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Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island comprise Florida’s Emerald Coast. The region takes its name from the miles of brilliant white sand that meet the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Florida’s Emerald Coast is the perfect place to intertwine meetings and events with opportunities for relaxation. Championship golf courses, deep sea fishing and fine dining offerings all await your attendees. Okaloosa Island is home to the Emerald Coast Convention Center. The convention center offers 35,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, and is a stone’s throw from the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay. Due to its size and numerous meeting rooms, the Emerald Coast Convention Center’s facilities are ideal for exhibitions and tradeshows. Additional meeting facilities include the Emerald Grande, The Palms of Destin, Pelican Beach Resort and The Terrace at Pelican Beach, and ResortQuest’s SunDestin Resort’s executive conference center. Each facility offers impressive square footage for many disparate types of events and meetings. For more information on the Emerald Coast, please visit emeraldcoastfl.com.
One of the premier meeting destinations in Fort Myers is the Harborside Event Center. Located in the Downtown River District, attendees enjoy access to site seeing, Centennial Park, the Arcade Theatre and historic corridor of nearby restaurants and retail shopping. The uniqueness of the Center is apparent in the flexibility of the venue. Harborside Event Center offers the opportunity to host large exhibitions, concerts and sporting events to the most intimate of gatherings. Harborside Event Center offers 42,000 sq. ft. of exhibit and event space and is fully wired to accommodate networking needs. The versatile seating configurations and exhibit space
comfortably accommodate multiple and simultaneous events. During downtime, attendees can relax on one of Fort Myers’ beautiful golf courses or trek over to the beach for some shell collecting. The Shell Factory & Nature Park hosts the world’s largest collections of shells, fossils and corals and is a must see. Visitors can enjoy the arts at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre or the Barbara B. Mann Center for Performing Arts, which is home to the Southwest Florida Symphony. For more information, visit harborsideevents.com.
Normally, when thinking of Orlando, the first items that pop into one’s mind are the mouse, the castle and the giant golf ball. But, Orlando is much more than Disney. The city is home to a vibrant local arts scene and numerous museums, hosts
world-class shopping locations and boasts an eclectic mix of dining experiences at a variety of price points. In addition to being home to more pro golfers than any other city in the world, Orlando was voted the “North American Golf Destination of the Year” by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators in 2010. And with a multitude of stunning courses designed by the likes of Nicklaus, Dye, and Fazio, Orlando offers visitors an exclusive golfing experience not found anywhere else. Site of the SGMP 2013 National Education Conference, Rosen Shingle Creek is a stunning property that features a combination of superior service and cutting edge technology—all within minutes of Orlando International Airport and the Orlando Orange County Convention Center. Rosen Shingle Creek is an exceptional setting for all types of events and social occasions. Impeccable
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Summer 2012
10 Secrets to Winning the Business
Good to Know
Dieting on a Per Diem
2012 National Education Conference Summary
SGMP NEC gives back to the New Orleans Community
Is a mobile conference app your best foot forward?
Exercise on the road… are you kidding?
The Meeting Minute
Government Connections - Summer 2012