2015 Conference Info

Omni Amelia Island



Dates: December 2 – 4, 2015

Where: Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, FL  

We are invading Amelia Island —–The conference you have been waiting for is on its way!

PARKING Re-Imagined………………….the transformation is happening – increased revenues – optimized efficiencies – finding perfect accessories —-making parking friendlier —- streamlining processes with cutting edge technology and diversity in every facet!

Presentations in all these ‘hot topics’ and more – exhibitors with the latest and greatest in parking technology.


Click HERE for the 2015 – Conference Agenda


Conference registration is now open. Please visit:




Member                                                $275

Non-Member                                         $450

Exhibitor-Member                                  $725 (includes 1 conf. reg)

                  Non-Member                       $900

Additional Booth Staff

                  Member                              $275

                  Non-Member                       $450

One Day (Thursday) Registration            $275

Golf                                                      $150

         On-Site Golf Registration               $200 

On-Site Conf. Registration                  $550 (after 11/21/15)


Join us as we ‘occupy’ Amelia Island – the Island of 8 Flags – and claim our stake with our own FPA flag. Amelia Island has a long and rich history of pirates and privateers and we are adding to their history with a few notorious pirates like Luis Aury, Captain Kidd and Jean LaFitte.   FPA pirates are invading…………….you don’t want to miss this year.

From Re-imagination to Realization…..The beautiful resort of Omni Hotel Amelia Island Plantation – Beautiful oceanfront rooms and miles of uncrowded dune swept beach – golf – tennis courts – largest poolscape in northeast Florida and acres of natural beauty – beyond your imagination. Make your room reservation now. The FPA block of rooms with our awesome rate of $139/night will end on November 2.

Hotel Prices:

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

39 Beach Lagoon Road, Amelia Island, FL 32034

For Reservations Call – 1-888-261-6161 and mention Florida Parking Association to receive the FPA rate of $139/night!

Or visit http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-island-plantation/meetings/florida-parking-association-2015

Check out their Weekly Resort Guide: http://weeklyresortguide.com to view all the beauty of the resort.

So, get your ‘pirate on’ and join us for the best parking conference ever.   ARRRRRRGH……………ahoy matey, the parking pirates are here.


Sponsor  & Vendor Info:

Exhibitor hall layouts/availability and dryage information will be posted on the website and sent to FPA members. Don’t let your competitors get the best booth…….first come, first served……we provide great exposure for our exhibitors with networking events in the Exhibit Hall, names in the directory and on Boards throughout the conference. We appreciate our Vendors!!!!  And don’t forget, we have a “ Best Booth” contest with the winner getting a free exhibit booth at the 2016 conference.

Click HERE to view the 2015 – Exhibit Floorplan w-names as of 11-13-15

Click HERE to view the FPA 2015 – sponsorship opportunities 103015

Annual Awards: 



Click HERE for the 2015 – Annual Awards of Excellence Rules Regs

Our Annual Award of Excellence program continues to be elevated to an even higher level to better serve our members. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to feature your award winning project! 

Click HERE for the 2015 – Call for Entries


Carol Easterling Award

Our “Carol Easterling Award” rewarding Front-line Employees has been upgraded and expanded.  The program is a model for other state associations and we hope to have more statewide participation in 2015. Recognize your Frontline Employees by nominating them for this prestigious award.

Click HERE for the 2015 CEA Letter

Click HERE for the 2015 CEA nomination form

Click HERE to see the 2015 CEA Regions


FPA Member Golf Tournament:

Stay tuned for more detailed info coming. You can easily register for this fabulous outing once early bird conference registration begins in September!

Conference Speakers & Presentations:

The call for speakers and presentation will be sent in September. We are looking for great speakers and sessions that will provide continuing education and job training, both crucial elements to our parking industry, especially in today’s economic situation and fast evolving world! We will post the agenda on our website as soon as it is available. But, as in the past, we will have state-of-the-art speakers and presentations for our continuing education in parking.




**Special Offer for those attending this year’s conference**

The Florida Parking Association and the International Parking Institute have partnered once again to present the first Accredited Parking Organization (APO) Site Reviewer Training in conjunction with this year’s conference.

Click HERE to learn more about the APO Site Reviewer Training Opportunity


Now, I ask you – who would not want to be in Florida in December? And, have an opportunity to mingle and meet with your peers and industry leaders, while you are learning and having a great time!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call: Marilyn Etheridge, 813-259-3549 or email metheridge1@verizon.net.