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Why you should attend the SAF Annual Convention

SAF Annual Convention 2015

SAF Annual Convention
September 9th-12th, 2015

Each year the Society of America Florists holds a big conference, and this year their 131st Annual Convention will be taking place in Amelia Island, FL! This is when all areas of the floral industry gather together to learn, network, compete, celebrate, and so much more. So let us give you a little more detail on why you should join in on this great opportunity!

1. Learn
There will be almost 50 speakers! All experts and all there to give you the best tips, tricks, and trends in the field. Some of these experts that will be speaking at the SAF Annual Convention include:

-Loren Hudziak and Ben Polk, Google

-Alexandra Valentin, The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center

-Daniel Levine, WikiTrend.org/Avant-Guide Institute

2. Network
This convention will give you a huge amount of networking opportunities. Connect with people, businesses, and vendors from all over! Check out who’s exhibiting at the SAF Supplier Expo!

3. Compete
There are a few fun competitions you can participate in! There is the 25th Annual SAFPAC Golf Tournament- open to all skill levels. This tournament will be raising money for the floral industry’s political action committee. There is also the 48th Annual Sylvia Cup Design Competition. “Watch as up to 25 of the nation’s best floral designers are given the same flowers, foliage and supplies — and just two hours to create the surprise challenge. During the last hour, the competition’s commentators and coordinators — decked out in themed costumes — talk about the featured products and challenge. The winner receives the Sylvia Cup trophy, $3,000 and a complimentary registration to SAF Maui 2016, SAF’s 132nd Annual Convention. First Runner-Up wins $500; Second Runner-Up gets $250. Winners will be announced at the Stars of the Industry Awards Dinner.”

4. Celebrate
Enjoy and be inspired at the opportunity to celebrate with those receiving honors and awards! Spend 4 days with hundreds of the top leaders in the floral industry and learn from them as they learn from you too!

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Register today!