Exhibitor Flash // Vol. 7, No. 4
World ATM Congress 2019 is less than five weeks away! Prepare for a successful on-site experience with the updates below and visit the Exhibitor Zone for important forms, deadlines, and profile portal access. Missed past Exhibitor Flashes? View them here.
Interested in offering food and beverages at your stand? Be prepared and order today! All catering requests will be managed through Kenes Group using the official and exclusive caterer of World ATM Congress: Life Gourmet.

Please note: no other caterer will be allowed to provide stand services during the Congress. Any special requests will have to be firstly reviewed by the catering team at Kenes Group.

The catering prices and standard options are included in the online form in the Exhibitor Zone: "Order Your Stand Services" --> "Optional Forms" --> Form #3 Catering Order Form.

Email today for offerings, rates, and ideas! Contact Angela Olmo Perez or Clara Montes .
Book Your Hotel
The same team who has supported the event for the past six years are now part of Kenes Group, the only approved and exclusive vendor for booking accommodation during World ATM Congress. Kenes will help you book your hotel in Madrid at a preferential rate!

Preferential hotels:

Need additional information or to book a group reservation? Contact us directly at pfernandez@kenes.com or call us at: +34 913 612 600.
Meliá Castilla
€170,00 (breakfast and VAT included) per double room, single occupancy
To IFEMA: 10 min in car and 40 min by metro
Hotel Pullman Madrid Airport & Feria
€220,00 (breakfast and VAT included) per double room, single occupancy
450 metres to IFEMA
How to Succeed Now, During, and Beyond World ATM Congress

You made the first right step and secured a stand at World ATM Congress! Now prepare for success at the show - and beyond! Below is a marketing checklist to help you capitalize on the business contacts and progress you will make in March. Use this as your To Do list before packing your bags for Madrid and download the printable PDF for your desktop.

  • Schedule Meetings Now! Find other exhibitors or reach out to potential clients to coordinate schedules during the week of 8 March.
  • Add the World ATM Congress banner to your email signature or website to promote your exhibitor status. Download them here.
  • Email your existing clients and let them know you are attending World ATM Congress. Ask your partners if they have any suggested contacts for you.
  • Invite current or potential business contacts from the EU, China, UAE, Japan, and the US. These countries send buyers and interested personnel to World ATM Congress.
  • Prepare and print business cards for your staff to hand out while networking at the event.
  • Collect visitors’ business cards at your stand. Draft an email to them NOW that thanks them for visiting and follows up about a future meeting. You can edit and personalize this at the event before sending. If needed, rent a scanner for lead retrieval on-site.
  • Know your deadlines: Are you sponsoring at the show or advertising in the newspaper to build name recognition? Don’t miss the print or web deadlines – email Kristen Knott regarding the newspaper.
  • Craft and memorize your company's “elevator speech”— a quick description of your mission and the services you offer. If all team members are prepared, you will retain more visitors at your stand, especially when several visit at once.
  • Rethink your printed materials. These should be concise and direct. Make sure they will capture the attention of passersby.
  • This is a well-informed group of attendees. Many have a plan when visiting the Exhibition Hall; make sure you have one too!
New Meeting Rooms Available for Rent
Additional meeting rooms have been added for rent along the outside perimeter of the Hall 9 Pavilion (across from the A10 rooms). All meeting rooms in Hall 10 are now claimed.

Contact Sandra Strickland if interested.
Make Check-In a Breeze with Bulk Registration

Have 10 or more attendees coming from your organisation? Complete the Bulk Registration Form and return it to register@worldatmcongress.org.
Boots, Helmets, & Vests Now Mandatory During Set-Up & Tear-Down
IFEMA is strictly enforcing the use of protective helmets, high-visibility vests, and security footwear in the Exhibition Hall during set-up and tear-down.

Did you miss our safety notice letter with the full guidelines for set-up and take-down procedures? Read it in full here.

Hiring a company to build your stand? Register your Build Up & Dismantle Crew now. All Build Up & Dismantle Crew must be registered in advance.
Early Move-In for Exhibitors

Early move-in designations are determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Out of the 30, only 1 remains! To claim an early move-in spot, complete Form 22 in the Exhibitor Zone. The deadline to submit is 26 February.
VIP Parking Passes Available

As in past years, World ATM Congress has a limited number of free VIP parking passes at IFEMA available to exhibitors. Passes are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to one pass per exhibitor. Parking passes are valid for parking at IFEMA starting Saturday, 9 March thru Thursday, 14 March.

Wish to reserve a free VIP parking pass? Email your request to Kenneth Carlisle with your: company name, stand number, name and email of on-site contact who will pick up the pass, and date and time (morning or afternoon) when pass will be picked up.
Amplify your World ATM Congress exposure with social media! Follow World ATM Congress on the following and tag related posts to join the conversation online!
Interested in being added to the World ATM Congress social media list or have questions about how to best utilize social media for your organisation? Contact Glenn Cudaback.
Twitter: Follow @WorldATM_now and add tag #WorldATM to your posts

Facebook: Follow @WorldATMCongress and add tag #WorldATM to your posts

LinkedIn: Follow World ATM Congress by owner and add tag #WorldATM to your posts

Instagram: Follow @worldatmc or #WorldATM and add tag #WorldATM to your posts
Check your inbox for your  Exhibitor Zone Login Credentials (from sender: sandra.strickland@atca.org). If you have trouble locating it, check your spam folder and move it to your main inbox before requesting a reminder. Still can't find it? Email  Sandra Strickland.