Ahoy, Mateys! FNGLA's 2019 Annual Convention

January 9, 2019

FNGLA’s 2019 Convention Committee invites all hands on deck at the FNGLA Annual Convention taking place at the Tampa Marriott Waterside, June 21-22.

This is FNGLA’s most popular membership meeting where it is easy to make important business connections, keep current on industry information and, of course, have fun with FNGLA friends and family.

Inspired by Tampa Bay’s pirate lore, this year’s Convention makes pirates its theme, so practice your pirate-talk and be ready to raise a glass of grog and sing, Yo Ho Ho with your FNGLA mateys!

In addition to the traditional activities which take place at FNGLA’s Annual Convention, such as the Friday Welcome Reception, Annual Business Meeting, Industry Awards Presentation and the President’s Gala Banquet, plans are in the works for a behind-the-scenes brewery tour, and a tour of one of Tampa’s interesting horticulture sites. The schedule will also leave open time to take advantage of the many offerings within a walk or trolley ride from the Marriott, such as the Florida Aquarium, Ybor City, several museums, boat cruises and more.

“We are excited to be bringing FNGLA’s Annual Convention to Tampa,” expressed Linda Adams, FNGLA’s Chief Operations Officer and Convention Manager. “Tampa is a revitalized city…think urban hipster meets cultural tourism.”

The Marriott is located next to the Hillsborough River and overlooks Tampa Bay. The Tampa Riverwalk, a 2.6-mile paved river trail, is just a step outside the hotel’s doors.

Whether looking for restaurants, breweries, museums, greenspace, water sports or just a nice walk outside, the Riverwalk leads to a myriad of dining, drinking and entertainment options.

Tampa Marriott Waterside staff are now accepting hotel reservations at the special FNGLA Convention rate of $175.

Registration for Convention tickets will be available online in February. For information on FNGLA Convention sponsorships or to participate in the FNGLA Biz Zone, contact Linda Adams at or Billy Deal at •

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