Monday, October 4

  • 6:30am - 2:30pm
    Golf Tournament* (8am shotgun start)

    Located just 15 miles outside of the downtown New Orleans, TPC Louisiana offers an award-winning championship golf course that serves as the home of the PGA TOUR’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans and hosts many other events throughout the year. TPC Louisiana was named “the #4 best upscale public golf course” by Golf Digest magazine when it opened to the public in 2004. TPC Louisiana is consistently included in Golf Week’s “Best Courses You Can Play” plus appearing on Golf Digest’s 2011 list of the Top 100 public Golf Courses.

    Outing participants are required to wear clothing that is customary to golf. Players must wear collared shirts and golf shoes and may not wear sweat pants or cut-offs. Participants are expected to use proper conduct while on the golf course property. Players are responsible for obeying the posted daily cart path rules, replacing divots, repairing ball marks on the green and raking of sand traps. Unruly behavior, foul language, throwing of clubs, hitting shots into groups will not be tolerated. All golfers will be expected to adhere to proper golf etiquette including ready golf and keeping within sight of the foursome in front.

    The fee of $260 for members and $280 for non-members covers cart, green fees, boxed breakfast, 2 drinks from the beverage cart during tournament, and deluxe round-trip transportation.
  • 7:30am - 5:30pm
    Registration Open at Hilton New Orleans Riverside
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Exhibitor Setup
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
    A Taste of the Vieux Carre*

    Explore the heart of New Orleans! Indulge in and enjoy the flavor of Creole Cuisine as you learn how to recreate the magic of New Orleans Cuisine. Discover the folklore, customs, and unique architecture of this European corner of America. Stand in Jackson Square and take in the sweep of structures that comprise the largest concentration of historic buildings to be found in North America: St. Louis Cathedral, Cabildo, the Presbytere, and Madam Pontalba’s row houses.

    Next, enjoy a highly entertaining patter about life in New Orleans as our lively Chef teaches you the steps in preparing Creole delicacies – a world famous cuisine that combines the finest elements of French and Spanish cooking with rich indigenous seafood, spices, and produce. Local specialty dishes such as Gumbo, Andouille Jambalaya and Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce will be demonstrated. Sample some of these delicacies as you enjoy a relaxing lunch, following the presentation. Pralines and recipe cards to take home are a perfect finish to this cooking delight.

    Ticket price includes transportation, lunch, tour, all taxes, gratuities, and management fees.



  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Welcome Reception

    Welcome to New Orleans! Join us in laissez le bon temps rouler at NAEC’s Convention & Expo! Enjoy libations and entertainment while we toast our network and friends!

Tuesday, October 5

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