FRLA Events


NRA/FRLA Bob Leonard Golf Classic

September 26 | 7:30 am - 4:00 pm  

Key VIP decision-makers from national restaurant and hotel chains and top independents return year after year for this exciting tournament.  Senior executives from Walt Disney World, Marriott, Outback Steakhouse, Tijuana Flats, Miller's Ale House, Firehouse Subs, Hilton, and Universal team up with suppliers for a day of unparalleled relationship-building opportunities.  Save your space early!!

Don't golf?  Don't worry!  We have opportunities before, during and after the tournament to network. 

Save your space early -- we have been SOLD OUT every year! 
Interested in sponsorship or purchasing a team?  Contact Marjorie Stone, Director of Corporate Events at

View photos from the 2015 Golf Tournament
View sponsorship information
See the VIPs that attended our events in 2015!

Fall Board Meeting and Hospitality Stars of the Industry Celebration

September 27-28, 2016  

BOARD MEETING:  FRLA board members, chapter presidents and representatives, past State chairmen, and at-large directors from large and small national restaurant and hotel chains and top independents gather for committee meetings, legislative updates, and panel discussions in conjunction with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show (September 27-29) at the Orange County Convention Center.

Contact Sandy Moore for event information. 

September 28, 2016

HOSPITALITY STARS OF THE INDUSTRY:  Celebration of the Industry and After Party  This event, held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, is THE Florida hospitality gathering of the year. During the celebration, FRLA will honor the first responders who humbly serve our community.  The Installation Dinner welcomes the 2017 officers and incoming Chairman.  In addition, FRLA's Hall of Fame winners, prestigious Hotelier, Restaurateur and Supplier of the Year, will be recognized and outstanding hospitality industry employees will be recognized for their accomplishments and service in the industry.  This year, there are several open categories, to name a few: Restaurant General Manager of the Year, Hotel General Manager of the Year, Restaurant Employee of the Year and Hotel Employee of the Year. 

Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
6:00 PM Welcome Reception 
7:00 PM Installation and Awards Dinner 

Contact Marjorie Stone for event information.

AFTER PARTY CELEBRATION: Following the installation dinner, join industry leaders for a fabulous evening of networking and entertainment! 

Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
8:00 PM Awards Party Celebration

Contact Marjorie Stone for event information.

View sponsorship opportunities.
View photos from the 2015 event. 
View the 2015 Shades of Pink Installation & Awards video!


Independent Operators Workshop TWO (ORLANDO):

September 27, 2016
8:30am - 12:30 pm
Orange County Convention Center, in conjunction with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

Questions?  Contact Marjorie Stone, Director of Corporate Events at

This is the ONE PLACE operators can go to get solutions they can immediately apply to impact their business; the ONE EVENT operators can learn best practices, share best practices and grow; the ONE WORKSHOP where you leave with practical, real life tips and techniques to accelerate your business. 

Florida independent operators have continued to grow quickly alongside the state's population explosion.  The FRLA identified a need to help these unique businesses reach more customers and implement best practices.  To facilitate this process, the FRLA is holding a series of statewide Independent Operators Workshops to target specific areas of  need and provide support for these businesses. 

REGISTRATION:  The Independent Operators Workshop takes place at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show.  FRLA members receive free registration to the workshop and show when they REGISTER


Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show OPENING PARTY:

Join us at Lafayette's at Pointe Orlando after the Show floor closes.  After a full day of education, networking and sourcing new products ... come enjoy appetizers, entertainment and drinks!  BUY YOUR TICKETS to this event!  ($28 includes 2 drink tickets, appetizers and entertainment). 




General event questions or sponsorship inquiries, contact Marjorie Stone.