FAM Tours

Before or after Florida Encounter, qualified meeting professionals have the opportunity to attend an optional FAM tour to one of three exciting Florida destinations. During the registration process, you can indicate which one you are interested in.

Panama City Beach is fast becoming the ideal destination for meetings, conferences, tradeshows and conventions in Florida. The destination offers Southern hospitality combined with the expertise and resources of a city that hosts nearly 11 million visitor days annually.

Panama City Beach features more than 160,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico or St. Andrew Bay and internationally renowned pristine, white-sand beach. In addition to 1,800 rooms at four conference resorts, the destination offers meeting professionals 20,000 additional rooms at hotels, motels and condominiums.

This FAM is currently SOLD OUT and will be held prior to Florida Encounter, from Monday, November 18 until Wednesday, November 20.


PRE-FAM #2: Emerald Coast – SOLD OUT

When you visit Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island you’ll discover new places, new experiences, and a new you. These discoveries are just the beginning. Tour the docks of North America’s largest charter fishing fleet and then hop aboard the Southern Star for a leisurely dolphin cruise. Learn about the iconic history at Destin through exhibits, photography, artifacts, and more at the Destin Fishing Museum. Meet our aquatic wildlife at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Explore our Seafood Commissary where our fishermen expertly prepare fresh seafood for distribution. Shop and dine till you drop at our premier shopping locations, Destin Commons and the HarborWalk Village. To continue the fun a tour and tasting at our local brew pub Destin Brewery will round out any trip. We hope during your stay on the Emerald Coast we will give you a sample of the fun and interactive life we experience every day. Please visit www.emeraldcoastfl.com and www.emeraldcoastconventioncenter.com for more information.

This FAM is currently SOLD OUT and will be held prior to Florida Encounter, from Monday, November 18 until Wednesday, November 20.


PRE-FAM #3: Visit South Walton

Come experience what National Geographic has listed as a “must do” trip for 2019– South Walton Florida.  

We’ll tour through several of our popular beach towns including Sandestin, Rosemary Beach and Seaside experiencing our diverse culinary offerings, shops, art galleries and more. A beach bonfire one evening and a beach walk at the #3 “most beautiful beach in the US according to Dr. Beach.

This FAM will be held prior to Florida Encounter, from Monday, November 18 until Wednesday, November 20.


POST-FAM #4: Visit Pensacola – SOLD OUT

Everyone looks forward to attending events held in beautiful destinations and with accolades like “The most beautiful place in Florida” Conde’ Nast Traveler, “#7 Best Beach in the World” Trip Advisor, and has “One of 10 Great Streets in America – Palafox Street” American Planning Association /Trip Advisor, it’s easy to see why Pensacola’s at the top of the list!

Founded by Spain in 1559, Pensacola is walkable, fun, friendly, historic and trendy. Experience the professional side of Pensacola as we visit beautiful resorts on Pensacola Beach, and historic venues in downtown Pensacola. You’ll be charmed by downtown Pensacola’s unique shopping opportunities, your culinary tastes will be satisfied by our award-winning fine-dining restaurants, and you’ll experience Winterfest, one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top Twenty Events!

Join us for The Pensacola Experience!

This FAM will be held post Florida Encounter, from Saturday, November 23 until Monday morning, November 25.