Fall 2019 Summit

Save the date!

We look forward to gathering together this September 11-13 to share, learn, and connect in downtown Chicago.

“I met business contacts that I have been dealing with for years but had not had a chance to meet in person.  I made new contacts that I hope to work with in the future.  Everyone was so warm and welcoming to my first NEMOA.”
- Becky Klukas-Brewer, Prairie Moon Nursery

“There are always take-a-ways and its a great way to network.”
-Lisa Arndt, Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats

“Always come back with great ideas to try or different ways of thinking.”
-Cindy Quaglia, LEGO Brand Retail

“Great learning experience and a good way to see people I know as well as meet new folks.”
-Recent Attendee

“I like the low-pressure, non-selling atmosphere. Love when companies are willing to SHARE actual results.”
-Recent Attendee

“NEMOA is still a valuable event for me to learn what challenges and opportunities our Merchant partners are facing and to think about how we can tailor our offering to help them solve and take advantage of both.  It is also a place where I can reconnect with old friends and make new ones.”
-Recent Attendee


*Online registration will open in July.

The more you send, the more you save!

The following fees cover all summit sessions, event and meals. Discounts are available for small companies, VT/NH Marketing Group Members, Rising Stars and sponsors (scroll down for more details). Members receive discounted conference pricing because they support NEMOA with annual dues. Contact NEMOA to find out if your company is a member or to become one before the Summit.

Member Pricing (prices are per person)

Register by Aug. 9Register Aug. 10 or later
Cataloger/Etailer 1-2 people$749$999
Cataloger/Etailer 3 or more people*$669$919
Service/Supplier 1-2 people$899$1,149
Service/Supplier 3 or more people*$779$1,029

Non-Member Pricing (prices are per person)

Cataloger/Etailer 1-2 people$1,049$1,299
Cataloger/Etailer 3 or more people*$969$1,219
Service/Supplier 1-2 people$1,199$1,449
Service/Supplier 3 or more people*$1,079$1,329

*The “3 or more“ price is good for the 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. attendee from the same company. The first two attendees must pay full price in order for the 3rd and subsequent attendees to be eligible for a discount.

*The “3 or more” price is also valid for any registrant from a company with three or fewer employees.

All prices are per person

Discounts and Deals

Early Bird Discounts

Register by Friday, August 9th to save $250 per registration. Details in pricing chart above.

Nemoa Member Discounts

Members save $300! Member pricing is $300 less than Non-Member pricing. Any employee of a member company qualifies for the member rate. Details in pricing chart above. Not sure if you’re a Member? Check this list of current Member Companies. Not a Member? Join NEMOA now to take advantage of Member rates!

Multiple Attendee Discounts

Send 3 or more people and save! First two attendees must pay full price in order for the third and subsequent attendees to be eligible for a discount. If you are registering more than two attendees, please choose a regular price ticket ("1-2 Attendees" price). Discounts (if applicable) will be applied automatically at checkout.

Discounts For Small Companies

If your company has 3 or fewer employees, you are eligible for a discounted price equivalent to the "3 or more" rate in the pricing chart above. A Discount Code is required to register at this special price. Contact the NEMOA office to request your Discount Code.

Discounts For VT/NH Marketing Group Members

VT/NH Marketing Group Members can receive a 15% discount off of Non-Member registration prices. Contact the NEMOA office for instructions.

Free Registration For Rising Stars

NEMOA Member companies can submit a Rising Star Nomination Form to recognize a deserving employee with a free Summit registration. Deadline to submit a Nomination Form is Friday, August 9th.

Please visit our Rising Star Scholarships Page for details and form.

Sponsor Passes

Sponsor Passes require a Discount Code. Contact the NEMOA office to obtain or confirm your code.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend the Summit, substitutions are allowed at any time. Please notify the NEMOA office to make arrangements for the replacement attendee. If you cannot send a substitute, notify the NEMOA office in writing immediately so that we are able to adjust our headcounts and planning accordingly.

Cancellation Refund Schedule

Summit Schedule

Schedule of Events and program details coming soon.

Companies Attending

We'll begin posting a list of the companies attending the Fall Summit after registration opens in July.

Hotel and Travel Details

NEMOA has blocked a limited number of hotel rooms at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago for Summit attendees at $274/night + tax. Complimentary high-speed wireless guest room internet is included. Check-in begins at 3pm and check-out is at 12pm.

Notice will be posted here once the Room Block is open for reservations.

Please visit www.radissonbluchicago.com for directions and transportation options.

Shipping Instructions

Instructions for shipping materials to the Summit will be posted here in August.


Rising Stars scholarship program
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The Rising Stars Scholarship Program is open to all NEMOA Member Companies. NEMOA recognizes the importance of attracting, developing and retaining “the best and brightest” people for our industry. To promote that goal, NEMOA will grant a limited number of scholarships to its Fall 2019 Summit. Past winners of the Rising Stars scholarship can be seen here.

Make a NEMOA scholarship part of your company's employee recognition and training programs. Forms must be submitted by 5pm eastern on Friday, August 9th. Nominate a deserving employee today!


Rising Stars Scholarship winners will receive:



Please contact the NEMOA office with any questions about the Rising Stars program.


For any questions about the summit, please contact our offices:

General mailbox: admin@nemoa.org
Terri Patashnik Events & Operations Director Telephone: 207-217-8565

Jo Turcotte Marketing & Programs Manager Telephone: 515-490-7564