World Congress 2010

July 18–21, 2010
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Greater Fort Lauderdale–Broward County Convention Center

1950 Eisenhower Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


Networking and Social Events

Attending the educational sessions is only a small part of the experience at World Congress. You will also have several opportunities to meet and learn from your colleagues through the following networking and social events.

World Congress 2010 Golf Tournament

Friday, July 16, 7:00am–1:00pm
Get ready for a round of 18 holes on an absolutely breathtaking course located on Hallandale Beach. Bring your colleagues, clients, and friends to tee off at The Diplomat Golf Course. The course is a part of the oceanfront Westin Diplomat Golf Resort and Spa and was designed in 2000 by Joseph L. Lee.

diplomat golf course

The Diplomat Golf Resort and Spa
501 Diplomat Parkway
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Price: $150 per person

Leadership Summit  

Saturday, July 17, 9:00am–5:30pm
Come to meet your peers, network with national leaders, share your experiences, and learn from each other.
Participate in this leadership event and you will learn how to build and manage a successful chapter through best practices and practical examples. Attendance will also give you the opportunity to improve your chapter leadership abilities, network with and learn from fellow chapter leaders, and train on fundamental chapter and national operations.
Earn an additional 8 continuing professional education (CPE) hours (CLP/CEU equivalent) by attending this event.

Price: $50 per person

Exhibit Hall Ribbon-Cutting and Opening Reception

Sunday, July 18, 5:00pm–6:30pm
Celebrate the opening of World Congress 2010 with us! Be there for the ribbon-cutting and the opening of the exhibit hall with keynote speaker William Cohen, conference chair Elliott Branch, and NCMA President Karen Wilson. Afterwards you can check out the exhibitors, ask a question at the NCMA booth, and network with other attendees.

New Member Meet and Greet 

Date: Monday, June 19
Location: Room 114 (near the registration desk)
Time: 10:30am–11:15am

Not quite sure what your new NCMA membership has to offer? Join fellow NCMA members and staff to network, ask questions, and get involved! Been a member of NCMA for a while? Don't feel left out. Stop by and share your experiences with new members! Refreshments will be provided.

NCMA Gala Cruise—Sponsored by FedBid

Monday, July 19, 7:00pm–10:00pm
This year’s World Congress Gala promises to be the most unique yet. Board the yacht to catch up with old friends, enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and a dinner buffet, take in the five fashionably appointed decks of this beautiful luxury yacht, all while listening to the live entertainment. Attire is dressy casual. This event sells out annually; spots are limited, so purchase your ticket early! (Tickets are purchased as a part of your conference registration.)

grand floridian yacht

Charter One—Floridian Princess Yacht
  To be boarded at:
       Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
       1881 SE 17th Street
       Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Do not contact Charter One for tickets and registration—tickets for the Gala Cruise may only be purchased as a part of your World Congress registration.

Price: $85 per person; $150 per couple (A couple cannot be two members or registrants; they must be spouses or significant others.)

Women's Forum Reception 

Tuesday, July 20, 5:30pm–7:00pm
Since its kick off in November 2009, the NCMA Women’s Forum has been quite a success. Join us to network with other women in the industry and discuss issues facing women in the contracting profession.

CMLDP Reunion

Tuesday, July 20, 5:30pm–7:00pm
It’s hard to believe that it has already been four years since the Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) began! We invite all past and current CMLDP students to join us at this event. Catch up with your instructors and classmates, and let everyone know how much the program benefited your career.


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