NAPE Summit is back — in person and online!
When we hosted NAPE Summit back in February, we had no idea what challenges would lie ahead. Just a month post-Summit, the entire world changed, and we were all forced to face a “new normal.” Unable to host Summer NAPE as planned, we adapted the original NAPE concept — a central marketplace that brings buyers and sellers together — to an online platform, the NAPE Network. As we look ahead to 2021, we are adapting NAPE once again.
2021 NAPE Summit will be a hybrid event. We will host NAPE Summit in person at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston and virtually on the NAPE Network. The in-person event will feature many of the NAPE staples — exhibits booths, Prospect Preview Presentations, the Global Business Conference, the NAPE Charities industry event and much more. The NAPE Network will allow virtual attendees to livestream speaker events, browse the exhibit booths and prospects available at NAPE, as well as chat online with other attendees. All in-person attendees and exhibitors will also have access to the NAPE Network.
The health and safety of all NAPE participants is extremely important. We are working closely with the GRB Convention Center and the Houston First team to ensure we provide a safe and secure environment for our attendees. Numerous new safety provisions are being added, such as: modifying the expo floor to allow for 10-foot separation between each booth; implementing new sanitation and disinfection measures; enhancing the registration process to enable faster badge pickup; and requiring temperature screenings and face masks for entrance and ensuring social distancing protocols are followed throughout the event.
Although NAPE Summit may look different, our goal remains the same — to serve the industry by bringing professionals together to connect and reconnect with industry colleagues, conduct business and help invigorate the industry and economy in the safest way possible. NAPE Summit — in Houston and on the NAPE Network — will be the place to discover new opportunities, gain insight from industry experts, form connections and make deals happen.
We are excited to provide the flexibility of a hybrid event and invite you to participate in all that NAPE Summit has to offer. Registration opens Oct. 21. Whether you choose to attend in person or online, we can’t wait to bring the energy of NAPE to you!
Stay connected and stay safe.
Director of NAPE