2017 Sunshine State Expres

Sunshine State Express


Monday, March 20

The Grand Bohemian Orlando
325 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, 32801

Register for Orlando

Our event at the beautiful Grand Bohemian Orlando starts at 2pm with the "How To Be a Tech Ninja" workshop (see below for more details), followed by the B2B Marketplace at 4pm, a poolside reception from 5:30-7:00pm, and desserts and coffee from 7:00-8:00pm.

Sunshine State Express

St. Petersburg Beach

Tuesday, March 21

Don Cesar
3400 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Register for St. Pete

The white sands of St. Pete Beach are outshined only by the lovely pink-hued Don Cesar Hotel, our site for day two of the roadshow. The schedule here will be: 2pm-4pm Tech Workshops; 4pm-5:30pm, B2B Marketplace in the King Charles Ballroom; and from 5:30pm-7pm we'll see you for refreshments oceanside at the stunning new Rowe Pavilion (with complimentary foot and shoulder massages from Spa Oceana!)

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Fort Lauderdale

Thursday, March 23

Lobster Bar Sea Grille
450 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Lobster Bar Sea Grille website

Register for Ft. Lauderdale

Our roadshow will be held at the luscious Lobster Bar Sea Grille. Our tech workshops will run from 2-3:30 pm; B2BMarketplace from 3:30-5:00 pm; and then we will host a reception and dinner in the restaurant.

Tech Ninja

How To Be a Tech Ninja
Midori Connoly

Complimentary Worshops

Tech NinjaAV Girl

Legend has it that in ancient Japan, ninja training included invisibility, walking on water, and control over the natural elements. At times, our lives seem to require these skills and more. But when it comes to technology, we often forget our ninja strength and become overwhelmed and frustrated. The AVGirl tech sessions are about empowerment and understanding of how to use technology to meet our goals with a focus on confidence and strategy.

Led by Midori Connolly, aka "AVGirl," these concise complimentary workshops will provide an approachable, fun forum where you can ask anything about technology to organize and streamline your projects, take maximum professional advantage of social media, and keep ninja-calm in what is sometimes a sea of chaos!

 Past Events

2014 Fall Roadshow Event Highlights

Another fall roadshow has come and gone, and what memories were made! We love our October event, as the days are usually crisp and sunny, the food hearty and delicious and the camaraderie contagious. If you were with us, I hope you felt it, too.

Retreats Roadshow, Class of 2014 (Fall)

2014 Fall Roadshow Event Highlights

A Retreats Resources Roadshow- Fall 2014
Allen Weiss- practicing the fine art of client engagement!
Atlantis Resorts' Alex Freeland- really workin' it!
Cheers to a successful Roadshow! See you in the spring!
Grand Wailea's Erin Ennis brings the spirit of Aloha to our business marketplace
Joseph Perkins from Wynn/Encore always has something interesting to say!
King's Mill Resort's Kimberly Harrelson- chaming company indeed!
Lunch! Atlanta
Lunch! Charlotte
Lunch! Durham
Molly Morton is not exagerating! Montage Laguna Beach is all that and more!
Nicole Doebrich from Eden Roc Resort makes the most of the business marketplace
Our Maui Jim partners delight our attendees!
Paul certainly has his "ducks in a row"!
Paul Steffans, Eau Palm Beach - delightful lunch companion!
Retreats Resources events- where colleagues become friends
Team Montage!
The three "Gents" Joseph Perkins, Wynn/Encore; Bruce Leet, The Breakers; Dwayne Keller, Intercontinental Buckhead
We connect you!
We create an informal atmosphere where it is FUN to do business!
We love our Maui Jims!
We pride ourselves on a classy event - every time!

2013 Fall Roadshow Event Highlights (Atlanta)

Charlie Wellman of Charleston Place lunchin' with the ladies!
Cheers, ya'll!
Dana Pudenz with Steve Parish
Enjoying lunch at STK
Hmmmm- I think I'll have the steak!
Joe, do your fingers just grow that way?
Joy Groover shares the benefits of Canyon Ranch with Ciena's Stacey Galbraith
Maui Jim's Kelly McAlister welcomes Pete Foley
New friends
Pelican Hill's Yvette Lemoine and Silver Seas Cruises' Cecelia Blevins share lunch with Yvette Barton of Open Solutions and Lea Brueckner of LeaB and Co
Ready to work! Capital Events Group's Steve Parish, USM's Dave Elash, Kilpatrick Townsend's Jane Hape, and Josh Brown, the JoBroCo
So proud to have Banding People Together's Alan and Theresa Schaeffer with us all week- they rock!
The Breakders' Bruce Leet, looking very Palm Beach!
These hoteliers are ready for some action, ya'll!
This dynamic bunch are ready to work! Lisa Carouse and Candy Fagan, Fagan and Crouse; Victoria Jarrett, Events Spectaculaire; Leslei HIll, State Farm
Victoria Jarrett and Darrell Cohen

2013 Fall Roadshow Event Highlights (Charlotte)

A beautiful showcase for our hotel partners
A serious notetaker learns about Napa Valley's Meadowwood Resort
Aloha, Joe!
Amit and Yvette- our Southern California super stars!
Chic new venue- Label Charlotte
Enjoying the "down time", with Hammock Beach's Stephen Baker
Introducing Zeal Optics from Maui Jim
It would not be a Roadshow without Yvette's sunny smile!
It's "Cinemascope!"
Laura came all the way from Hawaii!
Let the show begin!
Lunch at Osso- fabulous!
Meadowwood's Kathy Murray
Montage Deer Valley's Tracy Mullen
Montelucia's Dacun Banks with Paula Finn, BCD
Osso, Charlotte as delicious as it is beautiful!
Passin' time as the miles go by! Alan Schaeffer
Ponte Vedra's Julie Batts joins in the fun!
Sellin' the dream, Laura!
So happy to see my dear friend, HB's Corinne Connor!
The " WOW!" factor!
The Montage girls with Wells Fargo's Michelle Show
The wonderful Alan Scheaffer shares with Ileana Kistler just how to " band people together"!
Those Hawaiians have got Danny covered! Hang loose, bro!
What goes on on the bus....shhhh
Yvette starts every day with a smile!

2013 Fall Roadshow Event Highlights (Raleigh/Durham)

After- Hours fun at Papa Mojos
Building Relationships that last!
Dawn and Laura greet a new day and fresh opportunities!
Facetime! Business Marketplace
Making headlines in Aspen-Snowmass! with Steve Miller
Welclome to Bay 7- Durhams most unique event venue
Yvette and Julie celebrate Louisiana and the blues!

Our Roadshow through Georgia and the Carolinas has become legendary amongst hoteliers who are charged with growing their share of the MICE market in the  Southeastern states.  This year we are shaking up our format to include an interactive team building event, that requires true client engagement in order to be eligible for travel packages and other valuable prizes.

We consider ourselves innovators and remain committed to providing maximum ROI to our travel industry partners, while creating a fun environment to foster camaraderie and build memories!

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