Federal Business Council
One of FBC's most popular events is back!
Join the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at Convergence 2019, its fifth Information Technology Conference, on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Held at its central office in Baltimore, Md., Convergence is CMS's annual IT training event and all the major IT personnel from the agency attend.
Last year, nearly 650 CMS personnel connected with industry partners in the tabletop exhibit area before taking part in engaging sessions where technology efforts – including lessons learned from recent projects – were shared across the organization.
Convergence provides a single forum that enables collaboration, facilitates communication and provides the opportunity for technology alignment throughout the agency. Because Convergence is held on-site at CMS, it's extremely easy for personnel from all departments to network with exhibitors and/or attend sessions. All CMS personnel receive promotions about the event, and exhibitors may attend sessions.
All of the downstairs and upstairs marketing service packages for this event have sold out, however you can still get in touch with this important audience via sponsorship. We recommend touching base with your FBC account manager now to discuss. Don't have an account manager? Reach out to (800) 878-2940 or Debby Henry to connect.
The CMS Office of Information and Technology Seeks Capability Partners who can help them:
All Downstairs and Upstairs Marketing Service Packages are sold out. Please check out the available sponsorship opportunities. Downstairs Marketing Service Packages Includes (SOLD OUT):
Upstairs Marketing Service Packages Includes(SOLD OUT):
Vendor Rules of BehaviorNormal building security is in effect between the hours of 5:30 a.m. through 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays). Visitors are subject to a vehicular search, and can only gain access through the Central Building Main Lobby.••Visitors must be on a pre-approved list and have a valid, Government-issued photo ID badge (i.e., driver's license, age of majority card, official school ID, etc.) Visitors will be issued a temporary building pass from the guard at the Central Building Main Lobby. Only visitors who are listed on the security will gain access. Visitors who did not pre-register will not be able to gain access.CMS has scanning devices at all guarded building entrances to comply with the Department of Justice's vulnerability assessment of our complex. The walkthrough scanners expedite entry to comply with increased security measures. Our walkthrough devices are the same as used by the airport and are certified safe for everyone, including pregnancies.The scanners allow for safe and reliable examination of all parcels, including purses, brought into the complex. If a suspicious item shows on the monitor screen, the guard is authorized to request the individual to remove the item from the package to be further examined. Failure to comply, and dependent upon the nature of the item, will result in a delay in admittance while the Federal Police are dispatched to assist the guard. Guards conduct a normal visual inspection of bags when individuals exit the complex.The building security system is in effect 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Security staff utilize closed-circuit TV surveillance equipment to monitor the outside of the facility and sensitive interior spaces. Mobile unit guards patrol the parking area and roving guards provide internal foot patrol at all times.SECURITY DUE DATE: Thursday, August 1, 2019 by 12:00 p.m. ESTIMPORTANT NOTICE
Exhibitors who fail to comply with the security requirements may be denied access to the event site by the hosting agency. FBC will not be responsible and will not provide refunds to exhibitors who are denied admission to or dismissed from the event site due to failure to comply with the security instructions.
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