2015 FNGLA Annual Convention
Welcome to Tropical Miami! | June 12 & 13 at the Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables
FNGLA's Annual Convention is a time each year for FNGLA members and industry friends to celebrate the past year of success while welcoming FNGLA's new leadership taking office. It is also the venue for FNGLA's Annual Meeting and the platform for presenting FNGLA's Industry Award Winners.
Traditionally held at a venue close to the President's hometown, this event is held in a new location each year and for 2015, will take place in Tropical Miami, specifically Coral Gables.
>> Access a PDF of the convention's schedule of events.
The city of Coral Gables was the brainchild of George Merrick who came to South Florida from Massachusetts in 1889 when his father invested the family’s savings in grapefruit groves. In the early 1920s, Merrick began his dream of developing a master planned community built to showcase Mediterranean-style architecture and the area’s natural beauty while providing every amenity possible to residents and businesses. The city of Coral Gables was incorporated in 1925 and flourished until the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926. After World War II, the area was revitalized. While Downtown Coral Gables continues to grow, the past is still well preserved. And even though local preservation ordinances protect historic buildings, one out of every four downtown storefronts has been remodeled in the last few years.
Coral Gables is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood infused with a chic European feel. Anchored by tree-lined streets, Miracle Mile is a vibrant area and home to Mediterranean architecture, yet boasts some of Miami's hippest boutiques, acclaimed restaurants, respected art galleries and world-class hotels. With more than 200 retailers and 70 restaurants, Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile is a sophisticated destination to shop, dine, play, live and work. It's Miami's charming gem that locals like to keep a secret and visitors love to find.
>> Access the 2013-2014 Year in Review Video.