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Spouse / Companion Program

GMDC welcomes spouse participants to our annual General Merchandise conference.

Your conference registration includes:


• Receptions Friday, Sunday and Monday evenings.

• Hospitality area and Continental Breakfast Buffet in Ristorante Tuscany:
  Saturday through Tuesday, 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.

• "An Evening with the Chairmen", Sunday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

• A Poolside gathering, Saturday and Monday 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm, with a     complimentary lunch as a casual group in an area designated for GMDC.

• Upon check-in to the hospitality suite, you will be presented with a welcome gift.  

A special thank you to the General Merchandise Advisory Board member companies that contributed to the beautiful spouse gift.


There will be a hospitality suite open each morning, Saturday through Tuesday, at Ristorante Tuscany at the hotel. Breakfast, snacks and beverages will be available to you each day.

A special thank you to American Greetings Corporation for the delightful refreshments in our Spouse Hospitality Suite.

You can also enjoy Orlando's complimentary on-line Discount Travel Guide including discount tickets to Universal and SeaWorld that can only be purchased online! This on-line Travel Guide offers discounted attraction tickets, fantastic restaurant discounts and complimentary offers.

Orlando's On-line Discount Travel Guide prepared exclusively for GMDC: Click Here

Complete information and details will be found in your Conference Guide, available upon arrival at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

GMDC looks forward to hosting you and hopes to make your stay a pleasant one.