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Tuesday, June 27

7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Registration desk open
7:30 - 8:55 am

Breakfast & Annual Business Meeting
(For Full Business registrants only, ticket required)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Exhibit Hall open

9:15 - 10:30 am

Service Industry Research Q&A
J. Michael Marks, Indian River Consulting Group, Melbourne, FL and Jerry Peerbolte, J. Peebolte & Associates, Fort Smith, AR

Don't miss this Q&A session on service industry research to be held in the New Product Theater in the Exhibit Hall.

11:15 am - 2:15 pm

Optional Tour
Bay Lunch Cruise on Yacht Starship II

$80 before May 12 / $90 after May 12

Come aboard the 130-foot-long Yacht Starship II for lunch and sightseeing. Besides a spacious dining salon, the first deck boasts a full galley to prepare its AAA three-diamond rated menu. The second deck is cozy with a dance floor, TVs and a beautiful oak bar. The third deck features an open air promenade that offers stunning views of downtown Tampa's most beautiful island homes. Your excursion will feature a three-course meal (including salad, choice of entrée and dessert) prepared on board by StarShip’s Executive Chef and galley staff. During the cruise the Captain will provide a colorful narration of Tampa Bay's rich seaport history.

12:15 - 1:45 pm

Luncheon & Speaker: Economic Trends 2017 and Beyond
Brian Beaulieu, ITR Economics, Manchester, NH

Back again by popular demand, today's speaker will discuss:

  • Short- and long-term industrial economic forecast
  • How the forecast directly impacts you
  • Business cycle phases and what they mean to you
  • Most important leading economic indicators to watch
  • Insight on inflation, interest rates and taxes
  • Time-sensitive current events and how they may impact your business

This is a must-attend session that will give you key strategies for success.

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Optional Service Center Tour: Tampa Armature Works
By April 17: $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers
By May 12: $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers
After May 12: $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Founded in 1921 by J. Arthur Turner, Sr., TAW began its history of providing excellence in electric motor repair and service by hiring dedicated service professionals and craftsmen. The culture of a long-term commitment to its employees, managed in a golden rule environment, and a reputation as “Industry’s Friend” continue today. With facilities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi, TAW serves many industries, municipalities and military as well as government needs with in-shop and in-field support. The 140,000-square-foot Tampa location is the firm’s flagship service center.
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Closing Reception

Wrap up the 2017 EASA convention by networking with fellow members at this evening’s reception. Enjoy cocktails, food and fun music (you can even learn a dance step or two!). You won’t want to miss the perfect way to spend your last evening in Tampa.
(Suggested dress: Business casual.)