Spring 2024 Meeting:  March 13-15 | Charleston, South Carolina

The Spring 2024 Meeting will be held March 13-15 in Charleston, South Carolina, hosted by Chase Heatherly.  With its vibrant culture, rich history, exquisitely-preserved architecture, idyllic coastal location, celebrated dining scene, and friendly locals, Charleston is one of America’s best loved travel destinations!

The Spring Meeting will be held at the Limited Hotel, situated in the heart of Charleston’s historic district.  BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE.  Room reservations must be made by February 11.  As a reminder, ONLY book your room through the link provided!  We have a a minimum room requirement to meet, and this is the only we we are credit with rooms towards that commitment.  DO NOT book your room through travel sites such as Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, etc.

Remember, in addition to booking your hotel, you need to register for the meeting and pay your membership dues.  YOU CAN DO THAT HERE.

For each meeting, current members are expected to do presentations to the group.  You can present on a variety of topics to include: best sales initiative; organizational structure; incentive plans; creative approaches to winning new business; training and sales development programs; profitable event ideas; and client retention strategies to name a few. Ideas will be judged in two areas — Most Innovative Idea and Best Revenue Driver.  You are encouraged to share anything you are most proud of over the past 6 months.  There is not a specific template you are required to use, but please include detailed information on your slide (success, general information, contact information, etc.).

Members and guests should plan to arrive Wednesday, March 13 and plan to depart after 1:00 pm, Friday, March 15.

Here is the standard agenda for the meeting and festivities:

Evening prior

5:00 pm                               MNAEA Board Meeting (board members only)

6:30 pm                               Optional “On Your Own Dime” group dinner

Day 1                                                                        

8:00 am – 9:00 am           Breakfast

9:00 am – 11:30 am         MNAEA Meeting

11:30 am – 12 noon         Bloody Mary’s & Margaritas

12 noon – 1:00 pm           Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm           MNAEA Meeting

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm           Break

2:45 pm – 5;00 pm           MNAEA Meeting

6:30 pm                            MNAEA Group Dinner

Day 2

8:00 am – 9:00 am             Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:30 am             Board Meeting

9:00 am – 12:00 noon        MNAEA Meeting