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2020 RI Conference – Everything You Need to Know

We will keep this post updated regularly as new information becomes available. 

UPDATES will be dated and in BOLD RED INK.

REGISTRATION:

A Registration link has now been created – please click this link to register:  

2020 RI Conference Registration

THEME – UPDATED 12/10:

‘BRING BACK THE FUN (AND PROFIT)’ CONFERENCE!

In keeping with this theme, we plan to do some new things this year:

  • ‘Role Playing’ demonstrations that will help us ‘Upsell’ our customers
  • A ‘Front Counter’ display showing ‘Upsell’ ideas
  • Focus on some New Markets and New Products that can add New Opportunities to your business
  • Interactive activities
  • and more…

AGENDA – UPDATED 12/10:

This Agenda will be continuously updated as more details become available, so check back often!

Click here for the agenda:  2020 RI Conference Agenda

VENDORS CONFIRMED – UPDATED 12/10:

  • Solar Gard – tint, paint protection film, & a NEW PRODUCT LINE!
  • Sharpline – paint protection film, stripes, & a NEW PRODUCT LINE!
  • Grimco – sign supplies, wraps, etc
  • Access Cover – tonneau covers 
  • Roadwire – leather interiors
  • Accele – 12 volt
  • more… ??

DATES:

  • Friday evening – Feb 14 – Have a drink on RI – meet in the hotel bar to catch up with friends!
  • Saturday & Sunday – Feb 15 & 16 – RI CONFERENCE at Solar Gard Largo Service Center
  • Monday – Feb 17 – FUN DAY!!
    • UPDATE 9/23 – Golf Outing – a day on the course with your friends!!
    • UPDATE 11/29 – Fishing Trip – Frank Perales is putting together a fishing trip for those that want to go – for details click this link:   Fishing Trip
    • UPDATE 12/10 – Nature Walk – leisurely walk around the Carillon Park Nature Preserve immediately behind the hotel
  • Tuesday through Saturday – Feb 18 – 22 – Cruise!!

Click here for more details – 2020 RI Conference Agenda

LOCATION:

  • UPDATE 9/23 – Solar Gards’ Training Facilites  at 8585 Somerset Drive, Largo, Florida, which is about 15 minutes from the hotel.
  • If you don’t have a car, no worries!  Catch a ride with friends,… or catch an Uber,… or let RI Staff know you need a ride – we will help!

HOTEL – UPDATED 12/10:

  • UPDATE 12/10:  PLEASE READ THE ‘RESERVATIONS’ NOTES BELOW BEFORE MAKING YOUR RESERVATION!!
  • Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
  • Room rate:  $163
  • Complimentary hourly shuttle to Tampa International Airport and to St Pete / Clearwater International Airport
  • Complimentary wi-fi 
  • Complimentary parking
  • RESERVATIONS – UPDATED 12/10:  PLEASE READ BEFORE MAKING A RESERVATION:
    • We have rooms reserved from Friday Feb 14 through Monday Feb 17 (for a Tuesday Feb 18 departure) – if you ONLY need those dates, use this ‘Reservation Link’: Hilton / RI Reservation link
    • If you plan to arrive BEFORE Friday, Feb 14, or depart AFTER Tuesday, Feb 18, the hotel has guaranteed us the $163 rate 3 days before and 3 days after those dates on a ‘space available’ basis.  To get this rate, you must:
      • call Daryllann in the ‘Group Sales Office’ between 9am & 5pm Monday / Friday Eastern time at 727-954-2018 – if Daryllann is not available when you call, you can either:
        • leave a voice mail with your return phone number and she will return your call as soon as possible. 
        • Or you can call the hotel’s main number at 727-540-0050 and ask specifically for ‘GROUP SALES’ – (NOT ‘Reservations’) – anyone in Group Sales should be able to help you if Daryllann is not available.
  • If you have any difficulties, go ahead and make your reservation, then email the confirmation number to support@restylersinternational.com – we will have them correct it.
  • Link to hotel for more info:  Hilton St Petersburg Carillon Park
  • Cutoff date for Hotel reservations is January 17 – so don’t forget to book your room soon!

GETTING THERE BY AIR:

  • Tampa International Airport (TPA)
    • largest number of flights / carriers
    • about a 20 minute ride to hotel
  • St Pete / Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
    • practically across the street from the hotel
    • Allegiant is currently the only commercial airline 

KEEP CHECKING!!

We will continue to post more information as it becomes available!!

UPDATES will be dated and in BOLD RED INK.

13 Responses to “2020 RI Conference – Everything You Need to Know”

  1. Frank perales

    We are preparing for the fishing trip . Name of the place is Hubbard’s Marine Charters in St. Pete… Deadline for people to sign up is January 1st. We need to know the number of people interested so we can book the right Private Boat. Please call me or text me @ 318-207-1254.

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  2. Frank Perales

    Hello Everyone, As you know we are planning a fishing trip . If you are wanting to be on the list for our Trip , Please email me or text me at 3182071254 or fperales1@juno.com . We need to know to make plans for the Amount of people for type of boat we need. Any Questions or Concerns , Please contact me (Frank Perales )

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  3. Tom Smith

    Hey Tim, Does the Hotel offer a park and ride to the Port for our cruise?
    Some hotels do, if you stay there before or after your cruise they will allow you to park at the hotel until you return and they offer shuttle to the port. Worth checking into?

    Reply
    • Tim Thomerson

      Tom – I don’t know – I will reach out to the hotel and find out. I will post their answer here. Thanks.

      Reply
    • Tim Thomerson

      Tom – on the Park and Ride, here is the answer I got from the hotel:

      We do not have a park and ride to the cruise lines because our shuttle only goes 5 miles.

      If you have a few cars left in our hotel parking lot for a few days that is okay, we would just request they park in the far back of the lot.

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  4. Tom Smith

    Howdy Guys,
    We are looking forward to our conference and seeing you all.
    We are bringing our whole crew, so prepare yourself.
    Glad to see we are staying in the Hilton, Thanks!

    Reply
    • Tim Thomerson

      Tom and Crew:

      Glad you are all coming!! We will have fun! And maybe learn something worthwhile at the same time! See you soon!

      Reply
  5. chris hughes

    Can’t seem to find the schedule for classes, etc. at the conference in Tampa. is it posted somewhere?

    Reply
    • Tim Thomerson

      Chris – we don’t have the schedule set yet – still working with some of the Vendors to get confirmation of their participation – basically, it will be all day Saturday and until around 3pm on Sunday – as we get more details, we will post them – thanks!!

      Reply
    • Tim Thomerson

      Chris – the Agenda / Schedule for the 2020 RI Conference has now been posted – go to the RI website, then ‘News’, then the article about the conference – you will find an ‘Agenda’ link along with a lot more new information.

      Reply
    • Tim Thomerson

      Karen – we don’t have the Registration set up yet – we will set it up and post it soon – thanks!

      Reply
      • Tim Thomerson

        Karen – I just posted the Registration a few days ago and I see you already registered – thanks!

        Reply

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