If you are signed up for the 2016 Conference we are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, January 28. Below is some information to help you prepare for the show.
EVENT LOCATION AND PARKING
All events take place in the Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX (map). We will be in Exhibit Hall 1 and Ballroom A on the southwest corner of the convention center (on Cesar Chavez).
There is a parking garage two blocks west of our location at 210 East 2nd Street (entrances on Brazos and San Jacinto). Parking rates are $8 for 3-8 hours, and $11 for 8-10 hours (pay on exit). Parking information.
You will be receiving an e-mail from Streampoint Solutions with a barcode you may use for self check-in. Please bring the email with you, either printed or on your phone. The email will be sent in advance as well as the morning of the conference. Planners have gold badges and suppliers will have blue badges. Check-in will begin at 7:00 am in the Palazzo (the southwest corner of the building). Kiosks with scanners will be available for you to scan your barcode and print your badge. We will have a registration desk and volunteers on hand to provide assistance.
If the weather is bad we will have a coat check available starting at 6:30 a.m. near registration so you can easily drop off your coat or luggage for the day. Cost is $2 per item. The coat check will be open until 5:30 p.m.
PLAN YOUR DAY
Make the most of your day by planning ahead to see what sessions to attend and what exhibitors will be there. 2016 Sessions & Speakers Exhibitors & Expo Hall Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards.
NEW THIS YEAR: BONUS EARLY SESSION!
Skip the traffic and get a fifth hour of CEU credit: this year we’re offering a bonus early session, “Hotel Revenue Management, An Insider’s Perspective,” from 7:15-8:15am. Join Juretta Gabbert, Area Director of Revenue Management for Marriott International, as she explains what the hotel is looking for, how potential business is evaluated, and what the hotel’s revenue management team looks for. We’ll have plenty of hot coffee ready for you!
DOWNLOAD THE 2016 MOBILE APP
This year’s upgraded Show App for SWS2016, provided courtesy of Core-apps, allows you to:
- Stay organized with up-to-the-minute Exhibitor, Speaker, and Event information
- Find attendees and connect with your colleagues through Friends
- Receive real-time communications from Southwest Showcase
- Locate sessions and events on the Austin Convention Center maps
- And much more!
To download the app go to Apple’s App Store or the Google Play store and search “Southwest Showcase 2016.” Or scan our QR code with your phone right now.
FLY AWAY WITH US
As if visiting with your supplier friends wasn’t reward enough, Southwest Showcase is making a great event even better. At the end of the Expo a $500 Southwest Airlines gift certificate, good for anywhere Southwest flies, will be given away. Must be present to win!
SESSION HANDOUTS Session presentations and handouts will be available for download on the Southwest Showcase website after the conference.
See you next week!