FirstService Residential, North America’s leading community association management company, will host the 2015 South Florida Conference & Exposition on Monday, March 9, 2015 at The Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL.  

Now in its third year, the event is recognized as the state’s largest educational forum for sharing community association best practices and establishing core business relationships with subject-matter experts. It is designed to provide community association board members and community association managers (CAMs) with tools and knowledge to manage day to-day operations and long-term planning for condominium and homeowner associations.

More than 2,500 attendees are expected to attend, including residential homeowner association board members, over 200 industry-specific sponsors and exhibitors, and FirstService Residential associates.
The FirstService Residential South Florida Conference & Exposition will feature educational seminars that will fulfill state requirements for association board members and provide CAMs with continuing education credits. In addition, it will feature courses that deal with hot topics such as maintenance and financial issues, service animals, elections and annual meetings, security and insurance.

“We are proud to offer a full day of educational events that address key topics and the latest trends impacting community associations. This event is further demonstration of FirstService Residential’s ability to provide unique experiences and services to our clients and associates,” said Hector Vargas, President, South Florida High-Rise, of FirstService Residential. Gary Pyott, President, South Florida HOA/Gardenstyle, of FirstService Residential, added,
“The 2015 FirstService Residential South Florida Conference & Exposition is sure to be even bigger and better than ever and there is certainly nothing remotely similar in our industry.”

Noted speaker Cindy Novotny will deliver a keynote address on providing outstanding customer service. Novotny, the founder of Master Connection Associates (MCA), an international consulting and training organization specializing in service delivery, was named one of the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI). Her firm MCA has worked with noted brands such as Barclays Bank, Virtuoso, Avis Budget Group, Chanel and Starwood Hotels.

The 2015 FirstService Residential South Florida Conference & Exposition’s presenting sponsor is Platinum Group Security. Becker & Poliakoff, Converged Services Consulting, Doctor Aromas, Service America and the law firm of Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars and Sobel are Gold sponsors. Among the Silver sponsors are Comcast, Cooke Law Group, Servpro SE Florida, Smith Watson Parker Insurance, Southpark Management, Staples, The Sherwin Williams Company and Waste Management, Inc. Bronze Sponsors will include Aaxon Laundry Systems, Advanced Roofing, Association Law Group, AT&T Connected Communities, Capital Contractor Services, ComSurv Inc., Dania S. Fernandez & Associates PA, DirecTV, Earth Advisors Inc., Eulen America, Florida Power & Light Company, FPL Energy Services Inc., Gursky Ragan PA, Haber Slade, Merritt Engineering Consulting, OpticalTel, Painting Concepts, Park One, Paul Davis Restoration, PPG Architectural Coatings, Restore Construction Group, Securitas, StarTrac, Super Restoration, Systems Integrated Solutions Inc. – IT Works, The Paint Drop by Valspar, The South Florida Cooperator, Twinhill, Webpass, and ZoomLocker.
About FirstService Residential                                         

FirstService Residential 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 6,500 residential and commercial associations including 1.5 million residential units and over 50 million square feet of commercial space across 21 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 annual budgets. For more information, visit
Feb 17, 2015