RIPA 78th Annual Conference
Naples Grand Beach Resort
October 2 – 4, 2019
Join friends and colleagues for RIPA’s 78th Annual Conference at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. The meeting is co-located with the IPANA Annual Conference, so the entire industry will be on hand. There will be plenty of time to catch up on the latest industry news and events, and as always we have created a great program filled with top quality presentations and social events. Nowhere else will you find this collection of experts and leaders from all parts of the business.
The keynote speaker will be Mr. John McConnell, a speechwriter for former President George W. Bush. Also featured will be Mr. Ernie Davis, ExxonMobil, who will talk about future energy prospects through 2040. And an expert on the “circular economy” is also being added to the roster. The Suppliers Exposition is promising to be a grand event in itself. A record number of informative displays are expected in Naples.
But that’s only part of the story.
Naples is a great spot to meet and vacation. And of course, you can’t overlook the beautiful environs and the copious amenities at the Naples Grande. The resort is a short walk down a nature trail to the crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. And the hotel features virtually everything you could want in either a working environment or time for leisure and recreation. The Naples Grande Concierge can help arrange a number of activities: Sea Plane, Everglades Tour, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Trolley Tours, Catamaran or Jet Skies. Enjoy!
As usual, there will be a golf outing on Wednesday, and a First Annual RIPA-IPANA Deep-Sea Fishing Outing, followed by our Suppliers Reception that evening. The business program will be held on Thursday morning and we have the beautiful Naples Grande Spa for the Accompanying Persons to enjoy, especially with a voucher towards your spa treatment. You won’t want to miss the Chair’s Dinner on Thursday evening. We have something special in mind for this casual party, complete with entertainment. Join us and thank out-going Chair, Brian Evoy, for a job well done! On Friday, the RIPA meetings will continue ending with the RIPA BOD Meeting on Friday afternoon.
See you in Naples!
Brian Evoy, Chairman
Tuesday, October 1
5:30pm - 6:30pm
IPANA Reception (RIPA invited.)
Wednesday, October 2
8:00am – 12:00pm
11:30am – 4:30pm
Deep Sea Fishing Outing
12:00pm – 4:30pm
Golf Outing @ Naples Grande Golf Course
1:00pm – 5:00pm
RIPA Supplier Exhibitor Setup
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Welcome Reception & Suppliers Exposition
Thursday, October 3
7:30am - 1:00pm
Suppliers Exposition & Breakfast
9:00am – 12:00pm
Joint RIPA & IPANA Main Program
1:00pm – 4:00pm
RIPA Product Groups
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Chairman’s “Wig-Out” Dinner on the beach
Friday, October 4
7:30am – 9:00am
9:00am – 12:00pm
RIPA Business Meeting and Plenary
12:00pm - 4:00pm
RIPA Board Meeting (w/ Lunch Buffet)
Naples Grande Beach Resort
475 Seagate Drive
Naples Florida 34103
How do I reserve a hotel room at the Naples Grande Beach Resort?
Can I upgrade my room reservation?
What are the Conference fees for full registrants and accompanying persons?
Can I purchase individual tickets to specific events or tours?
What is the weather like in Naples FL. in early October?
What is the dress code for the business sessions? For the social events?
A. The attire for the annual meeting is business casual. For example, a man may wear slacks and a golf shirt and a sport coat (should he prefer). A woman may wear slacks, skirt, or dress.
B. The social events are varied, so suggested attire is shown below by event:
(i) Welcome Reception (Wednesday night): The Welcoming reception will be held indoors, so, dress is business or resort casual and you should bring a sweater or light jacket.
(ii) The Chairman’s “Wig-Out” Dinner on the beach(Thursday night): The dinner takes place on the beach(Weather permitting). Resort casual attire (flipflops are fine) and you should wear your favorite Wig or “head attire”! There are no rules!
Should I rent a car? How much is parking at the hotel?
Should I take a cab from the airport to the hotel?
What is the typical tipping policy at restaurants in Naples?
Are touring options available if I decide to stay in Naples for vacation?
Yes, there are a wide range of wonderful options available to individuals and families that want to see Naples. The concierge desk at the Naples Grande Beach Resort can assist you or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.