Information & Schedule 2017-08-16T18:20:03+00:00

Convention Information & Schedule

  • Saturday, June 23

 

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.           SWA Executive Committee Meeting

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.           Executive Committee Dinner

Evening open

 

Sunday, June 24

 

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration 

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast  

 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Beach Family Gathering  (Beach)  Reserved umbrellas, chairs and beach toys for SWA attendees only.  Meet at the beach! Staff will be coordinating activities throughout the day.  Parental supervision will be required.

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Board Meeting     Open to all Wholesale and Associate Members of SWA

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Suppliers Advisory Council Lunch Meeting  This luncheon is an invitation – only meeting. 

The Suppliers Advisory Lunch Meeting is a focused opportunity for the SWA Executive Committee to say thank you and hear ideas and suggestions from manufacturers and rep agencies, who are member companies and who consistently support SWA.  Through these discussions, many changes have been made in the SWA convention format to enhance the value of the event for manufacturers and rep agencies.  These valued partners also assist SWA with membership recruitment and other initiatives throughout the year.   

 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mechanical  Piping Committee Lunch Meeting

This luncheon is an invitation – only meeting.  For those SWA members who participate in the markets defined (Commercial/HVAC Piping and Fire Protection). If you would like to participate in this committee contact the SWA office.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leadership Development Council Lunch Meeting.   This is a luncheon meeting.  Please RSVP with SWA if you plan to attend.  Bud Mingledorff-Owner & Chairman of Mingledorff’s will be speaking during the LDC meeting,  The Leadership Development Council is specifically designed to establish a professional network of emerging leaders in our industry. The group is also focused on the future of SWA and assisting in driving the direction of the organization for years to come.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Family Social  (Beach—SWA Area)   Meet and greet for spouses and families.  Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.   Parental supervision will be required.

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Seminar  TBD

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m.– 4:45 p.m. Afternoon Seminar  TBD

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Children’s program

Kids up to 13 years old—You will need to sign your child in and out for this activity.  Pre-registration was required prior to the convention by completing the Guardian Angles participation form and returning it to the SWA office.  We have a waiting list.  Please contact the SWA registration desk for more information.

0—3 year old Kids Program     Yellow Fish Group  Activities to include: guppy fishing, bubble time, ball play, circle share time with under the sea creatures and tideland treasures story time.

 4—6 year old Kids Program    Green Group  Teams:  Starfish, Jellyfish and Seahorses

Green Group Activities to include: Our Activity Coordinators will divide the children into age appropriate small teams and organize and run fun activities, games and competitions, using the space provided. They will create obstacle courses, indoor games, ping pong ball races, balloon games, crab walks, relay games, freeze tag, capture the eel and more.

  7-9 year old Kids Program  Blue Group  Teams:  Dolphins, Sea Turtles, Sharks, Flying Marlins & Stingrays

Blue Group Activities to include: Our Activity Coordinators will divide the children into age appropriate small teams and organize and run fun activities, games and competitions, using the space provided. They will create obstacle courses, indoor games, ping pong ball races, balloon games, crab walks, putt putt ping pong, relay games, freeze tag, capture the eel and more.

 10-13 year old Kids Program  Red Group  Teams: Seahawks, Gators & Eagles

Red Group Activities to include: Weather permitting, our Activity Coordinators will take the older children outside and divide their group into small teams. Some of their activities to include; sand relays and dashes, kick ball, crab walk races, lifeguard drills, capture the eel, obstacle courses and more. None of the activities will take place in the water. There will not be any swimming allowed during this activity time. All these activities can be done inside, in the room provided, if there is inclement weather.

 14 and up Teen Program (Poolside) Look for the SWA flag banner by the pool!  This will be a gathering destination for our registered teens to “Hang Out” on Sunday evening.  We will provide pizza and drinks poolside.  Your teen will be free to come and go as they please.  SWA and the hotel will not be responsible for the teens participation in the teen event. Your teen must have a reservation for this event.  If you have not contacted our staff to sign up your child, please go to the registration desk and see if we can accommodate your child.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception   All delegates and spouses are invited. A variety of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served and dress is resort casual. The opening reception is a great time to meet and catch up with all those people you “hear about” all year long. Meet colleagues, friends, associates and their spouses.

Monday, June 25

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.           Registration

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.           Breakfast Meeting & Keynote Address   TBD

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.           Beach Family Gathering   Reserved umbrellas, chairs and beach toys for SWA attendees only.  Meet at the beach!  Staff will be coordinating activities throughout the day.  Parental supervision will be required.

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.         Industry Forum   During the Industry Forum, speaker will expound upon his Keynote Address remarks in a more intimate atmosphere where questions and answers will drive the discussion

1:00 p.m. Golf Tournament Hammock Beach.  Contact the course directly for club rental.  Upon arrival to the course, please check in at the registration table.  You will receive a box lunch, two drink tickets and the opportunity to purchase mulligan tickets.

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Open for Manufacturer   Entertaining

Tuesday, June 26

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration  

 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Conference Booth program   Pre-scheduled appointment times for Manufacturers to meet with Wholesalers in 10 minute  increments.  Continental breakfast provided for those participating in the meetings.  Tables will be arranged in alphabetical order by Wholesale Companies names.  Wholesalers, please arrive promptly at your table to begin the appointments at 8:00 a.m.  Meeting list of wholesalers will be emailed on June 1st.  June 18th all registered Wholesalers and Manufacturers will receive their meeting appointment assignments.

 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Beach Family Gathering    Reserved umbrellas, chairs and beach toys for SWA attendees only.  Meet at the beach!  Staff will be coordinating activities throughout the day.  Parental supervision will be required.

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Closing party, Reception/Dinner & Awards Ceremony  

All  delegates, spouses and children are invited to attend our casual closing party. Come ready to celebrate a successful convention, golf game, fun and restful relaxation. Enjoy the final evening of the convention with good food, music, and conversation.  Golf awards will be presented.  The bar will convert to a CASH BAR at 8:30 p.m. to continue mingling and dancing.  The entertainment will continue until 10:00 p.m.

Register for this event online: Event Registration