With numerous jobs in progress, a phone that doesn’t stop ringing, and an overflowing inbox, it may be hard to think about FRSA’s Annual Convention & Expo or anything that will be happening this summer. The reality, however, is that you probably can’t believe it’s April already and in just two quick flips of your calendar, you’ll be asking if it’s really June. Now is the best time to take a short break to make sure your travel plans are set, your spot is reserved at your preferred events, and you get the most bang for your buck.
FRSA’s 96th Annual Convention & Expo will take place at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The upscale resort offers the convenience of having everything in one place – the expo hall, meeting rooms, evening functions, and sleeping rooms – all under one roof. You can reserve a room in the FRSA room block for $159 per night for single or double occupancy. A resort fee of $20 per night has been included in this discounted rate. To reserve your room, call the Gaylord Palms Resort directly at 407-586-0000 or visit www.floridaroof.com for a link to book online. The discounted rate is available until May 27th unless the rooms are sold out before then, so book today to lock in a room at this beautiful property.
With your travel plans set, it’ll be time to get registered for the event. FRSA recently launched the 2018 online registration site. Visit www.floridaroof.com and click “Register Now” to reserve your spot at the largest regional expo in the industry. The site is packed with details on the 2018 sporting, educational and social events. Log in with a unique email address, add the events you would like to attend to your virtual shopping cart, and check out with your preferred method of payment.
To get the most bang for your buck, consider purchasing a Full Registration. The Full Registration – CE Seminars package includes 7 hours of continuing education, Wednesday Night Welcome Reception, Thursday Business Lunch, Thursday Night S.T.A.R. Awards and FRSA Officer Installation Dinner, S.T.A.R. Awards After-Party, admission to the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo for two days, and a chance to win the $1,000 Grand Prize. The Full Registration – Ladies Program includes tickets to the Thursday and Friday Ladies Programs, Wednesday Night Welcome Reception, Thursday Business Lunch, Thursday Night S.T.A.R. Awards and FRSA Officer Installation Dinner, S.T.A.R. Awards After-Party, admission to the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo for two days, and a chance to win the $1,000 Grand Prize. Purchasing a Full Registration guarantees your spot at exciting networking opportunities, all at a discounted rate. Register by May 27th for the best rates possible. FRSA members receive additional discounts. Not a member? Call Maria Armas at 800-767-3772 ext. 142 to join today!
Not convinced that the Full Registration is right for you? Individual tickets to all social events and seminars can be purchased online. Also, if you are looking to attend seminars only, you can purchase a 7-hour Continuing Education Package which provides you with 7-hours of seminars at a discounted rate.
Be sure to include the kids when making your plans! The Gaylord Palms Resort offers the Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park, an arcade, and a complete line up of recreation activities. Sign up your 4-17-year olds for the Full Registration – Kids Package and get tickets to FRSA’s full line up of kids activities. From Creativity Night to a Magic Workshop, a day at Gatorland, and a Fun in the Sun Pool Party, we’ve got something for everyone.
We won’t let the kids have all the fun though, as we’ve planned three exciting sports tournaments that are perfect for the whole family. Make your perfect putt in our golf tournament at Celebration Golf Club in Kissimmee, test your shooting skills at our clay shooting tournament at Tenoroc Shooting Range in Lakeland, or reel in a big one at our fishing tournament at Sunrise Marina in Port Canaveral. All tournaments take place on Wednesday, June 27 and pre-registration is required. Pricing for all tournaments will increase after May 27 so sign up early to guarantee your spot and save some money!
Planning to register once you get to the Expo? Onsite registration will be available, but lines may be long. Attendees and exhibitors are strongly encouraged to visit www.floridaroof.com and register today. Exhibitors will need a special access code to register for an exhibitor badge. This code was included in your exhibitor kit. For assistance, please call 800-767-3772 ext. 100.
Make your plans, check it off your to-do list, and get back to work! We look forward to seeing you all in June! In the meantime, stay up to date on event details by liking us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/flroof), following us on Twitter (@FRSAExpo), and downloading the event app (www.eventmobi.com/frsa).