Thank you to everyone involved in the 2013 IAICDV Annual Convention!
for joining us at the
beautiful Paris Resort in Las Vegas for the 44th Annual IAICDV Convention! From
start to finish, attendees enjoyed the event’s world-class entertainment,
dinning, educational sessions, activities, and as always, the tremendous exhibits.
Thank you to all of our
sponsors, exhibitors and delegates, each of whom helped make the 44th Annual
Convention a week to remember! Special thanks go to Unilever Ice Cream, which
hosted a terrific Welcome Reception, and to Wells Enterprises, which hosted a
wonderful pre-banquet reception.
The 2013 convention was full
of highlights, including: the Annual Eric Walsh Golf Tournament; a Casino Night
Party; a Banquet featuring Cirque du Soleil entertainers; the Vendors Town Hall
seminar; and a bustling Exhibit Hall. Great thanks to Congressman Robert Borski
for a very educational and entertaining Keynote Speech.
Congratulations to Doctorate
of Ice Cream (ICD) award winners Dr. Tom Renwald, Sr., ICD, and Dr. Daniel
Morales, ICD, and to the Renwald and Morales families. Congratulations also to
Congressman Robert Borski, Jr., on receiving the Honorary Doctorate of Ice
It is my pleasure to report
that 215 participants attended the 44th Annual Convention—the highest level of
participation we have achieved in several years. The excellent showing this
year was a culmination of significant recruiting efforts undertaken in 2013 and
the great reputation earned by the IAICDV’s highly successful conventions in
2011 and 2012.
In that same vein, it is my
pleasure to report that the IAICDV currently has 102 total member companies.
Our membership has increased greatly over the last few years and the
Association is benefiting from the commendable involvement of so many of our
dynamic industry leaders.
Now, we look to 2014 and what
lies ahead—the 45th Annual Convention at the Omni Resort ChampionsGate in
Orlando, FL. Since the IAICDV Executive Committee is never content to simply
match the success of the prior year’s convention, our core focus over the
coming months will be on our members’ feedback about this year’s show. Please
take the time to fill out the convention survey that was emailed to everyone in
attendance recently; your feedback on every element is essential to our planning
of next year’s convention and beyond.
The IAICDV Executive
Committee will also be focused on fresh member benefits for 2014, and exciting
activities and events for the 45th Annual Convention.
There are great things are in
store for this amazing association.
Chris Long, IAICDV President
If you were unable to join us...
If you couldn't make it to the convention this year, we missed you! Check out just a few of the week's highlights below, and we look forward to seeing you next year at the 45th IAICDV Annual Convention at ChampionsGate in Orlando from November 10 - 13!