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Many Networking Opportunities

Members are invited to participate in any area of interest.

Education & Speakers

3:00-5:00 Concurrent Workshops — What, When, Why, and How:

• Internet Marketing and Social Media for B2B
• Sustainability, Carbon Footprint Analysis, Green Initiative Strategies
• Microsoft 365: Gain Efficiency thru Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, etc.
• ABMA Members Portal: Update Your Information and Enhance Your Profile

THURSDAY, MARCH 23: 9:00a-11:00a


“Leadership Matters”

Speaker: Larry Broughton

Former Green Beret and #1 bestselling author, Larry Broughton, is an award-winning entrepreneur and CEO, and keynote speaker. As a former US Army Staff Sergeant, serving 8 years on Special Forces A-Teams, Larry has parlayed the lessons learned from his time in service to his country and applied them to the business arena attaining extraordinary success. CBS News has called Larry “the nation’s foremost expert on leadership and entrepreneurship.” He is the Founder & CEO of Broughton HOTELS (www.broughtonHOTELS.com), a leader in the boutique hotel industry; and yoogozi.com, an inspirational online learning forum for leaders and high achievers. Larry has received several business awards, including Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year®, the National Veteran-Owned Business Association’s Vetrepreneur® of the Year, Coastline Foundation’s Visionary of the Year, Passkeys Foundation’s National Business Leader of Integrity, and his firm was awarded HSMAI’s Best of the Best Hotel Management Company of the Year and has also been included on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Hot 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies. Larry has authored several articles and books on leadership, team building and entrepreneurial significance, including his newest book, an Amazon #1 bestseller, VICTORY: 7 Revolutionary Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Launch Your Business, Elevate Your Impact and Transform Your Life, and FLASHPOINTS for Achievers. His upbeat, creative approach to business and life has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles across the country and he’s been a guest on news and TV programs on every major network, including multiple appearances on CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, MSNBC’s Your Business with JJ Ramberg, and Travel Channel’s hit show, Hotel Impossible. Larry has presented to, coached, and mentored thousands of current and aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs across the country. He has delivered keynote addresses and training programs on topics including entrepreneurship, leadership, and overcoming fear and failure to Fortune 100 firms including Walmart and Toyota, universities, non-profits, medical facilities, and even the Pentagon’s Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Larry has attended the Executive Program at prestigious Stanford University; studied Russian at the world-renowned Defense Language Institute; and Political Science at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Face 2 Face Meetings



For 2023 we are again using a pre-planned meeting schedule to allow for 15 minute scheduled conferences, and we eliminate the expense for the Suppliers of bringing your display booths/equipment to the meeting.

ABMA supplier meetings are from 8a-12:30p. Be sure to register early to schedule your meetings. Meeting Request Form will be released mid-February.

Supplier stays stationary at their table with chairs for visitors. Meetings cycle every 15 minutes. Scheduled format allowing 15 minute “power meetings” for higher-level discussions. People rotate as per their schedule.

Scheduled meetings are determined weeks in advance by using scheduling request form which can be accessed here: https://abma.org/convention/face-2-face/

Note that meeting selection process is never perfect. It is hard to accommodate all requests. This is why there are ample networking opportunities throughout the Convention, which allows people to meet regardless of their schedule.

Suppliers: Bring only what can fit on the table and this rule applies to everyone to keep things fair.

Suppliers Face 2 Face Contract and Policies

Allowed Items:

• Literature
• Tablecloths
• Price Sheets
• Tabletop Lit racks
• Counter Cards
• Sample products
• Laptop to stream video and share reporting

Items Not Allowed:

• Free Standing floor display
• Banner stands
• Large table top displays
• Wall hung displays