Sales Force Productivity Conference

15-17 October | Atlanta | Ritz-Carlton Atlanta

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SFPC2018 Exhibitor Resources

This page provides basic information important for all conference sponsors. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Learn more about sponsorship here.

Conference Location

The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta
181 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Main number: +1 (404) 659-0400
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/cewnNfMWaTM2

Note that the location has changed this year from 2017.

Exhibition Timeline 

Conference and Exhibition
1:00 p.m. Monday 15 October to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday 17 October
Exhibitor Setup
Begins at 10:00 a.m. on Monday 15 October. Please be ready for visitors by 12:45 p.m.
Most Active Exhibition Times
Specific breaks reserved for networking are shown on the conference event schedule here.
Exhibitor Tear-Down
Exhibition ends 1:00 p.m. Wednesday 17 October. Exhibitors may begin tear down no earlier than this time.

Important Contacts

Ritz-Carlton Atlanta

Administrative or logistical assistance: Ashley Shan ashley.shan@ritzcarlton.com, (404) 221-6553
Room reservation issues: Scinetra Georges Scinetra.Georges@ritzcarlton.com, (404) 659-0400 x5924

Sales Management Association (404) 963-7992

Bob Kelly rjkelly@salesmanagement.org
Sujin Headrick sheadrick@salesmanagement.org

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Exhibitor Tables

Note that table assignments are subject to change.

Conference Sponsor Checklist

Use our sponsor form for many of these checklist items.

1. Register attendees from your firm for the conference.

The Sales Management Association will send you confirmation of all registered parties from your company, and will confirm directly by email with each registrant. Feel free to check in with us at any time to ensure all in your party are properly registered. Contact Sujin Headrick at sheadrick@salesmanagement.org.


2. Reserve hotel rooms for your attendees.

We’ve negotiated an excellent rate of US$199.00 before taxes and fees.

Call or email our group reservations coordinator Scinetra Georges at Scinetra.Georges@ritzcarlton.com or (404) 659-0400 x5924.

Alternately, book online at the Atlanta Ritz-Carlton Buckhead websiteNote that this will not secure the special group rate.


3. Get your exhibit approved (If you’re using something besides the six-foot table we provide).

Sponsors are provided a table for exhibition purposes, six feet in length. If you are considering something different, such as a booth structure, or something that may not fit in the space occupied by the table, let us know by using the sponsor form or contacting us directly.


4. Submit your exhibit location selections.

Sponsors may select their preferred exhibition location. To do so, view the exhibition floor plan and available spaces, then select and submit your preferred space(s) using the sponsor form.


5. Order Internet, electrical, telecom, and audio/visual service:

Each exhibitor will be given a six-foot draped table, two chairs, access to a standard wall socket for electricity, a wastebasket, and a wireless Internet connection.

You may have additional requirements and may want to order additional services from the hotel. Use the sponsor form to reserve items in advance, and make sure the hotel has a pre-authorized credit card on file for you (important for unexpected day-of-event needs). The hotel must receive equipment reservations 15 days in advance in order to guarantee availability.


6. Promote your involvement.

Make the most of your sponsorship investment by promoting your company’s involvement. Your help is greatly appreciated and will contribute to our efforts to get the word out!

Tweet to your followers and update your LinkedIn status. We’re using the hashtag #SFPC2018 and a short URL for the conference site is http://smassoc.org/sfpc. Here are a few sample updates:

  • “We’re presenting at Sales Force Productivity Conference! #SFPC2018 http://smassoc.org/sfpc
  • “I’m looking forward to presenting with The Sales Management Association at Sales Force Productivity Conference 2018. Join me there 15-17 Oct. http://smassoc.org/sfpc

Add mention of the conference in your email signature. We’ve created a few buttons and banners for this purpose here.

Post the event on your website. Our media page has all the logos and copy you need here.


7. Make shipping arrangements for things you’d like to ship to or from the conference.

Due to limited storage at the hotel, packages should arrive no earlier than 11 October 2018. Make sure to include the specific information below on your shipping label. Please ensure you have tracking numbers for packages.

Exhibiting Company Name and Table Number
Ref: Sales Force Productivity Conference 2018, 15-17 Oct
c/o The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta
181 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
+1 (404) 659-0400

The hotel charges a nominal handling fee for the sixth and subsequent package you ship. (The first five packages are received at no cost, as long as each weighs less than 20 pounds.)

Package Handling and Delivery Fees

The credit card information you submit using the sponsor form will be used to process payment of package handling and delivery fees. These are based on the number of shipped boxes and/or their weight.

  • The first five boxes under 20 pounds each are handled without charge.
  • Each additional box incurs a $5.00 handling fee.
  • Boxes over 20 pounds are charged at $10.00 each.
  • Pallets incur a $25.00 handling fee each.

Loading Dock

Notify Ashley Shan at Ashley.Shan@ritzcarlton.com, who can coordinate your use of the loading dock. Large equipment must be loaded and unloaded at the loading dock. After unloading your equipment, please promptly park your automobile (cars left unattended on the loading dock will be towed). The hotel strongly advises against loading equipment in through the hotel’s public areas. The Ritz-Carlton does not have carts or dolleys available for the movement of items, so please arrive prepared with any equipment required to transport your items.

The access point to the loading dock is located right after the hotel’s valet entrance.

Claiming packages upon arrival

Sponsors may claim shipments at the hotel concierge desk in the lobby. At setup, the hotel will bring packages labeled with a table number to each respective sponsor table. If you are unable to locate shipments, alert Ashley Shan at Ashley.Shan@ritzcarlton.com, who will create a request with the Conference Concierge team.

Ship packages back home after the conference

The Conference Concierge will go to each booth to assist with return shipping. Alternately, sponsors may contact the lobby Concierge Desk.

View the Exhibition Space

We've taken some video of the exhibition space to give you an idea of what to expect.

meet some of this year's sponsors

Sponsorship opportunites are now available for The Sales Management Association's Sales Force
Productivity Conference - Click here for complete sponsor list

Drop Us A Line

Hotel Info

The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta
181 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303 

Tel. +1 (404) 659-0400

Hotel Info

Become A Sponsor

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Sponsors' Prospectus

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