Information Management Network is changing the venue for its ABS East conference this year to Orlando, Florida after being held for three years in Boca Raton. The event will take place at JW Marriott / Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes. The conference has also been slated for early November this year, which is a little later than prior ABS East conferences. This was done to avoid conflict "with heightened issuance activity at the end of September, and to avoid the peak of the hurricane season," according to a company release.
"Based on the feedback we've received from our attendees, and the difficulties in staging a southeast coastal event in September, it was clear that new timing and a fresh venue would be appreciated," said Jade Friedensohn, who is the conference producer for the event. "Orlando is reachable by direct flights from almost anywhere in the country, and is blessed with [a] wonderful climate in November. Of course, it's also renowned for its world-class entertainment, recreation, and family-themed attractions. With its exceptional accommodations, service, and conference facilities, the JW Marriott / Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes provides all the prerequisites for an outstanding event."