2021 Convention Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Sunday, August 1st

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Franchisee and Vendor Registration
Location: Sun Ballroom Lobby

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Opening Cocktail Reception – Food, Live Music and activities for the Family
Location: Mangrove Lawn

 

Monday, August 2nd

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Franchisee and Vendor Registration
Location: Sun Ballroom Lobby

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Trade Show Vendor Setup
Location: Level 1 – Convention Center Hall A/B

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Location: Sun Ballroom

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
General Session – Jay Singh, Chairman, NCASEF and Executive Officers (Franchisees Only)
Location: Sun Ballroom

1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Kennedy Space Center Excursion
Enjoy an exciting Day at Kennedy Space Center with the whole family with lots of attractions, shopping, dining USA NASA Astronaut guest speaker!  Transportation will be provided.

1:30 p.m. – Buses begin departing for Kennedy Space Center
8:00 p.m. – Buses begin returning to Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
9:00 p.m.
– Last bus leaves Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, returning to Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

 

Tuesday, August 3rd

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Location: Sun Ballroom

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Trade Show Vendor Setup
Location: Level 1 – Convention Center Hall A/B

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Franchisee and Vendor Registration
Location: Sun Ballroom Lobby

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Tobacco Legislation Update with Thomas Bunting, Reynolds Marketing Services
Attracting and Retaining Quality Employees, Financial Services, Alley Capatosto
Capital Lobbying Updates with Advocacy Consultant Keith Miller (Franchisees Only)
Location: Sun Ballroom

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“Franchisees ARE the Brand” Trade Show
Participate to receive entries to the multi-prize raffle, including the Grand Prize giveaway!
Location: Level 1 – Convention Center Hall A/B

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Charity Night Gala Cocktail Reception, Silent and Live Auctions, Dinner and Entertainment
Location: Sun Ballroom
   (Franchisees, Sponsors and Registered Exhibitors with Full Access Badges Only)

 

Wednesday, August 4th

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Location: Sun Ballroom

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Franchisee and Vendor Registration
Location: Sun Ballroom Lobby

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Legal Forum with NCASEF General Counsel Eric Karp
Location: Sun Ballroom

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“Franchisees ARE the Brand” Trade Show
Participate to receive entries to the multi-prize raffle, including the Grand Prize giveaway!
Location: Level 1 – Convention Center Hall A/B

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception
Location: Sun Ballroom

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Grand Banquet with Keynote Speaker
Franchisee Recognition Awards
Vendor Recognition Awards
Charitable Donation to Swim Across America
Raffle Grand Prize Drawing Winner Announced! 
Location: Sun Ballroom
  (Franchisees, Sponsors and Registered Exhibitors with Full Access Badges Only)

10:00 pm – Midnight
Music and Dancing