FACP hosts two information-packed conferences per year.
The Spring Conference is held each year in May in the central Florida region and the Annual Conference is hosted in a different region each year during the month of September.

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The 2017 Spring Conference is scheduled for May 4-5
at the beautiful Plantation on Crystal River. 

Click here to register for only $225 per person.
Register multiple attendees and $AVE!
The third and subsequent registrant from the same chamber receives 15% off of the registration price.

The event will kick off at 1:15 pm on Thursday, May 4 and
will conclude at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5. 

For hotel reservations, please call The Plantation at Crystal River at (800) 632-6262.
Please be sure to tell them that you are with the
Florida Association of Chamber Professionals 
in order to receive our special room block rate of $99 (plus tax) per night.

 Informative and Relevant Sessions Including:

The Art of Being a Chamber Professional

Presented by Jason Hedden , Chair, Visual and Performing Arts at Gulf Coast State College

Being a Chamber Professional can be one of the most rewarding -- and, yet, equally challenging -- careers! This session will provide a unique spin on engaging members and selling.

Creating Engaged Committees

Presented by Karen Dove, Dream Builder, Asentiv

Have you ever felt like your committees are not contributing to their mission or have you been frustrated by their lack of participation? If so, you are not alone. Karen will share ideas and ways to get your committees back on task and accomplishing their goals. 

Digital Marketing Trends in 2017

Presented by Ken Countess, Managing Director, The Countess Group

Digital marketing is changing thanks to widespread ownership of smartphones, ever-increasing data and video streaming, combined with a cultural desire for digestible and personalized content. Do you know which trends will impact YOUR organization in 2017? How can you jump on some of these trends to get an edge on your competition?

Understanding Member/Prospect Buying Styles

Presented by Shari Pash, President & Owner, Strategic Solutions for Growth

Explore the priorities that drive each of your prospect or member's buying styles. In this session, we will cover the buying styles of your members and how you can connect in a more meaningful way. Identify your best and most challenging members/prospects and rank the expectations of each. Discover tools to help in adapting and selling to diverse types of prospects and members. Become more effective in your recruitment and retention sales resulting in an increase of net new members. Also, attendees will discover why it's easier to connect to some prospects than it is to others.

What is "Kindling" Your Chamber?

Presented by Jim Mathis, IPCS, CSP, MDIV, The Reinvention PRO™, J&L Mathis Group, Inc.

The Kindle has changed paper publishing forever, Netflix has changed movie theaters and the smart phone has altered banking, purchasing and interaction services. What is "kindling" your chamber?

Why do we need a Strategic Plan? Let me count the reasons (and give you some real-life examples!)  

Presented by Lori Bainum, Coach, Trainer, Consultant, Lori Bainum & Co.

Every organization (and individual, for that matter!) needs a strategic plan and also needs to know its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. While it can be a daunting task, creating a strategic plan can mean a world of difference for your chamber. Lori will lead attendees through an interactive
discussion that will allow them to leave with an action list.

Is Your Community (and Your Chamber) Prepared for a Crisis?

Presented by Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast

While we can never be totally prepared for a crisis such as the Orlando Pulse or Ft. Lauderdale Airport shootings or natural disasters such a hurricanes, there are measures and steps that we can take to help in the event that one should strike. Former U.S. Central Command Provost Marshall and retired U.S. Army Military Police Colonel and Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast will share his insight and experience about this critical topic. 

Building Media Relations

Presented by Gerry Mulligan, Publisher and Past President of the Florida Press Association

The relationship that your chamber has with local media can make the difference in the success of your events, the image of your organization within the community and the effectiveness of your programming. So how do you ensure that the relationship is a positive one? Learn firsthand and through real scenarios from an industry professional who has been on both sides of the equation as a publisher and a chamber board member. 




The 2016 Annual Conference was held on September 28-29 in conjunction with the Future of Florida Forum in celebration of the Florida Chamber's 100th Anniversary. To view the agenda from this past conference, please
click here.


The 2016 Spring Conference was held on May 19-20, 2016 at The Plaza Resort & Spa on beautiful Daytona Beach. To view the agenda from this past conference, please click here.

The 2015 Annual Conference was held on September 15-17 at the South Seas Island Resort on Sanibel/Captival Island. To view the agenda from this past conference, please click here.

Glimpses of prior conferences....

2015 Fall Conf Photo Collage

Staff 2015 conference photo collage

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