IHEA sets sail for 2020 Annual Meeting

Chief Master Sergeant (Retired) Bob Vazquez will present on SUPERvision!
Chief Master Sergeant (Retired) Bob Vazquez will present on SUPERvision!

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association is pleased to announce its 91st Annual Meeting will be on the high seas March 12-16, 2020, on Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, departing from Tampa, Florida. IHEA has had several successful, high-quality annual meetings on cruise ships and is excited to offer this budget-friendly meeting to IHEA members once again.

This four-day event will feature two sea days and a day in Cozumel. As always, the annual meeting promises to deliver outstanding programming, committee work, and plenty of time for social interaction during the receptions and meal functions.

The program will include presentations from some of IHEA’s past favorites: Chief Master Sergeant (Retired) Bob Vazquez, Chris Kuehl, and Omar Nashashibi.

Vazquez is a course director at the United States Air Force Academy’s Center for Character Development, as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He will be talking to us about the Power of SUPERvision. IHEA is happy to welcome him back after four years for his unique perspective on leadership.

Attendees will also hear from IHEA’s economist Kuehl, who entertains as well as informs the crowd with his spirited delivery of the economic update.

With all eyes and ears on the capital, Washington, D.C. lobbyist Nashashibi will present an insider’s perspective as the 2020 presidential election unfolds. As a bonus for all attendees, speakers will be available to continue discussions and answer questions in a more relaxed setting throughout the cruise.

IHEA committees will convene on board the Brilliance of the Seas to continue work on issues of importance to the membership and the industry at large. To round out the perfect meeting agenda, attendees will enjoy a variety of social activities including the sail away gathering, the welcome get together, the annual President’s Reception, a mini-golf tournament, and the farewell dinner. The complete program and event details are available at www.ihea.org.

IHEA’s 2020 Annual Meeting sets sail on board Brilliance of the Seas.

Trip details

The four-night cruise will depart from Tampa on Thursday, March 12, and return to Tampa the following Monday morning, where guests will disembark to return home. As there are a variety of stateroom classes available onboard Brilliance of the Seas, IHEA has secured cabins in several different categories to provide cost flexibility to members. The cabin price is for one or two guests per cabin. There is no discount for a single passenger in a cabin.

The cruise fare, which is determined based on the cabin selected, includes:

  • Ship accommodations for four nights.
  • All meals onboard the ship.
  • Deluxe drink package for the first and second person in each cabin (includes drinks up to $13 each).
  • Access to all lounges, pools, and entertainment.
  • Port taxes and fees.
  • Gratuities.
  • Onboard entertainment.
  • IHEA Mini-Golf Tournament on the ship.
The pool deck on Brilliance of the Seas is the perfect place to network between meetings during IHEA’s 2020 Annual Meeting.

The Annual Meeting Registration Fee includes all committee meetings, general sessions, and evening receptions. Spouses/guests are welcome to attend the receptions at no charge.

Attire for the entire cruise is casual except for one evening called “Wear Your Best.” This is a step up from casual but not formal. Our President’s Reception will be that evening.

IHEA is excited to board Brilliance of the Seas, a mid-size ship that offers a great array of lounges, food options, and entertainment. At 91,000 gross tons, Brilliance of the Seas is the perfect size to balance a multitude of amenities with an intimate feel. The ship is built on the same hull as the Celebrity Constellation, which hosted IHEA’s 2015 Annual Meeting. Reserve your cabin now and join us for IHEA’s 91st Annual Meeting.

Don’t miss the 2020 IHEA Annual Meeting, reserve your cabin now at www.ihea.org.