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2024 AMBA Annual Workshop

August 25 @ 8:00 am August 28 @ 5:00 pm

The 2024 AMBA Annual Fall Workshop will be held at the Lotte Hotel in Seattle, WA, from 25 – 28 August. We hope you will join us to celebrate AMBA’s 65th anniversary!

For 65 years, AMBA has been the exclusive military banking trade association serving the banking community and our Nation’s armed forces. We are excited to hold this year’s Annual Workshop in Seattle, WA celebrating AMBA’s 65thyear.

AMBA conducts an annual workshop to provide an opportunity for its members, government officials overseeing military banking, federal regulators, banking trade organizations, and other stakeholders to exchange ideas and discuss the latest banking issues affecting service members, Veterans, and their families.

We hope to see you there in August.

Lotte Hotel Seattle

809 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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206-800-8110

Click here to download the draft 2024 AMBA Annual Workshop agenda.

Click here to register for the Workshop.

If you have any questions please email Andia at Andia.Dinesen@ambahq.org or Christiane at Christiane.Jacobs@ambahq.org.

Hotel reservations are now accepted for the 2024 AMBA Fall Workshop. We look forward to seeing you!

Group rate

A special group rate of $249+/night (US) will be offered to AMBA Workshop participants. The room rate is exclusive of applicable state and local taxes (currently 15.7%) with a $4 per night Seattle tourism assessment fee. Housekeeping and other gratuities will be at guest discretion.

Included in the group rate is complimentary internet access in the sleeping room.

The Hotel cannot guarantee bed-type or sleeping room location but will certainly do its best to accommodate all requests.  Please make your requests when you make your reservation.

Government Travelers

Rooms will be offered at the Federal Government Per Diem rate of $232+/night to participants traveling on the Federal Government Per Diem.  To obtain this rate, please make your hotel reservation with the Lotte Hotel Seattle at the workshop rate of $249+/night and then contact Centennial Conferences via email (amba@centennialconferences.com) with your confirmation number to obtain the government rate.  You will receive notification from Centennial Conferences when your room reservation with a rate of $249+/night has been converted to government rate.  Your confirmation number will remain the same.  As always, your US government ID must be presented upon check-in to receive this rate.

Reservations

The deadline to reserve a room at the Lotte Hotel has been extended to Wednesday, July 24, 2024, at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. There are only a few rooms left at the discounted rate of $249++/night so book now to ensure you have a room at the workshop hotel. For reservations, you can either book online here or by calling 1-206-800-8112 and reference you are attending the Association of Military Banks of America event to receive the group rate. If you have any questions or issues while reserving your hotel room, please contact Centennial Conferences via email (amba@centennialconferences.com).

Reservation Guarantee and Cancellation Policy:  

The hotel will require you to enter a credit card number to hold your hotel reservation. You may cancel your reservation with no penalty if cancelled more than 72 hours before arrival. If you cancel within 72 hours of arrival, you will be billed for one (1) night room and tax charges.

Check-In/Check-Out 

Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM (noon).  Early check-in and late check-out will be accommodated based on availability.  For late check-outs, please inquire at the front desk on the day of departure.

Hotel Parking Fees

Overnight valet parking: $72/night (includes in and out privileges).

Taxi/Ride Share Service

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is about 30 minutes (depending on traffic) from the Lotte Hotel Seattle.

The estimated taxi and ride share costs from SEA is $50-$60 for one-way transfers. We recommend that you ask your driver to take Hwy 99 (turns into Alaskan Way) which has less traffic and is less expensive of a transfer.

The Lotte Seattle Hotel Concierge would gladly assist you with making transportation arrangements if needed by calling 206-800-8110. The rate for a one-way sedan transfer from SEA is $130.

Each year AMBA offers a companion program for companions of Workshop attendees.

Companion Social Package $175

When registering, add a companion and choose this package for your companion to attend the Sunday Welcome Reception, Monday Reception & Banquet Dinner, and the Tuesday Farewell Reception with the attendee. All events are full meals.

Companion Tours $130 & $50

While the attendee is busy at the Workshop during the day, the companion can choose to attend their own activities Monday, Tuesday, or both.

These tours can also be chosen during registration. Detailed tour information is below.

Monday, August 26, 2024 – A Day in Seattle

Enjoy a day in Seattle. After a 10–15-minute walk to the Monorail station, ride to the Space Needle, built for the 1962 World’s Fair. Next, you’ll tour Chihuly Gardens and Glass, providing an insight into Dale Chihuly’s inspiration and influences for his famous glass sculptures.  Afterwards, enjoy lunch at the Bar at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Following lunch you’ll visit MoPOP, the Museum of Popular Arts, which is home to the world’s most immersive pop culture experiences, showcasing iconic moments in TV, rock and roll music, science fiction and more.

These attractions are all located very close together. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

$130 includes entrance for the three venues, monorail and lunch.

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2024 – A Day on Bainbridge Island

Enjoy a day on Bainbridge Island. It’s a 10-to-15-minute walk to get to the Bainbridge ferry.  Once you’re onboard, you can relax and enjoy the scenery on the way to Bainbridge Island. Weather permitting, you’ll see views of Mount Rainier and the Cascade mountains. You’ll take a stroll through the beautiful tree lined streets to explore the charming shops. Don’t miss the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Admission is free. You’ll meet at noon for lunch at Doc’s Marina Grill. After lunch, you’ll stroll back to the ferry for the return trip, exploring shops you may have missed on the way to lunch.

You will encounter some steep streets on the walk to and from the ferry. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended.

$50 includes Ferry and lunch.

Thank you to all of our Workshop sponsors.

To find out more about sponsoring the 65th Anniversary AMBA Annual Workshop, click here.