Gala FAQ


Gala attire is formal (e.g. tuxedos or suits with ties for men; cocktail dresses, evening gowns or suits for women).

Tuxedo Rental: Men's Wearhouse has a special offer for Top 125 Gala attendees.  Download PDF.

Pre-registration is required for everyone attending the Gala, whether you are using complimentary tickets or paying for tickets, by January 26, 2018. Full name and E-mail address are required to receive registration confirmation which confirms date, times and location of the event. If you are registering a Spouse/Significant Other, please put "Guest" in the Job Title and use the email of the employee who they are coming with.

> Single Tickets: Each 2018 Top 125 company receives two complimentary seats/tickets. Additional seats/tickets are $260 each.

> Large Groups: You may purchase a table for $1,800 which seats 10 and includes your two complimentary seats/tickets and eight paid seats/tickets. Additional tables are $2,200. To purchase a table or discuss your group needs, contact Kim Grant via  Once your table is purchased, you will then be able to register your attendees online.
> Substitutions & Cancellations: If you need to cancel or make a substitution, please contact Kim Grant at

> Tickets will not be mailed in advance. You will need to check in at the registration table at the Gala to receive your Table Card which is required for entrance into the Dinner & Awards. 

> The Gala is a private event. Attendance is by invitation only to 2018 Top 125 Companies and Hall of Fame companies.  If you have consultants or partners who are part of your training programs that want to attend, you must register and pay for them as part of your group.   Spouses/Guests must be registered as well.  Please put "Guest" in their Job Title and use the email of the employee who is participating.


For information on hotels, transportation and maps, click here. We have special hotel rates when you book through Connections Housing.

Venue:  Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young Blvd., NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30313. (Thomas Murphy Ballroom - Building B)

Download a brochure and register at: Training 2018 Conference & Expo

> Duke CE Leadership Experience:  Monday, February 12, 2018 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
What's Next in Leadership?  Don't miss this agenda-setting dialogue with learning executives presented by Duke Corporate Education and Training magazine! Learn more here. The one-day event is held at the Ernst & Young headquarters in Atlanta and ends at the World of Coca-Cola.  Fee: $695.  You can add a 2-Day Training Conference & Expo (Tuesday, February 13 - Wednesday, February 14) registration for an additional $900. The Conference includes a special Duke CE leadership track.

> Training 2018 Conference & Expo: Special Offers for Top 125
Top 125 Companies are eligible for a $300 discount off the Training 2018 3-Day Conference & Expo (Mon, February 12 - Wed, February 14, 2018). Each person must register with Discount Code: T125 at  There is no deadline on using this discount.* If you have a team of 3 or more, you can save more on the 3-Day Conference & Expo!  Contact Vicki at prior to registering for the Conference for group discounts.

*One discount offer per attendee; discounts may not be combined and must be entered prior to payment (refunds will not be given on discount codes).  One-day discounted Conference registrations are available by request at OR on site.
> FREE Training Expo Pass for Top 125! If you are unable to attend the 3-Day Conference, we invite you to visit the Expo Hall for FREE. The Expo Hall opens at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Simply register for a FREE Expo Pass ($25 value) with Discount code: EX25. Click here.
QUESTIONS on the GALA? Contact Kim Grant at or 612.481.3163 (Mon-Fri; 10 am - 6 pm Eastern time).


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