Great programming, great networking at the 2020 Annual Meeting


Get ready to sail! IHEA’s 2020’s Annual Meeting promises to deliver important and timely presentations and as always, entertaining networking opportunities on board Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas. Scheduled for March 12–16, 2020, members will enjoy a cost-effective meeting while gaining all the benefits of a land-based event. The ship offers ideal meeting space for IHEA to bring in outstanding general session speakers, as well as breakout rooms for IHEA’s committee meetings. Attendees will hear from the following experts and will benefit from having them on board to continue conversations and gain additional insight from them during the social activities.

Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence

Economic Update: Does the Roller Coaster Continue?

An annual favorite, IHEA’s economist Chris Kuehl will give an economic update with his take on what lies ahead in a presidential election year! Will the economy continue on its roller coaster ride in 2020?

Omar Nashashibi, The Franklin Partnership

The Race for the White House: How Manufacturing is Adapting to Tariffs and the Outlook for Trade

Omar Nashashibi will present two important sessions. With all eyes and ears on Washington as the 2020 presidential election unfolds, Nashashibi will give an election watch rundown from an “insider’s” perspective. Nashashibi’s second presentation will focus on how manufacturing is adapting to tariffs and the outlook for trade.

Chief Master Sgt. (Ret.) Bob Vasquez, United States Air Force

The Power of SUPERvision

One of IHEA’s most popular speakers, Chief Master Sgt. Bob Vasquez returns with a new presentation based on his recently published book: The Power of SUPERvision! Every supervisor who aspires to become a SUPERvisor needs SUPERvision! SUPERvision starts with how you see yourself. What you see is what you’ll be. How do you see those people entrusted to you? How you see them is how they’ll be. How do they see you? They’re watching. You can count on that. Vision is important. SUPERvision is critical.

Go to to view the 2020 Annual Meeting registration brochure that provides complete details. Follow the links in the brochure to register and book your cabin online.

We have planned a great mix of business meetings and social gatherings to bring industry peers together. Here is a glimpse of the Annual Meeting itinerary:

The pool deck on Brilliance of the Seas is the perfect place to network between meetings during IHEA’s 2020 Annual Meeting.

Thursday, March 12: Tampa, Florida

  • Noon – Attendees Board Brilliance of the Seas
  • 4 p.m. – Sailaway – Casual Gathering
  • 7:15 p.m. –Welcome Get Together
  • 8:30 p.m. – Dinner

Friday, March 13: At Sea

  • 8:30 a.m.–noon – General Session
  • 8:30 a.m. – Spouse/Guest Breakfast
  • Noon–1 p.m.– Attendees Free for Lunch
  • 1:15–5 p.m.– Committee Meetings
  • 7:15–8:15 p.m.– President’s Reception
  • 8:30 p.m.– Dinner

Saturday, March 14: Cozumel

  • 8 a.m.–6 p.m.– Explore Cozumel on your own
  • 8:30 p.m.– Dinner

Sunday, March 15: At Sea

  • 8:30 a.m.–noon– General Session
  • Noon–1:30 p.m.– Lunch
  • 1:30–3 p.m.– Mini golf tournament
  • 7:15–8:15 p.m.– Pre-Dinner Drinks
  • 8:30 p.m.– Farewell Dinner

Monday, March 16: Disembark

  • 8:30 a.m.– Guests Disembark

This unique meeting venue is perfect for IHEA members to gather and enjoy meeting new members and reconnecting with old friends. Don’t miss the 2020 Annual Meeting on board Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas.

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