2019 Conference Agenda

Wednesday, July 17

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Chairman's Welcome Reception & Sponsor Showcase
Join SLMA Chairman Fred Taylor and First Lady Melissa for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they kick off the week and honor conference sponsors! 

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Past Chairman's Dinner
By invitation only.

Thursday, July 18

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Deep Sea Fishing Excursion 
Sail in waters closest to the Gulfstream. Fishing is good all year round with the summer months being best for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Great Bonita. Boats will leave directly from the Resort Marina. Price includes all necessary equipment, fishing licenses, and live bait. $425 per person

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Golf Tournament
The Resort Course enjoys world fame and acknowledgement as one of Florida's golden age courses. Discover the rich historic value and tradition of this exquisite golf course, dating back to when PGA professionals Sam Snead and Tommy Armour served at the resort. $275 per person

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Intracoastal Waterway Tour
Explore the world-famous Lake Boca protected waterway with its mangroves and mansions on board Mizner's Dream.
$165 per person 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Trade Expo & Reception 
The Conference Trade Expo will kick off with a cocktail reception, creating a relaxed and inviting atmosphere to socialize and learn about the new products and services for the lumber industry. 

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM: PAC Fundraising Dinner
By invitation only. 

Friday, July 19 

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM: SLMA Business and Board Meeting
Get an update on the state of SLMA by joining us in our Board of Directors meeting. All are welcome to sit in on the meeting, where we will vote on new SLMA Leadership for 2019-2020. 

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Keynote Session with Comedian Don McMillan
Former engineer turned comedian, Don gets laughs everywhere he goes. Don's corporate show utilizes his unique background to take a lighthearted look at business-life, technology, and everyday life - suitable for any audience. Don has performed over 500 shows for major corporations, including Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Google, ExxonMobil, and Genetech.

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM: Keynote Session with Economist Michael Swanson
Michael Swanson is an agricultural economist and consultant for Wells Fargo. His responsibilities include analyzing the impact of energy on agriculture and forecasting for key agricultural commodities. 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Trade Expo & Reception 
The Trade Expo will resume Friday evening with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the exhibit hall. 

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Ocean Front Dinner
The networking and socializing will continue as SLMA takes over the entire pool deck for dinner! All conference attendees are encouraged to attend!

Saturday, July 20 

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: SLMA Issues Forum
Get the latest updates on the topics that are impacting our industryour industry, including a discussion on employment situations involving marijuana. 

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Intracoastal Waterway Tour
Due to Thursday's tour selling out, we've added a second chance to explore the world-famous protected waterway on board the Mizner's Dream. $185 

5:45 PM - 9:45 PM: Children's Dinner
Before the Saturday night festivities, drop your kids off at the children's dinner where they'll enjoy food, fellowship and games!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Cocktail Soiree 
Join us for cocktail hour prior to the Chairman's Gala. 

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Chairman's Gala 
Close out the week with the annual "passing of the gavel" to incoming SLMA Chairman David Tucker while enjoying a plated dinner and dancing the night away!