Networking Opportunities

Haynes and Boone, LLP Reception After Hours Party

Sunday, October 13
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: Banyan Breezeway (at the resort)
*Complimentary for all conference participants

Haynes and Boone, LLP invites you to enjoy some fun when the sun goes down. Sing out with dueling pianos and savor the flavors of local beers, wine, and a very special rum swizzle punch. We hope to see you there for a little late-night excitement!

IECA Wellness Initiative: Yoga on the Beach

Monday, October 14
6:15 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Location: Beach of TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
Fee: $15.00/person

Back by popular demand, the IECA is once again hosting a wellness initiative to aid conference participants in fostering a better work/life balance. Join your fellow IECA colleagues in a 45-minute private yoga session on-site at the beach of the TradeWinds Grand Beach Resort. Energize yourself for a full day of great education with an early morning session overlooking the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico! The session will begin at 6:15 a.m. and end at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, October 14. More information will be available on-site and on the conference website.


Tennis Courts

Monday, October 14
1:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.

Take advantage of the sunny Florida weather and enjoy a little outdoor tennis action during the conference at the resort's Har-Tru® tennis courts. The IECA has reserved an open court for conference participants from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14 for those who wish to play. Grab a group to play for a casual and fun way to network and break a sweat at the same time. Racquets can be rented and balls can be purchased at the Adventure Center at 727.363.2294 (or Ext. 6020 during your stay).


Pool Day Networking Event 

Monday, October 14
1:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Sea Breeze Terrace (at the resort)
Fee: $100.00/person

Join us for a networking event sponsored by Euler Hermes Energy and One Source Resource Management and Funding at the Sea Breeze Terrace and Adult-only swim pool on Monday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues and make new connections. Enjoy an open bar featuring frozen beverages to keep you cool and appetizers while enjoying the latest hits and classic jams from our guest DJ. This is a special event you won't want to miss! Swimsuit attire highly recommended. 


SOLD OUT!  St. Pete Beach Drive Foodie and Networking Tour

Monday, October 14
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $120.00/person

This tour explores the beautiful waterfront Beach Drive neighborhood via a 3-hour walking food & wine tour. We will meet at The Vinoy Hotel the “Grand Dame” of downtown St. Pete and while sipping a signature cocktail we explore this spectacular historic resort. The tour continues to The Birchwood Inn for wine & food pairing and a visit to The Canopy rooftop restaurant for spectacular views of the pier & North Yacht Basin. A short stroll to Sun Dial’s celebrity chef Michael Mina owned Farm Table Cucinaprovides our next wine and food pairing. Up next we visit Flute & Dram for a taste of the good life with a champagne and caviar tasting. We finish the tour with artisan baked desserts and coffee at Cassis St. Pete. Please meet at 12:15 p.m. for a prompt 12:30 p.m. bus departure to the first venue.

*Please contact Tatiana Veres at if you would like to be placed on a waiting list. 

IECA Golf Tournament

Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
Monday, October 14
1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $125.00/person
Rental Clubs: $45.00

Join fellow conference participants for an afternoon of golf at the Bardmoor Golf Club, a 28-minute drive to/from the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort. Broad, generous fairways that invite you to hit away, glistening water features that add some sparkle to your round and of course, abundant sunshine. The tournament will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start. Please be sure to indicate on your registration form if you require rental clubs (additional fee will apply). A boxed lunch and three (3) drink tickets (water, soft drinks & alcohol) are included in the fee. Transportation to/from the course will be on your own. Foursome assignments will be posted at the IECA registration desk located on the Lobby Level.

Dress Code: Men - mocked neck or collared shirt with Bermuda/golf style shorts allowed. Women - collared shirt or golf blouse with medium length shorts or skirt.

SOLD OUT! Meet & Greet Dinner 

The Toasted Monkey
6110 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Monday, October 14

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fee: $60.00/person

If this is your first time attending an IECA conference or if you are new to the industry, please join us for our Meet and Greet Dinner at The Toasted Monkey. Mingle with new and seasoned members alike of the IECA while soaking in some Florida sun and enjoying local flavors, along with some local live music to top off a relaxing evening of networking. 

*Please contact Tatiana Veres at if you would like to be placed on a waiting list. 


*If you have already registered and would like to add Monday optional activity, please contact Tatiana Veres, Membership & Meeting Coordinator via email at or by phone at 856-793-0910.