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    • 27 Aug 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 29 Aug 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Bonaventure Resort and Spa, 250 Racquet Club Rd, Weston, FL 33326

    Trade Fair

    $ 850.00 Includes: 1 - 8’ Table (with black tablecloth), 1 Full Registration, ¼ page ad in Sunlighting (additional table are $500.00)

    Silver Sponsor

    $ 1,500.00 ($ 1,000.00 cash plus $ 500.00 in inventory) Includes: 1 - 8’ Table in Trade Fair (with black tablecloth), 2 full registrations, ½ page ad in (additional table are $500.00)

    Gold Sponsor

    $ 2,500.00 ($ 1,000.00 cash plus $ 1,500.00 in inventory) Includes: 2 - 8’ Tables in Trade Fair (with black tablecloth), 2 Full registrations, 1 full page ad in Sunlighting

    Sponsor Opportunities

    “Fun Night” Entertainment

     $750.00 Includes: Sponsor signage

    Coffee Breaks

    $250.00 Includes: Sponsor signage - for Saturday and Sunday

    • 27 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 29 Aug 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Bonaventure Resort and Spa, 250 Racquet Club Rd, Weston, FL 33326

    (Click on the link below for the Convention Schedule)

    Click On The Picture Below To Reserve Your Room. 

    Convention Registration Does Not Include Hotel

     FSFA's Centennial Celebration - 100 Years in Floristry                            Bonaventure Resort and Spa                                                   250 Racquet Club Rd,                              Weston, Florida 33326

    (Nearest Airport - Ft. Lauderdale)

    • 27 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • 28 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Bonaventure Resort and Spa, 250 Racquet Club Rd, Weston, FL 33326

    FSFA Sunshine Cup and Competitions 2021

    FSFA Sunshine Cup Competition 2021

    Sponsored by 

    Step back in time to Old Florida, a land of sunshine, oranges, white sand beaches, dark swamps and tourists. A land of tropical oasis and sweet southern tea. A time when Henry Flagler was building railways stretching from Jacksonville to the island oasis of Key West. Old Florida was a land of small roadside attractions like Weeki Wachee, Cypress Gardens and Silver Springs. A land where Ponce De Leon claimed beauty and where Osceola cried, a gateway to the America’s and the American dream thrived!

    • 28 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 1024 West Main Street, Leesburg, FL 34748


    Sunlighting Florida Florist

    Convention 2021 Edition

    Be sure to include your business in Sunglighting -Florida Florist. This 20 page Full Color Magazine  offers full page, half page, quarter page and business card ads. Pages are a full 8.5x11.  

    This is your  portal for purchasing your ads in 

    Sunlighting Florida Florist 

    After checkout,  be sure to send  your hi-res ad copy  or business card to:
    Sunlighting Editor

    Or Mail to:

     1024 West Main Street,  Leesburg, 34748

    • 28 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)

    Ruben Consa AIFD CFD PFCI and Yola Guz AIFD CFD

         It is our pleasure to contribute to the development of new talent in our Industry.  As we all know the key to success is Education.

         We would like to offer a Scholarship valued up to $1500 to come and study in our School.  The Scholarship can be used for any of our Regular Courses and Weekend Workshops.

    (Recipient is be responsible for meals, transportations and accommodations)

    The candidate must have the following criteria:

    1- Must be a newcomer in our Industry - No more than two years of experience.

    2- Age limitation - no more than 35 years of age. 

    3- Will use Floral Design as a career.

    4- Middle Class or Lower Middle-Class Income. 

    5- Write an essay on why they want to persue a career in Floral Design.

    Applicants must submit: Name, Address, Phone Number and Email along with their Essays to:

    on or before August 21. 2021.  The winner will be announced during the President's Awards Dinner and Gala. 

    Applicants must be registered to attend the FSFA Centenniel Celebration

    • 28 Aug 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Bonaventure Resort and Spa, 250 Racquet Club Rd, Weston, FL 33326

    Scholarship Application Guidelines

    The FSFA Jeanne Parsons Scholarship


     In honor of Jeanne Parsons, long time member and supporter of FSFA.

    The recipient of this award may attend the FSFA Mid- Season Summit, an FSFA approved school, SAF Annual Convention or an AIFD Symposium. The FSFA Jeanne Parsons Scholarship is valued up to $1500.

    The FSFA William "Bill" Bobulinski Scholarship


     In honor of William "Bill" Bobulinski, long time member and supporter of FSFA.

    The recipient of this award may attend a class at Floriology Institute, Jacksonville, Florida. The FSFA William "Bill" Bobulinski is valued up to $1000.

    The Deborah De La Flor  AAF AIFD CFD PFCI Mentorship

    For 30 years, Deborah has shared her passion for the floral industry with international audiences through design presentations, seminars, competitions and commentary. Deborah has said her childhood helped shape her career. She vividly remembers visiting her grandparents in Kentucky and feeling inspired by the verdant mountain landscape. She brought that love for natural beauty back to her home in South Florida, where, as a little girl, she planted flower seeds and tended a vegetable garden. In 1981, Deborah began working at Dolly’s Florist in Miami, where she met her husband, Gus. Two years later, Deborah was named the Greater Miami Designer of the Year and Florida State Designer of the Year. In 1986, she and Gus opened De La Flor Gardens in Cooper City, Florida.  Through all of her personal successes, Deborah has remained a dedicated and available counselor to other industry members and she has become a speaker whose vast knowledge, down-to-earth demeanor and infectious enthusiasm have made her a sought-after presenter for floral industry events. Among dozens of honors, Deborah was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers in 1996 and into SAF’s Professional Floral Communicators-International in 2006. In 2000, she won First Runner-Up at FTD’s Americas Cup final in Atlanta. The same year, she won the FTD First Annual Great Masters Design Competition. Deborah represented the United States at the Interflora World Cup in Melbourne, Australia in 2004, and she served as a judge for the 2015 competition in Berlin, Germany.

       The Bob Tucker AIFD CFD CFEJ FSMD Mentorship    


    For the Fifth year in a row, Bob is opening his store and design center to a designer wanting to learn more about design, wedding and event planning and better business practices.  Bob  began their business in 2004 as a small "mom and pop" and quickly rose in the industry. Bob's investment in education  gained him  recognition within the floral industry and catapulted  him into a thriving mainstay and wedding/event planning business. Bob has been awarded the "Innovative Business of the Year" by the Sumter Chamber of Commerce and The "Small Business of the Year" by the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce.  Bob is an award winning and celebrated floral designer. He is a former FSFA Designer of the Year and two time winner of the Bloomnet Florist Design Competition.  Most recently, he was named First Runner Up at the SAF's Sylvia Cup Competition in September of 2019. 

    Ian Prosser AIFD CFD PFCI Mentorship

    Ian began his over 40-year successful floral career with three little shops in Glasgow, Scotland. His long list of accolades and achievements include becoming the youngest person to receive the honor of "Floral Designer of the Year" for all of Scotland and earning the “National Diploma of the Society of Floristry”, the highest European honor in floral design. As a worldwide leader in the floral industry, Ian is a committed mentor to young designers. He still takes on each event personally with the utmost creativity and care, making him one of the most sought-after floral designers in the world. In 1989, Ian opened Botanica International to serve the greater Tampa Bay area and now, the expanded Botanica International Design & Décor Studio designs events across the world. His luxury wedding and events design division for über creative events - Ian Prosser Productions - was created in 2012, and is redefining beauty by bringing your indescribable visions to life.

           Andie Muller AIFD CFD FSMD Mentorship