SGMP Central Florida Education Day
Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
2017 SGMP Central Florida Chapter Education Day
Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Place: Best Western Gateway Grand
4200 NW 97th Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32606
Time: 8:30am– 4:00pm (7:30 am Suppliers can setup tables for Expo in Cross Creek Ballroom)
What: Annual Education featuring top notch speakers and panelists!
Who Should Attend?
Meeting professionals who organize meetings for the government, independent contract meeting planners, and industry suppliers. You do not have to be a member of SGMP to attend. Non-Member Planners can pay $55 for Registration to Education Day AND a one year membership to SGMP. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with SGMP members.
Education Day Features
Well-known and engaging speakers and topics
Time for planners and suppliers to network
Fun & giveaways at the Expo scavenger hunt (SUPPLIER EXPO with prizes!)
Brett Kolmetz, Director of Sales & Marketing at Marriott Orlando Downtown
Kay Tappan, Lecturer in Visual Marketing, UF Department of Public Relations, College of Journalism & Communications
Chris Young, Executive Director of CIFAL Atlanta, an arm of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
8:30a-9a Continental Breakfast
9a-9:15a Welcome, Adam Anderson
9:15a-10:15a Brett Kolmetz-Rates, Dates, Stay Patterns – A Guide to Understanding Why Rates Vary
10:15a-10:30a Chris Young
11:30a-12:20p Lunch, Raffle Winner & Sponsor Presentations
12:30p-1:30p Supplier Expo & Dessert
1:30p-2:30p Kay Tappan-Communicating Visually in the Hospitality Industry
2:30p-2:45p Break & Raffle Winner
2:45p-3:45p Panelists—Meeting Hacks from NEC 2017
3:45p-4p Expo Raffle Winners & Closing Remarks
There is a room block set up at the Best Western Gateway Grand for all guests needing guest room reservations. Please call the hotel directly before 6/19/17 at 352-331-3336 or 1-877-464-2378 to make your reservation. Reference the room block of "Society of Government Meeting Professionals". If you have any questions please contact Virginia Hessels at 352-376-1611, ext. 4920 or email@example.com.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Breakfast-Marriott Tampa Waterside
AM Break-Residence Inn Marriott Gainesville
PM Break-Springhill Suites by Marriott Gainesville
Speaker-Visit Central Florida
Conference Bags-Marketing Mud/Liquid Creative
The schedule, speakers, sponsors, and more can be found on the SGMP website.