8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast in Ocean Tower 1A at Nobu Eden Rock
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. Welcome
9:05 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Ira Almeas on CSR
Ira Almeas, president of Impact 4 Good – a CSR engagement company, will share examples of how the most successful and meaningful CSR programs are those where the participants have “skin in the game”—where they forge a connection with those being helped.
9:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Hallie Sculler on Wellness
Wellness isn’t just about hard-core fitness and strict nutrition. Hallie Sculler, CEO of The Great Office Escape, offers techniques for relieving attendees’ stress, making them feel appreciated and inspiring their senses. Experience tools from her own toolkit, from aromatherapy to Tibetan singing bowls.
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Healthy snack, relaxing break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Millennials: A roundtable discussion
Draw from conclusions made by Prevue magazine and the Incentive Research Foundation in their recent joint research piece, “Millennial Mindset.” Do you agree or disagree with the conclusions and how is your programming evolving to appeal to the four generations in today’s workforce?
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Katherine Manfredi on Green Meetings
Katherine Manfredi, managing director with Manfredi & Associates, Inc., will explore the green continuum and how to develop green meeting strategies and practices with intent to positively affect your event budget.
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Authentic Destination Experiences: A panel discussion
Today’s attendee wants to do more than take a tour; he or she wants to become immersed in the destination through authentic, unique, local experiences. Our experts will share their techniques for doing so.
Panelists: Victoria Ascione, CMP, CMM, owner and chief event strategist, V Event Management; Deirdre Everdij, partner, COTC Events;Sharon Fisher, IdeaSparker, Play With a Purpose; Eli Gorin, CMP, CMM, COO, Far Horizons Tourism; Benoit Sauvage, president, Connect DMC
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Energizing snack, break
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Getting Ahead of Change
You design the topic for the final discussion! Pre-meeting, we will ask attendees to submit 3 pressing topics they would like to discuss that address the theme of the conference, Roadmap for Transforming Meetings. Share your findings with the group.
4:00 p.m. Wrap-up and Nobu Eden Roc hotel inspection