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Schedule of Events

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Tuesday - Apr 5th, 2016
6:45am 1:00pm Fishing Excursion Departs from Registration Desk
The fishing charter will take place from 7-11a followed by lunch at the Bait House restaurant.

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12:00pm 5:00pm Registration Desk Open Grand Ballroom Foyer
The place to meet staff, pick-up name badges, get directions, and help with any convention questions you might have.

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2:00pm 3:30pm Executive Committee Meeting Manatee
For Executive Committee and invited guests

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2:00pm 4:00pm Supplier Section Board of Gov Meeting Coral
Elected Board and invited Guests only.

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3:30pm 5:00pm Service Corp. Board Meeting Manatee
Service Board Committee and invited guests

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Wednesday - Apr 6th, 2016
7:00am 5:00pm Registration Desk Open Grand Ballroom Foyer
The place to meet staff, pick-up name badges, get directions, and help with any convention questions you might have.

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8:00am 11:30am Board of Directors Meeting Waters Edge C
Elected Board, Former Presidents and invited Guests only.

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11:45am 5:00pm Golf Tournament Departs from Registration Desk
Our Supplier Associate Section is organizing a great golfing event at Belleview Biltmore Golf Club to get the meeting started.

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11:45am 5:00pm Trap Shooting Event Depart - Registration Desk
This event was designed for you to get to know your fellow members better. It continues to be a fun event for all. Held at the Gastonia Trap and Skeet.

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5:30pm 6:15pm Young Executives Reception Flamingo Deck
This first-of-its-kind reception brings together members who are (or feel) 45 or younger. This is a networking opportunity designed for emerging industry leaders who want to get to know one another and the Association.

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6:30pm 9:00pm Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Supplier Associate Section
Sandpiper Deck/Beach
The Welcome Reception is a perfect opportunity to meet with fellow attendees, catch up on old times and meet new colleagues.

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Thursday - Apr 7th, 2016
6:15am 5:00pm Registration Desk Open Grand Ballroom Foyer
The place to meet staff, pick-up name badges, get directions, and help with any convention questions you might have.

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6:30am 7:30am Walk/Run Event Depart - Registration Desk
Come join the fun for this early morning workout! A two-mile run or walk.

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8:00am 11:00am Coffee Break Grand Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by S3 Enterprises Inc.

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8:00am 2:00pm Vendor Setup Lower Level/Expo Hall
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8:30am 9:30am Dealer Relations Committee Salons EF
This Committee monitors legislative issues such as warranty, buy-back legislation, and contractual laws, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.

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8:30am 9:30am Round Table Fraud Prevention Marlin
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8:30am 9:30am Round Table - Exporting Dolphin
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8:30am 9:30am Round Table Right Person Right Task Tarpon
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9:00am 3:00pm Spouse/Guest Tour - Tarpon Springs Departs from Reg Desk
We will begin with Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, drive by tour of Victorian homes, 40 minute cruise, lunch and free shopping time.

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9:45am 10:45am General Session Salons EF


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10:00am 1:00am Spouse/Guest Tour - Catamaran Depart from Reg Desk
Two hours sailing on a 50'catamaran around clearwater beach followed by lunch

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11:00am 12:15pm Tillage Council Salons EF


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12:30pm 1:45pm Executive Lunch Sandpiper Deck


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2:00pm 2:30pm Supplier Associate Section Meeting w/Elections Lower Level/Expo Hall
The entire Supplier Section is encouraged to attend.

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2:30pm 5:00pm Supplier Showcase Lower Level/Expo Hall
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3:30pm 5:00pm Showcase Reception Lower Level/Expo Hall
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8:00pm 12:00am Clearwater Crawl Departs from registration desk
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Friday - Apr 8th, 2016
7:30am 2:00pm Registration Desk Open Grand Ballroom Foyer
The place to meet staff, pick-up name badges, get directions, and help with any convention questions you might have.

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8:00am 9:30am Coffee Break Grand Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by Paulo

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8:30am 9:30am Marketing Section Salon A
For entire Marketing Section; this is a planning session.

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8:30am 9:30am Round Table - Workers Compensation Marlin
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8:30am 9:30am Round Table - Big Data Tarpron
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9:30am 10:30am Round Table # 3
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11:00am 12:00pm Education Committee Manatee
This committee's main goal is educating our members through organizing plant tours, scheduling educational speakers at our Spring and Fall Meetings, and developing our purchasing track.

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11:00am 12:00pm Post Hole Digger Council Grand Ballroom D
The Council discusses issues specifically affecting this type of farm equipment. Members will discuss equipment safety standards, industry trends, and other important information.

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11:00am 12:00pm Membership Committee Salon B
A committee dedicated to serving our Membership as a whole. This committee works on member recruitment and member retention. If you would like to be a part of this committee please contact Membership Director Elaina Jackson-Elaina@FarmEquip.org

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12:00pm 1:00pm Convention/Conference Planning Session Marlin
This is a time for the convention committee, office staff and executives to share ideas for future speakers, locations, and format.

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1:00pm 5:00pm Networking Activity Depart - Registration Desk


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