the New York Marriott Marquis for Inman Connect start at $299.00/night + applicable taxes, based on availability.

Reserve your room online today or call 877-303-0104 and referencing Inman Connect.

Download the Connect App

Download the ICNY app to stay up to date with speaker times, trade show hours and more. There’s no easier way to access everything you need, no matter where you are.

Move-in, Exhibit, & Tear-down Hours

There are different hours and dates for the Partner Showcase and the Startup Alley, so be sure you note the appropriate hours for your location.

Startup Alley – 5th Floor

  • Monday, 1/22 – Move-in 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 1/23 – Last-minute Set-up 8:00 – 8:30 am
    Tuesday, 1/23 – Open 8:30 am  – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 1/24 – Open 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, 1/25 – Open 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
    Thursday, 1/25 – Cocktails@Connect 4:00 – 6:00 pm
    Thursday, 1/25 – Tear-down 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Friday, 1/26 – Closed

Partner Showcase – 6th Floor

  • Monday, 1/22 – Move-in 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 1/23 – Last-minute Set-up 8:00 – 8:30 am
    Tuesday, 1/23 – Open 8:30 am  – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 1/24 – Open 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
    Wednesday, 1/24 – Cocktails@Connect 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, 1/25 – Open 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, 1/26 – Open 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Friday, 1/26 – Tear-down 12:00 – 4:00 pm
GES Exhibitor Services

We partner with GES to handle tradeshow logistics like shipping, materials handling, and drayage.

  • Take a look at the GES Exhibitor Services Manual, which outlines the availability and costs of these services.
  • We are pleased to cover the cost of power supply for your exhibit space.
  • If you will be connecting multiple devices, you may bring your own grounded power strip or you can also rent one through GES.
Logistical Resources
Exhibit Space Pictures

For your reference, here are photos of the standard Startup Alley and Kiosk exhibit spaces, as well as a few examples of how sponsors have custom-designed their 10×10 booths.

Startup Alley Table


10×10 Booths

We recommend unique space designs and ample digital signage.

03 Tips, Tools, Best Practices & ROI-Boosting Resources

Here are tips and best practices to help you make Connect the most ROI-positive event you attend in 2018.

Tips Specific to Inman Connect
Exhibiting Practices & Tactics
Giveaway Selection

Interested in bringing compelling and memorable giveaways for attendees? Check out these resources:

04 FAQ & Conference Mechanics
Where can I park?

The Marriott parking garage charges $90 per day. Consider other means of transportation.

Where do I go when I arrive?

Go to registration area in the Connect Hub on the 5th floor. Pick up your badges and proceed either to your space in Startup Alley on the 5th floor or one floor up to the Partner Showcase on the 6th floor.

What should I bring with me to my exhibit space?
  • Storage is limited. Bring enough flyers, giveaways, etc., to make it through segments of the day and then plan to restock periodically as needed.
  • If a monitor is included with your kiosk sponsorship package and you are connecting a Mac, you must bring the appropriate adapter/dongle.
When will traffic be heaviest?
  • In between sessions, busier in the morning, but there is no real downtime.
  • Just FYI, there is no set lunch break for exhibitors, so be sure you have enough staff on hand to relieve each other as needed.
Who should I ask for furniture, tech support, equipment, etc.

Contact Devon at 303-669-0930. (Protip: program that number into your phone)

Are we allowed to bring our own signage?
  • Only if you are in a 10×10 booth.
  • We provide an overhead sign for both Startup Alley and kiosks, but you are NOT permitted to bring signage otherwise. We do this to minimize your shipping/drayage costs and to standardize the look of the exhibit areas.
  • Signage that is not permitted in kiosk and Startup Alley exhibit spaces:
    – Floor banners
    – Popup banners
    – Easel signs
    – Table-top signs
    – Table drapes
    – Floor coverings
    – Anything else that could be described as a sign
  • If you do bring your own signage, we will ask you to take it down. It’s not our favorite part of the job, but a necessary one.
Is there dedicated meeting space?
  • There is not. You are welcome to step outside the exhibit area, meet in the Connect Hub, head to a corner, or meet right in your booth—after all, a busy booth is an intriguing booth!
  • The Inman Sales team may have additional dedicated meeting room space available. Please contact your account manager if you’re interested.
What is the dress code?
  • Casual to business casual, well-branded (logo button down/polo/t-shirts, etc.)
  • Please dress to your comfort level
What are the shipping, materials handling, and drayage charges?
  • You can arrange to have any items you need for your exhibit space received by our tradeshow partner GES.
  • Please note there are additional fees associated with this, all of which is outlined in the Exhibitor Services Manual. Please refer to the Shipping, Drayage, and Material Handling section in the left nav. Pricing for all of GES’s services is included in the manual.
Do I need to order power for the show?
  • You do not. We are pleased to cover the cost of electrical for the show.
  • You may consider bringing a grounded power strip if you will be plugging in multiple devices.
How is the wifi for the show?
  • The wifi access we provide is primarily for checking email or for simple product demonstrations, but we do not guarantee the quality of signal strength.
  • If demonstrating your product requires a minimum internet speed or expanded bandwidth, we recommend that you:A) Create a video demo you can save and run off of a local device.B) Purchase and bring a wifi hotspot that runs on your own personal cellular signal (your carrier’s standard data charges apply).C) Purchase hardline internet access or a dedicated wifi signal for your exhibit space through the Marriott. Please note that this is unfortunately very expensive (~$500-600 per day). Contact Devon if you need an AV/Internet order form. Also, there is a late set-up surcharge for ordering hardline internet onsite at the show, so please submit the form in advance.
Can I leave my stuff in the exhibit areas overnight?

The exhibit areas are security patrolled at night, so you can leave your space set safely at the end of each day—no need to set up more than once. However, please act according to your own personal comfort level in this regard.

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