Convention Connection

Wednesday, March 22, 2017​
10:00-12:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – Registration & Networking 
10:30 a.m. – Program

Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713

FREE for GMCVB partners and their staff

Thousands of convention and event attendees visit Madison annually—so how do we turn those visits in to experiences? At Convention Connection, GMCVB staff will discuss partner resources designed to keep you informed on the meetings, conventions and events that build a strong local economy. Learn how creating tailored interactions and exceptional welcome experiences create ambassadors in our attendees. Billy Rodgers at CrossFit Games will share insights about the Games and how we can create exceptional experiences for the athletes, staff, volunteers and spectators. RSVP now!


Janine Wachter, CMP

Director of Convention & Event Services—Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau

Janine has been helping planners host memorable conferences, meetings and events in the Madison area for the past eight years. Prior to working at the GMCVB, she was the Marketing Coordinator for Isthmus Publishing Co., Inc. and was also an event intern at the Monona Terrace® Community and Convention Center. Janine currently holds the  globally recognized Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation that serves as a badge of excellence in the meeting, convention, exhibition and event industry.


Billy Rodgers

CrossFit Games

Billy has worked on sporting events of all scope including the BMW Golf Championship, Division I collegiate events and the CrossFit Games holding multiple positions for the Bruno Event Team based in Birmingham, AL and Framework Events.  He is also an owner in CrossFit Mudtown a CrossFit gym also located in Birmingham.

Thank you to our Industry Education Series Sponsor

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Questions? Contact Jill Schmitz at or 608.441.3947.