MDNA’s 2017 Convention & Annual Business Meetings

May 4, 2017 – May 7, 2017 all-day
Disney's BoardWalk Inn

Join us for MDNA’s 76th Convention & Annual Business Meetings to be held on May 4-7, 2017 at Disney World, Orlando, FL.  At Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. Room rates are $239.

Convention Registration is Now Open! To register for this year’s convention, please CLICK HERE or the green ticket button. 

Check out MDNA’s new blog post where you can comment and communicate with other members about convention trip plans!


Hotel Information-Registration is now open.

You may book your reservation by clicking hereHotel cut-off is April 1.  However, please be aware that the board-walk-inn-gallery01Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and most of the other properties on Disney operate at 100% capacity.  This means that it will be difficult to book extra days as we get closer to cut-off. MDNA Room rates are $239 

Stay tuned for more details as this event is planned.

Disney’s Magical Express– We will provide “Disney’s Magical Express” service for your attendees staying overnight at the Hotel who are traveling through Orlando International Airport (provided this service is offered to Hotel guests at the time of your meeting).  This service will consist of complimentary airport shuttle, luggage delivery (after your attendees have gone through the Customs process, if applicable) and remote airline check-in (on participating airlines only), all The-Magic-Kingdoms-40th-Anniversarysubject to the terms in effect for this service at that time.

Complimentary Wi-Fi– The Hotel will offer complimentary Wi-Fi service at the Hotel for your attendees to use during your meeting in their guest rooms and your meeting rooms and the common areas at the Hotel.  Please be advised, however, that this Wi-Fi service will not have unlimited capacity.  It is not designed for high definition streaming of video or for high volume business use (e.g., if a large percentage of your attendees were to seek to access this Wi-Fi service at the same time).

Complimentary Health Club Admission –The Hotel will offer complimentary admittance to its health club.

Complimentary Self-Parking– Complimentary self-parking at the Hotel and Disney theme parks is available for all guests staying at the Hotel.

Complimentary Phone Calls – The Hotel will not charge for local, 800 or 888 calls made from the phones in the guest rooms

Theme Park Tickets- Multi-day theme park tickets are available.

Transportation- We provide to our guests regularly scheduled complimentary transportation between the Hotel and various Walt Disney World® Resort theme park and other selected locations.  This includes Disney Springs, with over 150 shopping, dining and entertainment venues, featuring some of the world’s most iconic brands and restaurants.

Disney has setup a special site for MDNA Convention Attendees to learn all you need to know about special after 3pm admission tickets and multi-day theme park tickets


Schedule of Events
Subject to Change
Date/Time Event
Thursday May 4
7:30 am – 9:00 am MDNA Board Breakfast
8:00 am – 12:00 pm MDNA Board Meeting
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm National Nominating
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Convention Registration
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibits, Catalog Show
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Convention Registration Lunch
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Team Building Kickoff Event
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EAMTM Meeting 
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Southern Regional Chapter Meeting
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Welcome Party & Banquet- MONOPOLY MDNA STYLE What a perfect way to MONOPOLIZE your evening with the Welcome Party! “Advance” to Broadwalk and take a short walk to the Atlantic Dance Hall. This Art Deco Ballroom is our private nightclub for the evening. The stunning balconies with views of Crescent Lake are the ideal setting for mingling and socializing.  The historic interior with an expansive dance floor invites you to “strut your stuff”. Everyone will be treated to a sumptuous buffet and cocktails.

  • Casual Attire
  • Buffet dinner and cocktails
Friday May 5
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Convention Registration
8:00 am – 2:00 pm Exhibits, Catalog Show
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:00 am Spouse /Companion Event– WE LOVE PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME! Spouses will be treated to a fantastique morning! We will “prendre un brunch” in Epcot.  “Isle de France,” a private patio overlooking the beautiful World Showcase Lagoon at Epcot, has been reserved just for us.  This private experience will be our special time to enjoy the ambience of Epcot and celebrate our tradition of visiting with friends and meeting new friends. The brunch gives us the opportunity to have the rest of the day to enjoy the parks with family and spouses. Looking forward to being together! Bon Appetit!

  • Attire is casual. It is a 10 minute stroll to France from the hotel
  • Limited space available – Pre-registration is required
  • Open to spouses and children only
  • Park tickets are not necessary but the privilege is only for the brunch. Tickets need to be purchased if you choose to stay in Epcot
9:00 am – 10:00 am Seminar #1- Are You Prepared For A Disaster?Disaster just struck your facility and half of your building has been destroyed by fire. But you have a good insurance policy with replacement cost coverage so everything will be taken care of, right? Well, maybe…….. The insurance company sent their adjuster and he arrived with an army of equipment experts, building contractors, forensic accountants and other experts. They are all there to help you get your operation rebuilt and back to normal, right? Well, maybe…… Your insurance agent, accountant and lawyer can all help you with your insurance claim and look after your interests, right? Well, maybe…… What you don’t know can hurt you. Property insurance claims are not as straightforward as they may appear. And insurance companies aren’t necessarily your “good neighbor” when disaster strikes. Any good business has prepared a disaster plan to protect their employees and assets during an emergency. That plan should also include an understanding on how your insurance policy will pay your claim and what you need to know to protect your financial interests. Neal Novak, Regional Vice President of the Alex N. Sill Company, has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. His company exclusively represents the policyholder in property and business interruption claims. He is a veteran of disasters such as Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina, the Great Flood of 1993 and many other catastrophes. Join us as he shares his extensive knowledge and great advice on how you can avoid the common errors that business owners make with insurance companies and have a successful outcome with your claim.Presenter: John Taucher, Portage Packaging Neal J. Novak, Regional Vice President Alex N. Sill Company North America’s Leading Firm of Loss Consultants & Appraisers
10:00 am – 11:00 pm Seminar #2 Joint Venture Standards & Procedures Panel Discussion When should a joint venture machine be paid for? What are acceptable expenses? What rate should be used for cleaning versus repairing? Is a salesperson’s commission a shared expense? Should overhead be part of the expenses? Should the partner know who the machine was sold to?This open forum discussion, led by Joe Lundvick, CEA Perfection Global LLC, Jack Boecher, AEA, Raco Industrial Corp., Paul Lashin, Prestige Equipment, and Troy Clark, Clark Machinery Sales.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Seminar #3 – Exporting and U.S. Government Help What’s the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS)? • What does the US&FCS do? • What’s the role of a U.S. Export Assistance Center? • What are some other U.S. Government agencies that may be able to help MDNA Members to export and what do they do (EXIM Bank and SBA)? • What are some things to keep in mind in export planning, such as export compliance or Total Landed Cost?Presenter: Kenneth R. Mouradian Director, Orlando U.S. Export Assistance Center U.S. Commercial Service Orlando U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration
12:00 pm – 8:30 pm Friday Fun Time – Theme Park –You choose how to spend your afternoon enjoying your favorite Disney Experience!  Magic Kingdom or Epcot, the choice is yours.
8:30 pm – 10:30 pm Hospitality– ILLUMINATE YOUR EVENING-–A special treat to end your afternoon exploring Disney! Our Hospitality will be in Epcot where we have a designated, private spot to view Disney’s famous fireworks show “Illuminations”.  We will have a perfect view from the patio “Isle de France” right on the World Showcase Lagoon where this spectacular show takes place. A perfect venue for fireworks, cocktails, desserts and MDNA friends!

  • Casual attire
  • It is a 10 minute walk from the hotel
  • Park admission is not required for this event
Saturday May 6
8:00 am – 2:00 pm Convention Registration
8:00 am – 2:00 pm Exhibits, Catalog Show
8:30 am – 10:00 am Breakfast Buffet
9:00 am – 10:30 am Annual Meeting
10:30 am – 10:45 am MDNA Board Meeting
10:45 am – 12:00 pm AMEA Educational Program
7:00 pm – 12:00 am Presidents Reception and Banquet — MDNA MAGICAL NIGHT Be our Guest at this Magical Night as we welcome our new MDNA President! Everyone will be a Prince or Princess for the night as we gather for a cocktail reception. Then we will savor an elegant plated dinner prepared by Disney’s award winning culinary team. Festivities and dancing will continue until the clock strikes twelve!

  • Plated Dinner
  • Open Bar
  • Cocktail Attire or Black Tie – Glass Slippers not required

Convention Sponsors

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