Tentative Schedule
COBO Convention Center
Detroit, MI
Feb. 22-24, 2019

Day One, Friday, Feb. 22

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration and Setup
Exhibit Hall D Atrium, Exhibit Hall D

1 - 2:25 p.m.

Education

2:30 - 2:55 p.m.
Tour Operator Orientation
Room 140A-F
Learn useful tools needed to make the most out of your Heartland experience as well as important program information.

2:40 - 2:55 p.m.
Exhibitor Orientation
Back of Exhibit Hall D
Learn useful tools needed to make the most out of your Heartland experience as well as important program information.

3 - 4 p.m.
Four-Minute Meet
Room 140A-F
The Four-Minute Meet is a great opportunity for exhibitors and tour operators to connect. At this unique event, exhibitors make brief introductions, highlight information about travel offerings, and invite tour operators to continue the conversation later this evening and throughout the weekend. Tour operators are seated at tables, allowing exhibitors to meet with an average of 12 or more additional tour operators in a short amount of time. Tour operator attendance is required.

6 - 9 p.m.
Opening Night Ice Breaker
Sponsored by Detroit Metro Convention Center & Visitors Bureau
Saint Andrew’s Hall
Home to iconic performances and breakthrough acts like Bob Dylan, Nirvana, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, and Eminem, Heartland attendees will get to rock out in historic St. Andrew’s Hall Friday night.

This piece of history, built in 1907 and used for meetings for the St. Andrew’s Scottish Society of Detroit, has solidified its reputation as one of the most legendary music venues in the country.

Heartland attendees will enjoy live music from authentic Motown band Phase 5 while enjoying some of Detroit’s finest foods and cocktails. This is one party you won’t want to miss: nobody throws a party like the “D”!

Day Two, Saturday, Feb. 23

7:15 - 8:15 a.m.
Tour Operator Breakfast
Sponsored by Circle Michigan
Room 250A-C

8 a.m.
Morning Break


8:20 - 8:40 a.m.
Open Trade Show
Exhibit Hall D

8:42 a.m. - Noon
Appointments 1-25
Exhibit Hall D

Noon - 1:05 p.m.
Lunch
Sponsored by Greater Lansing CVB

Grand Ballroom A

1:10 - 1:25 p.m.
Open Trade Show
Exhibit Hall D

1:30 - 5 p.m.
Appointments 26-50
Exhibit Hall D

2 p.m.
Afternoon Break


5 - 5:15 p.m.
Advisory Council Meeting
Room 252A

5 - 6 p.m.
Networking Event
Sponsored by Ohio Has It!
Riverfront West Salon

6:15 p.m.
Dine-Around Options
Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Detroit’s best! Receive discounts from Detroit Metro CVB’s special Show It and Save discount program and head out for a night filled with good food and good company. This is a great opportunity to connect with buyers and sellers over Detroit’s finest! Savings on Detroit eateries like Andiamo Detroit Riverfront, Colors Restaurant, and The District Bar & Grill are available for Heartland attendees to enjoy. View the full list of dine-arounds here or visit the information desk at Cobo Convention Center. You must bring both your Heartland name badge and some form of the coupon sheet at time of purchase.

View the full list of dine-arounds here!

Day Three, Sunday, Feb. 24

6:55 - 7:20 a.m.
Non-Denominational Worship Service
Room 252A

7:25 - 8:25 a.m.
Tour Operator Networking Breakfast
Sponsored by the Ohio Travel Association
Room 250A-C
Take advantage of another opportunity to meet peer-to-peer to connect and learn amongst colleagues!

8 a.m.
Morning Break


8:30 - 8:40 a.m.
Open Trade Show
Exhibit Hall D

8:42 a.m. - Noon
Appointments 51-75
Exhibit Hall D

Noon - 3 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-Out