Come to Orlando in an airplane, go home in a car. Or go home with an iPad Mini, Beats headphones or bar of silver.
Companies set up at NAVC’s two exhibit halls—the Gaylord Palms and the Marriott World Center—are offering all types of prizes to lure convention-goers to their booths. From a 2016 Subaru Forester to a basket of veterinary pharmaceuticals, rewards for simply saying hello, listening to a sales pitch or entering a raffle run the gamut.
Here is a sampling of the free things that NAVC attendees can claim at the 2016 conference:
- 2016 Subaru Forester: Get the NAVC Passport stamped at the booths of 14 participating Gaylord Palms exhibitors and 11 Marriott exhibitors. Then place the completed passport into a drop box outside an exhibit hall. Don’t win the car? Runners-up will receive a Disney vacation package, a 2017 NAVC conference package or an assortment of Apple products.
- $1,000 worth of generic veterinary drugs: Putney Inc. (Gaylord, Booth 724).
- Keurig brewing system: Wedgewood Pharmacy (Gaylord, Booth 2009).
- Trip to France (veterinarians only) or smart watch: Royal Canin (Gaylord, Booth 1715).
- iPad Mini: Aratana Therapeutics (Gaylord, Booth 339).
- Smoothies: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (Gaylord, Booth 631).
- Winter vacation to Aspen, Colo.: Nexvet (Marriott, Booth 3809).
- Beats headphones: Bayer Healthcare (Gaylord, booths 1513 and 1533).
- 5- and 10-ounce silver bars: VetBiotek Inc. (Marriott, booth 3821).
- Blood pressure education poster: petMAP (Gaylord, Booth 2337).
- iPhone 6s, GoPro 4 camera or Beats headphones: Jurox Animal Health (Marriott, booth 4009).
- iPad Mini: Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs (Gaylord, Booth 1126).
- GoPro camera, Segway hoverboard or drone: Merck Animal Health (Gaylord, Booth 717).
- “Clinician’s Brief Emergency & Critical Care Procedures Pro”: Elanco Animal Health (Gaylord, Booth 1325).
- Bottle of Uromaxx: Animal Nutritional Products (Gaylord, Booth 2303).
- FitBit watch: AVImark (Gaylord, Booth 801).
- 40-inch smart TV: Choice Medical Systems Inc. (Marriott, Booth 3606).
- Hot cookie: NAVC Institute (Gaylord, Booth 3243).
- $5 Starbucks gift card: Lloyd Inc. (Gaylord, Booth 1901).
- $100 MasterCard gift card: Medical Pet Shirts International (Gaylord, Booth 1129).
- iPad Mini: Mirion Technologies (Gaylord, Booth 401).
- Yeti cooler or mug: Norbrook Inc. (Gaylord, Booth 2012).
- “Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition”: Purina (Gaylord, Booth 1917).
- Continuing education course: Universal Imaging (Gaylord, Booth 1408).
- Swag: VETgirl (Gaylord, Booth 2102).
- $10,000 vacation: Virbac (Gaylord, Booth 2111).
- Apple watch, Fitbit watch or AlphaTRAK 2 meter: Zoetis Inc. (Gaylord, Booth 1819).