One of the largest local government conferences in the Midwest, the Ohio Township Association’s (OTA) annual Winter Conference and Trade Show will be held on January 26 - 28, 2022, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC). The conference consists of more than 80 individual workshops, a Trade Show with over 150 vendors and optional events for networking.
MEET OUR ATTENDEES
Approximately 3,000 people, including representatives from Ohio’s 1,308 townships, attended the annual conference in 2020 (last in-person conference prior to COVID-19 pandemic). Conference attendees 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.
Excel Decorators, Inc. is the 2022 Trade Show decorator. You will receive a service kit via email from Excel within two weeks 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.
TRADE SHOW OPEN HOUSE
With no workshops scheduled, attendees have several dedicated times to visit the Trade Show, talk with vendors, grab a refreshment and network with other officials.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Levy is the exclusive caterer for the Columbus Convention Center. If your company wishes to provide food/beverage of any sort during the Trade Show, contact Michael Zaky (email@example.com). Across the hall from the Trade Show is the Discovery Cafe. Here you can purchase food at Columbus Grille, Crimson Cup, Homegrown Market, and CBUS Tap Room. Additionally, there will again be food vendors inside the show room this year.
The OTA provides block rates at six hotels in the downtown Columbus area. Hotel reservations must be made via the OTA website, and registration will open Monday, November 8, at 10:00 a.m. Information is also included on page seven of this document.
NEW! VENDOR DIRECTORY
Every attendee receives an event program for the OTA’s annual Winter Conference & Trade Show. In response to positive feedback following the 2021 Virtual Conference, the 2022 program will feature a vendor directory, as well as an event overview for attendees (general schedule, session information, letters from the OTA President and Executive Director, etc.). Purchasing a profile in the program, in addition to a booth, ensures your company’s information will land in the hands of township officials and staff from across the state.
A profile listing will include your company name, company logo, description (max 70 words), contact information, social media handles and website link.
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COVID-19 Statement: We ask that attendees, exhibitors and vendors abide by all CDC, local and state government mandates in place at the time of the event dates. Remember to socially distance from those not in your group. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place. By participating at the event, this constitutes your understanding, and the understanding by all those working with you, of this risk and you each voluntarily assume such risk. The Ohio Township Association, Greater Columbus Convention Center, hotels, and conference sponsors/vendors cannot be held liable if you or anyone joining you contracts COVID-19..