ABOUT ICBA 2019
FEBRUARY 12-14, 2019 | HYATT REGENCY JACKSONVILLE
Our ICBA 2019 Conference theme is “Building Bridges Together.” The city of Jacksonville, FL has nine bridges, and Conference attendees will have a great view of the Main Street Bridge from the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville. But the theme is about much more than the location: it captures the spirit of ICBA, our Members, and our Vendor Partners. We build relationships, offer continuous support, bridge gaps, and find collaborative solutions to the challenges that face us all. The answers we’re looking for are among us.
ICBA 2019 SCHEDULES
Schedules by Track
View schedules for a specific Conference track so you can see exactly which events apply to you.
Want to view events occurring in all ICBA 2019 tracks? Or looking for events specific to ICBA 2019 Exhibitors? Complete schedules with all track information are available for both ICBA Members and Exhibitors — simply click the button that applies to you below.
(If you’re an Exhibitor, you can find more helpful info here.)
NEW THIS YEAR
In addition to our highly rated Store2Store and Buyer2Buyer discussions, we’re introducing “Breakfast Chats.” Breakfast Chats are a purely optional opportunity to discuss specific topics of interest to you before you start the day — another benefit of our all-inclusive format!
With this combo of formal and informal networking, the connections you make at the Conference will be invaluable to your career for years to come!
All Attendee Browse Around
In addition to the PRIMEtime Open House Preview Night and scheduled Buyer and Vendor Meetings, all Members will now have the chance to visit with more than 100 Conference Vendors at the “All Attendee Browse Around” Wednesday evening, February 13.
ICBA 2019 FEATURED SPEAKERS
ICBA 2019 SESSIONS
Looking for more information on ICBA 2019 sessions? You can view all session descriptions, times, and speakers for ICBA general sessions below, as well as more info on the sessions in the Marketing and Supplies tracks.
ICBA PRE-CONFERENCE INSTITUTE
General Merchandise Buyers Institute (GMBI)
February 10-11, 2019
Conducted in the days immediately preceding the ICBA Conference, ICBA Institutes are a comprehensive, immersive examination into a pressing industry topic. This year’s ICBA Institute is the General Merchandise Buyers Institute (GMBI). The GMBI will feature 9+ hours of intense programming on multiple aspects of General Merchandise buying, including assortment planning, financial planning, vendor relations, visual merchandising, marketing, pricing strategies, and more.
Registration cost: $399
ICBA 2019 DESTINATION
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 33202
The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront offers four miles of riverfront boardwalk access, walkable attractions, complimentary shuttles, and an engaging look at local music, art, film, museums, concerts, sports, stage productions, and much more. The hotel features spacious and updated guestrooms, a heated pool overlooking the skyline, a 24-hour fitness center, and meeting rooms with riverfront views.
Accommodations for ICBA 2019 include:
ICBA Room Rate of $165 per night
Standard King OR 2 Queen Beds
Free In-Room WiFi
Rate offered from Sunday, February 10 – Friday, February 15, 2019
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Please note: The ICBA rate is available until January 24, 2019.
ICBA has negotiated discounted rates for ground transportation to and from the airport with GO Airport Express & Sedan. For transportation from the Jacksonville airport, simply fill out the online form. For transportation from the Orlando airport, call them directly to book.