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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/ViewPoint 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. 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 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.


Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 232-1234
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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 resort fee . Please contact Sandy Roginski to request extending your stay.

Arrival: Sunday, March 24, 2024 Departure: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 Airport: San Diego 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.

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

  • Optional Activity Participants: Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 11:00am – 4:00pm every half hour.
  • All Participants: Sunday, March 24 2024, from 11:00am – 5:00pm every half hour.

To the Airport:

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 4:00m - 10:00am. Complimentary transportation will depart every half hour.

Instructions Upon Arrival:

Upon arriving at the airport, please proceed to the baggage claim. You will meet your greeter holding a RESTAURANTPOINT WEST 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 $18 one way.

Attire for meetings is business casual. Evenings are casual.

This time of year, Austin temperatures average from high-60’s during the day and mid-50’s at night. We encourage you to visit The Weather Channel for the upcoming forecast and plan accordingly.


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 – Steele Canyon Golf Club
Registration/coffee 6:00am Bus departs 6:30am
Breakfast/practice 7:00am
Shot gun start 8:00am

Steele Canyon Golf Club was personally designed by Gary Player with respect and appreciation for the natural beauty of the terrain. Each of the three nines offers a distinct environment and type of play for all levels of golfers. The rugged Canyon Course’s dramatic shot making challenges and breathtaking elevations are balanced by the Ranch Course’s winding fairways through the fields of a working ranch, and the Vineyard course’s beautiful woodlands, streams, and working vineyards stretching along the valley floor. As one of Southern California’s finest golf clubs. Registration and coffee at 6am, with the bus departing promptly at 6:30pm for the ride out to the golf course. 7:00am Continental Breakfast at the Golf Club House, we will tee off promptly at 8:00am with lunch and awards following play. Continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, and prizes included!

San Diego Bay and Seal Tour
Departing from the hotel at 9:00am

This fully narrated SEAL Tour winds through picturesque San Diego streets before splashing down for a cruise through the waters of the San Diego Bay. Guests will see some of San Diego’s most famous points of interest including the Maritime Museum, Star of India, The U.S.S. Midway, Lindbergh Field, Seaport Village, Shelter Island, and many other San Diego attractions! Once on the water, the boat tour glides past resident San Diego seals and sea lions, California brown pelicans, and several other wildlife species from the safety and comfort of our amphibious vehicles. This is a leisurely cruise to witness various San Diego attractions including Point Loma, the North Island Naval Air Station, Point Loma Submarine Base, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Marine Mammal Training Center, Shelter Island, and much more! We will gather in the hotel lobby at 8:15am, for a light continental breakfast, and depart by 9:15am. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required.


Please reach out to Sandy Roginski at or at (603) 379-8515.