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Expo Highlights at the 2017 Annual Conference

August 30, 2017
This year, the League of California Cities® Annual Conference Expo will draw in over 255 cost-saving services and state-of-the-art products, including 80 first-time exhibitors.
 
Attendees may want to begin planning their conference schedule now to make sure they can participate in all the sessions and additional opportunities. The League’s Annual Conference webpage has information on speakers, sessions and more.

Grand Opening Expo Hall and Host City Reception
 
On Wednesday, Sept. 13, join other conference attendees and meet exhibitors inside the League’s 40th Annual Expo. The city of Sacramento welcomes the delegates with an opening night host reception and a selection of hors d’oeuvres. The reception will take place at the Sacramento Convention Center. A registration badge is required to access the event.
 
U.S. Communities Zones and Grand Prize Giveaway
 
U.S. Communities, the League-sponsored cooperative government purchasing program, returns this year and has expanded to two zones on the expo floor. Discover products and solutions for your city in the general U.S. Communities Zone on 7th street aisle. Also be sure to visit the U.S. Communities Emergency Preparedness zone on 2nd street aisle which will feature suppliers with resources to help your city quickly respond to all types of emergencies.
 
One lucky city will win the Grand Prize Giveaway this year — a $3,000 voucher giveaway that may be used for products or services from any one of the exhibiting U.S. Communities suppliers. Entry details can be found inside the two U.S. Communities zones.
 
The 2017 drawing will be held Friday, Sept. 15, during the Closing General Assembly. A city representative must be present to win.
 
Speaker Theater Series
 
The speaker theater sessions can also be found on the expo floor — highlight successful examples of public/private partnerships. Learn about case studies of innovative projects and programs that have worked in California cities. Hear from elected officials, city staff and industry experts that have found creative solutions to some of the challenging problems that cities face.
 
Some of the topics this year include:
  • Hot Topics in Municipal Revenues, Budgeting and Finance;
  • New Methods in Online Civic Engagement;
  • Strategic Facility Management; and
  • Protecting Your Professional Reputation Online. 
On-Site Registration Is Available
 
While online registration has officially closed, there is plenty of opportunity to register for the Annual Conference on-site at the Sacramento Convention Center.


 
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