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Greetings & welcome

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

The premier Clearwater Beach hotel, Wyndham Grand Clearwater is a top destination with chic accommodations, meeting space and host of the 2019 Sk8 Expo Convention. Book your room today and receive the Roller Skating Association International group rate.

100 Coronado Dr
Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 281-9500


Group Rate

Make sure to identify you are with the Roller Skating Association International to receive the group rate if calling to make a reservation. Otherwise visit https://book.passkey.com/go/Sk8Expo to book online.

Cut-off date for booking reservations is on 07/24/2019.

Check-In/Check-Out

Check-In is 4PM and Check-Out is at 11AM. Should you arrive prior to that time, all reasonable efforts will be made by the hotel to accommodate.

Parking Fees

Valet Parking is $20 plus tax.

Airports

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Sk8 Expo Conference/Trade Show Schedule

Please note the times and speaker are subject to change. Make sure to check back here for the most up to date schedule available. If you haven't yet, register today for the exciting speakers and events in the roller skating industry.

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Day 01 full schedule

August 26, 2019

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Exhibitor Set Up

This is the time for exhibitors to setup their booths on the trade show floor. See the RSA staff at the front desk for any questions you may have.

CPR & First Aid Certification

Join Sharon McMahon for this seminar where you will learn how to perform CPR in the event of an emergency at your skating center.

Have you ever had a child have an asthma attack at your rink? How about a seizure or maybe you are just not sure about how to treat the basic fall? Come and learn what to do in that emergency so that you are providing the best possible care for your customer and peace of mind for yourself.

Once complete, participants will receive 3 credit hours and will receive their CPR certification or re-certification (required every two years) and First Aid Certification (required every two years) from the Danville Area Community College with certification mailed after the event is complete.

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Sharon McMahon

Certified CPR & First Aid Instructor

Coaches Certification Program

Are you missing out on achievement revenue dollars? Get certified to be a Learn to Skate coach. Certifications will be provided by the Roller Skating Association International.

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Shane Locklear

Certified Skating Instructor

Early Check In

You’ve heard the saying, “The early bird gets the worm!”

Well make sure to check in early so you can avoid lines and have everything ready to go for the next day. You can scope out the booths you want to visit in the trade show and get your programs, welcome bags and name badges.

Plus if you have any questions for staff members, this would be the best time to get there assistance and have your questions answered.

All convention attendees MUST wear name badges at all times while at the Convention and in all Convention spaces.

Welcome Reception

Meet & greet with fellow operators.

Day 02 full schedule

August 27, 2019

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Breakfast with Hownd formerly FetchRev(breakfast available until 8:30am)

Enjoy a fun filled breakfast with Hownd(FetchRev).

Visit with Vendors

Come enjoy some delicious pastries and time to visit with our amazing vendors.

Opening Remarks

Join RSA President Jeff Couey, RSA Executive Director Jim McMahon and RSA Vice President, Cort Whalig for opening remarks.

Elite Session: Kick Your Default Future to the Curb - Designing the Future of Your Business

Business breeds chaos and confusion. Getting clear on your company’s Purpose, Values and Mission will: • Enable you to create a winning strategy • Help you attract and retain great talent who fit your unique culture, and • Bring confidence to you and everyone associated with your business.

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Dan Ralphs

Elite Entrepreneurs

Visit With Vendors

This is a break time to visit with the various manufacturers, suppliers and service vendors in the skating industry. Remember that you can come back and visit with the vendors throughout the day, so you don't leave without seeing the vendors before you go.

Brain Molony presents our Sponsors

Ironwood session: Generate Predictable Cashflow

We believe that net income should translate into working capital and larger savings. We believe that we can help your business generate cashflow that you can reinvest into your business and distribute as profit. Cash is the lifeblood of your business and we specialize in getting our clients to develop working capital from internal profits and build cashflows that are reinvested into expanding the business Managing your financials - Turn your paper profit into cash flow • Stop managing cash from a piggy bank or your bank account • Establish routines and systems to get out of debt • Use time-tested processes and tools to increase your business’s cash flow • Forward-looking plans to manage your finances

Jeremy Veatch

Ironwood

Visit with Vendors

This is a break time to visit with the various manufacturers, suppliers and service vendors in the skating industry. Remember that you can come back and visit with the vendors throughout the day, so you don't leave without seeing the vendors before you go.

Lunch

Visit with Vendors

This is a break time to visit with the various manufacturers, suppliers and service vendors in the skating industry. Remember that you can come back and visit with the vendors throughout the day, so you don't leave without seeing the vendors before you go.

Integrity session: How Commercial Lending Is a Team Sport Sponsored by Funtastic Novelties

Borrowing commercial financing can be a very complicated, overwhelming and challenging proposition. Today’s financial markets are packed with regulations and details, which can frustrate borrowers who don’t have a plan. Our hope is to offer the following steps to assure great results in borrowing a commercial loan Strategy includes: • Model It: Asking the right questions • Mold It: Structuring your deal to meet the market • Match It: Capitalizing on market knowledge • Make It: Structuring the deal you want

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Dave Kotter

Integrity

Visit with Vendors

This is a break time to visit with the various manufacturers, suppliers and service vendors in the skating industry. Remember that you can come back and visit with the vendors throughout the day, so you don't leave without seeing the vendors before you go.

Why STEM Matters to Your Business

Join Karen for an informational session on why STEM is sweeping the nation and the science behind it.

Karen Palermo

Visit with Vendors

This is a break time to visit with the various manufacturers, suppliers and service vendors in the skating industry. Remember that you can come back and visit with the vendors throughout the day, so you don't leave without seeing the vendors before you go.

Expert RSA & Ironwood Panel

Overview: Knowing who your target customer is impacts everything you do, from marketing to pricing to who in the community you partner with. Ironwood Ventures will work with Chanel Bellotto, Ron Liette, Scott Christley, and Denise Watkins to help create a customer ‘Avatar’ (detailed description of WHO the customer is) for their business and show how it can be quickly applied for big impact.

Visit with Vendors

This is a break time to visit with the various manufacturers, suppliers and service vendors in the skating industry. Remember that you can come back and visit with the vendors throughout the day, so you don't leave without seeing the vendors before you go.

Ambassadorship Program

Join President Jeff Couey as he teaches you about his Ambassadorship Program and why your rink needs to adopt it.

Jeff Couey

RSA International President

Check-In

Stop by our Check-in and On-Site Registration desk where attendees may pick up their programs, welcome bags and name badges.

All convention attendees MUST wear name badges at all times while at the Convention and in all Convention spaces.

Day 03 full schedule

August 28, 2019

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Sip-N-S.T.E.M.

Enjoy your continental breakfast while getting the latest updates on the STEM program, for Licensees Only.

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Continental Breakfast - Visit with Vendors

Come enjoy some delicious pastries and time to visit with our amazing vendors.

Things to Think about, that No one talks about

Overview: We have an experienced panel that will be sharing how they’ve seen CEOs and businesses handle key decisions. Topics will include: • Picking a new location and negotiating a lease • Partnerships: when they work and when they don’t • Personal protections: how to protect your business AND your family • Capital needs: there are more options than you realize • Exit Strategy: take your hard work and make it pay off long term

Ironwood Venture Panel

Visit with Vendors

This is a break time to visit with the various manufacturers, suppliers and service vendors in the skating industry. Remember that you can come back and visit with the vendors throughout the day, so you don't leave without seeing the vendors before you go.

How to deliver online and offline success using Social Media

The way you are represented online is crucial but most companies think it’s all about the budget. You have to spend more to make more. We believe it’s a combination of engagement online and offline that will enable your FEC to win. At the end of this class you will be able to: • Use Instagram and Facebook ads to ensure your most interested customers are actually able to buy • Communicate in the language of your target audience • Establishing a clear outline of what is success? • Implement a strategy to immediately increase your reach in your local city

Robert Reed

Visit with Vendors

This is a break time to visit with the various manufacturers, suppliers and service vendors in the skating industry. Remember that you can come back and visit with the vendors throughout the day, so you don't leave without seeing the vendors before you go.

Roller Skating Foundation

Learn how the Roller Skating Foundation can help you get into the schools.

Cindy Anderson

RSA Foundation President

Visit with Vendors

This is a break time to visit with the various manufacturers, suppliers and service vendors in the skating industry. Remember that you can come back and visit with the vendors throughout the day, so you don't leave without seeing the vendors before you go.

Lunch

Lunch will be provided to attendees. Come, drink, eat and socialize with fellow operators and vendors.

Visit with Vendors

This is a break time to visit with the various manufacturers, suppliers and service vendors in the skating industry. Remember that you can come back and visit with the vendors throughout the day, so you don't leave without seeing the vendors before you go.

RSA Benefits and Programs

Visit with Vendors

This is a break time to visit with the various manufacturers, suppliers and service vendors in the skating industry. Remember that you can come back and visit with the vendors throughout the day, so you don't leave without seeing the vendors before you go.

Recap with Jeremy Veatch

Jeremy Veatch

Visit with Vendors

This is a break time to visit with the various manufacturers, suppliers and service vendors in the skating industry. Remember that you can come back and visit with the vendors throughout the day, so you don't leave without seeing the vendors before you go.

2.5 Minute Promotions

Bring with you your best promotion idea that you can give in 2.5 minutes. The audience will be voting on the best Promotion Idea and the winner will receive $100 cash that day. You have 2.5 minutes to wow the crowd. Anyone over 2.5 minutes is disqualified.

Last Chance to Visit Vendors

This is a break time to visit with the various manufacturers, suppliers and service vendors in the skating industry. Remember that you can come back and visit with the vendors throughout the day, so you don't leave without seeing the vendors before you go.

Beach Party

Speakers from around the world

Professional Event Speakers

Learn from people with experience in their fields, who come to share their knowledge with you.

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Our Great Sponsors

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sk8Expo would not be the great conference that it has been without our GREAT sponsors. We hope that you will take the time to look over this year's sponsorship opportunity. All of our sponsors are partners in Sk8Expo therefore we will work to be sure that you have as much exposure to our attendees as possible. Our past sponsors can attest that this show is a great opportunity to gain and maintain your customer base.

Diamond Sponsor

$ 5000 Per Event

  • 5 Min of Speak Time
  • Logo on the Website
  • Advertise in Sk8Expo Ads
  • Addt’l Event Signage
  • Logo on Schedule
  • Advertise in Welcome Bags
  • Exhibitor Table (incl. 1 Attendee)
  • 2 Additional Attendees
  • Email Ad
  • Today's Family Fun Ad
  • RinkSider 1/2 Page Ad
  • Register Now

Seminar Sponsor

$ 1500 Per Seminar

  • 5 Min Speak Time
  • Logo on the Website
  • Advertise in Sk8 Expo Ads
  • Addt'l Event Signage
  • Logo on Schedule
  • Advertise in Welcome Bag
  • No Exhibitor Table
  • 2 Attendees
  • No Email Ad
  • No Today's Family Fun Ad
  • No RinkSider Ad
  • Register Now

Breakfast/Lunch Sponsor

$ 1200 Per Event

  • 2 Min Speak Time
  • Logo on the Website
  • Advertise in Sk8 Expo Ads
  • Addt'l Event Signage
  • Logo on Schedule
  • Advertise in Welcome Bags
  • No Exhibitor Table
  • 2 Attendees
  • No Email Ad
  • No Today's Family Fun Ad
  • No RinkSider Ad
  • Register Now

Break Sponsor

$ 1000 Per Break

  • 2 Min Speak Time
  • Logo on the Website
  • Advertise in Sk8 Expo Ads
  • Addt'l Event Signage
  • Logo on Schedule
  • Advertise in Welcome Bags
  • No Exhibitor Table
  • 1 Attendee
  • No Email Ad
  • No Today's Family Fun Ad
  • No RinkSider Ad
  • Register Now
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