Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception

opening and reception

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Opening Ceremony: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI
Suggested dress: Smart casual

Please join us for the ICMGP2017 opening ceremony and welcome reception taking place at the historic Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, one block from the Convention Centre and the Omni Hotel. The official launch of the Conference will not only set the tone and provide an overview of what is to come for the week ahead, but also feature signature New England entertainment, sure to inspire and delight. Our welcome reception will be held in and throughout the recently renovated auditorium, and will be a great chance to catch-up with old friends and make some new ones as we begin our conference program. A generous reception menu will be offered, along with cash bars.

Gala Event & WaterFire Display


Thursday, July 20, 2017
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Skyline at Waterplace, One Finance Way, Providence, RI
Suggested dress: Smart casual

Our Gala event will be held at the spectacular Skyline at Waterplace. The Skyline features three outdoor terraces with breathtaking views of Downtown Providence, the basin at Waterplace Park, which is home to the internationally acclaimed WaterFire. With sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the fire tenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from around the world offer an experience only attainable in Providence, RI. Our event will feature a robust menu of delicacies from land and sea—known specialties of Providence—and cash bars.