Retail Days at the Capitol

FRF and FPMA are proud to host our 2017 Retail Days, taking place February 22-24 in Tallahassee. This is one of our most important and popular events, as attendees have the opportunity to meet with and hear from the biggest leaders in Florida politics, in addition to discussing your 2017 retail legislative agenda.

Retail Days also includes committee meetings focusing on important issues for businesses including pharmacies, grocers and those interested in loss prevention, as well as board meetings for both FRF and FPMA. In addition, FRF will be celebrating its 80th anniversary as THE advocate for Sunshine State retailers, while FPMA will be celebrating 70 years of supporting and growing the petroleum and c-store industry.

Click here for a complete lineup of events for the week, including our first ever Adams Street Block Party featuring two live bands, food and networking with fellow industry leaders.

So please come join us and help celebrate our many decades of success while we shine the Florida spotlight on the retail industry and the important role that retailers play in the success of our state!

Registration for members is $399
Registration for guests is $99
Registration cut off is February 19. After that date a $50 late fee applies based on availability

Non member registration fee $499
Registration Fee includes all activities(Skeet Shoot separate fee) and meals outlined on the agenda.
Registration cut off is February 19. After that date a $50 late fee applies based on availability.

Florida Emerging Retail Leaders Skeet Shoot $150

Confirmation Email
Upon registering for this event you will receive a confirmation email, please keep this email for your records. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 3 business days, please contact our office at 850.222.4082.

Requests for registration cancellation must be received in writing via email by close of business (5pm ET) on February 19, 2017. The cancellation fee is $50. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after this date. Substitutions are permitted at any time.

Hotel Reservations:
Location: Doubletree by Hilton Tallahassee (101 S Adams St, Tallahassee, FL 32301)
Block: February 22 -23, 2017 (rates are offered three days prior and three days post conference)
Resort rate: $159.00 (single/double occupancy) plus 12.5% tax per night.
Resort Reservation cut off: January 20, 2017 or until the block sells out.
To make your reservation: or you can call 877-800-2652 and reference the FRF.

American Disabilities Act/Special Needs
In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact us at 850.222.4082 to inform us of any special needs that are required to allow your full participation in this program. Please notify us within 30 days of the program to allow sufficient time to accommodate these requests.

All events Business attire except BBQ and Skeet shoot.

Interested in being a sponsor?
If you are interested in sponsoring please contact Kelly Jones FRF Executive Administrator/Events & Facilities Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 850.222.4082.

Tentative Agenda:





Wednesday, February 22

8:45 am-4:30 pm

Registration Desk Open

Doubletree Foyer


Florida Emerging Retail Leaders, Education & EXPO Meeting

Kundrat Conference Room FRF/FPMA


Florida Emerging Retail Leaders Program (with lunch)

Kundrat Conference Room FRF/FPMA

10:00 am-12 noon

Florida Grocers Association Meeting

Doubletree Florida Rooms

Lunch on your own


FPMA Environmental Committee Meeting

(members only)

Doubletree Adams Park


Pharmacy Council Meeting

Kundrat Conference Room FRF/FPMA


Hot Button Legislative Discussion

Doubletree Florida Rooms


Legislative Issues Briefing with Melissa Joiner Ramba & General Counsel update with Samantha Hunter Padgett

Doubletree Ballroom


Welcome Reception

Doubletree Oasis Pool Deck

Dinner on your own



Doubletree Adams Park

Thursday, February 23


Registration Desk Open

Doubletree Foyer


Breakfast (Guest speaker TBA)

Doubletree Ballroom


Visits with Legislators



Lunch Briefing @ Capitol with Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran

22nd Floor Capitol Building


Transportation (on your own) departs for Skeet Shoot from Doubletree


Florida Emerging Retail Leaders Committee Skeet Shoot Event to benefit PetroPAC

Coon Bottom Gun Club, Havana, FL


Adams Street Block Party BBque with Old Soul Revival and ELI Band (presentation of Skeet Shoot Awards)

Adams Street

Friday, February 24



Doubletree Ballroom


FPMA Advisory Committee Meeting

Doubletree Florida Rooms


FRF Board of Directors Meeting

Doubletree Ballroom