Schedule of Events

Monday, September 12

9 a.m.    Annual Showcase Golf Tournament – War Memorial Golf Course

Tuesday, September 13

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.    Exhibitor Registration – Showcase Floor

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.    Arkansas Chef’s Culinary Classic/Silent Auction – Governor’s Hall IV

8:30 – 11 p.m.    After Party – Marriott Lobby Bar

Wednesday, September 14
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.    Past Presidents’ Breakfast – DoubleTree Hotel, Riverside East

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.    Registration: Caddo Room & Osage Room

9:00a.m. – 10:00a.m.   Getting to Know Your Customer – Pope Room

9a.m. – 9:30 a.m.    AHA Executive Board Meeting – Caraway I

9:30a.m. – 10:45 a.m.    AHA Combined Board Meeting – Fulton Room

10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.    10 Steps to Improving Your Customer Experience – Izard Room

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.    Ribbon Cutting – Atrium Lobby

11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.    Showcase – Governor’s Exhibit Hall

11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.    Iron Chef Competition – Showcase Floor Main Stage

11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.    Crisis Management/Active Shooter Safety Class – Pope Room (Please Contact Jenna Friday at jenna@arfea.org)

Noon – 1 p.m.    Wine Pairing 101 – Showcase, Out of This World Demo Area (Booths 55-57)

Noon – 4 p.m.    Star of the Bar – Showcase Floor

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.    Arkansas Dept. of Parks & Tourism Commission – Fulton Room

6 – 6:45 p.m.    Gala Reception – DoubleTree Hotel, Palisades

6:45 – 9 p.m.    Gala Dinner – DoubleTree Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Thursday, September 15
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Registration: Caddo Room & Osage Room

8:30 – 11 a.m.    Arkansas Dept. of Parks & Tourism 2017  Marketing Plan – Wally Allen Ballroom

8:30a.m. – 9:30 a.m.    Boosting Business with Great Customer Reviews – Pope Room

9:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.    Making the Most of Pinterest & Instagram – Izard Room

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.        Iron Chef Competition -Showcase Floor Stage

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.    Showcase – Governor’s Exhibit Hall

11 – 11:30 a.m.    Exhibitor Awards – Showcase Floor

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Arkansas Dept. of Parks & Tourism Commission – Fulton Room

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Maintenance Superstars Challenge – Showcase Floor

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.    Ultimate Bednastics – Showcase Floor

1:30 – 2 p.m.    Brilliant Bell-hop Challenge – Showcase Floor