MasterCard Custom Page for 2016 NAPCP Annual Conference
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Tampa, Florida
April 11-14, 2016

Use this page to plan your participation at the 17th Annual NAPCP Conference. It's your one-stop resource that provides information on complimentary conference registration, exhibit hall details, provider breakouts or demonstrations, partner sponsor educational breakout session details, hotel reservations, paid registrations and all things conference. 
 
Complimentary Conference Registration *Spreadsheet Received
MasterCard receives a total of (7) complimentary conference passes (2 with silver sponsorship, 3 with pick 1 benefit, 1 with partner sponsor session, 1 with provider breakout or demo session.) The pass is *full conference access and can be used by employees or clients and/or prospects
*exception is Members' Only event held on Wednesday, April 13; this event is for paying NAPCP members only, not complimentary subscribers 

Please select from your choice of the following and let Laura Flandrick or Kara Austrum know your selection...*Update: Additional conference passes was selected on 1.11.16 | Complete

Regional Forum sponsorship OR (3) additional conference passes OR (4) additional NAPCP memberships

How To Register Complimentary
Step 1: Identify who will be using the pass 
Step 2: Download the registration spreadsheet. Input the required information and save.
Step 3: Upload the spreadsheet at the bottom of the page and submit. Step 3 needs to be completed by March 8, 2016.
 
Once the spreadsheet is submitted, Kara Austrum with the NAPCP will send each individual the link to register complimentary. Uploading this spreadsheet DOES NOT complete their conference registration. It is important for individuals to register themselves to ensure accurate information and preferences while at the conference.

Paying Conference Registrations
All who wish to attend the conference in a paying capacity, will need to register themselves through the website registration system opening October 1. Rates apply based on an individuals' NAPCP membership status and time of registration (view registration rates). 

If you are responsible for registering and paying for colleagues or clients please contact Myra Smith. She will send you a separate invoice for the bulk registration fees dependent on current registration rates and their membership status. Contact Myra Smith at Myra_smith@napcp.org or (952) 549-1880 x4.

Important Dates to Keep You on Track
Click here for a downloadable / printable PDF with important dates and deadlines
 
Conference Agenda
Check out the conference schedule for details on daily activities here.

Who's Attending
The NAPCP posts the attendee organizations for your review. Beginning November 2015, the NAPCP will post the organization list monthly and then bi-monthly come February 2016. Come November, click here to view attending organizations.

Expected Attendance
Over the last 4 years, the average attendance has been 600. This includes all speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and attendees. The breakdown is 60% are end-users, 40% are providers. This translates to approximately 360 end-users and 240 providers. Early Registration for April 2016 shows growth so attendance could be near 800. 
 
Hotel Information and Reservations
The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina is the venue for the 2016 conference. The NAPCP has negotiated a conference group discount rate of $189 per night, plus tax. This rate is available until March 8, 2016. Check out all hotel details here and take advantage of the online booking system to make hotel reservations direct with the Tampa Marriott. 

Exhibit Table Selection *Update: MasterCard will NOT exhibit; per conversation on 1.11.16
If MasterCard plans to exhibit, please complete the contract and send to Kara_Austrum@napcp.org. Beginning January 2, 2016, routing for table selection will begin. Priority for selecting is first given to year-round partner sponsors, followed by history of sponsorship at the conference over time, followed by date of exhibit contract received. Routing goes one by one. 

Exhibit and Provider Breakout or Demonstration Service Kit
Downloadable / printable service kit to prepare for the conference
 
Exhibitor, Provider Breakout or Demonstration and Sponsors' Logistics Page
Click here to find all you need for the following:
  • Exhibit table order forms (electrical, internet, AV equipment)
  • Shipping of exhibit material
  • Exhibit Hall Rules & Regulations (tabletop only)
  • Exhibit Hall set up and tear down times
  • Exhibit Hall schedule
Choice of Provider Breakout or Demonstration Session or Complimentary Conference Pass or Virtual Demonstration *Update: Provider Breakout or Demonstration Session was selected on 1.11.16
Contracts, titles and descriptions are due by January 29, 2016 to be included in the conference printed program. Description received after January 29 are not guaranteed to be included in the program rather will be included in the printed conference addendum, received by all attendees. Click here to download the session template. Complete and submit to Kara Austrum

These sessions take place on Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13. The NAPCP will supply the presentation room, seating for attendees, screen, projector, podium, microphone, remote clicker, AV cart and internet.The NAPCP will NOT supply a laptop. Speakers must supply their own laptop or presentation device. Also, if presenting on a device other than a laptop, ex: Surface, iPad, etc...it is HIGHLY recommended the speaker bring their own doggle (adapter) to connect to the projector. The NAPCP provides VGA connectors from device to projector.

The NAPCP does not need to see the presentation deck prior to the conference and presentations can be created on one's own power point slide template.  

The NAPCP advertises in the printed program as well as printed signage outside the meeting room that these sessions are for end-users only. It is the responsibility of the presenting company to monitor who is in their session. The NAPCP and session hosts are not responsible for monitoring attendance. All provider conference attendees are identified as Provider on their name badge.  

Date & Time of Provider Breakout or Demonstration Session
Tuesday, April 12 starting at 10:30 a.m. with the last session starting at 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13 starting at 10:30 a.m. with the last session starting at 3:45 p.m.

Session will be Tuesday, April 12 from 11:15 - Noon in Meeting Room 10 located on the 3rd floor. 
Testing Dates & Times (to test your presentation and internet connectivity if needed) 
Meeting Room 8, Meeting Room 10 and Meeting Room 12 (3rd level)
Monday, April 11: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 12: 7:30–10:00 a.m. 
Wednesday, April 13: 7:30–10:00 a.m.

Partner Sponsor Educational Breakout Session

You receive a 45 minute educational breakout session with a speaker pass. Your contact for that session is Terri Brustad. Terri_brustad@napcp.org. Please have your completed session title, description and key takeaways to Terri by January 29, 2016 to ensure you are included in the conference printed program.

Click here to download the template for completion. As a reminder, this session is open to all at the conference. You may have whomever speak / conduct the session but this session allots you one complimentary pass. The NAPCP will review the content to make sure it is educational. The NAPCP will supply the power point deck template to be used to build the presentation. 

Dates & Times of Partner Educational Breakout Sessions
Tuesday, April 12 starting at 10:30 a.m. with the last session starting at 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13 starting at 10:30 a.m. with the last session starting at 3:45 p.m.

Session will be Wednesday, April 13 from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. in Salon E located on the 2nd floor. 

Conference One-on-One Meetings *Update: Alicia is listed as the contact | Complete
Please provide the name and contact information of a MasterCard representative for end-users to reach out to and set up One-on-One meetings while at the conference.The NAPCP will provide the room name and location of your meeting room. 

Advertisement in 2016 NAPCP Global Provider Directory
If you plan to advertise in the Global Provider Directory, please have all print ready artwork, logo and listing information to the NAPCP no later than February 5, 2016. Please complete the contract as well as the logo & listing form and send to kara_austrum@napcp.org. To see the 2015 Global Provider Directory, please click here.  

Conference Attendee Appreciate Gifts
Please consider donating an attendee appreciation gift (received by end-users only). These gifts will be drawn on Wednesday, April 13 at 8:45 a.m.before the morning General Session. Sponsoring companies will be recognized on projection screens and by the emcee. Ideas include: Gift cards, electronics, gadgets, etc...If you plan to contribute an appreciation gift, please contact Kara Austrum at Kara_austrum@napcp.org

Frequently Asked Questions
Check out FAQ's for answers explaining exhibit table selection, demonstration time slots and all other questions pertaining to provider participation at the conference.
 
NAPCP Contact
Kara Austrum, Meetings & Events Manager
kara_austrum@napcp.org
(952) 546-1880 ext. 7

 

When your spreadsheet is complete, choose the file and hit submit.