In two months, thousands of marketing and payments professionals will converge at the 2017 Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) Summit.
Source: Incentive Marketing Association Summit website
Here are four things to know heading into the 2017 IMA Summit:
1) Keynote Speakers:
The IMA recently finalized its keynote speakers for this year's summit, with the theme for one speech being "Disney's approach to quality service," according to the event website.
Joshua Lifrak, director of the mental skills program for the Chicago Cubs, will be the other keynote speaker.
Last year, Ron Baron of Baron Transformations and Melissa Van Dyke, president of Incentive Research Foundation, served as keynote speakers at the summit in Houston, Texas.
Check out these YouTube videos to watch Baron and Van Dyke's 2016 talks:
2) Collaborate & Listen:
Attendees looking to get acquainted with others at the summit can chat in the Networking Lounge.
The lounge will have multiple "pods" available for small sessions, according to the event website, and beverages will be served at various times throughout the summit.
3) Charitable Contribution:
For every summit, the IMA's Philanthropic Task Force selects a charitable organization to support.
This year, it's Giving Kids The World Village (GKTW), a nonprofit that helps make the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses come true.
Attendees can donate anything from cash to gift cards to benefit GKTW.
4) Silent Auction:
From gift cards to travel, there will be plenty of items to bid on during the Silent Auction at the summit.
Proceeds go to support IMA Education programs and its events and research projects, according to the event website.
For more information, visit the 2017 IMA Summit website.
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