2012 Agenda

Reception Agenda

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Governor’s Conference Reception – Six Flags New England

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Reception hosted by Six Flags
Six Flags New England invites you to kick off the annual Governors Conference with a thrill-filled evening at the park. Be among the first to brave Goliath, the largest inverted boomerang in the world. Take a ride on the giant coaster going 65mph or quietly enjoy a stroll throughout the park and test your expertise at Six Flags games of skills. There’s also food! Six Flags serves up The best Barbeque in New England at the all-new JB’s Smokehouse Barbeque, and there will be plenty of refreshments to quench your thirst after an evening of fun and adventure.

Go Governor’s Conference-Go Six Flags New England!

(Transportation will be provided from the Marriott and Sheraton, Springfield)

Conference Agenda

Thursday, September 20, 2012
25th Annual Governor’s Conference – Massachusetts Day at the BIG E, Eastern States Exposition

*(All events will take place in the Visitor Center adjacent to the Massachusetts Building except for the VIP Breakfast which will take place in the Massachusetts Building. See map on the directions tab of the conference website)

7:00 am Attendee Registration opens & Exhibitor Set up

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Massachusetts Marketplace (open all day)

8:30 am – 9:15 am Massachusetts Day Breakfast Reception – Massachusetts Building

9:30 am – 9:40 am Opening & Welcome: Betsy Wall, Executive Director, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism.

9:40 am – 9:50 am Greg Chiecko, Director of Sales, Eastern States Exposition/The BIG E

9:50 am – 10:00 am Mary Kay Wydra, President, Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau welcome to region

10:00 am – 11:00 am Special Keynote Presentation by Disney Institute: Jeff Noel, Disney Institute Facilitator

11:00 am – 11:15 am Mid-morning Coffee Break

11:15 am – 12:00 pm Special Presentation by Anthony Everett, Anchor, Chronicle, WCVB-TV, Ch. 5

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch and lively entertainment sponsored by Boston by Segway

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Keynote: Governor Deval L. Patrick, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Connelly Partners FY13 Advertising Campaign Presentation

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Mid-day Snack & Beverage Break

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Massachusetts Legends in Tourism Awards Ceremony

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Marketplace Networking

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Massachusetts Fairgrounds Exploration, prize drawing & free time on the Fairgrounds of THE BIG E

5:00 pm The BIG E MASSACHUSETTS DAY PARADE