are proud to announce NFRA's 61st Annual Conference and Trade Show will
be held in San Diego from March 3-5, 2009. Attend this conference and
join the country's top experts in private concession management of
public recreation facilities.
Each year, this conference attracts operators of resorts, campgrounds, marinas, stores, organization camps, pack stations, and outfitter guides to network and share information. Government attendees, particularly from the Forest Service, consistently report that they learned more about the details of recreation permit management in this two-day conference than they have in any number of internal training programs.
Located at the beautiful Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa
We've secured a great daily rate for our guests at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa, located right on the beach at Mission Bay. For our government attendees, the hotel has agreed to match to local Federal per diem rate.
The newly renovated Hilton San Diego Resort offers impeccably appointed rooms on an 18-acre bayfront park. Enjoy lush gardens, rolling lawns and sandy bayfronts just steps from your door. Each room features a large balcony or patio, king or two queen-sized beds, high speed Internet access, coffee maker, 27 inch television with in-room movies, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, voice mail and dataports.
The special NFRA hotel rates are valid 3 days before and 3 days after the conference. The resort is located just minutes away from the airport, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, and numerous other San Diego attractions, so we encourage you to combine business with pleasure!
You can make hotel reservations here at our special conference page, or call Hilton at 619-276-4010 and ask for group code NFRA. A map and directions are here.
A Great Agenda
The final agenda for the conference is still being completed, but the basic outline is as follows:
Tuesday March 3, 2009
12:00 - 1:30 Registration
1:30 - 4:30 General Session
4:30 - 5:30 NFRA Membership Meeting & Forest Service Meeting
Wednesday March 4, 2009
8:30 - 12:00 General Session
12:00 - 1:30 Ranger of the Year Luncheon
1:30 - 5:00 Breakout Sessions
Thursday March 5, 2009
8:30 - 11:30 Breakout Sessions
11:30 - 12:00 Closing Session
We anticipate general session and breakout topics to include:
- Trends and outlook for recreation
- Legislative initiatives affecting regreation
- Discussion of US Forest Service priorities
- A special session for government employees on the economics of the concession business
- Recreation marketing
- Using the Internet to increase profits
- Inventory management
- New products to increase recreation profitability