REGISTER ONLINE TODAY by clicking the link above or via:  https://www.fama.org/spring 2024/

THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO:
Monday, January 29, 2024
If using the above web link to register, please watch your email inbox for your
registration confirmation and receipt of payment. If you do not receive a confirmation
email within 48 business hours of submitting your meeting registration,
please contact Sonya Kelly, at info@fama.org or 352-843-3404.

If you’ve already registered but, want to register a spouse or guest* to attend
please contact Sonya Kelly at info@fama.org or 352-843-3404 for an offline registration form.

For accurate seating and F&B planning reasons,
please register any additional spouses or guests no later than Monday, February 5, 2024. 

MEETING REGISTRATION FEES AND ASSOCIATION POLICIES

  • Employees of member companies: $425 per person
  • Each employee must complete a separate registration form
  • Guests (non-employee) / Spouses- $200 per person (Employees of member companies are not eligible for the reduced Spouse/Guest Fee.)
  • Children 11 years or more – $200 per person
  • Children 3-10 – $100 per person
  • Children under 3 – no charge
  • The Association does not offer an “a la carte” meeting fee schedule.

ASSOCIATION MEETING REGISTRATION AND ATTENDEE POLICIES

  • FAMA Member Representatives are defined as full-time, direct-paid, active employees of FAMA member companies in good standing.
  • Attendance at membership meetings is limited to FAMA Member Representatives and their spouses or guests. Consultants of member companies are not permitted.
  • All member representatives and guests attending or participating in any of the event functions are required by the Association policies to be registered.
  • Attendee badges are required at all event functions.
  • Member companies must be current and in good standing for representatives to attend.
  • Members are reminded that FAMA policies prohibit direct selling during meeting events and in common areas of the hotel where members socialize and network.

MEETING REGISTRATION FEE REFUND POLICY

  • Annual membership meeting registration fees will not be refunded but, will be credited toward the next Spring Membership Meeting.
  • Meeting registration fee credits are valid for one year.
  • Due to hotel food and beverage order requirements, cancellations received within seven days of the start of the event are not valid for credit.
  • Attendee cancellations must be submitted in writing and should be emailed to info@fama.org.

MEETING DRESS CODE – Meetings are casual (shorts are acceptable). Dinner is business casual (no shorts). Jackets and ties are not required.

 

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK UPDATE (1-18-2024)

The FAMA Room Block at The Don CeSar is Currently Full.

IMPORTANT: If for some reason you need to cancel your plans to attend the FAMA Spring Meeting, please do not cancel your hotel reservation direct with the hotel, please call the FAMA office instead.

The representatives at The Don CeSar have confirmed they will work with the FAMA Office to reassign hotel reservations to another FAMA representative.

Currently Without a Hotel Reservation: If you currently do not have a reservation at The Don CeSar and want to be put on the wait list for a room in FAMA’s room block, email skelly@fama.org and be sure to include your desired arrival and departure dates.

Don’t let a hotel stop you from attending a great meeting! The closest hotel to The Don CeSar is The Hotel Zamora, located just 1/2 mile away. Check out https://thehotelzamora.com/. Plus, there are plenty of other nearby options.

 

HOTEL RESERVATION DETAILS

The Don CeSar Hotel
3400 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Hotel Main Phone: 727-360-1881

* Note: For hotel reservations, please see the phone number provided below.

Event Dates:  February 24 thru 27, 2023
(For details see the Preliminary Overall Event Schedule provided below.)

  • Click HERE to make your hotel reservations
  • Hotel Reservation Phone Number: 800-282-1116 be sure to utilize the reference code FMM217.
  • Group Room Rate: $329/night plus resort fee and applicable taxes
    (Based on availability, the group room block rate is applicable 2/21/24 – 3/1/24)
  • Note: For cross-check purposes, please make your hotel reservations under the name of the FAMA member representative attending the meeting.
  • Hotel Room Reservation Deadline is:  Monday, January 15, 2024

To accommodate all member requests and fulfill our room block commitment, the hotel has provided the reservation deadline of January 15, 2024.  After January 15th, any remaining rooms in the block will be returned to the hotel and the group rate will no longer be available.

Discounted Resort Fee:

FAMA has negotiated a reduced Hotel Resort Fee of $18 + tax per room, per day. The standard fee is $36.

The Resort Fee provides the following: WiFi, complimentary tastings, two bottled waters per day, in-room coffee, 24-hour access to the fitness center, yoga and aerobics classes daily, non-motorized water sport rentals (9AM – 12PM), pool and beach games, complimentary beach bikes, half-day access to Camp CeSar for kids 4-12, 3 lounge chairs and an umbrella per room per day (cabanas and extra loungers are additional).

Discounted Self-Parking: FAMA attendees receive Self-Parking for $20 per day from 2/22/2024 thru 2/28/2024. The standard fee is $24.

10% Discount on Spa Oceana Services

10% Discount on Beach Rentals – Chairs, Lounges, Umbrellas, and Cabanas (based on availability)

Hotel Policies

  • Hotel Reservation PolicyThe Association negotiates a special room rate and contracts the hotel room blocks based on past meeting attendance. Reservations within the room block are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. After the room block closure date, the Association’s reduced room block rate will not be available.A deposit equal to the first night room and tax is due at the time of booking.
  • Hotel Cancellation, “No Show,” and Early Departure Policies
    • Any cancellations must be made five (5) days prior to the reservation arrival date/time to avoid a charge equal to 100% of estimated remaining room rates per night and applicable taxes.
    • Any “no show” reservations will be billed to the individual’s credit card.
    • “No show” reservations are cancelled at 12 AM on the night of the expected arrival and will not be held unless the hotel is contacted and informed of a delayed arrival.
    • Early departures or checking out prior to your original reservation departure date, will be assessed a charge of 100% of the rate for each remaining night including taxes and fees.

You must book your hotel reservation separately and directly with the hotel– either online or by phone by Monday, January 15, 2024.

OVERALL EVENT SCHEDULE

Click HERE to download the Overall Event Schedule.

 

Click HERE to download the List of 2024 Sponsors.

The benefits of sponsoring include:
•  Heightened brand awareness and exposure to FAMA members.
•  Formal recognition throughout the meeting.
•  Recognition in the meeting promotional communications, the FAMA website, and signage throughout the meeting.
•  An opportunity to place promotional material during the sponsored event. *

* Promotional materials must be approved in advance by the Spring Meeting Planning Committee.

To sign up for a sponsorship or for more information contact:
•  Chick Granito via phone or email: (518) 588-0240 / agranito@bulldogfa.com
•  Mike Adams via phone or email: (215) 801-0419 / madams@ziamatic.com
•  The FAMA office: (352) 843-3404 or info@fama.org

 

 

Sunday, February 25th at 8:00 to 10:30 AM ET
at The Don CeSar Hotel – Meeting Room: King Charles Ballroom (5th Floor)

There is no additional fee to attend but, an additional registration is
required
for accurate meeting planning.

The deadline to register to attend has been extended to Monday, February 12th.

 

To avoid any possible AV technical issues, attendance of this meeting is limited to in-person only.

This meeting is OPEN to all FAMA member company representatives with or without a full conference registration.

Attendance is strictly limited to full-time, direct-paid, active employees
of FAMA member companies in good standing.
Consultants of member companies are NOT permitted.

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Sunday, February 25, 2024

The Deadline to Register for Golf is: Monday, February 5, 2024.

 

Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
8001 Cumberland Road
Seminole, FL 33777
727-392-1234
www.bardmoorgolf.com

 

Golf:  $150.00/pp includes green fees, golf cart, lunch, and round-trip transportation.
NOTE:  The bus will depart the hotel promptly at 11:00 AM.

Club Rentals:  Golf club rentals are available for $55.00 (including tax).

The schedule for the tournament follows:
11:00 AM Bus departs from The Don CeSar Hotel
Lunch
12:30 PM Shotgun start for a best ball tournament
5:00 Return to the hotel (approximate time)

Register for the meeting and golf at the same time using the red “REGISTER TO ATTEND” button at the top of the page.

To register for golf only (separate from the meeting registration), please click HERE.

The Deadline to Register for Golf:  Monday, February 5, 2024

Dress Code and Proper Conduct – Proper attire and conduct are strictly enforced. Damages to persons, the golf course, equipment, rental clubs, golf cars, or clubhouse facilities are the responsibility of the individual accountable.

For questions regarding the golf tournament, please contact Brian Emmel at 708-701-0982 or Ron Truhler at 574-850-2395.

NOTE: With exception to full event cancellations, golf registration fees and club rentals are not subject to refund or valid towards credit of future meeting registration fees.

 

Registered Spouses and Guests of the 2024 FAMA Spring Meeting
Are Invited To Enjoy An Event Planned Specifically for You!

The 2024 Spring Meeting Spouse / Guest Event is a 2-hour sightseeing cruise of the local inter-coastal waterways with a tropical island style buffet lunch on the Calypso Breeze.  

The captain of the Calypso Breeze will provide a live narration pointing out the beautiful sights of John’s Pass and Madeira Beach. Common sights include Pelicans, Great Blue Herons and Snowy Egrets nestled in the mangroves of the protected bird sanctuary.

The event times and details follow:

 

The bus will depart The Don CeSar Hotel at 11:15 AM promptly from Hotel South Entrance Door (Garden Level).

12:00 PM Boarding the Calypso Breeze. The boat leaves the dock at 12:30 PM.

2:30 PM the boat returns to the dock.

The bus will return to The Don CeSar Hotel at approximately 3:00 PM.

There is no additional fee to attend.

Please click on the red button below to R.S.V.P. to attend or decline.
The deadline to register to attend is Monday, February 5th.