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HR & Employee Benefits Summit - 2016

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Tentative Conference Schedule

Monday, July 18 

Start Time End Time Description 
8:00 am 8:30 am Board Breakfast
8:30 am 1:30 pm Board Meeting
12:30 pm  1:30 pm Board Lunch and Wrap Up 
9:00 am  5:30 pm  Registration is open
10:00 am 1:00 pm Principles of Results-Based Incentive Program Design
 10:45 am  3:00 pm  IGCC Education Session 
1:00 pm 1:30 pm Hosted Meal for Principles Participants
1:30 pm 3:00 pm Principles IP Exam
2:00 pm 3:00 pm CPIM Meeting: The Future of Certification  
3:10 pm  3:25 pm Ambassador Orientation
3:30 pm 5:30 pm Incentives 101: How to get the most out of Summit (Everyone) with ambassadors 
5:30 pm  6:30 pm Newcomer Reception 
7:00 pm 10:00 pm Welcome Party at House of Blues (Shuttles available from hotel lobby starting at 6:45 pm. Use door near Einstein Bagels)

Tuesday, July 19

Start Time End Time Description 
7:00 am  4:30 pm  Registration Open 
7:30 am 8:30 am Past President's Breakfast
7:45 am 8:45 am General Breakfast
8:45 am 10:35 pm

General Session

SIG Update and Roundtable Discussions

10:35 am 10:50 am Networking Break
10:50 am 11:45 am

General Session

Why Promotional Products Matter

Pesenters:Andy Cohen, Paul Bellantone and Norma Jean Knollenberg

Circle of Excellence Awards

11:45 am 1:05 pm Lunch and Keynote: Ron Baron
1:05 pm 1:15 pm Networking Break 
1:15 pm 2:05 pm First Breakout Session
     IGCC Game Show

Cracking the Code: Growing Your Business with Promotional Products

Panel Moderator: Paul Bellantone


Change or Die! An Incentive Framework Aligned to Today's Buyer Journey

Presenter: Louise Anderson


Rewards 3.0: Disruptive Reward Management for the Next Generation

Presenter: Rob Purdy

2:05 pm 2:15 pm Networking Break
2:15 pm 3:05 pm Second Breakout Session

How Technology is Changing Delivery Methods & Recipient Preferences

Presenter: Eric Thiegs


The Relationship Between Culture and Engagement

Panel Moderator: Donna Chrobak


Revealing the New Incentive Research Foundation Travel Study

Presenter: Melissa Van Dyke


Launch an Incentive Program in 9 Minutes

Presenter: Greg Greunke

3:05 pm 3:15 pm  Networking Break
 3:15 pm 4:05 pm  Third Breakout Session 

Taking Advantage of Digital Disruption in Incentives and Loyalty

Presenter: Martin Hood


The Why for Program Product Selection

Panel Moderator: Richard Low


BREXIT: How changes in the European Marketplace affects trading internationally

Presenter: Brian Dunne


You Can Sell at Prices HIGHER than Your Competition!

Presenter: Ron Baron

1:00 pm 6:00 pm Dedicated Meeting Space Open
6:30 pm 9:30 pm Evening Event at St. Arnold Brewery

Wednesday, July 20 

Start Time End Time Description
7:30 am  4:30 pm  Registration Open 
8:00 am 9:00 am  Breakfast/SIG President's Breakfast 
8:00 am 9:00 am 2017 Summit Committee Initial Meeting/ Breakfast
9:05 am 9:55 am Fourth Breakout Session

A New Strategic Access to the Promotional Products Channel

Presenters: Jon Hanson, Andy Cohen


Implications of Research and Rewards on Recognition

Presenter: Bruce Bolger


Lessons on Employment Engagement - Engage for Success, a UK Government Initiative

Presenter: Brian Dunne

10:00 am 10:15 am Networking Break 
10:15 am 1:15 pm

General Session

Recognizing Volunteers, Summit Committee and IP Grads, President’s Award, IMA Annual Meeting, Lunch, Karen Renk Fellowship Award, Keynote: Melissa Van Dyke, Charity Update: Ronald McDonald House Executive Director Leslie Bourne

1:15 pm 1:30 pm Networking Break
1:30 pm 3:30 pm Individual SIG Meetings

3:30 pm  Silent Auction Closes
4:30 pm 6:00 pm Closing Reception 




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