2018 Schedule of Events

AHA Vendor Showcase & Convention Event Schedule:

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Tuesday, September 18

2 p.m. – 6 p.m.    Exhibitor Registration – Osage Room

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.     AHA Executive Board Meeting – Caraway I

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

Wednesday, September 19

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

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

8:45a.m. – 9:45 a.m.   AHA Combined Board Meeting – Izard Room

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.    Ribbon Cutting – Atrium Lobby

10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.    Showcase – Governor’s Exhibit Hall

11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.    Iron Chef Competition – Showcase Floor Main Stage

11:00 a.m.- 2 p.m.   Hospitality Games (Maintenance Superstars & Ultimate Bednastics)

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.    Stars of the Industry: Reception – DoubleTree Hotel, Palisades Foyer

6:45 – 10 p.m.    Stars of the Industry Award Dinner – DoubleTree Hotel, Palisades Ballroom

Thursday, September 20

8:30 – 10 a.m.    Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism , CJRW and Miles Partnership present the new Arkansas.com website and provide tutorials for industry tourism partners.  Bring your device for “hands on” instruction and interaction with staff on site. – Fulton Room