Winter Management Conference 2018

As always, TCIA has scheduled many tours and events that are exclusive to WMC attendees! These excursions are a great opportunity to “hang” with industry colleagues and make long lasting friends and memories.

These optional, add-on activities are customized to fit neatly into the WMC schedule. No need to coordinate around sessions or other events — we did all the hard work for you! Check out the schedule below for details, restrictions and availability. Space is limited, so reserve your spots early!


Saturday, February 3

Pre-conference Full Day Tour: Bike Down Hale’akala

6:45 AM – 3:00 PM | $215

Experience the thrill of biking down Hale’akala, the world’s largest dormant volcano. You will gently descend the 21 switchbacks and enjoy breathtaking, bi-coastal views of Maui’s central valley and the West Maui Mountains.

Tour includes transportation, bikes and gear, beverages and snacks, lunch, park entrance fees and safety instruction. Limited to 24. Riders must be over the age of 12. Maximum weight limit of 260 pounds and a minimum of 5 feet tall. This is not recommended for beginners or expectant mothers.


Monday, February 5

Eleventh Annual Families in Business Luncheon and Roundtable

12:15 – 1:15 PM | $35

When you mix family and business, you’re never off the clock. The Families in Business Roundtable is an informal opportunity for family members who work full or “part-time” in the tree care business to share ideas with like-minded peers. The discussions, ranging from time management to maintaining a work-life balance, are determined by you!

Sunset Catamaran Cruise

4:00 – 7:30 PM | $155

A WMC classic! Sit back and enjoy the ocean breeze as you glide along the Maui coastline while snacking on hors d’oeuvres and sipping your favorite libation from the open bar.
Limited to 200.


Tuesday, February 6

Breakfast and Tropical Lei Making

8:30 – 11:30 AM | $85

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast served with mimosas on the beautiful grounds of the Westin.  After breakfast you will awed by a lei-making demonstration. Then get your creative juices flowing to make lovely Po’o tropical flower headbands!
Limited to 30.

Half Day Catamaran Snorkeling Trip

12:00 – 4:00 PM | $130

Depart Ka’anapali Beach for Honolua Bay, a scenic location great for snorkeling. Soak in the beauty of the Maui coastline while enjoying your time on and in the crystal clear waters of Maui! Snorkeling equipment, deli lunch and open bar are included.
Take a closer look at the sea creatures that live on the ocean floor with the optional opportunity to SNUBA® at the additional cost of $69.

Pay on-board, but advance reservations are required. Please notify Mai Chen at mchen@tcia.org.
For those 21+, please bring your ID. You will board the catamaran from the beach so expect to wade up to your knees. We suggest children over 6 years. Limited to 49 passengers.

Ocean Rafting Snorkel Adventure

12:15 – 5:15 PM | $300

Climb aboard a hi-tech ocean raft and head out for an afternoon of snorkeling in the beautiful waters surrounding Maui. This tour will take you to three different locations where you can experience playful spinner dolphins, endangered green sea turtles and the many different tropical fish who make Lanai their home.

Tour includes boxed lunch, snack and snorkel and flotation gear. Limited to 17. This is not recommended for expectant mothers or those with back or neck problems.

Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament

12:30 – 5:30 PM | $325

The Ka’anapali Kai Course, home to this year’s Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament, offers sun-drenched greens against a tropical background. Organized and hosted by the Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF), proceeds from this annual event are earmarked to benefit students of arboriculture. Indulge in an afternoon of guilt-free golf while supporting our industry!

Registration includes beautiful views, a shared cart, green fees, lunch, beverages, awards reception and prizes. Pre-registration is required.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Learn more about hole sponsorships, lunch/beverage cart, golfer challenges, awards reception and more by contacting Amy Tetreault, director of development & special programs, at 800-733-2622 or atetreault@tcia.org.

Wednesday, February 7

Half Day Catamaran Snorkeling Trip

12:00 – 4:00 PM | $130

Depart Ka’anapali Beach for Honolua Bay, a scenic location great for snorkeling. Soak in the beauty of the Maui coastline while enjoying your time on and in the crystal clear waters of Maui! Snorkeling equipment, deli lunch and open bar are included.
Take a closer look at the sea creatures that live on the ocean floor with the optional opportunity to SNUBA® at the additional cost of $69.

Pay on-board, but advance reservations are required. Please notify Mai Chen at mchen@tcia.org.
For those 21+, please bring your ID. You will board the catamaran from the beach so expect to wade up to your knees. We suggest children over 6 years. Limited to 49 passengers.

Whale Watch Catamaran Tour

This tour is sold out; please contact Mai Chen at mchen@tcia.org to be placed on a wait list.  

1:00 – 3:45 PM | $110

Enjoy watching the playful habits of the Humpback Whale from the deck of the catamaran. A marine naturalist will provide an educational view of the Pacific Humpback Whale and their migration to Hawaii. Weather permitting, hydrophones are available so you can hear the whales sing their incredible songs. Tour includes snacks, soft drinks, water and three alcoholic beverages per person. You will be loading the catamaran directly from the beach and will get wet! This is a barefoot charter and footwear will be collected prior to departure. We suggest children over 5 years.
Limited to 49.

Voice for Trees Political Action Committee Cocktail Party & Auction

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | $75/ticket

We’ve re-imagined the Voice for Trees Political Action Committee (VFT-PAC) event for 2018! 

The sit-down dinner has been replaced with cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres, ensuring a casual vibe that allows for conversation. The timeframe and cost are reduced. The location, the Westin’s Aloha Lounge and Pavilion, makes it easy to fit into your schedule. We’re keeping the auction, but our lager, more diverse items run the gamut from backcountry beer growlers to exotic vacations.

We can’t throw this casual party without you. Help us ensure the success of this newly minted event while also raising funds to take direct action on legislative industry issues. 

This is a separate ticketed event. Contact Amy Tetreault at atetreault@tcia.org or 800-733-2622.

Thursday, February 8

Ocean Rafting Snorkel Adventure

12:15 – 5:15 PM | $300

Climb aboard a hi-tech ocean raft and head out for an afternoon of snorkeling in the beautiful waters surrounding Maui. This tour will take you to three different locations where you can experience playful spinner dolphins, endangered green sea turtles and the many different tropical fish who make Lanai their home.

Tour includes boxed lunch, snack and snorkel and flotation gear. Limited to 17. This is not recommended for expectant mothers or those with back or neck problems.


Friday, February 9

Post-conference Full Day Tour: Bike Down Hale’akala

Only 1 spot left on this tour; if you need more than 1, please contact Mai Chen at mchen@tcia.org to be placed on a waitlist.

6:45 AM – 3:00 PM | $215

Experience the thrill of biking down Hale’akala, the world’s largest dormant volcano. You will gently descend the 21 switchbacks and enjoy breathtaking, bi-coastal views of Maui’s central valley and the West Maui Mountains.

Tour includes transportation, bikes and gear, beverages and snacks, lunch, park entrance fees and safety instruction. Limited to 12. Riders must be over the age of 12. Maximum weight limit of 260 pounds and a minimum of 5 feet tall. This is not recommended for beginners or expectant mothers.

 

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