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Come be a part of the ultimate dealer experience of the year at the 2019 FIADA Annual Convention.  This year's theme: The Old West!  You'll have a good time with the "best of the best" as Florida's top dealers come together for a weekend of education, networking and fun.


Pass Descriptions & Rates:

Full Access Pass: Includes all Meal Functions, Seminars and Exhibit Hall Access and is eligible for Continuing Education Credit. Discounted passes are for additional full access registrations and spouse registrations.

One-Day Pass: Choose Friday or Saturday. Includes all Meal Functions, Seminars and Exhibit Hall Access for that day. Please note that you must attend both days to be eligible for CE credit and should choose a full access pass.

Child Registration (17 and under): Includes Meal Functions and Exhibit Hall Access.For children 18+, please purchase an additional full access registration.

 

 

Early Bird
3/1-8/31

Regular
9/1-10/9

Onsite
10/10 – 10/19

Member Full Access Pass

$249.00 $299.00 $349.00
NonMember Full Access Pass $299.00 $349.00 $399.00
Additional Full Access Pass* $195.00 $195.00 $195.00
Spouse Full Access Pass* $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
One-Day Member Pass# $175.00 $200.00 $225.00
One-Day NonMember Pass#  $200.00 $225.00 $250.00
Child Pass (12 and under)* Free Free Free
Child Pass (13-17)* $100.00 $100.00 $100.00

*Available with Purchase of Full Access Pass
#Please note, you must attend both days of Convention to be eligible for CE Credit.


Attendee Schedule* 
*subject to change

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

 3:00 - 7:00PM Registration Open - Grand Ballroom Foyer
 7:00 - 9:00PM Welcome Reception -Poolside Upper Deck


Friday, Oct 18, 2019

7:30 - 4:00PM Registration Open - Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:00 - 9:00AM Breakfast - Grand Ballroom C
9:00 - 10:15AM Opening Keynote: Joe Lescota - Grand Ballroom C
10:15 - 10:45AM Member Meeting/Elections - Grand Ballroom C
11:00 - 12:00PM Legal Update - Grand Ballroom C
12:00 - 1:00PM Networking Lunch - Grand Ballroom C
1:15 - 2:15PM Don't Run Your Dealership Like it's the Wild West: Compliance Can Make or Break You, Jennifer Finlay, Director of Marketing and Sales, Florida Auto Tag Agencies - Salon 5
1:15 - 2:15PM Breakout Session B - Salon 6/7
1:15 - 2:15PM Auction Panel: Learn All the Latest About the Auctions, In-Person and Online, and Get Your Questions Answered by the Auctions Themselves - Salon 9/10
2:30 - 3:30PM Division of Motorist Services Update: FLHSMV - Grand Ballroom C
3:45 - 4:45PM Winning the Online Local Search Shootout Against your Competition, Tracy Amato, Executive Director, Auction123 - Salon 5
3:45 - 4:45PM The Value of an Estate Plan, Mark Burkholder, Financial Specialist, Peachtree Planning - Salon 6/7
3:45 - 4:45PM Cut the Losses: Turn Wholesale Into Profit Gains, Alison Spangler, Senior Director - Offsite Solutions, Manheim - Salon 9/10
5:00 - 9:00PM Exhibit Hall Grand Opening, Dinner - Grand Ballroom A/B
9:00PM - 12:00AM Hospitality Suite


Saturday, Oct 19, 2019

7:30 - 3:00PM  Registration Open -Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:00 - 9:00AM  Breakfast with Exhibitors -Grand Ballroom A/B
9:00 - 10:00AM 3 Keys to Top Independent Dealer Performance, Joey Imparato, National Manager - Independent Dealer Development, vAuto - Salon 5
9:00 - 10:00AM  Breakout Session B - Salon 6/7
9:00 - 10:00AM Breakout Session C - Salon 9/10
10:15 - 11:15AM  Keynote Address: Enjoy the Ride, Steve Gilliland - Grand Ballroom C
11:15 - 2:00PM Lunch with Exhibitors - Grand Ballroom A/B
2:15 - 3:15PM FIADA Membership Event: Have a Sarsparilla and Get to Know FIADA, Chris Ellis, FIADA Membership Committee Chair - Salon 5
2:15 - 3:15PM
Breakout Session B - Salon 6/7
2:15 - 3:15PM Breakout Session C - Salon 9/10
3:30 - 4:30PM  Legislative Roundup: Florida Reps. Leek and Fischer, FIADA Lobbyist Sandra Mortham - Grand Ballroom C
4:30 - 6:15PM Hospitality Suite
6:30 - 10:00PM  Old West Gala Dinner - Grand Ballroom C
10:00PM - 12:00AM Hospitality Suite

Hotel Accommodations:

Rosen Plaza Hotel
9700 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
1-800-627-8258

There is a FIADA Room Block at the Rosen Plaza Hotel.  You can reserve your room by calling the number above and requesting the GROUP rate for "Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association, FIADA Annual Convention & Expo". You can also book your room through the FIADA Group PageReservations must be made by September 16, 2019 in order to qualify for the group rate of $159 (plus tax).

Please note that there are three (3) Rosen Hotels, two of which are located on International Drive - each adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center. This meeting is being held at ROSEN PLAZA HOTEL on 9700 International Drive.

 

***If a 3rd party housing company calls you in an effort to get you to book a hotel room directly with them - THIS IS A SCAM! 

No one should be calling you to coordinate your hotel rooms!

BEWARE of Travel Scams


The Rosen Plaza Hotel is the official FIADA Convention host hotel for the event and does not work with an outside third-party vendor.  Any offers from other hotels and/or travel agencies are not endorsed by FIADA. See above for instructions on how to book your reservation (by phone or web) within the FIADA block. 


Registration Cancellation/Refund Policy:

If cancellations are received in writing by 5pm on Monday, September 2, 2019 we will refund your registration fee. If cancellation is received between September 3rd and September 30th, we will refund your registration fee less a $25 processing fee. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after September 30th, or for no-shows.


Photo/Video/Text Release:
By registering for the 2019 FIADA Annual Convention, I hereby grant permission to use any and all photographic imagery and video footage taken of me at this event and activities pertaining to this event, without payment or any other consideration. I understand that such materials may be published electronically or in print, or used in presentations or exhibitions. By providing your mobile number, you agree to receive convention-related texts from FIADA.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the dates and location of the 2019 FIADA Convention & Expo?
October 17-19 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL. Click here for directions.

What else is there to do in Orlando during non-convention hours? Do you have discount park tickets available?
There are plenty of activities available in the greater Orlando for the whole family. We have partnered with Visit Orlando for discount park tickets, special Convention-friendly ticket options and other activities. More info coming soon.


Do I have to be a FIADA member to attend?
No, but membership with FIADA does provide discounted registration. For more information about FIADA membership, please click here.

Which pass is right for me?
Conference attendees can choose a Full Access Pass or a One-Day Pass. A Full Access Pass includes all meals, seminars, and exhibit hall access and is eligible for continuing education credit for one flat rate. One-Day passes provide full access for either Friday or Saturday of convention. Please note that you must attend both days to be eligible for CE credit and should choose a full access pass. Discounts are available for FIADA Members and for additional passes. Prices change as the event gets closer, so save money and reserve your pass today!

Pass Descriptions:

Full Access Pass: Includes all Meal Functions, Seminars and Exhibit Hall Access and is eligible for Continuing Education Credit. Discounted passes are for additional full access registrations and spouse registrations.

One-Day Pass: Choose Friday or Saturday. Includes all Meal Functions, Seminars and Exhibit Hall Access for that day. Please note that you must attend both days to be eligible for CE credit and should choose a full access pass.

Child Registration (17 and under): Includes Meal Functions and Exhibit Hall Access. For children 18+, please purchase an additional full access registration.