ACTIVITIES AND NETWORKING
Friday, February 8
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Certified Memorialist® Workshop & Lunch (for CMs) only)
All Certified Memorialists are encouraged to attend this workshop! This event will allow you to explore, collectively, a myriad of industry topics with your fellow CMs! Enjoy each other’s company, compare notes on how you’re accruing CEUs for recertification, and enjoy a great presentation.
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Opening Reception on Exhibit Floor
Begin your MBNA experience by attending the Welcome Reception from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the Exhibit Floor. This networking event brings you together with manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and your peers to discuss business needs and opportunities in a casual atmosphere. This is a great opportunity to expand your universe of contacts and collect ideas to apply in your business. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, two drink tickets and a cash bar will be provided.
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open with Continental Breakfast
Be sure to join us as the Exhibit Hall opens for a complimentary continental breakfast!
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
New Memorialist/CM® Mixer
Are you new to the monument industry? Don’t miss out on this chance to meet and greet industry veterans and association officers so you can start hit the ground running in your new career.
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Installation and Recognition/Awards Dinner
The Installation and Recognition/Awards Dinner provides you with one last chance to finish building business relationships started on the show floor. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., the event features an hour-long happy hour followed by dinner and a talent show hosted by Paul DiMatteo, CM. Attendees representing all aspects of the memorialization industry attend this event, creating an excellent venue for discussing business opportunities and partnerships. This is your chance to meet with members of the industry you may have missed during show hours.
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
All are welcome to this non-denominational worship service.