GMC’s first ever half-day educational program will take
Thursday, March 19 at the Loews Chicago Hotel and will include
specialized speakers you won’t want to miss. After a day of education
with your peers, join us for a Member Celebration reception beginning
at 4:30pm. We can’t wait to see you there!
The hotel is located at 455 N. Park Drive in Chicago. A Special Events
parking rate of $20 is available for valet parking only. Enter at the
front of the hotel for valet. Several self-parking options at varying
rates are also available.
Want to tour the beautiful new Loews Chicago Hotel? Tours of the
property will be available prior to the educational program. Planners
are encouraged to sign up during registration to attend one of the
three time slots available.
– 11:00am || ||Loews Hotel Tours |
|10:00am || ||Registration Begins |
|10:00 – 10:45am || ||Committee Meetings |
|11:00am – 12:00pm || ||Lunch |
|11:00am – 4:30pm || ||Educational Program |
– 6:30pm || ||Member Celebration & Networking Reception |
Register today to attend
both the educational program and/or the
networking reception: Conor Cunneen, Welcome Speaker and Emcee
Build your Brand through The Gift of GAB (Goals, Attitude, Behavior)
Conor will have a unique role during our event. He will not only serve as our Welcome Speaker, he will also emcee throughout the day and tie everything together. With his Irish brogue and energetic personality, he will surely add a fun twist to the day!
The Irish are famous for the Gift of GAB. In this insightful and
inspirational address, Conor Cunneen shows that everyone
can adopt and adapt The Gift of G.A.B. (Goals, Attitude &
Behavior) to create a “Top o’ the Morning“ brand and brand experience.
This happily exiled Irishman combines wit and wisdom to have you
learning, laughing, and leaving with memorable implementable ideas to
grow your personal, business or event brand. Keynote: Sima Dahl
After a successful 20-year career as a senior corporate marketer, Sima
Dahl founded Sway Factory to help sales leaders, independent agents,
business owners and corporate staffs harness the power of social media
to build brands and generate sales. Sima has taught her very own Sway
Factor™ system, an effective and time-efficient approach to using
social networks such as LinkedIn to forge a compelling personal brand,
create a strong professional network, and attract more business
Known as America’s Personal Branding & Social Networking Coach,
Sima Dahl will focus on the power of personal branding to achieve
greater career success by inspiring you to identify your strengths,
declare your aspirations, and use intentional networking to pursue your
passion. Leana Salamah
– National Restaurant
Association, Senior Director
Using Your Attendees’ Personal Brands to Build Your Event Brand
Leana brings 17 years of experience developing award-winning marketing
communications campaigns at top b2b agencies to her role as the head of
marketing, communications and programming for the National Restaurant
Association’s Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and BAR at NRA Show. Under
Leana's leadership, NRA Show has experienced consecutive years of
attendee registration growth, achieved consistent year-over-year
increases in media coverage and established a year-round presence via
online educational events and content marketing, as well as one of the
industry's most active ongoing social media programs.
During this session, Leana will discuss the team’s process to better
understand their various target audience segment brands and find the
commonalities that became the core of the event brand.