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2017 Spring Meeting

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Hotel Reservations

Named one of the "World's Best Resorts" by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Turnberry Isle Miami is a South Florida treasure. Timeless architecture encircles a 100-year-old Banyan tree, which sits at the center of this 300-acre tropical oasis. Calming Koi Ponds are a part of the arrival experience, while sounds of tranquil waterfalls and fountains follow your every movement. Click the button below to make your hotel reservations.

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2017 Spring Meeting Brochure and Registration Form

Registration is now open for the EMA 2017 Spring Meeting, April 26 – 29, 2017 at the Turnberry Miami in Aventura, Florida. Download the Brochure and Registration form for more information.

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Attendee List

See who's coming to the EMA 2017 Spring Meeting/GEA Global Conference.

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Opening Keynote Speaker

Scott Friedman, CSP and former President of the National Speakers Association (NSA), is an internationally sought after speaker and author. As a motivational humorist, Scott inspires and entertains with fun-filled, interactive and content-rich programs. He speaks on a variety of topics over 80 times a year. Scott's main area of expertise is as an employee engagement speaker and innovation, celebration, and customer experience expert. Scott's presentation will help you establish a deeper connection with your employees and customers, leading to better team performance, higher productivity, and more loyal customers. You will find that connected employees create connected customers.

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Closing Keynote Speaker

Why Envelopes Matter in a Digital World
James Andersen, CEO of IWCO Direct since 1999, built a team that transformed three separate companies - a struggling envelope manufacturer, printer, and lettershop - into the largest producer of direct mail in North America. Jim will share the lessons his team learned in building customer partnerships to focus on value instead of the lowest price, the process of expanding IWCO Direct's services to gain a seat at the strategy table with leading CMO's, and three things you can do differently in 2017.

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Restaurant List

Explore the flavors of Miami through its diverse neighborhoods. With a rise in locally-owned restaurants and homegrown chefs, the flavors of Miami are being showcased in a modern and inviting way. Of course, never one to shy away from glamour, Miami is a mecca for splashy celebrity chefs, especially in South Beach’s lavish hotels. Then there’s Miami’s diverse ethnic heritage, ranging from Cuban food to the Caribbean and beyond. Each neighborhood has its own personality, from the type of food to the vibe in the dining room and the surrounding area. Check out the list to get a taste for what each Miami neighborhood brings to the table.

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Men's/Women's Scramble Golf Tournament

Thursday, April 27, 2017
1:00 pm shotgun start
$240 per person

Arrive at the course at least 30 minutes prior to shotgun start. Price includes green fees, cart, box lunch and beverage.
Originally crafted and designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Turnberry Isle Miami's two 18-hole championship courses - Soffer and Miller - have been re-imagined by famous golf icon Raymond Floyd, and have played host to numerous PGA and LPGA championships. Striking contoured fairways, doglegs, curved bunkers and challenging elevation changes test golfers of all skill levels. Every blade of grass is impeccably maintained and cared for, and the courses are surrounded by beautiful large ponds with ducks, swans and pink flamingos gathering along the water's edge.

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Welcome to the 80's - Miami Vice Style

Friday, April 28, 2017
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Big suits, no socks, and neon lights, Miami Vice is back with a modern twist. Join us for a jam packed evening of retro-fun, with headlining DJ in a one-of-a-kind massive video mapped DJ booth. Test your wine knowledge at our high steaks Wine Casino and find out who’s a real wine expert. If wine’s not your thing, our gaming area will have neon air hockey and glow foosball. Time to pull out your 80’s gear for a memorable Miami night!