PROGRAM FOR ASSOCIATION OF WEDDING GOWN SPECIALISTS – 8th March to 11th March in San Antonio!

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Rogers and Sally Conant with Dan Smith at TwinClean 2014 in Sydney.

Sally Conant writes:

Join us at the historic Hotel Menger for the most informative meeting of the year! The Menger, one of the Historic Hotels of America, is located a few steps from The Alamo and just around the corner from San Antonio’s famed Riverwalk – great shopping, entertainment, and good food. Especially if you are going to arrive early, please let us know now if you plan to attend so we can make sure we have reserved enough rooms for everyone.

The Board meets Thursday at 1:30 p.m., and the opening reception begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. At the reception, you’ll have a chance to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and meet informally with our speakers (to be announced). We usually meet 8-5 on Friday and Saturday; 8-11 on Sunday morning.

Richard and Sharlene Thum will host our traditional Friday afternoon plant tour at Five Star Wedding Gown Specialists as well as our dinner on Friday night. As always on Saturday you can count on round table discussions of topics unique to us, which is what most of you tell us you like best about the meeting. On Sunday morning plan to share your problems and/or your best marketing ideas.
Please bring samples of things you are doing to share with us!

Room rate is $US159/night for single, double, triple or quadruple room. Free WiFi. Discounted valet parking with in-and-out privileges is $US20/day (normally $US28/day). All plus tax. Public parking lots available at lesser rates. City shuttle, SA Trans Express,
to the airport is $US20.25 one way or $US36.70 round trip. Taxi is $US25 to $US35 one way.

Book your room through the Association! Book it now! We lose our block on February 10. Your card will not be charged until you check out. Registration for the conference includes speaker presentations, Thursday night reception (two-hour open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres), breakfasts, breaks, and lunches on Friday and Saturday as well as the bus tour. Registration cost is $US389 for the first person from your company and $US349 each for others from the same company.

Book your room now! Book before February 10.  You can always Register later.   All money quoted in American Dollars.

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Register ____ person(s) for the conference at $US389 for the first person and $US349 for others from the same company. Mark one: ___ My check is enclosed for registration. ___ Use my credit card for registration.  (Please contact Association direct.)

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San Antonio 2018   –    March 8 – March 11   –   Annual Meeting – Association of Wedding Gown Specialists

 

Thursday, 8th March

1:30 p.m. BOARD MEETING

6:30 a.m. OPENING RECEPTION AT HOTEL MENGER

 

Friday, 9th March

8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST

8:30 a.m. INTRODUCTIONS

9:00 a.m. Shea and Cheryl Bailey, Wedding
Industry Rescue: “Building Your
Website Traffic and Positioning
It for the High-End Bride”

10:15 a.m. BREAK/PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES

10:45 a.m. Kellie Daab, IDoCollective.com:
“Client Conversion and Client
Care Systems”

12:15 p.m. LUNCH

1:15 p.m. FREE TIME TO SPEND WITH SPEAKERS, AT
THE ALAMO, AND/OR THE RIVERWALK

3:00 p.m. BUS LEAVES HOTEL

3:30 p.m. Plant Tour: Hosts: Richard and
Sharlene Thum, Five Star Cleaners
and Five Star Wedding Gown
Specialists

4:30 p.m. BUS LEAVES FIVE STAR FOR THUM RESIDENCE

5:00 p.m. Cocktails and Dinner: Courtesy
of Richard and Sharlene Thum

7.30 p.m. BUS RETURNS TO HOTEL

 

Saturday, 10th March

8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST

8:30 a.m. Vanessa Joy, Vanessa Joy
Photography: “Get in Motion: Tips
and Tools for Video Marketing”

10:15 a.m. BREAK/PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES

10:45 a.m. Natalia Isaeva, AWGS Assistant
Director: “Making the Most of Old
Facebook and Exploring Instagram
With a Peek at the Influencers”

12:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:00 p.m. BUSINESS MEETING/NEWS

1:15 p.m. Barth Award

1:30 p.m. Elton Crespo and Ken Grippi:
“Training Your CSRs to Speak Bride”

2:00 p.m. Round Tables: 20 Minutes/Table

1. Customer Service: Staying on Top
David Whitehurst, Birmingham, AL
2. Revisited: Investing in an App

3. Hashtags and Trending
Natalia Isaeva, Assistant Director
4. Taking Responsibility for Gowns

5. Kelli Daab

6. Restoring Veils and Charging for Them
Sally Conant, Executive Director

4:30 p.m. BREAK/ROUND TABLE REPORTS

Free evening – explore San Antonio!

 

Sunday, 11th March

8:00 a.m. Christa Hagearty, Dependable
Cleaners, Boston, MA: “For Owners
Only: Calculating the Benefit to Your
Bottom Line”

9:00 a.m. Kerryn Wollington, LDC Luxury Dry
Cleaning, Cardiff, NSW: “Wedding
Gowns, DownUnder Style”

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. SHOW AND TELL/DOOR PRIZES

 

 

 

info@weddinggownspecialists.com

https://weddinggownspecialists.com

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