Policy on Informal Networking and Business Solicitation

The Exhibit Hall is Citygate Network’s designated place for businesses to engage attendees for the purpose of networking and business solicitation. Businesses that have a presence in the Exhibit Hall are also welcome to network with attendees throughout the conference. However, businesses and organizations that do NOT pay for exhibit space in the Exhibit Hall are prohibited from attending the conference altogether.

Rationale: Businesses and organizations that pay for a presence in the Exhibit Hall see those who do not pay for that same presence as “stealing” the same opportunity that they are “paying for.” If Citygate Network allows this practice to occur, it could eventually erode the Exhibit Hall proposition and drive attendee costs up beyond what they can afford to pay, eroding attendance at the Annual Conference and Exposition. If this occurs, everyone loses.

Thank you for your understanding.