Q: Why should I attend the Clinic?
Are you interested in growing your business? Are you interested in growing your profit? Are you interested in growing your market? Consider the Clinic as your “pre-season training camp” for the 2013 sales season. All of the educational and networking opportunities at the Clinic have been designed to help you get your business ready for this sales season and beyond.
Q: I’m not a member of NCTA – can I register for the Clinic?
The Clinic is open to ALL members of the Real Christmas Tree industry, including growers, wholesalers, retailers, Choose & Cut farms and suppliers. If you are interested in growing and improving your business and protecting the future of the Real Tree industry, then the Clinic is for you.
Q: What does my Clinic registration include?
Each Clinic registration is an all-inclusive package including:
Hotel accommodations for two nights at the beautiful Renaissance Arlington Capital View (you may add additional nights before/after the meeting at a reduced rate)
Welcome Reception on Friday night
Lunch and continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
Awards Reception on Saturday night
Access to the Networking Center, Learning Labs and Educational Workshops
Access to educational materials and virtual education (email, conference call, website) after the event
Q: Will there be time for networking?
We know that the some of the best education takes place in the hallways between sessions. Keeping this in mind, we have tried to design the Clinic schedule to maximize opportunities for face-to-face interactions with fellow attendees and leaders, from networking luncheons to informal evening receptions. The Networking Center will be open both days – stop by to grab breakfast with a colleague, chat with a supplier, catch a hands-on learning lab or share ideas with fellow attendees.
Q: How can I enter the National Tree or Wreath Contests?
Contest entrants must pre-qualify at the state/regional association level to enter the National Contests. Please contact your
for additional details.
Q: I’m a supplier to the industry – how can I get involved at the Clinic?
With a focus on networking and idea-sharing, the Clinic offers numerous opportunities for suppliers to build customer relationships, generate goodwill, show their support for the industry, and most importantly, increase sales.
Tired of being stuck in an exhibit booth in a cavernous convention center, while attendees are off in educational sessions or on tours? The Pre-Season Clinic is not your average trade show – this is a unique opportunity to connect with Christmas Tree professionals in a comfortable and intimate setting. As an Industry Partner, you’ll have the chance to engage with attendees throughout the Clinic, from meal-time conversations to showing off your products and services during exclusive time in the Networking Center.
Learn more about the opportunities available by downloading our
or contacting NCTA at 636/449-5070.
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