Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association


Opening Reception

Sea Fair Mega Yacht
Brought to you by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Sunday, June 14th
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Docked at Hilton
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. cruising the Intracoastal Waterway*
8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Docked at Hilton

Enjoy a spectacular Education Conference opening event, with a Fort Lauderdale twist. You'll be onboard the magnificent 242 foot Seafair Mega Yacht that will be docked at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale  Marina. Make sure you have your chic yachting attire on while you enjoy multiple decks of experiences dockside and then a short cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale to view the mansions and yachts along the way. 

*during this time there will be a Hilton reception option for those that don’t want to/can’t cruise

Networking Reception

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale: Pool & Beach
Brought to you by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tuesday, June 16th | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kick off your conference shoes, put on your flip flops and stick your toes in the white sand on Fort Lauderdale beach at the B Ocean Beach Hotel just minutes from the Convention Center. With the sounds of the waves, the ocean breeze in your hair and tropical tunes as a backdrop, complete your Education Conference experience at a casual South Florida beach party with the tantalizing tastes of Floribbean cuisine.

Network For The Needy®

Seafarers' House Donation Drive
Brought to you by Founding and Principal Sponsor of the Network for the Needy® program, Global Experience Specialists (GES)

Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades is open throughout the year as a safe, friendly place where mariners can connect with their communities and families, relax, seek guidance and get emergency help if needed. They provide access to pastoral care and counseling, emergency assistance, local ground transportation and everyday items through our pastoral team and our on shore and on board services. Those who may not be able leave their ships due to time constraints or visa restrictions have access to Seafarers' services from their vessels through the ship-visiting program.

Donation Needs: new items - white athletic socks, after shave, combs, deodorant, disposable razors, shampoo, shaving cream, soap/shower gel, tooth brushes, tooth paste, pencils, pens and pencil sharpeners.

Bring your donation to either the Hilton or BCCC registration/conference Information Desk for the Seafarers’ House.

To purchase donations items on-site, there is a Walgreens near the Broward County Convention Center, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina and Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel:
Walgreens | 1680 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 | 954-467-5448
Southwest corner of Eisenhower Blvd & 17th St.