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EVENT AT A GLANCE

The Boardroom presentations take place on Monday and Tuesday mornings, are twenty (20) minutes in length and provide a high-level overview of the innovations and capabilities that the Suppliers have to offer. You will be placed in a small Boardroom Group based on the information you provided during registration. This group will be comprised of peers who have similar interests or needs in products and categories. You will have the opportunity, a few weeks before the Event, to review and approve your Preliminary Boardroom Schedule.

Monday and Tuesday afternoons are set aside for One-on-One Appointments. These are fifteen (15) minutes in length, with a five (5) minute transition, and have been designed to provide you with a private environment to determine needs, partnership opportunities, next steps, and to continue building your business relationships.

Prior to the Event, we will schedule the One-on-One Appointments that you have requested and/or approved. Throughout the Event, you will have the opportunity to add additional appointments to your schedule.

If you are contacted directly for a One-On-One a meeting, and you would like to meet, please have them work through us to ensure the meeting is properly scheduled.

Keynote/Content Sessions bring you actionable and inspiring insight delivered on trends, opportunities, skills, best practices, and personal growth. Featuring leading speakers or panels from within and outside of the Industry. Our intent is to inspire innovation, leadership, and growth for you personally and your Company.

Within the Event agenda, you will find many ways to develop and strengthen your industry relationships in a structured and casual environment. From the Welcome Reception and Dinner on Sunday, to the Closing Dinner on Tuesday evening, and everything in between, the opportunities to connect are numerous and fun! Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards (although our app allows you to share your contact details too!).

Click here to view the current overall Event agenda. (Check back for updates)

Your schedule will be customized based on your specific interests that you provided during registration. (See Boardroom Group and One-on-One Meetings above for additional information.) You will have the opportunity to review your customized schedule a few weeks before the Event.

TRAVEL DETAILS

JW Marriott Austin
110 East 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
Phone (512) 474-4777
   

Connecting Point will make a reservation in your name for arrival on Sunday, and departure on Wednesday. If you have any special requirements for your stay, please let us know.

Extending Your Stay
If you would like to extend your stay, either three days prior or three days post Event, we are pleased to extend our discounted room rate, based on availability. The rate is, $319.00, plus taxes. Please contact Lori Allen to request extending your stay.

Health & Safety
Our team is committed to creating an Event experience where our customers, partners, and team can safely and effectively conduct business. To support these efforts, we have established some guidelines relevant to your participation BuildPoint Health & Safety Guide. Please take a moment to review; and should you have any questions, pleases do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Arrival: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Departure: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Airport: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Connecting Point will pay for one round-trip, restricted, coach airline ticket from your location. Please contact Atlas Travel to complete your travel request form. Your proposed itinerary will be sent to you for approval prior to finalizing your reservation.

You may also contact Atlas by calling (800) 595-4894.

Complimentary transportation between the airport and resort will be provided for you within designated times listed below.
From the Airport:

  • Optional Activity Participants: Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 11:00am – 4:00pm every half hour.
  • All Participants: Sunday, April 10, 2022 from 11:00am – 5:00pm every half hour.

To the Airport:

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022 from 4:00am-10:00am. Complimentary transportation will depart every half hour. A Grab & Go breakfast will be provided.

Instructions Upon Arrival:

Upon arriving at the airport, please proceed to the baggage claim. You will meet your greeter holding a BUILDPOINT sign upon entering baggage claim.

Should you have any difficulty locating your greeter, please call our Transportation Manager, David Minner, at (321) 231-6096.

Arrivals outside the Travel Window
If your flight arrival/departure time falls outside the complimentary transportation windows, you will be responsible for your own arrangements. Taxis are available curbside at Baggage Claim, approximately $32 one way.

Attire for meetings is business casual. Evenings are casual.

This time of year, Austin weather averages are from high-70’s during the day and high-50’s at night. We encourage you to visit
The Weather Channel for the upcoming forecast and plan accordingly.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

There will be two optional Sunday morning activities offered, which will require arriving on Saturday. Your hotel reservation will be adjusted to include your Saturday stay. Space is limited and you can sign up for one of the optional activities during registration.

Optional Sunday activities being offered:

Golf Tournament - Wolfdancer
6:30am Departure, Registration/breakfast/practice 7:00am – 8:00am Shot gun start 8:00am

Wolfdancer, named in tribute to the heritage of the Tonkawa tribe of Central Texas, a mix of three distinct terrains: rolling prairie land, heavily wooded ridgeline and river valley dotted with native pecan trees. The dramatic layout is also cut by the Lower Colorado River, which runs alongside the course’s memorable finishing holes. Continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, and prizes included! Pre-registration required.

Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour
Departing from hotel at 8:00am

Come see all that Austin has to offer! Our leisurely 10-mile Austin in a Nutshell Tour is the best way to see all of the notable landmarks in and around downtown, as well as the famous Lady Bird Lake Trail! The tour begins by going along the famous Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail, Barton Springs Pool area, and Zilker Park. It then turns north to the Texas State Capitol where you will not only see downtown close up, but also learn a lot of the city's history. We’ll gather for a continental breakfast and check in at 7:30am. We will depart the hotel at 8:00am and return by 2:00pm. We’ll end the tour with lunch at Ironworks BBQ where you’ll enjoy some great Austin BBQ! Pre-registration required.

Optional Event activities will follow COVID related restrictions and guidelines; additional details will be provided.
 

QUESTIONS
Please reach out to Lori Allen at Lori.allen@cpmgevents.com or at (603) 379-8513.