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Maryland Municipal League Annual Convention
MML was founded in 1936 and represents 157 municipal governments and two special taxing districts throughout the State of Maryland. A voluntary, nonprofit, nonpartisan association controlled and maintained by city and town governments, MML works to strengthen and support municipal government through advocacy and the development of effective leadership. Through its membership in the National League of Cities, MML offers legislative representation in Washington, urban research programs, and a national municipal government information exchange. MML is the only statewide organization in Maryland composed solely of municipal officials and devoted to the promotion of all branches of municipal administration.
You should be among the hundreds of Maryland city and town officials who will gather June 8-11, 2014, at the Maryland Municipal League’s annual convention in Ocean City, Maryland. Come learn about and discuss municipal issues and to network with fellow city and town officials. By participating in MML’s convention, you will enhance your knowledge and build skills that will improve your ability to serve the citizens who elected you.
Mayors, city council members, managers, finance officers, public works directors, police chiefs, and other key municipal officials will attend the Maryland Municipal League’s annual convention at the Ocean City Convention Center, June 8 – 11, 2014. MML convention attendees represent over 125 different cities and towns from every part of Maryland. MML’s 2013 convention attracted over 900 registrants; total attendance was over 1,800 people. Many city and town officials look to convention exhibitors for the latest information about the techniques, products, and services their municipalities need. These are the people who make the major purchasing decisions in Maryland’s cities and towns. Location and Program All Maryland Municipal League convention activities will take place in Ocean City’s Convention Center, located at 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. Exhibitors are welcome to participate in all MML convention activities (general sessions, workshops, social events, and golf tournament). However, each exhibit booth must be staffed during exhibition hours on Monday and Tuesday. Exhibit Booth Selection It’s best to visit MML’s exhibit web page to select your exhibit booth online. Here you can access the online booth registration program; reserve a booth with a credit card; see the real time floor plan showing sold booths and their occupants; an exhibitor list; and downloadable exhibitor brochure. Just follow the prompts on the website to register, choose your booth, and pay with a credit card. You can also reserve exhibit space by completing the enclosed contract and mailing it to MML with your payment. Sponsorship Opportunities Build your brand name by becoming a convention sponsor. This is an excellent way to inform Maryland’s cities and towns of your interest in doing business with them. Exhibitors find that convention sponsor recognition compliments their booth exposure, but you do not have to be an exhibitor to be a sponsor. Please contact Steve Lopes at 410/268-5514 or SteveL@mdmunicipal.org for details. Networking Opportunities Catch up with current customers and meet potential new clients at the Welcome Reception held Sunday evening, June 8, at the Convention Center. This is a great way to expand your marketing efforts beyond advertising and sponsorships by speaking to municipal officials face to face. Entrance is included in your booth fee. The 42nd Annual MML Golf Tournament held Sunday morning, June 8, at the Eagle’s Landing golf course in Ocean City is a long standing marketing opportunity while raising money for the Education Fund and having fun! Displaying Vehicles The Show Vehicles Area is for displaying large vehicles such as street sweepers, leaf vacuums, refuse collection equipment, fire trucks, etc. Interior vehicle space is very limited; first come, first served; you must provide accurate dimensions of the vehicle(s) to be displayed so that space can be reserved for your equipment. In addition to the booth fee, exhibitors must pay $200 per vehicle for this display space.