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Thursday, October 14, 2021

KTA/TNBA Fall Conference & Supplier Showcase

Start Date: 10/12/2021 11:00 AM EDT
End Date: 10/14/2021 1:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Holiday Inn University Plaza-Bowling Green

1021 Wilkinson Trace
Bowling Green, KY  United States  42103

Organization Name: Kentucky Telecom Association/Tennessee Broadband Association

Tyler Campbell
Email: tyler@ktaoffice.org
Phone: (502) 699-2206

The Kentucky Telecom Association and TN Broadband Association are pleased to announce that our 27th KTA-TNBA Fall Conference & Supplier Showcase will return to the Holiday Inn University Plaza - Bowling Green and the adjoining Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, KY on October 12-14, 2021. 

The conference agenda is designed for managers, supervisors and other company employees involved in plant and equipment operations, field and network operations, customer service, marketing and regulatory.  However, all company personnel can obtain important information and educational benefits by attending. 

The Supplier Showcase is always a featured highlight of this meeting where more than 85 exhibit booths are expected to display the latest in communications products and services.  The showcase has proven to be an excellent, low cost opportunity for KTA and TN Broadband member companies to allow their employees to see new products and discuss their needs with vendors. 
In conjunction with this meeting, the KTEA Association will hold its own annual meeting on October 14-15.  A separate registration packet will be issued for their meeting.  The joint fall meeting and KTEA meetings are scheduled together to allow both groups the opportunity to attend the supplier showcase. 

All meeting events will be at the hotel or convention center.  Business casual dress is appropriate. 
Hotel Reservations.  The Holiday Inn University Plaza is 2 miles from I-65 (Exit 22) just off Hwy 231W.  The hotel contains 218 guest rooms and suites, restaurant and lounge, indoor pool and exercise room.  The convention center and golf course are adjacent to the hotel and parking is free.

A room block rate of $129 (+ tax) is available for the nights of October 12-14  Make your own room reservations directly with the Holiday Inn University Plaza by Saturday, September 11.  Be sure to mention group code KTA to get the group rate. 

Bowling Green, home of the Corvette, is centrally located between Lexington, Louisville and Nashville.  Local area information is available at www.visitbgky.com

Meeting Registration.  The conference fee is $125/person and covers meeting materials, breaks, group luncheon, evening events and the showcase. The online meeting registration deadline is Tuesday, October 5. After this date no refunds will be given and no shows will be invoiced. Substitutions are welcome.   

Sponsorships.  Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available for the fall conference.  General meeting sponsorships are $500.  Business luncheon and meeting break sponsorships are available at $750.00.  Golf hole sponsorships are $200. Golf beverage cart sponsorship is $400. If you are interested in providing golf cart gifts or prizes for giveaways, please feel free to contact KTA Executive Director Tyler Campbell at tyler@ktaoffice.org.  

Golf Tournament.  The golf tournament fee is $125/person and covers green fees, cart, lunch and prizes.  Players should send their handicap and special playing requests to tyler@ktaoffice.org prior to the registration deadline. If you are planning to ship any golf cart items and golf giveaways, please make sure they arrive to the KTA Office at 305 Ann Street, Ste 202, Frankfort, KY 40601 prior to October 1.  You may also bring the golf giveaway items with you on the day of tournament play.  

The golf tournament will be held at the Crosswinds Golf Course beginning at noon (CT) on Tuesday, Oct 12.  A buffet luncheon will begin at 11:00 am (CT) in the golf pavilion at the pro shop.  Soft spikes are required.  Dress appropriately for the season. 

The tournament will be a scramble format and all skills levels are welcomed.  All players must be registered for the conference or the supplier showcase.  For rental club information or other course questions, contact the pro shop at 270/393-3559.  The course is next to the hotel with a common parking lot. 
Schedule of Events
CT                       Tuesday, October 12
11:00 AM      Golf Luncheon @ Crosswinds GC
Noon              Golf Tournament
4:00 PM         Hotel Check-In & Registration
6:00-7:30      Welcome Reception
7:30-11:00    Hospitality Suite

Wednesday, October 13
8:00 AM         Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30                General Session
Noon              Group Luncheon
1:00 PM         Breakout Sessions 1-3
3:00                Breakout Sessions 4-6
4:30-11:00    Exhibitor Booth Set-Up
8:30-10:00    Vendors Dessert Party Reception
                       (All Attendees Welcome)
10:00            Hospitality Suite

Thursday, October 14
7:00 AM         Booth Set-Up
8:30 AM-       Suppliers Showcase
12:30 PM
1:00 PM         KTEA Association Annual Meeting
6:00               KTEA Hospitality Suite

Friday, October 15
8:30 AM         KTEA Association Annual Meeting
                        (concludes by noon)

Remember: Bowling Green is on Central Time!

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