-The Voice of the Professional Investigator

ABOUT THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS
“Florida’s Oldest Private Investigative Association – Since 1963”
The Florida Association of Private Investigators, Inc. is a professional organization created to provide a voice for licensed private investigators and related professionals within the State of Florida and throughout the United States. The Association offers its members extensive networking opportunities with other experienced investigators nationwide, and a place to share referrals, questions, sources of information and more in a friendly, non competitive, yet professional atmosphere through our members’ only discussion group.
CONFERENCE & LOCATION INFORMATION
The conference program features a pre-conference event and two days devoted to educating private investigators, law enforcement, attorneys, paralegals, investigative reporters, and those wishing to learn more about investigations. The conference will feature a collection of talented local and national speakers. We traditionally anticipate between 100 and 150 attendees for this event. Each participant is a professional who devotes a major portion of his or her practice and business to investigative matters.
The conference will be held at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs 350 Northlake Blvd, Altamonte Springs, Florida, 32701-5297.
The Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs hotel is one of Orlando, Florida’s leading business and leisure hotels. While Orlando may be famous for theme parks and attractions, there is a world of business to be conducted each day. Of Altamonte Springs hotels, our North Orlando hotel offers the amenities and meeting space for business and provides an excellent central location for everything else.
This Orlando/Altamonte Springs, FL hotel is easily accessible from Interstate 4 and conveniently located halfway between Walt Disney World® and Daytona. Complimentary transportation is available within a three-mile radius of Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs, which encompasses shopping, dining, movie theaters and Cranes Roost Park and Amphitheater.
Relax in a FAPI negotiated reduced price guest room, bathed in natural light through large windows. At our North Orlando business hotel, stay connected with wireless internet access and the fully equipped business center – offering express mail, fax and photo copying services to help you meet deadlines. Plunge into the pool and work out at the fully equipped fitness center. Dine in the vibrant ‘U’ Restaurant, serving up a blend of American fusion cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rent a car from the Hertz Car Rental Desk and ask reception for recommendations on the local area. Whatever you need, the multilingual team is dedicated to assisting you. The hotel also offers complimentary self-parking.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF FLORIDA
FAPI has selected Special Olympics of Florida as its signature charity of choice and supports the athletes.                             
SPONSOR / EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
Exhibitor set-up will take place starting at 3:00pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 and teardown will take place after 3:00pm on Saturday, September 24, 2016, and must be completely removed from the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs hotel before 12:00pm on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Exhibitors will be open during all meal and break periods for the duration of the conference. Attendees from Sponsoring / Exhibiting companies are encouraged to attend all conference related events including meals, breaks, and the dinner banquet scheduled for the evening of Friday, September 22, 2017.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEXT YEAR’S 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
If any sponsors/vendors would like to take advantage of this opportunity by locking in the 2015 rate for our 2016 Annual Conference and submitting a deposit before October 1, 2015, we will promote your company on all conference materials provided throughout the year. 
AFFILIATED PRIVATE INVESTIGATIVE ASSOCIATIONS
FAPI welcomes all other professional investigative associations, with approval of the conference committee, and will advertise their logo as supporting affiliates at no charge or expense. Associations may be permitted to set up a free informational table during the conference, space permitting.  Handouts material is permitted.
The Florida Association of Private Investigators welcomes your participation as a sponsor, exhibitor and advertiser during the 2016 Annual Litigation and Investigators Conference September 21 - 25, 2016. As a sponsor, you will gain access to this dedicated group of investigators, attorneys, and decision makers. Your presence guarantees your position as an important industry leader to a targeted audience of professionals.
You will gain industry visibility and exposure needed for your corporate success. Multiple sponsorship and advertising levels are available and each offers you targeted exposure in advance of and during this event. This package outlines the benefits of various opportunities at 2016 Annual Litigation and Investigators Conference.
It is our goal to provide awareness and recognition to all sponsors before, during, and after the event. This package illustrates various recognitions provided to sponsors. In addition, all sponsors will be introduced and recognized during the conference by the conference host at the beginning of the program. Sponsors will also have their corporate logo listed on the FAPI web site with a link back to your web site.
The support of education and training Sponsorships allows us to offer attendees the highest quality conference at affordable prices.
For additional information or to secure your participation, please contact:
Ari Morse, ari@bestpi.com

Diamond Sponsor - Commitment Level: $7,500

Benefits 

  • Recognition as a Diamond sponsor on all conference materials.
  • Logo on Conference brochure – provided to thousands of investigators and attorneys throughout the United States
  • Noted as the only Diamond level sponsor on all materials including event signage, and marketing materials
  • Right of first refusal for 2017 conference participation at the Diamond Level (commitment must be received by January 1, 2017 to take advantage of this benefit)
  • Conference Participation
  • One (1) 10’ x 20’ Expanded exhibition space
  • Two (2) 6’ Tables
  • Four (4) Chairs
  • 6 full Conference registrations
  • Additional meal tickets available at a reduced rate
  • Opportunity to provide the Conference registrant “goodie bag”
  • Pre-Conference Public Relations
  • Listed on all FAPI Conference-related communications prior to event
  • Logo on FAPI website with a link to company website
  • On-Site Conference Public Relations
  • Full-page ad in Conference binder
  • Recognition from podium during Conference
  • Prominent logo included on banner displayed on site during Conference
  • Opportunity to insert additional take away item into Conference registrant “goodie bag"
Platinum Sponsor - Commitment Level: $5,000

Benefits
  • Recognition as a Platinum sponsor on all conference materials.
  • Logo on Conference brochure – provided to thousands of investigators and attorneys throughout the United States
  • Noted as a Platinum level sponsor on all materials including event signage, and marketing materials
  • Conference Participation
  • One (1) 10’ x 20’ Expanded exhibition space 
  • Two (2) 6’ Tables
  • Four (4) Chairs
  • 4 full Conference registrations
  • Additional meal tickets available at a reduced rate
  • Pre-Conference Public Relations
  • Listed on all FAPI Conference-related communications prior to event
  • Logo on FAPI website with a link to company website
  • On-Site Conference Public Relations
  • Full-page ad in Conference binder
  • Recognition from podium during Conference
  • Prominent logo included on banner displayed on site during conference
  • Opportunity to insert additional take away item into Conference registrant “goodie bag”
Gold Sponsor - Commitment Level: $3,000  

Benefits         
  • Recognition as a Gold sponsor on all conference materials.
  • Logo on Conference brochure – provided to thousands of investigators and attorneys throughout the United States
  • Conference Participation
  • One (1) 10’ x 10’ exhibition space 
  • One (1) 6’ Table
  • Two (2) Chairs
  • 3 full Conference registrations
  • Pre-Conference Public Relations
  • Listed on all FAPI Conference-related communications prior to event
  • Logo on FAPI website with a link to company website
  • On-Site Conference Public Relations
  • Full-page ad in Conference binder
  • Logo included on banner displayed on site during Conference
  • Opportunity to insert take-away item into Conference registrant “goodie bag”
Silver Level - Commitment Level: $1,500

Benefits         
  • Recognition as a Silver sponsor on all conference materials.
  • Logo on Conference brochure – provided to thousands of investigators and attorneys throughout the United States
  • Conference Participation
  • One (1) 10’ x 10’ exhibition space 
  • One (1) 6’ Table
  • Two (2) Chairs
  • 2 full Conference registrations
  • Pre-Conference Public Relations
  • Listed on all FAPI Conference-related communications prior to event
  • Logo on FAPI website with a link to company website
  • On-Site Conference Public Relations
  • Full-page ad in Conference binder
  • Recognition from podium during Conference
  • Logo included on banner displayed on site during Conference
  • Opportunity to insert take-away item into Conference registrant “goodie bag”
Exhibitor Level - Commitment Level: $500
Space is limited and available first come, first served with priority given to Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver and select alternative sponsors.

Benefits
  • Conference Participation
  • One (1) 6’ Table – Exhibition Space
  • One (1) 6’ Table
  • Two (2) Chairs
  • One (1) Conference registration
  • Additional registrants from exhibiting company $200
  • All breakfasts, lunches, and breaks will be in exhibit area
  • On-Site Conference Public Relations
  • Half-page ad in Conference binder
  • Opportunity to insert take-away item into Conference registrant “goodie bag”

 Basic Exhibitor Information

Show Hours (during meal and break periods).  A specific schedule will be released in the sponsor/exhibitor kit.

         Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (Setup) ~ 3:00pm -

         Thursday, September 22, 2016 (Pre Conference) ~ 9:00am -5:00 pm

         Friday, September 23, 2016 ~  (Breakfast starts at 8:00am) 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

         Special Vendor Appreciation Event ~ Friday, September 21, 2016 ~ 5:00pm -6:30pm

         Saturday, September 24, 2016 ~(Breakfast starts at 8:00am) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

         Saturday, September 24, 2016 ~ 3:00pm (Breakdown)

*All exhibitors should be set up by 3:00 pm on Thursday September 22, 2016, and taken down by noon on Sunday, September 25, 2016.           

MEAL, BREAK, AND HOSPITALITY SUITE SPONSORSHIPS

Breakfast - $750 (2 Available)

Your company name and logo are prominently displayed at one breakfast during the Conference.  You have the opportunity to personally address attendees during the breakfast. You will also be able to have additional representatives from your company attend this meal.  Placement of one promotional item at each seat. Full page ad in the conference binder.

Break - $500 (4 Available)

Your company name and logo are prominently displayed at one break during the Conference. Half page ad in the conference binder.

Luncheon - $1,500 (2 Available)

Your company name and logo are prominently displayed at one lunch during the Conference.  You have the opportunity to personally address attendees during lunch. You will also be able to have additional representatives from your company attend this meal.  Placement of one promotional item at each seat.  Full page ad in the conference binder.

Hospitality Suite - $250 (4 Available)

Your company name and logo are prominently displayed throughout the evening in the Hospitality Suite.  You have the opportunity to personally address attendees during the evening hours in the hospitality suite.  You will also be able to have additional representatives from your company be present in the Hospitality suite.   Quarter page ad in the conference binder. 


Amount Overview

Diamond Sponsor

$7,500

Platinum Sponsor

$5,000

Gold Sponsor

$2,500

Silver Sponsor

$1,500

Exhibitor

$500

Breakfast Sponsor (2 Available)

$750

Luncheon Sponsor (2 Available)

$1,500

Break Sponsor (4 Available)

$500

Hospitality Suite Sponsor (4 Available)

$250

Conference Binder Sponsorship*

$1,000

Name Badge Sponsorship*

$750

Additional Registrant

$200 eac

Florida Association of Private Investigators Sponsor & Exhibitor Rules and Regulations
1. Act of God:
In the case of cancellation of the conference, or unavailability of the exhibit hall, due to Acts of God, war, threats or acts of terrorism, governmental authority, fire, strike, labor disputes, or any other cause beyond the control of FAPI, this agreement shall terminate, and the Association shall not be responsible for any damages or expenses incurred by the sponsor or exhibitor in connection therewith.  
2. Assignment of Exhibit Space:
Assignment of space will be determined by FAPI. The Association has the right to rearrange the floor plan in the event of conflicts.
3. Cancellation Policy:
All Sponsor / Exhibitor commitments are non-refundable. 
4. Character of Exhibits:
No exhibit shall be permitted to interfere with another exhibit, impede access to another exhibit, use the space of another exhibit, or interfere with the free use of the aisle in front of any exhibit.  All exhibit materials, including decorations, exhibit display, and audiovisual equipment must conform to fire regulations and electrical codes of the hotel.  Exhibitors with audible electric devices, videos and other exhibits or devices, which might prove objectionable to other exhibitors, may be required to accept booth assignments that diminish reasonable objections.
5. Compliance:
These instructions and regulations have been formulated for the best interest of the Sponsor / Exhibitor.  Failure to comply may result in removal of an exhibit or cancellation of a sponsorship with no refund of fees to the Sponsor / Exhibitor.
6. Dismantling:
No booth may be dismantled until after 3:00pm presentations on Saturday. 
7. Distribution of Printed Matter:
Except from within rented space, exhibitors and sponsors shall not distribute printed matter, samples, souvenirs, and the like.  Distribution of materials elsewhere in the exhibit hall or in the hotel is not permitted, unless preapproved. 
8. Functions:
All functions scheduled by a Sponsor / Exhibitor during conference dates must submitted in writing  and pre-approved by FAPI no less than 60 days prior to  the start of the conference.  This includes, but is not limited to, receptions, dinners, breakfasts, hospitality suites or alternative transportation to off-site conference related events.  Any Sponsor / Exhibitor deemed to have scheduled a competing event will revoke their right to participate in future FAPI conferences.  Pre-paid Sponsor / Exhibitor fees will NOT be refunded. 
9. Insurance & Liability:
Sponsor / Exhibitor assumes entire responsibility and hereby agrees to protect, indemnify, defend, and save the Florida Association of Private Investigators and its employees and Board of Directors harmless against all claims, losses and damages to persons or property, governmental charges or fines and attorney’s fees arising out of or caused by Exhibitor’s transportation, installation, removal, maintenance, occupancy, display or use of exhibits, or of the exhibition premises or a part thereof, excluding any such liability caused by the sole negligence of  FAPI and its employees and Board of Directors. 
The Exhibitor hereby assumes entire responsibility and hereby agrees to protect, defend, indemnify and save the Hotel, its owners, its operator, TPG Hospitality, Inc., and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, officers, directors, and agents harmless against all claims, losses or damages to persons or property, governmental charges or fines and attorney’s fees arising out of or caused by its installation, removal, maintenance, occupancy or use of the exhibition premises or a part thereof, excluding any such liability caused by the sole gross negligence of the hotel and its employees and agents.
Exhibitor shall obtain and keep in force during the term of the installation and use of the exhibit premises, policies of Comprehensive General Liability Insurance and Contractual Liability Insurance, insuring and specifically referring to the Contractual liability set forth in this Exhibit Agreement, in an amount not less than $1,000,000 Combined Single Limit for personal injury and property damage.
10. Programming:
Sponsors / Exhibitors may not conduct promotional educational programming including lectures, demonstrations or audiovisual presentations during Conference programming hours.
11. Property Damage:
Sponsors / Exhibitors are responsible for damage to property.  No signs or other articles shall be posted, nailed, or otherwise attached to any of the pillars, walls, doors, floors, etc., in such a manner as to deface or destroy. 
12. Shipping Instructions, AV, Electricity & Telephone Service:
Information regarding these items will be available to Sponsors / Exhibitors prior to the conference and will be distributed via US Mail and/or e-mail.
13. Staffing:
A company representative must be in attendance at the exhibit booth during the hours the exhibit hall is open.
14. Subletting Space:
Subletting space is not permitted.  Two or more firms may not exhibit in a single space unless arrangements have been approved by the FAPI in advance.
VENDOR AND SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!!
If you are interested in becoming a vendor or a sponsor for our upcoming 2016 Annual Investigation & Litigation Conference. Should you have any additional questions please contact our Ari Morse at ari@probate.com

The conference committee has made an adjustment for students in our industry wishing to attend the conference. The adjustments are as follows:

 

1) A reduced rate of $199.00, from the $229.00 rate, for attendance to the conference. (They must have their Student ID to get this rate, since the banquet cost is included and we are trying to help a group that is in school and not actively operating yet.)

2) With their registration and attendance, FAPI will also give them a year membership to FAPI as a Student member.  If they can register pretty quickly, they will get their ID card and membership certificate at the conference.

3) This membership duration will count toward their requirements to eventually attain their Board Accredited Investigator (BAI) rating, if they elect to achieve this peer review rating.

 

 I would encourage all of you to reach out to the local colleges/technical schools in your area that may sponsor such programs and lets see if we can get others involved.  This may be a great way to get lumps of attendees and new members for FAPI.

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