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We look forward to welcoming you to GCAB.

Please refer to your personal invitation email to register or contact the GCAB Program Team for assistance.

  • Date: Monday, May 7 - 
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Location: Newport Beach, 
    California
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Attendance: In person
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Overview

Overview

The Cisco GCAB brings together Cisco's executive leadership team and a select group of global business leaders. Through a series of interactive roundtables and discussion forums, participants help Cisco set strategic priorities and shape opportunities for joint success. Because of the limited number of customers selected to attend each GCAB, we ask that participants attend the entire program. To preserve the peer-to-peer nature of this forum, participation is by invitation only and cannot be transferred. GCAB is a great opportunity for participants to meet peers in the industry, share ideas, and guide Cisco on how today’s market transitions will shape our future together.

Registration is open through Friday, April 6, 2018.

GCAB 2019 will be held May 8 - 10, 2019. The location will be announced at GCAB Newport Beach.

We look forward to hosting you in Newport Beach.

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Agenda

Agenda

  • The Enterprise agenda is available for download (pdf - 206 kb)
  • The Service Provider agenda is available for download (pdf - 168 kb)

Because of the limited number of customers selected to attend each GCAB, we ask that participants attend all sessions and evening events (no guests please), beginning Monday, May 7 at 6:00 p.m. through Wednesday, May 9 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Because of the limited number of customers selected to attend each GCAB, we ask that participants attend the entire program. Invitations are exclusive to invitees and may not be transferred.

Runaway June

Monday, May 7: Dinner and Concert

Join Cisco in an unprecedented GCAB evening with Runaway June. Runaway June is comprised of three very different women who fuse their own influences to create a style fans have been craving.

Lead singer and guitarist, Naomi Cooke grew up in Florida then made her way to a stage in Nashville’s world-famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. Singer and mandolin picker, Hannah Mulholland was raised in Malibu and began writing her own music at 6 years old. Singer/guitarist, Jennifer Wayne is so dedicated to country music she gave up a pro tennis career to write songs in Nashville and happens to be the granddaughter of Hollywood legend, John Wayne.

With its debut single, Runaway June is the first all-female trio to earn a Top 25 hit on the Mediabase Country chart in a decade. Runaway June is receiving rave critical notices from the likes of Billboard and have opened multiple shows for the legendary Garth Brooks and Willie Nelson. This trio of beauties will harmonize their way into your hearts.

The evening’s dinner and concert will be held at The Resort at Pelican Hill.

Endless Dreams

Tuesday, May 8: Dinner and Cruise

Jump aboard the finest in luxury cruising, Endless Dreams, a 140-foot yacht. From the moment you step aboard, you’ll know you’re in for something a little different. Guests will enjoy a supremely calm yachting excursion cruising through the scenic Newport Harbor. We hope to provide a memorable experience that won’t be forgotten.

The departure from the hotel will be at 5:30 p.m. and return at 9:00 p.m.

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Travel

Travel

Arrival/Departure

When making your travel arrangements, plan to arrive at the hotel on Monday, May 7. The welcome reception and dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will begin on Tuesday, May 8, at 8:30 a.m. and conclude on Wednesday, May 9, at 5:00 p.m. Because of the exclusive participation of GCAB, we ask that participants attend the entire program.

Air and Ground Transportation

The Resort at Pelican Hill is 10 miles/15 minutes from the John Wayne Airport (SNA) and 50 miles/45 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) during non-commute hours. Return flights on Wednesday, May 9 should be scheduled after 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time (8:30 p.m. for LAX).

Ground transportation for customers will be arranged and paid by Cisco for arrivals on May 6 and 7, and departures on May 9 and 10 only. Arrival and departure transportation outside of these dates are on own. A transportation and hotel confirmation will be sent approximately 10 days prior to the program.

Climate and Attire

Average temperatures will range from a high of 67°F to a low of 57°F. We advise bringing a light jacket for variant interior temperatures. Jeans are acceptable and encouraged for daytime meetings.

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Area and Hotel

Area and Hotel

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  • Restaurant Recommendations for download (pdf - 414 kb)

The Resort at Pelican Hill

Address: 22701 S Pelican Hill Rd, Newport Coast, CA 92657
Telephone: + 1-855-315-8214
Website: www.pelicanhill.com/resort/

Set by the Pacific Ocean in Southern California’s Newport Coast, The Resort at Pelican Hill is one of the world’s finest Five-Star, Five-Diamond destinations offering unparalleled service and luxury. The Resort is set on 504 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the chic town of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill is a sanctuary of beauty and sophistication that sets new standards for a resort experience. Inspiring Italian Renaissance architecture and ambiance, a magnificent natural setting, exquisite accommodations, spectacular facilities including 36 holes of championship golf and a world-class spa, unsurpassed pampering, comforts and service – all blend to create a destination unlike any other. Pelican Hill is...the Possibility of Perfection.

Adjacent to the Resort, neighboring Crystal Cove stretches along 3.5 miles of exquisite coastline framed by sandy coves, tide pools and a marine park. The Resort is also adjacent to more than 50,000 acres of permanently protected, natural open space, parks and trails.

Q&A
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Q&A

Questions & Answers

Answers

Q: I registered but now need to cancel. What do I need to do?

A: If you are no longer able to attend, please send a cancellation email to the GCAB Program Team so we may cancel your ground transfers, hotel, and meeting registration.

Q: I registered but can't go now. Can I send someone else in my place?

A: This invitation-only meeting is exclusive to you and may not be transferred. Invitations are password protected and pre-assigned, and should not be forwarded.

Q: What expenses will Cisco cover?

A: Cisco will cover the room, and tax associated with your hotel accommodations over the program dates (three nights maximum). Incidentals and additional room nights will be at your expense.

Q: How do I get from to/from the Resort at Pelican Hill?

A: The Resort at Pelican Hill is 10 miles from the John Wayne Airport (SNA) and 50 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. Return flights on Wednesday, May 9 should be scheduled after 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time (8:30 p.m. for LAX) to ensure sufficient transfer time to the airport.

Ground transportation for customers will be arranged and paid by Cisco for arrivals on May 6 and 7, and departures on May 9 and 10 only. A transportation and hotel confirmation will be sent approximately 10 days prior to the program.

Q: Can I arrive before or after the program?

A: If you would like to add additional nights, the Cisco nightly room rate is $455 plus applicable taxes. This rate is offered three days prior to the program and three days afterward, subject to availability. Cisco is unable to guarantee availability and recommends that you book as early as possible.

If you want to stay additional nights not included in the drop-down menus, select the closest dates and put your preferred check-in and check-out dates in the Hotel Request/Extended Hotel Dates box during registration. We will respond to you as soon as possible. Please do not call the hotel directly.

Q: What is the attire?

A: Average temperatures will range from a high of 67°F to a low of 57°F. We advise bringing a light jacket for variant interior temperatures. Jeans are acceptable and encouraged for daytime meetings.

Q: I'm a customer and would like to bring a guest. Is that possible?

A: Because of the exclusive participation of GCAB, you are welcome to bring a guest at your own expense, however, we are unable to extend an invitation to your guest for the meeting and evening activities. Participants will be paired with Cisco executives for both the Monday and Tuesday evening dinners.

More Questions?

For any additional questions about the hotel, travel, visas, or the program, contact the GCAB Program Team.

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Contacts

Contacts

For questions about hotel or travel, contact the GCAB Program Team

For questions about the program, contact Diane Braga