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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

2019 European Conference

Start Date: 6/25/2019 1:00 PM CET
End Date: 6/27/2019 10:00 PM CET

Venue Name: Barco and Microsoft


Organization Name: ABPM

Email: info@abpm.com
Phone: (214) 389-0994

ABPM conferences are excellent professional development venues. And with so many ideas being shared, so much creativity being generated, and so many connections being made, attendees will inevitably leave energized and ready to implement new initiatives that will take their programs to the next level. Maximum attendance for this event is 75 people and last year's conference sold out so register early! Due to smaller conference capacity, registration is limited to two Supplier Members per company. Briefing professionals will take registration priority.
13:00 - 14:15     Conference Check-In - ParkHotel Kortrijk
14:25                 Board Bus to Barco
15:15 - 17:00     Keynote Tobias Degsell: From Ideas to Reality 
17:15 - 18:30     Meet the Suppliers (First 15 Supplier Member companies to register are assigned a space)
18:30 - 20:00     Belgian Style Welcome Reception - Sponsored by Barco

Wednesday, 26 June
8:00 Breakfast on Your Own (Included in Hotel stay)
9:00 Board bus to Barco 
9:30 Barco Experience Center Tour
11:00 Break
11:20 - 12:50  Breakout Sessions:
  • Best Practices in Briefing Operations
  • Advocacy Strategies: Engaging Your Key Stakeholders
  • From Projects to Experiments
13:00 Lunch
14:15 Board bus to travel to Brussels
16:45 Arrive in Brussels - Free night

For detailed session descriptions, click here to view and/or download agenda

Thursday, 27 June
8:00 Breakfast on Your Own (Included in Hotel stay)
8:30 Board Bus for Experiential Tour - Grand Place - Hosted by Hyperquake
12:00  Lunch at Microsoft
13:00 - 14:30  Breakout Sessions:
  • Microsoft Executive Briefing Program Overview
  • Discussion Leader Engagement
  • Let's Play: Build Traffic and Generate Brand Affinity with Gamification
14:30 Break
14:50 - 16:20  Breakout Sessions:
  • From Projects to Experiements
  • Facilitating Customer Briefings
  • Insights into Sales Engagement Strategy
18:00 - 22:00  Final Evening Dinner at the Comic Arts Museum - Sponsored by Downstream

Need more justification as you work to get approval to attend?
In addition to the conference brochure, show your management some quotes from attendees and ratings from the European Conference 2018 evaluations.

Conference Lodging (Make your reservations at both hotels! ABPM will provide transportation from Kortrijk to Brussels for you and your bags on 26 June)

For 25 June: Parkhotel - Kortrijk
The first evening of the conference we’ll stay at the ParkHotel located at Stationsplein 2, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium. Use this form to reserve a room at the 125 Euro per night ABPM Block rate at the ParkHotel. The 125 € per night ABPM room block rate is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is based on availability. The rate includes VAT, breakfast, and wireless internet.

For 26 & 27 June: Radisson Red - Brussels
For the second two evenings of the conference, we’ll stay at the Radisson Red Brussels located at Rue d’Idalie 35, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. Reserve a room at the 170 Euro per night ABPM Block rate at the Radisson Red for 26 & 27 June via this link.

Both ABPM room block rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are based on availability. The rates include VAT, breakfast, and wireless internet. Once all rooms at the conference rate are booked, regular rates will be charged. Book early!

Conference Fee: The price for European Conference registration is $1095 for members, $1345 for non-members (briefing professionals or employees of Supplier Member companies only - vendors must be recommended Supplier Members to attend ABPM events). Four Discount: Plan to register 4 or more attendees from one company? Email info@abpm.com to receive a 10% off discount code to use during the registration process. All prices are Early Bird prices. After 17 May, the member rate will increase to $1245 and the non-member rate will increase to $1495. During registration, you can pay with credit card (ABPM accepts Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Discover) or you can create an invoice to submit to your AP department.
New Membership/Registration Bundle Deal: Receive the first year of membership free with non-member rate conference registration! This offer is only available to those who have never been ABPM members.
Dress: All activities are business casual. Layering during conference sessions is recommended.
Payment & Cancellation Policy: To receive the Early Bird Rate, registration fee must be paid by Friday, May 17, 2019. Registration fees must be paid prior to Wednesday, June 13, 2019. You are registered at the time you receive a conference confirmation email from ABPM.  Due to commitments for catering and transportation, we regret that we are unable to issue refunds/credits or void outstanding invoices for cancellations received after Friday, May 24, 2019. However, substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellation and substitution notices must be received via email to info@abpm.com.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 6/19/2019 5:00 PM

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