2017 Florida Encounter Printable Schedule


Tuesday, December 12th

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hall B Foyer - Convention Center
Registration & Information Desk
The friendly team at the Registration & Information Desk is available for badge pick-up, onsite registrations and to answer any questions you may have.

Wednesday, December 13th

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hall B Foyer - Convention Center
Registration & Information Desk
The friendly team at the Registration & Information Desk is available for badge pick-up, onsite registrations and to answer any questions you may have.
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hall B - Convention Center
Exhibitor Move-In
3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hilton
Pre-FAM Arrival
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Coral C Ballroom - Hilton
Florida Encounter Orientation
New to Encounter? Or just want a quick refresher? Please attend this informative "How to Encounter" session to get a quick overview.
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hilton
VIP Reception
Sponsored by Visit South Walton. Please note, this event is by invitation only.
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Lawn - Hilton
Opening Evening Celebration
Enjoy an exclusive experience, inspired flavors, cold drinks and outdoor delight.  Hilton West Palm Beach welcomes you to an evening beneath twinkling lights and blue skies.  Hosted by The Tourist Development Council of Palm Beaches and the Hilton West Palm Beach.  

Thursday, December 14th

7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hall B Foyer - Convention Center
Registration & Information Desk
The friendly team at the Registration & Information Desk is available for badge pick-up, onsite registrations and to answer any questions you may have.
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Oceana Ballroom AB - Hilton
Breakfast and Opening Keynote Session
Keynote address by Organized Audrey The Myth of Catching Up: Will You Ever Get There?  Overflowing inbox. Double-booked meetings. Unanswered voicemails. Deadlines. Hitting close to home? You’re not alone. Most of us feel overwhelmed and stressed. Learn strategies to save time and get more done with less stress. You’ll be ready to take immediate action when you return to your office! Visit Audrey's website. 
9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Hall B - Convention Center
Appointment Sessions
Refreshments will be provided throughout the appointment session.
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Oceana Ballroom AB - Hilton
Lunch and Keynote Session
Keynote address by Barry Ross Rinehart UNFORGETTABLE: Creating Environments for Memorable Events. Barry is an award-winning speaker and professional memory maker. He helps people, organizations, and causes achieve their goals through the dynamic communication of intelligent, multi-sensory, and emotional stories and unforgettable experiences.
2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Hall B - Convention Center
Appointment Sessions
Refreshments will be provided throughout the appointment session. Sponsored by the Bradenton Area CVB.
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
TBD
Open Evening & Supplier Events

Friday, December 15th

8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hall B Foyer - Convention Center
Registration & Information Desk
The friendly team at the Registration & Information Desk is available for badge pick-up, onsite registrations and to answer any questions you may have.
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Hall B - Convention Center
Networking Breakfast on the Tradeshow Floor
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hall B - Convention Center
Appointment Sessions
Refreshments will be provided throughout the appointment session.
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Oceana Ballroom AB - Hilton
Lunch and Keynote Session
Keynote address by Peggy Sealfon. Peggy is a motivational speaker who offers expertise knowledge on wellness and the workplace, specifically pertaining to meeting planners and maintaining a healthy life balance on the road! Visit Peggy's website. Sponsored by The Beaches of Ft. Myers & Sanibel, the 2018 Florida Encounter Host Destination.  
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Various Palm Beach Locations
Fun Friday Activities!
  • Boca Raton Resort and Club Site Tour: This Waldorf Astoria Resort redefines luxury and fun in south Florida. Nestled in a Mediterranean inspired historic village and just a few steps from the stunning south Florida coastline. Set on 356 acres of tropical gardens and beachfront property, this historic Boca Raton resort offers 150,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space. Amenities include a half-mile stretch of private beach at the Boca Beach Club, Spa Palazzo, two 18-hole championship golf courses and the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School, the Resort’s tennis program, full-service 32-slip marina, seven swimming pools, three state-of-the-art fitness centers, and a variety of water sports.
  • Catamaran Cruise: Hakuna Matata, a Swahili phrase that means "No Worries" and that's exactly what you'll enjoy while aboard our spacious 50ft catamaran! Kick back, relax as you cruise along the skyline of Downtown West Palm Beach. Enjoy the sights of the magnificent palatial mansions and mega yachts of Palm Beach Island. This is the perfect way to enjoy the water, sights and relaxing atmosphere of the Palm Beaches!
  • Ho, Ho, Ho, Palm Beach Outlet Shopping Excursion: Have last minute Christmas shopping? Enjoy Palm Beach County’s first outlet center, features over 100 stores including brand favorites Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Nike, Vera Bradley and White House|Black Market. Additionally, Marketplace at the Outlets is an adjacent shopping center that features a dynamic mix of national tenants including Whole Foods Market, Pier 1 Imports, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack and more!
  • Palm Beach Pool Experience: Cabanas and floats and music and games…Oh my! Unwind at Hilton West Palm Beach's resort-style pool and let the day take you away. Enjoy 2 complimentary beverages at the La Playa Pool bar. At Hilton West Palm Beach, it’s always summertime.
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hall B - Convention Center
Exhibitor Move-Out
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ragtops Motorcars
Closing Evening Event
Sponsored by the Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Our closing evening celebration will be at Ragtops Motorcars, an antique car museum in Palm Beach! More exciting details coming soon.

Saturday, December 16th

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hilton
Start of Post-FAMs & Airport Transfers
If you are participating in a FAM, your FAM coordinator will be picking you up at the Hilton West Palm Beach. For all other meeting planners, transfers from the Hilton West Palm Beach to the West Palm Beach Airport will be provided based on your flight schedule.