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Medicaid Drug Rebate Program (MDRP) Summit 2024
September 23-25, 2024
Delivered as a Hybrid EventChicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL

EXHIBITOR MANUAL

As a sponsor in this year's program, our number one priority is to deliver you both an outstanding Live and Virtual experience, resulting in more opportunities for networking, brand visibility and lead generation than ever before.

Below you will find information and links that will prepare you for the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program (MDRP) Summit 2023. Please read carefully though each section, and let us know if you have any questions.

SALES

Derek Tagliarino | +1-212-600-3433 | derek.tagliarino@informa.com

OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS

Meghan Gemmell | +1 212-600-3438 | meghan.gemmell@informa.com

CONNECTME PORTAL

Justine Comeau | +1 929-255-0763 | justine.comeau@informa.com

Deadlines

Please review this list of important deadlines for both the In-Person and Virtual Event:

Wednesday, July 26th:

  • Sponsor Resources (no submission necessary, though you will use these to build your Sponsor Resource Hub within the ConnectMe platform)
  • Sponsor Resource Hub Demo (this will be recorded and available for your reference) You will receive a calendar invite for the demo Wednesday, July 26th at 1:00PM EST.

Monday, August 28th:

  • Speaker Bios/Photos Due
  • Pass Registration Due

Tuesday, September 5th:

  • Slides/Presentation Decks Due
    • If you would prefer to provide your presentation once onsite, please let Meghan Gemmell know, and we can plan for that arrangement
  • Last chance to opt in for power at your booth - request via email to Meghan Gemmell

Wednesday, September 13th:

  • Tracking for booth materials due to Informa Connect
  • Earliest date for packages to arrive at hotel

Event Schedule

Exhibitors may not set up or tear down outside of the specified times without approval from Show Management.

Exhibitor Move In and Move Out

The Exhibit Hall will be in the Chicago Ballroom EFGH, located on the Fifth Floor.

Exhibition set up hours:
Sunday, September 17th: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Exhibition break down:
Wednesday, September 20th: 1:50 PM - 3:50 PM 


Exhibit Hours:

Monday, September 18th

8:00AM - 6:00PM

Registration & Networking Breakfast: 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Networking Break: 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Networking Luncheon: 12:15PM - 1:30PM
Networking Break: 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Networking Reception: 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Tuesday, September 19th

8:00AM - 6:35PM

Networking Breakfast: 8:00AM - 8:45AM
Networking Break: 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Networking Luncheon: 1:00PM - 2:15PM
Networking Break: 3:40PM - 4:10PM
Networking Reception: 5:35PM - 6:35PM

Wednesday, September 20th

7:30AM - 1:50PM

Networking Breakfast: 7:30AM - 8:15AM
Networking Break: 10:20AM - 10:50AM
Networking Luncheon: 12:50PM - 1:50PM

Pass Registration Due - Monday, August 28th

Complimentary Passes

The primary contact from each company will receive a unique activation link and details of how to create an account on our registration portal, Visit Connect, to register your complimentary passes for the in-person event. All in-person passes will receive logins for the event platform, ConnectMe.

You are entitled to a certain number of complimentary registration passes per your agreement. If you are unsure of how many passes you have used, or what is included within your package, please contact Meghan Gemmell - Meghan.Gemmell@informa.com

Instructions on how to register your complimentary passes will be communicated via email from the Visit Connect platform.  If you have any changes to registered passes after submitting, or have questions in how to register your passes, please contact Meghan Gemmell.

Speakers will automatically be registered and do not count towards your complimentary pass allotment. If you have not yet submitted your speaker details, please send to Meghan Gemmell as soon as possible.  Speakers will be contacted directly with further information about their participation.  

Additional Passes

If you need to register for additional sponsor passes over your allocation, please contact Derek Tagliarino - derek.tagliarino@informa.com

If you need to register for additional conference passes, please contact George Barber - george.barber@informa.com

Exhibitor Setup

As part of our customer service to the exhibitors, please send the tracking numbers for any boxes/booths shipped. Our show management team will help track packages on-site should any issues or delays arise. 

For shipping, please label with the below:

ATTN: (Your Company & Exhibitor Contact On-Site)
Chicago Marriott Downtown
MDRP Summit 9/17/ COMPANY NAME & CONTACT
Box ___ of ____
110 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Please send complete tracking information by Wednesday, September 13th to Meghan Gemmell - meghan.gemmell@informa.com

Booth Setup & Breakdown

Booth Setup: Sunday, September 17th, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Booth setup will begin at 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 17th in the Chicago Ballroom EFGH, and close at 7:00 PM.  The hall will reopen at 7:00 AM the following morning for attendees. 

Each exhibit will be 8’ inline booth space for a tabletop exhibit. Included in the booth space is a 6’ table, and 2 chairs. Please let us know if you would like access to power prior to arrival. The deadline to request is Tuesday, September 5th.

A backwall popup display under 8x8 is allowed, or other self-provided graphics like pull-up banners – though all must be placed behind the booth and not on the sides of the table. With the hotel’s limited storage space, all spare boxes/cases must be stored under or behind the table.

Exhibitor Breakdown: Following the networking lunch on Day 3 - Wednesday, September 20th, at 1:50 PM. Close of conference is at 3:50 PM. 



Show Schedule

Exhibit Hall Hours: 

  • Sunday, September 17th - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Exhibitor Booth Setup Only)
  • Monday, September 18th - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Reception: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 19th - 8:00 AM - 6:35 PM
    • Reception: 5:35 PM - 6:35 PM
  • Wednesday, September 20th - 7:30 AM - 1:50 PM
    • Breakdown 1:50 PM

Registration Desk Hours:

  • Sunday, September 17th - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Exhibitor Booth Setup Only)
  • Monday, September 18th - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 19th - 8:00 AM - 6:35 PM
  • Wednesday, September 20th - 7:30 AM - 1:50 PM



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2023 Exhibit Hall Floorplan


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Please note booth assignments are currently in process, and you will be contacted in the coming weeks on your booth placement. Thank you for your patience!

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Exhibitor Shipping & Handling


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AV Request Form


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If ordering AV, our partners at Metro MultiMedia may assist. Please fill in the form and submit to info@metromultimedia.com.

Accommodation

MDRP Summit 2023 Room Block

Please visit our Plan Your Visit page for full information, including rates and links to make your reservations.

PLEASE NOTE: All hotel reservations for this conference should be booked directly with the hotels using the provided links only. Informa Connect does not partner with housing bureaus or third party agencies for this event and none are authorized to call or contact you on our behalf.

How to Update Your Sponsor Resource Page

Once you have gathered your Sponsor Resource Page Assets, you will be able to build your company profile within ConnectMe.

Please watch the video on the left on how to update your virtual hub page. You will also receive a copy of the demo's recording after the live-demo date. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Justine: Justine.Comeau@informa.com

1. Login - If you're the primary contact for the event, you can login with your email address to edit your booth. The first time you login, you will need to update your profile first. 

  • Event Portal Login Link: https://lifesciences.connectmeinforma.com/
  • User Name: your email address
  • Passwordless entry - follow the instructions on the page. If you are not receiving the 4-digit pin, contact Justine Comeau.

2. Click the Sponsor Resource Page Tab - find your company name and click 'Showcase'

3. Click Edit Stand - in the top right corner of your showcase page 

4. Change/Update Content - you can add/remove any content in your hub. Click 'Update Showcase Demo' to publish your changes. 

Exhibiting Sustainably

At Informa Connect, we have an ambition to become a champion of sustainability within our business and across the specialist markets we serve. 

As part of our FasterForward programme, we have committed to a series of specific and ambitious goals and activities that, over a five year period, will help us become an ever more sustainable, high impact business while supporting and accelerating change in our market

BETTER STANDS 

Through our commitment to the evolution of the exhibitions industry, we aim to ensure that we are delivering the best possible experience for our customers. We believe that by moving away from the use of disposable exhibition booth we will improve the ease, quality, safety and sustainability of the exhibitor experience at our events. Therefore, as part of event regulation we ask that exhibitors do not use disposable booth. Disposable booths are defined as space only stands made to be used only once which are usually constructed from raw materials at the venue during build up and the main structure is disposed of after the event.