IMA Summit 2018 - Networking Events

Newcomer Reception

Monday, July 23, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This reception is specifically for those who are new to the IMA Summit.  It will provide an opportunity for those with ambassadors to meet their mentor in person and also mingle with other members of IMA’s leadership team.

Attire: Business Casual

Welcome Reception

Monday, July 23, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Help us kick off the 2018 Summit with a beach party!  The Welcome Reception will be held a few miles from the conference hotel at Newport Dunes.  Shuttles will be available beginning at 6:45pm and will run on a loop throughout the reception.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. 

Attire: Casual - We recommend bringing a light jacket or sweater as it is an outdoor event.


IMA Awards Reception & Dinner  

Tuesday, July 24, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of networking, dinner and honoring our industry’s best. Let’s dress it up a bit--jacket and tie/cocktail attire requested!  This evening will honor the Circle of Excellence Award, Karen Renk Award, President’s Award and Hall of Fame Award winners.

Hosts: Mike Landry, CPIM and Cindy Mielke, CPIM

Awards Dinner Keynote Presentation: The New Incentive & Recognition Journey 

Listen as Michelle M. Smith, CPIM, CRP, shares compelling and thought-provoking workplace trends that are creating exciting new opportunities and elevating our approach when selling incentive and recognition programs.  Learn how to leverage these insights to your advantage.

Named as one of the Ten Best and Brightest Women in the incentive industry and to the Employee Engagement Power 100 list, Michelle is an IMA President’s Award winner who has worked in every facet of recognition and incentives, both domestically and internationally.  She’s a President Emeritus of the Incentive Marketing Association, Past President of the FORUM for People Performance at Northwestern University, and a member of WorldAtWork’s Total Rewards Expert Council.

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Closing Reception

Wednesday, July 25, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

After a productive week of networking and education it’s time to unwind with a beverage and a view.  Join us on the Seaview Terrace for the closing reception.  Beverages provided.
Attire: Casual