We’ve packaged so much peer-to-peer networking event into three days that your hotel room will miss you! Your registration gives you access to a wide-variety of special networking events that are seamlessly woven into the Forum…they are all included in your conference registration.
Keynote: Digital Transformation Along the Customer Journey: How to Transform and Operationalize Your Customer Experience
Presented by Maria Boos, Group Director, Simplification, Siegel+Gale
Tuesday, May 10 – 9:00am-9:50am
|Maria has over 25 years of experience solving communications challenges for top companies in the financial services, healthcare, government and media sectors. Throughout her career, Maria has been singularly focused on helping companies determine what, when and how to communicate with customers to drive satisfaction and engagement. At heart, Maria believes that the brand customers know is the one they interact with every day, most often through information-intensive, transactional, regulatory and service-oriented touchpoints. Maria will discuss and share best practices that companies are utilizing in today’s high speed informational environment that drive loyalty and engagement while using the “power of simplicity” to transform customer communications in all media.
Note: This event is open to all registered conference attendees.
Networking Luncheon: Guess Who’s Coming to Lunch?
Tuesday, May 10 – 12:00pm-1:00pm
One of the best parts of a peer-to-peer mixer is that you never know who you’ll meet. We’re taking networking to a whole new level. Upon entering the Luncheon, you will be given a place card with the name of a celebrity. Quickly mingle with fellow attendees to find those with the same celebrity and grab a table. The first table to take and post a picture together with the hashtag of the celebrity on our app will win a prize at lunch. Join us for great food, company and celebrities!
Triple D Reception – Demo + Date + Drinks Reception
Tuesday, May 10 – 4:00pm-5:30pm
The best relationships are built on common ground in a relaxed setting. And that’s where we come in! You’ll enjoy great food and drinks at our Triple D Reception, which will take place right on the Show Floor. You’ll be given a personal schedule to follow during the reception that promotes some great networking with our Exhibitors beginning on Day 1.
Pub & Poker Crawl
Tuesday, May 10 – 7:00pm-10:40pm
You’re invited to join the DSF and BFMA staff as we visit four specially selected bars (Five Roses Pub, Hofbräuhaus Chicago, Park Tavern, Adobe Gilas) located across the street in the MB Financial Entertainment Park. You’ll visit each bar for 30 minutes. Upon ordering a drink in each bar, you will be given a playing card which is yours to keep. The last stop of the Pub & Poker Crawl will be at the Red Bar in the Hyatt Regency O’Hare where attendees will receive their 5th playing card. The person with the best poker hand from the 5 cards they collected will when a prize.
Note: This event is open to all and attendees are responsible for purchasing their own beverages.
The Pub & Poker Crawl Schedule
7:00pm – Meet in Hyatt Regency Lobby and Walk to MB Financial Park
7:20pm-7:50pm – Five Roses Pub
8:00pm-8:30pm – Hofbräuhaus Chicago
8:40pm-9:10pm – Park Tavern
9:20pm-9:50pm – Adobe Gilas
10:10pm-10:40pm – Red Bar
Wednesday, May 11 – 8:00am-9:20am
Bite & Biz Exhibit Floor Luncheon
Wednesday, May 11 – 11:30am-2:30pm
Kings Bowling & Brew Networking Party
Wednesday, May 11 – 7:00pm-10:00pm
What’s better than rolling a few strikes, shooting some pool, enjoying some great food and drinks while getting to know colleagues in a fun setting. We can’t think of any! That’s why we’ve rented out a private room at Kings Rosemont, which features six lanes, a billiards area and lounge just for you. It’s a great way to unwind after a busy day.
Industry Meetup Breakfast
Thursday, May 12 – 9:00am-10:30am
We saved the best for last! We believe in connecting you to the right people and the power of real community. Sound like you? Join us for this exclusive Industry Meet Up, while enjoying piping-hot coffee and a breakfast for champions. Choose the industry-specific table of choice to find like-minded professionals, talk shop and even exchange contact info. Relax and enjoy some laughs before getting down to business in our 4 Executive Roundtable Workshops.
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