NETWORKING & EXCURSIONS

No event gives you this much networking. From our happy hours and receptions to our optional add-on afternoon field trips, excursions and more!

Additional 2019 networking activities to be unveiled in February.

TUESDAY MAY 14

OPENING RECEPTION | 4:30-6:30pm
It’s the first night of the Summit—a time for mingling, networking and cocktails. The EMS Opening Reception is your chance to reconnect with colleagues and meet new industry peers. This is a “can’t miss” opportunity to trade business cards, meet with new product and services suppliers and just plain “hang out” with the industry’s latest and greatest. Come early and stay late. (Admission to reception included with EMS registration.)

EX AWARDS GALA AND AFTER PARTY | 7:00-11:00pm
What started as the Oscars of event marketing has turned into the industry’s Golden Globes–600 of the world’s best marketers get rowdy as they celebrate the best campaigns of the year. Cost: $375 includes dinner, awards program and after-party. Tables of 10 also available. Note that an Ex Award ticket is not included in any attendee/speaker registration and must be purchased separately.

WEDNESDAY MAY 15

OPTIONAL WAKE-UP 5K RUN | 6:30-7:15am
Join other EMS runners for three (or if you want, six) miles of networking. Each morning we will take a jog amid some of Las Vegas’ best run routes. Group stretch in the Caesars Palace lobby at 6:20 a.m.; group leaves at 6:30 a.m. *BONUS! Runners will receive an exclusive EMS Running Club t-shirt with their registration materials. Cost: $10. (Pre-registration required. No walk-ups will be accepted.)

BREAKFAST | 8:15-9:00am
Get up and come on down for a cup of coffee, some morning fuel and many conversations with fellow attendees.

REFRESHMENT BREAK | 11:30-12:15pm
Grab a refreshment, chat up fellow attendees and meet with the industry’s best experiential partners in the Solutions Center.

NETWORKING LUNCH | 12:15-1:15pm
Come grab a bite and meet the industry’s greatest and talk about the industry’s latest. Chat up the day’s sessions, meet new colleagues or reconnect with old friends.

REFRESHMENT BREAK | 3:15-4:00pm
Grab a refreshment, chat up fellow attendees and meet with the industry’s best experiential partners in the Solutions Center.

HAPPY HOUR | 5:00-6:30pm
The EMS reception is always a who’s-who of event marketing. Reconnect with old colleagues and meet new peeps—grab a cocktail and enjoy great conversations with your industry peers. Only EMS brings together more than 1,000 elite event marketers at our networking events. This is a “can’t miss” opportunity to trade business cards, meet with new product and services suppliers and just plain “hang out” with the industry’s latest and greatest. This is the last major networking reception of the Summit so don’t miss it. (Admission to reception included with EMS registration.)

THURSDAY MAY 16

OPTIONAL WAKE-UP 5k RUN | 6:30-7:15am
Join other EMS runners for three (or if you want, six) miles of networking. Each morning we will take a jog amid some of Las Vegas’ best run routes. Group stretch in the Caesars Palace lobby at 6:20 a.m.; group leaves at 6:30 a.m. *BONUS! Runners will receive an exclusive EMS Running Club t-shirt with their registration materials. Cost: $10 (Pre-registration required. No walk-ups will be accepted.)

BREAKFAST | 8:00-9:00am
Get up and come on down for a cup of coffee, some fruit, and many conversations with fellow attendees.

REFRESHMENT BREAK | 10:45-11:30am
Grab a refreshment, chat up fellow attendees and meet with the industry’s best experiential partners in the Solutions Center.

NETWORKING LUNCH | 12:15-1:15pm
Come grab a bite and meet the industry’s greatest and talk about the industry’s latest. Chat up the day’s sessions, meet new colleagues or reconnect with old friends.

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