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The schedule is tentative. Name badges are required for entry to all convention activities.

Tuesday, October 29
Arrive early to explore San Antonio area attractions.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting Goldenrod
Wednesday, October 30
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM Charity Golf Tournament
In support of ALS Association; in memory of TICA member, Michael DaPonte. Lunch and golf awards to immediately follow the tournament.
TPC San Antonio - The Canyons
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Exhibitor Registration & Setup Grand Oaks Ballroom Foyer/Grand L-M, P-S
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Convention Registration & Info Desk Open
Pick up your name badge and convention materials.
Grand Oaks Ballroom Foyer
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Newcomer Kickoff
Members who joined in 2023 and 2024 and newcomers to the Annual Convention are welcome to attend.
Sunday House
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
Enjoy cocktails and networking with light hors.
San Antonio Terrace
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Banquet & Awards Ceremony
A welcome from the TICA President, followed by dinner and the 2024 awards ceremony.

Grand KNO

Thursday, October 31

Private business meeting rooms for Platinum Manufacturer Sponsors will be available all day. To schedule a meeting, contact your rep directly.

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Convention Registration & Info Desk Open
Pick up your name badge and convention materials.
Grand Oaks Ballroom Foyer
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
Grand KNO
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Opening Remarks
Presidential remarks, association updates, followed by exhibitor introductions video.
Grand KNO
9:40 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote Presentation: The Secrets of Amazement...Revealed

Speaker: Jon Petz
Grand KNO
10:45 AM - 11:35 AM

General Session: Empower Your Teams to Elevate Performance

Speaker: Lori Bishop, Bright Way Consulting
Grand KNO
11:45 AM - 12:35 PM

General Session: Insurance

Speaker: Joe Hinke, Vibrant Insurance Group
Grand KNO
12:35 PM - 3:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
Enjoy a luncheon and open networking with exhibitors.
Grand L-M, P-S
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Mobile Vending Roundtable (Grand KNO)
Lead by: Daniel Morales & Distributor Division

Rising Stars Roundtable\ (Sunday House)
Lead by: Max Ginsberg & Dharmesh Vadchhedia
 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Charity Trick or Treat Event with ALS Families Grand L-M, P-S
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Networking Dinner Reception
Featuring a strolling magician.
Event Lawn 3
Friday, November 1
Private business meeting rooms for Platinum Manufacturer Sponsors will be available all day. To schedule a meeting, contact your rep directly.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Convention Registration & Info Desk Open
Grand Oaks Ballroom Foyer
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Networking Breakfast Grand KNO
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM General Session: AI
Grand KNO
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM General Session: Market Research with Numerator Grand KNO
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM Break
Room check-out is at 11:00 AM.
 
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM General Session
Grand KNO
12:00 PM - 1:50 PM Exhibit Hall Luncheon Grand L-M, P-S
2:00 PM - 3:40 PM Retailer Session/Symposium Grand KNO
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Exhibitor Breakdown
Leftover ice cream will be donated.
Grand L-M, P-S
**The speakers' presentations are prepared in their personal capacities. The opinions expressed during the presentation are the speaker's own and do not reflect the explicit view of The Ice Cream Association (TICA) or its members.