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Hotel Info & Onsite Details

IIABSC has a room block at the Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, Asheville, NC with a discounted room rate of $279 + tax and resort fee per room/per night. Room Block/Discounted rates expire on August 25, 2020 or when all rooms have been sold. 


  • Guests are not permitted to hold multiple rooms under the same name. For each guest room reservation, you MUST have a corresponding conference registration with IIABSC or your reservation is subject to being dropped form our block.
  • You must be registered for the convention to reserve your hotel room.
  • Instructions for reserving your room will be included in your *automatic* registration confirmation email that you will receive after submitting your online registration.
  • The IIABSC group rate will be offered 3 days before and after the event based on hotel availability for those who wish to extend their stay.
  • Suites are not available at a group rate and must be reserved on your own if you are interested in that option.

*Registration Confirmation Emails are system generated so as soon as you register you should receive this confirmation/receipt of purchase. If you do not receive the confirmation email, then your registration has NOT been received by IIABSC. Be sure to include the email address to whom you want the confirmation to go to and you also have the option to send a copy of the receipt to alternate individuals if necessary.*

Name badges

Name badges are necessary for all activities and can be picked up at the registration desk during regsitration hours. Name badges contain the various tickets as eligibility allows (read on for details).

Name badges are color-coded to help attendees recognize each others affiliation. First-time attendees will also have a ribbon on their name badges.

RED: Agents 
BLUE: Company Reps, Exhibitors, Sponsors
YELLOW: Spouses, Special Guests, Speakers

Door Prizes
Door prizes and drawings are for fully registered agency attendees only. Those eligible should find a sheet of yellow tear-off tickets in their name badge all marked with a number that is your number for the duration of the event. Please be sure to hang on to your tickets as we will be unable to accommodate the replacement of lost tickets.

At the entrance of each function, tear off one of your tickets and drop it into the Door Prize box. Prize winners will be announced at the end of each function. You must be present to win.

Exhibitor Prizes
Exhibitors have the option to give out their own prizes during Exhibit hall hours on Wednesday. Exhibitors should post winning names or business cards on a board that will be available in the exhibit hall. Agents will be instructed to check the board and all prize winners should be posted no later than 5:00 pm. Agents should see vendors in their booths to claim prizes.

Agents Passport Drawing

The prize for the Agents Passport Drawing is $500 cash. Agents must fully complete the Agents Drawing form, found in the program and turn in to the Agents Passport Drawing box located at the front of the exhibit hall. The winning form will be drawn and announced later in the Exhibit Hall.  YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!!

Agent Exhibit-Hall Prize Drawings

Agents have several opportunities to take home one of several great prizes in the exhibit hall. Drawing winners will be announced throughout.  YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!!