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Convention Hotel: Sheraton Sand Key Resort

1160 Gulf Boulevard • Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

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Room Reservation Cut-off Date: June 19, 2017

Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1160 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Room Reservations: 727-595-1611

FADRA Room Rate: $165 Single/Double Occupancy Per Night
Be sure to mention FADRA’s Reservation Code to receive this rate: FG16AA.
Pre and Post-convention accommodations at the convention rate 3 days prior and/or 3 days following the convention based on availability.

Bring your family to an old favorite, the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. With 10 acres of private beach, spacious rooms, a pool with adjacent Poolside Café and the Turtle Bar, tennis courts, spa, fitness center, and three on-site dining options (The Mainstay Tavern sports bar, Island Grille, and Rusty’s Bistro) inside the resort, you’ll be comfortable and entertained. The Sheraton Sand Key is near major shopping districts in Dunedin and Ybor City as well as the many attractions of the Clearwater itself, including the nightly festival at Pier 60.

FADRA Welcome Event
Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise!

Thursday, July 20, 6:00 pm

Take excellent advantage this year's proximity to Tampa Bay and the cruise excursions available there. Join your fellow members for food, drinks, and good times on the water as we sail into the sunset on Captain Memo’s ship, The Pirate’s Ransom. Custom designed and built according to US Coast Guard requirements, the ship offers open deck seating as well as comfortable accommodations inside. Expect to see dolphins and observe the scenic views of Clearwater as we sail.

When registering for the convention, be sure to get your ticket for only $35 per person as soon as possible, as seating is limited. Transportation will be provided for everyone from the hotel, leaving at 6:00 p.m. However, if you wish, you may drive to the dock at 25 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach, FL 33767. The ship leaves promptly at 7:00 p.m.

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Bring Your Whole Staff at One-Day Rate of $190/Person Friday or Saturday

We've designed Saturday's schedule to provide in-depth training for your sales people and dismantlers. Starting at 8:00 am, Joe Wright of Dorman Products will provide insight on how to handle transmissions for maximum profit. Keynote speaker Ryan Falco will follow with his version of Sales School, discussing ways you can build rapport with customers and improve parts sales. Mike Kunkel of Profit Team will then explore ways that your electronic sales platform can boost your sales. Your employees are then free to hit the last hours of the trade show from 10:40 AM – 12:40 PM, where they can get brunch and visit with vendors.

After the trade show, have your employees sit in on a core handling panel discussion, a motivational session with D.J. Harrington, an open forum on what’s happening in the industry, and a u-pull-it panel discussion with self-service yard owners.

For all this, register your employees at the one-day convention rate of $190. If you want your people to attend the banquet, you can buy a separate ticket. Take advantage of this great offer to bring your employees in for the day for some motivation, fun, and targeted learning that will improve their performance.

"I brought my entire staff to the 2016 FADRA convention and I saw the benefits immediately! Every one of my employees attended the Saturday sessions: Forklift Training, Dismantling Processes and Safety, and Sales School.

“Not only was I able to quickly and easily renew valuable safety certifications, but all of my employees left the seminars with a renewed focus and determination. Productivity and efficiency has improved dramatically.

“What’s more, the interactions with other recycling professionals has inspired them to work towards new individual goals. If you think you can’t afford to attend the convention, think again. You can’t afford not to. What a great experience!”

Tony Quarno
Quarno’s
Auto Salvage

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We will have more than 150 decision makers from the Florida auto recycling industry, and we expect to have several more Southeastern yards come down as well. This year’s program also has seminars to attract sales managers and dismantlers from member yards. Starting with the opening night cruise on Tampa Bay, we’ll have several opportunities for you to gather with your customers in a casual environment as well as in the action-packed trade show.

Please Note: The exhibit hall will be limited to 35 booths this year and they will sell out quickly. Space will not be assigned until the exhibit contract and payment in full has been received. Sponsorships and exhibit spaces don’t last very long and we want to make sure that your company is represented!

Email, mail or fax your applications along with payment information to my attention. Please don’t hesitate to contact kim@odellgroupmgmt.org, by phone at 407-614-8354 or fax 407-614-8357. We look forward to working with you and promoting your company at the FADRA 2017 Convention & Trade Show!

Join FADRA as an Associate Member for $200, and you’ll save $50 on booth fees

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