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CONTACT ’18 Preview: Charleston Tuesday, April 17 Shuttle Service from the Airport to Embassy Suites Wednesday, April 18 Shuttle Service from the Airport to Embassy Suites Exhibitor Move-in Registration & NTA Information Desk Open All-member Mixer Sponsored by Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Icebreaker at the Legare Waring House Sponsored by Explore Charleston Thursday, April 19 Registration & NTA Information Desk Open Breakfast Sponsored by Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority and Maverick Helicopters Opening Session: The Three Cs of Networking Get to know your host city On Friday morning, you’ll be able to join one of five sightseeing tours to local attractions. If these gardens could talk ... On this tour, you’ll see some of Charleston’s top outdoor attractions. The first stop is Middleton Place, a National Magnolia Plantation Historic Landmark and the and Gardens home of America’s oldest landscaped gardens. The house on the property was built in 1775, and it is now a museum filled with the Middleton family’s furniture, possessions and artwork. You’ll have a picnic and stroll through the gardens before heading to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for your second stop. This plantation was founded in 1676, and on a tour of the estate, you’ll see the home, wetlands, lakes, forests and marshes. Luncheon Sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Line Time to hit the fairways General Session: Finding the Funny in Change Patriots Point Links is a favorite place for golfers—from Charleston locals to guests of the area’s resorts. Patriots Point is located in nearby Mount Pleasant, five minutes from downtown Charleston, and the course offers spectacular views of Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter and the city. Breakout Educational Sessions Networking Reception Sponsored by Best Western Hotels & Resorts Chinese Inbound Operator Dinner (by invitation only) Sponsored by Delta Air Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line and Tanger Outlets Dine-around Friday, April 20 Grab & Go Breakfast Breakout Educational Sessions Sightseeing Tours Dine-arou nd Saturday, April 21 Breakfast Sponsored by Visit Tucson Tour Operator Power Hour, Tour Supplier & DMO Power Hour, All-member Power Hour Luncheon Educational Sightseeing Outings - Choose one market: Agritourism, Historic/ Heritage or Faith Closing Event aboard the USS Yorktown Sponsored by Explore Charleston Sunday, April 22 Shuttle Service from Embassy Suites to the Airport Post-event Fam Tour Departures 22 January 2018 Some would say Charleston tastes as good as it looks This culinary trek through Charleston starts at Fatty’s Beer Works, one of the city’s new breweries. You’ll learn about the history of brewing from a time-traveling brewmaster and enjoy a boxed lunch before heading out for a culinary walking tour with Savor the Flavors of Charleston. Your walk will introduce the history and flavors of the city’s Lowcountry cuisine, with samples from local markets, restaurants and bakeries. Cue the dolphins On a kayak tour of Shem Creek with Coastal Expeditions, you’ll paddle past shrimp boats on Charleston Harbor, get unmatched views of the city, see a bird rookery and, yes, potentially spot dolphins. Visiting the cultural heart of Charleston This tour will provide a detailed look at the cultural history of Charleston. You’ll take a carriage ride to the Nathaniel Russell House and the Heyward Washington House for tours of both, Nathaniel Russell then you’ll walk to the Old Exchange House & Provost Dungeon, which served significant roles from the American Revolution forward. Your tour will wrap up with some free time to shop at City Market. Schedule at a Glance