Location: Sunday River Grand Summit Resort Hotel and Conference Center, Newry, ME
Time: see Exhibit hours below
Cost: see attached brochure for cost of vendor booth and sponsorship opportunities
Presenter: Jason Hoevelmann
Please join us!
The Maine Fire Chiefs’ Association will be hosting its annual 2020 Professional Development
Conference at Sunday River Grand Summit Resort Hotel & Conference Center, Newry,
Maine on March 25-27, 2020. The Maine State Federation of Firefighters, Professional
Firefighters of Maine, Maine Fire Institute, Maine Fire Protection Services Commission,
and the Maine Building Officials Inspectors Association will be co-sponsoring the
Professional Development Conference. The Annual membership & Joint Affiliates Meeting
will be Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 3:15 p.m. at Sunday River - Ballroom 2. The main
Conference will be on Thursday & Friday, March 26th and 27th, 2020.
“Officer Development & Leadership”
The Maine Fire Chiefs’ Association would again like to invite you to participate in our annual
2020 Professional Development Conference. Our goal is to attract and bring together the
region’s fire and rescue personnel, emergency managers, law enforcement officers as well
as municipal officials for our conference each year. The past few years we have been very
successful and provided a great venue for the sharing of ideas as well as best practices.
This event has grown each year and now provides an open and comfortable environment to
network with our peers, share information, as well as test and discuss new products currently
utilized within our industry. The conference continues to grow and will offer you an excellent
opportunity to promote and maximize the visibility of your products to the leading experts on
all facets of the fire, emergency services and municipal decision makers. Exhibitors will be
given multiple blocks of exhibitor time throughout both days, a newly extended “Appreciation
Hour with the Vendors” on Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 p.m., networking on Thursday evening
at North Peak for the “New England Barbeque,” and networking opportunities Wednesday
& Thursday night in the vendor sponsored hospitality suite. This will offer some unique face
time and a captive audience. Exhibitors are welcome and encouraged to attend a session
or sessions of interest to them, as well as attend all other Conference functions. This will
provide you an expanded opportunity to interact with attendees and to access their concerns
and needs. We value this casual interaction with our vendors.
The exhibit hall will be open for installation on Wednesday, March 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. Please be sure to set up your booth space on Wednesday, so you don’t miss the
Appreciation Hour with the Vendors! Exhibit hours will be Thursday, March 26th, 7:30am to
4:00 pm and Friday, March 27th 7:30 am to 11:30 am. Booths are 8’ (aisle) x 6’ (depth).
There are numerous NEW Sponsorship Opportunities available in 2020, please review the
sponsorship opportunities page for specifics. As done in the past, prizes will be raffled at
the Friday a.m. break. Exhibitors are welcome to donate prizes for this raffle and will be
recognized for their contributions. If interested in donating prizes, please provide them to the
conference registration desk.
An Exhibit Area Diagram, Exhibit Space Application/Exhibitor Sponsorship Opportunities,
Exhibit Rules & Regulations and Overnight Accommodation form is enclosed. Return (by
mail or fax) a completed copy of the Exhibit Space Application Form by March 13th. Please
contact the MMA Affiliate Liaison Office at (207) 623-8428 or (800) 452-8786 with questions
I would like to take the time to thank you in advance for supporting the Maine Fire Chiefs’
Association as well as the other Affiliated Groups that co-sponsored this Professional
Development Conference. We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!
Chief John Duross, President & Chief Thomas Higgins, Conference Chair
Maine Fire Chiefs Association