2023 ARM Annual Meeting FAQ

Do I need to register? 
Yes, registration is required for the 2023 ARM Annual Meeting in Kansas City September 27-29. There is no option for walk-in registration. You can register online by visiting our website. 

Who is the meeting for?
The ARM 2023 Annual Meeting is primarily designed for rotational molders. We also welcome suppliers to rotomolders, such as resin suppliers, machine manufacturers, and mold makers. Additionally, consultants, designers, and educators involved in the rotational molding process are encouraged to attend.

When does the meeting begin?
The core schedule of the Annual Meeting begins on Wednesday, September 27 at 10 AM. It concludes on Thursday evening. You can arrive on Wednesday morning and depart on Friday morning. Additionally, we offer add-on seminars and tours on Tuesday and one tour on Friday morning. Here’s the schedule.

What does my registration include?
Annual Meeting registration includes access to the Keynote, general sessions, the exhibit floor, lunch and reception on Wednesday; and breakfast, general sessions, workshops, lunch, and awards dinner on Thursday.

The member registration fee is $1,095. Spouse registration is $425.

Add-on seminars:

  • Intro to Rotomolding (Tuesday from 8 AM – 4 PM) $350
  • Advanced Rotomolding Seminar (Tuesday from 8 AM – 4 PM)  $350
  • Design Seminar (Tuesday from 1 PM – 5 PM) $250 Add-on tours
  • Boulevard Brewery (Tuesday, September 26 2:45pm-4:15pm) $90
  • Spouse Jewelry Making Class and Lunch (Wednesday 10:45am-1:45pm) $125
  • National World War 1 Museum  (Friday 9:45am-Noon) $85 

Exhibitors can register employees to work their booth only for $675 – but each exhibiting company must have at least one person registered at the Annual Meeting level.

What are the registration refund and cancellation policies?
You can transfer your registration to another employee at your company at no additional charge. Registration cancellations must be submitted in writing by Friday, September 25, 2023 and will incur a $75 fee.  Submit cancellations to info@rotomolding.org

What’s the difference between the general session, workshops, and seminars?
The meeting consists of general sessions, workshops, and seminars. During the general sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, all attendees gather in the same room to listen to the same presentations. Workshops occur simultaneously on Thursday, and attendees can choose which workshops to attend during the four time slots.

Seminars require an additional fee and are held on Tuesday.

When is the exhibit hall open?
The exhibit hall is open Wednesday from 2:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Thursday from 8 AM – 9 AM and 10:10 AM – 10:50 AM.  You can review a list of our exhibitors here.

What’s the rest of the schedule?
A detailed schedule with individual session times will be available soon. There are thirty-minute networking breaks throughout the program when coffee and other refreshments will be served.

Can I get a hotel room?
The 2023 ARM Annual Meeting will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The group rate is $199/night with some upgrades available. You can book your room here.

How do I get to the hotel from the airport?
A taxi ride should take approximately 25 minutes. The hotel recommends Uber or Lyft. Super Shuttle is listed on the hotel’s website but they are not sure it’s still in operation since the new MCI airport opened in March.

What should I wear?
The dress code for the 2023 ARM Annual Meeting is business casual. Some attendees may choose to wear blue jeans.

You’re encouraged to dress up and wear blue to our “Blues and BBQ” events on Thursday night. Wear what you’re comfortable in.

When is the exhibitor setup?
Wednesday from 8 AM to 2:30 PM. To make the setup go smoothly, exhibitors are strongly recommended to ship to Liberty Expo Services, our Exhibitor services provider. 

What is suitcasing?
Suitcasing is an unprincipled business practice in which companies not exhibiting solicit business in the aisles or other public spaces used for the conference. Please note that while all meeting attendees are invited to the exhibit floor, any attendee who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles, other public spaces, or at another company’s booth will be asked to leave immediately. Don’t make it weird.

What if I need help at the show?
Our registration staff will be available to answer many of your questions and can contact ARM staff for further assistance. In case of an emergency, please get in touch with security.

When and where are the next ARM Meetings?
Visit ARM’s Events Page to learn more about all contracted ARM events.

I have a question you didn’t answer!
Send an email. We’ll keep adding questions as the event gets closer.

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