The Hinda Partner Summit 2017 Has Begun! A Recap of Monday's Events

The 2017 Hinda Partner Summit has officially begun! After months of planning, logistics and excitement, it's finally arrived.

We're so thrilled to be hosting our annual summit here in our hometown Chicago this year, with our events taking place at the downtown Fairmont hotel.

For those attending the summit this week, welcome! We're glad to have you joining us. We're looking forward to be connecting with VARs, partners new and old, to be sharing our expertise with our community and engaging in dialogue about the rewards and incentive industry.

Monday's events have wrapped up, and as we start day two here at the summit, we wanted to share some highlights and behind-the-scenes pics from yesterday's first day of the summit.

 Monday's setup in the Gold Room all ready for the summit to begin!

Monday's setup in the Gold Room all ready for the summit to begin!

 Prepping a room full of goodie bags for summit guests. Loving the Hinda colors!

Prepping a room full of goodie bags for summit guests. Loving the Hinda colors!

 Psst! Entry into the Gold Room for some of the main presentations on Monday,

Psst! Entry into the Gold Room for some of the main presentations on Monday,

 A room with a view! A beautiful morning in Chicago as viewed from the Fairmont.

A room with a view! A beautiful morning in Chicago as viewed from the Fairmont.

 The calm before the storm. Everything ready for our summit guests and participants to arrive. 

The calm before the storm. Everything ready for our summit guests and participants to arrive. 

 Hinda's fearless and dedicated president Mike Donnelly kicking off the Partner Summit Monday afternoon. 

Hinda's fearless and dedicated president Mike Donnelly kicking off the Partner Summit Monday afternoon. 

 A preliminary discussion on engagement solutions from Hinda VP of Strategic Solutions Theresa Thomas and Client Solutions Director Susan Schierenbeck.

A preliminary discussion on engagement solutions from Hinda VP of Strategic Solutions Theresa Thomas and Client Solutions Director Susan Schierenbeck.

 Dinner! Monday's evening reception in the Fairmont.

Dinner! Monday's evening reception in the Fairmont.

 Monday's evening dinner -- a great way to connect and wind down after the summit's first day.

Monday's evening dinner -- a great way to connect and wind down after the summit's first day.

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Onward and upward we go into Tuesday -- together!