Exhibitor/Sponsor/Delegate hereby agrees to abide by these Rules & Regulations for the event they are participating in.
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.
If you are canceling due to COVID and are requesting a refund, you will need to provide proof of a positive COVID test taken within 5 days of the start of the conference.
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. Please note an additional fee of $250 will be assessed if the refund is to be issued by either check or wire.
|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. If ATMIA determines that the cancellation was due to an 'act of God' ATMIA will refund the payment made for that event. ATMIA will not 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.
Assignment of Exhibit Space: As a general rule, ATMIA will assign booths on a first-come, first-serve basis.
ATMIA reserves the right to assign or relocate exhibit areas or reconfigure the exhibition area for the betterment of the show or otherwise in its sole discretion.
Exhibit space assignment shall be conditional on payment of the deposit and/or in full of all amounts due 2 months prior to the event.
The exhibit space assigned to exhibitor is for the use of the named exhibitor only. Exhibit space sharing in whole or in part with any third party is expressly prohibited.
If after booths are chosen and an exhibit company is not happy with their neighbor, that company will have the opportunity to move to a new unoccupied booth location. No company will be asked to move due to another company being unhappy with the other.
Exhibitor Badges: All exhibitor badges issued by ATMIA for exhibitors shall be for the sole use of exhibitor personnel identified in advance to ATMIA.
Sharing of badges is not allowed.
As per ATMA Membership Code of Conduct ATMIA member benefits are nontransferable and cannot be shared. ATMIA member benefits are for ATMIA member companies and their employees only, and may not be made available to others, including other organizations that ATMIA member companies or their employees are affiliated with. Subsidiary and Affiliate companies of an active ATMIA member company will be required to hold their own membership, in their company’s name, to access ATMIA member benefits, since they are registered as separate legal entities. A subsidiary and affiliate company is defined as: a company that is controlled and at least partially owned by another company (this includes both holding & parent companies).
Exhibitor passes must be use only on staff from the exhibiting company or the company that purchased the booth.
Bank Passes: If your company is allotted bank passes with your exhibit or sponsor package, these passes must be use for banks only. It does not include companies that provide a service or product to a bank or financial institution.
Terms of Payment: Any registration submitted to ATMIA must be accompanies by the appropriate payment based on the amount due. Returned checked will result in a $50.00 returned check fee and all future payments by the exhibiting company must be by cash, credit card or certified check.
Insurance: Exhibitor and its independent contractors each agree to obtain and maintain appropriate commercial liability insurance for the event to cover equipment, staff and any accidents that may happen involving exhibits.
Operation of Exhibits: Displays in exhibit spaces must be designed and operated in a manner that respects the rights of other exhibitors and attendees. Displays shall not be designed in a manner that will block a neighboring exhibitor or extend into an aisle or common space. All marketing material must remain in the designed booth location and can’t be distributed onto items in the exhibit hall such as tables or chairs, food displays, etc. If this occurs, ATMIA reserves the right to remove that exhibitor or discard the marketing items.
Security: Security will be provided by the hotel and the exhibit hall will be locked during non-conference hours. While show management exercises reasonable care in safeguarding your property, neither ATMIA nor any of their officers, agents, or employees assume responsibility for such property. Do not leave unpacked display materials unattended. Securely fasten all lightweight high-theft-risk items to display boards or lock in showcases. Personal items of value should never be left unattended (esp. handbags, phones, and laptops). During move-out, exhibitors should remain with their goods and merchandise until it is picked up or receipted for in a designated storage area.
ATMIA member benefits are nontransferable and cannot be shared. ATMIA member benefits are for ATMIA member companies and their employees only, and may not be made available to others, including other organizations that ATMIA member companies or their employees are affiliated with.
Subsidiary and Affiliate companies of an active ATMIA member company will be required to hold their own membership, in their company’s name, to access ATMIA member benefits, since they are registered as separate legal entities. A subsidiary and affiliate company is defined as: a company that is controlled and at least partially owned by another company (this includes both holding & parent companies). For the complete ATMIA Membership Code of Conduct please visit: https://www.atmia.com/membership/pledge/
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:
ATMIA invites anyone to submit a topic for a conference. A Call for Speakers is sent out by email and social media aproximately 6-10 months prior to the conference. All submissions are reveiwed by ATMIA staff and conference committee. Topics are selected based on the topic and how it relates to the industry, theme of the conference and the delegates. No sales or product/company promotion is allowed. ATMIA greatly appreciates speakers donating their time and knowledge; however, we do not reimburse or pay for a speaker’s travel or accommodations. Those companies within the industry that would like a speaking slot will be required to support the conference by exhibiting and/or sponsoring. Taking a sponsorship or exhibit booth does not guarantee speaking slot.
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.
ATMIA limits the number of 3rd party events during the hours of an ATMIA event. All of these events must be approved by ATMIA staff. This is done to keep the delegates attending the speakers/sessions/workshops/exhibit hall that have been planned by ATMIA. If a company requests to host a private meeting or event during an ATMIA conference, they must exhibit or sponsor at that conference. If the event takes place during the hours of the ATMIA conference, the event will have less than 10 people incluing the hosts. An event after before or after hours of the ATMIA scheduled conference will still need to be approved but is not limited to a specific number of people.
ATMIA will be pleased to provide a visa support letter provided certain conditions are met:
In case of a visa refusal, any attendee fees paid will be refunded in full upon presentation of the official documentation from the applicable embassy/consulate/high commission confirming the visa has been refused. For all other attendee cancellations, portions of fees will only be returned as per our Cancellation Policy.
Other helpful information can be found on our International Visitors website here: https://www.atmia.com/conferences/event-policies/international-visitors/
ATMIA Conferences, active for over two decades, has taken enhanced health and safety measures for our events in the pandemic, and beyond, with your health interests in mind. Please note that you should follow all the association’s public health instructions while attending ATMIA events. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are gathered in groups. It is well-known that COVID-19 is a contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
By attending ATMIA events, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. We urge you to comply with our public health guidelines during this event – so that we can all do our best to prevent any unnecessary spread of infections.
ATMIA uses reasonable efforts to market its events and attract attendees but does not guarantee specific levels of attendance at the conference. ATMIA makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding attendance levels at hosted events.
If a dispute arising out of or related to this agreement cannot be settled through negotiation, then the parties shall first try in good faith to settle the dispute by mediation through a commercially recognized mediation body to be agreed upon by the parties before resorting to any other dispute resolution procedure including but not limited to arbitration or litigation. ATMIA will not be liable for any fees associated with mediation for the exhibitor.