Thursday, March 7, 2019
6:00 - 7:00 pm       Welcome Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 9:00 pm   Welcome Dinner
     
Friday, March 8, 2019
8:00 - 9:00 am   Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 am   Education Session
10:00 - 11:00 am   Forwarders and Receivers
11:00 - 11:15 am   Break
11:15 - 12:00 pm   General Membership Meeting
12:00 - 1:00 pm   Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm   Education Session
2:00 - 3:00 pm   Education Session
3:00 - 3:15 pm   Networking Break
3:15 - 4:15 pm   Education Session
4:30 - 7:00 pm   Triadic Tournament
Dinner on your own in the French Quarter
     
Saturday, March 9, 2019
8:00 - 9:00 am   Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 am   Open Forum - Part I
10:30 - 10:45 am   Networking Break
10:45 - 11:45 am   Open Forum - Part II
12:00 pm   Optional activities

OPEN FORUM

Regarded as the "best in the industry," our open, collegial session on Saturday morning tackles everyday issues that face our members. We’ve addressed Social Media Policies, Cutting-Edge Technologies, Effective Growth Strategies, Website Enhancements, Email Management, Collection Fee Statutes, Faster Payment Methods, Communication Amongst Generations, Ideas to Attract a Millennials Workforce, etc. Submit your relevant topics for this Spring meeting!

 

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

All members are invited to participate in the discussion of the Association’s mission, direction and strategic planning on Friday morning. Reports from committees, input from the Board of Directors and ideas, comments and suggestions from ALL members will be heard. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn important information on the growth of the organization and its current status. Also, members will vote on the recipient of the charitable donation of the Association’s initiative, Commercial Collection Agencies Gives Back.

 

TRIADIC TOURNAMENT

Are you ready for another Tournament? If you have "jousted" in the past, you know that after a full day of education and before the evening's activities, our members are always "game" for some triadic fun! If this is your first Tournament, you will be "wowed" by an event that is like no other! Whether we are riding in fast Porsches, scavenging for beach town items, making delicious margaritas or creating "The Best Pizza Ever", we know how to blow off some steam in a friendly networking event that teams up collection agencies, creditors’ rights attorneys and law list publishers. Everyone walks away with a smile! (And some walk away with a prize!)

AN AFTERNOON OF NOLA FOOD AND HISTORY

Go for the gastronomic gusto on a food‐filled walking tour of New Orleans! Journey with a savvy local guide to popular Creole eateries, markets and artisanal shops to sample diverse foods that define Louisiana’s culinary landscape. Stopping at up to seven locations, you’ll savor such classic bites as seafood gumbo, Creole brisket, poboys and pralines. Along the way, meet local chefs and learn about New Orleans’ rich culinary history. $75 per person.

 

SATURDAY LUNCH CRUISE

Journey back in time to when cotton was king and New Orleans was a budding port town that dazzled visitors with its colorful Creole culture. Board a historic steamboat for a buffet lunhc and a float down the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, enjoy live music and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. $50 per person.

 

SWAMP TOUR

Explore one of Louisiana’s last protected wetlands on a 2-hour boat tour to a wildlife preserve teeming with critters such as 'gators, wild boar, snakes and birds. Ride through the swamp dripping with lush foliage and visit a boat-accessible Cajun village with an informative local guide who sheds light on the area’s inhabitants. $50 per person.

 

FRENCH QUARTER CARRIAGE TOUR

Clip-clop through New Orleans' historic French Quarter district on an authentic mule-drawn carriage adventure. Relax while riding through the historic neighborhoods of New Orleans in an intimate, one-of-a-kind experience. Each carriage driver is a local, professional, and licensed tour guide offering a unique, personal presentation of each historically accurate tour. $50 per person.

 

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM TOUR

Get swept up in the history of the war that changed the world in this epic-scale yet intimate museum, located right in the heart of New Orleans. Discover fascinating, in-depth exhibits that offer engaging accounts of the war from the perspective of those who lived through it. $50 per person.