Inn It to Win It

32nd Annual MBBA Conference

Vendor Day Monday, October 28

 

Come Showcase Your Wares
Michigan Bed and Breakfast Association extends a warm welcome to the vendors and suppliers who serve the bed and breakfast industry. It’s important for our innkeeping members to put faces with names and to develop relationships with those who supply their diverse needs. One of the most important aspects of the MBBA Annual Innkeeping Conference is to provide vendors the opportunity to meet and talk with current and prospective customers. That’s why we make the conference inexpensive to attend, easily accessible and sensitive to the demands on your time. We make our vendor guests central to the conference and an integral part of the conference program.

Enjoy Travel Accessibility
The conference site is the DoubleTree by Hilton-Holland, 650 E 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, one minute east off US-31. It is equidistant from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, a 45-minute drive from the east toward the lakeshore; and from Muskegon Airport in Muskegon, a 45-minute drive south along the lakeshore. West Michigan is the heart of the state’s highest density of B&Bs. Holding the conference in this region consistently delivers the largest number of attendees.

Experience Our New Space
This year, the vendor area will stretch throughout a large and spacious atrium central to the MBBA-dedicated conference area. Whenever a break is called or attendees move from one breakout session to another, they pass your booth coming and going. We think you’re going to like it a lot!

VENDOR DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

7:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Registration and Set Up
Set-up includes your choice of one 6′ covered and skirted table, 2 chairs and wastebasket.
(Need for an electrical outlet and any special requirements must be specified on the Exhibitor Registration form.)

11:10 A.M. – Noon
Grand Opening – Dedicated Vendor Time
(Vendor booths remain open and accessible to attendees through 6 p.m.)

12 o’clock noon – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Program

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception in the Vendor Area (Cash Bar)

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join us for dinner.
(All vendors are welcome to enjoy the dinner and keynote speaker. Cost is included in your registration fee.)

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tear down and pack up on your schedule.

Extras You Need to Know

Vendors provide a door prize gift valued at least at $50 as part of the registration fee.
You may leave your prize at the desk when you register.

Door-prize drawings are at the end of the farewell lunch on Tuesday.
You are welcome to join us. Afterward, MBBA will provide each vendor with their winner’s contact information for follow up.

You’ll get a contact list of conference attendees in your welcome packets.
If you want a list in advance, contact the office one week prior to the event.

At no extra charge, vendors may provide promotional materials and/or gifts or samples to be placed in innkeepers’ registration packets.
Materials must be shipped to arrive at the MBBA office prior to Friday, October 25.
Shipping address: 6587 Waybridge Dr SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546

Get More Bang for Your Buck!

Promote a Conference-Only Special Offer that is available only to conference attendees, only during the conference.
Provide details to MBBA by August 30 to be featured in pre-conference promotions. Send text with any graphics or logos in .jpg format to office@laketolake.com

Registration Fees

$165 for Preferred Vendor Member
$240 for two representatives from the same company.
(Individual meal costs available for more than two representatives.)

$250 for Non-Member Vendors
$325 for two representatives from the same company.
(Individual meal costs available for more than two representatives.)
Registration fees cover all conference activities and meals on October 28-29.

Sunday’s  Opening Event (optional)

You’re part of the industry team, and we’d love you to join us as we kick off the 32nd Annual Conference on Sunday, October 27. This optional event requires an additional fee, to be announced soon.

Cancellation Policy

Should a conflict arise, you may cancel your registration with full refund by contacting the office up to two weeks prior to the event or by October 14. After that date, no refunds are possible.
CANCELLATION IS CONFIRMED AND REFUND GUARANTEED ONLY UPON RECEIPT OF WRITTEN NOTICE FROM THE MBBA OFFICE.

Questions?

Call the office, 616-575-1610,
Email office@laketolake.com or
Click “Contact Us” at the top of any MBBA web page.