Society of Actuaries Suitcasing Policy
Suitcasing is a practice by which non-exhibiting companies distribute their promotional materials and/or solicit business at the SOA’s exhibit hall or in other affiliated spaces during an SOA meeting, including at a paid exhibitor’s booth or in a hotel lobby. Suitcasing may also take the form of commercial activity targeted at meeting attendees by a non-exhibitor from a hotel guest room or hospitality suite; a restaurant, club, or any other public place of assembly.
The Society of Actuaries’ meetings are for registered attendees and exhibitors, and only those companies who have paid for the right to exhibit at the meeting are permitted to distribute promotional materials and solicit business. Non-exhibitors, whether or not registered as attendees, who use an SOA meeting or event to promote their own commercial interest will be in violation of this policy.
Please report any suitcasing violations you may observe to SOA Staff. Anyone violating this policy may be asked to leave and materials being distributed in violation of this policy will be confiscated. SOA management reserves the right to take other actions it deems appropriate.