Golbon Virtual Conference

renew, refresh, refocus

March 31 — April 1, 2021

As we roll into 2021 plan to join us for the Golbon Spring Conference. It’s time to kick off the next phase of business without looking back. Our agenda is compact, to allow you time to keep an eye on your responsibilities, while reconnecting with your supplier partners, your Golbon team, and fellow distributors.

We will be using the same platform as our previous virtual shows and working to make the experience even smoother and better than before!

Check out all the ways to participate in this event…

Registration for the Spring conference has closed. Please contact Special Events events@golbon.com for any questions or assistance.

Connect

Relationships are the key to our success! Register now to ensure you are part of the pre-scheduled distributor-supplier appointment process. We ask distributors and suppliers to select those they’d like to meet with and rank the importance. Ranking your selections does affect the outcome as the system we use prioritizes highly-ranked appointments from distributors and tries to make those matches first! Appointment timeslots will be 20 minutes, allowing for meeting time, and prep in between.

A look at our last virtual conference

Thank you to our CONFERENCE sponsors

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

BROZNE SPONSORS

Total of 2000 trip points will be awarded to the winners, with the top overall winner getting 1000 trip points!

Friendly

Competition

Distributor Marketing and Promotion Contest: Enter the contest by submitting any piece of marketing you created – creative Instagram post, cool processing video, amazing flyer, new look for your website, or truck decals – it’s all welcome. What’s more, each distributor that submits an entry (or more), will receive 100 points towards Premier Club or Destinations, your choice! Marketing submissions will be featured in an online conference magazine, and participants will vote on winners in multiple categories.

Submission ideas could include, but are not limited to:

Social Media

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Linkedin
  • Make sure to send a link to the post!

Advertising

Flyers, Ads, Brochures, etc. Send us a pic of your piece!

Branding

Logo’ing, truck decals, building signs, we want to see your brand in action!

COVID

Projects related to how your business dealt with the pandemic.

Submissions will be viewed by all event attendees including the Golbon Resource Library, please make sure it’s information you are comfortable sharing with Golbon distributors and suppliers.

Questions? Contact Special Events Meg-mariani@golbon.com or 800-657-6360 (Sarah or Meg)

Deadline for submission: February 15, 2021

More than one way to win

Leaderboard Challenge

Earn points towards an online giftcard by visiting with suppliers, viewing supplier content in the event auditorium, and more. (no cash value/online only)

Marketing Contest

You’re already creating it – all you have to do is submit it. 100 points per distributor for entering, then a total of 2000 trip points are on the table for the winners. We are looking forward to hosting our annual incentives more than ever before – this contest can help you get there!

Dot Rewards Drawing

One of our most popular giveaways is back! Meet with the sponsoring Dot suppliers to gain entry into this drawing for $5000, $3000 or $2000 in Dot product credit! (one prize per distributor)

LAUGH & BE ENTERTAINED

We hope you will join us for the end-of-show day entertainment/social time. It’s an opportunity to see each other while relaxing after a busy day of meetings and enjoying some virtual entertainment. Each conference day will end with either music or magic! We hope to see you at both events, featuring our performers:

Music by Michael Tiernan

“Tiernan’s rep grows with each release. Crucial to his success is that he’s a great all-around entertainer, from musicianship to between-song banter. All of his albums to date have won or been nominated for music awards around the country, but it’s his live set that’s helped Tiernan become one the area’s most popular singer-songwriters.” - Bart Mendoza of the San Diego Reader

Throughout Tiernan’s career, he has seamlessly melded elements of folk, reggae, bluegrass, blues, soul, and modern pop rock into his own brand of acoustic guitar-centric music.

Magic by Hayden Childress

“My name is Hayden and I am a magician. I perform magic because I love to make the impossible become possible. I find it incredible how the human brain works, and how easily deceived it is through simple psychological principles (and a trap door on the stage). Above all else, I love to entertain. With this in mind, I have made a show that is not only going to fool your pants off (hopefully not literally), but will make you laugh, cry, and make you want to watch more! If there is anything I hate, it is a boring show – I am anything but boring.” – Hayden Childress

Prepare

We will be offering multiple online meetings to help prepare you for the event – we want your time online to be as productive and rewarding as possible, and we are here to help you make that happen!
Invitations will be sent out via email closer to the conference.

Conference Schedule

Indicated in Pacific & Eastern Times

Wednesday, March 31

7 – 10 AM PT / 10 AM – 1 PM ET

Pre-scheduled Member-Supplier Appointments

10 – 10:30 AM PT / 1 – 1:30 PM ET

Unscheduled Meetings

10:30 AM – 1:10 PM PT / 1:30 - 4:10 PM

Pre-scheduled Member-Supplier Appointments

1:30 PM PT / 4:30 PM ET

Virtual Social Hour with Musical Entertainment

Thursday, April 1

7 – 10 AM PT / 10 AM – 1 PM ET

Pre-scheduled Member-Supplier Appointments

10 – 10:30 AM PT / 1 – 1:30 PM ET

Unscheduled Meetings

10:30 AM – 1:10 PM PT / 1:30 - 4:10 PM

Pre-scheduled Member-Supplier Appointments

1:30 PM PT / 4:30 PM ET

Virtual Social Hour with Magical Entertainment

Frequently Asked Questions



Our virtual conference will have many of the features of a live event with the convenience of participating right on your screen! Suppliers will have booths to visit where you can discuss opportunities and negotiate deals. When visiting their booth you can communicate with them by text chat, or by audio or video calls. 
This is your opportunity to connect with suppliers you currently do business with, explore opportunities with new vendors and new products, and discuss challenges with your peers. Learn from others how they are adapting their business in this new and evolving environment.
You won’t need anything other than your computer and an internet connection. If you want to participate in video calls with suppliers, you will want to have a camera, speakers, and microphone (many computers have these items built-in). Text chat will not require any special equipment.
The event will take place over two “live” days, with a limited number of hours each day for visiting suppliers at their booths and participating in meetings. The site will remain open for a full month after that to allow more time to connect with suppliers at your convenience.
There will be scheduled appointments and flexible/open meeting time; plus you can log-in to leave suppliers messages at any time to connect outside of the conference live hours.
The allowances will be for the eight-week shipping period after the conference dates.