Wednesday, July 31, 5—6 pm
Is this your first Build Business conference? Plan to attend this special networking session for new attendees. SMPS leaders will be on hand to talk about what you can expect to see, hear, and do at Build Business. Gain tips for maximizing your conference experience and learn how getting involved in SMPS can help you build your business and advance your career.
Wednesday, July 31, 6—7:30 pm
Welcome to Build Business: Let the networking begin! Meet old friends and make new business contacts while enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the Networking Pavilion. Visit with the conference sponsors who can help you find strategic business solutions to collaborate better, work smarter, and build your firm’s bottom line. After the reception, enjoy dinner on your own and a free evening to explore all Orlando has to offer!
Thursday, August 1, and Friday, August 2, 8 am—4 pm
Everyone wins in the Networking Pavilion! The Networking Pavilion is the place to be for conference receptions, complimentary meals, and refreshment breaks. Hold impromptu meetings with colleagues and clients. Consult with representatives of the conference’s sponsoring companies to discuss your business challenges and learn about new marketing and business development resources. Many of the business solutions you are searching for can be found in the Networking Pavilion.
Thursday, August 1, 7—Midnight
This glittering celebration honors excellence in A/E/C communications and Society leadership in 2012–13. Enjoy an elegant dinner and applaud award-winning business-building ideas produced by innovative industry firms. Join SMPS leaders, industry media, and your peers to find out who will take home the Weld Coxe Marketing Achievement Award, National Marketing Communications Awards, Chapter President of the Year Award, and Striving for Excellence Awards. The 2013 Class of SMPS Fellows and 2012–13 Class of CPSMs also will honored during the Gala.
After dinner, the party gets down to business! Dance the night away and enjoy an unforgettable evening celebrating in style with old and new SMPS friends at the After Party.
Attire is formal. Admission to this event is included in the Full Registration, Guest Registration, and Thursday-Only Registration packages. Gala-only tickets and tickets for clients, colleagues, or guests are $150/person. Register online or use the printed registration form to buy tickets for your guests.
Pickup: Wednesday, July 31, 2—5 pm
Are you in need of a tux for the Awards Gala? Tuxedos to You is offering conference attendees a special rate on tuxedos pictured at www.tux2u.com/SMPS.html. Rent a complete package for $105 when ordered by July 12. Tuxedos can be returned to the Swan & Dolphin bell desk before 2 pm on Friday, August 2. To reserve your tux at this special rate, go to call 407.267.3552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please identify yourself as an SMPS conference attendee to get the special rate.
Friday, August 2, 4—9 pm
Hosted by: SMPS Central Florida
Join SMPS Central Florida and your SMPS colleagues for an evening in Epcot Theme Park. Admission begins at 4 so you can explore the park. Then, at 8:30 rendezvous in a private area for a dessert reception followed by the IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth pyrotechnic show. Click here for more information.