2023 OTA Trade Show
Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC)
* Registration open until 1/6/23 at 4:30 PM ()
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 25 - 27, 2023, 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 annually. 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 2023 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 7, at 10:00 a.m. Information is also included on page seven of this document.
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.
For More Information:
Please click here to view the EXHIBIT AREA RULES AND REGULATIONS (revised for 2023 Trade Show)
Click Here for a Mail-In Registration Packet
Please call Michael Zaky at 614-863-0045 to check on availability prior to registering.
Explanation of Insurance Coverage: Each 2023 exhibitor is required to have in effect and maintain, for the period of the 2023 Ohio Township Association Winter Conference , January 24 through January 27, 2022, a policy of comprehensive general liability insurance covering personal injury or death or property claims occurring on or about the exhibitor’s rented space or any other area of the OTA Winter Conference. The period of the OTA Winter Conference includes the set-up and tear down days and this insurance must be applicable to those days as well. The comprehensive general liability insurance (including contractual liability) shall provide coverage in the amount not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence, $2,000,000 in the annual aggregate. A certificate of insurance evidencing the above and listing the Ohio Township Association as an additional insured, must be forwarded to the OTA before an agreement to rent booth space in the 2023 OTA Trade Show is completed.
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-