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2016 North Carolina Recreation & Park Conference
"Leading Through Innovation

10/24/2016- 10/26/2016 | Charlotte, NC


CCC Rules and Regulations 


  • All house lights are to be controlled by Convention Center personnel.
  • No pyrotechnics shall be used unless a proper permit is obtained from the Charlotte Fire Department and the operator has a permit from the state of North Carolina.
  • No decorative or other materials shall be attached to any part of the Convention Center without prior approval by building management.
  • Doors will be opened at the time set by you subject to the Convention Center’s right to open the doors earlier if, in the sole discretion of the Convention Center, the doors need to be opened earlier for safety reasons.
  • All moveable walls in the Convention Center shall be installed and removed by Convention Center personnel.

Americans with Disabilities Act

  • You are responsible for making your exhibits, displays, etc., accessible to qualified individuals with a disability attending the event with respect to setup, location of exhibits on the exhibit floor, paths of travel and other aspects of your exhbit within your or one of your exhibitors’ control.
  • You will be responsible for providing temporary auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals with a disability attending your event.

Motorized Equipment

  • Under no circumstances are motorized vehicles (carts, lifts, scooters, Segways, etc.) to be operated on any carpeted areas in the Convention Center. ADA needs will be accommodated.
  • All Convention Center motorized equipment will be operated by authorized Convention Center personnel only.
  • You are required to ensure that all equipment operated in the Convention Center does not drip oil or any other staining solutions. Any vehicle that drips oil or staining solutions will be removed immediately from the Convention Center.
  • You will be charged for any and all costs incurred for cleaning or removing stains.
  • No one other than employees of the official service contractor(s) for your event are authorized to operate any motorized cart, lift equipment, etc., of such service contractor.
  • Any person(s) operating motorized equipment must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Service contractors are required to provide all equipment needed for the handling of freight.

Freight Or Shipment Of Materials

  • Any freight or deliveries arriving at the Convention Center prior to the License Agreement move-in/setup date(s) will not be accepted unless approved in writing by the Convention Center.
  • Arrangements are to be made with a service contractor or drayage company to handle freight requirements; the Convention Center does not accept your freight.
  • All materials, equipment or freight sent to the Convention Center during contracted move-in must be clearly marked to indicate intended receiver and name of event.
  • Registration materials, handout literature or event-related equipment, such as furniture rental, plants, special decorations, etc., should be directed to the attention of the show manager or official service contractor.
  • C.O.D. deliveries will not be accepted by the Convention Center.
  • All materials, equipment and/or freight are to be delivered and removed at the loading dock or event-related entrance. 

Vehicles in the Exhibit Hall

  • Vehicles are not permitted on the exhibit hall floor for loading/unloading without the prior authorization of Convention Center management.
  • Vehicles are not permitted to operate in the facility at any time, but must be pushed from exterior location to the interior location. All engines must shut down upon entrance to facility. 
  • All fuel tanks must be locked and sealed to prevent escape of vapors. 
  • Fuel tanks may not exceed 1/8th (one eighth) of a tank of fuel upon arrival to the Center. 
  • Fueling or de-fueling on premises is strictly prohibited. 
  • One battery cable shall be removed from the battery. 

Empty Crate Storage

  • Limited empty crate storage will be provided and confined to those areas authorized by building management. No empty crate storage will be allowed in any area(s) of exhibition halls, meeting room(s), concourse area(s), carpeted areas, etc. Due to limited space, onsite storage requires prior approval by your Event Manager 

Booth Lighting in Displays 

  • Small round or rectangular fixtures of 250 watt bulbs or less, from manufactured modular-display companies are permitted. Lighting fixtures must be secured safely and out of the reach to the public

Food & Beverage Restrictions

  • Exhibitors wishing to distribute or dispense their company samples of food or beverage without charge, MUST be approved in writing by the catering department. These products MUST be the exhibitor’s primary product and relate directly to the nature of the show. 

Charlotte Convention Center Event Guide

Exhibit Highlights

  • Exhibit dates are Monday, October 24, 2016  and Tuesday, October 25, 2016.
  • Exhibitors have direct access to over 400+ park and recreation professionals.
  • Sponsorship opportunities are available and various levels include a complimentary booth space.
  • Premium Exhibitors:  Include all the benefits and opportunities of a standard exhibitor space but are located in premium locations within the event layout to optimize your organizations exposure and foot traffic during exhibit hall times.  Premium exhibitors will also receive top billing among non-sponsor exhibitors in the exhibitors guide and all other related promotions. Limited Availability.

Exhibit Hours & Events

Exhibit Hours & Events

Monday October 24, 2016
Exhibit Hall Setup: 10:00 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open/Exhibitor’s Social : 4:30 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday October 25, 2016
Exhibit Hall Open:  9:15 a.m.
Exhibit Lunch: 12:15 a.m. — 1:45 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Closes: 2:00 p.m  




Exhibitor Information

  • View exhibit hall layout
  • Conference schedule 
  • Each exhibit booth is 10 feet by 10 feet in size and draped on 3 sides.
  • Each booth comes with one skirted table and 2 chairs.
  • Electrical outlets 5 AMP (120 VOLT LIGHTING AND UTILITY (DUPLEX) OUTLETS) are $85 each and MUST be requested/purchased by September 31, 2016. Electric purchased after September 31, 2016 is $110 each. (Fees set by Convention Center)
  • Convention services will be handled by Hollins Exposition Services.  For assistance with freight, extra labor, extra tables/chairs, etc. please contact them.  336.315.5225
  • For questions about the conference or special requests for exhibit setup, please contact:  Matt at or 919.832.5868.
  • All gas powered equipment/vehicles must have less than 1/8 tank of gas, gas caps taped shut and batteries disconnected.  Failure to do so will result in removal from exhibit hall. Please visit for all exhibit hall rules and regulations
  • A list of pre-conference attendees (name and department)  will be emailed by October 15, 2016.  A list of all attendees will be sent after the conference.
  • For questions about the conference or special requests for exhibit setup, please contact:  Matt Carusona at  or 919-832-5868.


  • NCRPA has reserved rooms at both the Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn located 2 blocks from the Convention Center. The room rate for both properties is $189/night. Reservations can be made by contacting your preferred property. Hilton Garden Inn 704-347-5972 and Hampton Inn 704-373-0917 


  • On or before  AUGUST 14, 2016 $255 of your registration fee will be deducted from your refund.
  • Between AUGUST 15—31, 2016 50% of your total registration fee will be deducted from your refund.
  • On or after SEPTEMBER 1, 2016, no refunds will be issued. 
  • All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted to Matt at  


The Sponsor/Exhibitor agrees by paying the registration fee to indemnify and hold harmless  NCRPA, the Charlotte Convention CenterMecklenburg County Park & Recreation, and member organizations of NCRPA, and all officers, staff members, or directors, from any and all liability and expenses for personal injury and property damage or loss arising from the use by the exhibitor or its exhibit space or activities in connection thereof. Proof of liability insurance naming NCRPA as additional insured is required.  


  • The conference management team reserves the right to restrict, because of noise, operation method, material or for any reason deemed objectionable. Additionally, the conference management team reserves the right to prohibit or remove any exhibit that they consider detracts from the general character or appearance of the show.
  • Firms or organizations not assigned an exhibit space will not be allowed to conduct business in the exhibit area.
  • Exhibitors and their agents shall not injure or deface walls, floors, or any part of the exhibit building or booth materials or equipment of other exhibitors.
  • Exhibitor will be held liable for any and all damages. Exhibitors may not set up or take down their exhibit before the scheduled times