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Annual Conference

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 9:00am - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 10:00pm

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TRSA’s agenda presents thought-provoking speakers covering issues that impact numerous facets of textile services operations. From economy-wide business and human resources trends to industry-specific topics, AnnualConference programming guides attendees’ results-driven strategic planning. This year’s setting in California’s wine country will offer unique social opportunities for participants and their guests. As always, the conference offers the industry’s best opportunity to network with the most successful entrepreneurs and operators serving every sector of the textile services marketplace.


SUNDAY, 9/22

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM    Breakfast
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM    Board Meeting
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM    Registration
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM      Welcome Reception/Charitable Fundraiser

MONDAY, 9/23
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM      Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM      Welcome and State of the Association
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM      Blowing the Doors off Business-as-Usual:
                                    Kevin Freiberg, Author/Executive Coach

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM    Break
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM  Breakout Sessions: 
                                  Disaster Planning and Recovery:
                                      Lu Canton, Certified Emergency Planner

                                  Do You Know Your Customers?
                                      Jim Gutheim, Industry Consultant

Noon - 4:00 PM           Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Blending / Tour
12:30 PM                    Golf Tournament: Sonoma Golf Club

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM      Breakfast
7:45 AM – 8:15 AM      Annual Membership Meeting
8:15 AM – 9:30 AM     Textile Services Bottom-Line Performance:
                                    Andrew Wittmann, Textile Services Analyst
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM    Trends & Predictions for the Evolving Global Economy:
                                    Barry Minkin, Economist/Futurist
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  Celebrity Chef’s Recipe for Financial, Social Success:
                                    Michael Chiarello, Chef/TV Host
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM    Ravenswood Wine Blending & Tour
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM      Chairman's Reception - Artesa Winery
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM    Awards Dinner - Artesa Winery

Room Sellout at Host Hotel
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Sonoma, CA

A handful of rooms for the TRSA Annual Conference is now available at the Renaissance, less than three miles from the host Fairmont Sonoma. Register online NOW for the meeting and call Alex at MacNair Travel IMMEDIATELY AFTER to secure one of the few rooms left at the Renaissance: 877.761.3723. Following the sellout for TRSA at the Fairmont, the Renaissance is expected to fill immediately. The TRSA rate ($289) expires Thursday, August 29, call today.

The closest international airports to The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa are San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK), and Sacramento International Airport (SMF).


Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa Sonoma, CA