Maine Pharmacy Association

Celebrating 150 Years – Registration

Friday, October 13th to Sunday, October 15th Holiday Inn By the Bay Maine Pharmacy Association and the Maine Society of Health System Pharmacists  Come join your MPA and MESHP colleagues for an exciting weekend of education and festivities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of MPA, the first state pharmacy association.  The event is sponsored by both organizations […]

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2017 Scholarship Golf Scramble

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2017 Maine Pharmacy Sesquicentennial Convention

Cohosted by the Maine Pharmacy Association and the Maine Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Friday, October 13th to Sunday, October 15th

(Vendor Set up: Thursday, October 12th, 4:00pm – 8:00pm)

Holiday Inn By the Bay

Portland, Maine

Our event promises to be a premier meeting. Pharmacy personnel from all disciplines will be in attendance, including community practice and healthcare pharmacists, independent pharmacy owners, pharmacy managers, technicians, educators, and future pharmacists. We invite you to be a part of this celebration. With over 400 attendees, you will have ample opportunity to promote your product and interact with key decision-makers in the pharmacy profession.  In addition to purchasing an exhibitor’s table, we strongly encourage you to consider the other sponsorship options for maximum exposure.  We look forward to seeing you in October!


Attendees will meet with exhibitors during the following times:

October 13th: Breakfast, morning break, lunch, and afternoon break

October 14th:  Breakfast, morning break, and lunch

Vendors are invited to attend our Presidents’ Reception on Friday evening and the “MPA Through the Ages” celebration Saturday night.

Click here for programming schedule.

 In return for your support, MPA will provide pre-meeting and on-site advertising highlighting your participation in Maine’s premier pharmacist gathering.

Convention Options

Exhibitor and Sponsorship

There are several options to participate and support MPA at the convention.

  • Exhibitor’s Table:  $1,000

This allows you to showcase your business during breakfast, breaks, and lunch on Friday and Saturday of the convention.  Each 8×10 booth includes a 6ft skirted table, 2 chairs and electricity.  Complimentary lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday for two exhibitors. 

  • Reception Sponsor:  $500.00

Your Company will be identified as a sponsor at the Maine Pharmacy Reception on Saturday night.  Your company logo will be prominently displayed.

  • Memorabilia Sponsor:  $500.00

Your logo will be printed along with the association’s 150th anniversary logo on a memorabilia item, e.g., bags, lanyards, and notepads, to be distributed to all attendees.

  • Break Sponsor:  $400.00 (limit 5)

Your Company will be identified as a sponsor of a break during the convention.  Your company logo will be displayed at the food area.

  • Folder Insert:  $300.00 plus 500 handouts

Your company’s handout will be inserted into the folders that are distributed to all attendees.


MPA Pharmacy Student Scholarship Raffle

Please bring items to be raffled during our Saturday night reception.

Register Now!

To be included on the on-site advertising, registration must be received by September 12, 2017.

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Select your desired conference registration and dining options, and pay using your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

Note: In the message to seller field, please include the e-mail address of site contact.

Sesquicentennial Exhibitor Sponsorships


Click here for the registration form and instructions to register by mail.


Please call Linda at 207-502-0825 to register by phone.

A room block has been reserved at the Holiday Inn by the Bay.

You may request your room by calling the Holiday Inn By the Bay at 1-800-345-5050 and identify you are attending the Maine Pharmacy Association Convention.  Room block is available until September 12, 2017.  The room rates are as follows:

Single/Double Occupancy:  $170.00/ night

Triple Occupancy:  $180.00/night

Quad Occupancy:  $190.00/night