Trade shows are a lot of work for everyone – the vendors, the presenters, the attendees who have to schedule travel and lodging, and especially for the organizers, who have been busy lining up a great list of exhibitors! This inaugural opening of the AIHP Knowledge Sharing Summit and Marketplace is chock-full of a dizzying array of vendors. The Marketplace portion of the show will be exciting for new and experienced innkeepers and hoteliers.
On Monday, the Marketplace opens at 1pm, and includes a fun new twist – a Speed Dating for Future and New Innkeepers session that should keep everyone on their toes! After that, a Welcome Reception takes place in the Marketplace from 5:30-7, followed by buses out to Nashville hot spots!
Tuesday finds the Marketplace open from 9:30 am – 8:30 pm, which should give everyone a chance to see their favorite vendors and meet new people and see new products. Lunch will take place in the Exhibitor hall, with two open times to shop, from 1:15-2:15 and 3:30-4:30.The Marketplace Reception follows, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
The show closes on Wednesday, but the Marketplace will be open from 9-4:30, so you can follow up with anyone you’re interested in, as well as hit those booths you’ve missed the last two days. You’ll also enjoy lunch in the hall, from 11:45 to 12:45.
This is one of the most jam-packed conference schedules we’ve seen – make the most of it and visit the vendors!