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Film Florida Quarterly Meeting & Governor's Conference On Tourism

July 23, 2015



Greetings Film Florida Members, Stakeholders, and Friends ~

Film Florida's next Quarterly Meeting will be held in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, August 30th and Monday, August 31st. Film Florida meetings will be held at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina:

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina 

700 S Florida Ave

Tampa, FL 33602

Tampa will also be the home of the 48th Annual Florida Governor's Conference on Tourism. The Governor's Conference is hosted by Visit Florida and will be held Monday, August 31st - Wednesday, September 2nd at the Tampa Convention Center directly across the street from our host hotel. In addition to the Quarterly Meetings, Film Florida will participate in the Governor's Conference with a booth and materials to educate tourism stakeholders on our shared marketing and tourism goals for the state of Florida.

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

Sunday, August 30th

1:00pm - 2:00pm : Industry/Association Council Meeting & Education Council Meeting

2:00pm - 3:00pm : Film Commission Council Meeting

3:00pm - 5:00pm : Legislative Committee Meeting

6:30pm - 8:30pm : Welcome Reception at The Epicurean (Members and Invitation Only)

Monday, August 31st

8am - 9am : Continental Breakfast

9:00am - 12:30pm : Board of Directors Meeting

2:00pm - 3:00pm : Strategic Futures Committee Meeting

3:30pm - 4:00pm : Past Presidents Committee Meeting

6:30pm - 9:00pm : Visit Florida Chairman's Dinner (Film Florida Legends Award Presentation - Pending. See additional costs/info for this event below.)

For the Governor's Conference Registrants only:

4:30pm - 5:30pm : Coop Media Reception

5:30pm - 6:30pm : Chairman's Reception

6:30pm - 9:00pm : Chairman's Dinner

9:00pm - 11:00pm : After Hours Networking Event

Tuesday, September 1st

For the Governor's Conference Registrants only:

8:00am-10:00am : Breakfast and Opening Keynote Sessions

10:00am - 11:00am : Refreshment Break on the Tradeshow Floor

11:00am -12:15pm : Breakout Sessions

12:30pm - 1:45pm : Visit Florida Presentation Lunch

2:00pm - 3:15pm : Breakout Sessions

3:15pm - 3:45pm : Refreshment Break on the Tradeshow Floor 

3:45pm - 5:00pm : Sunny Shorts Industry Expert Presentation

6:30pm - 9:00pm : Evening Event at the Tampa Marriott Waterside

Wednesday, September 2nd

For the Governor's Conference Registrants only:

8:00am - 9:00am : Breakfast in the Marketplace

9:00am - 10:15am : Breakout Sessions

10:15am - 10:45am : Refreshment Break on the Tradeshow Floor

10:45am - 12:00pm : Closing General Session

The cost to register for the Governor's Conference and take part in the Film Florida booth is $1,000 per person. Please click here to pay by credit card, or if you would prefer to be invoiced and pay by check, please email info@filmflorida.org. All interested participants must RSVP by Thursday, July 30, 2015.

If you are interested in attending the Film Florida Quarterly Meetings only, click here to RSVP. While Film Florida Quarterly Meetings are open to the public at no cost, we encourage interested stakeholders to become members of this statewide organization. Film Florida growing membership provides a network, a platform and the chance to play an active part in solidifying Florida's position as a major production destination. If you are interested in learning more about membership options, please email info@filmflorida.org. 

Pending final details, the Visit Florida Chairman's Dinner will potentially host a Film Florida Legends Award presentation! For those who would like to attend the Chairman's Dinner on Monday, August 31st but are not interested in registering for the entire Governor's Conference, the discounted rate for Film Florida members only is $119 per person. If you are interested in attending the Chairman's Dinner, please click here to purchase your ticket.

The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina is located across the street from the Tampa Convention Center. The discounted rate for a standard room is $149/night (plus tax). Please click here to book online or call 1-888-789-3090 and reference the "Florida Governor's Conference on Tourism" block. The last day to book rooms at this rate is Wednesday, August 12th.

We hope you'll join us for this opportunity. This is a critical year for our industry and we need to strategically collaborate together to put new, outside of the box ideas on the table. Thank you for your continued support and engagement!

Thank you,

Michelle Hillery

President, Film Florida


For more information on sponsor levels and how to get involved, email: info@filmflorida.org.