84th NRA Annual Convention

October 23-27, 2017 · The Ritz-Carlton San Juan · San Juan, Puerto Rico

— Golf —

NRA Annual Golf Tournament

Thursday, October 26, 2017
12:30pm Shotgun Start

This year’s NRA Scramble Golf Tournament will be held at TPC Dorado Beach’s East Course, a seaside course renovated by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. in 2011, bringing the course into the 21st century while preserving his father’s original vision.

To participate in the golf tournament, please sign-up on the convention’s online registration form and be sure to fill in the names of the members with whom you would like to play.

Cost: $210 per person (lunch included), $90 per club rental, must bring own shoes (no refunds available after September 20, 2017)

— Optional Tours —

Deep Sea Fishing

Thursday, October 26, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Experience The Legend, a 48-foot Hatteras, fully equipped for luxurious cruising and the ultimate in sport fishing. Within 25 minutes of departing from San Juan Bay Harbor, you’ll be miles offshore in waters 6,000 feet deep. This area — better known as “Blue Marlin Ally” — is where you’ll enjoy an afternoon of fishing for Dorado, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna and Blue Marlin (fish will vary depending depending on the time of year). Please be sure to come equipped with a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (no spray), tennis shoes and your camera. Please note that cancellation of the tour may occur if there is inclement weather.

Cost: $210 per person. (no refunds available after September 20, 2017)

The Forts of Old San Juan and Private Rum Tasting/Local Cuisine Pairing

Thursday, October 26, 2017
11:30am - 4:30pm

Designated as both a National Historic Site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the forts of San Juan are truly extraordinary. Built in the 16th century, these massive masonry defenses are the oldest European fortifications in the U.S. territory.

During this tour created exclusively for our NRA group, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views from the fortifications’ towers and explore the tunnels and staircases that wind through the interior as you learn about the pirates and famous soldiers who once stayed in the dungeons.

Following the tour, you’ll relax and revel at Georgina Cocina Local, located on the grounds of the Bacardi Rum distillery. Here, you’ll be served local rums paired with tastings of exquisitely flavorful local dishes, all while taking in the beautiful views of Old San Juan.

Cost: $240 per person. (no refunds available after September 20, 2017)

— Spouse/Guest Program —

Old San Juan Driving Tour & Shopping

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Get ready for this “must do” while visiting Puerto Rico where you’ll be guided through all the historical highlights of the Old City, including El Morro Fort, San Jose Church, El Convento, San Juan Cathedral and Capilla del Cristo. From the first stop at the San Cristobal Fort for a short tour and photo shoots, to a stop at Paseo la Princesa where you’ll enjoy a walk to the entrance of San Juan Bay Harbor, to the final destination at Plaza de Armas for a shopping spree through artisan shops as well as the outlet stores on Cristo Street, this is one excursion you won’t want to miss.

Cost: $100 per person. (no refunds available after September 20, 2017).

Taste and History of the Enchanted Island

Thursday, October 26, 2017
9:00am - 11:00am

During this charming program, you’ll hear from locals about what they know and love most about Puerto Rico, including the culture, history, religion, traditions and heritage of the people born and raised on this Enchanted Island. Afterwards, you’ll be introduced to the exotic flavors and ingredients of the island as you participate in an interactive cooking class with The Ritz-Carlton’s award-winning Executive Chef, Rodrigo Torres, while toasting the Enchanted Island with a delicious Guava Mojito!

Cost: $100 per person. (no refunds available after September 20, 2017).

— Receptions & Dinners —

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Reunite with friends and colleagues at the Welcome Reception, which officially kicks-off NRA’s 84th Annual Convention!

Cost: This event is included in the cost of your registration fee.

Chairman's Reception

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Review the day’s events as you convene with fellow attendees at this relaxing event.

Cost: This event is included in the cost of your registration fee.

Tabletop Exhibit & Reception

Thursday, October 26, 2017
7:00pm - 9:30pm

The Tabletop Reception & Exhibit is the perfect mix of business and pleasure. Visit industry suppliers’ booths to learn about the latest advancements in the industry as you enjoy delicious food and cocktails. For details on how to become an exhibitor, click here.

Cost: This event is included in the cost of your registration fee.

Friday Night Beach Reception & Dinner

Friday, October 27, 2017
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Special plans for this year’s dinner are underway. Check back soon to learn more!

Cost: This event is included in the cost of your registration fee.

— Suggested Dress —

Dressing for Convention

NRA’s Annual Convention is resort casual for all business meetings and social events. Please keep in mind that the average high temperature in San Juan in October is 87 degrees, while the average low temperature is 76 degrees. Following are some suggested dress guidelines to help you.

Suggested Menswear for all Events

  • button down shirts or polo shirts
  • khakis, linen pants or dress slacks
  • loafers or boat shoes
  • sports jackets are optional

Ladies Attire

Enjoy all your resort casual attire including linen pants, breezy blouses, summer skirts and dresses, and flip flops for all on Friday night. Be sure to bring lightweight jackets and sweaters for outdoor evening events.

“Always enjoy the mixers, very relaxing for the renderers and the vendors. Playing golf and visiting with customers is always a great combination.”

NRA Member