One of the largest local government conferences in the Midwest, the Ohio Township Association Annual Winter Conference and Trade Show will be held Jan. 25-28, 2017 at the Columbus Convention Center. The conference consists of more than 80 educational workshops, a Trade Show with over 150 vendors and optional events for networking.



"The attendees are down-home good people!"
-2016 Exhibitor

More than 2,400 attendees, including representatives from Ohio’s 1,308 townships, attend the annual conference. In 2016, 68 percent of Ohio townships sent a representative to the conference. Conference goers include elected officials, i.e., trustees and fiscal officers, as well as township administrators, road and cemetery superintendents, zoning officials, safety service personnel and legal counsel.




"The trade show seems to be one of the highlights of the conference."
-2016 Exhibitor

Vendor registration fee includes a 10’x10’ booth with drape, company identification sign, free power wash for heavy equipment exhibitors and listing in conference program and app. Booth rental is $725 if paid on or before Dec. 31, 2016, and $825 thereafter. Registration and payment must be received on or before Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.


Trade Show registration grants your company representatives access to all educational sessions. Optional events, including a Casino Night and Luncheon, require tickets, which must be purchased separately.



Excel Decorators, Inc. is the 2017 Trade Show decorator. You will receive a service kit via email from Excel within one week of registering. The kit includes information and pricing on furniture, carpet, shipping, labor, cleaning, electrical and other services. If you do not receive a service kit, please contact Excel at 614.522.0056.



"Being our first time here I was pleasantly surprised by the involvement the attendees had at the trade show portion. We will be a return vendor for sure."
-2016 Exhibitor

Levy is the new exclusive caterer for the Columbus Convention Center. If your company wishes to provide food/beverage of any sort during the Trade Show, please contact Heather Whisman at whisman@ohiotownships.org.



The OTA provides discounted rates at six hotels in the downtown Columbus area. Hotel registration opens Monday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.



The OTA has several sponsorship opportunities to help your company gain maximum exposure! The sponsorship section has information on the tiered sponsorship program, technology sponsorship opportunities, event sponsorship information and advertising at the conference.

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