The hard work is beginning behind the scenes to bring you the best event you’ve ever attended. Whether this will be your first event you joined us last year, we hope you walk away energized, inspired and ready to take your business to the next level.
To help prepare you for IFPG Retreat 2018 or help you finally pull the trigger and get in your registration form, I am going to answer all of the questions you have.
What Is IFPG Retreat?
IFPG Retreat is our unique approach to the traditional conference. Designed for maximum interaction, IFPG Retreat involves every attendee from beginning to end.
No Classrooms . No Breakout Sessions. No Conference Setups. No Hassle.
Centered on speed networking and building relationships, IFPG Retreat is the can’t miss industry event.
Why Is IFPG Retreat Different?
More Face to Face TIme – Every event from opening until the final lunch is designed for maximum face to face interaction. It is our job to ensure that you meet as many attendees as possible.
IFPG RETREAT is about YOU– Forget waiting around with nothing to do.
This event involves EVERYONE from beginning to end.
We Foucus on Building Long Lasting Realtionships – Our events are designed to help you get to know each other a little better. The relationships made at IFPG Retreat 2017 carried on long after Retreat ended.
CHECK OUT THE FUN WE HAD LAST YEAR HERE
Where Is This Years’ Retreat?
With its laid back vibe, stunning views and unique event spaces, we are heading back to the beach!
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
1111 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL.
What Days Do I Block Off My Calendar?
Our Three Day event runs from Tuesday, October 23 to Thursday, October 25.
OCTOBER 23– Hotel check in is at 3 pm, but feel free to come use the pool beforehand! Registration opens at 11 am. Main events kick off at 6 pm with a rooftop welcome party. Cross your fingers for no rain this year – But don’t worry; if we are moved indoors due to inclement weather, the event space still has stunning ocean views. We will be serving light fare….and there is an OPEN BAR!
October 24 – This day is JAM packed, so make sure you tuck away your phones and have someone NOT lucky enough to attend back in the office handle your calls! We start with breakfast at 8:30 am and move into our main speed networking event. Lunch and a keynote speaker to follow and on to speed networking session 2! But we aren’t done just yet, go make yourself pretty (or handsome) and join us for our dinner cruise at 6:30 pm. We dock right across the street, so getting there is a quick 1 minute walk to the boat. We expect to return from the cruise at 11pm, but if you were with us last year, what we expect and what could happen are two different things! We do have a brand new yacht this year, which means a new boat captain, so we like our chances.
October 25 – Breakfast is served bright and early at 8 am. The main events end at 2 pm and lunch will be served. If you want to hang out with the IFPG staff instead of flying out immediately after the retreat ends, we would love to have you. Look for an invite to our after party!
I Am All Signed Up Already! What Do I Bring With Me?
IFPG Consultants– Bring only your suitcase and maybe a business card or 200.
IFPG Franchisors and Vendors– We provide you with most of what you need. This event is centered on forming new relationships and strengthening existing ones. You want to IFPG Consultants to get to know YOU, after all, you represent your brand.
You will be provided with a 36 inch round table, a table cloth and your logo prominently displayed at the table.
DO: Bring tons of business cards
DO: Bring a One Sheet
DO: Bring brochures
DO: Bring any small items you would like
Don’t: Bring a banner
Don’t: Bring a traditional “conference” set up
Don’t: Bring a tablecloth
What Should I Pack In My Suitcase?
We recommend resort casual attire. For women we suggest a blouse with a nice pair of pants or skirt. A casual dress or sundress is also acceptable. Men could wear a button down shirt or polo shirt paired with khakis or other quality pants. Jackets and sport coats are not needed.
Expect mid to high 80’s during the day with lows in the mid 70’s at night. However, we will be in a ballroom for the majority of day 2 events. We do recommend a light sweater or jacket.
How Do I Book My Hotel Room?
Email Rachel Castellano at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to receive the group rate for IFPG.
What Airport Should I Use?
Hollywood, Florida is ideally located between two major international airports.
We Will See you in Paradise!
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact: Kelly Falkena