FAQ – What to Expect
EVENT AT A GLANCE
The Boardroom presentations take place on Monday and Tuesday mornings, are twenty-five (25) 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 twenty (20) 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.
Grand Hyatt Nashville
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone (615) 622-1234
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 $339.00, plus taxes. Please contact Dina Mitchell to request extending your stay.
Arrival: Sunday, October 1, 2023
Departure: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Airport: Nashville 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, September 30, 2023 from 11:00am – 4:00pm every half hour.
- All Participants: Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 11:00am – 5:00pm every half hour.
To the Airport:
- Wednesday, October 4, 2023 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 NEXTPOINT 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 curb side at Baggage Claim, approximately $35 one way.
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:
Old Town Trolley Tour
Departing from hotel at 9:30am
Old Town Trolley is the best way to see “The Birthplace of Country Music.” Traveling through the streets of Nashville, you will get a close-up view of the sites that make this world-class city one of the top visited places in the United States. You will have the opportunity to “hop off” the trolley and visit the different sites for a bit too! Nashville hosts the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Parthenon, just to name a few. A continental breakfast and registration will run from 8:45-9:30am, we will depart the hotel at 9:30am. We will return to the hotel by 2:00pm. Beverages on board the trolley and lunch included. Pre-registration required.
Ryman Auditorium Guided Tour
Departing from hotel at 8:15am
What began as the Union Gospel Tabernacle constructed by steamboat Captain Thomas Ryman as a place where all could gather and worship, is now recognized as one of the best performance halls in the world, the stage fans come to experience that sacred, intimate something that one feels in their bones at this iconic landmark. Call it spiritual, call it mythical, call it the abundance of music, history and magic that happens every week from this stage. The Ryman is where pop culture lives. Where history is made. Where legends perform. And where music lovers belong. Ryman Auditorium is a bucket list experience for artists and audiences alike. Experience a venue as iconic as its performers! A continental breakfast and registration will run from 7:30-8:15am, we will depart the hotel at 8:15am. We will return to the hotel by 12:30pm. Beverages on board the trolley and lunch included. Pre-registration required.
Please reach out to Dina Mitchell at Dina.Mitchell@cpmgevvents.com or at (603) 812-8246.