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SOUTH CENTRAL REGION CONFERENCE DETAILS

Contact Information

Email the NAED Conference Team for any event communication, cancellation or questions.

Important Dates

  • Early Bird Deadline: January 14, 2019
  • Housing Deadline: January 25, 2019

Registration

Guest registration is complimentary. A guest is a spouse/significant other, friend, or an adult child (18 & over) who is not in an industry-related occupation. Co-workers or associates in the industry may not use the guest registration category.

Housing

  • Requests for housing must accompany conference registration. The hotel will not directly accept reservations at the conference rate.
  • The hotel rate is $249 per night plus tax.
  • Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.
  • Rooms will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Rooms reserved by NAED on or before February 24, are very limited.
  • The cut-off for hotel reservations is January 25, 2019, however, rooms may run out prior to this date.

Cancellation Policies

  • Event Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing at NAED prior to the conference will be charged a processing fee of $100 per registrant canceled. NO SHOWS (registrants who do not attend the conference and have not canceled) will not receive a refund. Email cancellations to southcentralregionreg@naed.org.
  • Housing Cancellation Policy: Up to 30 days prior to arrival there is no cancellation charge; from 29 to 14 days prior to arrival attendees will be charged one (1) night’s room and tax; from 13 to 0 days prior to arrival attendees will be charged (2) nights room and tax. Those who fail to cancel will be charged two (2) nights room and tax.

 

 

 

SCHEDULE & SPEAKERS

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A complete list of education sessions will be available soon!

 

 

Sponsors

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b2b BOOTHS

Distributor members will host the booths while suppliers travel from booth to booth. Distributors and suppliers are responsible for setting appointments in advance. Each session consists of 30-minute appointments with a five-minute break in between each appointment or an open format.

  • Distributor members will be assigned a booth only if the sign-up form is submitted to NAED by February 11, 2019. 
  • Distributors are encouraged to accept at least two appointments with smaller suppliers or suppliers they are not currently doing business with if approached.
  • To maximize the benefits, the individual requesting the appointment should advise the other participants of the purpose of the meeting and come prepared.

NAED B2B Booth Session Times

Tuesday, February 26
2:00 - 4:50 p.m.

Wednesday, February 27
7:15 - 9:35 a.m. 
9:35 - 10:35 a.m. Open format
10:35 - 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 - 12:20 p.m.

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APPOINTMENTS

NAED conferences are the perfect way to network with your colleagues and connect with your suppliers. The information and downloads on this page are provided so you can make the most of your conference experience.

 

 

TRAVEL

TAMPA MARRIOTT WATERSIDE HOTEL & MARINA

700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33602
Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is Noon.

Getting There

The hotel is located 9 miles from Tampa International Airport (TPA). SuperShuttle is available near baggage claim. Shuttle rates rates are $10 one-way for a shared ride shuttle. Taxis are approximately $25 one-way.

Parking

Valet parking - $28 per day

Weather

In February, temperatures will range from a high in the low-70s to a low in the mid-50s.

Attire

Recommended attire for all NAED events is business casual.