Register for the Annual GPPCMA Retreat! New Dates! New Formats! On-site challenges happen to the best meeting professionals no matter how much advance planning takes place. The best supplier partners and meeting professionals learn to adapt, react, and work together when these situations occur. This year’s unique retreat format will encourage attendees to engage with each other in new ways to not only learn about the association, but also learn from each other and learn how to react during challenging times. So, what’s new this year? • A Monday/Tuesday schedule • Rapid-fire networking sessions with chapter leaders so you can get the most out of your membership • An interactive program, presented by Izzy Gesell and Bob Korin, using improvisational skills to help you relate to others in a cooperative way, confidently accept reality, and learn to act on things within your control. • “The Situation Room” – team-based real-life situation analysis during which we will learn from each other and work together to create solutions. Join your colleagues at the annual GPPCMA retreat to learn how to:
• Embrace the unknown • Strengthen your ability to “Listen, Listen, Listen” • Apply a tactic to disagree without becoming argumentative • Facilitate group discussion and deal with challenging situations • Adapt, react, and work together as meeting professionals Thank you to all of our sponsors! Special thanks to Harrah's Atlantic City and Caesars Entertainment for sponsoring the opening reception and hosting the retreat! Platinum Sponsor
Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority
Boston Convention Marketing Center
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau Agenda* Monday, July 20 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Community Service Activity at The Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City (Note: Transportation will be provided. Details TBA.) 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Opening Reception at Harrah's Atlantic City Tuesday, July 21 7:30 am – 8:30 am, Continental Breakfast 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Chapter Retreat *Please note this year’s retreat takes place on a Monday and Tuesday. Registration Fees $40.00/planner members $60.00/supplier members Membership to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of PCMA is required to attend this event. To join PCMA, or to add the Greater Philadelphia Chapter to your membership for an additional $30, visit http://www.pcma.org/Membership.htm. Hotel Information For those GPPCMA members who wish to stay overnight, Harrah’s Atlantic City will extend discounted room accommodations. Planners – The hotel is offering a limited number of complimentary guest rooms for planner members. Please call 1-888-516-2215 (8am-2am EST seven days a week) and mention the group code, SH07GPC and the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of PCMA. At the time of making your reservations, planners will be quoted an $89.00 group rate, and credit card information will be required. One week prior to the Retreat, the first 25 rooms booked and verified as GPPCMA planner members will be adjusted to a complimentary status. One complimentary room per planner is offered. Suppliers – The hotel is offering a discounted rate of $89.00 plus tax and fee for suppliers. Please call 1-888-516-2215 (8am-2am EST seven days a week) and mention the group code, SH07GPC and the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of PCMA. A daily resort fee of $20.00 per room per night plus room tax of 14% (tax is subject to change), will be charged in addition to the room rates. This includes unlimited local phone calls, a $5 voucher towards self-parking, and basic WiFi to include two devices per room per day. The room reservation cut-off date is Monday, July 13. The meeting registration cut-off date is Thursday, July 16. Onsite registration will be available for an additional $10.00.
We look forward to seeing you in Atlantic City!