Events

Spotlight on SUPRA’s Annual Conference in St. Petersburg

Come join your friends and colleagues in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida to celebrate “20 Years with SUPRA.” The annual conference is scheduled to be held January 23-26, 2018 at the beautiful Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront.

This year’s program contains exceptional formal and informal learning and other interactive experiences at the Annual Conference. These are made possible by the innovative and unique sessions assembled by the Conference Committee led by Co-Chairs Brenda Bonafair and Marie Richter. The festivities begin with the 7th Annual AL Baker Golf Tournament complemented by a first ever Sailing Team Building event at the Vinoy Resort Marina. These are two pre-conference activities that members will not want to miss!

The conference will be loaded with long time favorites and some really exciting new sessions that support career and company goals. One of the most promising sessions will be focusing on your company’s IT program by bringing it into the 21st Century. It will be hands on with five presenters discussing and demonstrating how to improve your website’s accounting and ordering processes to fulfillment, billing and payment processes. It will also include key website design approached for our businesses. Marie Richter and Brenda Bonafair both emphasized, “with the addition of this IT session, you now have the opportunity to include some new members of your team to attend the SUPRA Conference and to see what all it has to offer.”

The keynote this year will be presented by The Honorable Jon Porter, former member of the United States House of Representatives and currently, Principal in the Porter Group. He will provide an environmental scan and advise members what SUPRA is doing for the industry in Washington DC. Other concurrent session will be Governmental Affairs 2018, Operational Roundtable and the always popular New Products and Services session. Andy Grosso is back with another stellar session based on Collaboration Among State Use Programs.

Please join the Board of Directors and others for the Annual Business meeting and of course the SUPRA AWARDS luncheon where the prestigious Larry Barker Spirit of State Use will be awarded. The conference concludes on Friday morning with the CEO Roundtable and with words from Vince Loose, President of SUPRA for 2018.