2021 is a wrap! Thank you all for attending and surviving!
Thank you for your interest in the 2021 NACPO Conference! This will be the 30th Annual Conference for our association and we are excited you will be a part of it.
The last 12+ months has been the most challenging of our careers - but we have SURVIVED! Now it is time to thrive. Our conference will be full of education and testimonial about how we made it through, but more importantly how we will rise to have an even better business moving forward.
Your conference committee is working to build out our schedule. The earlier you register, the better idea we have about how to build it.
The NACPO Board has cut registration prices in half for the 2021 Conference due to the hardship our industry has faced.
Conference Dates: July 11th to 14th, 2021
Early-Bird Registration (On or before May 15): $212.50 (from $425)
Regular Registration (After May 15): $225 ( from $450)
First-time Attendee Registration: $212.50 (from $350)
Monday Night Out for additional guest at TopGolf Las Vegas: $100
VENDOR SHOWCASE REGISTRATION
Wednesday July 14, 11AM - 3PM
Early-Bird Vendor Showcase Registration (On or before June 1): $250
Vendor Showcase Registration (After June 1): $300
Vendor Spotlight: 10 minute presentation during Tuesday, July 12th conference regular attendee session (only 5 spots available - first come, first serve): $100
If you have any questions please email: email@example.com
2021 Conference Agenda Draft 5/5/21
Sunday, 7/11 Room Name
4:00PM - 5:30PM St Andrews Room
NACPO Board Meeting
6:00PM - 9:00PMNACPO Sunday Opening Reception. Welcome to Survivor Island! Integral networking to kick off our conference, collect your welcome packet
Evening: On your own or join your friends out for some advanced networking
Monday July 12, 2021
8:30AM-9:15AM St Andrews Room
Collect welcome packet if you missed Reception
9:15AM - 10:30AM Conference Room A
NACPO Welcome and Opening of Conference - Survivor!
Self Introductions passing mic around room - Members are requested to share:
Name, Who if anyone is with them from the same company, Company, City/Region of Operation
An item you have brought that you have loved using for your business, OR an idea you have implemented that has either made or saved you money
Presented by Elaine Davidson, President (Elite Casino Events, Dallas)
10:30AM - 11:45AM Conference Room A
What can be learned from Covid to make us better prepared moving forward?
What changes do you keep?
Changes in terms to contracts/deposits/retainers to protect your business and your client relationship
Presented by ??
11:45AM - 12:00PM
12:00PM - 1:15PM Conference Room A
A checklist for reopening - it might not be as easy as you think
What are pitfalls that companies (like in TX and FL) have seen as they have begun to open?
Dealer list (PRO-TIP - it has been extremely hard to get a response from existing staff, and extremely hard to recruit new dealers.)
Cleaning protocols, masks, things to help those timid party planners and their guests
Cancelled events, deposits and reschedules
Presented by Panel: ??
1:15PM - 2:15PM St Andrews Room
2:15PM - 3:45PM Conference Room A
Checking in to see how they are, and what their status is
Reviewing payscales - (GUESTS SUBMIT WHAT AND HOW THEY PAY)
Presented by Panel: ?? SPEAKER?? INDUSTRY EXPERT ON HOSPITALITY STAFFING
3:45PM - 4:45PM Conference Room A
Insurance - The Ultimate Survivor Immunity Idol
What coverage do you need and don’t have
Vehicles driven by staff
Trucks/Trailers - contents
Warehouse - contents
HR Insurance - coverage for an HR violation
Commercial equipment stored residentially
Presented by: ?SPEAKER? INDUSTRY INSURANCE BROKER
4:45PM - 5:30PM Conference Room A
Diversifying your services. Can you be more than a casino party company without any more equipment
Learn some easy steps to be more of a one-stop-shop entertainment provider for your client
Live talent, add-on activities, and more
Be a resource for your client even if they are not doing casino
Presented by: ??
MONDAY NIGHT OUT NETWORKING EVENT 7:30PM TopGolf Las Vegas Strip
There is absolutely no need to have any golf skill or desire to be any good at golf. TopGolf is all about sharing time with each other while making your best attempt to hit some balls for some kind of insignificant score. TopGolf, a dinner limited menu and 2 drinks are included in your conference registration.
8:30AM-9:15AM St Andrews Room
9:15AM - 10:00AM Conference Room A
Day 2 Opening remarks / recap of Day 1
What would you like to talk about more of from yesterday
Awards preview categories
Presented by: Elaine Davidson, NACPO Board President
10:00AM - 11:30AM Conference Room A
Networking in 2021
How can you network with all of the new industry players? There has been a tremendous amount of turnover at venues, and related industry vendors that you use or rely on for referrals. What is the best way to network and market to these new people.
Presented by: SPEAKER INDUSTRY NETWORKING EXPERT
11:30AM - 11:45AM
11:45AM - 12:45PM Conference Room A
Money Making enhancements for your events - SESSION 1:
Video Slots - How to make them and how to sell them
Tablets for Tables
12:45PM - 1:30PM St Andrews Room
1:30PM - 2:45PM Conference Room A
$ - Pricing - $
Event Pricing! Do you have a “retail” rate that you use consistently throughout the year for all “normal” events? How do you adjust pricing for peak dates? How do you price for large events? How do you charge for travel? How do you deal with the urge to drop prices to get business out of desperation, or from pressure from “fly-by-night” competitors? COST PLUS MARGIN? FIXED FOR YEARS?, MARKET/COMPETITOR DRIVEN, WHAT I THINK I CAN GET. Gratuity options.
Presented by Panel: ??,??,??
2:45PM - 3:00PM
3:00 PM - 4:30PM Conference Room A
Virtual Event Options
Are you doing virtual events? You can - or you can sub them out and retain your client. How do you market virtual events to your clients? How do they work and how can you make money from them? Do you need to know how to do Hybrid events? Will hybrid events be a thing?
The Virtual Casino for Your Clients - Jeff Durocher (US Poker & Casino Parties) and Steve Phillips (Show Biz Productions) showcase their separate solutions to provide a casino party remotely.
Virtual Trivia and Bingo - Jessica Johnson (The Party Team)
4:30PM-5:30PM Conference Room A
NACPO meets NASDAQ - An introduction to stock market investment and portfolio growth
Presented by Girard Hendelman
5:30PM-6:00PM Conference Room A
NACPO Annual Awards Voting
7:30PM Golden Nugget Casino Floor
NACPO Annual Slot Tournament followed by NACPO Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament
8:30AM-9:15AM St Andrews Room
9:15AM-10:30AM Conference Room A
Fundraisers - how to make more $!$!$
What companies are doing to earn their clients more money at fundraisers. What is the best way for your fundraising clients to make the most money at a Casino Night
Having fun is great, but your fundraising clients will only continue the event if it makes them great money.
Presented by: ??
Presenting vendors preview to the membership what kind of products/services they will be showing off at the Pro-Show Tradeshow
Jack Cravy: Our new add-on to your website will allow a user to have an experience like Amazon on your existing site
CASINO PARTY PRO-SHOW TRADESHOW LITE
Check out the latest offerings from vendors that have had just a challenging year as we have
Conference Wrap Up - Elaine Davidson, President (Elite Casino Events)
3:00PM - 4:00PM
NACPO Board Meeting - Meeting - Any member may attend.