UPDATE: June 16, 2023 - Registration for Convention is now closed. If you have any qurestions, please contact the FNGLA office at 407-295-7994.


Overview:  FNGLA's Annual Convention is a time each year for FNGLA members and industry friends to celebrate the past year of success while welcoming FNGLA's new leadership taking office. It is also the venue for FNGLA's Annual Meeting and the platform for presenting FNGLA's Industry Award Winners


Where:  The Westin Sarasota, 100 Marina View Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236

Book your hotel reservations here.


When: June 22 - 24, 2023


Check out the full itinerary here.


Thursday, June 22, 2023

Behind the Scenes Tour of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Greenhouses
1 - 4 PM (EST) 

Overview: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus provides 15 acres of bayfront garden sanctuaries. It is the only botanical garden in the world dedicated to the display and study of epiphytic orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads ferns and other tropical plants. Selby Garden staff will lead this tour, offering three areas of focus including access to the garden greenhouses (which are not open to the public). Before and after the tour, guests may peruse the garden and enjoy the art exhibit, Tiffany: The Pursuit of Beauty in Nature. Selby Gardens is located less than a mile from The Westin hotel. Transportation is on your own.

Where: Selby Botanical Gardens, 1534 Mound St., Sarasota, FL

Cost: $48 prior to June 6, 2023 and $58 thereafter

Tour is limited to 50 people.

Meet at the Old Salty Dog for Sunset Watch
6 - 9 PM (EST) 

Overview: Let the fun and networking begin! Meet up with FNGLA colleagues at one of Sarasota’s iconic waterfront restaurants, the Old Salty Dog (City Island location). This is the perfect spot for catching up with friends while enjoying the catch of the day - and catching a beautiful view of the sun sinking into Sarasota Bay. 

Where: The Old Salty Dog, 1601 B Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34236

Cost: Transportation, food and drinks are on your own.


Friday, June 23, 2023

Suncoast SeaBreeze Welcome Reception
5:30 - 7 PM (EST) 

Overview: Laid back is the attitude for this gathering of FNGLA friends and family. Located on an expansive, covered terrace, you’ll have the benefit of maritime outdoor views mixed with live, local music and tasty appetizers and drinks. Dress is resort casual.

Where: Evoq Terrace of The Westin

Cost: $105 prior to June 8, 2023 and $125 thereafter

Saturday, June 24, 2023

FNGLA's Annual Membership Meeting
9 - 11:30 AM (EST) 

Overview: Always jammed-packed with FNGLA state-of-the-industry reports, industry awards presentations, association elections and more, this is the best place to get the 'big picture' of FNGLA. Dress is business casual.

Where: Triton Prefunction room of The Westin

Cost: This meeting is complimentary for all FNGLA members.

Suncoast Soiree: Reception and Gala
6 - 10 PM (EST) 

Overview: Every table is the captain’s table at this closing event of the 2023 FNGLA Convention. So, dress up, keep the conversations going and enjoy the traditions of the evening. Dress is formal/cocktail.

Where: Triton Ballroom of The Westin

Cost: $140 prior to June 8, 2023 and $165 thereafter

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