Compete Smart 2012
Thursday, October 11th - Friday, October 12th, 2012
Missoula, MT
Opportunities with Allies

Many of our fine sponsors will be exhibiting along with other service providers at this anchor event for Montana's manufacturers. More than 35 exhibitors with services & products to support manufacturing will be on hand in the highly visible Exhibitor Hall in the Rotunda of the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center, Missoula. 

Along with sponsors, find these fine allies in the Exhibitor Hall (click each to learn more):
Core Advisors Network
Associated Employers
General Distributing
Glacier Export Services
K Design Marketing
Montana Community Finance Corporation 

Stand Tall with peers & allies at a Networking Social (plenty of food and cash bar) in the Rotunda Exhibitor Hall on Thursday evening Oct. 11 followed by a Dessert Talk exploring Strategic Imperatives for the Challenges of Globalization and advances in sustainable approaches to creating petroleum-free biomaterials with Blue Marble Biomaterials. The reception is co-sponsored by Innovate Montana and S&K Electronics in conjunction with co-hosts Montana Manufacturing Extension Center and NorthWestern Energy.

Exhibitor Set Up  & Tear Down Information:
Set up times for exhibitors will be on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on October 11 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. You are responsible for handling any booth setups or materials and retrieving them by the end of the conference. Conference activities begin at 7:15 a.m. on Oct.11 and the Exhibit Hall  will officially open at 10:30 a.m.  The exhibit area will remain open during conference hours so please secure at-risk items when not attending your booth. Conference hosts assume no liability for your equipment/materials. 

Tear Down
Tear Down of exhibit space cannot occur until after 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 and must be torn down and removed not later than 4 p.m. Oct. 12.  Call MMEC 406-994-4507 for more information. Plan to stick around after sessions on Thursday for the Exhibitor Social and Dessert Talk sponsored Innovate Montana and S&K Electronics.

Contact for More Information
If you are interested in exhibit space for 2014, contact Deborah Nash at Montana Manufacturing Extension Center for more detail after Oct. 12, 2012.