Conference Info



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The 34th FLORIDA PARKING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW is on the horizon!    ‘The Call of the Wild – from the unparalled subtropical wilderness to the taming of parking today.” That is what the 2013 conference is all about.

Our venue this year is at the edge of the Florida Everglades – the Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston, Florida.  The Bonaventure resort is a beautiful luxury hotel on 23 acres of lush gardens complete with koi ponds, 3 resort style pools and cascading waterfall, and golf at the nearby Bonaventure Country Club with two PGA championship courses.  The Bonaventure Resort is a dedicated Conference Hotel with great meeting areas and even an amphitheater to promote learning & networking with your parking peers statewide.


December 4 – 6, 2013

Bonaventure Resort & Spa, Weston, FL


FPA, Florida’s premier parking association!  Just think about this… south Florida in December, networking with parking peers statewide, learning the latest and greatest parking information, and a little socializing thrown in. What more can you ask for?

Hotel Prices:

Hotel Rooms $139 per night! (Double or Single)

Conference Prices:  

On-Site Conference Registration $450 

Members Only Golf Outing On-Site Registration $175

One-day Registration (Thursday): $250.00


Sponsor  & Vendor Info:

Sponsorship letters were sent to 2012 sponsors in August. Several sponsorships have been secured; 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.

Click HERE for Available 2013 Sponsorship Opportunities

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 2014 conference.

Click HERE for 2013 Vendor Booth Floorplan

Annual Awards: 


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!

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 2013. Recognize your Frontline Employees by nominating them for this prestigious award. News and Entry information is on the way!

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! A PGA championship golf course, Bonaventure Country Club is located nearby the resort. Great prizes – great golfing-great lunch- and just plain FUN!

Click HERE for Golf Outing Information

Conference Speakers & Presentations:

We are in the process of selecting 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