Spring 2020 Summit

Save the date!

We are looking forward to gathering together this March 18-20 to Share. Learn. Connect. at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA.

More details coming soon! In the meantime, here are some testimonials from last Spring's attendees....

I thought the content, quality of speakers and networking opportunities were valuable.
-David Barber, Littleton Coin Co.

This was a positive experience. I came away with a lot more information than I thought I would.
-Stephanie Hall, Enstrom Candies

This conference was great! It's so refreshing to hear about brands struggling with the same obstacles I face offline and that direct mail is an impactful channel.
-Taylor May, MOO

NEMOA is still a valuable event for me to learn what challenges and opportunities our Merchant partners are facing and to think about how we can tailor our offering to help them solve and take advantage of both.  It is also a place where I can reconnect with old friends and make new ones.
-Spring 2019 Attendee

Everyone from my company that has attended in the past has always loved it - and as a first-time attendee I thought it definitely lived up to the hype!! This was such a great environment for learning and networking.
-Allison Jensen, Compu-Mail

Registration Pricing

Coming soon

Summit Schedule

Wednesday 3/18/2020

12:00pmRegistration Desk & Connection Lounge Open
12:00pm — 2:15pmWelcome Refreshments and Networking
1:00pm — 2:00pmFirst-Timer Welcome Briefing This session is for First Timers. Hear personally from the NEMOA Board of Directors, veteran attendees and members about what you can expect at the conference and how to get the most from your first Summit experience! Sponsored by Arandell
2:15pm — 3:15pmOpening Session “Your Brand’s Role in Building a More Sustainable Economy” Jeffrey Hollander, Founder of Seventh Generation and Co-Founder, American Sustainable Business Council   
3:30pm — 4:30pmThink Tank Discussions "This is a unique opportunity to roll up your sleeves and discuss topics of interest with others in your industry. Have questions? Have an opinion? Ready to share what’s working (or not) for your brand? Join one of 9 Think Tanks and be part of the conversation!"
5:30pm — 6:00pmSpeaker & Board Reception Invite Only   
6:00pm — 7:00pmSummit Welcome Reception All registered attendees are invited to attend this one-hour reception featuring an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Sponsored by Oracle Data Cloud   

Thursday 03/19/2020

7:30amRegistration Desk & Connection Lounge Open
7:30am — 9:15amBreakfast Buffet & Networking
8:00am — 9:15amC-Level Breakfast Session (By invite only) Sponsored by Lindenmeyr
8:30am — 9:15am3 Concurrent Breakfast Club Conversations
9:30am — 10:15amOpening Session “How to keep your brand moving forward” Jackie Ardrey, Grandin Road
10:30am — 11:15am3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breakout #1: “Catalog 101: Strategy & Planning” Dana Springfield, Dover Saddlery & Neal Patrick, L'Occitane
Breakout #2: “TBA”
Breakout #3: “TBA”
11:45am — 12:30pm3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breakout #1: “Catalog 102: Creative, print, production & mailing” Dana Springfield, Dover Saddlery & Mike O'Connell, Yankee Candle
Breakout #2: “TBA”
Breakout #3: “Disrupting a Global Wholesale Business to Drive Direct to Consumer” Josee Larocque, Burton & Polly Wong, Belardi Wong
12:30pm — 1:15pmLunch Buffet & Networking Sponsored by Cognitive Softvison Suite
12:50pm — 1:10pmRising Star Awards Join us as we congratulate the recipients of our Rising Star Scholarship Awards. Rising Star Program sponsored by Nahan
1:15pm — 2:00pmGeneral Session "Make A Real Connection With Your Market" John McDonnell, Tito's Vodka
2:30pm — 3:15pm3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breakout #1: “Catalog 103: Circulation Planning & Analytics” Dana Springfield, Dover Saddlery & Eileen White, Indrio Brands
Breakout#2: "Are your Marketing Initiatives in Sync with your Merchandise Planning Strategy?" Seth Walter, The Grommet & Jeff Dillon, Cognizant Softvision Suite
Breakout #3: “Use Site Visitors and combined Co-op data to fuel your acquisition and retention strategies” Lena Moman, Title Nine & Stephanie Stopka, Design Toscano & Maria Youth, Path2Response
3:30pm — 4:15pmGeneral Session "An Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Primer" Amy Africa, Eight By Eight
4:15pm — 5:00pmSponsor-Hosted Roundtables Join our sponsor-hosted roundtables to chat with peers and industry leaders about a variety of important topics. Take advantage of these dynamic, informative discussions in a no-sales, no-pressure setting!
5:30pm — 6:30pmEvening Reception All registered attendees are invited to attend this one-hour reception featuring an open bar and hors d'oeuvres..
Sponsored by J.Schmid
6:30pm — wheneverPost-Reception Socializing Attendees on own for dinner/evening activities

Friday 03/20/2020

7:45amRegistration Desk & Connection Lounge Open
7:45am — 9:00amBreakfast Buffet & Networking
8:00am — 8:45am3 Concurrent Breakfast Club Conversations
9:00am — 9:15amGeneral Session “Annual Member Meeting” Dana Springfield, NEMOA President
9:15am — 10:00amOpening Session “Think Inside, Create Outside” Dan Hetzer, Lands' End
10:15am — 11:00amClosing Session “Session Title TBA” Bill McCarthy, Southwest Indian Foundation

Companies Attending

Companies registered to attend the Summit will be posted here starting in January

Hotel and Travel Details

NEMOA has blocked a limited number of hotel rooms at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel for Summit attendees at $229/night + tax. Notice will be posted here once the room block is open for reservations. Please visit www.bostonparkplaza.com for directions and transportation options.

10/21/19 ALERT: It has come to our attention that unofficial housing bureaus have contacted potential attendees claiming to be the Boston Park Plaza and are urging people to make their reservations now because NEMOA's discounted room block is selling out. This is not the case. The room block has not even opened yet. Neither has registration for the Summit.

Please DO NOT give these "poachers" your credit card information to book a room at the Boston Park Plaza. These companies are not affiliated with the Boston Park Plaza Hotel nor the NEMOA Spring Summit. Only the NEMOA website will provide the official housing information and reservations link for the Spring Summit.

Please contact terri@nemoa.org with any questions or to report receiving one of these calls. Thank you!


Shipping Instructions

Shipping Instructions will be posted here in February


Details and Nomination Instructions coming soon


For any questions about the summit, please contact our offices:

General mailbox: admin@nemoa.org
Terri Patashnik Events & Operations Director Telephone: 207-885-0090

Jo Turcotte Marketing & Programs Manager Telephone: 515-490-7564