Visit Florida is so pro meetings that it has a hashtag for that very market: #MeetFL.

This week, almost all of the Florida meeting folks are attending the annual Florida Encounter taking place at the luxurious Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Part networking and part experiential opportunity, Florida Encounter is so all-encompassing that every state should create their own version of a convention that caters to the meetings industry.

Besides getting amazing participation from its in-state suppliers, including CVBs, hotels and resorts, Florida Encounter draws meeting planners from throughout the United States, plus a few select journalists. I’m representing Smart Meetings to learn more about the state that seemingly hosts the most meetings and events anywhere.

Experience Kissimmee is taking a lead role, offering a one-day fam trip on Thursday. The day concludes with a dining experience at Disney Springs, the up-and-coming entertainment village that is perfect for offsites when meeting in the Orlando area.

So even if you were unable to make it to Florida Encounter this year, follow all the action on Twitter at @SmartMtgsHolly and via Smart Meetings posts. There’s so much to know about #MeetFL.

Last Updated December 2, 2016 – 10:47 AM