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You are cordially invited to SFMA’s 59th Annual Meeting held at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club & Convention Center!  This event will be a great way to connect with many  SFMA members and  supporters from the business community. This also will be a night of celebration and accomplishments for the manufacturing industry and SFMA. Here are just a few reasons/benefits of attending:

  • Networking: Connect with over 300 from the community.
  • Manufacturers Showcase: Gain access to visit the booths of 50 of our local businesses that will be showcasing the amazing products and services they offer. You will also see some of the manufacturers-of-year from 2019 that will be on display.
  • Keynote Theme and Address: Enjoy a wonderful dinner and hear from this year’s Keynote Speaker, Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. The Keynote theme is: The State of Manufacturing in Florida and the “Florida 2030 Blueprint.” Hear about where Manufacturing is today for Florida and South Florida and where we are headed. Learn the vision for making Florida a top 5 state for manufacturing.
  • Manufacturing Excellence: Celebrate the Manufacturers-of-the-Year from 2019 from South Florida and learn how you can take part in this for this year.
  • SFMA Announcements: Learn all the exciting things happening with the SFMA in 2019-2020.

Mark Wilson serves as president and chief executive officer of Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida’s largest and most influential business advocacy organization. Wilson leads the substantial political, lobbying, grassroots, and economic research operations of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

The Florida Chamber focuses on creating a business climate that generates prosperity and high-paying jobs, vibrant communities and global competitiveness in the state of Florida by focusing on job creation and the Six Pillars of Florida’s Future Economy: Talent Supply & Education, Innovation & Economic Development, Infrastructure & Growth Leadership, Business Climate & Competitiveness, Civic & Governance Systems and Quality of Life & Quality Places.

Through his focus on unifying the business community, Wilson created the Florida Business Agenda and the Florida Chamber Grassroots Network, which mobilizes the business community on issues ranging from taxes and talent, to insurance and constitutional amendment reform. Wilson was also the first president of the Florida Justice Reform Institute, a Florida Chamber partner organization focused on reducing frivolous lawsuits. In addition to his legislative successes, Wilson is also the architect of groundbreaking statewide political campaigns in 2004 and 2006 that passed significant constitutional amendment reforms, as well as numerous legislative and issue campaigns. In 2010, he served as treasurer and co-chair of the Vote No on 4 campaign, an anti-growth proposal, in one of the most successful political campaigns in Florida’s history.

Wilson serves on the Board of Directors of Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, Enterprise Florida, Workforce Florida, Leadership Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Chamber Foundation, and the Council of State Chambers, as well as serving as an active member of the Florida Council of 100, the U.S. Chamber’s Committee of 100, and the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. A native of Illinois, Wilson received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and has earned the national designation of Certified Chamber Executive (CCE). Prior to joining the Florida Chamber in 1998, Wilson served as vice president of the Chicagoland Chamber and previously served with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Wilson resides in Tallahassee with his wife, daughter and two sons.

The SFMA’s Annual Meeting is a great way to connect with SFMA members and other supporters from the business community. This is a night of celebration and accomplishments for the manufacturing industry and SFMA.
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Annual Meeting Preliminary Agenda

TimeAgenda Items
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.Manufacturers Showcase & Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Networking Inside Annual Meeting Dinner Room
6:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.Annual Meeting Dinner Program Starts
6:50 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Dinner & Intermission
7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Keynote Address
8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.SFMA Business Meeting, Awards, and Accomplishments
8:30 p.m.Closing Remarks


59th Annual Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities

SFMA’s Annual Meeting is a great way to connect with the many other SFMA members and other supporters from the business community. This also will be a night of celebration and accomplishments for the manufacturing industry and SFMA. The SFMA would love to have organizations involved in making this year’s Annual Meeting one of the best events we have had in many years. Therefore, the SFMA seeks your financial support in the form of one of our sponsorship levels.

For any company that stamps their belief on manufacturing and supports the industry, this is an ideal venue and event to become a sponsor and possibly take part in the program. We are anticipating over 300 in attendance and this would provide companies with great marketing exposure.

Also, our keynote address by Mark Wilson, President of the Florida Chamber, on “The State of Manufacturing in Florida and The Florida 2030 Blueprint” should be of interest to all those involved in manufacturing and support the industry to make Florida known as a premier state for manufacturing.

Click here for a detailed summary of the sponsorship opportunities.

2019 Annual Meeting Registration Details and Pricing

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.:

  • Manufacturers Showcase: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Networking Inside Annual Meeting Dinner Room: 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Annual Meeting Dinner and Program: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Registration Fees:

  • SFMA Members: $165/person or $1,485 (Table of 10)
  • Non-Members: $195/person or $1,750 (Table of 10)
  • Expo Booth – $595 member (includes 2 tickets) SOLD OUT
  • Expo Booth – $695 Non-Member (includes 2 tickets) SOLD OUT

Event Contact Information:

  • Overall Event and Manufacturers Showcase Contact Information: Kaitlin Centonze – kcentonze@sfma.org or 954-253-7289
  • Sponsorships: Candace Rojas – carojas@sfma.org or 561-573-7831

Click here for a detailed summary of the sponsorship opportunities.