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General Conference Information

What are the official dates of the 2016 Fantastic Sams Convention?

The official dates are September 18, 19 and 20, 2016.

Where is the 2016 Fantastic Sams Convention being held?

The 2016 Convention will be held at Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel & Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Who should attend the 2016 Convention?

Salon Owners, Salon Managers, Salon Staff, Regional Owners, Regional Staff, Suppliers/Vendors, and Fantastic Sams corporate representatives should attend.

When is the first event?

The Convention begins with the Tradeshow on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 1:00pm. Registration opens the same day at 9:00am.

When is the last event?

The 2016 Fantastic Sams Convention officially concludes on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 with the Final Night Awards Dinner and Dance.

Registration Information

What is included in my Attendee registration fee?

The Attendee Full Convention registration package fee ($299 for Salon Owners, Salon Managers, Salon Staff, Regional Owners, and Regional Staff) includes:

  • Name badge
  • All General Sessions and Educational Breakouts
  • Welcome Reception
  • Tradeshow
  • Two Awards Luncheons
  • Final Night Awards Dinner & Dance

What is included in my Guest registration fee?

You must be a guest of a Salon Owner, Salon Manager, Salon Staff, Regional Owner, Regional Staff who has registered as a full-paid convention attendee and must not be in an industry-related position. Co-workers or associates in the industry do not qualify. Guests must be at least 18 years of age. Due to limited seating, guests will not be allowed to attend General Sessions or Educational Seminars and will not be eligible for raffles or prizes given during the Tradeshow.

See Registration page for complete details.

The Guest Convention registration package fee ($240 for guests of registered attendees) includes:

  • Name badge
  • Welcome Reception
  • Tradeshow
  • Two Awards Luncheons
  • Final Night Awards Dinner & Dance

What is included in my Supplier registration fee?

Supplier Registration packages vary based on sponsorship level. All Basic Booth Packages include:

  • 5 Tradeshow passes for Sunday and Monday 
  • 10 x 10 Booth
  • Sunday Welcome Reception for 5
  • Monday Lunch for 5
  • Phone App Listing
  • Sell and ship from booth

How will I receive my badge?

We will have an official Fantastic Sams Convention Registration Desk at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel & Resort. There, you will receive your badge and other convention materials. Attendees will not be allowed to pick up other attendee's badges and materials.

I have a question or problem regarding my registration.

We're here to help!
Call us at (760) 798-2957 ext 112
Send us an email.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

Cancellations must be received in writing via email to us at Registration@UMEProductions.com prior to _________________ and are subject to a $75 processing fee. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the Convention.

What if I need to send someone else in my place?

Attendees/Guests may transfer registrations but all requests must be placed to UME Productions before ______________________ to Registration@UMEProductions.com.

Hotel & Travel Information

Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel & Resort

How do I make a hotel reservation?

The venue for this year's convention is the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel and Resort in Orlando, Florida. We have secured a Fantastic Sams Convention group discount rate of $169 per night through 11:59pm on August 15, 2016, on a space-available basis. It is recommended that you book early to secure your reservation. 

Can I get a discount on my airfare to the Convention?

Yes. Fantastic Sams has secured discounted airfare for our group through United Airlines and Delta Airlines. See the Travel page for details and discount codes.

What airport should we fly into?

You will fly directly into Orlando, which is also known as Orlando International Airport. The airport code for Orlando is MCO.

How do we get from the airport to the hotel?

Taxis and shuttles run 24 hours a day from MCO to Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. You can expect to pay anywhere from $18 - $45 for round-trip shuttle or one-way taxi and Uber rides. SuperShuttle
is $18 for one-way and $32 Round-trip. Details are on the Travel page.  

If you rent a car, the directions to the resort are below.

  • Take the north exit from the airport.
  • Take SR 528 West (Beachline Expressway)
  • Take Exit #2 Orangewood Blvd./Universal Blvd.
  • At the end of the exit ramp make a right at the light onto Universal Blvd.
  • Rosen Shingle Creek is immediately on the right, just before the Rosen School of Hospitality Management – UCF.

What is the weather like in September in Orlando?

The weather in September can range from 73 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The air conditioning will be running in the Convention center so it is recommended to bring a sweater with you to indoor events. 

Is there any nightlife or activity near the hotel?

Rosen Shingle Creek is conveniently located on Universal Boulevard just off of the Beachline Expressway (SR 528, Exit #2) and a half mile east of the Orange County Convention Center. This ideal location is also minutes away from Orlando’s world-famous attractions like Universal Orlando®, Wet ‘n Wild, Sea World Orlando® and others.

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