FADRA Convention & Trade Show


How can you get better at managing your auto recycling business? Where can you find lots of other people who know your struggles and have good ideas to share? The FADRA Convention! Don't miss a golden opportunity to learn best practices and expand your business network.

SAVE THE DATE: July 20-23, 2023

Register for FADRA 2023
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The FADRA show is a marvelous fellowship of professional auto recyclers coming together to share, educate, and grow within the automotive recycling industry. I can't go anywhere and buy a bottle of "This is the Best,” but I can go to FADRA and experience the best people and gain long-term, profitable, win-win relationships.
- Hal Hoke, Wolfpack Enterprises 

FADRA is in the top echelon of state shows in the U.S. We look forward to meeting with existing customers and developing new business in the great state of Florida. The convention and trade show are always well run and provide a number of activities for vendors to interact with recyclers. If you want to do business with recyclers in Florida, you had better have FADRA on your calendar for 2023.
- Katrina Hall, RAS 

The strength of any association is built on the bonds between its members and maintaining a partnership that is mutually beneficial. FADRA is all about making those connections and linking up with like-minded people to see where the road takes you together.
- Chrysten Newton, PMR 

FADRA attracts some of the best recyclers in the country. It has one of the most committed Board of Directors and Executive Team anywhere. Each year the show gets better and better. As a vendor, it is an excellent networking event.
- Becky Berube, United Catalyst Corporation

Sheraton Sand Key Resort

1160 Gulf Blvd. Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

FADRA returns to a familiar favorite this year, the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach. The hotel is starting a major renovation and some sleeping rooms may be ready when we get there, but it won't impede our convention.

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 area itself, including the nightly festival at Pier 60. Bring yourself, your employees, and your family to this wonderful destination on July 20-23, 2023.

We encourage you to secure your rooms early, as we anticipate great participation this year!

Reservation Dates: July 20-23, 2023

FADRA Room Rate: $179 USD per night

Reservation Cut-off Date: June 20, 2023

Book Your Room for FADRA 2023

If you wish to book a reservation outside of the July 20-23 dates or if you have any questions regarding your reservation, please contact the hotel directly at 727-595-1611 and ask for In-House Reservations. Be sure to mention you are with FADRA.

Call 727-595-1611


Explore St. Pete/Clearwater

If you decide to come early or stay beyond Wednesday, there is plenty to do and see in the Clearwater-St. Pete area. Or your family can explore while you attend sessions.


Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach

Within walking distance of the hotel, each day before, during, and after sunset street performers, crafters, artisans, and the community gather on the boardwalk.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Explore Florida’s diverse marine ecosystems from freshwater lakes to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico and all parts in between.

Sunken Gardens, St. Pete

The city’s oldest living museum, you can see more than 50,000 plants and flowers.

John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk, Madeira Beach

More than 100 shops and restaurants in wooden buildings along the boardwalk in Madeira Beach.

Busch Gardens, Tampa

Rides, animal encounters, great food and drink. A zoo with exciting rides


The Dali Museum

Located in downtown St. Pete. From amazing drawings to enormous canvases of his work, the Dali Museum will enthrall and astound you.

Morean Arts Center

Located in St. Pete has a superb Chihuly exhibit of creations in colored glass.

Walk through St. Pete’s Central Arts District, which boasts hundreds of murals.

The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, St. Pete

From the collection of businessman Thomas James, you will be awed by the more than 500 pieces of modern and historic art that evoke the spirit of the wide-open frontier and beauty of life in the American West. 


The St. Pete Clearwater Beach Craft Beer Trail

From Tarpon Springs in the north to St. Pete in the south, several craft beer bars form a highlight of the “Gulp Coast.” The closest to the hotel is Clearwater Social Brewing Company. Get the Passport 2.0 from the CVB.

Fine and Casual Dining Options

  • The Wave at Shephard’s Resort, Clearwater Beach
  • The Palm Pavilion Beachside Bar & Grill, Clearwater Beach
  • Jimmy’s Fish House & Iguana Bar, Clearwater Beach
  • Jimmy’s Crow’s Nest rooftop bar, Clearwater
  • Sharky’s Beach Bar, Clearwater Beach
  • Canopy Rooftop Lounge, St. Pete
  • Tryst Gastro Lounge, St. Pete
  • Woody’s, St. Pete
  • Cask & Ale, St. Pete

the great Outdoors

You can go fishing on a local charter boat. In Clearwater, A Boat Day, Above Average Charters and the Calypso Queen go out daily. St Pete has several charters, including Allen’s Aquatic Adventures, Action Fishing Charters, Barracudaville Sportfishing Charters, Big Rod’s Charters, and several more.

For a golf outing, the Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club and Mangrove Bay municipal course are in St. Pete. Both are championship-level golf courses. The Dunedin Golf Club and Copperhead Course at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor are also nearby.

How about a Speed Boat Adventure out of St. Pete? You can drive your own speedboat across Tampa Bay on this sightseeing tour, for which no previous experience is necessary. After a safety orientation, you’ll get aboard a F-13 mini speedboat and follow a guide from another vessel that’s equipped with a two-way communication system to ensure your safety and security. Plus, while cruising around, you’ll be able to explore the coastline and look out for dolphins.

Central Arts District

St Johns Pass Boardwalk

Salvador Dali Museum

Mangrove Bay Golf Course

Jimmy's Fish House


For more information on local attractions and restaurants in the Clearwater-St. Petersburg area, go to the Visit St. Pete-Clearwater web site.

Explore St Pete/Clearwater