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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

To register for this event CLICK HERE.

CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

Current limited time special rates are:

1 Attendee: $1,495
2+ Attendees: $1,195 each

PLEASE NOTE: We will move to the full rate of $1,695 per person soon.

Registration includes full access to all conference sessions at Baha Mar, lunches and refreshment breaks, plus access to the official social events, including open bars, food, entertainment and transport where necessary. Only registered attendees have access conference areas and events.

COMPANION TICKETS
Want to bring your significant other to The Bahamas with you? Purchase a companion ticket to enable them to join you for the social events which include premium open bar, food and entertainment.

Companion Tickets are currently just $250 and must be requested separately by email – sharon@gnexconference.com

GOLF TOURNAMENT
This is an optional, separate ticketed event on Sunday 24th February 2019, and “to be confirmed” may require you to arrive on Saturday 23rd February in order to participate. If you do not plan to play in the Golf Tournament, check out the FULL EXPERIENCE below.

FULL EXPERIENCE
If you want to get the most out of GNEX 2018, we recommend you participate in the GNEX Experience Event on Monday 25th February. As this starts early in the morning you must arrive Sunday 24th to participate. Spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis, so registering early is essential for participating in this event.

MAIN CONFERENCE ONLY
If you just want to ensure you don’t miss the two main conference days then arrive during the day on Monday 25th February and join everyone for the Welcome Cocktails that evening.

DEPARTURE
We do not recommend you depart until Thursday 28th February so that you can participate in the Final Evening Social Event, including Perspective Magazine Awards presentations, which is held on Wednesday 27th February.

Airport: Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS)

Airlines That Fly To Bahamas From USA: American Airlines, Bahamasair, Delta, JetBlue, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, United.

Transfer: Recommend Taxi / Uber – just a short 15 minutes to Baha Mar Resort.

Hotel Address: Baha Mar, Baha Mar Blvd, Nassau, The Bahamas

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The official conference hotel is Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, where we have arranged a discounted room rate of $295* per night. These rates are limited and available only to registered attendees, so hurry and Register Now


BAHA MAR RESORT

The $4.2 billion Baha Mar Resort on Nassau is set in 1,000 acres of luxurious beachfront resort which includes Grand Hyatt, SLS and Rosewood hotels, plus the largest casino in the Caribbean, 100,000 sq. ft. Convention Center, 30,000 sq. ft. Spa, stunning restaurants, luxury shopping and the Royal Blue Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus.

The Grand Hyatt boasts 1,800 contemporary guestrooms and suites and will provide a dedicated check-in for GNEX Attendees.

* Room rates are exclusive of applicable taxes. Baha Mar is also a cashless resort and so charges a $20.63 per room per day for service charges that covers your gratuities to housekeepers, doormen, bellmen, towel hot attendants etc so you don’t need to continually tip throughout your stay. There is also a $30 plus VAT resort fee per room per day, which includes: Complimentary GoPro usage, Non-motorized water sports: Personal Water Float, Single & Double Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards, Hobie Cats Sailboats, Zayak – Water Facing Kayaks (reefboards) & Clear Bottom Kayaks. Bahamian Daiquiri craft cocktail class, ESPA fitness center access, Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout resort, Unlimited local calls, 2 bottles of water replenished daily, Electronic newspaper distribution through Crave tablet, Complimentary sunscreen at all towel huts, Complimentary beach and pool setup and seating and Wireless Waiting services.

GNEX 2019 conference sessions will be held inside the beautiful Convention Center at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, whilst the social events will be spread throughout the stunning 1,000 acre resort. Below is a quick guide to some of Baha Mar’s highlights for you to look forward to enjoying in your spare time.

CASINO
Baha Mar Casino features 100,000 square feet of world-class gaming excitement and live entertainment. The largest in the Caribbean, this spectacular casino offers the latest slot machines and table games, enhanced by ocean views and floor to ceiling windows, creating a next generation casino experience.  There are 1,140 state-of-the-art slot machines, 119 Table Games featuring 4 variations of Blackjack, Single and Double Zero Roulette, Craps, and 3 variations of Baccarat (Mini, Midi and Big Baccarat). Additionally there is a High limit gaming salon with 22 table games and 4 private gaming salons offering Blackjack, Midi Baccarat and Single Zero Roulette. Plus 8 different types of proprietary Table Games, including: Blackjack Switch, Free Bet Blackjack, Casino War, Pai Gow Poker, 3 Card Poker, Let it Ride Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker and Caribbean Stud Poker. The casino is open 10am – 4am daily.

TOP RESTAURANTS
Our event organizers have already tested out the following restaurants and they all come highly recommended…

  • Shuang Ba
    As the crown jewel of Grand Hyatt Baha Mar’s culinary offerings, chefs at Shuang Ba utilize the finest ingredients in creating a new Chinese haute cuisine. Diners will experience an unprecedented menu of flavors that meld traditional and contemporary. Signature dishes include: “Cherry” foie gras; Traditional peking duck; Braised “black-gold” abalone; Fragrant iberico pork with preserved tofu, wrapped with crepes; Chaozhou style truffle & vegetable dumplings; and Steamed imperial bird’s nest, crystal sugar in orange. Seafood specialties are prepared using locally sourced fresh catches including lobsters, crab, abalone and conch, which are housed in four aquariums where guests can personally select their entrée. Libations include a selection of Baijiu, a highly regarded Chinese liquor that are bottled in beautifully designed and decorated glass vessels. Traditional Eastern and Western tastes converge with Chinese five spice-infused cocktails that incorporate house-made syrups; the Double Dragon will feature dragon fruits, and the Far East Fashioned is inspired by the traditional cocktail, the Old Fashioned.
  • Katsuya by Starck
    Katsuya pairs master sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi’s fresh takes on Japanese classics with design icon Philippe Starck’s sleek and sultry interior in a unique sushi restaurant. Chef Uechi skillfully evolves Japanese sushi and robata classics with inspired dishes including Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño and Miso-Marinated Black Cod in addition to Baha Mar exclusives – Conch Salad and Conch-oyaki. Katsuya’s award-winning mixology program includes signature cocktails like the Burning Mandarin with hand-crushed serrano chili and The Samurai with yuzu and ginger.
  • Cleo Mediterráneo
    Named OpenTable’s “50 Hottest Restaurants in the U.S.”, Cleo, is pleased to announce its newest location in the heart of Nassau at the SLS Baha Mar. Cleo captures the vibrancy of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, where new yet familiar flavors are enhanced by worldly charm. Award-winning Chef Danny Elmaleh takes you on a culinary adventure, adapting his original Cleo menu with local ingredients. Enjoy delicious shareable plates, mezzes, flatbreads and handcrafted cocktails in a warm and intimate yet energetic atmosphere.
  • Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz
    James Beard Award Winning Chef Michael Schwartz brings honest Italian food featuring fresh ingredients from the hearth and the simplicity of handmade artisanal breads and pasta to Fi’lia. A meal begins with a crusty loaf, presented with olive oil and oregano snipped at the table. Rustic pizzas from the wood oven highlight beautiful produce in season in special combinations. Caesar salad is tossed tableside in a shower of shaved Parmigiano from a roaming cart, with the smell of toasted garlic croutons reminding you of how satisfying and memorable the classics can be.

 

WHAT TO WEAR
It’s The Bahamas, so the entire conference is business casual – so no need for jackets and ties, but not quite shorts and flip flops!

The parties are casual attire, but at the same time… we’re at the upscale Baha Mar Resort either at a cool beach / poolside venue, swanky nightclub or hanging in the largest casino in The Caribbean, so feel free to make more of an effort if you wish.

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