Net.Working. - Experiential Events in Virtual Times
Family Ties Virtual Showcase - October 27-29, 2020

‘FAMILY TIES’ VIRTUAL SHOWCASE

Our first Net.Working. virtual showcase is coming up from October 27-29, 2020, with the theme of ‘Family Ties.’

Please consider investing part of at least one of these days to support our exhibitors, learn about their wonderful resorts, expand your portfolio of contacts, stay connected, and above all, have fun while doing business in our meetings industry!

At Retreats Resources, we know how challenging these last few months have been for the hospitality industry, and we are dedicated to helping you stay connected  and be "in the know" when new opportunities begin to emerge - as they are doing now!

Just as our weekly Real-Time Retreats have brought energy and deep connections to our hospitality family, our Net.Working. Virtual Showcase of Luxury Resorts and Hotels will pave the way for engaging, creative ways to interact with our ever-expanding group of luxury destination partners.

WE ARE FAMILY.

If there’s one thing that 2020 has taught us, it’s the value of relationships... Simple empathic moments shared with the people one cares about, whether they’re in your bloodline, or in your neighborhood, across the country, or whether they just ’live’ in your contacts list.

So what better way to launch our series of virtual and live events than by highlighting the importance of those relationships and support within our hospitality family? Our industry may have screeched to a halt in the last few months, but it, and we, will come back stronger than ever. So let’s start now!

Virtual meetings are here to stay, so why not make them interesting, engaging and fun?

We’re pulling out all the stops to make sure that our very first virtual showcase has the same flair, the same feeling of connection that our in-person resort showcases have delivered since 2003.

Entertainment, gifting, personal interaction, and great content, featuring members of our own hospitality family network, are all part of our plan.

Open to our entire community of qualified luxury MICE buyers no matter where you live, our virtual showcase schedule will be the same each of the three days, though the exhibitor line-up will be a bit different, so check out the details below and be one of the first to register. The first 100 qualified planners to register will be mailed our special gift box full of goodies!

THE SCHEDULE

Daily - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
October 27, 28, 29

MORNING SESSION

9:30AM - 9:40AM * Welcome and a walk-through of the format
9:40AM - 10:00AM Coffee and Inspiration with Cindie Brown and Doc Hendley: “If Not Now, When?”
10:00AM - 11:00AM Showcase - six to seven (6-7) nine-minute meetings
11:00AM - 11:10AM Get moving! with Maura Zhang
11:10AM - 12:10PM Showcase - six to seven (6-7) nine-minute meetings
12:10PM - 1:30PM Laugh, Learn & Lunch with LatinPlus: Patricia Sahin++ and Nichole Louviaux

AFTERNOON SESSION

12:10PM - 1:30PM Laugh, Learn & Lunch with LatinPlus: Patricia Sahin ++ and Nichole Louviaux
1:30PM - 1:40PM Welcome and a walk through of the format
1:40PM - 2:00PM Networking and Inspiration with Cindie Brown and Doc Hendley: “If Not Now, When?”
2:00PM - 3:00PM Showcase - six to seven (6-7) nine-minute meetings
3:00PM - 3:10PM Get moving! with Maura Zhang
3:10PM - 4:10PM Showcase - six to seven (6-7) nine-minute meetings
4:10PM - 5:00PM Cocktails & Fun with Whitney Bradley - expect just about anything!

* (all times in EDT)
++ Lunch is an ‘overlap’ with both sessions. Morning attendees are encouraged to stay and participate, and afternoon attendees may wish to join early and do the same.

THE LINE-UP

Tuesday AM
  • Boca Raton Resort and Club
  • Renaissance Ross Bridge
  • The Don Cesar
  • Secrets Cap Cana
  • The Pearl
  • Margaritaville Resort Times Square
  • The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
  • Loews Hotels
  • Barnsley Resort
  • Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach
  • Bermuda Tourism Authority
  • Zadun, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Tuesday PM
  • Secrets Montego Bay and Secrets St Martin
  • St. Regis Aspen
  • Eau Palm Beach
  • Loews Hotels
  • Boca Raton Resort and Club
  • Experience Scottsdale
  • Renaissance Ross Bridge
  • Melia International
  • Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach
  • Streamsong Resort
  • WaterColor Inn
  • Zadun, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Tuesday AM
  • Streamsong Resort
  • The Ritz-Carlton Lake Oconee
  • Secrets The Vine
  • Boca Raton Resort and Club
  • Margaritaville Resort Times Square
  • Loews Hotels
  • Zadun, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • Barnsley Resort
  • Loews South Beach
  • Melia International
  • Renaissance Ross Bridge
  • Westin Grand Cayman
  • The Pearl
Tuesday PM
  • Casa de Campo
  • The Ranch at Rock Creek
  • Zadun, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • WaterColor Inn
  • The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
  • Renaissance Ross Bridge
  • Secrets Puerto Los Cabos
  • St. Regis Aspen
  • Loews Hotels
  • Boca Raton Resort and Club
  • Eau Palm Beach
  • Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach

Tuesday AM
  • Eden Roc Cap Cana
  • Brush Creek Ranch
  • Nemacolin Woodlands
  • Loews South Beach
  • Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach
  • Zadun, A Ritz Carlton Reserve
  • Boca Raton Resort and Club
  • Renaissance Ross Bridge
  • The Don Cesar
  • Secrets Maroma Beach
  • Margaritaville Resort Times Square
  • The Pearl
Tuesday PM
  • The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch/Lake Tahoe
  • Dreams Macao Punta Cana
  • Hilton Sandestin Beach
  • Universal Orlando
  • St. Regis Aspen
  • Melia International
  • Eau Palm Beach
  • Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach
  • Watercolor Inn
  • Zadun, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • Boca Raton Resort and Club
  • Nemacolin Woodlands
  • The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

REGISTRATION DETAILS

YOU MUST attend all sessions offered during your first day of participation in order to qualify for your Blue Light Protect glasses from Maui Jim. For example, if your preferred line-up is on Wednesday morning, please plan on being with us from 9:30AM-1:30PM. During that time you will meet with all of the exhibitors listed above for Wednesday morning. You may meet with them in any order you choose, just be sure to see all of them!

In the registration process, you will choose your ‘registration level’ - that is simply the day and time of day. You can click on the ‘more’ link to view all of the exhibitors in that segment. Once you choose that, the next page will open with all of the sessions listed - please choose all of the sessions on that page. Click ‘Next.’

YOU MAY register to ‘pop in’ through the rest of the week and visit other exhibitors of your choice after you have registered for your entire preferred segment. The following registration pages will list all of the other sessions on other days. Feel free to choose as many as you can attend. When you’re all done, the software will ask you to ‘Check out,’ (as it was built originally for ticketed/paid events, this is the default wording). Don’t worry - this is just a ‘submit’ button in our case.

As the line up varies from day to day, we don’t expect you to repeat yourself, so Maui Jim is providing a gifting lounge and Wine to Water is hosting a CSR lounge (on Thursday afternoon) to make hanging out with us more fun! Maui Jim will also be one of your exhibitor choices - make sure you choose their session so you can spend a few minutes of quality time with Kelly or Inge during the showcase.

THE FUN STUFF

The first 100 qualified planners to register will receive our special Family Ties Gift Box, full of goodies that have been curated from our talented hospitality family. Believe us, there are some very talented people in our group and we think (hope) you’re going to love these!

Be sure you choose the other offerings during each day’s segment, like the inspirational messages from Cindie Brown and Doc Hendley, yoga stretches with Maura Zhang, and wrap up the day with cocktails and more with Whitney Bradley! You are welcome to join these ‘general sessions’ on any day, in addition to your preferred segment.

Each day’s Lunch, Laugh & Learn cooking segment will be led by the über-talented and charismatic Patricia Sahin, and will spotlight the flavorful cuisines of Latin America! We’ll end each lunch segment with the dessert-savvy Nichole Louviaux!

We can’t wait to see you!

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