Conference Schedule

Saturday, November 4th

All Day Attendees and Exhibitors arriving
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Conference Registration and Hotel Check-in: Chak Halal Meeting Room
(arrivals from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and after 6:00 p.m. – hotel check-in at front desk in lobby)
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Welcome Cocktail Reception:  Hacienda International Terrace
7:30 PM Dinner at your leisure / resort dining

Sunday, November 5th

Breakfast Breakfast on your own at resort
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Masters Panel Presentations:  Tule 1, Tule 2, Tule 3 Meeting Rooms
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM  1st Time Attendee Orientation
10:00 AM –  4:00 PM ABC Registration Desk Open:  Teatro Monte Alban
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Certified Sandals Specialist Workshop:  Chak Halal Meeting Room
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch on your own / resort dining
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Trade Show:  Teatro Monte Alban
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM State/Country Managers Meeting – Tule 2 Meeting Room
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Opening Reception, Cocktails and DinnerCoco’s Beach (on property) (Attire:  Resort Chic)

Monday, November 6th

Breakfast Breakfast on your own at resort
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM ABC Information Desk:  Teatro Monte Alban
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Welcome Remarks presented by David M. Wood, ABC President
New Masters presented by Shelby Tuck-Horton, ABC Director of Education,
Miss Dorothy Heart Award: Teatro Monte Alban
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break/Transition
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM KEYNOTE SPEAKER David Caruso:   THE SECRETS OF SUCCESS – 12 LESSONS TO ENHANCE YOUR CAREER – Teatro Monte Alban
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Featured Speaker Kate Patay: Teatro Monte Alban
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM LUNCH:    Mirador Dining Room
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Trade Show:  Teatro Monte Alban
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM ABC Information Desk:  Teatro Monte Alban
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Breakout Session #1

  • Jewish Weddings are More Than a Chuppah and Broken Glass – Debbi Ballard – Tule 1 Meeting Room
  • Your Charm Factor (The WOW Factor) – Mari Carmen Obregon –  Tule 2 Meeting Room
  • Climbing the Social Ladder – Ann Taylor – Tule 3 Meeting Room
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Speaker General Session Presentation – Destination Weddings in Mexico –  Camelu Millian and Lilia Anciola – Teatro Monte Alban
3:30 PM  – 5:00 PM Trade Show / Dedicated Time
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM DINE ON YOUR OWN:  Your opportunity to explore this beautiful Resort. Guests of the Barcelo Palace can enjoy any restaurant on all 5 Resorts.  Reservations are required to be made by 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Dress Code:  Slacks and collared shirt required for menList of Restaurants:

  • Barcelo Maya Palace – Rodizio, Brasserie, Caribe
  • Barcelo Maya Colonial – Marenostrum, Kyoto
  • Barcelo Maya Tropical – Capri, Sante Fe
  • Barcelo Maya Beach – Mexico Lindo
  • Barcelo Maya Caribe – La Fuente
  • Maya Mall – La Tratorria, Tokyo

Tuesday, November 7th

Breakfast  Breakfast on your own at resort
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM ABC Remarks & 2018 Annual Conference Presentation: Teatro Monte Alban
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Featured Speaker Meryl Snow: Teatro Monte Alban
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM ABC Information Desk & 2018 Annual Conference sign-up
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break/Transition
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Breakout Session #2

  • How to Grow Your Business with Love – Lindsay Ferguson – Tule 1 Meeting Room
  • Handle It With Grace: Creating Harmony for your Team and Clients – Ginia Lucas – Tule 2 Meeting Room
  • Establishing a Niche that Uniquely Reflects you – Alliey Kline-Weichelt & Cathy MacRae – Tule 3 Meeting Room
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Breakout Session #3

  • Emotional Intelligence Optimization – Tracey Fricke – Tule 1 Meeting Room
  • 10 Steps to Consistent Annual Marketing Strategy – Dannie Fountain – Tule 3 Meeting Room
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch: Coral Dining Room
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Featured Speaker Danielle Tate – Teatro Monte Alban
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM CLOSING REMARKS, Door Prizes, Trip Give-a-way – Teatro Monte Alban
6:30 PM Shuttle Buses depart or can walk to Captain Morgan (on property at Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CLOSING COCKTAIL RECEPTIONCaptain Morgan Beach
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM DINNER – Captain Morgan Pavillion (Attire:  Resort Chic)

Wednesday, November 8th

Breakfast Breakfast on your own at resort
Travel Travel Day for many / Safe Travels / See you at ABC Annual Conference 2018!

Friday, November 10th

Travel Day for ABC extended guests stay guests / Safe Travels / See you at ABC Annual Conference 2018!

(Schedule Subject to Change)

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