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Annual Meeting: EXPO Planning Begins

The success of Expo 2017 is a great starting point for planning the next show – SFPA’s 35th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – Expo 2019 – to be held June 26-28 of that year in Atlanta.  Members of the Expo Advisory Committee will gather Wednesday afternoon, October 18, at the SFPA 2017 Annual Meeting to discuss a wide range of topics.

The agenda begins with reviews of surveys conducted after Expo 2017.  Committee members will also be reviewing show policies and the proposed timeline for exhibit space sales. SFPA’s exposition director Eric Gee will review housing contract proposals and explore opportunities that enhance the exhibitor and attendee experience.

“Here’s an opportunity for exhibiting companies to have direct input into the development of another great show,” Eric noted. “All ideas are welcome and the future success of the Expo program depends on committee members’ directions,” he added. 

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Annual Meeting Update

SFPA’s 2017 Annual Meeting is a GO! 

The meeting will be held, as planned, October 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida. The resort withstood the wrath of Hurricane Irma over the weekend, as the storm made landfall just a few miles to the south. The property remains structurally sound, though without power, and hopes to reopen within a week.

“Our meeting contacts at the Hyatt Regency assured us today that our meeting will proceed as scheduled. We look forward to seeing everyone next month,” noted SFPA Executive Director Tami Kessler.

Click here for the meeting agenda, resort information and the registration form. Remember, the hotel cutoff date is September 25 to receive SFPA’s special group rate.  If you make a hotel reservation, mention Southern Forest Products to obtain the group rate, and be sure to also complete and return the meeting registration form.

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Reserve a Room for Annual Meeting

September 25th is the cutoff date for securing a room reservation to attend SFPA’s 2017 Annual Meeting, to be held October 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida. Click here to make a reservation online. Or call 888/421-1442 to book by phone; mention Southern Forest Products Association to receive SFPA’s special group rate of $199/night, plus 11% tax and $10/night resort fee. Reservation requests received after September 25th will be based on availability at the resort’s prevailing rates.

SFPA was notified of a telephone scam where attendees are being called to make hotel reservations. This is a scam. You will not receive a phone call from the Hyatt Regency asking if you would like to make your hotel reservations. If you do receive this phone call, please disregard and do not give out any personal information to the caller.

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