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Networking and Social

Admission to all social events is included with full conference registration. Guest tickets for the Welcome Reception and GALA Dinner may be purchased only for those not in the industry (family, spouse, etc.). Industry professionals who would like to attend social activities must register for the conference.


Newbie Orientation

Sunday, 24 March 2019
17:00-17:45 | Westin Grand Munich

The Newbie Orientation will provide an introduction to GALA-the-association and to GALA-the-conference. Volunteer leaders from GALA will provide information on the association's programs and activities and give you advice and pointers on making the most of your conference experience. You'll also do some "ice-breaker" activities with your fellow delegates to jump-start your networking. Non-members welcome. Pre-registration is not required.


Welcome Reception

Sunday, 24 March 2019
18:00 - 19:30 | Westin Grand Munich

The Welcome Reception is the official start of the GALA conference and we encourage you to make your travel arrangements so that you can attend. Reunite with old acquaintances and make new ones. Light refreshments served.


Speed Networking

Monday, 25 March 2019
16:00 - 17:30 | Westin Grand Munich

Speed networking - sponsored this year by Smartcat - is one of the favorite networking activities of the conference. You'll introduce yourself to dozens of peers and make acquaintances from around the world and across the industry. All are welcome. Be sure to bring business cards. 


GALA Dinner

Monday, 25 March 2019
19:00 - 23:00 | Hofbräuhaus München

The GALA Dinner is the social highlight of the conference. Always inviting, never boring, the GALA Dinner features excellent food, excellent company, and (mostly) excellent dancing. Busses will take us to a Bavarian icon, Hofbräuhaus München, for an evening of celebration in the traditional style.

Note that dinner is included for all registered delegates except those purchasing a one-day registration. There is no need to buy a dinner ticket unless you're bringing a companion or unless you purchase a one-day registration and wish to attend the GALA Dinner. 


Happy Hour

Tuesday, 26 March 2019
17:15 - 18:15 | Westin Grand Munich

Join colleagues for refreshments, conversation, and relaxation as we wind down another productive day.