Networking Events

Please note PRSM2016 Networking Events are scheduled at multiple locations including the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, the Long Beach Convention Center, the Queen Mary, and the Long Beach Arena.


Sunday, April 24
Street Hockey Tournament
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Additional Fee: $75

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be made for cancellations after Monday, April 13 or no shows. Registration fee includes use of equipment (stick and ball), refreshments, jersey, and transportation if event is not within walking distance.

Join your colleagues for a fun-filled and energetic game of street hockey. All you need are comfortable clothes and shoes we will supply the rest. Do you secretly desire to raise the Stanley Cup? Yearn to net the game winner and capture bragging rights as a street hockey legend? Then register for this exciting event. All equipment will be donated to a local area youth hockey program after the game. Space is limited so be sure to register early to save your spot on the roster. Space is limited so register early.

Sunday, April 24
Golf Challenge

10:00 am       Buses will depart from the Hyatt Regency Long Beach
11:00 pm     Registration & Lunch
12:30 pm     Shotgun Start

Additional Fee: $325 per person | Club Rentals: $60 per person

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be made for cancellations after Monday, April 11 or no shows. Registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, range balls, club storage,  luncheon, awards reception and transportation to and from the Long Beach hotels.

Hit the links with your industry friends and other PRSM2016 National Conference attendees for a day of golf and networking at one of the areas most stunning, ocean view golf courses. Suppliers – this is a great opportunity to make up your own foursomes by inviting retailers to join you for fun and networking. Space is limited so register early.

Course information coming soon.

Monday, April 25
First Timers' Experience
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Long Beach Convention Center 

Make the most of your first PRSM2016 National Conference! We invite all new members and first-time conference attendees to come to this popular gathering to learn about PRSM, meet your peers and to preview programs and activities slated for the three-day event.

Monday, April 25
Retail Meet & Greet (Retailers Only)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Long Beach Convention Center

Get pumped up and ready to participate in Retail Quick Connect (RQC) and meet your PRSM Board Members.  Chat with the board, refresh with a Long Beach beverage, and get ready to meet your Supplier partners at RQC. 

Monday, April 25
Retail Quick Connect
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Long Beach Convention Center

Retail Quick Connect will place retailers at their own exhibit tables during a dedicated, hour-and-a-half speed-networking event. Supplier Members will have two minutes to introduce themselves and their services to retailers for a match made in facilities heaven. When you have made that potential match, we encourage you to schedule follow-up appointments during the exhibition on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Suppliers:

  • Bring your business cards and make sure your booth number is written on your card.

Program Guidelines:

  • Each retail organization will have a table reserved for their participation.
  • Retailers are encouraged to provide a list of services you're interested in discussing on bidding to be displayed.
  • Only one supplier representative from each exhibit company may participate.
  • Only one non-exhibiting vendor representative from a company may participate for an additional fee of $2,000.
  • Each supplier representative may connect with a retail company representative for a maximum of two minutes.

Monday, April 25
Retail New Member/Prospect Reception – by invitation only
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach

New Retail Members - Connect with your retail facilities management peers, who are also new members to PRSM Association and meet our PRSM Ambassadors who can help you get engaged in the PRSM Community. 

Monday, April 25
Networking Canada Reception
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Do you do business in Canada? Stop by Networking Canada Reception for a quick opportunity to meet with retailers and vendors based in Canada, companies now operating in Canada, and those planning to expand into Canada. It’s a great place to share the friendly Canadian spirit and connect with your neighbors.

Monday, April 25
Welcome Reception
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Queen Mary

Included with full conference registration and one-day Monday-only registrants. Individual tickets are available for purchase until 7:00 pm Monday, April 25.

This welcome reception celebrates a few of our (and we hope your) favorite things: a beautiful historic landmark, an amazing view, outstanding food, refreshing beverages, the first opportunity to meet up with old (and new) friends, and who knows, there may be an explosive surprise as well. Our conference kick-offs are legendary—come find out why!

Tuesday, April 26
Supplier Networking Breakfast
7:00 am – 8:30 am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Join your colleagues for breakfast and an opportunity to participate in the highly successful Supplier Exchange Roundtable discussion.  Top discussion topics that are extremely relevant to the supplier community will be discussed in this highly interactive event:  RFP Standardization, Total Cost of Ownership, Hot New Trends, and Unrealistic Expectations in Master Service Agreements.

Meet new members and learn about the different supplier companies attending PRSM2016.  Are there issues you are facing and you feel you’re alone? Talk to the other suppliers to see what is trending in their service areas and connect with new and old friends in the industry.

Tuesday, April 26
In the Blue Chair: Retailer Networking Breakfast (Retailers Only)
7:30 am – 8:30 am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Join us during breakfast for a personal and up close conversation with a special retail guest about what it’s like to work for an industry leader in facilities management.

In the Blue Chair is a take-off on The Red Couch, an Internet talk show featuring women and men who share their stories and secrets for living a successful life. The mission of The Red Couch is to inspire people to feel connected and to celebrate their power. It aims to make a positive impact by empowering and inspiring you to not only survive, but also thrive.

Wednesday, April 27
Closing Event
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Long Beach Arena – Pacific Room

After a few days of learning and networking – now it’s time to have a little California fun, dance the night away with old and new friends, and close out the conference in style!  Nothing can serve as a better end to a great conference than fun music, outstanding food, and lots of laughs with great friends.  The lavish setting of the Pacific Room brings together sights, sounds and space like no other venue in the world creating unique experiences and memories.

Don’t miss this unforgettable event!