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Information for Convention First-Timers

August 15, 2007

Information for Convention First-Timers
Aug. 15, 2007 – Will Kansas City be your first time attending the NTA Convention? If so, NTA wants to help you be prepared for the best business in the industry. NTA has expanded its outreach program for first-timers leading up to and at the event. The program has been upgraded in 2007 and a couple of the new components include:

  • A new publication, "The First-Timer’s Guide to the NTA Annual Convention," is available in PDF format. It includes details on what first-timers can expect at the various events, a section on business appointments, tips from experts and a "what to pack" list. This document is a good resource for anyone who wants to brush up on the Convention.


  • To help first-timers perfect their business appointment presentations, mock Tour & Travel Exchange appointments will take place between first-timers and veteran delegates at the Welcome & Information Center on the Convention Mall floor.

Other resources to help first-timers prior to Convention include the Buddy Program, which pairs a group of first-timers with a veteran who will call them before the event, and a first-timers Web seminar, which provides an overview of Convention and includes an extensive question and answer session. The Web seminars, presented by NTA Convention Chairman Bob Hofmann, will take place Monday, Aug. 27, at 1 p.m. ET and Friday, Aug. 31, at 1 p.m. ET. During the Convention, a series of Convention 101 seminars provide an A-Z orientation on the event and include a tour of the convention center.

If you didn’t identify yourself as a first-time delegate, or if you have attended Convention but think you can benefit from the program, contact NTA Manager of Member Relations Lori Rempe to sign up.

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