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Exhibitor's Bulletin
August 2012

Welcome to the monthly NCPA Exhibitor Bulletin. The purpose of this electronic newsletter is to keep in touch with our exhibitors and keep you up-to-date on information regarding NCPA's 114th Annual Convention & Trade Exposition.
Editorial Highlights
2012 Exhibit Hours and Location

San Diego Convention Center, Hall A, B1:
Sunday October 14, 2012
Exhibit Hours: 1:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. (with reception)
Monday October 15, 2012
Exhibit Hours: 12 Noon until 4:00 p.m. (with lunch)
Tuesday October 16, 2012
Exhibit Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. (with lunch) (new hours)

Online Exhibitor Housing is Now Open:
NCPA's official hotel this year is Marriott Marquis, San Diego. Housing reservations are going directly through Marriott, please use the link below to reserve your hotel rooms:
Click on Exhibitor Housing:
http://www.ncpanet.org/index.php/exhibitors

Exhibitors Requiring More Than 5 Hotel Rooms:
NASTASSIA PERCIVAL Group Housing Coordinator
nastassia.percival@marriott.com | phone 619.699.8251 | fax 619.230.8978
SAN DIEGO MARRIOTT MARQUIS & MARINA
333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101

Exhibitor Badge Registration:
NCPA's registration company is Convention Data Services, you will receive or you should have received your password to enter your booth personnel. The link to access this information is: https://www.xpressreg.net/register/ncpa102/exhibitor/login.asp

Exhibitor badge allotment:
Corporate members for every 10x10 booth, receive 3 badges with their booth fee. Non-members receive two badges. Extra badges are available for purchase and they are $495 each, and are for the full conference.

Exhibitor Service Kit:
NCPA's official General Contractor is Levy Exposition Services, to access the online exhibitor service kit please do the following:

Go to www.levyshow.com.
Then click online ordering and register as a new exhibitor. From there follow the instructions to register and create a log in password etc. The show code is NCPA2012.

NCPA's Official Vendors:
Unfortunately it looks like every year there are companies out there soliciting our exhibitors for their business. Levy Exposition Services is our official General Contractor, in the Exhibitor Service Manual there are a list of companies that are our vendors for this show.

Convention Data Services is our official Registration company.

Our official hotel this year is the Marriot Marquis & Marina in San Diego, it is next to the convention center and registration is made directly with the hotel.

NEW For 2012: Exhibitor-Only Workshop
For the first time ever, NCPA is offering an exclusive workshop just for exhibitors. The workshop will be led by NCPA's Senior Director of Store Operations and Marketing, Gabe Trahan:

Session Title:
Thanks for the Pens

Brief Description:
Selling can be tough, but being informed about customer needs can make it much easier. Sometimes a pharmacy owner's true reason for not buying your product seems like a big secret. If you would like help turning "not interested" or "thanks for the pens" into sales and reorders then NCPA has something for you.

Reserve your spot NOW!, please email Rachel.lightcap@ncpanet.org to get your free pass. The first 20 people sign up will be invited to email a question to Gabe about your particular product or service line. During the presentation, Gabe may reference your product or service and provide specific feedback to your question.
Date.Time.Place=To be determined

Attendee Opt-in list:
NCPA doesn't release its attendee nor its member list. In order to go around this policy, we are asking attendees that register for the show to opt-in to receive information from Exhibitors. A month out from the show you will be receiving the opt-in list, which is good for one mailing/email to the list. I will follow up after the show with another list.

Advertise! Advertise! Advertise!
Build traffic to your booth or bring attention to your brand, product or service. NCPA offers many options to reach the independent community pharmacy, follow the links below for all the opportunities available:

Check NCPA Website
Please check the NCPA website periodically for updates. Currently we have the schedule-at-a glance and our general session speakers.


Contact
Nina Dadgar
Senior Director, Business Development
PH: 703.838.2673
Nina.dadgar@ncpanet.org

Rachel Lightcap
Manager, Business Development
PH: 703.838.2656
Rachel.Lightcap@ncpanet.org

Exhibitor Info
Move-in Days and Times:
Friday, October 12, 2012
9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Saturday October 13, 2012
8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Sunday October 14, 2012
8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Move-Out
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
2:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

 
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