Join your fellow construction industry professionals for informational sessions crafted specifically for you and your employees, then relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of Atlantis Paradise Island at several group social activities!

The 2023 CAWP Annual Meeting will have all this and more.

Register today – you and your organization can’t afford to miss it!

WHAT:      2023 CAWP Annual Meeting

WHEN:     February 13 – 17, 2023

WHERE:   Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

WHO:      Members of CAWP and their families

COST:       Couple: $600.00                Single: $350.00

Dependents 

3 years & under: Complimentary   

4 to 11 years: $75.00

12 to 17 years: $100.00           

18 & over: $150.00

Pricing includes: Welcome Reception, daily breakfast, meeting sessions, group activities, group dinner and closing brunch. 

HOW:      Visit our registration page here, then check back on this page regularly for updates on the agenda, excursions and more!

PASSPORTS

A valid, current passport is required for US Citizens to enter the Bahamas. Currently, there is a lengthy processing time frame for all passport applications and passport renewals.

Please visit the Passport Information page for updated information on processing times and procedures.

 

TRAVEL SAFETY UPDATES

Regulations and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic are constantly changing. To stay up-to-date on vaccination and testing requirements for entry in to the Bahamas and the return to the US, please visit these sites. The Association will continue to monitor these regulations and will provide updates as the event gets closer.

US Embassy – Bahamas

Atlantis Paradise Island Travel Updates

 

ATLANTIS PROTOCOLS

Rest assured your health and well being are top priority here at Atlantis Paradise Island. Added health measures, expanded cleaning protocols, guest room enhancements and more are all in place so you can safely experience our remarkable amenities, activities, dining, and entertainment at the resort, while staying abreast of the most recent travel requirements.

 

AIR TRAVEL RESERVATIONS

Travel to the Bahamas from the USA is possible via most major carriers, with convenient connections. A current passport is required. American citizens do not require visas.

Airport Transfers
Guests can pre-book roundtrip airport transfers when booking their room reservation. Transportation options are available when you book on our website or by calling 1-800ATLANTIS. All transportation operators, inclusive of taxis, must adhere to government mandated safety protocols, including wearing masks at all times and weekly COVID-19 Rapid Antigen testing.

Public Taxi Service
Taxi services are required to display/present their negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test valid within seven (7) days of your ride; it will be required to enter the resort.

If the driver cannot display/present a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test, the taxi will not be allowed to enter Atlantis.

For further assistance with airport transfers, reservations, and information, please call 1-800-ATLANTIS.

Atlantis Coral Towers, Paradise Island, Bahamas

HOTEL INFORMATION

From championship seaside golf, to tennis matches on the harbor, to inimitable experiences with marine life, there is no shortage of resort activities to discover at Atlantis. Endless thrills and adventure await in our 141-acre water park filled with water slides, river rides, 11 amazing pools and miles of white sand beaches. Explore the world’s largest open-air marine habitat with over 50,000 marine animals in 15 exhibit lagoons. Snorkel, scuba, snuba, and dive or walk with sharks. Enjoy yoga, pilates, a fully equipped fitness center, unwind in our world class spa or indulge in our nightlife.

Due to current conditions, some amenities may not be available during your stay.

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS

The CAWP group will be housed in The Coral at Atlantis Paradise Island. This hotel, located near the Marina, offers a fresh and newly updated design aesthetic with stunning views of the most beautiful yachts in the world and the ocean that embraces them. The Coral is the perfect Bahamian vacation destination for guests of all ages. The Coral is conveniently located near activities and experiences for adults, children, and everyone in between.

The room rates for the group start at $259.00 per night and are subject to applicable VAT/resort taxes and fees, and $25.00 resort fee per person, per night. Subject to availability, this group rate will be available for 3 days prior to and 3 days following the Annual Meeting event dates.

Reserve your room online!

 

AGENDA

Monday, February 13   

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Welcome Reception – Ripples Pool Deck

Join CAWP at Ripples Pool Deck and enjoy delicious food and drink at the 2023 CAWP Annual Meeting Welcome Reception!

Tuesday, February 14

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Attendee Breakfast – Poseidon III, IV  – All attendees are invited to enjoy breakfast at the event.

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Informational Sessions – Poseidon I, II – For details on these sessions, please see the Speakers tab.

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Attendee Lunch – Poseidon III, IV – All attendees are invited to enjoy lunch at the event. 

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception – Cafe at Great Hall of Waters – All attendees are invited to a Valentine’s Day cocktail reception.

Dinner on your own.

 

Wednesday, February 15

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Attendee Breakfast – Poseidon III, IV  – All attendees are invited to enjoy breakfast at the event.

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Informational Sessions – Poseidon I, II – For details on these sessions, please see the Speakers tab.

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Attendee Lunch – Poseidon III, IV – All attendees are invited to enjoy lunch at the event. 

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Group Dinner – Dig Deck –  Join your fellow attendees for an evening of exciting entertainment and delicious food under the stars!

 

Thursday, February 16

9:00 a.m. –  10:30 a.m.- Closing Brunch – Casa D’Angelo – Join us as we wrap up the CAWP Annual Meeting with a breakfast buffet complete with a mimosa and bloody mary bar!

*Times are subject to change.

Meeting Session Speakers

Tuesday, February 14

8:00 a.m. –  CAWP Working for You

CAWP Executive Director Rich Barcaskey, CAWP Director of Industry Relations Jason Koss and CAWP Director of Events Emily Marotte will provide an overview of the Association’s work for the last year.

9:00 a.m. – Legislative Update

Get an update on legislation pertinent to the heavy / highway construction industry at the state and federal levels, as well as a discussion on the highway division of the Associated General Contractors of America. Panelists will include:

Jimmy Christianson, Vice President, Government Relations, AGC

Alex Etchen, Senior Director for Infrastructure Advancement, AGC

Jim Young, Senior Director, Congressional Relations for Labor, HR, and Safety, AGC

Rob Vescio, Principal, Dentons Cohen & Grigsby

11:00 a.m. – KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Making your Message Memorable by Anthony Huey

Studies consistency show that most people only take away about 20% of what you say in a conversation. Are you being strategic in conveying the 20% you want people to remember, or are you just spewing content? This session gives executives, managers and employees on every level techniques and strategies to make their conversations memorable, as well as respond to difficult — even angry — questions from anyone. This is perfect training for those having to answer tough questions who receive them from a variety of audiences everyday.

Key Lessons:

  • Stay in control even when the questions get hard!
  • Control negative body language.
  • Gain “think-time” and avoid the “deer in the headlights” look.
  • Use four specific response techniques to address any question.
  • Stay on-message, no matter the circumstances.
  • Develop effective messages and much more!

Wednesday, February 15

8:00 a.m. – KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Mastering Your Memory by Tyler Enslin

The human brain possesses an incredible amount of power to store and recall information. Unfortunately, most people are never taught how to fully access this ability. In this fun and highly engaging training, attendees will learn unique and exciting methods to increase their memory skills to extraordinary levels. Most importantly, this program teaches participants how to use these concepts in daily life. Instantly recalling people’s names, giving presentations without notes, increased focus, and improved mental organization are just a few of the practical benefits of this intriguing program. Tyler delivers this session in energetic fashion with no notes or PowerPoint to encourage maximum audience participation in order to impart as much value as possible to all who attend.

Key Lessons:

  • Learn 3 actionable techniques to instantly recall names
  • Increase overall memory skills
  • Discover new methods to recall lists in order
  • Lead meetings and give presentations without notes
  • Discover 4 habits to improve cognitive function and focus

 

Wednesday Welcome Reception – Ripples Pool Deck – February 13, 2023 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The CAWP Annual Meeting will kick-off at the Welcome Reception from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served while attendees enjoy a relaxing Bahamian evening. Be sure to stop by to visit with your fellow attendees and pick up your registration materials.

 

Cocktail Reception – Cafe at Great Hall of Waters – February 14, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Join your fellow attendees for a cocktail reception.

 

Group Dinner – Dig Deck  – February 15, 2023 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Join your fellow attendees for an evening of exciting entertainment and delicious food under the stars!

 

Closing Brunch – Casa D’Angelo – February 16, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a closing breakfast buffet with your fellow attendees.

WEATHER

The month of February is great for traveling to the Bahamas for people who love the sun, but not extreme heat and humidity.  Daily high temperatures are around 78°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 83°F. Daily low temperatures are around 67°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 73°F.

WHAT TO PACK

Resort and sports attire is appropriate throughout the day. Shoes and cover-ups are required in the lobbies and in all indoor restaurants, lounges and public places at all times. Keep in mind that the evenings may get Caribbean chilly*, so pack appropriately.

When dining out on property, here are some easy guidelines on what to wear.

Casual Restaurants:
Resort Casual
T-shirts or polo shirts, shorts or jeans, skirts or sundresses, and similar apparel are recommended. No swim suits or cutoff shorts. Shoes are required.

Resort Upscale
Dress t-shirts or polo shirts, dress shorts, slacks or jeans, sundresses or skirts and similar apparel. No swim suits, cut-off shorts, logo or silk-screened t-shirts.

Gourmet Restaurants:
Resort Upscale
Dress t-shirts or polo shirts, dress shorts, slacks or jeans, sundresses or skirts and similar apparel. No swim suits, cut-off shorts, logo or silk-screened t-shirts.

Resort Elegant
Dress t-shirts or polo shirts, slacks, sundresses or skirts and similar apparel. No shorts, jeans, tennis shoes, logo or silk-screened t-shirts.

GETTING AROUND

The Atlantis property is quite extensive, with more than 150 acres creating the gorgeous oasis. To make traversing the resort easier, there is a convenient complimentary Bus Shuttle Service that operates between The Reef, The Cove, The Royal, Harborside Resort, The Coral, The Beach, Ocean Club and the Ocean Club Golf Course every 30 minutes.

 

RESORT MAP

Navigate your way in and around Atlantis Paradise Island here.

 

THINGS TO DO

There is no shortage of activities at Atlantis!

Beaches HeroFrom championship seaside golf, to tennis matches on the harbor, to inimitable experiences with marine life, there is no shortage of resort activities to discover at Atlantis. Endless thrills and adventure await in our 141-acre water park filled with water slides, river rides, 11 amazing pools and miles of white sand beaches. Explore the world’s largest open-air marine habitat with over 50,000 marine animals in 15 exhibit lagoons. Snorkel, scuba, snuba, and dive or walk with sharks. Enjoy yoga, pilates, a fully equipped fitness center, unwind in our world class spa or indulge in our nightlife. Check it all out!

Aquaventure – Non stop water, non-stop fun!

atlantis aquaventure power tower the surge waterslide

Aquaventure is our one-of-a-kind, 141-acre water park. This non-stop aquatic playground features over twenty million gallons of water, magnificent Atlantean-themed towers housing high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and wave surges, 20 swimming areas, a spectacular kids water-play fort and 11 refreshing swimming pools. Aquaventure is a lush, tropical environment that is immersive,  interconnected and perfect for all vacationers, both young and old. The water park offers an extreme level of excitement and delivers an “aqua” adventure unlike any other.

DINING

Dining experiences at Atlantis are as varied as the resort itself, featuring a range of options across 21 restaurants and 19 bars and lounges. Home to celebrity chef-driven and gourmet restaurants, Atlantis encourages culinary exploration and a delectable dining experience for all guests. We encourage you to make dining reservations online.

 

 

GAMING

https://atlantis-cms-assets.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/media/glue/casino/atlantis-casino-salon-prive-front-slot-room.jpgLinking The Royal and The Coral, and spanning a 7-acre lagoon, the world-class Atlantis Casino is an innovation in design. Equipped with state-of-the-art player rating systems, the casino allows guests to insert their room key into any slot machine or present it at any table to begin earning exclusive casino offers, room complementaries, free slot play and special invites to slot and table tournaments.

 

 

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Navigate your way in and around Atlantis Paradise Island here. 

Spa Hero updated

Mandara Spa for that Pampered Touch

Award-winning Mandara Spa at Atlantis brings together ancient Balinese healing touches, traditional European therapies, and natural elements indigenous to The Bahamas. Come bask in our warm and cold plunge pools, as well as steam and sauna rooms. Additionally, couples can enjoy the Couple’s Spa Suite while the women’s area includes a relaxing aromatherapy room. Elevate your stay with an incredible island spa experience.

For reservations and more details, call 242-363-3000 or dial 65900 from any hotel phone.

Mandara Spa Brochure 

MANDARA SPA SERVICES
Ancient techniques from Asia, traditional European spa therapies, and natural spices, fruits and minerals indigenous to The Bahamas melt together to provide the most innovative treatments and the ultimate rejuvenating experiences.

OPERATING HOURS
Open daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

WHERE IS IT?
Mandara Spa is located just past The Royal, near the fitness center, on the pathway to The Cove. 

CONTACT INFO
(242) 363-3000 ext. 65900 or MandaraSpa@AtlantisParadise.com  

Attendees (as of 1/25/2023)

Babst Calland

Dave White & Melissa Sherwood

 

Brayman Construction Corporation

Frank & Lori Piedimonte

Angela Ravenscroft & Tracy Landgraf

 

C. H. & D. Enterprises, Inc.

Paul Cameron & Sherry Kosor

Dylan Fulmer & Jacqueline Schall

David & Heather Harkleroad

Paul Stumpf & Jennifer Stumpf

 

CAWP

Rich & Kristin Barcaskey

Jason & Theresa Koss

         Gianna & Matthew

Emily Marotte

Jodi Torboli

 

Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. Inc.

Andy & Cara Gaslevich

John & Mary Soltis

                       

Douglass Pile Company

Laurie Douglass

            Morgan Wetzel

Ray & Susan Hough

 

Foundation Testing Services

Lawrence Wetzel

 

Gulisek Construction LLC

David & Mary Beth Czerniak

Joe Peterson & Sydney Niro

Clayton & Faye Stahl

 

Mekis Construction Corp.

Ken & Debra Wolf

 

A Merante Contracting Inc.

Anthony Merante & Rajani Kondaveeti

 

Modified Concrete

Jake D’Amico & Krystal Culler

Al & Jan Kenz

 

 

Trumbull Corporation

Paul & Wendy Boggs

Joe & Amy Catena

      Danielle & Michaela

Rich & Cathy Doyle

Kevin Duris & Judy Upholster

Nick & Colleen Grazcyk

       Josie & Abigail

Scott & Lori Harkleroad        

Roland Kania & Lynn Gouveia

            Cloudio

Dennis & Wendy Luzier

John & Patti Jo Murray

John & Kathy Nemmer

           Julian, James & Evelyn

John & Melody Schwab

          Jackson

Dale & Kristin Smith

 

TyE Bar, LLC

Katey Doman

Dan Lucas

            Ben & Justina Matta

CAWP Annual Meeting Sponsors

UPDATES COMING SOON!