Dinner at 6:30 PM - Mayflower Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel
Meet & Greet:
You ever hear the joke about the ABCN Member who walked into a bar? Yeah, we haven't either.
But after tonight's festive and fun-filled gathering, we're sure that there will be stories... and jokes.
Meet us down at the hotel bar for a drink and then join us as we make our way to the Metro Offices' Center rooftop.
There will be drinks! There will be a buffet! These are the nights that keep us coming back for more.
Did we mention that there will be a buffet? We can't wait to see everyone. Cheers!
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM - John Milhado
Hello ABCN Members and hello Washigton! John Milhado is proud to extend a warm welcome to all of our meeting attendees as
we begin what is sure to be an unforgettable couple of days together. Ready to see how high we can climb? Welcome to the Summit.
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM - Frank Cottle - Chairman, ABCN
Our DNA is changing rapidly...or is it?
Think dinosaurs are extinct? Don't be so sure. Let's get down to the nitty gritty, shall we? We're talking industry DNA here,
and Cottle will be breaking it down and revving us all up as he kicks off this meeting with a big bang. The evolution of
our market is the name of the game here guys, and this is one hot ticket.
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM - Norman Roth - Keynote
Selling to multiple generation buyers
Sure, discipline drives service, revenue and success; we all know that. But what about different generations of buyers?
Can a single Center consistently sell to the ENTIRE generational marketplace? We think so and so does Norman Roth, today's keynote speaker.
He'll show us how we can cross boundaries, smash stereotypes, and bridge generational gaps - all in the name of boosting
revenue and value for our Centers. Sounds like a win-win to us. Roth for president! This is going to be good.
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM - Coffee Break
Keep It Simple, And Chat With Your Friends
Did you really think we would keep you away from the coffee pot much longer? Of course not! Take some time to re-up your cup, mix and mingle and we'll see you back in a few.
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM - The Ultimate Tag Team of Dale Hersh and Karen Condi
A little digital drama to electrify your morning: WUN and KC
Time is money - we all know this. So let's tune in to Dale and Karen as they drop some serious knowledge about how to stop wasting it!
What really works? What new areas are worth your time? Where can we find new revenue sources? Ask and they shall asnwer.
You don't want to miss a minute of this.
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM - Lunch
Lunch is served!
Is that your stomach growling, too? We're hungry. You're hungry. Let's break for lunch and reconvene when we're no longer embarassing ourselves. Bon apetit!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Tony Freeth
Discovering the newest IT revenue resources
If it seems like we're a bit technology-obsessed this year ... then good! We are, and we've got it baaaaad.
Most of our next generation clients, competitors and Center designs will all revolve around the benefits that technology provides.
So stay ahead of the pack, put on your best geek glasses and soak up the wisdom of one of our industry's venerable gurus.
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM - Coffee Break
Oh look! It's coffee o' clock. We'll see you back after you top off your cups. Ready... break!
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM - Sherif Kamel
Extending Your reputation and brand
And now, a Branded Center success story: Once upon a time, in a place we like to call "Dubai"...
Actually on second thought, we'll leave the storytelling to Sherif Kamel. We'll be all ears as he tells a tale of how ABCN's
"Branded" Centers are leading the way to higher profits and better services. This one will have you on the edge of your seat - trust us.
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM - Frank Cottle - Chairman, ABCN
Adding to the competition
First it was services. Next came IT and now meeting rooms. So who or what is the next big industry competitor?
In order to win the game, you have to understand your competition. Thankfully, Frank Cottle is here to settle the score and maybe even surprise you with this industry insight.
So pull up a front row seat, guys. This is not to be missed!
7:00 PM - Network Event & Dinner
Event & Dinner:
What do you get when you put a professional mixologist, a magician, and a caricature artist together at one party?
The BEST. NIGHT. EVER. That's what! In true ABCN fashion, we're doing it up big and pulling out all the stops at
our Thursday night event, and we're already counting down the days. Join us at we convene at AdvantEdge
Business Centers for a fantastic finger-licking BBQ buffet and an evening of pure enjoyment.
Great company, great cocktails, and a little magic. Now that's what we call a good time.
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM - John Milhado
Welcome back, a quick summary, and a bit of housekeeping
Welcome to Day 2! John takes the stage again to set another day of invaluable insight and information in motion. We're glad you're here. Now let's do this!
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM - John Williams - Keynote
Do you want 'Instant Success'?
Instant Offices, our industry's largest broker, will share some new data and trending information that will give you an Instant edge over the competition.
An edge over the competition? What's not to love about that? Nothing. That's what.
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM - Karen Condi and friends
Panel: 'Community isn't limited to coworking'
There may be no better setting than Washington D.C. to highlight the power and promise of community. We're strongest when we work together,
and this polite and practical panel will demonstrate just that. A community truly is a powerful thing and we'll show you how to make it work in every type of Center.
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM - Coffee Break
Take a breather! -
In need of a little friendly caffeine fix? Don't worry - we got you. See you back in 30.
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Andrew Debenham and Patrick Bradd
We'd like you to meet "JEFF"
Part science fiction, part revenue reality. 'JEFF' is here to revolutionize your Center's services and technology. Intrigued?
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch
Let's Eat Lunch!
Truth: our brains work better when our stomachs are full. So, without further ado, let's do lunch!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Robert D. Fox, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP
Designs that work. Are Hybrids a compromise, or a solution?
Come one, come all as we get set to absorb the wisdom and experiential knowledge of one of today's leading workspace designers as he guides us
through all of the need-to-know info about hybrid workplaces and flexible office options. When it comes to forward thinking workspace design, we think Bob knows best.
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM - Coffee Break
A little mid-afternoon pick-me-up is never a bad thing. Enjoy a nice cuppa joe and meet us back in a few.
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM - Mike Sullivan
The new AVO and some new ABCN ways to make your website generate more revenue.
Alliance Virtual is new and improved and we want you to know all about it! Mike is here to give you the 411 on how to deal with Mobilgeddon, SEO,
all of our latest and greatest web insights, PLUS he's got the low-down on the new AVO. You might say that we're ready to TCB. LOL!
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM - Frank Cottle
ABCN's - Chairman's Message
A few words to sum up and a few action items to take home.
Everyone who has ever attended an Alliance Strategic Summit has gone home with increased industry understanding,
new friends and energy; and, a solid 'to-do' list! Our 34th Meeting isn't any different, and we know that our short
summing up will give you just what you came for… a fantastic ROI on your time, money and friendship.
Dinner & Entertainment at 7:00 PM - Mayflower Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel
We didn't reserve all of the fun in Washington for Thursday night only - tonight is going to be another
incredible event that will go down in ABCN history.
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM - Lobby of the Mayflower Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel
Lincoln. Jefferson. Washington.
The history packed into the monumental city of Washington D.C. is both inspiring and fascinating and
we've got the perfect group private mini-bus tour arranged to prove it.
A trip to Washington would not be complete without a trip around the National Mall, so come along as we
see the sites and soak up the best of what The District has to offer. We'll tour in style with a
licensed DC Tour Guide with over a decade of experience in directing tours - Svet Voloshin.
Svet has been in the Executive Office Space industry since 2009 and has done business with numerous
business centers as a co-founder/CEO of TouchdownSpace and Executive Space Solutions.
We couldn't ask for a better host as we make our way around this storied capital city.
From the ornate Smithsonian castle to the awe-inspiring World War II Memorial and much more,
we will explore D.C. in true ABCN style. All aboard!