2017 NMHC OPTECH Conference & Exposition


October 25-27, 2017
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Las Vegas, NV

NMHC OPTECH is the premier destination for what’s next in multifamily. Open to NMHC members and non-members alike, OPTECH provides a forum for senior practice leaders from a wide variety of disciplines to collaborate on strategic action, incubate new ideas and elevate the industry across all areas of business operations and technology.

 

 

Thought-provoking content

OPTECH’s educational sessions provide a unique blend of deep dives on critical topics, silo-breaking panels and inspirational discussions – all with a forward-looking perspective from top minds inside and out of the multifamily industry. Areas of focus include property operations, marketing, technology, sustainability and telecommunications.

 

High-level networking

OPTECH features NMHC’s exclusive networking opportunities with your peers from the nation’s leading multifamily companies. 

 

Trade show

Ranging from promising start-ups to industry leaders, OPTECH’s exposition brings over 100 of the industry’s top solution providers together in one place. Connect with the right partner to grow your business and solve your most vexing challenges.

 


2017 NMHC OPTECH Conference & ExpositionOctober 25, 2017 01:00:00October 27, 2017 01:00:00Las Vegas, NVOctober 25-27, 2017Mandalay Bay Resort and CasinoLas Vegas, NV America/New_York

Peter Diamandis
Founder & Executive Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation
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Preliminary Agenda At-A-Glance


View a more detailed agenda.

 

Wednesday, October 25

 

 

9:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Registration/Social Lounge/Charging Station

 

 

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

NMHC Committee Roundtables (By Invitation Only)

  

12:30 – 1:00 PM

Break

  

1:00 – 2:15 PM

Roundtables (Open to Owners/Developers/Managers only)

 
  •  Marketing
  • Sustainability
  • Cybersecurity
  • Telecom Legal Strategies (Also open to Owner Representatives)
2:15 – 2:30 PM     Break
  

2:30 – 3:45 PM

New! Town Hall Meetings

 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Innovation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Telecommunications Providers
3:45 – 4:00 PMBreak
  

4:00 – 5:30 PM

Opening General Session: NMHC/Kingsley Resident Survey Report

  
5:30 – 7:00 PMExhibit Hall Open
      5:30 – 7:00 PMNetworking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

     5:30 – 6:00 PM

Commerce Corner in the Exhibit Hall

     5:45 – 6:45 PM

Snap Sessions in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

Thursday, October 26

 

 

7:15 AM – 6:30 PM

Registration/Social Lounge/Charging Station

 

 

7:30 – 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast Social

 

 

8:00 – 8:30 AM

Breakfast Briefings

 

 

  • Lessons Learned from the 2017 NMHC Leadership Forum: The Bottom Line Imperative of Diversity & Inclusion
  • NMHC/NAA Apartment Demand Research Findings

 

8:30 – 9:15 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

  • Lightning Round! Top Marketing Pros Take on the Top Marketing Trends
  • Dialing Back Screening Thresholds in a Soft Market: How Far is Too Far?
  • Sustainable Performance = Competitive Advantage: Building Resilience Strategies the Drive NOI
  • Making the Business Case for Technology Investments
  • A WiredScore for Multifamily?

9:15 – 9:30 AM

Break

 

 

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

  • Data-Driven Marketing: Separating the Signal from the Noise
  • Multifamily Learns the R.O.A.Ps. (Return on Amenity Partnerships)
  • DIY Energy Reduction: Road Mapping the Way to Cost-Savings
  • Ask the Tech Pros
  • The Ever-Changing World of Telecom Regulation: The Latest from Washington

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

     10:30  11:15 AM

Networking Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

     10:45  11:15 AM

Snap Session in the Exhibit Hall

      12:45  1:30 PM

Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

     12:55  1:30 PM

Commerce Corner in the Exhibit Hall

     1:00  1:30 PM

Snap Sessions in the Exhibit Hall

  
11:15 AM - 12:45 PMGeneral Session: NMHC Launch Pad
  

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

  • Collaborative Rebranding Strategies for Value-adds
  • B2B Short Term Rentals: When, How and Where Can They Work For You?
  • The KPI Revolution: Using Advanced BI to Move Beyond the Occupancy Variable for NOI Gains
  • Hackable Apartments: How to Keep Our Communities Safe When Everything is Going Online
  • Namaste: New Building Strategies for Heath & Wellness

2:30 – 2:45 PM

Break

 

 

2:45 – 3:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

  • Responsive Design is not Enough: Rethinking the Mobile User Experience
  • Delivery Carriers Speak Out: Mail, Packages and Postal Reform
  • What's Your Real Rent? Using Energy Efficiency Savings to Attract and Retain Residents
  • Integration Now! Overcoming Tech's Greatest Challenge
  • Smart Strategies for Smart Apartments

3:45 – 4:00 PM

Break

4:00 – 5:15 PM

General Session: Keynote Speaker Peter Diamandis, Founder & Executive Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation

5:15 – 6:30 PMExhibit Hall Open

     5:15 – 6:30 PM

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

     5:30 – 6:30 PM

Snap Sessions in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

Friday, October 27

 

 

7:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Registration/Social Lounge/Charging Station

 

 

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast Social

 

 

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

  • The Virtual Revolution: Virtual and Augmented Reality for Multifamily Gets Real
  • The Robots are Here: How Artificial Intelligence May Upend the Multifamily Industry
  • Is Voice Activated Smart Home Living the Next Big Thing?
  • Rethinking Multifamily Telecom

10:00 – 10:15 AM

Break

 

 

10:15 – 11:30 AM

Closing General Session: Sticky Talent: The Right Corporate Culture + Employee Engagement = Talent Retention

 

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Closing Lunch Social

      

 

12:30 PM

Conference Adjourns

 

Note: The agenda is subject to change. Photos may be taken at the conference and posted online. Attire for the conference is business casual.

Hotel Reservations

 

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
3950 S Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 99119

https://www.mandalaybay.com/en.html

 

NMHC has set aside a block of rooms for meeting attendees. Room reservations should be made directly with the Mandalay Bay Resort online or by calling 877/632-9001 and ask for the NMHC OPTECH rate. The group room rates start at $165 single/double occupancy per night (plus $27 daily resort fee and applicable taxes) and includes complimentary Wi-Fi access. Please make your reservation before Friday, September 29.  Note: The hotel requires a deposit of the first night's room rate plus resort fee and tax when you make your room reservation.

 

We anticipate selling out our entire room block at the group rate at the Mandalay Bay. If your plans change and you need to cancel your reservation there, please contact Melissa Rowan directly at 202/974-2372 or mrowan@nmhc.org before canceling with the hotel so she may reassign your room to another NMHC member on the hotel's wait list, if needed


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Don't get lured in. In the past, sleeping room wholesalers have contacted exhibitors/attendees offering great deals on hotels for the NMHC OPTECH Conference & Exposition. While it is not illegal for a travel firm or booking agent to solicit potential customers, it can be difficult to determine the legitimacy of offers from these organizations. Those who opt for alternatives to the NMHC negotiated rates may find themselves at risk. NMHC reminds its attendees/exhibitors that we have no affiliation with any of these room brokers.


Ground Transportation


The Mandalay Bay Resort is approximately 4 miles from McCarran International Airport. For those of you arriving by air, you have the following alternatives for ground transportation:

 

  • A taxi from McCarran International Airport will cost approximately $24 each way and will take approximately 15 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • An alternative to taxi service is SuperShuttle, a shared ride service that may make multiple stops.  The cost is $11 each way.  For more information or to make a reservation, call 800/258-3826 or visit the SuperShuttle website.
  • For attendees driving and parking at the hotel, self-parking is $10/day and valet parking is $18/day.

 

Questions?
Please contact Melissa Rowan at 202/974-2372 or mrowan@nmhc.org should you have any questions regarding travel or hotel information. Please call the NMHC office at 202/974-2300 for all other questions.

Register Now


 

Conference Registration

NMHC’s OPTECH Conference & Exposition is open to NMHC members and non-members. Conference attendance fees or waivers do not include hotel room charges.

The registration policy is as follows:

 

  • NMHC Executive Committee Members: receive three (3) complimentary registrations and may register additional representatives for a fee of $600 each, until September 22, and $800 thereafter
  • NMHC Board of Directors Members: receive one (1) complimentary registration and may register additional representatives for a fee of $600 each, until September 22, and $800 thereafter
  • NMHC Advisory Committee Members: may register representatives for a fee of $600 each, until September 22, and $800 thereafter
  • 2017 Chairman's Circle Sponsors ($50,000 or more): receive four (4) additional complimentary registrations
  • 2017 Friends of the Council ($25,000 to $49,999): receive two (2) additional complimentary registrations
  • 2017 OPTECH Conference Sponsors ($5,000 to $24,999): receive one (1) additional complimentary registration
  • Non-Members: may register representatives for a fee of $1,200 each, until September 22, and $1,400 thereafter
  • Exhibitors: receive three (3) full conference badges with each paid 10' x 10' booth
  • Start-up Exhibitors: receive one (1) full conference badge with each paid kiosk

 

Member registration is contingent upon dues being current. NMHC reserves the right to close meeting registration should interest exceed availability.

 

Please note: Registrations and changes received after October 19 (including on-site registrations) may not be reflected on the NMHC attendee lists.

 

NMHC's Policies on "Suitcasing", "Outboarding" and “Off Show Floor Exhibitor Entertaining”

In order to protect our valued exhibitors and the investment they have made to participate in the 2017 NMHC OPTECH Conference & Exposition, show rules strictly prohibit solicitation by attendees or non-attendees (NMHC members and non-members alike) who transact business at the exposition or in the Mandalay Bay Resort and do NOT have exhibit booths. Please click here to download and read the full policy.

 

Meeting Cancellation Policy

Meeting cancellations must be sent in writing to NMHC. Written requests for meeting cancellation refunds received prior to ten (10) business days before the start of the meeting are entitled to a full refund, minus a processing fee of $250. No meeting cancellation refunds will be granted within ten (10) business days prior to meeting commencement.

 

Questions?

Please contact NMHC’s Membership Department at 202/974-2300 or membership@nmhc.org for information regarding registration.

 

NMHC OPTECH is the premier destination for what’s next in multifamily. Open to NMHC members and non-members alike, OPTECH provides a forum for senior practice leaders from a wide variety of disciplines to collaborate on strategic action, incubate new ideas and elevate the industry across all areas of business operations and technology.

OPTECH Exhibit Hall Information & Request Form
OPTECH Interactive Exhibit Hall Floor Plan 



New in 2017! Start-Ups Center
To support start-up firms in the apartment industry, NMHC will feature a new area in the exhibit hall called Start-Ups Center. Start-Ups Center is designed to feature new companies and their products/services to conference registrants. Companies meeting the criteria may showcase their products/services in this
dedicated space. 

Given the amount of start-up businesses that want to exhibit , but often can’t due to limited budgets and lead time, and/or logistics, this is a great opportunity for those companies who qualify. Full details and qualifications are listed in the OPTECH exhibit form.


 

Frequently Asked Questions:


If I list a contact on the exhibit request form, will that person be automatically registered to attend the conference? No. You must register whoever will be attending the conference (including booth personnel) online on the OPTECH Conference registration page.

How do I register the individuals using the comp registrations that I receive with my booth? Once your booth request paperwork has been processed and you receive a booth assignment with an invoice or receipt, you can go online to register the persons attending.

What are the exhibit hall hours? The exhibit hall will be open as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 25: 5:30 - 7:00 PM 
  • Thursday, October 26: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM and 5:15 - 6:30 PM
  • Friday, October 27: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Supplier Showcase at Closing Lunch Social - NOTE: does not take place on exhibit hall floor. Please view the OPTECH exhibit form for full details.) 

Exhibit hall hours are closed at all other times. Exhibitors may not stay in their booth during non-exhibit hours.

When will the Exhibitor Services Kit be available? The Exhibitor Services Kit will be published and emailed to exhibitors in late August.

Are sponsorship opportunities available? Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please visit the OPTECH sponsor information page to view opportunities. 

 

 

 

 

NMHC thanks our generous Conference Sponsors!


Conference Sponsors:


AT&T MRI Software
AUM On-Site
Capital One Multifamily Finance Rainmaker
Comcast RealPage, Inc.
CoreLogic Rental Property Solutions RentPath 
CORT Spectrum Community Solutions
Entrata Verizon
ForRent.com Yardi
InfoTycoon Zillow

 

Media Sponsor:


Multifamily Executive (MFE)

 

View all 2017 Chairman's Circle and Friends of the Council Sponsors


 

 

OPTECH Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Every year, many of our partners take advantage of this opportunity to market their organizations to the leaders and decision makers in technology, operations, marketing, sustainability and telecommunications. Many different sponsorship opportunities are available. Browse the 2017 OPTECH Sponsorship Opportunities to see all of the ways you can promote your company at this Conference! Contact Melissa Rowan at mrowan@nmhc.org or 202/974-2372 to inquire about item availability. 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities are available to NMHC members only. The minimum sponsorship level at OPTECH is $10,000.  

 

To confirm sponsorship, please complete and submit the 2017 Sponsor Request Form to Melissa Rowan at mrowan@nmhc.org.