2019 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

5:00 to 6:00 pm            Early Arrivals Check-in Reception (on-site)

7:00 to 9:00 pm           Beer BASH, hosted by NextGen, open to all (optional event – downtown Asheville)

Thursday, May 30, 2019

8:00 am                        Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am                        Networking Lounge Open (stay onsite and have a place to “hang-out”)

8:30 to 9:30 am            Education Session #1

9:30 to 10:30 am          Education Session #2 - Hospitality Inudustry: Challenges and Opportunities

Even in a robust economic climate, the hospitality/tourism industry presents unique challenges.  Fierce competition, a fluid workforce and changing consumer tastes make it difficult to consistently maintain profitability and growth. Distress can arise quickly and requires fast and decisive action.  This panel examines the principal forces causing these challenges, the options that exist in the current environment, and the creative solutions that successful operators have used to address them.

10:30 to 11:30 am        Education Session #3

12:00 to 2:00 pm          Lunch/Keynote - Matt Martin; Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

2:00 to 4:30 pm            FREE TIME (stay tuned for some “extra networking opportunities”)

5:00 to 7:00 pm            Capital Gallery/Welcome Reception

7:00 to 9:00 pm            Ambassador Dinner (optional event)

9:00 to 11:00 pm          Dessert Reception

Friday, May 31, 2019

7:00 am                         Continental Breakfast (for all conference attendees)

8:00 am                         Golf Tournament (optional event)

9:30 am                         Tennis (optional event)

9:30 am                         Biltmore Tour, hosted by NOW, open to all (optional event)

1:00 pm                         Closing Conference Lunch (for all conference attendees, following golf, tennis, NOW)


2019 Agenda

Wednesday, May 29th

  • Early Arrivals Check-in Reception, NEXTGEN "Pub Crawl"

Thursday, May 30th

  • Breakfast, Education Sessions, Keynote Lunch, Capital Gallery/Opening Welcome Reception, Ambassador Dinner, Dessert Reception

Friday, May 31st

  • Breakfast for All, Optional Golf Tournament, Tennis, and NOW (tour of Biltmore), followed by LUNCH for ALL



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290 Macon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804

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