The 2019 NRPA Annual Conference exhibit hall will immerse attendees in the sights, sounds and entertainment of one of the largest indoor parks filled with nearly every type of amenity. More than 400 exhibitors will feature all the latest and greatest play equipment, park-site amenities, technology for maintenance and management solutions, shade and shelters, lighting, turf and flooring, aquatics, athletic gear, surfacing and much more. With seven hours of exclusive exhibit hall time, attendees will have plenty of time to explore and network with leading product and service providers, connect with fellow park and recreation professionals, experience some of the most exciting and interactive education sessions and win prizes.
The first 1,500 people to visit the exhibit hall on Tuesday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m., immediately following the Opening General Session, and on Wednesday, September 25 at 10:30 a.m., will receive a special giveaway from the Background Investigation Bureau and Burke Playgrounds, respectively, so make sure to get there early.
There will be many other opportunities to claim giveaways while exploring all the exhibit hall has to offer. Many of the exhibitors will be doing gift card drawings each day, and The Toro Company will give away $1,000 cash prizes to two lucky winners. Attendees who complete the EXPOdition scavenger hunt and get a stamp from every participating exhibitor will be entered into a drawing to win free registrations for the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference in Orlando, iPads, FitBits, T-shirts and gift cards.
If you get hungry while exploring, lunch will be served in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, September 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The best part is, you will be able to test or see a demonstration of nearly every product or service firsthand. This includes cutting-edge equipment and technology debuts, cute four-legged friends demonstrating several dog-park displays, testing your reflexes at Superior Recreational Products’ Daisy Dash Challenge, participating in the Greenfields 2019 NRPA Fitness Challenge for a chance to win fitness equipment and much more.
In addition to all the opportunities to meet vendors and find new products and services, attendees can also participate in lively education sessions at the Learning Playground and visit with the NRPA staff to learn about NRPA member benefits in the NRPA member area.
The NRPA staff will be on hand to provide details about current projects and answer questions about member benefits, certifications, online learning, research, programs and grant opportunities. You can relax in the lounge, engage with colleagues and NRPA staff, play games and pick up some great giveaways. Make sure to visit the Parks & Recreation magazine booth to chat with the editorial staff about interesting topics, current issues and compelling story ideas.
All of these vendors and top brands only come together like this once a year, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference, September 24–26 in Baltimore, Maryland.