Exhibitor Schedule

Monday, June 10th 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM Exhibitor Setup  - Please check in at exhibitor registration before setting up your booth 
Monday, June 10th  4:30 PM to 7:30 PM Live-Fire Event (Erie County Conservation League) NEW DATE - was Tuesday last year.
Monday, June 10th  5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Live-Fire Hospitality BBQ Dinner (Erie County Conservation League) Exhibitors are welcome.
Tuesday, June 11th 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM Exhibitor Setup, ALL rooms - Please check in at exhibitor registration before setting up your booth
9:00 AM to 4:30-5:00 PM Vendor Show (Kalahari Convention Center)
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (NEW IN 2024) Beer Keg Service Starts - Sponsored kegs of beer will be placed in all exhibition halls
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Hospitality Event (Kalahari Convention Center) Exhibitors are welcome.
9:30 PM Exhibitors must have all vendor show items removed by this time. 

Booth Information

Terry Graham coordinates booth placement for the Tactical Operations and Public Safety Conference.

Click on the image below for the 2024 OTOA exhibitor interactive map.

Click HERE to see who exhibited and their sponsorship levels in 2023

Inclusions with Every Exhibition Space

At the OTOA Tactical Operations and Public Safety Conference, we want to ensure your exhibition experience is as comfortable and convenient as possible. With every exhibition space, you'll enjoy the following amenities:

πŸͺ‘ 8' Table with a Table Skirt: A spacious 8-foot table equipped with an elegant table skirt provides an attractive and functional display area.

πŸŒ‚ Pipe & Drape: Professionally set up pipe and drape, offering privacy and a polished backdrop for your exhibit.

πŸͺ‘ Two Chairs: Two comfortable chairs for you and your team to use while interacting with visitors and conducting business.

πŸ—‘οΈ Wastebasket: A wastebasket for easy trash disposal, helping you maintain a clean and organized exhibit space.

πŸ”· Carpet: A carpeted floor in your space creates a welcoming and comfortable environment for exhibitors and visitors.

πŸ“‘ Wi-Fi: Complimentary Wi-Fi access ensures you stay connected and can easily manage your digital needs during the event.

🍱 Lunch Delivery: Enjoy a minimum of two box lunches, delivered directly to your exhibit space, complete with bottled water, providing you and a team member with a convenient and refreshing meal option during the event.

πŸ“› Exhibitor Badges: Additionally, exhibitors will receive a minimum of two exhibitor badges, providing access and recognition for your team members throughout the event.

These inclusions are designed to enhance your exhibition experience and provide you with a hassle-free setup. We look forward to helping you maximize your participation at our show. If you have any additional requests or questions, please don't hesitate to contact our team.

Exhibitor Lodging

Check out the Conference Hotels venue page, which lists the Recommended Hotels near the convention center.

Shipping to Kalahari

Download the Kalahari Package Shipping & Delivery Form.

If you shipped your exhibitor supplies to Kalahari, the convention center staff will bring the materials you shipped to your booth space. 

Please Note

  • BOOTH NUMBER: Contact Terry Graham at terry.graham@otoa.org for your booth number assignment.
  • Kalahari answers all inquiries: email OHMeetingConcierge@KalahariResorts.com OR call the Kalahari Business Center at (419) 433-7200 Extension 34282
  • CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION/PAYMENT: Enter the payment info (credit card). Once you arrive at Kalahari and arrange the delivery of your displays or materials, Kalahari will accept full payment for the shipment. You can also expect contact from Kalahari Concierge requesting payment pre-event. 

After filling out this form, ALL of your packages must be delivered to the following:

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
7000 Kalahari Drive
Docks # 7, 8, 9
Sandusky, OH 44870

Packages shipped separately are REQUIRED to have the following information affixed, preferably by using the top of the Kalahari Package Shipping & Delivery Form.

  • Name of Show/Event (Ohio Tactical Officers Conference Vendor Show)
  • Date of Event (Tuesday, June 11, 2024)
  • Company/Booth Name 
  • Booth Number (Obtain from Terry Graham - terry.graham@otoa.org)
  • Contact Name (Who do they contact if nobody claims the package for the show)
  • Contact Cell Phone (Who do they call contact if nobody claims the package for the show)
 

Exhibitor Credentials / Badges

Exhibitor Badge Requirement

πŸ”– Mandatory Badge Display: For the safety and smooth operation of the OTOA Tactical Operations and Public Safety Conference, all exhibitors are required to wear and prominently display the official conference badge issued in the name of each registered exhibitor.

πŸ‘€ Personal Identification: Your conference badge is your identification and access pass to the event. It ensures that you are recognized as an authorized exhibitor.

🀝 Networking and Recognition: The badge identifies you as a participant and aids in networking and recognition. It makes it easy for attendees and fellow exhibitors to connect with you.

πŸ—“οΈThroughout the Exhibition: This requirement applies to your conference exhibition. Please wear and display your badge prominently at all times while you are exhibiting.

πŸ“§ Lost or Damaged Badges: In the event of a lost or damaged badge, please get in touch with our exhibitor registration desk for a replacement.

πŸ‘€ Editing Attendee Badges: If you do not know who from your organization will attend, you can edit your allotted badges anytime by logging into your OTOA company profile after registration.

πŸ’Ό Additional Badges: If you require additional badges for your team, they can be purchased for $60 per badge during registration. After registering, you can also request and purchase additional badges by emailing us at office@otoa.org. Please note that:

  • Exhibitor name badges are created from this section.
  • Every badge comes with a box lunch.

🎯 Badge / Booth Sharing: Booth sharing between organizations is NOT permitted and may result in your organization being barred from future OTOA events. All registered badges must be for official representatives of the exhibiting organization.

We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to this badge requirement, which ensures a secure and productive environment for all participants. Thank you for being so committed to the success of our event.

New Product Showcase - $200

🌟New for 2024 - You send it - We showcase it for you

  • πŸš€ An exciting new program for exhibitors at our conference
  • πŸ†• Unveil your latest innovations and offerings

πŸ“… Highlighted across three key conference moments:

  1. πŸ“† Sunday evening: Get early exposure during attendee check-in
  2. 🎀 Monday all day: Take center stage during the General Session Lecture Series
  3. 🀝 Monday evening: Engage with potential customers at the Hospitality Meet & Greet Event

πŸ‘οΈ‍πŸ—¨οΈ Maximize your visibility and impact:

  • 🌠 Shine a spotlight on your new products
  • 🀝 Connect with a captivated audience
  • 🌟 Make a lasting impression at our conference

✨ How It Works:

  • Interested companies will ship their showcased product to the OTOA HQ or hand deliver it to the OTOA on Sunday, June 9, 2024. 
  • Displaying firearms? Contact - Pat Fiorilli, OTOA Executive Director, at (216) 701-6171 for instructions & restrictions.
  • The OTOA will prominently display the product at an OTOA personnel-manned booth starting at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2024.
  • All showcased products will be hand-delivered to the company representative on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, before the start of the vendor show.

⚠️ Some restrictions apply:

  • The OTOA has the right to deny a product entry into this program depending on the size restrictions of the space for this program.

❓ Questions about this program? Email office@otoa.org

πŸ“’ Join the "New Product Showcase" and showcase your innovations to a broader audience!

Letter to New Product Showcase Participants

Good morning,

Thank you for participating in the OTOA Vendor New Product Showcase. As we approach the OTOA conference, we encourage you to consider the new products you wish to showcase. The New Product Showcase will be featured during the following times:

  • Sunday evening and Monday morning during Registration/Attendee Check-in.
  • Monday during the General Session.
  • Tuesday morning before the Vendor Show.

Items for the New Product Showcase should be dropped off at your assigned booth on Tuesday morning before the start of the Vendor Show.

Please let us know the following:

  1. Will you be shipping the showcase products or bringing them in person?
  2. Are you providing product information, handouts, or business cards?
  3. If you plan to display firearms, please contact Pat Fiorilli, OTOA Executive Director, immediately at (216) 701-6171.

For vendors showcasing volatile or propellant products, ensure you provide inert samples.

To ensure an effective display, including optimal location and size, our New Product Showcase staff needs to know which products will be showcased and if they will be present from Sunday through Tuesday morning.

We appreciate your collaboration in making this conference the best it can be.

Attendee List Purchase Option

🌟New for 2024 

Unlock Valuable Leads at the 2024 OTOA Tactical Operations and Public Safety Conference! 

Are you exhibiting at the 2024 OTOA Tactical Operations and Public Safety Conference and looking for a game-changing way to connect with potential customers? We've got you covered!

Introducing our Exclusive Lead Generation Offer:

πŸ“Œ Scan Attendee Badges for FREE or Purchase the Attendee List for $200!

Say goodbye to scammers attempting to sell your attendee list after the conference. OTOA is committed to protecting your data and ensuring the privacy of our attendees. We do not provide attendee information to any third party for resale.

Here's how it works:

  1. FREE Badge Scanning: OTOA offers exhibitors the opportunity to scan attendee badges at no cost. Gather valuable leads effortlessly, directly from the conference floor.

  2. Purchase the Attendee List: For just $200, exhibitors can acquire the complete list of conference attendees, empowering you with a comprehensive database of potential customers to fuel your post-conference efforts.

Don't miss this unique chance to streamline your lead generation process and make meaningful connections. Join us at the 2024 OTOA Conference, and let us help your business!

Reserve your spot now; remember, with OTOA, your data is secure. We're here to support your business every step of the way. See you at the conference!

Vendor-Sponsored Training Session

🌟New for 2024

Vendor Sponsored Training Session $200 at OTOA during the vendor exhibition on Tuesday, June 11th

πŸš€ Elevate Your Presence: Join us at this show for a unique opportunity to shine the spotlight on your products and services. Our vendor-sponsored training session is the perfect platform to engage potential customers, demonstrate your expertise, and leave a lasting impression in a competitive marketplace.

🎯 Showcase Your Innovations: Take the stage and showcase your latest products and innovations to a captive audience, giving them a firsthand look at what sets your offerings apart from the rest.

🧠 Educational Engagement: Deliver an informative and interactive training session that educates and highlights the value your solutions bring to the table. Offer insights, tips, and best practices that demonstrate your industry knowledge.

🀝 Networking Opportunities: Interact directly with potential customers and establish valuable connections within your industry. Engage in meaningful conversations, answer questions, and forge relationships that can lead to long-term business partnerships.

πŸ’‘ Brand Visibility: Maximize your brand exposure at the OTOA Tactical Operations and Public Safety Conference. Our vendor-sponsored training session offers prominent placement in the event schedule, ensuring that your company stands out among the crowd.

🌟 Stand Out from Competitors: Differentiate yourself from competitors by leveraging this exclusive training session to drive home your unique value proposition and market positioning.

Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to take center stage and make a lasting impact at the biggest show of the year in Ohio.

Introducing the "Sponsor an Officer" Program - Making a Difference in 2024

🌟New for 2024

We are proud to introduce a powerful new initiative for 2024 - the "Sponsor an Officer" program. This unique offering provides a remarkable opportunity for individuals and organizations to give back and support law enforcement officers in their quest to receive life-saving training at the OTOA Tactical Operations and Public Safety Conference.

Why It Matters: Without this program's essential financial support, many officers would be unable to access the invaluable training needed to keep people safe. Training is often the first thing to suffer in budget cuts at law enforcement agencies nationwide. By sponsoring an officer, you can help bridge this gap and empower these dedicated professionals to serve their communities effectively.

Two Tiers of Support:

  • Tier One $450: Sponsor an officer for the full week of training, ensuring they gain the comprehensive skills and knowledge required for their crucial roles.
  • Tier Two $1200: Sponsor an officer for the full week of training, including lodging. Providing officers with on-site accommodation at the event hotel enhances their training experience and creates additional opportunities for networking and learning.

Unite in Support: Officers from across the state gather for this five-day conference, bringing diverse experiences and expertise. Your support through the "Sponsor an Officer" program will enable these officers to receive training essential to public safety and community well-being.

Supporting Made Easy: Companies can sponsor an officer during the online vendor show registration. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at office@otoa.org to learn more and participate in this important initiative.

By participating in this program, you join us in the mission to equip law enforcement professionals with the tools and knowledge they need to serve and protect effectively. Your support will have a direct and lasting impact on the safety of our communities and the officers who dedicate their lives to this noble cause.

Make a Difference: Contact us today to learn more about the "Sponsor an Officer" program and how you can make a difference in 2024. Together, we can help ensure that every officer receives the training to keep us safe. Thank you for being so committed to this important cause.

Charitable Deduction: The Ohio Tactical Officers Association (OTOA) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity recognized by the IRS. Your monetary support of the OTOA's Sponsor an Officer Program may be tax-deductible. However, it's essential to consult with a qualified tax professional to ensure compliance with IRS rules when making donations to a 501(c)(3) organization. This allows you to maximize any potential tax benefits while supporting the OTOA's charitable mission.

Keg Sponsor: $500

🌟Sold Out in 2023!

Increase your company's visibility and impact by sponsoring beer kegs at our two hospitality events. By sponsoring, you help enhance the event experience and increase brand recognition. The bar will display your logo at these events, ensuring that your company remains in the spotlight beyond the vendor tradeshow. All attendees will see this signage as we offer multiple opportunities at these events, as they are always crowded, providing extensive brand exposure. Join us at these hospitality events and maximize this networking opportunity.

You can make the purchase during the online exhibitor registration process or by contacting us directly at office@otoa.org at any time before the event.

Coffee Station Sponsor: $500

🌟New for 2024

The coffee stations at our general session are one of the most trafficked areas of the week. Increase your company's visibility by fueling our officers and sponsoring these coffee stations. Your logo will be displayed at each coffee station, ensuring your company remains in the spotlight beyond the vendor tradeshow. All attendees will see this signage, providing extensive brand exposure.

You can purchase the online exhibitor registration process or by contacting us directly at office@otoa.org  at any time before the event.

Lanyard Sponsor: $2,000

🌟New for 2024

Your company name and logo are printed on over 1,500 attendee badge lanyards. Lanyards are given to every attendee and must be worn at all times for them to enter the exhibit hall, networking events, and classrooms. Only one organization can claim this sponsorship. If you are interested, contact us at office@otoa.org to discuss.

Conference Attendee Door Prizes

Showcase Your Brand with Door Prizes

✨ Enhance Your Visibility: As an exhibitor company at the OTOA Conference, you have a unique opportunity to showcase your products and elevate your brand. We invite you to contribute door prizes to be awarded to conference attendees.

πŸ’‘ Recognition and Gratitude: When a vendor show bingo card is drawn, and an attendee's name is announced, OTOA will describe the door prize to the crowd and express heartfelt gratitude to the company that provided it. This is a powerful moment to highlight your brand and the value you bring to our event.

πŸ” Maximum Exposure: Your door prize will not only delight the winner but also capture the attention of everyone present, amplifying your company's exposure and leaving a positive impression.

🀝 Engage with Attendees: Providing door prizes creates an excellent opportunity to engage with attendees, answer their questions, and network effectively.

Your contribution to door prizes will enhance the attendee experience and allow you to stand out as a company that values and supports the event. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact our team.

Attendee Bag Stuffers

Promote Your Brand in Conference Attendee Bags

πŸ‘œ Enhance Your Visibility: As an exhibitor company at [Event Name], you can promote your brand directly to our attendees. We invite you to send your brand-promoting materials, which we will include in the conference attendee bags at no additional charge.

πŸ’Œ Send Your Materials: Ship to  - Ohio Tactical Officers, 17000 St. Clair Avenue, #108, Cleveland, Ohio 44110 - ATTN: BAG STUFFER

πŸ—“οΈ Submission Deadline: To ensure your materials are included, please note that bag stuffers must be received by OTOA shipping and received no later than May 31st. This deadline will help us prepare the bags and ensure a seamless experience for our attendees.

πŸ›οΈ Maximize Exposure: Your brand-promoting materials will be a valuable addition to our attendee bags, allowing you to maximize exposure and engage with your target audience during the event.

🀝 Connect with Attendees: This is an excellent opportunity to connect with attendees, showcase your offerings, and make a lasting impression.

Don't miss this chance to have your brand in the hands of our attendees from the moment they arrive. Don't hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions or need further information.

Live Fire Vendors - The date changed for 2024 to Monday (It was Tuesday in 2023)

LIVE-FIRE SOLD OUT - Effective 4-22-24

Monday, June 10, 2024. A 5-minute drive from Kalahari.

Demo Space $550: πŸš€ Limited Demo Spaces Available

🎯 Reserve Your Spot Today!

Demo spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Explore a wide range of possibilities:

  • Live-fire
  • Less Lethal Munitions
  • Drones
  • Robots
  • Demos of Any Kind

Ammunition Restrictions: 🚫 Responsible Use of Ammunition

Before conducting live-fire demonstrations, please adhere to these important ammunition guidelines:

  • The exhibitor must provide all ammunition for the weapons to be fired.
  • Prohibited ammo types: GREEN TIP, ARMOR PIERCING, CORBON, STEEL CORE AMMO.
  • OTOA range safety personnel will inspect all ammunition for compliance.

Additional Restrictions: ⚠️ Additional Event Guidelines

For everyone's safety and convenience, please note the following:

  • Full auto demonstrations are not allowed (Erie County Conservation Club rules).
  • Ensure rifle suppressors are properly secured and inspected by OTOA range safety personnel.

Setup and Timing: πŸ•“ Event Setup & Timing

Your event setup kicks off on Monday, June 10th, at 4:30 p.m. Live-fire sessions are scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Parking is limited; our OTOA staff is available for guidance and assistance.

Venue Information: 🏞️ Event Location

Conveniently located just a 5-minute drive from Kalahari, the event will be hosted at:

Erie County Conservation Club, 815 Mason Road, East Milan, Ohio 44846

Event Details: πŸ—“οΈ Rain or Shine, No Refunds

Come prepared for the event, which takes place regardless of the weather. We do not offer refunds. For more information about the Vendor Live Fire event, reach out to us:

Email: office@otoa.org

OTOA Range Targets: 🎯 Enhance Your Demo

Exciting news! OTOA offers a variety of range targets, including steel and paper options, to elevate your live-fire demonstrations. Our range safety personnel ensure a secure and productive experience for all participants.

INFORMATION ON RESTRICTIONS TO POSSESS FIREARMS

Hospitality Events

Join Us at Our Nightly Hospitality Events

πŸ₯‚ Networking Opportunities: As an exhibitor company at the OTOA Tactical Operations and Public Safety Conference, we invite you to be part of our nightly hospitality events on Monday and Tuesday evenings. These events provide an excellent platform to network with potential customers and build valuable connections within your industry.

🍻 Sponsorship Opportunities: To increase your company's visibility and make a lasting impact, we offer to sponsor kegs of beer or appetizers at these events. By sponsoring, you help to enhance the event experience and gain enhanced brand recognition. Your logo will be displayed throughout the full week of the conference, ensuring that your company remains in the spotlight. All attendees will see this signage, providing extensive brand exposure.

Sponsoring a keg of beer or appetizers is a strategic way to maximize your company's presence and impact. It showcases your commitment to the event and offers a unique opportunity to connect with a diverse and engaged audience.

πŸ’‘ How to Sponsor: You can make the purchase during the online exhibitor registration process or contact us directly at office@otoa.org any time before the event.

Join us at these hospitality events and maximize this networking opportunity. For sponsorship inquiries or further details, don't hesitate to get in touch with our team. We look forward to having you as an active part of the OTOA Tactical Operations and Public Safety Conference.

Live Fire BBQ
Monday, June 10, 2024
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Erie County Conservation Club

Meet & Greet
Monday, June 10, 2024
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Kalahari Convention Center

Exhibition Booth Direct Sales to Customers

At the OTOA Tactical Operations and Public Safety Conference, we're excited to offer you the opportunity to showcase and sell your products directly to our attendees.

We encourage and permit sales at your booth, providing you with a platform to engage with potential customers and boost your business.

However, please note that in accordance with ATF rules, the sale of firearms is not permitted.

Nevertheless, you are welcome to promote and sell a wide range of other products and services, so don't miss the chance to increase your sales and connect with your target audience during the vendor show and at your booth.

OTOA Conference Exhibitor Payment & Cancellation Policy

Cancellations - Full Refund

Cancellations received BEFORE April 30, 2024, will receive a FULL REFUND. All cancellations must be in writing (email) and sent to Terry Graham: terry.graham@otoa.org

No credits for paid booth spaces/sponsorships are carried over into the following year.

Cancellations - NO Refund

NO REFUNDS AFTER MAY 1, 2024

Cancellations received AFTER May 1, 2024,  are NOT eligible for a refund.

Payment

All vendor exhibition space and associated expenses must be paid before June 1, 2024.

Who receives and pays the invoices/bills for your company?

  • πŸ“  To ensure a smooth billing process and deliver invoices accurately, we kindly request the following information:

  • πŸ‘€ Full Name: Please provide the full name of the individual responsible for receiving and/or paying the invoices from your company.

  • πŸ“§ Email Address: We must have a valid email address for the designated contact person to send invoices to. This will ensure prompt delivery and easy access to your billing information.

Open invoices are hand delivered on the event day and MUST be paid before the exhibition space is set up.

Exhibitor Questions

Call Terry Graham @ (419) 656-0440 or email - terry.graham@otoa.org