2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE


EXCLUSIVE MARKETPLACE CONNECTION


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ'S)

WHAT is the Exclusive Marketplace Connection?

Instead of an expo hall open to all attendees -- AzLA will host several events exclusive to invited vendors and provider member decision-makers.


WHY the change from the traditional trade show?

For vendors, this unique format:

  • Creates the optimal environment for networking and building relationships with key decision makers
  • It also maximizes their time – no waiting around the exhibit hall for provider members to visit between sessions
  • No cost to ship exhibit booth supplies / equipment

For providers:

  • This is an invaluable opportunity to dialog with industry-leading vendors
  • Will provide intimate opportunities to learn about new products and solutions to the challenges they face every day

    WHO is invited to participate in the Exclusive Marketplace Connection?

    • Vendors chosen (from the online Exclusive Marketplace Vendor Catalog) by Provider Member decision-makers
    • Provider Member decision-makers identified by Arizona LeadingAge



    EXCLUSIVE MARKETPLACE CONNECTION VENDOR CATALOG 

    The Exclusive Marketplace Vendor Catalog is a great way to get exposure!  Please note it is not a guaranteed invitation to Conference events.  Only those vendors selected by participants will be invited to the private events.

    HOW to get listed in the online Exclusive Marketplace Vendor Catalog

    Vendors may sign up to be included in the Exclusive Marketplace Vendor Catalog.*

    • Exclusive Marketplace Vendor Catalog Entrance Fee:
      • Free for AzLA Business Gold Business Members
      • Free for AzLA Business Silver Business Members
      • $200 for AzLA Business Bronze Business Members
      • $300 for non-members
    • The Exclusive Marketplace Vendor Catalog includes basic business info:
    • Business Name
    • Website
    • Brief Description
    • Business Categories

    *All Exclusive Marketplace Vendor Catalog entrants have the opportunity to provide a handout and/or goody to be included in conference attendee tote bag.

    SUBMIT CATALOG LISTING



    EXCLUSIVE MARKETPLACE CONNECTION EVENTS

    Where are the Exclusive Marketplace Connection events?

    • The Connection events will be held in the same place as the expo hall in previous years
    • Instead of booths - vendors & Provider Member decision-makers will meet at tables at pre-arranged times
    • Not open to the general conference attendees
    • Participating vendors and Provider Member decision-makers will have different badges than other conference attendees, this badge will serve as their “admission ticket”

    When are the Exclusive Marketplace Connection events?

    • Day 1, Wednesday, May 17, 2023: 
      • Morning Meetings
        • Scheduled meetings
        • Impromptu meetings and networking time
        • Meetings are before conference sessions
      • Private Lunch
      • Late afternoon / evening Private Reception
        • After conference sessions
    • Day 2, Thursday, May 18, 2023: 
      • Private Breakfast
      • Morning Meetings
        • Scheduled meetings
        • Impromptu meetings and networking time
        • Meetings are before conference sessions



        VENDOR SELECTION & FOLLOW UP PROCESS

        Key Dates:

        • January 28, 2023:  Deadline to submit for Catalog Listing
        • February-March 2023: Provider Member Decision-makers choose Vendors to meet
        • March 2023: AzLA to notify Vendors chosen
        • April 2023: Vendors commit to participating  
        • April 30, 2023: Deadline for AzLA to receive items for Conference Attendee tote bags
        • May 17 & 18, 2023: Exclusive Marketplace Connection events


        If Chosen, Vendor Commitment/Registration:**

        • Free for AzLA Gold Business Members
        • Free for AzLA Silver Business Members
        • $1250 for AzLA Bronze Business Members
        • $2100 for non-members

        **Vendor Registration Includes:

        • Admission for 2 Individuals for:
          • All Exclusive Marketplace Connection events
          • All Conference Sessions
          • All General Session Meals
          • The Experience Room
          • AzLA Membership Meeting
          • AzLA Awards Luncheon


        If NOT Chosen, Vendor Opportunities:

        • For a fee, may attend the Exclusive Marketplace Reception
        • Discounted rate to attend Conference as a participant
        • Variety of Sponsorship Opportunities, including  Session Sponsor with platform time




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