2014 Conference Info
FLORIDA PARKING ASSOCIATION
2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW
The 35th FLORIDA PARKING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW is quickly approaching and will be here before you know it! This year’s theme is, ‘A Tribute to the World of Parking and Sports’. Join us as we celebrate the Association’s 35th year in tailgate fashion. You will not want to miss this year’s conference.
Dates: December 3 – 5, 2014
Where: Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa Fort Myers, FL
Individual reservations may be made by clicking the group rate link below or by calling the Marriott group reservation toll-free number at 1-800-767-7777. Please reference the Florida Parking Association. Reservations must be booked no later than October 30, 2014 to receive the group rate of $139 per night. The nightly resort fees and self parking fees have been waived for the Florida Parking Association. Attendees must book reservations within the group block to receive these special concessions. Please be advised, when booking reservations, guests may be advised of the normal nightly resort fee of $15 and self-parking fee of $12. But again, these fees have been waived for the Florida Parking Association.
Hotel Rooms $139 per night! (Double or Single) – Group Rate Expires November 17, 2014!
Post Early Bird Conference Prices: (October 16 – November 23, 2014)
Members – $275
Non-Members – $450
Single Booth Exhibitors:
Members – $725 (includes 1 conference registration)
Non-Members – $880
Double Booth Exhibitors:
Members – $1,275 (includes 2 conference registrations)
Non-Members – $1,550
Additional Booth Staff:
Members – $275
Non-Members – $450
One-day Conference Registration (Thursday): $275
On-Site Conference Registration: $550 (after 11/23/2014)
Golf: $150 (On site registration $200)
Sponsor & Vendor Info:
Sponsorship letters will be sent to the 2013 sponsors in August for first selection. All opportunities will be available on-line. We truly appreciate our sponsors and promise to keep increasing our sponsor visibility at the conference and on our improved website.
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 2015 conference.
Our Annual Award of Excellence program continues to be elevated to an even higher level to better serve our members. News and Entry Information has been sent to members and is posted on the website. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to feature your award winning project!
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 2014. Recognize your Frontline Employees by nominating them for this prestigious award.
FPA Member Golf Tournament:
Of course, we will have our Annual Golf tournament! What a way to kick-start the conference, networking with old and new golfing buddies! This year’s tournament will take place at the beautiful Dunes Golf and Country Club on Sanibel Island. Great prizes – great golfing-great lunch- and just plain FUN!
Conference Speakers & Presentations:
The call for speakers and presentation will be sent in August. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.