Assignments

Booth space assignments will begin in March 2017, after the early bird deadline. Space will be assigned to all IA members whose booth space contracts were received on or before Feb. 28, 2017, with assignment order determined by the priority point system.

Where possible, location preferences — including requests for placement near or away from other exhibitors — will be accommodated for those companies that met the Feb. 28 deadline. IA-member booth requests received after Feb. 28 will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until all booth space is sold.

Nonmember booth space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis after all member assignments have been made. IA reserves the right to relocate an exhibitor’s booth space due to facility changes, fire marshal regulations or any other reason in the best interest of the overall show.

Priority Point System

Booth space for IA-member exhibitors is assigned based on the priority point system, with assignment order determined by each company’s point total.

The priority point system rewards your company for support of the Irrigation Association. The greater your support, the more points you earn. The points your company earns each year are accumulated and applied toward your assignment order for the following year’s show.

To reward returning exhibitors for their loyalty, companies also receive one point for each year they exhibited at the show since 2000. Exhibitors that miss one to three consecutive years lose a percentage of their accumulated points; those that miss four consecutive years must begin accumulating points from scratch.

How to Earn Points

Priority points for booth assignment at the 2017 Irrigation Show will be calculated by adding points accumulated during previous years to those earned for member activities through Feb. 28, 2017. Activities that qualify to earn 2017 priority points include:

Priority points earned for these activities are outlined in the box below. Sponsorships and booth space rental at the 2017 Irrigation Show, as well as advertising in the 2017 Irrigation Show Guide, will earn points toward your company’s total for the 2018 Irrigation Show. Check out the 2017 sponsorship opportunities.

IA Membership

Regular Membership: 1 point
Premium Membership
     Platinum: 5 points
     Gold: 3 points
     Silver: 2 points
     Bronze: 1 point

Sponsorships

Platinum Plus: 5 points
Platinum: 4 points
Gold: 3 points
Silver: 2 points
Bronze: 1 point
Supporting: 1 point

Show Guide Advertising

One Full-Page Minimum: 1 point

Booth Space Rental

1 Booth: 1 point
2 – 5 Booths: 2 points
6 – 16 Booths: 3 points
17+ Booths: 4 points

Point Assignment & Transfer

Points are assigned to the member company that earned them. Points are transferable from one member to a subsidiary or parent company at IA’s discretion. Transfer requests must be made in writing and accompanied by documentation of the corporate relationship.

Loyalty Points & Carry Over

Returning exhibitors receive one loyalty point for each year they have exhibited at the show since 2000.

Companies that do not exhibit every year can still earn points but are penalized based on how many consecutive years they miss. Your company’s accumulated point balance will be downgraded for each year your company does not exhibit. After missing four consecutive years, exhibitors’ point balances are zeroed out and they must begin accruing points from scratch. The following further defines this policy:

  • 1 year missed: lose 20 percent of accumulated points
  • 2 consecutive years missed: lose 40 percent of accumulated points
  • 3 consecutive years missed: lose 70 percent of accumulated points
  • 4 consecutive years missed: lose 100 percent of accumulated points

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Irrigation Show exhibitors are manufacturers, distributors and dealers of agriculture, landscape and golf products and services. Want to learn more?