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2019 Conference Schedule

Grand Rapids, Michigan | September 4-6, 2019

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE HOTEL
Amway Grand Plaza - PH: (616) 774-2000 - 187 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Travel Industry - TBA

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*Times and event locations are subject to change.


WEDNESDAY .  SEPTEMBER  4 . 2019

  • 12:00 PM : Registration Opens - Welcome to Going on Faith, meet the staff that will take care of you for the next three days.  Learn of innovations to help your organization and career grow.
  • 1:00 PM : Ice Cream Social  - This Conference is about building travel relationships so kick-off this event with an Ice Cream Social where you can jump start your networking in an atmosphere of fellowship and fun.
  • 3:30 PM: Delegate Orientation/Keynote Address
  • 6:00 PM : Welcome to Little Rock, Arkansas - The Grand Rapids, Michigan CVB will welcome us into the community!
  • 6:30 PM : Welcome Dinner Event  - Tonight enjoy Grand Rapids, Michigan CVB and their partner's hospitality and delicious food. Prepare yourself for a special evening of fellowship, networking, food & entertainment. This night is guaranteed to be an outstanding and memorable experience. 


THURSDAY .  SEPTEMBER 5 . 2019

  • 7:00 AM : GOF Registration Opens
  • 7:30 AM : Breakfast - Start your day with friends and new destination knowledge built around the religious tour market.
  • 8:30 AM Morning Presentation
  • 9:00 AM : Keynote Address/Seminar, TBA - Designed to kickstart the thought process for a great day.
  • 10:00 AM : Marketplace I - Faith Based Travel Planners and industry delegates meet for one-on-one discussions for business opportunities and computer generated appointments. 
  • 12:45 PM : Official Luncheon - Learn about a new destination to bring your church group to experience. 
  • 2:30 PM Official Sightseeing Tours
  • 6:30 PM : Dine and Entertainment - Enjoy your own time to experience the tastes of this great city. This is an event you won’t want to miss.


FRIDAY .  SEPTEMBER 6 . 2019

  • 7:30 AM : Breakfast & Presentation - Start your day with friends and new destination knowledge.
  • 9:00 AM : Destination Showcase
  • 10:00 AM : Marketplace II - Faith Based Travel Planners and industry delegates meet for one-on-one discussions for potential business opportunities and computer generated appointments.             
  • 12:45 PM : Closing Luncheon - The 2020 host city will show you what’s in store for us next year at the Going on Faith Conference.