American Marketing Association's 2014 Annual Marketing Conference

Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
9/30/2014 12:00 PM - 10/2/2014 12:00 PM
Register before 9/2/2014 11:59 PM for early registration fee

​Save the Date for the 2014 Annual Marketing Conference!

Spend September 30 - October 2nd in New Orleans at the second annual AMA Annual Marketing Conference!

Last year over 400 attendees gathered in New Orleans to experience the convergence of best practices, emerging trends, the latest innovations, insightful observations and the resulting conversations that could only have happened at an event of this caliber. 

Join us next fall as the AMA again brings inspiration and innovation through fantastic speakers and excellent networking opportunities to the AMA's Annual Marketing Conference!

THE CALL FOR SPEAKERS IS NOW OPEN!

If you are interested in speaking, complete this form and submit it to kmoran@ama.org no later than Friday, May 9th.

Speakers at the 2013 Annual Marketing Conference came from leading organizations such as:
FedEx, The Hershey Company, The Coca-Cola Company, IBM Global Sales and Distribution, McGraw Hill Financial, New York University, etc. Please click here to see last year's rogram here!

Last year’s attendees included marketers and researchers from the following organizations:
Anheuser-Busch, Boston University, Cardinal Health, Dow Chemical, George Washington U., Hilton, Irving Oil, Kraft, Marriott, PBS Distribution, Publix Super Markets, State Farm, SUCCESS magazine, Thomas Reuters, Toshiba, United Healthcare, University of Houston, and many more!
 

 

Follow us at #AMAannual 

Limited Sponsorship and Exhibit opportunities available!

Contact Lore Gil at lgil@ama.org or 312.542.9033 for more information.

Registrants of AMA Events agree to allow AMA and its official photographer to photograph them in the context of the conference. Footage captured by the official AMA photographer may be used in future print and electronic promotional and archival materials. For questions or concerns, please call 800.262.1150 or email info@ama.org.

SAVE THE DATE!

Spend September 30 - October 2nd in New Orleans at the second annual AMA Annual Marketing Conference!

Last year over 400 attendees gathered in New Orleans to experience the convergence of best practices, emerging trends, the latest innovations, insightful observations and the resulting conversations that could only have happened at an event of this caliber. 

Join us next fall as the AMA again brings inspiration and innovation through fantastic speakers and excellent networking opportunities to the AMA's Annual Marketing Conference!

Speakers at the 2013 event came from leading organizations such as: FedEx, The Hershey Company, The Coca-Cola Company, IBM Global Sales and Distribution, McGraw Hill Financial, New York University, etc. Please click here to see last year's rogram here!

THE CALL FOR SPEAKERS IS NOW OPEN!

If you are interested in speaking, complete this form and submit it to kmoran@ama.org no later than Friday, May 9th.

 

 
 
Follow us at #AMAannual 

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Conference Location
Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 1 504.525.2500
Fax: 1 504.595.5552
Reservations: 1 888.627.7033

Located on historic Canal Street just steps from the French Quarter, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is a short walk from Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras parades, Jazz Fest activities, Harrah’s Casino, the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center, the Aquarium of the Americas, IMAX Theater, Riverwalk Marketplace and the assortment of renowned restaurants and live music clubs of the Vieux Carré.

Room Rates:
$199.00 Single/Double Occupancy
$239.00 Club Level Single/Double Occupancy
(plus applicable state & local taxes, currently 14.75% + $3.00 occupancy tax per room per night, subject to change without notice)

Rates are based on availability.

Please reserve your overnight accommodations early as there are a limited number of AMA special rates available.

Call Sheraton New Orleans Reservations at 1 504.525.2500 or 1 888.627.7033 and ask for the AMA 2014 Annual Marketing Conference room block. 

The reservation cut-off date is August 29, 2014.
The AMA has negotiated special group rates for the American Marketing Association 2014 Annual Marketing Conference. You must make your hotel reservations by August 29, 2014 and properly identify yourself to qualify for the special group rate. After August 29, 2014, the rooms will be released for sale to the general public, and all reservations will be accepted on a space available basis at the hotel's available rate - not at the group rate. A deposit equal to (1) one night’s stay is required to hold each reservation. Such deposit shall serve to confirm the reservation for the date(s) indicated, and upon check-in, shall be applied to the first night of the reserved stay. The deposit is refundable if cancellation notice is received at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

Check in time is 3:00pm, and check out is 12:00pm. Anyone arriving earlier than 3:00pm will be checked in as soon as room(s) become available. Guests checking out early will be assessed an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax. Upon check in, guests will be asked to verify their departure date. At that time, scheduled departure dates may be altered.

Hotel Features, Services & Accommodations
Please visit the Sheraton New Orleans for a full list of services & features.

The Link@Sheraton, located in the lobby of the Hotel, provides registered guests with complimentary high speed internet access, printing capabilities, docking stations for laptops and more. Use of the Link is complimentary for registered guests 24 hours a day. 
Standard rates apply for daily high speed internet access in guestrooms.

Area Attractions, Events and Tourism
Please visit the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau for additional city information.

ADA
The AMA is committed to providing equal access to our meetings for all attendees. If you are an attendee with a disability and require program accommodations, please contact the AMA Meeting Services Department, and a member of our staff will ensure that appropriate access arrangements are made. If you have specific disability related needs for your hotel sleeping room, please be sure to communicate those directly to the hotel when you make your reservation. In an effort to provide the highest quality of service to all attendees, we require that details of all access requests be communicated to our office at least 14 days in advance of the beginning of the meeting.

​AMA TRAVEL PROGRAM
American Marketing Association has partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees a 5% discount for the Annual Marketing Conference in New Orleans, LA (MSY). A travel window is valid 3 days before and after each meeting.

You can easily access American’s fares and apply this discount by going to American Airlines to book your flight. Place the below Promotion Code in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically. This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection. International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code.
You may also call 1 800.433.1790 to book your flights, please refer to the Authorization Number below when you call. Please note there is a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by phone. Please use our preferred partner, American Airlines when you can because of the benefits provided to you as a traveler and to our organization for extended partner value.

Promotion Code: 4194BQ
Destination City: New Orleans, LA (MSY)

Are you an AAdvantage member? Enroll now.

Tower Travel
AMA's travel coordinator, Tower Travel Management, is available to assist with reservations. Call 1 800.542.9700 within the U.S. and Canada. Reservation lines are open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. CST or, you may contact them via email at association@towertravel.com

Tower Travel will proactively research airfares on ALL airline carriers to ensure that the lowest available fares are offered to all attendees. They are dedicated to providing superior customer service and hassle-free travel arrangements. Please note that fees, restrictions and cancellation penalties will apply.

Alamo Rent-A-Car
Drive Happy with Alamo. Where American Marketing Association members save up to 20%. And, with self-serve check-in you can skip the counter, check-in at the kiosk and drive away. All you need is a valid driver's license, major credit card and an existing reservation. It's that easy. Reserve a car now or call Alamo Rent A Car at 1 800.462.5266. Be sure to request Contract ID AMA7745 at the time of reservation.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Great Cars. Low Rates. Free Pick-up.
When you’re ready to go, we make it easy with everyday low rates on great cars. With the largest fleet in North America and a wide variety of vehicles, Enterprise has you covered. Plus, we're always nearby at more than 6,000 neighborhood and airport locations. Reserve a car now.
Pick-up and drop-off service is subject to geographic and other restrictions.

National Car Rental
As an American Marketing Association member, you'll get up to 20% off rentals at National Car Rental. And, with the Emerald Club® from National Car Rental, you can bypass the counter and choose your own car. Enroll now
Reserve a car or call National Car Rental at 1 800.CAR.RENT® and reference Contract ID AMA7745 at the time of reservation. Go National. Go Like a Pro.

Area Airport
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
Distance from hotel: 15 miles
Drive time: 20-25 minutes depending on time of day & traffic
Directions: Take Interstate 10 Downtown/East/Slidell to the New Orleans Business District, exiting at Poydras St. Continue on Poydras St. to Camp St. Turn left on Camp St. Go 3 blocks & the hotel will be on the right side on the corner of Camp & Canal.

Directions
From East
Take Interstate 10 West to the Canal Street Exit #235B.
Turn right on Canal Street.
The hotel is about 10 blocks down on the right side (at the corner of Camp Street).

From North
From the Causeway exit, take Interstate 10 East to the New Orleans Business District.
Continue to the Poydras Street exit.
Follow Poydras Street for approximately 8 blocks.
Turn left on Camp Street.
Continue on Camp Street for approximately 3 blocks.
The hotel will be on the right.

From South
Take Highway 90 to the Westbank Expressway.
Proceed on the Westbank Expressway to the Crescent City Connection (approximately 10 miles).
From the right lane, exit at Camp Street (8 red lights).
Turn right on Canal Street.

Transportation
Taxi Cabs
Taxis are readily available at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Rates are approximately $35.00 one-way from the airport to the Sheraton New Orleans (rates are subject to change without notice). The hotel Doorman will be happy to assist you with taxis during your stay.

Shuttle Service
You may reserve shared ride shuttle service between the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and Louis Armstrong International Airport through New Orleans Airport Shuttle. Rates are $20.00 per person one way / $38.00 per person roundtrip (subject to change without notice). Please call 1 504.522.3500 for information or make reservations online at least 24 hours prior to your flight departure time at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Airport Shuttle.

Streetcar Transportation
The Hotel is also located right on the Streetcar line which provides easy transit along Canal Street, St. Charles Avenue, and the Riverfront. One-way cost: $1.25 (subject to change without notice).

Parking at the Hotel
Valet parking service is available on a first come first serve basis (spaces are limited and oversized vehicles are not permitted). Vehicles are secured in a covered garage adjacent to the Hotel. The overnight parking rate for cars is $38.00 plus tax per night (subject to change without notice).

​To learn more about AMA Event Sponsorship or Exhibition opportunities, contact Lore Gil at lgil@ama.org or call 312.542.9033.

Customized sponsorship programs are also available!