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Kites, Toys and Innovation
255 E. Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89169
Reservations: Online at www.tuscanylv.com
877-887-2261 (KTAI Group Code: 13X3UW)
January 24-26, 2017
See page 4 for detailed schedule
Table of Contents
Hotel Information .................................................... 3
Schedule of Events ................................................... 4
Airport Directions .................................................... 4
First Timers .............................................................. 5
Great Idea Forums ................................................... 5
Registration Information ......................................... 6
Testimonials ............................................................. 7
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From the President of the KTAI
It is more important than ever to take time and enjoy life's little pleasures. It seems there is a lot of hustle and bustle all the time, all around us. So many pressing questions -
KEEP CALM, WE HAVE ANSWERS
A common question you probably hear from your customer is, Whats new, Whats fun, and Whats different? I answer this by thinking in 3 categories: Must See, Must Be, and Must Have. Like this-
New Ideas, they are everywhere.
New inventions, that are amazing!
New opportunities, around each corner.
New challenges, to help growth.
New and dear friends, lots of hugs.
Memorable, every time.
Intriguing, draw them in.
Enjoyed by many, loved.
Experienced. Yes, you are!
Equipped. You have it.
Passion. Yes, you do.
Enjoyment. Bring peace.
Faith. Its the right thing.
Lifelong fun. For all ages.
It is all Here at the KTAI Convention with each of you being an important part of
this Association. Please join us, your friends, with your positive and open-minded questions and thoughts. You will be amazed at the answers!!! Some new - Some tried and true. We will be having great forum discussions, networking events, trade show deals, exhibitors strut, meals, and all the fun that this group is known for. Come, Relax, and soak in all the energy that is our industry. See you in Vegas!! It is a pretty good job!!
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Tuscany Suites and Casino Hotel is the perfect destination for relaxing vacations, meetings, weddings, spa getaways, and soaking up everything the city has to offer. Think of us as Vegas luxury without Vegas prices and crowds. The moment you walk through our doors, you feel at home. Were all about low-key and high style, without sacrificing the fabulous hotel amenities and features of the larger luxury resorts.
Tuscany Suites & Casino
Discover the pleasures of our all-suites Las Vegas Resort. Tuscany Suites & Casino features the best in spacious hotel accommodations, award-winning dining, exciting casino gaming, and a variety of live entertainment. Experience the excitement of all Las Vegas has to offer in a prime location, just two blocks away from the famous Las Vegas Strip and minutes away from the Las Vegas Convention Center and McCarran International Airport.
The Tuscany Suites & Casino is an all-suites property, featuring large 650 sq. ft. suites in a resort setting, just minutes from the famed Las Vegas Strip. Curved pathways wind through 27 acres of lush landscape, pools, and fountains. Our full-service hotel provides warm, personalized service to surpass all of your needs from concierge service to business center, and state -of-the-art fitness center with massage services. Experience the sophisticated yet approachable take on Italian Fine Dining in the romantic setting of Tuscany Gardens. Enjoy the bold flavors of Mexico and creative chefs specials in the Cantina. Marilyns Caf provides around the clock option, with 24-hr breakfast menu and the best in American comfort food. No doubt their four restaurants and four bars will surpass your expectations!
255 E. Flamingo Road | Las Vegas, NV 89169 Reservations: Online www.tuscanylv.com OR 877-887-2261 (KTAI Group Code: 13X3UW)
King: $77.28, inclusive | Check in 3:00 PM - Check out 11:00 AM | Friday/Saturday rate: $133.28, inclusive Room rate cutoff date is 12/19/2016
Includes: Wi-Fi, work desk, kitchenette, state-of-the-art fitness center, business center, four restaurants and four bars!
Thrill in the 24/7 action of the Tuscany Casino with over 800 of your favorite slot and video poker machines, as well as a full complement of table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and Super Fun 21. Sports fans can get in on all the action at the William Hill Sports Book, just inside the casino main entrance. Voted the Best Player's Club in 2011 by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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Schedule of Ev
Directions from McCarren International Airport (A):
Head east on Bell Dr. toward Paradise Rd. Turn left onto Palo Verde Rd. Turn right onto E Tropicana Ave / NV-593 Take the first left onto Swenson St. Turn left onto E Harmon Ave. Turn right onto Koval Ln. Turn right onto Flamingo Rd / NV-592 Arrive at Tuscany Suites& Casino (B)
If you are a First Timer or havent attended in three years, we ask that you let us know (on the form) and please attend the First Timers
Forum and Mentor Match-Up!
Registration 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibitor Strut 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Trade Show 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Annual Business Meeting 5:10 PM - 6:10 PM
Registration 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Best of Show-Trade Show That is! 8:45 AM - 9:50 AM
Trade Show 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Reception 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Dinner and Awards 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Thursday, January 26th
Wednesday, January 25th
Registration 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Exhibitor Set Up 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Enjoy one of the beautiful restaurants at Tuscany Suites and then join us for the First Timers Forum or the Great Ideas Forum!
First Timers Forum & Mentor Match Up
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Great Ideas Forum 1:10 PM - 2:10 PM
Break (Exhibitors & Retailers) 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Ideas Forum Continued 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Exhibitor Strut 3:40 PM - 4:30 PM
KTAI Member Welcome Reception 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 24th
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FIRST TIMERS FORUM AND MENTOR MATCH-UP Want to get the most out of your attendance at the Trade Show and Convention? This is the place to start! This forum is a must for any first-time attendees, and even seasoned KTAI veterans can learn a new trick or two. Also, many old timers regularly attend this forum to pass on things theyve learned from past trade shows, and that free sharing of information and advice is what makes KTAI such a unique professional organization! The discussion will be focused on getting the most out of the trade show, so you can make a plan to maximize your convention goals!
This workshop is also your chance to learn more about our successful mentoring program. Experienced KTAI members are matched up with interested newbies for individualized assistance, not just at the convention but throughout the year. These pairings have proven valuable for first timers and mentors alike, often building long-term business relationships benefitting both. If you are an experienced KTAI member who would like to become a mentor, or a newbie who would like some one-on-one assistance, please attend this forum; or if you cannot, please stop by the registration desk for more information.
MENTOR MEET-UP! This informal half-hour before the banquet is an opportunity for mentors and mentees to get together and debrief after the trade show, socialize, and exchange contact information for ongoing discussions throughout the year.
GREAT IDEAS FORUM Have you ever wanted to be able to pick the brains of some of the most successful kite retailers, manufacturers and distributors in the world? Nows your chance! At this open forum moderated by a panel of experts, you can get answers to some of your most burning questions, from the mundane (How can I best display this new product?) to the esoteric (What do you see as the upcoming trends in the kite industry?)
Panel members will take on topics from marketing to personnel issues to business planning by drawing on their years of experience to share what has worked (and not worked) for them. They also encourage attendees to share what they have learned in what promises to be a lively exchange of ideas.
This is also a perfect time to share your excitement about a new product that has worked well for you; if you do, please bring a sample and the manufacturer/distributors contact information. Newbies and old timers alike: bring your questions, success stories, and ideas to share!
SEVENTH ANNUAL EXHIBITORS STRUT! If you are looking to maximize your trade show time and get a heads up on all the best new products, this is the place to be! Now in its seventh year, this popular workshop gives exhibitors the chance to show off new products, discuss show specials, and answer questions. Retailers can get an in-depth look at whats new, and also meet new exhibitors whose products might just be a per