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LEADERSHIP RETREAT

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

December 11-13, 2023

What is AQUA Live?

LEADERSHIP RETREAT

The AQUA Live Leadership Retreat is a two-day business event where the pool and spa industry's most successful professionals:​

  • Share stories and experiences

  • Teach practical tactics

  • Connect pro-active buyers with business strategies, new profit centers and products

Designed for Leaders

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You hold a managerial role, executive title or lead in some capacity within the pool and
spa industry.

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You would like to grow your business and have a desire to connect with like-minded peers.

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You’re interested in collaborating with top-tier industry professionals, manufacturers and distributors.

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The Venue

Join us right on the beach for AQUA Live 2023 at the beautiful Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. We know this space will bring the creativity, networking and growth you need to take your business to the next level. Plus, a little relaxation, unique experiences and drinks by the ocean is just what every leader needs.

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The Schedule

*Schedule subject to change

MONDAY

11th

10:00am - 4:00pm

  • Registration

 

1:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Workshop Education

 

1:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Sponsor Move-In

5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Reception 

TUESDAY

12th

7:00am - 2:00pm

  • Registration

7:45am - 8:30am

  • Breakfast

8:30am

  • Opening Remarks

8:45am - 10:00am

  • General Session

10:00am - 10:45am

  • Panel Discussion

10:45am

  • Coffee Break / Sponsor Time 

11:00am - 11:45am

  • Breakout Sessions

12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Panel Discussion

 

2:00pm

  • Sponsor Time

2:30pm - 3:30pm

  • Roundtable Sessions

3:30pm

  • Sponsor Time

4:00pm

  • Closing Remarks

Free Time

5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Reception

WEDNESDAY

13th

8:00am 8:45am

  • Breakfast

9:00am

  • Opening Remarks

9:15am - 10:15am

  • General Session

10:30am - 11:30am

  • General Session

11:30am

  • Sponsor Time 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Lunch & Learn

1:00pm

  • Closing Remarks

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Rene Huston

President, Patio Pleasures Pools & Spas

Our industry offers a variety of trade shows and training opportunities. I have had the fortune of attending many. AQUA Live was a favorite for myself and my team. The training offered covered a variety of topics, the tradeshow included a large number of exhibitors, and the destination was full of fun. When my team wasn't attending seminars or walking the trade show floor, we had the opportunity to experience the charm of North Carolina. And to top it off, AQUA treated us to an evening at the Nascar Hall of Fame, which was packed with networking opportunities, live music, food and team activities (our team enjoyed some friendly competition in the NASCAR simulators).

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David Isaacs

Owner, Isaacs Pools & Spas

We had an amazing time at AQUA Live in Charlotte. After such a long period of not seeing each other in person, we enjoyed the in-person conversations with great industry reps in the exhibition hall. That experience was only eclipsed by the epic AQUA 100 reception, a full takeover at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and a great band to finish out the evening!

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Dana Hyde

Owner, CK Spas

In 2022, CK Spas was inducted into the AQUA 100. Since this was such a huge honor, we couldn't pass up going to the AQUA Live show and celebration at the Nascar Hall of Fame. Although the Nascar Hall of Fame was really awesome, especially for a girl who grew up going to the track because her Dad was an amature car racer, the part I enjoyed the most was the conference. There were so many different courses to attend during AQUA Live that my husband and I had to divide and conquer to fit in as many as possible and expand our knowledge to better our business. I brought home a lot of new information, especially on spa water care and marketing. If you are looking to learn more and better your business, I highly recommend taking the time to attend the conference portion of AQUA Live.

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