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NACPO 2021 Conference 

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


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: admin@nacpo.org

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2021 Conference Agenda Draft 5/5/21

Sunday, 7/11 Room Name

4:00PM - 5:30PM St Andrews Room

NACPO Board Meeting

6:00PM - 9:00PM

NACPO 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:

  1. Name, Who if anyone is with them from the same company, Company, City/Region of Operation

  2. 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

Dealer staff

  • Checking in to see how they are, and what their status is

  • Reviewing payscales - (GUESTS SUBMIT WHAT AND HOW THEY PAY)

  • Recruiting

  • Training

  • Onboarding


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

    • General Liability

    • Workers Comp

    • HR Insurance - coverage for an HR violation

    • Internet security

    • Business interruption??

    • Commercial equipment stored residentially


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: ??


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.

Tuesday, 7/13

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.


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

  • Reception Games

Presented by

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


Wednesday, 7/25

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.

Fundraising booklets

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



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.

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