$175 doesn't seem that expensive to me. For *most* people the fee would be a smaller portion of the overall expense than either accommodations or transportation.
It actually looks quite interesting to me and it's at the end of my long road trip. Where is it located?
I know that bg does not need it, but I notice that there will not be any session on negotiating for bonuses! Nor will shoppers be on many (any?) panels. Why am I not surprised?
And, there is a session designed to get shoppers to support MSPA's lobbying agenda. Do NOT drink the KoolAid being served at that session.
No disrespect to the individual MSCs or their presenter reps. MSPA is by and FOR the companies' legislative agenda, not the shoppers. (or the schedulers, or the editors)
How many shoppers are usually at a Shopperfest event? I'm just curious. Is it 50,100, 500, 1000....
Membership dues (including shopper member dues) support a lot of trips to Washington each year to visit lawmakers offices.