Film Florida’s next Quarterly Meeting will be held in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, August 30th and Monday, August 31st. Film Florida meetings will be held at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina:

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
700 S Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33602

Tampa will also be the home of the 48th Annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The Governor’s Conference is hosted by Visit Florida and will be held Monday, August 31st – Wednesday, September 2nd at the Tampa Convention Center directly across the street from our host hotel. In addition to the Quarterly Meetings, Film Florida will participate in the Governor’s Conference with a booth and materials to educate tourism stakeholders on our shared marketing and tourism goals for the state of Florida.

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:
Sunday, August 30th
1:00pm – 2:00pm : Industry/Association Council Meeting & Education Council Meeting
2:00pm – 3:00pm : Film Commission Council Meeting
3:00pm – 5:00pm : Legislative Committee Meeting
6:30pm – 8:30pm : Welcome Reception at The Epicurean (Members and Invitation Only)

Monday, August 31st
8am – 9am : Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 12:30pm : Board of Directors Meeting
2:00pm – 3:00pm : Strategic Futures Committee Meeting
3:30pm – 4:00pm : Past Presidents Committee Meeting
6:30pm – 9:00pm : Visit Florida Chairman’s Dinner (Film Florida Legends Award Presentation. See additional costs/info for this event below.)

For the Governor’s Conference Registrants only: 
4:30pm – 5:30pm : Coop Media Reception
5:30pm – 6:30pm : Chairman’s Reception
6:30pm – 9:00pm : Chairman’s Dinner 
9:00pm – 11:00pm : After Hours Networking Event

Tuesday, September 1st
For the Governor’s Conference Registrants only: 
8:00am-10:00am : Breakfast and Opening Keynote Sessions
10:00am – 11:00am : Refreshment Break on the Tradeshow Floor
11:00am -12:15pm : Breakout Sessions
12:30pm – 1:45pm : Visit Florida Presentation Lunch
2:00pm – 3:15pm : Breakout Sessions
3:15pm – 3:45pm : Refreshment Break on the Tradeshow Floor
3:45pm – 5:00pm : Sunny Shorts Industry Expert Presentation
6:30pm – 9:00pm : Evening Event at the Tampa Marriott Waterside

Wednesday, September 2nd
For the Governor’s Conference Registrants only: 
8:00am – 9:00am : Breakfast in the Marketplace
9:00am – 10:15am : Breakout Sessions
10:15am – 10:45am : Refreshment Break on the Tradeshow Floor
10:45am – 12:00pm : Closing General Session

The cost to register for the Governor’s Conference and take part in the Film Florida booth is $1,000 per person. Please click here to pay by credit card, or if you would prefer to be invoiced and pay by check, please email All interested participants must RSVP by Thursday, July 30, 2015.

If you are interested in attending the Film Florida Quarterly Meetings only, click here to RSVP. While Film Florida Quarterly Meetings are open to the public at no cost, we encourage interested stakeholders to become members of this statewide organization. Film Florida growing membership provides a network, a platform and the chance to play an active part in solidifying Florida’s position as a major production destination. If you are interested in learning more about membership options, please email

There will be a special presentation of the Film Florida Legends Tourism Ambassador Award in honor of a surprise celebrity during the Visit Florida Chairman’s Dinner on Monday, August 31st! Buy your ticket for the event here by selecting the “Monday Evening Event Only” option. You don’t want to miss this amazing tribute!

The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina is located across the street from the Tampa Convention Center. Please click here to book online or call 1-888-789-3090 and reference the “Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism” block.

We hope you’ll join us for this opportunity. This is a critical year for our industry and we need to strategically collaborate together to put new, outside of the box ideas on the table. Thank you for your continued support and engagement! If you’d like to join us for the Board Meeting on Monday August 31, but are unable to make it in person, you’re welcome to call in. Please email and let us know you’d like to call in and we’ll make sure you have the call in number.