This year there were some outstanding designs in the FTD Tablescape Competition, the Teleflora Sunshine Cup Competition, and the Designer of the Year & Fern Trust Competitions. There were hands-on sessions with Francoise Weeks and Pim van den Akker. Business content was presented by Tim Huckabee of FloralStrategies (sponsored by FloristWare). FloristWare, a vendor member of the FSFA, also participated in the trade fair.
The convention was organized by Christi Brown, owner of Violets in Bloom in Melbourne Florida and Roses are Red in Indialantic. It also marked the end of term for outgoing association president Darenda Darnell of Designs by Darenda in Homestead.
All the people involved with this association really are great and it is a pleasure to participate and support their efforts. Next year the event will take place in Jacksonville and then return to Orlando in 2016. FloristWare is also looking at providing content and support to a regional Pensacola meeting in September or their mid-year event in January.