Commercial Partner & Exhibitor Code of Conduct
Adopted: January 8, 2024
The following commercial partner and exhibiter code of conduct was adopted by the Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference in January 2024. If it is determined that a representative of a commercial entity has violated these or other established rules, they may be asked to leave the conference and may be subject to other administrative actions as deemed appropriate by the MPSCC Committee. Any questions related to this code of conduct may be directed to Commerical Partner Liasion Penny Knight.
ALL Commercial Partners & Exhibitors are expected to conduct themselves as professionals.
2: Scheduling of Events & Meetings
No exhibitors should privately schedule an event during MPSCC-sponsored events without prior approval from the Commercial Advisor or the MPSCC Chairman.
Times to NOT schedule meetings: during exhibiting hours, sponsored events such as the welcome reception, banquet or any MPSCC after hours event.
3: Sponsored Events
All Commercial Partner-sponsored events are open to EVERY registered attendee and exhibitor, even if your competitor is sponsoring the event.
A business code of conduct should be exhibited during all MPSCC events. Respect and conduct should be of high regard during social and business meetings.
4: Commercial Partner Registration
If a Commercial Partner or Exhibitor registers as an attendee only and does not purchase booth space, they are allowed to attend any class or event, just as an attendee does. They will not be able to wear company logo shirts, talk about their company or the products or services they can provide, schedule business meetings or appointments, present, advertise or hand out business cards to attendees during the conference. If this is violated, they will be asked to leave the conference without a refund of their attendee registration. The purpose of this clause is to be fair to the companies that have purchased booth space. Please do not risk being asked to leave with the possibility of not being able to return to future conferences.
5: Presenting as a Commercial Entity
In order to present a class at the MPSCC, you must be registered as a Commercial Partner with a paid booth space and sponsorship.
The education committee will review classes that are submitted from Commerical partners and check with the registration team to ensure they are a registered company with a sponsorship.
Commercial Partners/sponsors who are interested in presenting training must follow the proper submission procedure through the call for papers page.
6: Partnering Companies with Combined Booth Space
If your company partners with another company to have the same booth space, each company will be allowed to wear either company’s logoed attire, hand out business cards, talk company business and scheduled meetings (as long as it is not during MPSCC scheduled events.
In the event that Commercial Partners or companies do not register together, any additional attendees from another company must act on behalf of the commercial partner that has registered for a booth. This means that you cannot represent your company since they are not a registered exhibitor. Any logo items must be that of the registered Commerical Partner, as you are representing that company.
If it is determined that a representative of a commercial entity has violated these or other established rules, they may be asked to leave the conference and may be subject to other administrative actions as deemed appropriate by the MPSCC Committee. Any questions related to this code of conduct may be directed to Commerical Partner Advisor Penny Knight.