2014 SCHEDULE updated regularly!

2014
Keynote Speakers


Mike Blumenthal

"Professor Maps"


Local Search Expert

Mary WhiteMary White
Running a Bed & Breakfast for DUMMIES

Rob Kwortnik
School of Hotel Administration
Cornell University

Robert J. Kwortnik, Jr.Director
Center for Hospitality Research

Other Featured Speakers
from our 2013 Conference

Isabel Abreu

PAII

Richard Addy

ThinkReservations

Debbie Anderson

The Scone Lady

Heide Bredfeldt

Inn Consulting Partners

Scott Bushnell

Bushnell & Bushnell

Eliot Dalton

Inn Sales Specialist

Christian Giannelli

Christian Giannelli Photography

Linda Hayes

IJK Partners

Hilary Jones

Inngenium

Lisa Kolb

Acorn Internet Services

Bill Oates

Inn Consulting Partners

Sharon Rowe

Acorn Internet Services

Vikram Singh

Madbooker.com

Heather Turner

Forfeng Designs

Tom Weiskotten

TW Credit Card Processing

James Wolf

CBIZ/Wolf Innkeeping

 

Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers from all over the Mid Atlantic Region are specifically invited to attend the 7th Annual Mid Atlantic Innkeepers Trade Show and Conference. The finest array of nationally known B&B and Country Inn industry experts will be on hand to welcome you!  Exhibitors of products and services specific to our industry will be available!
                                            We will Exceed Your Expectations!
[More to come - stay tuned for updates]

Mid Atlantic Innkeepers
Pre Conference Seminar
SUNDAY - MARCH 9th
Aspiring & New Innkeeper Session

8:00am - 4:00pm

Aspiring and New Innkeeper Inntensives

Inndepth Innkeeping Seminar
For Aspiring and New Innkeepers (Fee)

11:45am - 1:00pm

Round Table Luncheon Discussions

4:30pm

Reception ~ Exhibit Hall

Mid Atlantic Innkeepers ~ LocalU.org
Pre Conference Seminar
Search Engine Optimization
SUNDAY - MARCH 9th

12:30pm - 4:30pm

A Search Engine Optimization Symposium
Created Specifically for B&B Owners

An intense crash-course in internet marketing led by some of the nations leading online marketing experts!

Sponsored by Acorn Internet Services

4:30pm -
6:30pm

Grand Opening Exhibit Hall ~ Reception (Cash Bar)

Mid Atlantic Innkeepers Conference Schedule
SUNDAY - MARCH 9th

8:30am - 5:30pm

Trade Show and Conference Registration

8:00am - 4:30pm

Aspiring Innkeepers Session & Internet Symposium

Detailed schedule above.

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Grand Opening Vendor Hall - Reception (Cash Bar)

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Innkeepers Dinner (Fee)

Join Innkeepers in the LOUNGE to re-cap the day!

MAI Conference Schedule
MONDAY - MARCH 10th

7:15am - 5:30pm

Trade Show & Conference Registration Open

8:00am - 9:30am

 Opening Keynote Address ~ If it's to Be, it's up to Me!
Mary White ~ Founder and CEO, BnBFinder.com

Sponsored by Deneen Pottery

9:30am - 7:00pm

Trade Show Open All Day

10:00am - 4:00pm

Private Tutorials! Get YOUR questions answered

Learn How to Set Up Your Facebook, Twitter and Blog Account
Sign up at Registration for private, 20 minute sessions


9:45am - 10:45am

TUTORIAL ~ GetFiveStars

9:45am - 10:45am

What to Expect from a B&B Appraisal

9:45am - 10:45am

Credit Card Processing

10:00am - 10:45am

Breakfast Service ~ Lively Roundtable Discussion

9:45am - 10:45am

Pinterest for Bed & Breakfasts


10:45am - 2:00pm

BREAK in EXHIBIT HALL
LUNCHEON (12:00 - 1:00pm)


2:00pm - 3:00pm

Pros & Cons of offering Pet Friendly Rooms

2:00pm - 3:00pm

What Google Wants

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Awesome Plate Presentations

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Peering into the Crystal Ball ~ The State of the INNdustry

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Non-Room Revenue - Gift Shops & Packaging


3:15pm 5:00pm

GO-Trippin - Vendor TUTORIAL
Sponsored by Acorn Internet Services

3:15pm 5:00pm

Think Reservations  - Vendor TUTORIAL
Sponsored by Think Reservations

3:15pm 5:00pm

BedandBreakfast.com & RezOvations - Vendor Tutorial


5:00pm - 6:00pm

Trade Show Reception (Cash Bar)


 

Dinner on your own

Later, join Innkeepers in the LOUNGE to re-cap the day!

MAI Conference Schedule
TUESDAY - MARCH 11th

7:30am - 12:30pm

Trade Show and Conference Registration


8:00am - 9:15am

Tuesday GENERAL SESSION  with Rob Kwortnik
Building your Hospitality Brand with New Media

10:00am - 12:00pm

Private Tutorial! Get YOUR questions answered

20 minute, private help session on ANY topic!


9:15am-2:30pm

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN


9:30am-10:30am

Marketing to the LGBT community

9:30am-10:30am

In the Kitchen with Debbie!

9:30am-10:30am

Back Office Secrets

9:30am-10:30am

Trends in Bed Linens


10:45am-11:45am

Workshop

10:45am-11:45am

Association Membership ~ What's in it for me?

10:45am-11:45am

Insurance ~ The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

10:45am-11:45am

The Basics of Financial Recordkeeping

10:45am-11:45am

Responsive Web Design
Google's Preferred Mobile Solution


11:30am-2:30pm

Break and Luncheon in Exhibit Hall
(Luncheon from 1:00pm - 2:00pm)


1:00pm - 2:00pm

What is PAII all about?

Special Presentation for Innkeepers not yet a PAII member

1:00pm - 2:30pm

 So, You have Decided to Sell Your Inn

2:30pm

 EXHIBIT HALL CLOSES - Last Chance to Visit with Vendors


2:30pm - 2:45pm

 Final Drawings!


3:00pm - 4:30pm 

 ASSOCIATION MEETINGS


6:00pm  Dinner on your own
Join Innkeepers in the LOUNGE to re-cap the day! 

MAI Schedule
WEDNESDAY - MARCH 12th

 8:30am

Sleep In and have Breakfast at the THREE 01

Chance to say Goodbye to all your friends - both new and old!
Stay an extra day and explore Valley Forge!