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2017 Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism Registration Now Open

April 24th, 2017 — 9:30am

GC17 imageOne of VISIT FLORIDA’s signature events, the annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism, will be held this year at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood August 28-30, 2017. I am pleased to share that registration for GC17 is now open. Click here to make your plans to attend.

This premier educational conference for the Florida tourism industry attracts representatives from DMOs, hotels, resorts, amusement parks, advertising agencies and other suppliers to the tourism industry. GC17 gives attendees the opportunity to continue professional and personal development by featuring dozens of specialized speakers, with a conference structure designed to allow participants to remain constantly engaged with their peers. The networking functions coupled with the educational opportunities make GC17 the perfect place for the state’s No. 1 industry to do business.

Well known for its outstanding speaker line-up, the registration fees for Governor’s Conference are one of the lowest in the country compared to other state conferences on tourism.

Interested in exhibiting in the Marketplace, the central hub of the conference? Booth space starts at $1,500, which includes one full conference registration. Registration to exhibit is also open now. Visit this page for more information.

Did you know many sponsorship opportunities include a Marketplace booth? To learn more, visit the Sponsorship Opportunities page or contact VISIT FLORIDA’s Sponsorship Sales Team at adsales@VISITFLORIDA.org or 850-205-3815.

Make plans now to join your industry peers at GC17. For more information and to register today, please visit FloridaTourismConference.com.


Steven Bonda, CMP
Senior Manager, Corporate Meetings & Events
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Sharing Key Takeaways from 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism

November 2nd, 2016 — 10:48am

gc-2016-susannah-paulThe 2016 Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Orlando offered some important takeaways worth sharing.  With more than thirty experts discussing the most current trends in marketing, consumer behavior and issues impacting our business, it was hard to nail down the most critical takeaways.  But, for our industry Partners who might have missed the event, we were up for the challenge.  Here are our top 10 takeaways: Continue reading »


Staci Mellman
Director of Brand

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2016 Florida Tourism Industry Awards Announced

September 8th, 2016 — 2:58pm

gc2016Last night, during the annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism at the Hilton Orlando, VISIT FLORIDA announced the 2016 Florida Tourism Hall of Fame inductees, as well as the winners of the Flagler Awards, Iris D. Larson Awards and Film Florida Legends Tourism Ambassador Award.  Annually, leaders in Florida tourism are chosen by a selection committee to receive these prestigious honors and awards. Continue reading »


Will Seccombe
President & CEO

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Florida Tourism Well-Represented at DMAI 2016 Annual Convention

August 11th, 2016 — 2:46pm

CDME 3Last week, Florida’s tourism industry participated in the 2016 Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Annual Convention in Minneapolis.  As the premier event for destination marketing and management professionals, DMAI’s 2016 Annual Convention featured educational tracks focused on leadership, marketing, sports, convention sales and more, moderated by dynamic thought leaders from inside and outside the industry. Continue reading »


Will Seccombe
President & CEO

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Sharpen Your Focus at 2016 Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism

June 24th, 2016 — 1:27pm

GovConf_Cvent-graphic (1)VISIT FLORIDA’s signature event, the annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism, is quickly approaching September 7-9 at the Hilton Orlando.  Register now to attend the industry’s premier educational conference.  Get inspired, engaged and energized by some of the industry’s top thinkers and receive business insights that lead to big ideas.  Below is a sampling of this year’s keynote speakers.  Click here to see the current list, with more speakers being added regularly. Continue reading »


Steven Bonda, CMP
Senior Manager, Corporate Meetings & Events

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