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Meeting Agenda

(subject to change)


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday meetings and events limited to Executive Members and Sponsors ONLY


10:00 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m.     

LSAE Board of Directors Meeting, Sponsored by Coastal Mississippi


11:00 a.m.  - 1:00 p.m.

Convention Registration & Welcome Refreshments, Charging Station Sponsored by Northshore Harbor Center, Registration Bags Sponsored by Marriott International, Lanyards sponsored by IP Casino


1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Executive Track: Leadership—Empower Your Team, Part 1, presented by Jeff McManus, Director of Landscape Services, University of Mississippi


3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 Refreshment Break, Sponsored by Visit Jefferson Parish and Embassy Suites Baton Rouge


4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Executive Track: Leadership—Empower Your Team, Part 2, presented by Jeff McManus, Director of Landscape Services, University of Mississippi


5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 Marriott Welcome Reception, Sponsored by New Orleans Marriott


7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Executive and Sponsor Dinner, Palace Café, Sponsored by New Orleans & Company


Monday, September 16, 2019


 OPEN to ALL Registrants


8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

New Member Orientation


9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast Buffet
Welcome by Mayor LaToya Cantrell, City of New Orleans; Stephanie Turner, VP of Sales, New Orleans & Company

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

 General Session: Being a MARVELOUS Leader, presented by Jeff McManus, Director of Landscape Services, University of Mississippi, Sponsored by Lake Charles Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau


10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Bloody Mary & Mimosa Break, Sponsored by Natchitoches Events Center/Chateau St. Denis


11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

General Session: Politics and More, presented by Clancy Dubos, Chairman/Co-Owner, Gambit Communications


12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Annual Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon with 2020 Board of Directors Installation, Luncheon Sponsored by Caesars’ Entertainment


1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

General Session: Meeting Trends, panel discussion facilitated by Tico Soto, CDME, President, Tourism Tactics by Tico


2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Executive Track: Labor Law Update, presented by Brook Duncan, III, Partner, Adams and Reese, LLP, Sponsored by Embassy Suites Baton Rouge

Industry Partner Track: Apps, Apps, and More Apps, presented by Barry Brantley, CAE, CMP, CHE, Director, Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe


3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Refreshment Break, Sponsored by Doubletree by Hilton Lafayette


3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Executive Track:  Review your AMS, presented by Teri Carden, Founder,

Industry Partner Track:  Professional Development for Suppliers


5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 All the Heroes Gather for BOWLING!  LSAE’s First Ever Networking Bowling Tournament, Sponsored by Beau Rivage


6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Progressive Dinner and Closing Party, Closing Sponsored by Paragon Casino & Resort (door prizes!)


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Deluxe Breakfast Buffet

General Session: How to Get People to Care About Technology, Heidi Weber, MBA, CAE, Executive Director, Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity

Door Prizes and Flash Drive Distribution, GRAND DOOR PRIZE DRAWING Sponsored by Paragon Casino & Resort, Flash Drives sponsored by Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourism Bureau



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