Preliminary Schedule. Subject to Change.

saturday, february 29

11:00am – 4:00pm

Arrival Ground Transportation


4:00pm – 6:00pm

Retailer and Supplier Badge and Event Material Pick-Up

tote bags

Visual Elements-Tote Bag Sponsor

sunday, march 1

9:00am – 1:45pm

New Orleans Super City Tour
Travel Through Three Centuries of history, legends and romance as you encounter “The City That Care Forgot!” As in let all your cares go and have fun! We will absorb the sights & sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, travel through historic neighborhoods, visit one of our historic cemeteries, referred to as “Cities of the Dead,” and learn about this unique above ground burial system. Tour concludes aboard the Deck of the Riverboat New Orleans where we’ll enjoy creole lunch buffet and live jazz music as we make our way down the Mississippi River! A light continental breakfast is provided in addition to lunch. Pre-registration required.


8:50am – 1:15pm

Phantom Walking Tour

Your tour is led by not just a guide, but a Master Storyteller! On the tour you’ll learn about voodoo, Music culture; stop at St Louis Cemetery; the oldest active cemetery and then we’ll head to the French Quarter for History, Architecture, a couple of our most famous ghost stories and end at Jackson Square across from Café Du Monde made famous by their beignets! Tour concludes aboard the Deck of the Riverboat New Orleans where we’ll enjoy creole lunch buffet and live jazz music as we make our way down the Mississippi River! A light continental breakfast is provided in addition to lunch. Pre-registration required.


11:00am – 7:00pm

Arrival Ground Transportation


2:00pm – 7:00pm

Retailer and Supplier Badge and Event Material Pick-Up

tote bags

Visual Elements-Tote Bag Sponsor


4:30pm – 5:00pm

New Retailer Orientation


5:00pm – 5:45pm

Supplier Executive Reception and Orientation/What’s New?

Scheduling enhancements, navigation tools refresher/update, and peer discussion.


5:00pm – 5:45pm

All Retailer Reception

Meet your peer group and learn how to navigate the Event this year!


6:00pm – 6:45pm

Opening Keynote: Boost Your RQ-Rockstar Quotient
Mark Schulman
Rockstar Keynote, Celebrity Drummer


6:45pm – 9:00pm

Welcome Reception and Dinner

monday, march 2

7:00am – 9:00am

Supplier Breakfast


7:15am – 8:00am

​Retailer Breakfast Meeting


8:05am – 12:05pm

Boardroom Presentations


12:10pm – 1:00pm

Group Lunch


1:15pm – 2:00pm

ViewPoint


2:00pm – 3:00pm

Break


3:00pm – 5:55pm

Private One-on-One Appointments

co-sponsors

SELF Electronics

Mainetti


6:00pm – 7:00pm

Break


7:00pm – 10:00pm

Dinner

tuesday, march 3

7:00am – 9:00am

Supplier Breakfast


7:30am – 8:15am

Retailer Peer Discussion & Breakfast


8:30am – 8:40am

​Retailer Boardroom Meeting


8:45am – 12:20pm

Boardroom Presentations


12:25pm – 1:15pm

Group Lunch


1:30pm – 2:15pm

Viewpoint Café

Grab a latte or some dessert. Take time to connect or take a break.


2:25pm – 5:20pm

Private One-on-One Appointments

co-sponsors

SELF Electronics

Mainetti


5:30pm – 7:30pm

Break


7:30pm – 8:00pm

Closing Cocktail Reception


8:00pm – 10:00pm

Closing Dinner Celebration and Entertainment

wednesday, march 4

4:00am – 11:00am

Grab and Go Breakfast


4:00am – 11:00am

Departure Ground Transportation