ATMIA appreciates the support of our attendees and sponsors at our industry events. As such we are increasing measures to protect our events from the opportunistic and unprofessional practice of suitcasing/outboarding. ATMIA has adopted a zero tolerance policy regarding suitcasing. Suitcasing is a parasitic business practice where companies gain access to an event and solicit business in the aisles or other public spaces used for the conference, attempting to gain commercial value from a business event to which they contribute nothing thereby undermining the overall value for paying sponsors, exhibitors and delegates. This practice undermines the event and the industry. ATMIA recognizes that suitcasing may also take place in a hotel guest room, hospitality suite, restaurant, or any other public place in proximity to our event. For the purposes of this policy, suitcasing violations may occur at venues other than the exhibition floor and at other events. It is for this reason ATMIA must be informed of any hospitality suites, and expressed consent must be given prior to the event.
Scam offers for the ATMIA list and hotels are rampant and we can do nothing to stop them except to educate you. PLEASE BE AWARE of any too good to be true offer. To protect your company, know the facts:
If you are unable to attend the conference, you may substitute a colleague to take your place at no extra charge. However, if sending a replacement isn't possible, the following cancellation terms will apply:
All cancellations must be in writing and refunds, if any, will be issued according to the dates above.
In accordance with the following cancellation policy, all cancellations must be received in writing in order to qualify for a refund. Refunds will be based on a sliding scale.
|90 or more days prior to the event||$1,000 administrative fee will be deducted|
|45-90 days prior to the event||50% cost of booth/sponsorship|
|Less than 44 days prior to the event||No refund|
In the event that ATMIA or the represented organization elects to cancel an event, ATMIA will refund only payment made directly to ATMIA and will not be held responsible for other costs of expenditure incurred by the sponsor/exhibitor. ATMIA will not refund payment or assume additional costs and liability that result from "acts of God" or criminal activity. All refunds will be issued within six weeks of receipt of written cancellation.