A Special Invitation
To: HBN and GRA Members, Sponsors and Guests
FROM: Carey Rountree, HBN Chairman of the Board
Ryan Turner, GRA Chairman of the Board
We are very pleased to announce that Steve Koonin, recently named CEO, Atlanta Hawks, has been added to our growing list of presenters at the Fall Conference. Koonin joins our stellar list of program participants which includes: Rick Humphrey, Vice President IMSA Properties, Road Atlanta; Carlos Herrera, Chief Economist, Foodservice & On-Premise, The Coca-Cola Company; Ed Baker, Publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle; and William Pate, President & CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, to our schedule of speakers. The afternoon program will be hosted by Georgia Restaurant Association; and Ryan Turner, Chairman, GRA, is lining up an impressive group of restaurateurs and other executives to serve on the panel of food-service experts.
You won't want to miss our featured speakers and panelists who will provide current updates relative to Atlanta's entertainment and food-service industries. Also, you have asked, and we will deliver many business-to-business networking opportunities.
We hope you will make a special effort to attend; and please advise if you have any questions or suggestions. Please refer any questions to me firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-538-6326, or Judy Claxton, email@example.com, 404-538-6330. Also, review details at www.hbnfoundation.org.
Best regards, and "Thanks for Taking the Call!"
W. B. Baldwin
12:05 p.m. Golf on the Woodlands Course (optional)
5:00 p.m. Check-in at the Chateau Lodge and Conference Center
6:30-9:00 p.m. Opening Reception and Dinner sponsored by Media Brokers International Featuring Special Guest Speaker Rick Humphrey, Vice President IMSA Properties, Road Atlanta
9:00 p.m. - til' Networking, Cigars and Cocktails - Overnight Accommodations Available
Tuesday, September 29 – Business Session
8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Special Presentation by Carlos Herrera, Chief Economist,
Foodservice & On-Premise, Coca-Cola North America
9:30 a.m. Citywide Update by William Pate, President/CEO, Atlanta Convention &
10:00 a.m. A Snapshot of Atlanta - Update of Current Business Trends and Opportunities by Ed Baker, Publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle
11:00 a.m. A New Day in the Life of the Atlanta Hawks - Steve Koonin, CEO
12:00 Noon Luncheon sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company with Special Presentation by Ryan Turner, Chairman of the Georgia Restaurant Association
1:30 p.m. Plans for Panelists/Presentations are being Coordinated by the Georgia
Restaurant Association. Theme - Georgia's Restaurant and Food Service Industries
4:30 p.m. Business Session Adjourns to Closing Reception