NIA’s Convention schedule is designed to offer a variety of evening events and entertainment, as well as open time to allow attendees the opportunity to schedule their own meetings.
Tuesday, March 14
Convention First-Timer and VIP Reception
If this is your first NIA Convention, be sure to RSVP to this invitation-only cocktail reception, where you will have the opportunity to network with NIA leadership and industry leaders, and also enjoy getting to know fellow members of NIA. An invitation is required to attend this event. To ensure you receive your invitation, be sure to check the "First Convention" box when you register.
Cocktail Reception - New and Open to all Attendees (5:00-6:30 p.m.)
Join us for cocktails and drinks at this casual reception open to all registered attendees and guests! Don't miss this extra networking opportunity!
Wednesday, March 15
Welcome and Appreciation Evening: Tropical Street Party
Welcome to paradise! With the Pacific Ocean as our backdrop, let’s reconnect at our own private Tropical Street Party! At this family-friendly evening at the Napili Garden and Lawn, you can enjoy your first night of Hawaiian hospitality a full meal and bar, fun yard games, and a giant ALOHA sign to take photo memories to last a lifetime. There is something for everyone at the first networking event of the week!
Resort wear is encouraged, such as khaki shorts for men and capris or sundresses for women.
Thursday, March 16
Open Night―Network on your own in beautiful Maui!
Friday, March 17
Farewell Reception & Dinner
Included with your registration (a value of $230–$260 for adults) is the award-winning, authentic luau and dinner on Ka’anapali Beach. Be greeted with a cocktail while settling into sounds of the conch, beating drums, and Hawaiian chants. Journey through the Polynesian islands with a traditional imu ceremony and exotic flavors of Hawaii, including an open bar. Do not miss this unforgettable Maui experience, especially the exhilarating fire-knife finale!
Hosted Dessert Hospitality Suites
Immediately following the Farewell Dinner, participating Associate (Manufacturer) member companies will tempt you with unique desserts and hosted bars. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter into a drawing for a special raffle prize this evening by visiting each hosted suite and completing the dessert bingo raffle card. Plan to visit each suite and enjoy sweet treats, marvelous concoctions, and extra networking time with your industry friends!
All Convention sessions and evening events are casual—khakis, golf shirts, etc. are recommended. Wednesday night’s reception is located outdoors.
- Wednesday Evening’s Welcome and Appreciation Evening
Casual resort wear is encouraged (for example, khaki pants for men, and capris or sundresses for women).
- Friday Evening’s Farewell Reception and Dinner—Dressy casual resort wear is encouraged (for example, khaki pants for men, and pants outfit or sundresses for women).