Registration Opens for SPINCon 2018

Brain, Body, Being, Business

SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network announces that registration is open for its annual conference, SPINCon. SPINCon 2018 is being held November 11-13, 2018 at The Don Cesar in St. Petersburg, FL with hosts Visit St. Pete/Clearwater (VSPC).

“Each year SPINCon focuses on the whole person (brain, body, being & business) and this year we are excited that the content has been curated by our members,” said SPIN’s Executive Director Tracey Smith.  “We had over 100 topic suggestions and we then asked members to vote for ones that would be most applicable to them.”

New Offerings

New this year will be a pre-conference Small Business Intensive Workshop, led by SPIN Founder Shawna Suckow and Heather Lutze of Findability University. “We are delighted to add this session to SPINCon,” said Suckow. “Our members who are small business owners will get targeted tips on how to better promote themselves in this competitive marketplace.” This session runs from Saturday evening through Sunday morning (November 10-11). Registration for this session (separate from SPINCon registration) is $299 for planners and $399 for suppliers.

Another addition to the conference this year is SPIN:Chain, which will replace the hosted buyer program. “SPIN is about connections and deeper relationships”, said Tracey Smith. “Our planning team is trying something new to encourage planner-supplier connections on a different level, with the emphasis on referrals and relationship building.” More details on SPIN:Chain will be released soon on the SPINCon 2018 website.

Registration Open Now

Registration for SPINCon 2018 is $79 for VIP members; $250 for Virtual members & non-members. All planner attendees need to have a minimum of 10 years’ full-time planning experience. For more SPINCon 2018 details go to

About SPIN

SPIN: Senior Planners Industry Network is the world’s largest association limited to senior-level planners with at least 10 years full-time planning experience. SPIN has recently invited all hospitality professionals who have at least 10 years of experience to join their ranks. SPINCon is the annual conference for the association.

About Visit St. Pete-Clearwater

VSPC is the official tourism marketing and management organization for the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area.

About the Don Cesar

Dramatically perched atop wind-swept dunes with expansive views in every direction, The Don Cesar is the epitome of old-world glamour and sophistication. Since 1928, it has graciously welcomed the world’s elite, stars of the silver screen, renowned authors, U.S presidents and even a gangster or two, all seeking a private, sophisticated playground in the sun. Today it’s your turn to experience the legendary Pink Palace. Iconic. Romantic. Celebratory.