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8th World Congress Program

CATCH THE SPIRIT...TAP THE MARKET!

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM – SATH 8TH WORLD CONGRESS (January 9, 2004 – Subject to change)


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2004

9:00AM – 5:00PM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
9:30AM – 12:30PM CLIA/THE TRAVEL INSTITUTE/ARC EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS:
CLIA: Selling to Special Markets, Niche Markets
The Travel Institute: Selling to Travelers with Disabilities
ARC: ARC Update
Attendees receive credit towards CLIA’s MCC or ACC; THE TRAVEL INSTITUTE CEUs
2:00PM – 3:00PM ORIENTATION FOR FIRST TIME ATTENDEES
3:30PM – 5:30PM INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING TEA
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet & chat with your fellow delegates!
7:00PM – 8:00PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION, Hosted by Greater Miami CVB and Hilton Miami Airport
8:00PM – 10:00PM DINNER & AWARDS, Hosted by World's Leading Cruise Lines

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2004

7:30AM – 8:30AM BREAKFAST & PRESENTATION, Greater Ft. Lauderdale CVB
8:45AM – 9:25AM WECOME & INTRODUCTIONS: Stuart Vidockler, Chairman, SATH
Keynote Speaker: Bob Sharak, Executive Director, CLIA
9:30AM – 10:30AM MAKING $$ PANEL
10:30AM –10:50AM BREAK
10:50AM – 12:00PM CRUISE PANEL
12:15PM – 2:00PM LUNCHEON – SPONSORED BY AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Suzanne D. Cook, PhD. VP, TIA
2:15PM – 3:30PM AIRLINE PANEL
3:30PM – 3:50PM BREAK
3:50PM – 4:40PM DESTINATION PANEL
4:45PM – 5:35PM ATTRACTIONS PANEL
5:35PM – 6:00PM NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
7:00PM - 9:00PM "TANZANIA Reception - AUTHENTIC AFRICA"

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2004

8:00AM – 9:15AM BREAKFAST & PRESENTATION, Avis Rent A Car
9:30AM – 12:30PM TRADE SHOW
12:45PM – 2:00PM LUNCH/SPEAKER: Williams Sound Corp. Access Tourisme Service
2:15PM – 4:00PM TRADE SHOW
2:15PM – 3:30PM CONCURRENT SESSIONS A
1A: 10 Commandments of Disability Etiquette
2A: Planning to Tap the Market
3A: Hotel Panel
3:30PM – 4:00PM ICE CREAM BREAK
4:00PM – 5:15PM CONCURRENT SESSIONS B (“A” Sessions repeated)
1B: 10 Commandments of Disability Etiquette
2B: Planning to Tap the Market
5:15PM – 6:00PM NETWORKING SESSIONS
Evening Option to Bayside Dine Around $10.00

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2004

7:30AM – 8:30AM BREAKFAST
8:45AM - 9:45AM Inspecting Cruise Ships. David Van Buskirk, MCC. SE Unlimited Travel Consulting Services
10:15AM – 11:00AM TRANSFER TO PORT
11:00AM – 2:45PM SHIP INSPECTION & LUNCH: Carnival Triumph
3:00PM – 3:45PM RETURN TO HOTEL
4:00PM – 5:00PM Cruise Ship Debriefing
5:15PM – 6:15PM HOTEL INSPECTION, Hilton Miami Airport

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2004

8:30AM - 10:30AM BREAKFAST & OPEN FORUM
2:00PM Post Conference Activity (optional): Shake-A-Leg