Dates: November 28 – December 1, 2017

PGA National Resort and Spa

400 Avenue of Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33896 

Welcome to FPA’s 2017 Annual Conference & Trade Show……Wow, we have been doing this for many years and it keeps getting better every year! Thanks to our sponsors, exhibitors and all of the attendees! We thank you all! The 2017 conference is Tuesday, November 28 through Friday, December 1 and it is being held at the renowned, renewed and remarkable PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.  A beautiful resort & spa that raises the bar and offers every imaginable amenity — just awaiting FPA’s arrival! Oh, did I mention golf????

With over 50 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest parking products and services, with sponsorships and support from industry leaders nationwide, and two full days of educational sessions featuring experts sharing their knowledge ——- the Florida Parking Association JUST WORKS! Plan on joining us this November. You’ll be glad you did!

2017 Conference Agenda

Click HERE to download and view a Very Preliminary Conference Agenda (as of 9/18/2017)

A Final Agenda will be available at the end of October



2017 Conference Registration

Early Bird conference registration will open after Labor Day and will remain open through October 27, 2017. After October 27, regular conference rates will be in effect until the online registration closes on November 24, 2017. The registration link will be available after Labor Day.



Early Bird Rates (September 20 – October 27, 2017)

Regular Rates (October 28 – November 27, 2017)

Click HERE to download and view the 2017 CONFERENCE RATES



Hotel Information

Hotel Rates:    $149/night     (Cutoff date for FPA room reservations 11/8/2017)

PGA National Resort and Spa

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418

Hotel Room Reservations: 1-844-921-0028 (mention FPA)


Sponsor and Vendor Information

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 2018 conference.

Click HERE to download and view a map of the 2017 Exhibit Hall Floor plan (as of 9/18/2017)

Click HERE to download and view a list of 2017 available sponsorship opportunities (as of 9/18/2017)


Annual Awards



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 to view the FPA 2017 – Awards of Excellence Call for Entries

Click HERE to view the FPA 2017 – Annual Awards of Excellence Rules Regs


 The deadline to submit an Awards of Excellence entry for this year’s conference is Friday, October 6, 2017.





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 2017. Recognize your Frontline Employees by nominating them for this prestigious award.







FPA Member Golf Tournament

The 2017 Florida Parking Association Conference begins with our ‘infamous’ golf tournament on Tuesday afternoon, November 28, 2017, with shotgun starts at 12:15 – 12:51pm on Holes 1 and 10 on the fabulous Fazio Course. Recently renovated by third-generation designer Tom Fazio II who emphasized modernizing the course layout, Fazio believes the renovation achieves that ideal balance where single digit golfers will be fully challenged while higher handicaps will have a layout ideal for a day of enjoyable resort golf. You can easily register for this fabulous outing through the conference registration link. For questions, please contact Chester Escobar at cescobar@spplus.com 

Having the golf tournament on Tuesday afternoon, leaves FPA all day on Wednesday and Thursday to showcase our exhibitors and offer educational presentations to further every parking professional’s career. We are very excited to extend our fabulous FPA Conference; the educational and networking experience is second to none nationwide.

Conference Speakers and Presentations

The call for speakers and presentors is now available. Click HERE to view the FPA 2017 – CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS application packet 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. The deadline to submit a speaker/presentation application packet for this year’s conference is Friday, September 29, 2017.



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

The Florida Parking Association Board of Directors are always looking for opportunities to create special offers for conference attendees. There are presently no special offers for the 2017 conference. We encourage you to check the site frequently as offers may become available between now and the close of online registration.


Now, I ask you – who would not want to be in Florida in November? 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 emailmetheridge1@verizon.net.