Mississippi Credit Union Association

2024 Trade Show

About the Trade Show

Wed. May 15 & Thu. May 16, 2024 | Beau Rivage Resort | Biloxi, MS

The MSCUA Annual Trade Show will be held May 15 & 16, 2024, at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, MS, in conjunction with the MSCUA Annual Meeting & Convention. Attendance at our convention generally includes about 450 individuals, representing senior-level credit union management, staff, volunteers, and guests from credit unions across our state, as well as other industry professionals.  Our trade show is a great venue for your company to gain marketing exposure among Mississippi credit unions’ decision makers – please join us!

Trade Show Schedule

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

1:00 – 5:30 PM
Exhibitor Set-up

6:00 PM
Exhibitors in booths

6:30 – 8:30 PM
Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

THURSDAY, MAY 16

7:30 – 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

10:00 – 10:30 AM
Break in Exhibit Hall

10:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Tear Down

OPTIONAL EVENTS

Elwyn Pope Memorial Golf Tournament, Preserve Golf Course
Tuesday, May 14, 11:00 AM Lunch/12:00 PM Shotgun Start
$195 per player

Please note that our credit unions choose & form their own teams. MSCUA cannot accommodate vendor requests to play with specific individuals, credit unions, or teams.
Thank you for your understanding!

Credit Unions’ Agenda

Tuesday, May 14

11:00 AM Lunch/12:00 PM Shotgun Start
Elwyn Pope Memorial Golf Tournament, Preserve Golf Course

Wednesday, May 15
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Mississippi Executives Association Session, Lunch & Business Meeting

2:00 – 3:30 PM
Pre-Conference Education Session

5:00 – 6:30 PM
MSCUA Annual Business Meeting

Immediately following Business Meeting
Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Thursday, May 16

7:30 – 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:30 – 11:30 AM
General Sessions

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
General Session

Friday, May 17

8:30 – 10:30 AM
Breakfast & Closing General Session

Trade Show Details

Overview

  • Each 8′ X 10′ exhibit space is available for $1,750 for registrations with payment received by MSCUA by April 16, 2024. $1,950 after April 16.
  • In accordance with Exhibit Rules & Regulations/Terms & Agreements, this fee covers two (2) booth representatives & events specified on the Trade Show Schedule (add-on events not included).
  • Your company may send more than two (2) representatives for an additional $300 per person (shared registration between personnel who are not staying for the duration of the event is prohibited).

Additional Details

  • Trade Show registration is required to be onsite/attend our event.
  • MSCUA’s schedule of events does not accommodate exhibitor or sponsor presentations/sessions at this time.
  • MSCUA makes all booth assignments to maintain the best interest of the overall exhibit hall plan/layout. We respectfully request your patience in receiving your booth number until after early-registration closes on April 16.
  • Have more questions? Please review the Trade Show Terms & Agreements and FAQs below.

2024 MSCUA EXHIBIT RULES AND REGULATIONS/TERMS AND AGREEMENTS

PLEASE RETAIN A COPY FOR YOUR RECORDS

Exhibit/Exhibition is produced, sponsored, managed, and is the property of the Mississippi Credit Union Association, hereafter referred to as MSCUA. MSCUA will provide exhibit management and attendance promotions.

Exhibitor Registration: Exhibit space is $1,750 for registrations with payment received by MSCUA by April 16, 2024; $1,950 after April 16, 2024. No more than two (2) persons will be permitted for each 8′ X 10′ exhibit space purchased by the exhibiting company. Additional personnel will be required to pay a fee of $300.00 each to attend all convention events as outlined for the vendors. MSCUA will not permit shared registration between exhibiting personnel who are not staying for the duration of the convention.

Contract for Space: Will be made upon MSCUA’s acceptance and receipt of full payment by the Exhibitor. Any Exhibitor failing to occupy space is not relieved of obligation to pay the full rental price. This contract will not be binding to MSCUA in the event of strikes or other circumstances beyond MSCUA’s control.

Space assignment will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis at the time the contract and fee(s) are received and processed. If space is not available at the time the contract and fees are received, the Exhibitor will be notified, and the fee(s) returned.

MSCUA has the right to determine the eligibility of any Exhibitor and reserves sole control over admission policies. These terms and regulations are established for the mutual protection of MSCUA and the Exhibitor. MSCUA reserves the right to make changes in the time schedule or in the general plan of the exhibits as may be deemed in the best interest of MSCUA, the vendors, or Convention attendees.

MSCUA reserves sole control over booth assignments to maintain the best interest of the overall exhibit hall plan/layout, MSCUA, the vendors, or convention attendees. MSCUA reserves the right to move your booth to a different location.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be submitted in writing and received by MSCUA by April 16, 2024.  No refunds in whole or part will be made after this date.

Conduct/Restrictions: MSCUA reserves the right to restrict exhibits that, because of noise, odors, methods of operation, or any other reason, become objectionable or otherwise detract from or are out of keeping with the character of the exhibition. This reservation includes persons, things, conduct, or printed material.

Exhibits must be confined to the exact space allocated. Circulars, publications, advertising materials, and all kinds of promotional giveaways may be distributed only within booth spaces. Nothing shall be posted on, tacked, nailed, screwed, or otherwise attached to columns, walls, floors, or other parts of the building or furniture. Signs, rails, etc., will not be permitted to intrude into or over aisles.

Solicitation: The aisles and other spaces in the Exhibit Hall not leased to Exhibitors shall be under the control of MSCUA. All displays, conferences, distribution of literature, or any other type of activity shall be conducted inside the space contracted.

General restrictions:

  • Exhibitors shall not conduct outside activities which would take qualified attendees from the official functions of the Convention and/or Exhibition.
  • Hospitality suites may not be open during educational sessions or business meetings as outlined in the convention agenda.
  • Food products or beverages are not to be distributed in any exhibitor’s booth unless the detailed plans and arrangements for such distribution have received prior written approval from MSCUA. Distribution plans must be received by MSCUA, in writing, by April 16, 2024.
  • Exhibitors agree to treat all Convention attendees with courtesy and not discriminate against any person for any reason.
  • Exhibitors agree not to assign or sublet the whole or any portion of the leased space covered by the contract. No two companies of different ownership may share a single booth without the written consent of MSCUA.
  • Exhibitors are prohibited from direct selling or activities equivalent to making a contract with Convention attendees.

Occupancy of space: Set-up may begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. All exhibitor space must be occupied by 5:30 p.m. Any rented space which remains unoccupied at that time may be re-rented, re-assigned, or otherwise used for the convenience of MSCUA.

Closing time: Final closing of the Exhibit Hall is 10:45 a.m., Thursday, May 16, 2024. No dismantling or packing may begin before that time. Exhibitors must be out of the Exhibit Hall by 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Security: MSCUA shall provide security from the time of the daily closing of the Exhibit Hall until the opening of the Exhibit Hall the next morning. However, MSCUA will not be responsible for any type of loss. Exhibitors desiring special security precautions should arrange for private guard service at their own expense.

Fireproofing and safety: All decorations, drapes, signs, banners, acoustical materials, plastic cloths, or any other similar materials generally considered to be easily ignited shall be flame retardant to the satisfaction of the applicable fire department. Aisles and exits must be kept clean, clear, and free of obstruction.

Sound levels: All sound and other noise must be kept at sufficiently low levels so as not to disturb other exhibitors.

Non-Exhibitors: MSCUA will not permit any company to send representatives for the purpose of selling or establishing contacts as done by Exhibitors leasing booth space. All Convention Exhibitors must lease an Exhibit Hall booth.

Liability & insurance: Exhibitor agrees to protect, save and keep MSCUA and the Beau Rivage Resort forever harmless from any damage or charges imposed for violation of any law or ordinance, whether occasioned by the negligence of the Exhibitor or those holding under the Exhibitor, as well as to strictly comply with the applicable terms and conditions contained in the agreement between the Beau Rivage Resort and MSCUA regarding the exhibition premises. And further, Exhibitors shall at all times protect, indemnify, save and keep harmless MSCUA and the Beau Rivage Resort against and from any and all loss, cost damage, liability, or expense arising from or out of or by reasons of any accident or other occurrence to anyone, including the Exhibitor, its agent, employees and business entities, which arise from or out of by reason of said Exhibitor’s occupancy and use of the exhibition premises or part thereof.

Standard arbitration clause: Any controversy or claim arising out of this contract, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered by the Arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

General: All matters not specifically covered by the Exhibit Rules and Regulations shall be subject to decision of MSCUA. Failure to abide by the terms of this agreement could subject Exhibitors to expulsion and/or other such disciplinary action deemed appropriate by MSCUA.

Can I pick my booth?
MSCUA reserves sole control over booth assignments to maintain the best interest of the overall exhibit hall plan/layout, MSCUA, the vendors, or convention attendees. We will make every effort to locate your company away from a direct competitor. MSCUA has the right to move your booth to a different location after initial assignment (but if we have to do so, we will notify you).

When will I receive my booth number?
We respectfully request your patience in receiving your booth number until after early-registration closes on April 16.  MSCUA will provide your booth number to the booth services contact specified on your registration form as quickly as possible after that date.

How do I order booth services such as shipping/receiving, power, or internet and when will I receive the order form?
Exagere Exposition Service services our event and will email booth services contacts the order form in early April.

Are there speaking opportunities for exhibitors or sponsors?
MSCUA’s schedule of events does not accommodate exhibitor/sponsor presentations/sessions at this time.

Can I get a list of attendees?
MSCUA makes available online to registered exhibitors a list (name & credit union only) of attendees.

Additional Questions
If you have questions not addressed in this FAQ, please contact events@mscua.com.

Enhance your company’s exposure at our event through our sponsorship opportunities!  Just contact us and request sponsorship details & availability.

(Although trade show registration is required to attend our event, sponsorships can also be a great way for companies unable to be onsite at our event to gain name exposure among our members – contact us to learn more!) 

Important dates to remember:

APRIL 16:

  • Early-registration discount pricing ends.
  • Cancellation deadline: No refunds in whole or part will be made after this date.
  • Beau Rivage hotel room reservation deadline (Hotel reservation URL is provided in the booth registration confirmation email.)
  • Last day to submit your onsite representatives names for name badges and your online trade show directory listing details via the URL/form MSCUA provides to registered exhibitors in their booth confirmation email. Submissions after this date will not be published.

APRIL  30:

  • Last day to submit trade show registrations or registration changes of any type prior to event. After this date changes will be handled on-site.
  • Last day to make golf tournament reservations and payment; no golf tournament registration refunds issued after this date.

Registration

Booth Registration

Each 8′ X 10′ exhibit space (includes two onsite representatives) is available for $1,750 for registrations with payment received by MSCUA by April 16, 2024. $1,950 after April 16.

Upon receiving your booth registration, MSCUA will provide within your booth registration confirmation email:

  1. A URL to make hotel room reservations in our group’s room block
  2. A URL to an online form to complete your registration by providing us with your booth representatives’ names for name badges, your company’s listing details for our online trade show directory, and the opportunity to register additional representatives or register for golf. Please provide all requested details by the April 16 deadline.  Details provided after the deadline will not be published.

Hotel Registration

The URL to make hotel reservations at our group rate is provided in the booth registration confirmation email.

  • $149 ($134 + $15 daily resort fee) per night Tuesday – Thursday and $190 ($175 + $15 daily resort fee) per night Friday, plus applicable taxes.
  • Rates apply to “run-of-the-house” room type only, which are assigned at the time of check-in based on availability. Room type cannot be guaranteed.
  • Upgrades for a specific bed type or room view can be requested for an additional charge. These upgrade offers are only visible/accessible when the room type is available, first come, first served. The following per night additional charges apply: King Bed $10; Queen Beds $20; Ocean View King $20; Ocean View Queens $40.
  • Rate and availability cannot be guaranteed after the April 16 hotel deadline.
  • Hotel room cancellations are subject to the Beau’s 24-hour notice policy, or one night’s room/tax will be charged.
  • Check-in 3:00 PM; Check-out 11:00 AM
  • All rooms are non-smoking

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN BILOXI!