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October 25, 2016
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In This Issue  10.25.16
WF&FSA 2016 Floral Distribution Conference A Huge Success!

Check Out WF&FSA's Full Gallery Of Pictures!

WF&FSA’s LTK Recipient: Charles Walton

Complete Your Survey

Networking: Oktoberfest And Hospitality Suites A Hit!

WF&FSA Board and Committees Accomplished So Much

Thank You 2016 Conference Sponsors

WF&FSA Blog: Tomb It May Concern…Let’s Go Haunting For Halloween Sales
 
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So, What's New With You?
 
We'd like to know what's new with you and your company. Do you have any organizational changes? Have you changed your address? Added a new product line? Introduced a new product? Just send your information into WF&FSA at info@wffsa.org. If you like, to simplify the process, you may use this form. And add us to your press release list.

Santiago Cock-Rada
WF&FSA President
Liberty Blooms
Miami, FL

Molly Alton Mullins
Executive Vice President
WF&FSA
Annapolis, MD

For more information on WF&FSA Events & Programs, visit www.wffsa.org

WF&FSA 2016 FLORAL DISTRIBUTION CONFERENCE A HUGE SUCCESS!

Just last week WF&FSA hosted its 2016 Floral Distribution Conference at the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) and it was a rousing success!  A total 863 wholesale floral industry professionals registered for the Conference, which was the largest in WF&FSA history! Attendees visited with exhibitors at 110 table tops as well as with six floral breeders at the Breeders Showcase. This year’s show was full of networking opportunities, educational programming and lots of amazing products from the wholesale florist and floral supplier industries. So what did attendees think of the new location and the show? Check out this video from Flowersandcents.com to hear it directly from them.
 
     
     

CHECK OUT WF&FSA'S FULL GALLERY OF PICTURES!

You can also see lots of great photos from WF&FSA’s 2016 Floral Distribution Conference in WF&FSA’s official photo gallery. Feel free to download any photos of your choice and post to social media (please use #FDC2016) and share with others to showcase what a great event took place in Miami!

WF&FSA’S LTK RECIPIENT: CHARLES WALTON

Congratulations to Charles Walton of Smithers-Oasis for being honored as this year’s 2016 LTK Award recipient. Charlie joined Smithers-Oasis in 1975 and led the company under his expert leadership during the next three decades. Charlie was on hand at the WF&FSA event to receive his award and you can learn more about his life and career here.

COMPLETE YOUR SURVEY

If you attended WF&FSA’s 2016 Floral Distribution Conference, we want to hear from you! Did you like the new location? How were the educational sessions? Were the Table Top hours long enough for you to complete the business that you needed? You can complete your survey here and we appreciate the feedback.

NETWORKING: OKTOBERFEST AND HOSPITALITY SUITES A HIT!

To help facilitate business interactions long into the night, WF&FSA hosted Oktoberfest on Wednesday to bring the industry together to mingle and have fun. The next evening, everyone headed upstairs to the seven hospitality suites to continue networking with industry colleagues and friends. Special thanks to CalFlowers, Choice Farms, Connectaflor, Continental Farms, Garcia Group, Royal Flowers, and Smithers-Oasis for hosting!

WF&FSA BOARD AND COMMITTEES ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH

Special thanks to WF&FSA’s Board of Directors and Committees for all their hard work at this year’s Floral Distribution Conference. Both the Education and Marketing Committees met onsite and mapped out a lot of great initiatives for WF&FSA into 2017 and beyond. President Rob Shibata welcomed everyone to a jam-packed opening session where he passed the gavel to incoming President Santiago Cock-Rada. Congratulations and many thanks to everyone involved!

THANK YOU 2016 CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Special thanks to all the sponsors of WF&FSA’s 2016 Floral Distribution Conference—your support is crucial to the success of this event! We hope you and all our attendees join us next year for WF&FSA’s 2017 Floral Distribution Conference at the MACC, October 18-20, 2017!

Special thanks to California Cut Flower Commission and Asocolflores for their sponsorship during this year’s Conference and working with WF&FSA to help create opportunities for the industry to come together.

WF&FSA BLOG: TOMB IT MAY CONCERN…LET’S GO HAUNTING FOR HALLOWEEN SALES

If we want to connect with millennials, then Halloween is the perfect meeting place. Once a holiday for children, the Halloween of today has become the single-most holiday engaged by millennials (ages 18-34), with parties and events increasing by double digits in the past three years. Read WF&FSA’s most recent blog by Cindy Hanauer of GrandCentralFloral.Com to learn more.

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