General Information

As in years past, Idaho’s annual cattle industry meeting will showcase a trade show, educational seminars on topics related to this industry, and the traditional President’s Banquet. The trade show will open three hours before the opening session begins, giving you extra time to mingle with attendees, and Monday’s dinner will allow attendees to stroll through the booths and learn more about your products and services. Overall, as a vendor you will receive more than 18 hours of exposure to your target audience.

The meetings hosted by the Idaho Cattle Association have continued to grow and each year we report record-setting attendance. We anticipate breaking the record again this year with an excess of 600 attendees over the three-day conference. As in the past, the Idaho Cattle Association Annual Convention and Trade Show is a worthwhile opportunity to bring Idaho’s cattle industry together for information, education, marketing, and networking. This year will continue that tradition.

Please plan now to attend, and return your support form to the ICA office by October 31st to guarantee the lowest prices and best placement of your trade show booth and maximum exposure to your event support. As you know, there are many different expenses to consider when coordinating an event such as this. All supporters will be recognized in the convention program, by on-site signage, and in the Line Rider magazine.

Support Opportunities

Trade Show Booths

Trade show booths are sold at $450 per booth for ICA members, $600 for non-ICA members. Each booth reservation includes one Monday dinner ticket and one Tuesday breakfast ticket. Additional meal tickets can be purchased at the regular rate. Booth space includes one 6-foot table with tablecloth and skirt, and two chairs.   Electricity is available at each booth for an additional $45.  Booth spaces are limited, and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once we receive your registration form we will email you the trade show set up map and have you pick the location of your space.  Trade show set-up begins Sunday, November 11, at 3:00pm and must be in place and ready for the trade show to open at 10:00 am Monday morning.

Registration

Registration support includes your company's marketing materials in each registration packet. Your company's branded merchandise, such as lanyards or bags, are appreciated but not required, and are not included in the registration support.

Breakfast

Tuesday morning will begin with a plated breakfast.

Keynote Session

The kick-off session of Convention on Monday, November 13. This session features Bruce Vincent and is always a packed house.

Council Sessions

There are three council sessions this year. Session topics include Public Lands, Environmental, National Policy, ISDA, and QuickBooks.

Refreshment Breaks

Three refreshment breaks are available.

Auction & Raffle Items

Once again, we will hold a live auction and silent auction to raise funds for the Idaho Cattle PAC to support political candidates who promote and protect our industry. Suggested value for auction items is $25 - $75. In addition, we are asking every exhibitor to bring one item to be given away as a door prize during the convention. These items can be hats, mugs, t-shirts, product, or any item valued under $25. All convention attendees who pre-register will be entered into the raffle for these door prizes.



Call the Sun Valley Resort at 1-800-786-8259 to make room reservations. Be sure to mention the Idaho Cattle Association block of rooms. Once again, each trade show booth reservation and support opportunity above $450 will be provided with 1 Trade Show Reception & Strolling Beef dinner ticket and 1 breakfast ticket on Tuesday. Any additional meal tickets must be paid for through general registration. All meetings are free of charge to attend.

Please return your support and booth reservation form to the Idaho Cattle Association office by October 31. Forms can be emailed to michelle@idahocattle.org or mailed to P.O. Box 15397, Boise, Idaho 83715. Please do not fax your form. Prices increase after the October 31 deadline