The great thing about a virtual convention is that you are able to access the information when it is convenient for you. This event will remain open 24/7 for 30 days, giving you time to view the on-demand sessions, and even visit the exhibit hall on your schedule. Live chat with exhibiting companies will only be available at specific times, but you will be able to review any product and service documents they may display.
Yes, if you have team members who would be interested in attending, they are welcome to join. You can invite them by providing them with the main registration link. Following registration, each attendee will receive their own login credentials by email.
Since this is an online event, you do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
View company profiles, product information, and product demonstrations
Engage with supplier representatives and corporate staff via text, audio, and video chats
Schedule meetings to dive deeper
Like other years, there will be exclusive Convention specials and promotions, and opportunities to see innovative new products, “green” products, and just about anything else that a hotelier needs to effectively operate in today’s world.
The program will consist of presentations from your Board of Directors, the Senior Executive Team, respected industry leaders, travel buyers, influencers, and other subject matter experts. In addition, we will host several engaging educational sessions. These sessions will be available on-demand through the month of November – enabling you to go at your own pace and providing you with the flexibility to view at your convenience.
Yes, like any physical event, we will have a virtual briefcase for you! You can add all the documents available to the online virtual briefcase in your account. You can then email the briefcase’s contents to yourself or to colleagues and friends by simply entering in the appropriate email addresses.
Noting the important updates and learning opportunities presented to members at company meetings, please be reminded that general managers of Best Western properties are required to attend the Annual Convention this year due to cancellation of the District Meetings this past Spring. In normal years, attendance at either District Meeting or Convention is required. This year’s virtual convention makes it even easier to meet this requirement.
Our meetings present a unique and valuable opportunity for members to hear about brand initiatives, discuss best practices with colleagues, and participate in new and relevant training. Recognizing these important objectives, either a designated operating manager or active management employee from each Best Western property is required to attend the Annual Convention due to cancellation of the District Meetings this past Spring. In normal years, attendance at either District Meeting or Convention is required. This year’s virtual convention makes it even easier to meet this requirement.
General managers can earn one (1) Continuing Education point for viewing all the recorded 2020 Virtual Convention sessions from the Best Western Chairman and the Best Western Executive Committee before December 31, 2020. For more information regarding how to earn General Manager Continuing Education points, please refer to the Education & Training Department tab on hotel.bwhhotelgroup.com or login to www.bwiuniversity.com and visit the BWI Leadership learning track.