Annual Convention & Trade Show – Schedule

 
2017 Annual Convention & Trade Show
 

Thursday, June 22
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. FCCFA Board of Directors Meeting
12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. FCCFA Charity Golf Tournament
(Turnberry Golf Club – Optional – additional registration and fees apply)
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Friday, June 23
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Trade Show Hall Open (1 CEU)
10:00 a.m. Presidents Welcome
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. GENERAL SESSION: Can We Really Borrow Business Strategies from Walmart?
(1 CEU)
Speaker: Paul Seyler – Competitive Resources, Inc.
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. GENERAL SESSION: Legal Insight for Funeral Directors
(1 CEU)
Speaker: C. Glen Ged, Esq. – Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A.
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch with Exhibitors in the Trade Show Hall
Enjoy lunch and networking with your colleagues while viewing the excellent showcase of products and services. Try your luck at the carnival games and other fun activities in the hall.
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. GENERAL SESSION: Best Practices Panel
(1 CEU)
Panelists: Mark Kays – Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes & Cremation Services; Skip Knopke – Baldwin Brothers Memorial Care Services, Inc. & Rusty Scott – Lake Worth Memory Gardens
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Trade Show & Beverage Break
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. FCCFA Business Meeting & Elections
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Networking Reception in Trade Show Hall
5:30 p.m. Dinner On Your Own
Saturday, June 24
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors in the Trade Show Hall
Come early before the educational sessions begin to enjoy breakfast with your colleagues and visit the showcase of products and services.
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Trade Show Hall Open
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. GENERAL SESSION: Funeral Homes and Hospices Working Together to Better Serve Families
(1 CEU)
Speaker: Jim Monahan – Former Executive Vice President of Tidewell Hospice
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Trade Show Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. GENERAL SESSION: Government Affairs Panel
Panelists: Georgia McKeown – GA McKeown & Associates & Wendy Russell Wiener, Esq. – Broad and Cassel
Moderator: Lisa Coney – SCI / Dignity Memorial (1 CEU)
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Neptune Memorial Reef Tour
(Optional – additional registration and fees apply)
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. FCCFA Reception
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Celebration of Life Presentation
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Closing Dinner: Installation of Board & Officers, Awards & Latin Dance Performance
Relax and prepare for an evening to close out a great convention. The closing dinner will include the installation of FCCFA officers and board members, award recognitions and entertainment from Latin dance performers from Dance South Florida.
CEU CREDITS: (Friday (4 CEU) / Saturday (2 CEU)