Topic: Hermine and Matthew: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Season
For the first time in over ten years, major hurricanes struck Florida on both the east and west coasts. How did your attraction prepare for, experience, and return to operation from these storms? What would you have done differently in order to keep the public informed and aware of your attraction’s affected operations?
Kurt Allen, Vice President and General Manager of Marineland Dolphin Adventure will be joined by leaders of other attractions affected by this season’s storms to discuss their experiences in this year’s hurricanes and share best practices for emergency operations and communications with lessons learned from Hurricanes Matthew and Hermine. FAA staff will also share how your Association will better serve member attractions in the event of a future storm.
November 10, 2016
Topic: What Now? How Election 2016 will Affect Our Industry and Your Business
As the dust settles on this year’s election, we’ll take a first look at election analysis and discuss the implications for the attractions industry and Florida tourism in the 2017 Legislative Session.
We’ll be joined by Jennifer Green, Liberty Partners of Tallahassee, and Andy Gonzalez, Director of Political Development for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, who will share their insights into the new government landscape and how it may affect your business.
Topic: Guns & Drones: Intrusions on Your Attraction
What is your facility’s policy on guests entering with a concealed weapon? What are your rights as a property owner to restrict concealed weapons on your property? What about drones? Can you restrict drones (or UAS) on or in the airspace above your property?
We’ll be joined by Doug McAlarney, General Counsel of Liberty Partners of Tallahassee to share with us pertinent information about Florida’s concealed carry law and private property rights. Then we’ll get an update on the other FAA’s (Federal Aviation Administration) rules on drone use and private property rights.