General FAQs
 

Registration

When does InterGrowth registration open?

Online registration is now open through Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Early bird pricing (a $200 savings) is available through February 16, 2017.

 

What are the member & non-member registration fees for InterGrowth 2017?

Member: Early Bird Rate: $1,779
Member: Regular Rate: $1,979
Member: On-Site Rate: $2,379

Non-Member: Early Bird Rate: $2,279
Non-Member: Regular Rate: $2,479
Non-Member: On-Site Rate: $2,879

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What are the key InterGrowth registration deadlines?

Early Bird Discount Registration Rate: Through February 16, 2017
Regular Registration Rate: February 17, 2017–April 19, 2017
On-Site Registration Rate: Sunday, April 23 – Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Registration Cancellation Deadline: on or before March 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. CDT

 

May I pay my InterGrowth registration fee by check?

The online registration process requires payment by credit card. If you would prefer to pay by check, please fill out the InterGrowth 2017 Registration Form. After completing the hard copy registration form, please mail it along with a check made out to: “Association for Corporate Growth” to the following address:

ACG – Registration
4753 Paysphere Circle
Chicago, IL 60674

 

What does my InterGrowth registration fee include?

An InterGrowth registration includes admission to all conference meals, sessions, and official InterGrowth events and receptions.

 

I am not a member of ACG but my co-worker is. Can I use their membership to register at the member rate?

Each ACG membership is issued on an individual basis and is non-transferrable. Only an ACG member may benefit from the discounted member registration rate.

 

I have applied to join one of ACG’s approval chapters, and my application is currently under review. Since I do not yet have an ACG member ID number, how can I register at the member rate for InterGrowth?

Several ACG chapters require members to undergo an approval process prior to joining the chapter. Since an ACG member ID number is necessary to obtain the member registration price for InterGrowth, pending applicants should register for InterGrowth at the non-member price. Once you have been notified of your approval by the chapter and issued an ACG member ID number, please send an email to acg@showcare.com with that number. ACG will then honor the member rate for you and issue a refund for the difference between that price and what you previously paid as a non-member.

 

Who can attend ACG’s InterGrowth conference?

There are no restrictions on who can attend InterGrowth. The program and networking opportunities are designed to benefit all middle-market professionals including, but not limited to, private equity executives, investment bankers, lenders, corporate strategic acquirers, privately-held business owners and service providers. While ACG members benefit from a discounted registration rate, InterGrowth is not restricted to members.

*Please note: Children under the age of 18 are not allowed at conference events/activities.

 

How can I host a table during InterGrowth?

There are a few options for hosting a table during InterGrowth: Sponsorship, Remote Offices, ACG DealSource and ACG Capital Connection.

  • Sponsorship – ACG InterGrowth sponsors at all levels will have a table space in the InterGrowth Lounge throughout the conference. Additional sponsorship benefits vary by level. There are no eligibility requirements to sponsor at InterGrowth. Interested firms should contact Maggie Endres at mendres@acg.org for more information.
  • Remote Offices – Consider this your office for the entire conference and provides you with a simple solution to hold meetings throughout the event. There is a limited supply of tables, so be sure to secure it early. Interested firms should contact Maggie Endres at mendres@acg.org for more information.
  • ACG Capital Connection – ACG Capital Connection is an event within InterGrowth where 100+ private equity groups each host a table over the course of a two-hour reception that all InterGrowth registrants are invited to attend. To host a table, a firm must meet specific criteria and receive approval from ACG prior to participating. A separate application and participation fee is required to exhibit during this event. Please see the ACG Capital Connection page for details. Interested firms should contact Kristen Romeo at kromeo@acg.org for more information.
  • ACG DealSource – ACG DealSource is an event within InterGrowth where investment companies host private one-on-one meetings with private equity groups participating in ACG Capital Connection.  To host a table, a firm must meet specific criteria and receive approval from ACG prior to participating. A separate application and participation fee is required to exhibit during this event. Please see the ACG DealSouce page for details. Interested firms should contact Kristen Romeo at kromeo@acg.org for more information.

 

Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?

Yes. If you register using the online registration system, you will receive an email confirmation immediately after your registration has been submitted. If you choose to mail or fax your registration form, you will receive your confirmation email after your registration and payment have been received and processed by our registration staff.

 

Will I be refunded if I have to cancel my registration?

To receive a refund, cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing to acg@showcare.com on or before Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. central. After that date, no refunds will be issued.

Please note, should you need to cancel your InterGrowth conference registration, ACG will cancel the corresponding hotel reservation in order to make a room available for another registered attendee. 

 

I have registered for InterGrowth but am no longer able to attend. Can I send a colleague in my place?

ACG will accept name changes at no charge up until Wednesday, April 19, 2017. To change the name on your registration, please send an email to acg@showcare.com with the name of the individual who will be taking your place. Please also include the new attendee’s contact information for follow-up information. After Wednesday, April 19, 2017, no online name change requests will be processed. If you need to make a substitution after that date, your colleague must bring a written substitution request (on company letterhead) with your authorization for the change to the InterGrowth registration desk at the ARIA Resort & Casino. A $350 name change fee will be required for all on-site substitutions.

In regards to housing, registration substitution (i.e., name change) does not automatically change the corresponding hotel reservation. Please see the Hotel FAQs for more information.

 

My spouse will be accompanying me to InterGrowth. What is your companion policy for conference events?

A companion may register to attend the conference for $495. This registration will include admission to keynote sessions and evening receptions. Please note, companions will not be permitted in the InterGrowth Lounge, nor will they be permitted to participate in the recreational activities. Colleagues are not permitted to register at the companion rate, and all companion registrations require ACG approval. Please contact Ariel Dorsey at adorsey@acg.org to register your spouse.

 

I am a member of the press — do you have press registration?

InterGrowth welcomes professional editorial staff (including photographers and camera crews) of print, online and broadcast media to attend the InterGrowth conference on a complimentary basis. Media is defined as those whose sole professional focus is working for a news media organization to report and publish news articles. Other publications staff (non-editorial positions, such as publishers, advertising directors and advertising representatives) must register or pay the standard exhibitor fee. A copy of ACG’s media policy can be downloaded here.

Members of the media interested and eligible to obtain press registrations should contact our marketing & communications department. Please contact Larry Guthrie, director of communications & marketing, at lguthrie@acg.org to register.

 


General Programming

What is the dress code?

We want you to be comfortable so you can enjoy your meeting experience. Therefore, business casual dress (i.e., khakis and blazers for men, dresses or pantsuits for women) is strongly encouraged. We suggest bringing a light sweater, scarf or jacket with you during the day as meeting rooms are air conditioned.

 

Is child care available?

Child care will not be provided by ACG, but we encourage you to check with the ARIA Resort & Casino to see if they can assist you.

 

Will transportation be provided during the conference?

Complimentary transportation will be provided to any official ACG events that are taking place off property.

 

My question is not here! Who should I contact?

We’re sorry that we could not anticipate your needs. Please email us at events@acg.org so we can assist you.