Thursday, January 24, 2019

CD Executive Retreat We’re a little less than two months away from our second Executive Retreat, which lands in New Orleans May 1-3, and the excitement is palpable!

Just like our inaugural event in Nashville last year, we blend education and networking with the local culture to deliver an experience like no other. In fact, the distinctive New Orleans’ flavor is integrated into everything we have planned for you during the three-day event, sponsored by Turtle Top and The Tenney Group (a full list of sponsors is available on our website at neworleansretreat.com). Operators—again, limited to 200—have an opportunity to casually network between world-class sessions during the day, and drink in the sounds of the city’s vibrant live music scene at night.

NOLA Steamboat Dinner Cruise Spots are filling up fast, as we already have 100 operators registered. And with our early-bird rate of $699 expiring on March 15—just one week from today—you’ll want to secure your spot now to save $100 ($799 after 3/15)! Don’t forget to book your room at our host venue, the JW Marriott on Canal Street, by April 8 to guarantee your rate of only $199 per night Sunday through Wednesday. If you’re planning on coming a little early to catch the final weekend of Jazz Fest, we have an extremely limited number of rooms available for Friday and Saturday nights, which you can book by calling Director of Events Jess Pavlow directly at 856.452.0323.

NOLA is more than just a thrilling destination: The city has a rich history of French and Spanish roots, too. On Monday night, we’ll take you on the last operating steamboat on the Mighty Mississippi, the Steamboat Natchez, for a Dixieland Dinner Cruise. After touring the vessel, we’ll settle in for a Cajun dinner that includes local favorites like bayou gumbo, Gulf shrimp, and crawfish etouffee. Try your hand at some of the gaming tables on board, and relax to the sounds of the Dixieland band as you take in some of the best views of the city skyline.

NOLA Carriage Ride On Tuesday, after our education sessions and a hearty lunch, slow it down a bit with our French Quarter carriage tours. Enjoy the historic district in a leisurely way as we board carriages built for up to eight people in Jackson Square. Experienced, licensed tour guides will share anecdotes and true tales of the Quarter’s colorful past that will entertain as much as they will enlighten. You’ll have a few hours to explore on your own to grab some dinner at one of the many world-class restaurants or do some shopping. We’ll meet back at the hotel at 9 p.m. for our Second Line to Maison Bourbon—another uniquely N’awlins tradition.

Ready to register? Visit neworleansretreat.com to get all the details. We’ll see you in the Crescent City this May!

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