Please note: The Invitational schedule is subject to change. Please check back for any updates. 

Tuesday, may 29
TIME EventLocation
All Day

Attendee Arrivals
Sponsored by Amstar DMC
Airport Transfers provided from Cancun International Airport (CUN) to The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

Cancun, Mexico

10:00AM - 7:00PM

Invitational Registration Desk & Check-In
After checking into the hotel, head to Event Registration to get your name badges and program materials!

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:00AM - 7:00PM

Gifting & Technology Suite Open 
Receive luxury gifts from our merchandise partners, visit with our technology partners to learn how to use our mobile apps, and stop by the Digital Blue photo booth.

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Crystal Ballroom

10:00AM - 7:00PM IRF Hospitality Suite
Sponsored by Banff Lake Louise, Business Events Canada, Hotels of Switzerland, Rocky Mountaineer & Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau
Lounge area for all attendees with snacks, drinks, and a preview of all Silent Auction items. 
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Crystal Ballroom
12:00PM - 5:00PM Build-a-Piñata
Sponsored by Impact 4 Good & Liberty International
Help us give back to people in need by building a piñata that will be donated to La Jungla, an under-served community on the outskirts of Cancun who use piñatas as a source of income.
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Grand Ballroom 6
6:00PM - 7:30PM VIP Welcome Reception (by invitation only)
Sponsored by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, Amstar DMC, Encore Technologies & Zuniga
Reception for all hosted buyers and Top-Level Sponsors.
NOTE: This function is for buyers and sponsors only. Guests are not invited to attend this function.
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Sun Terrace
7:30PM - 10:00PM “Welcome to Mexico” Reception
Sponsored by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, Amstar DMC, Encore Technologies & Zuniga
Reception for all Invitational attendees.
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Starlight Terrace
10:00PM - 12:00AM  IRF Late Night Lounge
Sponsored by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, Amstar DMC, Encore Technologies & Zuniga
Enjoy a late-night drink and network with fellow IRF attendees.
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Sun Terrace

 

wednesday, may 30
timeEVENTLOCATION
All Day

Cancun Destination Experiences
Sponsored by Amstar DMC
Activity Options for Non-Golfers – see Activities webpage for detailed descriptions by clicking here.

Cancun, Mexico

6:00AM – 12:00PM

IRF Invitational Registration Desk
Stop by in the morning to pick up your name badges and program materials here, as well as ask any questions you may have for the IRF Staff.

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Grand Ballroom Foyer
6:00AM – 7:00AM

Grab n’ Go Golfers Breakfast 
Sponsored by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Early-morning meal for anyone participating in Golf Tournament.

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Grand Ballroom Foyer

6:15AM

Depart for IRF Golf Tournament: GOLF SPONSORS
Sponsored by Amstar DMC

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Groups Lobby

7:00AM

Depart for IRF Golf Tournament: GOLFERS
Sponsored by Amstar DMC

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Groups Lobby

7:00AM – 10:00AM

Non-Golfers Breakfast
Sponsored by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Breakfast for anyone staying at the Resort or participating in non-golfer activities.

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Grand Ballroom 1 & 2
8:00AM – 3:00PM

25th Annual Education Invitational
IRF Golf Tournament & Awards Ceremony
Sponsored by Hyatt Resort Alliance & Two Roads Hospitality
18-Hole Straight Scramble Tournament, followed by Awards Ceremony & Reception; Lunch will be provided on the course.

Moon Palace Spa & Golf Club
Jungle & Lakes Courses
12:00PM – 2:00PM Non-Golfers Lunch
Sponsored by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Lunch for attendees staying at the resort. 
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun  
Grand Ballroom 1 & 2
5:30PM - 7:30PM

“A Silver Celebration” Evening Reception
Sponsored by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, Amstar DMC, Encore Technologies & Zuniga
Reception to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Invitational.
ATTIRE: All guests are encouraged to dress in shades of silver and/or wear silver accessories.

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
7:00PM - 9:30PM

IRF Hosted Dinners/Experiences
Sponsors will be hosting private dinners, and the IRF will be coordinating shared dinners at this time 
Hosted buyers: You will be contacted by either your sponsor host of the IRF with more details.

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
9:00PM - 12:00AM IRF Late Night Lounge
Sponsored by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, Amstar DMC, Encore Technologies & Zuniga
Enjoy a late-night drink and network with fellow IRF attendees.
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Sun Terrace

 

thursday, may 31
timeEVENTLOCATION
7:00AM - 3:00PM

IRF Information Desk
Stop by to ask any questions you may have for the IRF Staff.
The Info Desk will be located at the Theater during general sessions, and outside the Grand Ballroom during breakout sessions and lunch.

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Grand Theater/Grand Ballroom
Foyer

7:00AM - 8:00AM

IRF Education Day Breakfast
Sponsored by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Sun Terrace

8:00AM - 11:15AM

 


 

 

IRF Education Day: "Building A Grand-New Future"
Sponsored by Hyatt Resort Alliance, KSL Resorts, Kuoni DMC, Lafayette Group DMC & Speak Inc.
CMP-certified Continuing Education

8:00AM - 9:45AM - Opening Remarks and Morning Keynote

9:45AM - 10:15AM - Morning Coffee Break

10:15AM - 11:15AM - Morning Breakout Sessions

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun


Grand Theater

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Auditorium/Grand Ballroom 1,2 & 3

11:15AM – 12:30PM

IRF Education Day Lunch
Sponsored by United Airlines

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Grand Ballroom 5, 6, 7 & 8

12:30PM – 3:00PM

 


 

 

IRF Education Day (Cont.)
Sponsored by Hyatt Resort Alliance, KSL Resorts, Kuoni DMC, Lafayette Group DMC & Speak Inc.
CMP-certified Continuing Education

12:30PM -1:30PM - Afternoon Breakout Sessions

1:30PM – 1:45PM - Afternoon Coffee Break           

1:45PM – 3:00PM - Afternoon Keynote and Closing Toast

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

Auditorium/Grand Ballroom 1,2 & 3

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Grand Theater

4:00PM Depart for Live Auction: HIGH ROLLERS
Sponsored by Amstar DMC
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Groups Lobby
4:30PM – 5:30PM

High Rollers Reception (by invitation only)
Sponsored by Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort, Amstar DMC & JSAV

Breathless Riviera Cancun
Resort & Spa
Showstoppers Theater
5:00PM Depart for Live Auction: ALL ATTENDEES
Sponsored by Amstar DMC
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Groups Lobby
5:30PM - 9:00PM IRF Auction Information Desk
Stop by the information desk to ask questions about the auction app or confirm your mailing address upon winning an item.
Breathless Riviera Cancun 
Resort & Spa
Ballroom Foyer
6:00PM - 8:00PM IRF “Around the World” Live Auction
Sponsored by Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort, Amstar DMC & JSAV
Breathless Riviera Cancun
Resort & Spa
Live Big Breathe Deep
8:00PM - 10:00PM IRF Post-Auction Dinner
Sponsored by Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort, Amstar DMC & JSAV
Breathless Riviera Cancun 
Resort & Spa
Beach
10:00PM - 12:00AM IRF Late Night Lounge
Sponsored by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, Amstar DMC, Encore Technologies & Zuniga
Enjoy a late-night drink and network with fellow IRF attendees.
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Sun Terrace

 

friday, june 1
timeEVENTLOCATION
7:00AM – 10:00AM

Breakfast on Own

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

9:00AM – 10:00AM

Sponsor Town Hall & Breakfast
Sponsors at all levels are invited to join us for a chance to provide event feedback. Breakfast will be provided.

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Unique Day Club Swimming Pool

10:00AM – 4:00PM

Cabana Day Check-In
IRF Staff will be stationed at the two main entrances to the pool to check you in for Cabana Day and answer any questions you may have.

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Unique Day Club Swimming Pool

10:00AM – 4:00PM

IRF 3rd Annual Cabana Day
Sponsoted by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, Encore Technologies & Zuniga
ATTIRE: Comfortable beachwear     

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Unique Day Club Swimming Pool
12:00PM – 2:00PM

IRF Cabana Day Lunch
Sponsored by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Unique Day Club Swimming Pool
5:00PM – 10:00PM IRF Auction Information Desk
Stop by the information desk to ask questions about the auction app or confirm your mailing address upon winning an item.
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

Crystal Ballroom Foyer

5:30PM – 7:00PM IRF Silent Auction Reception
Sponsored by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, Amstar DMC, Encore Technologies & Zuniga

Silent Auction bidding to close promptly at 7:00pm.

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Crystal Ballroom & Foyer
 

7:00PM – 10:00PM IRF “Mayan Nights” Closing Dinner

Sponsored by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, Amstar DMC, Encore Technologies & Zuniga

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Grand Ballroom 5, 6, 7 & 8

10:00PM – 12:00AM

IRF Late Night Lounge 
Sponsored by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, Amstar DMC, Encore Technologies & Zuniga
Enjoy one last late-night drink and network with fellow IRF attendees.

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Crystal Ballroom

 

saturday, June 2
 EVENTLOCATION
All Day

Attendee Departures
Sponsored by Amstar DMC
Airport transfers provided to Cancun International Airport (CUN) from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Note: Departures to take place from Groups Lobby

Cancun, Mexico

6:00AM - 8:00AM

Early Bird Grab N' Go Breakfast
Sponsored by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Coffee and a quick bite for those with early morning flights.

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00AM - 12:00PM Breakfast/Brunch on Own The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
8:00AM - 12:00PM IRF Information Desk
Stop by the information desk to ask questions or confirm your departure transportation arrangements.
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Groups Lobby


The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun