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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

 

5:00 PM

Conference Registration

       

10:30 AM

 

5:30 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 Membership 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

4:00 PM

 

5:30 PM

Elevating the Future of NCBMP through Strategic Planning: NCBMP Members 2017 and earlier

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)

9:00 AM

 

10:00 AM

Game Changers Breakfast

10:30 AM

 

11:30 AM

NCBMP Committee Engagement

8:30 AM

 

9:30 AM

Nominating Committee Review

9:00 AM

 

1:00 PM

Elevate, Educate and Engage: E3 Cyber Café

10:00 AM

 

11:00 AM

COALITION 2018 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 Session 1: Leadership Institute

11:30 AM

 

12:45 PM

Breakout Session 2

 

 

 

Breakout Session 3: Relationships, Partnerships, and Sponsorship Development

1:00 PM

 

2:45 PM

Keynote Luncheon: Fireside Chat: Engaging with An Industry Leader

1:00 PM

 

5:00 PM

Elevate, Educate and Engage: E3 Cyber Café

3:00 PM

 

4:15 PM

Peer to Peer Sessions:

     

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

3:00 PM

 

5:00 PM

Student Roll Call and Review

4:00 PM

 

5:00 pm

Build "A" Bear for the children New Orleans hospitals

5:30 PM

 

8:30 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

 

5:00 PM

Elevate , Educate and Engage: E3 Cyber Café

     

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

8:00 AM

 

9:00 AM

General Session Fireside Chat: Engaging with An Industry Leader & Breakfast

9:00 AM

 

10:00 AM

NCBMP Leadership: 2018 State of the Union: Where have we been and where are we going

     

NCBMP hosts its annual business 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.

10:00 AM

 

11:15 AM

General Session

11:30 AM

 

12:45 AM

Breakout Session: The Benefits of Outsourcing Event Management Solutions

11:30 AM

 

12:45 AM

Breakout Session: Strategies and Techniques to Elevate the power of your RFP

1:00 PM

 

2:15 PM

General Session Luncheon

2:30 PM

 

3:45 PM

Breakout Session: Philadelphia Presents: Powerful Passionate Women

2:30 PM

 

3:45 PM

Breakout Session

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.

7:00 PM

 

8:00 PM

NCBMP Cocktail Reception

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.

11:30 AM

 

2:00 PM

Explore New Orleans

       
       




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