Virtual Florida Huddle 2021

February 8 - 12, 2021


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February 8, 2021
Duration: 5 Days
Online Event

Schedule of Events

(all times in EST)

 

Monday, February 8, 2021: Virtual Florida Huddle Education Day

9:00 - 9:15 AM
Welcome Remarks by Dana Young, President & CEO, VISIT FLORIDA

9:15 - 10:00 AM
Panel Discussion: “Florida Airports and Air Travel Today”
Panelists include:

Stephen Belleme, Business Development Manager with Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Jerry Harris, Assistant Director, Marketing & Air Service Development with Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Chris Minner, Executive VP Marketing & Communications with Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Jimmy Nares, Section Chief Marketing with Miami International Airport (MIA)

The Panel Discussion will be moderated by Tony Goodmann, Senior Director of North American Destination Sales with Universal Orlando Resorts .

10 AM – 12 PM
International Updates, featuring Jacob Pewitt Yancey, Director of Consumer Insights and Analytics, VISIT FLORIDA

10:00 - 10:15 AM International Update: GERMANY
10:15 - 10:30 AM International Update: U.K.
10:30 - 10:45 AM International Update: BRAZIL
10:45 - 11:00 AM International Update: COLOMBIA
11:00 - 11:15 AM International Update: MEXICO
11:15 - 11:30 AM International Update: CANADA
11:30 - 11:45 AM Domestic Update

12 - 12:30 PM
Media Availability: Q&A with Dana Young, President & CEO, VISIT FLORIDA
Registered Media Representatives Only.

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021: One-on-One Appointments – UK and Europe

8 – 9:45 AM
One-on-One Appointments (7)

9:45 – 10:15 AM
Refreshment Break
Virtual Networkling Lounges will be open

10:15 AM – 12 PM
One-on-One Appointments (7)

12 - 1 PM
Activity #1: Meet an Astronaut, Sponsored by the Kennedy Space Center
Meet Astronaut Don Thomas, hear his stories from aboard the space shuttle Discovery and learn about the future of space exploration! A veteran of four flights, Don has spent 44 days in space and orbited the Earth nearly 700 times. Pre-Registration is required by adding this activity to your schedule.


Wednesday, February 10, 2021: One-on-One Appointments - Latin America

8 – 9 AM
Activity #2: Morning Yoga
Pre-Registration is required by adding this activity to your schedule.

9 - 10:45 AM
One-on-One Appointments (7)

10:45 – 11:15 AM
Refreshment Break
Virtual Networking Lounges will be open

11:15 AM - 1 PM
One-on-One Appointments (7)

1 - 2 PM
Activity #3: Virtual Gallery Hop Around Florida
Get your culture on during this VIP tour featuring some of Florida's most unique galleries and museums. Your stops include The Ringling Museum of Art, The Dali, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. Pre-Registration is required by adding this activity to your schedule.


Thursday, February 11, 2021: One-on-One Appointments – USA & Canada

8 – 9 AM
Activity #4: Golf Demo, Sponsored by Visit St. Pete / Clearwater and Innisbrook Golf Resort
Practice your swing and score a hole in one with pointers from a Professional Golf Instructor. Innisbrook's collection of four championship golf courses are among the finest in the U.S. and they are proud to host the PGA TOUR's Valspar Championship every March. One lucky attendee will win a 4 day/3 night stay including 2 rounds of golf and use of the property's amazing amenities! Pre-Registration is required by adding this activity to your schedule.

9 - 10:45 AM
One-on-One Appointments (7)

10:45 – 11:15 AM
Refreshment Break
Virtual Networking Lounges will be open

11:15 AM - 1 PM
One-on-One Appointments (7)

1 - 2 PM
Activity #5: Learn How to Make the Perfect Sangria, Sponsored by The Columbia Restaurant
Virtual Happy Hour never tasted so good! Follow along at home to make The Columbia Restaurant's legendary sangria. Family owned and operated by five generations for more than 115 years, The Columbia Restaurant is a must-visit while in Florida. Pre-Registration is required by adding this activity to your schedule.

 

Friday, February 12, 2021: Destinations Training Classes and Virtual Mini-FAMs

9 – 9:30 AM
Destinations Master Class #1 - Florida: Your Adventure Awaits
Featuring Florida's Space Coast, Gatorland and Discover Crystal River! Registration is required by adding this activity to your schedule.

9:30 – 10 AM
Destinations Master Class #2 - Beyond the Sand and Sunsets
Featuring Visit Tampa Bay, Visit Panama City Beach and a special guest from VISIT FLORIDA sharing personal experiences about Florida adventures beyond the sand and sunsets! Pre-Registration is required by adding this activity to your schedule.

10 – 10:30 AM
Destinations Master Class #3 - Experience the Florida Only Locals Know
Featuring Visit Central Florida, Discover the Palm Beaches and Visit St. Pete / Clearwater! Pre-Registration is required by adding this activity to your schedule.

10:30 AM - 12 PM
Virtual FAMs: 
Central Florida
Daytona Beach
The Florida Keys
St. Pete/Clearwater - Throwback Florida
St. Pete/Clearwater - Sunrise Sunset
St. Pete/Clearwater - Downtown & Dali
St. Pete/Clearwater - Clearwater & Company
St. Pete/Clearwater - All in the Family
Crystal River
Tampa Bay's Ybor City