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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is holding its third Information Technology (IT) Conference, “Convergence 2017” on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at its central office located in Baltimore, MD. This conference provides a single forum where technology efforts, including lessons learned from recent projects are shared across the organization. This forum enables collaboration, facilitates communication, and provides the opportunity for technology alignment throughout the agency. Business components throughout CMS are presenting the material for each of the information sessions, which are open to all CMS employees.
You must complete an FBC Security Form and submit to FBC by the due date given below. Please click the link below to go to our GeoTrust® secured on-line security information form. You will also have the option of downloading our printable security form and submitting the information by fax. Admittance to the event cannot be guaranteed if we do not receive the information by the due date.
NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility.
Exhibitors who fail to comply with the security requirements may be denied access to the event site by the hosting agency. FBC will not be responsible and will not provide refunds to exhibitors who are denied admission to or dismissed from the event site due to failure to comply with the security instructions.
Exhibiting companies may bring 2 on-site representative(s) to staff their exhibit booth.
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The following is included in the Marketing Services Package:* 2 company representatives* Company description and contact info distributed to each attendee in the Exhibitor Guide* 6' table with 2 chairs* Electricity is NOT provided; please let your sales representative know if you will need power provided
Have you ordered your show supplies yet? To order event giveaway items, logo'd wearables, trade show materials or show printing, please contact Tricia Snyder at email@example.com or call 240-841-2203. For ideas please visit www.proforma.com/promolink. FBC has a special arrangement with Promolink to provide the highest levels of customer service, including special shipping to the show and discounts. A full array of government-friendly and green giveaway products are available.
Below are some sponsorship opportunities that are available to increase your exposure at this event!
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Vendors will be able to access the pre-conference area for setup the day prior to the event – Wednesday, August 9th between 4:00pm-6:00pm. CMS pre-approval is required. Please let your sales rep know if you plan to come on Wednesday for an early setup.
Vendors can arrive as early as 7:00am on Thursday, August 10th. The conference registration starts promptly at 8:30am. All setup must be completed prior to that time. Please be aware that the conference is being taped. Please be respectful/aware of noise levels, including any automated video or audio.
The CMS complex is within easy driving distance of Washington D.C. (35 miles), Philadelphia (100 miles), and New York City (185 miles). The Baltimore metropolitan area is served by a network of modern highways including the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), which circles Baltimore and connects with the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD-295), I-70, I-83, I-195 and the JFK Highway (I-95).
Southbound from New York City--Take I-95 South to I-695. Follow I-695 to Exit 17 (Security Boulevard West). CMS is at the end of Security Blvd.
Southbound from Central Pennsylvania--Take I-83 South to I-695 West towards Glen Burnie. Follow I-695 to Exit 17 (Security Boulevard West). CMS is at the end of Security Blvd.
Northbound from Washington, D.C.--Take I-95 North to I-695 West toward Towson. Follow I-695 to Exit 17 (Security Boulevard West). CMS is at the end of Security Blvd.
Visitor parking area is designated. Each visitor is required to obtain a permit from the main entrance guard station (Security Boulevard) as they pull into the parking lot. The permit must be placed on the dashboard on the driver's side and be visible to the guards at all times. Your vehicle will be searched before entering the complex.
Please bring a handcart to transport your equipment from the parking lot.
Standing or hanging banners are prohibited. Easel-backed signage is allowed on tables only.
Senior leaders from CMS will be giving presentation throughout the day. In addition, industry speakers will be presenting in the auditorium from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For a list of hotels in the area click here. Please note that BWI airport hotels are the recommend hotels in the area. BWI is approximately 11 miles from CMS.
PLEASE NOTE: *Power is NOT provided; please let your sales representative know if you will need power provided
If you have questions about the logistics of this event ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT please contact the event manager Lindsay Smith at (800)878-2940 ext. 201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Prior to the day of the event please direct any questions to your FBC Account representative.
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