Spring Management Workshop

April 6 & 7, 2018 – Sheraton Old San Juan – San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Sheraton Old San Juan is currently closed due to Hurricane Maria. Our thoughts are with the residents of Puerto Rico. Check back here for updates on the hotel and the affect on the meeting next April.

The EMDA Spring Management Workshop offers a unique venue for members to learn from others who share a commonality of purpose, operations, problems and goals . . . all in a much more relaxed atmosphere than that of the annual Fall Convention. Gain valuable insight from other association members in a relaxed and enjoyable environment where attendees and their families will create great memories and lasting friendships.

Registration Material will be posted here

Past meeting participants have consistently rated the knowledge gained from peer interaction as one of the most valuable lessons learned during the Spring Management Workshop. The aim of the EMDA Spring Workshop is to provide another step towards the insight and preparation necessary to make the most of the coming year.

As in past years, while time is scheduled for leisure activities, the primary focus of the EMDA Spring Management Workshop remains helping reps and distributors focus on sharpening their skills. Learning from ones peers is always cited as a top benefit of attendance. The EMDA Board is beginning to put together the agenda for the meeting and welcomes suggestions.

2018 Meeting Agenda

As speakers and presenters are confirmed, they will be added to the agenda overview below.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

  • Board Meeting
  • Welcome Reception for all attendees

Friday, April 6, 2018

  • Member Breakfast
  • Up to 3 sessions, including a Member on Display
  • Reception & Dinner for all attendees

Saturday, April 7, 2018

  • Member Breakfast
  • Up to 3 sessions, including a Member on Display
  • Closing Reception for all attendees

Discover the history behind the oldest settlement in Puerto Rico – and come home every night to the comfortably appointed accommodations of the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel. Wander down the blue cobblestone streets, enjoy a delicious meal in an open-air cafe on a shady plaza, and tour the many historical sites unique to Puerto Rico.  You won’t be able to imagine yourself anywhere else.

The Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel is located just a short ride from the international airport (12  miles from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport-SJU) and right on the waterfront, providing gorgeous views of San Juan Bay and the historic skyline. Just steps from the front door, you will be introduced to world class shopping, the finest restaurants, exciting nightlife and the beautiful architectural landmarks of Old San Juan.

While it’s fascinating to explore the centuries-old history of the city, the hotel offers modern comforts as well. The Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel offers every amenity imaginable to make your stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible, including:

  • Newly renovated guest rooms and suites offering the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed
  • A rooftop pool offering phenomenal views of the San Juan Bay
  • Palio, the signature restaurant, serving innovative and delectable Puerto Rican fusion cuisine, as well as a fun nightly social hour
  • The Link@Sheraton, with Internet workstations and printers
  • Rental Car Desk right inside the hotel, so it’s easy to explore anywhere on the island of enchantment

Puerto Rico might be a tropical island in the Caribbean, but it’s also a U.S. Commonwealth. That not only means you can travel overseas and not have to carry a passport if you’re a U.S. Citizen, it means your flight is considered domestic. Here are some other interesting and note-worthy facts:

CLIMATE: It can be really boring for a meteorologist in Puerto Rico. The average year-round temperature is a balmy 82º F (28º C), with mild easterly trade winds. Most days are sunny and stunning, although there tends to be a bit more rain between August and October.

CUISINE: In Puerto Rico you will find just about every type of ethnic cuisine here that satisfies every palate, including the local “cocina criolla” which you must try as soon as you arrive. There are also plenty of major American fast-food and casual dining chains island-wide.

CURRENCY: Puerto Rico is a U.S. Commonwealth so the U.S. dollar it is. No need to exchange currency. ATMs are generally easy to find. Most businesses accept major credit cards, as well as traveler’s checks.

We can’t wait to welcome you to EMDA’s Spring Management Workshop and the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel!

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