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Additional Activities

NPES 2017 Annual Meeting

Relax and Rejuvenate

It's All about the Networking...

Connect with the chief marketing officers of the leading brands in the country. This is one of the few opportunities to be face-to-face in an intimate environment to discuss the needs of executive-level marketers and brand owners in the industry.


Golf course

Golf and Relaxation

There is plenty to do outside the conference, too! Unwind around the resort or shoot a round of golf at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club. Designed by Desmond Muirhad and opened in 1972, this premier golf club offers breathtaking views of Camelback and McDowell Mountain. Reduced greens fees are $89 for individual tee times. Bring your spouse and enjoy the excitement of Scottsdale together!



Spouse Program

The NPES Annual Conference combines business with enjoyable activities that you can share with your spouse.

Bring your spouse/guest and enjoy the excitement of Scottsdale together. While you are attending conference discussions, your guest will enjoy an educational wine tasting with a sommelier featuring wines from the award-winning Su Vino Winery in Scottsdale. Cheese, crackers and fruit will be served alongside the wine pairings to bring out their natural flavors during the tasting. This event will take place on property at The Scottsdale Resort Tuesday, October 17 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. 



Networking Reception, Dinner and Awards Recognition

A long day of executive discussions requires a long evening of executive relaxation. Sip cocktails and unwind after your day at the networking reception and then enjoy a gourmet feast with your colleagues at the dinner. The evening culminates in the presentation of the Harold A. Gegenheimer Awards for Industry Service.


horseback riding

Nearby Points of Interest/Activities

  • The Butterfly Wonderland
  • OdySea, the 14-acre Oceanic Experience
  • Top Golf
  • Taliesin West
  • Heard Museum
  • Old Town Scottsdale
    • Art galleries, shops, museums, restaurants, malls, bars, parks galore…
    • Kierland Commons / Scottsdale Quarter
    • Scottsdale Fashion Square
    • Biltmore
  • Hiking
    • Camelback Mountain
    • McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
    • Piestewa Peak/Dreamy Draw Trail
    • Apache trail


Local Weather

The forecast for Scottsdale weather is abundant sunshine with conditions right for the perfect Arizona getaway all year long. During the Annual Conference and Brand Inspiration Forum, temperatures are expected to average 85–95 degrees. Attire for the meetings is casual, receptions and dinners are “resort casual.”