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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

FSSA Technical Committee Meeting
Location: Nautical Wheeler

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting

Location: Nautical Wheeler

11:45 a.m.

Golf Tournament
Location: Celebration Golf Club
*Additional Registration Required
The golf tournament will be off-site. Plan to meet in the hotel lobby at 11:45 a.m. to depart for the golf course.


Golf Tournament Luncheon sponsored by:

Golf Beverage Cart Sponsored by: 

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration
Location:  Compass Rose Ballroom Foyer

12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Partner Expo Set-Up
Location:  Compass Rose Ballroom Foyer
Remember your speech for our videographer, who will be coming around to your booth to record your 1-2 minute video!

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Forum First Timer Reception
Location: On Vacation

Sponsored by:

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Movie Themed Welcome Reception & Dinner
Location: On Vacation
Join us at the Welcome Reception & Dinner dressed as your favorite box-office film character! A prize will be awarded to the best-dressed character!

Welcome Reception and Entertainment Sponsored by:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
Location: Compass Rose Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Partner Expo
Location: Compass Rose Ballroom Foyer

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Spouse Breakfast
Location:  Seagrass & Terrace

Sponsored by:

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Opening Session, Committee Updates, and Partner Expo Video
Facilitated by: John Demeter, FSSA President

Location:  Compass Rose Ballroom 

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m

FSSA Technical Committee Update
Presented by: Dan Hubert, FSSA Technical Committee Chair and Tom Wysocki, FSSA Technical Director
Location:  Compass Rose Ballroom 

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Break
Location: Compass Rose Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored by:

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Michael Allosso
You On Your Best Day, Part II

Location:  Compass Rose Ballroom
Sponsored by:

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch for all attendees

Location: On Vacation 

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Future of Fire Suppression
Facilitated by: Steve Foulk, Comprehensive Fire Technologies
Presented by:  John Mackey, The Mackey Group, Todd Stevens, J.C. Cannistraro, & Brett Straten, Associated Fire Protection, Inc.

Location: Compass Rose Ballroom 

1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

The Spouse/Companion Book Club
Location:

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

European Perspective of Selling in their Market
Presented by: Alan Elder, Johnson Controls & George Hunter, Coltraco Ultrasonics
Location:  Compass Rose Ballroom

2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Break
Location: Compass Rose Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored by:

2:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ask the Experts
Facilitated by: Steve Rice, Protegis Fire & Safety
Presented by: Lee Kaiser, ORR Protection Systems, George Keeley, FSSA Legal Counsel, Todd Stevens, J.C. Cannistraro, Tom Wysocki, Guardian Services, Inc.
Location: Compass Rose Ballroom

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Networking Reception with the Partner Expo
Location: Compass Rose Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored by:

 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Open Evening - Dinner on Your Own

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

President's Council Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
Location:  Compass Rose Ballroom Foyer

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Partner Expo
Location: Compass Rose Ballroom Foyer

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Slain

Location: Compass Rose Ballroom

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Break
Location:  Compass Rose Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored by:

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Session - Business Track
Change at IBC/NFPA - A Way to Raise the Tide

Presented by: Michael Kiamanesh, WAYSMOS USA INC
Location:  Compass Rose Ballroom Foyer

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Session - Technical Track
Proper Detection and Control Location for High Air Flow Areas

Presented by: Wes Marcks, Honeywell Security & Fire
Location:  Seagrass

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Break
Location:  Compass Rose Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored by:

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session - Business Track
Selling Your Business

Presented by: Jay Lipsey, McCombie Group, LLC
Location: Compass Rose Ballroom

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session - Technical Track
3D Laser Scanning and New Estimating/Design Technologies

Presented by: Kurt Noelte, J.C. Cannistraro, LLC
Location: Seagrass

After 1:00 p.m.

Partner Expo Breakdown

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Wiffle Ball Tournament

Location: Parrot Lawn

The fire suppression’s finest wiffle ball teams will battle it out for the 4th Annual Wiffle Ball World Series title during this year’s Forum!  We invite you to play ball or just attend as a spectator on the beach.

There is no cost for this event and everyone will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Donations will be accepted for the FSSA Educational Foundation during the game. All donations received are 100% tax deductible and benefit the FSSA scholarship program and foundation.

5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Open

6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. President's Reception

Location: Compass Rose Ballroom 

Sponsored by:

7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. President's Banquet

Location: Compass Rose Ballroom 

Banquet Sponsored by:

Entertainment Sponsored by:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.                                                                                    

Installer Division Breakfast Meeting
Facilitated by: Jeremy Wheeler, FSSA Installer Chair
Location:  Compass Rose Ballroom 

Sponsored by:

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Manufacturer Division Breakfast Meeting
Facilitated by: Bob Ballard, FSSA Manufacturer Chair
Location:  Nautical Wheeler

10:00 a.m. -  10:15 a.m.

Break
Location:  Compass Rose Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored by:



10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Combined Session
Location:  Compass Rose Ballroom 

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Most Challenging Applications
Presented by: Paul Hayes, American Fire Technologies, Michael Hosch, Det-Tronics, Steve Owens, Victaulic, Woody Ridgway, Johnson Controls, 
Location:  Compass Rose Ballroom 

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Closing Comments
Facilitated by: 2020-2021 FSSA President
Location:  Compass Rose Ballroom 

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
Location:  Nautical Wheeler