2019 Conference Schedule

Let’s learn … and relax together.  Annual Conference classes and workshops from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. … then afternoon resort networking – beach time – trade how – pool time – or just “your time”.  And we’ll have fun at the resort during the evenings, too!

Saturday, Oct. 26

Arrivals all day                 Sandals Private Check-in | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Windsor Tower Ballroom B&C

2:00 – 6:00 PM                 ABC Educational Conference Registration | Windsor Tower Ballroom B&C

5:00 – 5:45 PM                 1st Time Attendee Welcome & Orientation – Royal Theater

5:30 – 7:00 PM                 Fireside Chat (by invitation) hosted by Shelby Tuck-Horton – Misting Pool

Dinner at your leisure

Sunday, Oct. 27

Breakfast on your own   (Restaurants open at 7:30 am)

10:00 – 5:00 PM              ABC Educational Conference Registration Desk | Windsor Tower Ballroom Prefunction

8:00 – 10:30 AM              Masters Panel Presentations – Windsor Tower Boardroom

11:00 – 12:30 PM            ABC State/Country Managers Meeting – Windsor Tower Boardroom

11:00 – 3:00 PM              Tradeshow | Windsor Tower Ballroom Prefunction

12:30 –  2:00 PM              Lunch on your own

2:00 – 5:00 PM                 Certified Sandals Specialist Workshop – Windsor Tower Ballroom ABC      (Cynthia Bresseau)

6:00 – 7:00 PM                Opening Reception Cocktails | Beach by the Dock
                                           Enjoy cocktails and watch the sunset (at 6:33 pm) while awaiting your brief boat transfers to the Private Island for dinner.  Transfers will run from 6:00 – 6:45 PM

7:00 – 10:00 PM              Opening Reception Dinner – Sandals Private Island
                                           Return transfers will run from 9:30 – 10:30 PM

Monday, Oct. 28

7:30 – 8:30 AM                Breakfast | Spices and Casanova Restaurants  (location assigned by member last name including their guest)
                                            A – K breakfast at Spices
                                            L – Z breakfast at Casanova

8:30 – 10:00 AM              Welcome, New Masters, Miss Dorothy Heart, Welcome by Bahamas Tourism Board, Announcement of Annual Conference 2020 | Windsor Ballroom ABC

10:00 – 11:00 AM            Keynote Speaker | Rachel Sheerin – A Whole New World:  How to up your sales, happiness and connection in work and life.

11:00 – 11:15 AM            Break (in Ballroom)

11:15 – 12:00 PM            Speaker Presentation | Rob Farrow -Beyond Marketing:  Using Tech to Book Business Better and Book Better Business

12:00 – 12:45 PM            Speaker Presentation | Lucretia Williams – Are Vendor Relationships Really That Important? Absolutely!

1:00 – 2:00 PM                 Lunch – Casanova (private lunch)

2:00 – 5:00 PM                 Tradeshow – Ballroom Prefunction

2:15 – 3:00 PM                 Speaker Presentation | Stacey Foley – Branding, Not Just a Pretty Face

3:00 – 3:45 PM                 Speaker Presentation | Joann Moore, MWP and Chief Charles Moore – Expect the Unexpected: Ready for a 911?

3:45 – 4:00 PM                 More Details on Annual Conference 2020 and registration opens

4:00 PM                             Resort leisure time

6:30 PM                             Dine Around (Restaurant and time assigned at Registration)

7:30 PM                              Theme night: TBA – Balmoral Terrace

Tuesday, Oct. 29

7:30 – 8:30 AM                Breakfast | Spices and Casanova Restaurants (location assigned by member last name including their guest)
                                            A – K breakfast at Casanova
                                            L – Z breakfast at Spices

8:30 – 9:00 AM                ABC Updates

9:00 – 9:45 AM                Speaker Presentation | Emily Sullivan -Logistics of Intimate Weddings

9:45 – 10:30 AM              Speaker Presentation | Tracey Fricke, CSEP, MWP, CMP – Dealing With Wedding Bullies

10:30 – 10:45 AM            Break (in Ballroom)

10:45 – 12:00PM             Panel discussion | “Real Talk”

12:00 – 1:15 PM              Lunch – Casanova (private lunch)

1:30 – 2:15 PM                 Speaker Presentation | Victoria TenEyck – Stress and the Wedding Professional:  How to Pour Into Your Own Cup

2:15 – 3:00 PM                 Speaker Presentation | M. Shannon Hernandez – Stepping Into the Confident Expert

3:00 – 3:30 PM                 Closing and Door Prizes

3:30 – 6:00 PM                 At leisure on resort

7:00 – 10:00 PM              Closing Reception, Cocktails and Dinner – Windsor Pool Deck

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Departures

Friday, Nov. 1

Extended stay departures

Updated 7/1/19 – Schedule subject to change.