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2020 Exhibitor and Sponsor Resources
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Cardiovascular imaging is a fiercely competitive market. Whether you are looking for brand recognition, have a new product, software or technique or want to cultivate customer loyalty, SCCT2020 is the show you need to be. The Exhibit Hall will be open July 17 - 18, 2020.

The right people in the right place
SCCT2020 engages physicians and healthcare professionals interpreting cardiovascular CT in a comprehensive explorations of the most current developments in the field of cardiovascular CT principles, methodologies, appropriateness criteria and clinical practice. Meet your target audience and exceed business goals by exposing your company to key decision makers in cardiovascular CT. 

 

Prospectus                       Exhibit application                         Floor plan

 

Book your booth
Contact Claire Johns to reserve your space.
EMAIL: cjohns@scct.org
PHONE: +1.703.766.1712

 

General exhibitor information

SCCT2020 Dates: July 16 - 19, 2020
Exhibit Hall dates:
July 17 - 18, 2020

Location:

Sheraton Grand Seattle
1400 6th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Exposition hours
Friday, July 17 9am - 12noon; 1pm - 8pm
Saturday, July 18 9am - 12noon; 1pm - 5:30pm

                       

Exposition installation hours

Wednesday, July 15 12noon- 5pm
Thursday, July 16 8am - 4:30pm

 

Exposition dismantling hours

Booths must be dismantled on Saturday, July 18   5:45pm - 9pm
Larger booths are encouraged to be dismantled after   6pm

 

 Benefits of exhibiting

  • The Attendee Reception on Friday, July 17, 2020 from 6:20 - 7:45pm and will be in the Exhibit Hall. This reception is open to all SCCT2020 attendees. 
  • Poster Sessions, Rapid Fire Abstract Presentations, debates and more are located in the Exhibit Hall to bring in high attendee traffic. 
  • SCCT2020 is promoted to more than 15,000 cardiologists, radiologists, technologists, nurses and other key decision makers in the field of cardiovascular CT.
  • Your company's name and booth number will be listed in the SCCT2020 Final Program, on signage on-site, on the SCCT2020 website and the on the SCCT2020 mobile app.

     

  • Lead retrieval system available for an additional fee. 
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    Exhibitor contact information

    Claire Johns, Director of Membership Marketing and Communitcation
    Email:  cjohns@scct.org
    Phone: +1.703.766.1712

     

    Booth rental fees

    Exhibit fees are based on $35 per square foot (in US dollars) for in-line, non-island booths. For island booths that are 20' x 20' or larger, exhibit fees are based on $37 per square foot (US dollars). The smallest booth space available is 10' x 10'.

    Included in booth rental fee:

    • An 8' high back wall and 3' side rails with drapery
    • ID booth sign with company's/organization's name and booth number
    • Tickets to the Attendee Reception on Friday, July 17, 6:20 pm - 7:45 pm
    • Company name listed in the SCCT2020 Final Program, on signage at the meeting and on the SCCT2020 Website
    • Security guards (Exhibit Hall only)
    • Two (2) complimentary exhibitor badges per 100sq. ft. of exhibit space, additional representatives may register for a fee of $279 each

    Exhibit booth representation

    Each exhibiting company is allotted two (2) complimentary exhibitor badges per 100 sq. ft. of exhibit space, additional representatives may register for a fee of $279 each.

    The online registration portal will close on July 5. Any staff additions or substitutions will be subject to a $25 processing fee after July 5.

    Please note: Complimentary badges are not provided to SCCT Partners

    All exhibitors are welcome to attend all SCCT2020 program activities, except for the pre-program sessions on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16, 2020.

    Please Note: Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit will not granted to exhibitors. Exhibitor personnel may attend CME program activities and obtain credit by registering and paying the full SCCT2020 meeting registration fee.

     

    Important Deadlines

    Contracts and partial deposit due May 5
    Deadline for island booth exhibits to submit blueprint  May 5
    Certificate of Liability Insurance due May 5
    Last day to cancel for partial refund May 31
    Hotel cut-off date for discount date  June 12
    Exhibitor online registration forms due  July 5
    Last day freight can arrive with delivery to booth for move in   July 13
    On-site shipments are permitted  July 15-16
    Exhibit installation completed by 4:30 pm  July 16

    (July 13 is the last day freight can arrive in advanced warehouse with guarantee of delivery to booth exhibitor move-in)

     Exhibits dismantled by 9pm                                   July 18

     

    SCCT Rules and Regulations

    Agreement to the Rules and Regulations

    The following rules and regulations governing the Exposition under the auspices of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) are part of the Exhibit Space Application & Contract and constitute a binding contract between the Exhibitor and SCCT. They have been formatted  in the best interest of the Exhibitor, and we ask full cooperation of the Exhibitor in their observance. Any detail not specified is subject to decision by SCCT.

    Enforcement of Rules and Regulations

    As a condition for exhibiting, each exhibitor shall agree that they, their employees and their agents will observe all SCCT policies and regulations as described in the prospectus. SCCT reserves the right to restrict and/or dismiss at any time any exhibit that SCCT deems undesirable. Any exhibitor who begins dismantling or packaging their exhibit and/or exhibit materials prior to the official close of technical exhibits may not be permitted to participate in future SCCT expositions.

    Appearance of exhibits

    Any part of a booth that has unfinished sides or end panels must be draped at the exhibitor's expense. A booth must lend itself to an attractive appearance. Meeting Management reserves the right to have such finishing done at the exhibitor's expense. The Exhibit Hall is carpeted; additional floor covering is not mandatory but it is available. 

    In-line booths                           

    The backs of booths may not be more than 8' high, and sides may not exceed 3' high. All in-line booths will be provided with an 8' high back wall drape, 3'high side drapes, and a standard booth sign with company name.

    Island booths

    Overstatement in design should be avoided. Exhibits must be constructed in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991. An island booth may extend to all outer edges of the booth space, but the design of the booth must allow accessibility from all four aisles and sufficient see-through areas so as not to block the view of the adjacent exhibits. All building materials including those that are “see-through” or “sheer,” such as glass or fabric, will be considered as potential visibility blockers when SCCT reviews island floor plans. All island booths a re-required to submit a blueprint and/or photograph of the booth design by May 5, 2020.

    Research Row tabletop displays

    A research trial may attach a banner up to 6' wide to the front of the table. Backdrops and freestanding banners are not permitted.

    Liability 

    Each exhibitor agrees to protect, indemnify, and hold harmless SCCT, Shepard Exposition Services, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront and their officers, directors, agents and employees from any claims, liability, damages or expenses asserted against them or incurred by them as a result of or in connection with, any loss of or damage to property, or injury to persons resulting from, arising out of or in any way connected with negligence, wrongful acts, or breach of contract by the exhibitor, its agents, or employees. Exhibitors are encouraged to insure themselves against property loss or damage and against liability for personal injury.

    It is further understood and agreed that SCCT shall in no event be liable to an exhibitor for any loss of profits, sales, business opportunities, or  any other type of director consequential damages alleged to be due from breach of this contract. It is understood and agreed that the sole liability of SCCT to any exhibitor for any breach of this contract shall be for the refund of all amounts paid by the exhibitor pursuant to this contract as an exclusive remedy.


    Insurance

    The exhibitor shall, at its sole cost and expense, procure and maintain, throughout the term of the contract for exhibit space, comprehensive general liability insurance against claims of bodily injury or death and property damage occurring in, upon or resulting from the premises leased. The general liability insurance shall name SCCT, Shepard Exposition Services, and Baltimore Marriott Waterfront as additional insureds. Such insurance shall include contractual liability and products liability coverage with the combined and single limits of liability of not less than $1,000,000. The exhibitor shall be required to provide SCCT with said certificate of insurance indicating the appropriate insurance coverage by May 5, 2020.

    Application for space

    The application for space and the official notice of assignment constitute a contract for the rights to use the space allotted. A completed application for space with deposit and all requested information must be received by prior to placement. For more information, contact Claire Johns at cjohns@scct.org.

    Apply for exhibit space

     

    Exhibit booth representation

    Booths must be kept open and staffed daily during scheduled exhibit hours by exhibitor’s staff. Breaking down or packaging up of materials earlier than 5:45pm, Saturday, July 18, 2020, is prohibited.

    Audiovisual and sound

    Audiovisual and other sound effects must be regulated so that they do not disturb neighboring exhibits. SCCT reserves the right to determine the point at which sound interferes with others and must be discontinued.

    Hospitality/Private meetings

    Exhibitor-sponsored hospitality functions and private meetings must not conflict with any scheduled conference activities and must be approved by SCCT. Additional fees apply. Contact SCCT for more details.

    Printed material distribution/canvassing

    Canvassing in any part of the facilities utilized by SCCT is strictly prohibited and anyone doing so will be requested to leave the building. Distribution of advertising or printed material by an exhibitor outside of the exhibitor's allotted space will not be permitted.

    Selling of products and services

    The purpose of exhibiting is to further the education of meeting attendees through product and service displays and demonstrations. Sales and order taking are permitted provided all transactions are conducted in a manner consistent with the professional nature of the meeting. No signage or product price will be allowed. SCCT reserves the right to restrict sales activities that it deems inappropriate or unprofessional. 

    Attendee contact list

    SCCT does not supply the contact information of its attendees.

    Educational events in exhibit booths

    Exhibiting companies must inform SCCT, in writing, of all educational events offered in their exhibit booths. Notification letters must include a description of the event identifying content, date, time, format, and names of physicians involved in the delivery of the educational content.

    Subletting of exhibit space

    Exhibitors are prohibited from assigning or subletting a booth or any part of the space allotted to them. Nor shall they exhibit or permit to exhibit in their space any merchandise or advertising materials that are not part of their own regular products or services. 

    Relocation of Exhibits

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    Americans with Disabilities Act

    Each exhibitor shall be responsible  for compliance with the Americans  with Disabilities Act of 1991  within  their assigned exhibit space.

    Cancellation of exposition

    In the event of cancellation of the SCCT2020 exposition due to fire, strikes, governmental regulations, or causes that would prevent the scheduled opening or continuance, then and there upon, exhibitors and SCCT have no further obligations to each other, and SCCT management shall determine an equitable basis for the refund of such portion of exhibit fees as is possible, after due consideration of expenditures and commitments already made. 

    Conditions of contract to exhibit

    Exhibitors agree to abide by the conditions of the contract stated in the SCCT2020 exhibitor prospectus. Exhibitors accept responsibility for in forming all of their employees of these conditions and agree that they will abide by them also.

    Industry guidelines

    The purpose of the SCCT exposition is to allow companies an opportunity to meet one-on-one with healthcare professionals to in form them of the latest developments in equipment, supplies, technology, and services available. Adherence to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support is mandatory. Standard 4.1 states, Arrangements for commercial exhibits or advertisements cannot influence planning or interfere with the presentation, nor can they be a condition of the provision of commercial support for CME activities. Standard 4.2 further states that Live (staffed exhibits, presentations) or enduring (printed or electronic advertisements) promotional activities must be kept separate from CME.

    a) Exhibit fees are separate and distinct from educational grants. (They are not considered commercial support.)

    b) Exhibit fees are set by SCCT for each activity prior to solicitation and are standardized for that activity; SCCT may set different fees for industry, not-for-profit organizations/foundations and publishers; potential exhibitors will have equal access to purchasing exhibits pace (first-come, first-served basis).

    c) All exhibitors will be situated in a room or area separate from educational activities, and the exhibits must not interfere or in any way compete with the learning experience prior to, during, or immediately after the activity.

    d) Commercial interest (pharmaceutical/industry) representatives may attend CME/CE activities at the discretion of SCCT for the direct purpose of the representatives' own education; however, they may not engage in sales or marketing activities while in the space or place of the educational activity. If a representative wants credit for attending the course, he/she must pay the full SCCT2019 meeting registration fee. Complimentary attendance will not be linked to offering commercial support.

    ACCME Standarfor Commercial Support 4.1.

    Exhibitors are reminded of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations on the promotion of investigational and pre-approved drugs and devices. Exhibitors are also cautioned about FDA prohibition of promoting approved drugs for unapproved purposes.

    Exhibitors must comply with the standards established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (www.accme.org), the American Medical Association's Ethical Opinions on Continuing Medical Education and Gifts to Physicians (www.ama-assn.org), the Food and Drug Administration regulations regarding industry-supported scientific and educational activities (www.fda.gov), the revised PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals (www.phrma.org), and the revised AdvaMed Code (www.advamed.org).