APCA 2023 Convention

Preliminary Schedule Friday, March 31 Registration Open 4 - 6 pm Board of Directors Sponsor Reception 6 - 7:30 pm Open to APCA Board members, 2023 Convention sponsors, and their spouse/guest by invitation. Dinner on your own Saturday, April 1 Board of Directors Meeting 8 - 11:45 am Includes breakfast and refreshments. Open to APCA Board of Directors only. Rose Island Swimming Pigs Luxury Powerboat Tour 12 - 5 pm Hop aboard a luxury powerboat as we cruise to the cute and entertaining pigs of Rose Island! On your way down to the swimming pigs, enjoy a scenic but brief boat ride as you head to a colorful coral reef for snorkeling. Next you will view the wild sea turtles and stop to explore Sandy Cay, also known as Gilligan’s Island, which is one of the world’s most photographed islands. When you’re done exploring, hop back on the boat for a brief ride as we take you to the newest beach bar and grill on Rose Island. This quiet but beautiful spot is surrounded by a white sandy beach and turquoise waters where you will be welcomed with a local specialty drink as well as a hot lunch. After lunch it’s selfie time! Get your cameras out as the pigs start to get in the water. You can feed and swim with them in a once-ina-lifetime experience. After you’ve taken a lifetime’s supply of selfies, you can spend time relaxing on comfy lay off chairs on the beach or you can hop on one of their kayaks, paddle boards, or get a group together and play beach volleyball. $350 per person includes transportation, swimming pigs. snorkeling, lunch, on board beer, sodas, and water, welcome drink at restaurant, taxes and gratuities. APCA Welcome Reception 6:30 - 7:30 pm Come enjoy a cocktail with fellow APCA members. Dinner & Opening Session Ross Bernstein, The Champions Code 7:30 - 9:30 pm The best-selling author of nearly fifty sports books, Ross Bernstein is an award-winning, peakperformance business speaker who has keynoted conferences for Fortune 500 companies on six continents and has been featured on CNN, ESPN, Fox News, and “CBS This Morning,” as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today. Ross’ program is all about the DNA of what makes champions in sports so unique and how that relates to business. It’s based on a series of books he wrote in which he interviewed more than 1,000 professional athletes and coaches that all had one thing in common: they were all members of championship teams. In his research, he concluded that the same metrics and characteristics that were common among champions in sports were also common among peak performers in business. There are reasons certain teams win consistently, whereas others don’t. Ross explains why. It’s based largely on the “Good to Great” concept of how the best companies are able to separate themselves from the rest of the pack through servant leadership and by creating a culture of excellence, developing deeper relationships, and giving extraordinary customer service. Ross weaves sports stories about the DNA of champions along with stories of companies he has worked with around the world, and he shares best-practice ideas on ways to overcome disruption while ultimately building stronger relationships. At the core of his message is the simple fact that we like to do business with people who we trust, who we like, and who just “get it” — CHAMPIONS.

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