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!

TUESDAY MAY 14

OPTIONAL MORNING TOUR OF THE ZAPPOS HQ EXPERIENCE | 8:30-10:30am
Come get a taste of the Zappos brand experience at the company’s corporate campus! Join a guided tour with fellow EMS attendees that brings to life the story of the Zappos brand, culture and campus. Additional $75 fee includes transportation to/from Caesars. Pre-registration required. No walk-ups will be accepted.

OPTIONAL MORNING AXE THROWING EXCURSION | 9:30-11:00am
Axe throwing isn’t just for lumberjacks. Come network with your peers as you learn to throw axes—yes, we said axes. You’ll have a great time competing against other EMS attendees–both men and women–at Las Vegas’ premier indoor axe throwing venue, Axe Monkeys. Additional $75 fee includes transportation to/from Caesars. Pre-registration required. No walk-ups will be accepted.

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.)

FIRST TIMER ORIENTATION | 7:30-7:45am
Join other EMS first-timers for a quick 15-minute overview focused on the agenda, choosing the right sessions and how to successfully navigate, network and get the most out of EMS.

BREAKFAST | 7:30-8:15am
Get up and come on down for a cup of coffee, some morning fuel and many conversations with fellow attendees.

COFFEE BREAK | 9:00-10:30am
Grab some java, chat up fellow attendees and meet with the industry’s best experiential partners in the Solutions Center.

LUNCH | 12:45-2:00pm
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 | 3:00-3:45pm
Grab a refreshment, chat up fellow attendees and meet with the industry’s best experiential partners in the Solutions Center.

HAPPY HOUR | 5:30-6:45pm
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.)

FIRST TIMER MIXER | 5:30-6:30pm
Come get your hang on with fellow “firsties”. Grab a drink and talk up the day, exchange cards. Stroll the Solutions Center. Or just hang.

WOMEN IN EVENTS SUPPER CLUB | 7:30-9:30pm
Our popular national peer-to-peer dinner series for industry ladies comes to EMS! Join us for a “ladies’ night” full of fun conversations, industry networking and a delicious dinner. Cost: $125 includes dinner and 2 drinks. Restaurant announced in February. Seating is limited. (Open to women only. Pre-registration is required, no walk-ups will be accepted).

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.

COFFEE BREAK | 11:00-11:45am
Grab some java, chat up fellow attendees and meet with the industry’s best experiential partners in the Solutions Center.

NETWORKING LUNCH | 12:30-1:45pm
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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