Gittings Global

2022 Photographers Conference
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Gittings Global Photographers Takeover Margaritaville Resort - Orlando

September 9th-12th

Margaritaville Resort Orlando
8000 Fins Up Circle
Kissimmee, Florida 34747
Phone: +1 855-995-9099

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Conference News

Welcome to Gittings Global 2022 Photography Conference InfoHub. The team has been busy planning the conference and we look forward to seeing you all soon. For starters, this will be your resource for all things conference related.

**If you will be extending your stay, our rates are available to attendees for three days prior and post. If interested, let us know to put on the spreadsheet ASAP so we can ensure availability. Our secured rate is $169/night.

Once you book your flight please send flight details to Kim@gittings.com. A list will be created and shared to coordinate ride share options to/from the airport to reduce your travel expenses.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Sam or Barry for clarification.

Conference Schedule

We’ve been busy planning and preparing a weekend packed full with sessions that are designed to elevate your photography business and expand your skillset. Meet new friends and reconnect with colleagues, pick up new tools to serve clients better, and train in areas that matter to you and the team.

Please use the agenda below as a guide to assist you in planning your food and entertainment on evenings outside of group events that are being hosted by Gittings Global.

Considering the conference is being held at a beach style resort we ask that you adhere to Resort/Smart Casual Attire. Think well-fitting, polished business wear with elements of casual attire—think blouses, polo shirts, button-downs, chinos, dress pants, dark-wash jeans, and polished, practical footwear. For women, appropriate attire includes blouses, elegant sleeveless shirts and dressy tops, dress pants, dark jeans, dresses and skirts, and blazers or cardigans all in beautiful prints, colors and soft fabrics. For men, appropriate attire includes Polo-style shirts, long or short-sleeved button-down shirts, semi-formal pants, dress slacks or dark jeans.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Sam or Barry for clarification.

Friday, September 9th

6:00 PM: Welcome cocktail reception – Seaside Patio
7:00 PM: Group dinner hosted by Gittings Global – Seaside Patio

Saturday, September 10th

Breakfast on your own with voucher provided by Gittings

8:00 AM: Gather + Coffee
8:30 AM: Welcome + Introductions
9:30 AM: State of the Agency
10:30 AM: Business Development + Marketing
11:00 AM: Client Services
12:00 PM: Lunch – Provided Onsite
1:00 PM: Digital + Demo
2:30 PM: CaptureOne Workshop
3:45 PM: Wrap-up Q&A
4:00-4:45 PM: Staff Available for 1:1 Discussions, otherwise conference ends at 4:00PM

Dinner will be on your own. Feel free to relax by the pool, enjoy the resort amenities or be adventurous and explore what all Orlando has to offer.

Sunday, September 11th

Breakfast on your own with voucher provided by Gittings

8:00 AM: Gather + Coffee
8:30 AM: Panel Discussion
9:30 AM: Group Photography + Demo
10:45 AM: Plates Demo + Best Practices
11:15 AM: Review + Q&A
12:00 PM: Lunch – Provided Onsite
1:00 PM: Social Media + Business Development Strategy
2:00 PM: Marketing + Automation + Tools
2:30 PM: Panel Discussion
3:00 PM: Wrap-up + Q&A
4:00-5:30 PM: Free time before group photo and evening events. For dress/attire recommendations refer to the Conference Schedule block above this breakdown.
5:30 PM: Group Photo – location TBD
5:45 PM: Cocktail hour + Light Apps during Cornhole Tournament
7:00 PM: Group dinner onsite, hosted by Gittings Global

Monday, September 12th

Breakfast on your own with voucher provided by Gittings

8:00 AM: Gather + Coffee
8:30 AM: Round Table/Break-out Discussions

10:15 AM: {confidential}
11:00 AM: Awards + Recognition + Giveaways You MUST be in attendance to claim
12:00 PM: Conference Ends! (Please try to schedule your flights home for 2:00 PM or later)

Transportation

Transportation to and from the airport to the resort will need to be scheduled as a part of your travel arrangements. Margaritville recommends Uber and Lyft for your hotel/airport transportation.

Guests are offered FREE shuttle service to the transportation center for all of the award-winning Orlando parks, including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando.

For assistance with theme park and attraction tickets, shuttle reservations, or restaurant reservations, please visit the Ticket Desk in Margaritaville Resort Orlando’s main lobby. Open daily from 7 AM to 3 PM (subject to change).

All hotel shuttles require reservations as early as 1 day in advance and as late as 1 hour in advance. You must sign up and receive vouchers in order to board the shuttle. Reservations can be made through the website Maingate.net or through the Concierge desk in the lobby manned by AGS (All Guest Services). Shuttles do reach capacity, so please plan accordingly.

Resort Events & Activities

As spectacular as all the entertainment options are in the area, there’s also plenty to do at the resort. There is so much to choose from whether you’d like to indulge in a spa treatment, take a dip in the pool or even make a splash at the waterpark. They have made it easier to organize your stay at the resort by downloading and using the Margaritaville App. You will have the ability to see all events and activities available and make reservations, if necessary.

Eat & Drink

At Margaritaville they offer several on-site food and drink options.  

Euphoria Fish House

Upscale seafood and dining experience with Margaritaville flair. Click here for menu

Breakfast: Monday–Friday, 8–11 AM Saturday–Sunday, 8 AM – 12 PM

Bar: Monday–Saturday, 11 AM – 11 PM Sunday, 10 AM – 11 PM

Happy Hour: Monday–Thursday, 4–6 PM

Dinner: Daily, 5–10 PM

Salty Rim Bar & Grill

Poolside grill with tropical inspirations serving margaritas, hamburgers, hot dogs, and more.

Kitchen: Sunday – Thursday, 11 AM – 5 PM and Friday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM

Bar: Daily, 11 AM – 7 PM

Happy Hour: Sunday – Thursday, 4 – 6 PM

Provisions

On-the-go food and beverages

Daily, 7 AM – 9 PM

Live Entertainment

Margaritaville is known for fun, and there’s no shortage of on-site entertainment for you to enjoy. Catch live music at Euphoria Lounge and Salty Rim Bar & Grill, or enjoy stand-up comedy at On Vacation.

Euphoria Lounge

Live Entertainment on Wednesday through Sunday, 7-11 p.m.

Salty Rim Bar & Grill

Sit back and sip on a nice Margarita and enjoy different live acts and truly embrace your changes in latitudes! Live Entertainment Wednesday through Sunday, 4–8 p.m.

Click here to view Events Calendar

St. Somewhere Spa

A visit to St. Somewhere Spa is just like a relaxing island escape for the mind, body, and soul. Their spa offerings include massages, body therapies, skin treatments, facials, and salon services inspired by the tropics which can be upgraded in a private poolside cabana.

Click here to learn more about St Somewhere Spa

Fun in the Sun

If you’re ready to dip your toes into the warm water and soft sands be sure to visit the island oasis right outside your room.  Servers will be there to make sure your drink never turns empty, and a poolside food menu is available.

Fins Up Beach Club

License to Chill Pool: 9 AM-10PM

Fins Left & Fins Right Pools: 9AM-10PM

Cabana Rentals

Cabanas can accommodate 6 guests and include beach and lounge chairs, a refrigerator with bottled water, a TV and a fan to keep you cool.

Click here to learn more about Cabana Rentals

Margaritaville App

Area Attractions

The resort is packed with food and entertainment options but we’ve also made it easy for you to view the Promenade, which is walking distance, as well as the number of major theme parks in Orlando.  

The Promenade at Sunset Walk

The Promenade is the perfect destination for a leisurely stroll, a fantastic meal, and a bit of evening entertainment. Eateries range from casual to refined, while entertainment options include a movie theater, an arcade, and live music venues.

Click here for directory of The Promenade

Promenade

Theme Parks

With your stay at Margaritaville you have access to purchasing discounted tickets to the theme parks in the area. Click here to purchase your tickets in advance to Disney World, Seaworld, Universal and many more parks.

Walt Disney World Resort

Magic Kingdom

Epcot

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Blizzard Beach

Typhoon Lagoon water parks.

SeaWorld Orlando

Universal Studios Florida

Island H2O Water Park

Previous Years of Conference Highlights

Let’s take a look at where we’ve been over the years.