MTC 2023 Planning Conference

February 5th – February 8th, 2023

What is the MTC Planning Conference?

MTC’s Planning Conference is a limited invite only event that strengthens partnerships, and lays the foundation for a successful year ahead. This is the best platform to present your 2023 products & programs and lock in your MTC promotions for the upcoming year.

This is the only MTC event that offers you exclusive access to Tom Eakin the owner along with Key MTC Decision makers.

Planning Conference Hosts

Noel Chavez
Tom Kennedy
Dir. of Vendor Marketing
& Cat Management

Conference Meetings

Planning Meeting Focus

  • 2023 Item & Program details
  • 2023 Manufacturer Item Priority List
  • 2023 Goals & Targets
  • 2023 Promotional Calendar
  • Please provide your presentation to MTC the week prior to the conference. Send presentation to

  • For any questions regarding your meeting please contact Kevin Silbaugh – | PH: 209.543.7231
What’s the average weather like in Palm Desert?
The cool season lasts from November to March, with an average daily high temperature below 76°F. The rainfall is almost non-existent, with 10 or fewer days each year during which rain actually falls.
Dress Attire – Casual
  • Golf shirts
  • Golf pants, shorts or skirts
  • Slacks
  • Dresses
  • Dress shirt


MTC’s second generation owner, William Eakin’s biggest passions were golf, business and family. Enjoy a round with great people and challenge yourself on A Historic Palm Desert golf course, designed by the Grand Slam Winner, Gene Sarazen.
Shadow Mountain Golf Course
Golf Course Address:
73800 Ironwood St, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 346-8242

The first Palm Desert golf course when it opened in March 1958.

Located a few blocks from world famous El Paseo shopping district, Shadow Mountain Golf Club is built to test but not overtax golfers, the par 70 Palm Desert golf course is one of few in the desert that can still be walked. The golf course challenges golfers of all abilities and rewards golfers who shape their shots and use their head more than their driver. With over 600 mature palm trees, the fairways are well defined and the challenging greens are protected by well placed sand bunkers. Tucked in the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains of south Palm Desert, Shadow Mountain Golf Club is protected from the winds that plague many desert golf courses.


Following our group golf event, we will be hosting a reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Continue discussions on our 2023 plans and swap stories from out on the course with the backdrop of one of the best sunset views in Palm Desert.

ADDRESS: 46047 Portola Ave. Condo #14 Palm Desert, CA 92260

Dietary restrictions, allergies and special requests.
Please contact Kevin Silbaugh if you have any dietary restrictions, food allergies or just a preferred drink or snack.

Shadow Mountain Resort

Shadow Mountain Resort & Club a charming resort nestled in the heart of Palm Desert, California. This condominium resort
has the feel of a private retreat with breathtaking views of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains. Yet it’s just a leisurely stroll from
El Paseo, a mile-long boulevard of upscale shops and international restaurants.

Resort Registration Contact
Toll Free -800-472-3713
760-346-6123 Ext 7576


45-750 San Luis Rey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA

A short drive or flight to feel worlds away
Located in the greater Palm Springs area, our Shadow Mountain tennis resort is located in the heart of California, a convenient two-hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.

Palm Springs International Airport is just 13 miles from the resort; Ontario International Airport, 70 miles; and Los Angeles International Airport is 122 miles west of Palm Desert.

Driving Directions to Shadow Mountain

  • From Interstate 10, exit Monterey Avenue/Palm Desert and turn south (right if traveling eastbound on I-10) on Monterey.
  • Take Monterey approximately 5 miles to Highway 111, turn left (East) to San Luis Rey.
  • Turn right on San Luis Rey (South) for three blocks to 45-750 San Luis Rey.
  • The entry gate to Shadow Mountain Resort is on the left.

Additional Lodging Options

HOTEL PASEO, Autograph Collection

45-400 Larkspur Ln, Palm Desert, CA 92260

PH: 760.340.9001

Embassy Suites by Hilton Palm Desert

74-700 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
PH: 760.340.6600

Event Directions

There’s something for everyone to enjoy when visiting Palm Desert. From shopping districts, theater, art galleries and museums to hiking trails, golf courses and family-friendly resorts, Palm Desert offers an oasis of chill for every traveler.

Conference Directions – Meeting & Dinners

46047 Portola Ave. Condo #14 Palm Desert, CA 92260

1.) Heading west on CA-111 N 2.) Turn left onto Portola Ave 3.) Turn right onto Fairway Dr.
1.) Heading east on CA-111 N 2.) Turn right onto Portola Ave 3.) Turn right onto Fairway Dr
Follow Fairway Drive. Only street curb side parking is available. Please do not park past the driveway entrance.