Thank you for choosing to exhibit at RSNA 2013! We understand that participating at an exhibition can be an overwhelming experience. To assist, we have created this page with exhibiting resources and answers to frequently asked questions. If, at any time, you have questions regarding your participation, please contact RSNA Technical Exhibit Services at 1-630-571-7850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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During the year, RSNA will be offering exhibitors the ability to connect with RSNA staff and key service contractors via planning webinars. This list will be updated as webinars are scheduled.
RSNA Exhibitor Planning Meeting/Webinar Watch recording of Exhibitor Planning Meeting.Download meeting handouts.
On Tuesday, June 25, RSNA hosted the June Exhibitor Planning Meeting and Webinar. During this planning meeting, RSNA provided a society update, tips from the general service and electrical contractors, Bistro RSNA review, RSNA Exhibitor Service Kit was provided, update on various exhibitor programs (Exhibitor Listing, Exhibitor Product Theater, etc.) and the 2013 exhibitor space assignments was released.
State-of-the-Art RSNA Pre-Show Marketing Webinar ReplayDownload Workbook Competition for medical/healthcare attendee's time in the exhibit hall is fierce. The battle is won before the show opens. Today, no exhibitor of any size can afford to just show up and hope the right attendees find their exhibit. Effectively pre-show marketing your exhibit is a "must do" to get your fair share of qualified booth traffic. In this all new exhibitor webinar, tradeshow expert, Jefferson Davis of Competitive Edge will walk through an eight-step pre-show marketing planning process that will put your company "in the mind" and "on the agenda" of enough of the right RSNA attendees. Webinar participant said, "This video is a good look at how to approach marketing for the RSNA show." Post-Webinar survey found that 100% of attendees learned something new and 97% of the attendees would recommend the webinar to a colleague.
Electrical Service Webinar Download Webinar Slides
A special Webinar, hosted by Freeman, that will help you to
understand the Electrical ordering process for RSNA 2013! This Webinar focused:
Tuesday, September 24 - First-Time RSNA Exhibitor WebinarWebinar ReplayDownload Handbook
RSNA wants to make sure all first-time exhibitors companies have a positive and productive experience. In this webinar, John Jaworski, RSNA Technical Exhibits, and tradeshow expert, Jefferson Davis of Competitive Edge share important show information, useful knowledge and exhibiting skills critical to your company's success. Although this webinar is geared toward first-time exhibitor, all exhibitors are welcomed.
RSNA has contracted with tradeshow expert, Jefferson Davis of Competitive Edge, with strategic, timely and actionable tips to assist exhibitors during their planning of RSNA 2013.
June: The Most Overlooked Key to Exhibiting SuccessJuly: Planning to Win - Exhibiting by ObjectivesAugust: High-Impact Pre-Show MarketingSeptember: Staffing for SuccessOctober: Closed-Loop Lead ManagementNovember: Exhibit Measurement Made Easy
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What are the exhibit hours for RSNA 2013? When is the final payment due? How do I update my exhibitor listing? Do I need to submit a floor plan for approval? Who is the general contractor? Can I set up my own booth? What is an Exhibitor Appointed Contractor? Can we hang a sign or banner? How do we order an Internet connection for our booth? What giveaway items are allowed during the meeting? Can we conduct a raffle or drawing at our booth? Can I rent the RSNA 2013 Registration List? When will we receive our badges? When can we set up our booth?
What are the exhibit hours for RSNA 2013? The hours of the RSNA Technical Exhibition are: Sunday, December 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
When is the final payment due? Final payment is due on August 9. Any balance not paid by August 9 will be subject to space reassignment and a loss of four priority points toward the RSNA 2014 Annual Meeting.
How do I update my exhibitor listing? The RSNA Technical Exhibition will be promoted online, mobile and in print. Exhibitors have the ability to modify/review their company profile online on or about June 26. In addition, each company will be able to upgrade their exhibitor listing to include company logo, product descriptions and images, pdfs, videos and social media links.
Do I need to submit a floor plan for approval? All companies exhibiting with a freeform, peninsula or mobile booth is required to submit a floor plan for approval by Friday, September 6. Your floor plans will be reviewed for general conformities to Rule 9, Exhibit Design.
Who is the general contractor? Freeman is the general contractor. You can contact Freeman at 1-773-473-7080 or FreemanChicagoES@freemanco.com.
Can I set up my own booth?
Yes. In 2011, McCormick Place established a McCormick Place Exhibitor Bill of Rights. Exhibitors may now perform work in a booth of any size. You can work within your booth using your own ladders or hand tools, cordless tools, power tools and other tools designated by McCormick Place. In addition to the work currently performed, you may also begin performing the following work within your booth:
What is an Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC)? An EAC is any contractor other than official RSNA contractors for labor, supervision or any other service. Requests to use an Exhibitor Appointed Contractor must be submitted on or before October 18. No requests, addenda or substitutions received after that deadline will be approved. Only requests from exhibitors (not EACs) will be considered. EAC registration will begin on July 15.
Can we hang a sign or banner? Hanging of signs, banners or exhibit components from the exhibit hall ceiling is prohibited. All Free-Form exhibits must submit a floor plan and signed Agreement Form before September 6th.
How do we order an Internet connection for our booth? All Internet service connections for RSNA 2013 are to be contracted through RSNA only. Remember to take advantage of the RSNAnet Early-Bird Deadline of September 27, 2013. The RSNAnet Order Form will be found in the RSNA Exhibitor Service Kit beginning July 15.
What giveaway items are allowed during the meeting? Any item being distributed during RSNA is to be straightforward, professional and noncombative in nature. Small token gifts, which are not worn or displayed, and may be carried in the pocket of an attendee are acceptable. Such token gifts must meet AMA ethics guidelines and should not be of substantial value. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to receive prior approval for any handout/novelty item that may be questionable in nature. Please review the RSNA Giveaway Request Form to be found in the Exhibitor Service beginning July 15.
Can we conduct a raffle or drawing at our booth? Yes. Drawings, raffles and lotteries may be conducted at RSNA 2013. The total monetary value of all prizes awarded by any single exhibitor may not exceed $1,000. Please review the RSNA Raffle Request Form to be found in the Exhibitor Service Kit beginning July 15.
Can I rent the RSNA 2013 Registration List? Yes. The RSNA 2013 Registration Lists are available by confirmed 2013 exhibitors. The cost is 12 cents per name with a minimum order of $75.00. Only mailing data is available for purchase. Please remember to include a sample-mailing piece when submitting your request form. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing approvals. The RSNA Registration List Request Form will be found in the Exhibitor Service Kit beginning July 15.
When will we receive our exhibitor badges? The advance exhibitor registration deadline in order for badges to be mailed in advance is Wednesday, November 6 at 5:00 PM CST. Online registration does not close and will remain open throughout the meeting. Badges requested after November 6 can be picked up at McCormick Place at Exhibitor Registration. If you need additional information, you can contact RSNA Registration at email@example.com or 1-630-571-7852.
When can we set up our booth?All exhibitors can begin the set-up of their booth on Friday, November 29 at 8:00 A.M. Exhibits must be substantially completed by 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 30 and show-ready by 9:00 am Sunday, December 1. Companies with a free-form exhibit (20' x 20' or larger) will be scheduled a target move-in assignment between Monday, November 25 and Wednesday, November 27. These assignments will be released on or about September 16 via the RSNA annual meeting website.