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Many Networking Opportunities

Members are invited to participate in any area of interest.

Education & Speakers

3:00-5:00 Educational Workshops — TBA

Facilitated by the ABMA Emerging Leaders



“The “Virtualization” of America — and the World”

Speaker: Michael Rogers

Over the next decade, more and more of our work, what we care about and how we interact with others will involve the Internet, intelligent computers and the Internet of Things. If you think that’s already happened…just listen to what Michael predicts is next. Add to that the rise of a new generation of “digital natives” who are remarkably comfortable with virtual relationships. What will this mean for how our businesses and organizations must evolve in the years to come? How will products change to meet new needs and what will companies do to reach their customers?

Michael Rogers is a best-selling author, technology pioneer and futurist, who also serves as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times. His consultancy Practical Futurist has worked with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing and NBC Universal to Microsoft, Pfizer and Siemens, focusing on how companies can think about the future in useful ways. Rogers brings real business experience and a deep understanding of technology. He adds the keen eye of an investigative journalist and the story-telling skills of a best-selling novelist. With these tools he provides a powerful catalyst to help organizations create a vision of the future and the will to innovate, blending technology, economics, demographics, culture and human nature.

Face 2 Face Meetings



Attendees will participate in a pre-planned meeting schedule to allow for 15-minute scheduled conferences.

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 allows “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