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Annual Meeting


» REGISTRATION (open June 2017) 

» PROGRAM (to come) 


Tentative  S c h e d u l e


1:00 – 2:30 pm

General Session I


2:00 - 4:00 pm

Spouse/Guest Meet and Greet


2:30 – 3:00 pm

Coffee Break


3:00 – 4:30 pm

General Session I (continued)


4:30 pm



6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception 

(Spouse and Guests invited)

THURSDAY, September 14

7:30 am

Continental Breakfast

(Spouses/Guests invited)


8:00 - Noon

Spouse/Guest Event (offsite)


8:30 – 9:30 am

General Session II


9:30 – 10:00 am

Coffee Break


10:00 – 11:30 am

General Session III


11:30 am

Adjournment Session III


Noon - 4:30 pm

Optional Activities


6:30 - 8:30 pm

Informal Reception and Dinner

(Spouses and Guests Invited)

FRIday, SeptemBER 15

7:30 am

Breakfast Speaker

(Spouses/Guests Invited)


9:30 am

Coffee Break


9:30 – 11:00 am

General Session V


11:00 am

Adjourn Session V


12:00 - 5:00 pm

Optional Activities


6:30 pm - Midnight

VMA Closing Reception and Dinner Gala

Registration to open early June 2017


Sept. 13-15, 2017


ritz-carlton Amelia Island


About the Program

The VMA/VRC Annual Meeting Program Committee is already working to put together an educational program for 2017. Covering topics such as the customer’s relationship with the distributor, mentoring and retention, to asbestos litigation, and the ever popular industry outlook for 2017, The VMA Annual Meeting is a “must attend” for VMA/VRC members.


Additionally, a social program including golf, tennis, fishing and other outdoor activities for both attendees and spouses/guests will be available.


Who Should Attend

VMA and VRC professionals from all company divisions. We encourage leadership to bring the company's "next generation."


Registration Fees

Registration is open to VMA and VRC members. Golf, tennis and other optional activities would be in addition to your registration fees.


                                                    Before Aug. 14, 2017          After Aug. 14, 2017

VMA/VRC Members                          $850                                           $900

Guest                                                    $550                                           $600


All registration fees include General Session Education Programs, Meet and Greet Reception, Continental Breakfasts, Spouse/Guest Opening Event, Coffee Breaks, Informal Dinner and Reception, Friday Morning Breakfast Speaker, and Closing Reception and Dinner.


Spouse/Guest Registration


Registered spouse/guests are invited to take part in our traditional Spouse/Guest Opening Reception on Wednesday, September 13th. Spouse/Guest registration also includes all food events and off-site Spouse/Guest program on September 14th.




VMA holds two golf events at the annual meeting. The VMA Golf Tournament and the Twellman Skins Golf game. Everyone is welcome to play. Pre-registration for golf will be required and boxed lunches will be available for both the VMA Golf Tournament and the Twellman Skins game.




VMA also holds a Round Robin Tennis Tournament each year at the annual meeting. Everyone is welcome to play. Rental racquets will be available.




We encourage all those registered for the meeting to take advantage of the specially discounted rates for group activities that will be available.



A barrier island on the East Coast that provided a safe anchor for seafaring souls, Amelia Island has been discovered and rediscovered many times over. The island reveals many treasures, including The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, a sanctuary among luxury beach hotels that provides a welcome barrier between you and the world beyond. With miles of pristine beaches to explore, you’ll find yourself basking in the glow of the sun as you swim, relax or walk along the sandy shore. CLICK HERE for more information about the resort.

Accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island have been arranged at the discounted rate of $249 per night. Any upgrades or additional costs for suites are the responsibility of the attendees and may not be available at the group rate.


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 are 75% refundable.
  • Due to hotel and other event guarantees cancellations of registrations and optional activities received between 0 – 14 days prior to the event are not refundable.
  • Deadline for cancellations and substitutions for Optional Events due by September 1st.
  • All cancellations must be in writing to Malena Malone-Blevins at




Malena Malone-Blevins at 202-331-8105 ext. 310 or email



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