The last minute has arrived . . . Southwest Showcase is this Wednesday. We’ve saved a spot for you! Join your friends and associates for this annual gathering of industry professionals. This year’s Conference is the best ever, with an all-new location at Palmer, targeted educational sessions, a banquet lunch, 130-booth expo, and our Jumpstart 5th hour of CEU education. Come on down!
Southwest Showcase is two weeks away, ample time to register for the best one-day conference for planners and meeting professionals this year. But don’t delay–claim your spot and join your friends and associates at the industry event built with you in mind.
This year’s Conference is the best ever, with targeted educational sessions, a banquet lunch, 130-booth expo, and our Jumpstart 5th hour of CEU education. Southwest Showcase is the don’t-miss event for the meetings industry in Texas and, well, the southwest. Make sure you’re a part of it.
I feel calmer already. Sign me up!
You won’t want to miss out on the timely sessions, industry-leading keynote speakers, banquet lunch and 130-booth trade show, all designed to hone your planning skills and build your network.
Southwest Showcase is the toast of the meetings industry in Texas and beyond. Sign up today!
The registration deadline for Southwest Showcase 2018 is less than two weeks away! Don’t miss out, now is the time to secure your spot.
In addition to the great networking, 130-booth expo, inspiring keynotes and beautiful views from the Palmer Events Center, you’ll have a chance to learn the latest and greatest in the events industry.
How DO They Do That? Secret Tech Weapons for Meeting Professionals
by Beth Ziesenis, aka “Beth Z”
Conference Refugees: Why The Hallway Is More Appealing Than The Ballroom
by Josh Packard, Ph.D.
F&B And The ADA
by Tracy Stuckrath
How To Prepare For The Unthinkable
by Scott Stephens
Tech Trends In Exhibitions
by Scott Craighead
From The Movies To Meetings: Augmented Reality For Your Event
by Beth Z
Never Feel Wrong Again
by Maia Beatty
Planners, Suppliers, And The Hotel Contract Tug Of War
by Joe Bedsole, Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau and
Debbie Farnum, CMP Emeritus
Southwest Showcase 2018 is your best education value. This is our fifth and final email in the series. Don’t forget, you can see the full agenda on the Southwest Showcase website any time.
Planners, Suppliers, and the Hotel Contract Tug of War
Joe Bedsole, Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, and
Debbie Farnum, CMP Emeritus
Negotiating hotel and convention center contracts can be a tedious back and forth process. In this session we take the gloves off and examine the steps in the process. We’ll engage the audience in an idea share from both the planner and supplier sides, with take aways you can start using tomorrow.
Help us air out the issues plaguing both viewpoints and discover new paths to a win-win solution with senior level professionals from both sides of the equation as we engage the group in a discussion of the ever-changing world of hotel and vendor contract negotiations.