NASSD Annual Meeting & Executive Summit



November 6-8, 2017

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Exclusive event for NASSD members!


NASSD Executive Summit Schedule of Events
 

Monday, November 6, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting
Tower Room
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Registration
Sonoma Valley Room
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Distributor Round Table
Tower Room
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Welcome Lunch, sponsored by Nekoosa/RTape
Welcome to NASSD! Say hello to old friends, make new ones and network at the welcome lunch.
Breezeway Lawn
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Annual Meeting and NASSD Update
Sonoma Valley Room
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. General Session
A Good Year Ahead
Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics
One of the country’s most informed economists, Alan has been delivering award winning workshops and economic analysis seminars for the last 25 years.
Sonoma Valley Room
3:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. One-on-One Appointments (4 appointments – there will be a 5 minute break after each appointment)
Sonoma Valley Room
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception, sponsored by FDC Films
Mix and mingle with old friends and new faces on the Breezeway Lawn. Take in the views of the property while enjoying a Taste of Sonoma themed meal.
Breezeway Lawn
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
8:00 a.m. NASSD Member Networking Breakfast
Dine at Sante Restaurant or enjoy room service before your day begins.
Sante Restaurant
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. One-on-One Executive Meetings (7 appointments – there will be a 5 minute break after each appointment and one 30 minute break in the middle)
Sonoma Valley Room
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
All are welcome to attend lunch on the Sonoma Valley Patio
Sonoma Valley Patio
1:35 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. One-on-One Executive Meetings (3 appointments – there will be a 5 minute break after each appointment)
Sonoma Valley Room
4:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. An evening at Buena Vista Winery (buses depart the hotel lobby at 4:45 p.m.)
Enjoy a welcome reception in the recently renovated Champagne Cellars which were built in 1864. You will be able to sample spectacular wines, delicious hors d'oeuvres, explore the building and take a tour. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Wine Tool Museum where you will be treated to a short light, sound and visual show presenting the history of winemaking. After dinner dessert will be presented in the famous Bubble Lounge.
Buena Vista Winery (buses will return to the hotel around 9:20 p.m.)
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7:30 a.m. NASSD Member Networking Breakfast
Dine at Sante Restaurant or enjoy room service before your day begins.
Sante Restaurant
8:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. One-on-One Executive Meetings (6 appointments – there will be a 5 minute break after each appointment and one 30 minute break in the middle)
Sonoma Valley Room

Afternoon Activities:
11:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cooking Class with Lunch, sponsored by GSG – enjoy an afternoon of creating dishes from scratch and then dine on the fruits of your labor. A professional cooking instructor will lead the group in cooking a four course meal, everyone will share in the process of preparing the delicious meal and then all will sit and enjoy.
(Please note: Must have registered in advance; bus leaves the hotel at 11:45 a.m. for Ramekins.)

OR
1:00 p.m. NASSD Annual Golf Tournament (boxed lunch provided at Sonoma Golf Club) Sonoma Golf Club – the course is traditional in its design, with 177 acres of rolling terrain highlighted by massive oaks, lakes and sweeping vistas of the Mayacamas Mountains and neighboring vineyards.
(Please note: Must have registered in advance; buses begin leaving the hotel at 12:00 noon and will be running on a loop.)
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. President’s Reception and Dinner, sponsored by
Allanson International, Inc.
Say goodbye to new and old friends and enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by a delicious three course meal.
(Buses will begin leaving the hotel lobby at 6:30 p.m. and will be running on a loop.)
Golf Club Oak Tree Lawn & Courtyard




Registration



Delegate Registration Fee: $1,145.00
Spouse Registration Fee:  $700.00

Registration includes:
• Welcome lunch, sponsored by Nekoosa/RTape, and welcome reception, sponsored by FDC Films on Monday, November 6
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Buena Vista Winery on Tuesday, November 7
• Breakfast, President’s Reception and President’s Dinner on Wednesday, November 8
• All business sessions and conference materials
• NASSD Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, November 8:  $295.00 (includes transportation, green fees, cart and boxed lunch)
• Four course cooking class and lunch on Wednesday, November 8:  $100.00 (includes transportation, cooking class and lunch)

To register, download the conference registration form here and send it to NASSD Membership via email [email protected] or fax at (703) 836-8353. You must be an active member of the NASSD to register for the conference. Interested in joining NASSD? Contact our membership department at [email protected].

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing. No refunds will be made after September 15, 2017. Cancellations prior to September 15, 2017 will be charged a $75 administrative fee.  It is your responsibility to cancel your hotel room and airline reservations.



Hotel


Book by clicking here: https://aws.passkey.com/go/nassdfall.  
The rate is $299.00 per night plus taxes and fees for a Fairmont room or $349.00 per night plus taxes and fees for a Deluxe Room.  The cut-off date for making hotel reservations is September 29, 2017.  After September 29, 2017, additional rooms, date changes and the group rate will be accepted on a space and/or rate available basis only. 




General Session


Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics
A Good Year Ahead
Monday, November 6, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Uncertainty and volatility are the prevailing challenges that business leaders confront today. The critical questions facing the business community are “What will be the overall health and vibrancy of the US and global economies going forward?”, and “How can I be profitable and make critical strategic decisions in the face of such economic volatility?” 

Sifting through the often conflicting maze of economic information, ITR Economics senior analyst Alan Beaulieu will provide a timely snapshot of the economy today, where it is headed over the next three years and what it means to your business.

The session will provide ITR's views of what to expect this year and beyond, covering such topics as industry and consumer trends, business to business activity, interest rates, oil prices, inflation, exchange rates, emerging economies and more.



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