2023 Annual ConferenceMay 5-7, 2023 | Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park Hotel
We look forward to seeing you at the IACOA 2023 Annual Conference in May!
What You’ll Learn
The annual IACOA Conference brings together armored carriers, ATM service providers, coin processors, depository institutions, government regulators, and leading product and service providers. At IACOA, we work on industry issues with our partners and enable you to be part of the conversation and part of the solution.
Learn from your peers and outside experts about the latest developments and trends in the armored car industry.
Connect with your peers and outside experts to exchange best practices and find out what tactics are working best today.
See the latest product and service offerings that can help you better meet your customers’ needs and grow your business.
Register for the 2023 IACOA Annual Networking Conference
Become a Member
IACOA Membership is required to attend an Annual Networking Conference unless a request to attend as a Guest is pre-approved by the Board of Directors or the Administrator.
Attending as a Guest
If you wish to attend as a Guest, please submit your request to the IACOA Administrator, John Margaritis, by phone at (281) 292-8208, or by email at email@example.com.
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Friday Optional Event, May 5, 2023
Shooting Competition at RifleGear!
Includes BR Glass, BR Vest, Kevlar Shooting Demo
Rifle Gear is the Dallas area's premiere indoor shooting range, located just north of Dallas in The Colony, just five miles from our hotel. It offers luxury ranges all indoors and climate controlled. With a 7,000 square foot retail shop offering firearms, ammo, accessories and apparel, a 50-person classroom, and a Bubbas 33 sport bar right next door where we will enjoy lunch, this Friday will be a pre-Conference day to remember.
We’ll hold a Marksmanship Tournament and award prizes in a number of categories. You can bring your own handgun if you choose, or simply use one of the Club's 9mm handguns. Ammunition, targets, ear and eye protection will be provided as part of your Friday Event registration fee. Included is 50 rounds of ammunition per attendee, (20) rounds for practice, and (30) rounds for the competition. At lunch, we’ll announce the winners and hand out the prizes.
This event is limited to thirty (30) shooters so be sure to register early to reserve your spot.
Sunday Evening, May 7, 2023
Reception, Dinner, and competition in a private lounge at PinStack
We have reserved the private lounge at PinStack, which includes our own eight lane bowling alley and dining area. In addition to the bowling competition, we will add other contests including rock climbing and laser tag. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening.
PinStack is located only 6-minutes from our hotel and we will have two motor coaches providing shuttle service back to the hotel every fifteen minutes. For those of us with an early flight on Monday morning, please feel confident you can return to the hotel when needed.
The Sunday night event is included with your registration fee.
Spouse Access to Cocktail Receptions, Luncheons, and the Sunday Night Dinner
A spouse who is involved in the member’s company, or may attend any session, or may be present at the member’s exhibit booth, must register as a full paying attendee, not at the spouse rate.
A spouse who is not involved in the member’s company, does not attend any session, and is not present at the member's exhibit booth but is the spouse of a full paying attendee, may register at the reduced spouse rate.
The reduced spouse rate includes attending any or all Cocktail Receptions, Luncheons, and the Sunday night event.
If you want to register someone at the reduced spouse rate and that person qualifies as described above, please contact the Administrator and he manually will enter that registration.
Exhibit Hall Floorplan
Platinum Sponsors may select their booth when they register. For all other sponsors, booths will be assigned on March 27, 2023. The goal is to keep competing exhibitors apart yet attempt to honor each sponsor’s booth preferences in the order in which booths were purchased.
The Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park Hotel
5805 Granite Parkway
Plano, TX 75024 (a Dallas suburb)
Check in & Check out Information
Check in: 3:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM
Self-Parking is $7.00 per day, Valet $20.00 per day
Getting to the Hotel
The hotel is located in Plano, TX, a suburb of Dallas, and is within Granite Park, at 5805 Granite Parkway, Plano, TX, 75024.
The hotel is about the same distance from either of the two airports that service the greater Dallas metropolitan area; Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW) or Love Field (DAL).
The drive time is approximately 35-minutes by car. There is no hotel airport shuttle service available, so Uber/Lyft or rental car is your best option.
Discounted IACOA Room Rates
The IACOA room block expires on Friday, April 14, 2023, or whenever our blocked rooms are sold out on any given day, whichever comes first. You can always cancel your reservation (subject to the 72-hour cancellation policy), so please book your room now and be certain you get the rooms you want.
Standard King: $199
Standard Queen/Queen: $199
Reserve by Phone
Call the Hilton Reservation Center at 1-800-Hiltons or (800) 445-8667 and ask for reservations. The group name is: “2023 IACOA Annual Conference”
Frequently Asked Questions
Conference Registration Deadlines
Registration opens on Thursday, December 15, 2022. Exhibit Hall booths are limited this year and are first paid first served. If you have questions regarding the conference, feel free to contact a representative today.
Early Registration: ends on Friday, February 10, 2023
Regular Registration: starts on Saturday, February 11, 2023, and ends on Friday, April 7, 2023
Late Registration: starts on Saturday, April 8, 2023, and ends on Friday, April 28, 2023
Conference Desk Registration: starts Friday, May 5, 2023, open 3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
*All registration deadline times are 5:00 P.M. (GMT-06:00) Central Time.
Refund requests will be handled as follows: If your request is received by John Margaritis no later than March 24, 2023, then 75% of your registration fee will be refunded; if received by April 14, 2023, then 50% of your registration fee will be refunded; thereafter, no refund will be made.
The reason for the no refund policy after April 14th is that three weeks prior to the Conference, IACOA must guarantee and pay for all registered individuals and Food & Beverage whether or not they attend.
Non-members may not attend the Annual Conference without first requesting and receiving prior approval. If you are a non-member and would like to attend this year’s Annual Conference, you need to contact John Margaritis, IACOA’s Administrator at (281) 292-8208. Do not send a Registration Form or payment until your attendance has been pre-approved.
Representations & Releases
It is understood and agreed by any and all Attendees to this year’s IACOA Annual Conference, that no representations and/or endorsements are being made or will be made by IACOA with respect to any information, equipment, systems, hardware/software, programs, and/or industry related material that may be presented, exhibited, shown, discussed, etc., at any of the IACOA functions or meetings.
Furthermore, by executing a Registration Form, anyone participating in such functions and/or meetings acknowledges and fully releases, acquits, satisfies and forever discharges IACOA and its Officers, Directors, Agents, employees or representatives from any and all matters of actions, course of actions, suits, claims and demands whatsoever at law or in equity against IACOA and its Officers, Directors, Agents, employees or representatives.
We will be filming and photographing at the IACOA conference. Your image may be captured and used at a later time to promote future conferences. IACOA, Inc. retains the rights to those images.
Your Health & Safety Are Important To Us! Please rest assured that IACOA will be taking appropriate measures to facilitate the health and safety of all workshop participants. IACOA encourages our attendees and vendors at the IACOA Annual Conference to follow current and applicable public health and safety guidelines and precautions relative to large group gatherings at the time of the event.
IACOA 2023 Conference Attendee: COVID-19 PANDEMIC WAIVER & RELEASE:
Despite everyone’s very best efforts, some degree of risk may still exist in the context of a large indoor gathering such as the IACOA Annual Conference to the extent COVID-19 pandemic conditions persist at the time of the Event. By attending the IACOA Annual Conference, each Attendee and Vendor acknowledges and agrees on his/her own behalf and on behalf of Attendee’s and Vendor’s personnel, contractor(s), and family member(s) at the Event, to accept and assume all health and safety related risks or consequences associated with a potential or actual exposure to COVID-19, including its variants, while in attendance at the IACOA Annual Conference. Such acknowledgment and agreement by Attendee and Vendor also constitutes an express waiver and release of IACOA, its officers, directors, and contracted staff from any and all COVID-19 related liability or damages.