NETWORKING & EXCURSIONS

No event gives you this much networking. From happy hours and receptions to our optional add-on field trips, dinners—Donny and Marie???—and more!

TUESDAY MAY 14

ADD-ON EXPERIENCE: 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.

ADD-ON EXPERIENCE: 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.

ADD-ON EXPERIENCE: TOPGOLF | 9:30-12:15pm
It’s been called ‘the breath of fresh air’ the game of golf has needed… and we’re taking over six bays at this high-tech driving range experience. Come join fellow EMS attendees for some swings, and most importantly, to just have fun. Includes transportation to and from Topgolf from Caesars. Cost: $100. Limited space is available. Pre-registration required. No walk-ups will be accepted. Shuttles will depart Caesars at 9:30am from the entrance by the Colosseum (near the Planet Hollywood Restaurant, located between the Colosseum and the Forum Shops.)

FIRST TIMER ORIENTATION & MIXER | 4:30-5:15pm
Join other EMS first-timers for a cocktail and an overview focused on the agenda, choosing the right sessions and how to successfully navigate, network and get the most out of EMS

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. Now hosted by EM’s own Jessica Heasley and Jeff Fortmann!

ADD-ON EXPERIENCE: SOULCYCLE GROUP CLASS | 7:00-8:00pm
Get your sweat on while you get to know your fellow EMS attendees at our group SoulCycle class. Additional $55 fee includes one-hour class, Fiji water and shoe rental. Studio is located at Wynn Plaza: 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Suite 207. Attendees provide their own transportation. (Spaces are limited. Pre-registration required.)

ADD-ON EXPERIENCE: RETRO VEGAS NIGHT WITH DONNY & MARIE | 7:30-9:30pm
Grab the sparkliest outfit in the Caesars gift shop and join your fellow EMS attendees on a retro date at one of Las Vegas’ most iconic hotels and Sin City’s most popular shows: Donny & Marie. Tickets: $121. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Flamingo. (Spaces are limited. Pre-registration required.)

WEDNESDAY MAY 15

ADD-ON EXPERIENCE: 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.)

WOMEN IN EVENTS WAKE-UP BOOT CAMP | 6:30-7:30am
Get your heartrate pumping as start the day off in our first-ever EMS Boot Camp Workout—this high-intensity workout will start with a stretch and then build into a calorie-crushing workout you (and the rest of the EMS ladies) will talk about all day. Cost: $20. (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 | 9:00-9:45am
Grab some java, chat up fellow attendees and meet with the industry’s best experiential partners in the Solutions Center.

BRAND X LUNCHEON | 12:45-2:00pm
Be a part of one of the event industry’s greatest community development programs, the Brand X Challenge coproduced with MAS Event + Design. The national student design competition is produced every four years to raise awareness for the experiential sector among college students. This year more than 250 teams from 100+ colleges and universities signed up to design a mock experiential campaign for Uber. And more than 25 brand-side judges came together to help cultivate the next generation of our industry’s workforce. Come see some of the action from Brand X, get a taste of the submissions and then watch as we present the winning campaign and crown the actual team live on stage. An industry moment that only happens every four years.

COFFEE BREAK | 3:00-3:45pm
Grab a refreshment, some coffee, 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 HAPPY HOUR | 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.

ADD-ON EXPERIENCE: SOULCYCLE GROUP CLASS | 7:00-8:00pm
Get your sweat on while you get to know your fellow EMS attendees at our group Soul Cycle class. Additional $55 fee includes one-hour class, Fiji water and shoe rental. Studio is located at Wynn Plaza: 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Suite 207. Attendees provide their own transportation. (Spaces are limited. Pre-registration required.)

ADD-ON EXPERIENCE: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL THE BEATLES LOVE | 7:00-9:00pm
Cap off a day of learning at EMS with a night of networking and inspiration with the one and only Cirque du Soleil. Set against a soundtrack by The Beatles, LOVE is one of the most highly-rated shows on the strip. Tickets: $121. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Mirage. (Spaces are limited. Pre-registration required.)

ADD-ON EXPERIENCE: WOMEN IN EVENTS SUPPER CLUB | 7:30-10:00pm
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. Dinner will be held at the Wheel House at the Linq: 3535 Las Vegas Blvd S. Seating is limited. (Open to women only. Pre-registration is required, no walk-ups will be accepted).

THURSDAY MAY 16

ADD-ON EXPERIENCE: 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.)

WOMEN IN EVENTS WAKE-UP BOOT CAMP | 6:30-7:30am
Get your heartrate pumping as start the day off in our first-ever EMS Boot Camp Workout—this high-intensity workout will start with a stretch and then build into a calorie-crushing workout you (and the rest of the EMS ladies) will talk about all day. Cost: $20. (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.

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