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S c h e d u l e

thursday, august 9

7:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:00 am



8:15 am

Session 1


9:00 am

Session 2


9:45 am



10:00 am

Session 3


10:45 am

Session 4


11:30 am

Session 5


12:15 pm



1:30 pm

Session 6


2:15 pm

Session 7


3:00 - 3:15



3:15 pm

Session 8


5:30 - 6:30 pm



Dinner on your own


friDAY, august 10

7:30 am

Continental Breakfast


8:15 am

Session 9


9:00 am

Session 10


9:45 am

Session 11


10:30 am




Registration Opens Early May 2018


august 9-10, 2018

vma market outlook workshop

Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, IL



About the Program

The Market Outlook Workshop - considered to be VMA’s premier meeting - is held in August of each year. This year’s workshop will take place August 9-10th at The Renaissance Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, IL. Attendees will hear presentations from industry leaders on the outlook for various end user markets. Additionally, attendees will receive hard information about the domestic and international economic outlook. You will return to your office with notes and PowerPoint presentations to prepare your 2018 sales and marketing forecast.


Registration Fees AND Information

Attendee registration is open to all VMA/VRC Members. Registration fees are $625 for the first registrant from a dues paying member-company. Second and subsequent registrants from the same company can register at the reduced rate of $525 per registrant. Your registration fee includes all food events during the workshop which includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch and Welcome Reception.


Hotel Reservations

Accommodations for the 2018 Market Outlook Workshop have been arranged at The Renaissance Blackstone for the discounted rate of $219.00 a night. Room block will open May 2018.


registration cancellation policies

  • Cancellations received up to 30 days before the event are refundable, minus a 5% registration service charge.
  • Cancellations received between 15 and 29 days before the event are 75% refundable.
  • Due to hotel and other event guarantees, cancellations received between 0 and 14 days prior to the events are non-refundable.
  • All cancellations must be in writing to Malena Malone-Blevins at


Please call Malena Malone-Blevins, Meetings Manager at 202-331-8105 ext. 310 or by email at


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