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NCBMP Conference Schedule

Tuesday, November 27

3:00 PM

 

10:00 PM

NCBMP Hosted Planners Arrival

6:30 PM

 

8:30 PM

NCBMP Welcome Board Dinner

Wednesday, November 28

 

 

 

 

9:00 AM

 

10:30 AM

NCBMP Board Meeting

10:00 AM

 

4:00 PM

Conference Registration

 

 

 

 

10:30 AM

 

4:00 PM

Attendee Lounge and Cyber Café

 

 

 

The NCBMP Cyber Café will provide attendees with the opportunity to keep their offices running while experiencing COALITION.

10:30 AM

 

11:30 AM

NCBMP Committee Meetings

 

 

 

NCBMP committees are an excellent way to network and share your expertise with other industry professionals. Committee participation is open to every member.

2:30 PM

 

4:30 PM

Board Interviews

 

 

 

 

3:00 PM

 

4:30 PM

NCBMP Leadership Institute

 

 

 

The NCBMP Leadership Institute will educate both meeting planners and suppliers in key areas to prepare them for their next position. The sessions will touch a variety of areas including presentation skills, professional etiquette, public speaking, as well as interviewing skills.

 

 

   

3:00 PM

 

4:00 PM

Young Professionals Mentor Orientation

 

 

 

Mentors are essential to making the NCBMP Young Professional program a memorable and engaging experience for students.

4:00 PM

 

5:30 PM

New Members Orientation

 

 

 

The Member Orientation is designed to engage, inform, inspire, and mentor new members into lifelong members. COALITION is a Culture. Allow us to help you navigate.

4:00 PM

 

5:30 PM

Young Professionals Orientation/ Mentor Match

5:30 PM

 

6:30 PM

Chairman’s Reception (By Invitation Only)

 

 

 

Invitation-only reception offers a special welcome to NCBMP Sponsors, hosted planners and new members. It offers a relaxed and intimate atmosphere for conversation and networking before the excitement of COALITION 2018.

6:30 PM

 

 

Shuttle Departure

7:00 PM

 

10:00 PM

Opening Celebration: Registered Attendees Only

 

 

 

What better way to start the conference than an evening of food, drinks and relaxed conversation with your Coalition family!

 

 

 

 


Thursday, November 29

 

 

 

 

7:30 AM

 

4:00 PM

Conference Registration

7:30 AM

 

4:00 PM

Attendee Lounge and Cyber Café

7:45 AM

 

8:15 AM

“VIP” Planner Breakfast (Meeting Planners Only)

 

 

 

Calling all Meeting Planners! Join us as we start the day with a VIP breakfast designed especially for you complete with four fabulous attendance prizes.

8:15 AM

 

9:15 AM

“VIP” City Presentations (Meeting Planners Only)

8:00 AM

 

8:30 AM

Young Professionals Breakfast

8:30 AM

 

9:30 AM

Nominating Committee Review

9:30 AM

 

11:00 AM

COALITION 2017 PRESENTS: Game Changers

 

 

 

Every industry experiences great leaders who Change the Game. Visionaries who experience something so big and so impactful it literally changes the landscape - it’s what we call a “Game Changer.” These extraordinary icons experience an ah-ha moment where they see something others don’t. It’s the transformational magic that takes organizations from ordinary to extraordinary, a concept, an idea, and a procedure that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking ... A Coalition Game Changer.

11:30 AM

 

12:45 PM

NCBMP Leadership Institute Training

11:30 AM

 

12:45 PM

Breakout Sessions 1

11:30 AM

 

12:45 PM

Breakout Sessions 2

1:00 PM

 

2:45 PM

Keynote Luncheon

3:00 PM

 

4:15 PM

Peer to Peer Sessions:

 

 

 

Sister to Sistah: For Women Only
My Brother's Keeper: For Men Only

3:00 PM

 

5:00 PM

Student Roll Call and Review

5:30 PM

 

 

Client Destination Dine-around

 

 

 

NCBMP is proud to announce the return of the Client Dine Around! Suppliers, This experience offers a unique opportunity to have one-on-one networking with key industry leaders while savoring the best dining in New Orleans! Iconic dining experiences have been provided for your convenience. 

 

 

 

 

8:00 PM

 

10:00 PM

NCBMP After Hours

 

 

 

Join us after the dine around for NCBMP After Hours.

 

 

 

 


Friday, November 30

 

 

 

 

7:30 AM

 

8:30 AM

Board Meeting

8:00 AM

 

4:00 PM

Conference Registration

8:00 AM

 

4:00 PM

Attendee Lounge and Cyber Café

 

 

 

The NCBMP Cyber Cafe will provide attendees the opportunity to keep their offices running while experiencing COALITION.

9:00 AM

 

9:45 AM

Annual Business Meeting Breakfast

 

 

 

NCBMP hosts its annual business breakfast meeting. The meeting will be open to all members. During the meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to hear about NCBMP's development and activities, as well as give input on key issues.
This event is f
or Members Only

10:00 AM

 

11:15 AM

General Session

11:30 AM

 

12:15 AM

Breakout Sessions

1:00 PM

 

2:15 PM

General Session Luncheon

2:30 PM

 

3:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:30 PM

 

3:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:30 PM

 

3:30 PM

Board Meeting

4:00 PM

 

6:30 PM

NCBMP Business Exchange

 

 

 

The NCBMP Business Exchange, A Reverse Trade Show, allows planners, suppliers, and service providers to meet one on one for "speed dating" sessions in a high energy environment.

7:30 PM

 

10:30 PM

NCBMP PRESENTS: "The All BLACK Party"

 

 

 

Leave your colorful attire at home, this year NCBMP is celebrating with an All Black Party! Come prepared to enjoy a laid back evening complete with an amazing DJ, food stations fit for foodies and an atmosphere set for great time! This will be a VIP event. We are giving you plenty of time so grab your ALL BLACK ATTIRE and meet us on the dance floor!

 

 

 

 


Saturday, December 1

 

 

 

 

9:00 AM

 

10:30 AM

Closing Brunch

 

 

 

Our Annual Meeting concludes with a delicious brunch celebrating our 2018 Industry Leaders. Come early and stay late installation of new Board Officers and the presentation of the 2017 Award Honorees. Be sure to stay until the end for a chance to win a free 2018 Annual Meeting registration and hotel stay, plus other exciting prizes.

10:30 AM

 

11:30 AM

Board Closing Meeting

12:30 PM

 

 

Explore New Orleans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 





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