Conference

DIFlogo-tag-200Florida Diving & Adventure Travel Expo and Professional Development Conference

Dive Industry Foundation is planning the Florida Diving & Adventure Travel Expo and Professional Development Conference sometime in 2020.  The conference is open to the entire Diving Industry Trade Community, Certified Divers and the General Public.

Purpose of the Conference

  • Celebrate our local dive community
  • Showcase Our Recreation to the Public
  • Provide Professional Development Opportunities for our Industry
  • Grow Our Industry

Proposed Activities

  1. Exhibits: Booth space available in the Exhibit Hall to diving and dive related businesses; Equipment Manufacturers, Training Agencies, Travel Providers, Tourism Bureaus, Resort Destinations, Dive Operators, Retail Dive Centers, Dive Clubs,  Service Providers.
  2. Seminars: Open to all paid attendees at no extra charge.  Topics to include; Diving Safety, Dive Training; Adventure Travel; Environmental topics;
  3. Workshops: In-depth Training at additional cost.  Topics to include; Equipment maintenance & repair; Video & Photography Specialty Training.
  4. Meetings: Organizational Meetings, by invitation only.  Meeting types: Non-Profit Member & Board Directors Meetings; Dive Club Members Meeting;
  5. Conferences: TBA
  6. Film Festival:  Saturday evening 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.  MC, Photo & Video Awards Presentation, Two Speaker Presentations, Keynote Speaker, MC Summary.
  7. Awards Banquet:  Friday Evening: Cash Bar – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Dinner: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  Dive Industry Dinner & Award Banquet.  Inaugural seating of the 1st Florida Diver’s Hall of Fame.  By invitation only.
  8. Scholarships:
  9. Video & Photo Competition:
  10. Fundraising Opportunities:
  11. Silent Auction:
  12. Dealer Trade-Only Day: While exhibitors are setting up in the exhibit hall (normally on a Friday), space in the seminar rooms will be made available to participating companies to meet with their accounts to present new programs, products & services and to write orders. The conference will include a table & chairs and a rolling rack.  Dealers will need to pre-register for the “Dealer Only Day” but will not be a charged to attend.  Dealer Only Day will be scheduled from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Current Sponsors

Pledged Exhibitors

Pledged Speakers

To be continued