FirstService Residential Conference to Connect 2,000 Community Association and Industry Leaders

Posted on Friday September 13, 2013

Florida's Largest Annual Community Association Educational Conference Expected to Draw 2,000 FirstService Residential Board Members, Industry Leaders and Associates for a Day of Learning, Networking and Best Practices Sharing 


FirstService Residential is slated to host the 2013 FirstService Residential South Florida Conference & Exposition on Friday, October 11 at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL. This conference is designed to meet the needs of community association board members, community association managers (CAMs) and staff across the state by providing them with the tools and knowledge needed to deal with day-to-day operations and long-term planning for community associations.

Themed “Connect”, the event will be the largest educational forum in the state for exchanging community association best practices and establishing core business relationships with subject-matter experts. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend, with the audience comprised of condominium and homeowners association board members, over 200 industry-specific vendor and exhibitors, and FirstService Residential associates.
 
“The ability of FirstService Residential to bring together board members and the best vendors in our industry demonstrates one of the unique experiences we provide our clients.  We are proud to offer a full day of educational events that will address key topics affecting associations.  In just one day, our client and guest board members can capture a significant amount of knowledge to more efficiently run their association,” said Tim O’Keefe, Regional President of FirstService Residential.

“For FirstService Residential, it’s all about delivering added value to our clients and our associates while building meaningful relationships.”

Educational seminars held throughout the day will fulfill state requirements for association board member certification and will provide CAMs with continuing education credits in addition to courses on maintenance issues, financial issues, service animals and legislative updates. 

Keynote speaker and New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Shep Hyken will provide an entertaining and engaging address to the audience that is sure to provide a lasting impression that can reshape every great relationship that is built on amazing service. Proceeds from the event will be donated through FirstService Residential Cares – FirstService Residential’s philanthropic arm – to various local charities that FirstService Residential and its associates regularly support.
 
The event’s resenting sponsor is Securitas USA. The keynote speaker sponsor is Converged Services Consulting.  General Financial and Tax Consulting and Platinum Security Group are Platinum sponsors. Among the Gold sponsors are Doctor Aromas, Lukes-Sawgrass Landscape, SERVPRO, Smith Watson Parker Insurance, and Waste Management. Silver sponsors will include ASTA Parking, AT&TBest RoofingFPL, and U.S. Security Associates. Bronze sponsors are Aaxon Laundry SystemsAll Florida Pest Control, Becker & PoliakoffBlue Team RestorationDavid P. Haber (Attorney at Law), Driveway Maintenance, Inc.,1st Class Parking Systems, the law firm of Gursky Ragan, Kent Security ServicesLM FundingParksman ParkingRestoration 1 of South Florida, Service AmericaShores Contract, the law firm of Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars and SobelSource OutdoorUS Parking, and ValleyCrest Landscape. Breakfast is sponsored by Impact Glass Services, lunch byWebpass and the coffee sponsor is Hotwire Communications.
 
About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential, formerly known in Florida as The Continental Group, is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, one of the largest markets in the world. As the largest residential property manager in North America, FirstService Residential oversees more than 6,000 properties and 1.5 million residential units across 19 U.S. states and three provinces in Canada. The company has more than 12,000 employees driving local market expertise and managing in excess of $6 billion in budgets. For more information, visit www.fsresidential.com.



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