FRSA’s Convention & Expo Highlights

Fri, May 10, 2024 at 1:35PM

Les Sims It’s hard to believe that FRSA’s Convention and Expo is only a few weeks away. Many have asked why we moved the event to June for the next few years. It’s simple – during the past decade, we’ve been experiencing hurricanes earlier in the year and if one hits early enough, attendance at the event will be nonexistent. We won’t always be able to secure early summer dates but will continue to make the effort to do so.

Being an Educational Foundation Trustee and Chair of the Endowment Board of Governors, I place a great deal of importance on education and training. During the Convention, there will be a total of 41 hours of industry-specific continuing education (C.E.) seminars, where you can earn up to 10 hours of C.E. credit over the three days, including advanced Florida Building Code seminars. In addition, there are business management, sales and digital marketing seminars.

For the first time in many years, we’re offering a Foremen and Superintendents course called Hazard Recognition in English and Spanish. I’d like to encourage you to bring your team to this event and let them walk the Expo floor afterwards. The cost is $25 per person and attendees will receive a swag bag. After the event, FRSA will send you a credit for each person who attended that can be used for future FRSA purchases, including membership dues and seminar registrations.

Join us on Wednesday, June 5 as we kick off the Convention with the Welcome Reception. Food stations and an open bar at this free event create the perfect opportunity to network and meet up with old friends.

Additional events include special programs for the ladies and kids, along with four sports tournaments – bowling, clay shooting, fishing and golf.

The host hotel, Gaylord Palms, has been sold out for a couple of months and we are unable to increase the room block. The hotel is renovating and pulling hotel rooms from inventory. FRSA has secured an overflow block of rooms at the Delta Hotels, a Marriott property, located less than a mile from Gaylord Palms. The room rate is $109 and includes parking and resort fees. To make a reservation, please visit Book at the Delta Hotels and, to save on parking fees, consider using Uber or Lyft transportation to Gaylord.

If you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late. Visit and click on the Register Now graphic.

I look forward to seeing you at the Convention and Expo as we celebrate 102 years of service to the industry.

Best regards,

Les Sims Signature




Les Sims, CPRC

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