2018 EventSponsors2019 Hotel InformationTransportationProgram Schedule / SpeakersDance CardGolf & ActivitiesRegistrationAbout Sea Island

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Many Thanks to our Sponsors

SSWA recognizes and appreciates the sponsorships of our generous members! Through their support we are able to continue to provide outstanding educational programs, impactful speakers, and incredible special events at Executive Conferences. THANK YOU!!

Platinum Sponsors

pg

rb

rubbermaid

dial

cascades

heritage

r3

saalfeld

sprichards

Gold Sponsors

americo

chase

rdaadv

rjschinner

simplegreen

goldenstar

 

 

 

 

Silver Sponsors

bagcraft

claire

compass

huff

tolco

zephyr

Golf Sponsors

kik

nexstep

Bronze Sponsors

essendant

ettore

inteplast

itw

omnisource

rochester

sheppard

unger

The Cloister Resort

The only resort in the U.S. to host a G8 Summit of world leaders. The only resort in the world to earn the Forbes Five-Star Award for 10 years in a row (and counting). Rated #4 out of 75 Best Golf Resorts in the U.S. and home to the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic. Featuring 5 miles of Private Beach Front, the resort also offers 5 pools on property, water sports (such as kayaking and fishing), a world-class spa, as well as outdoor activities such as clay target shooting and horseback riding.

Reservation Block is Now OPEN:

The discounted SSWA group rate of $279/night is available to attendees 3 days before and after the Conference dates, should you wish to extend your stay (available August 23 thru September 1, 2019).

To make reservations, go to https://book.passkey.com/e/49748792. A one (1) night deposit will be charged at the time of reservation.

Hotel Address is:
THE CLOISTER
100 Cloister Drive
Sea Island, GA 31561
Phone (855) 572-4975

Latitude: 31.179832
Longitude: -81.346895

Visit: https://www.seaisland.com/

Transportation

Approximately a 1-hour drive from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and 1.5-hour drive from Savannah International Airport (SAV). 20-minute drive from Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK), serviced by ASA/The Delta Connection.

From Jacksonville

  • Take I-95 North from Jacksonville. You will enter Georgia.
  • Exit I-95 at Georgia Exit 29 (US 17/US 82 Brunswick/S Georgia Pkwy).
  • Merge RIGHT onto GA 25/US 17.
  • Drive 9.7 miles (crossing the Sydney Lanier bridge) and turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto F.J. Torras Causeway.
  • Drive 4.4 miles over the causeway.
  • After crossing the Frederica River bridge onto St. Simons Island, get in the LEFT traffic lane and veer LEFT onto Sea Island Road.
  • Stay in the left lane (traffic will merge into your lane from the right) and proceed straight through the traffic light at the intersection of DemereRoad and Sea Island Road.
  • Go straight at the next 2 lights then continue past the intersection of Frederica Road and Sea Island Road.
  • Drive until you arrive at the Sea Island Security Gate.
  • Drive over the bridge and take the first LEFT into the main entrance of The Cloister.

From Savannah

  • Take I-95 South from Savannah.
  • Exit I-95 at Georgia Exit 38 (North Golden Isles Parkway).
  • Turn LEFT onto Golden Isles Parkway (GA 25 Spur).
  • Drive 4.7 miles and veer RIGHT onto US 17 South.
  • Drive 1.6 miles and turn LEFT onto F.J. Torras Causeway.
  • Drive 4.4 miles over the causeway.
  • After crossing the Frederica River bridge onto St. Simons Island, get in the LEFT traffic lane and veer LEFT onto Sea Island Road.
  • Stay in the left lane (traffic will merge into your lane from the right) and proceed straight through the traffic light at the intersection of DemereRoad and Sea Island Road.
  • Go straight at the next 2 lights then continue past the intersection of Frederica Road and Sea Island Road.
  • Drive until you arrive at the Sea Island Security Gate.
  • Drive over the bridge and take the first LEFT into the main entrance of The Cloister.

From Atlanta

  • Take I-75 South from Atlanta toward Macon.
  • In Macon, merge LEFT at I-16 East (Jim L. Gillis Hwy/Savannah) toward Savannah.
  • Drive 156 miles and take Exit 157A to merge onto I-95 South toward Brunswick/Jacksonville.
  • Drive 60.7 miles and exit I-95 at Georgia Exit 38 (North Golden Isles Parkway).
  • Turn LEFT onto Golden Isles Parkway (GA 25 Spur).
  • Drive 4.7 miles and veer RIGHT onto US 17 South.
  • Drive 1.6 miles and turn LEFT onto F.J. Torras Causeway.
  • Drive 4.4 miles over the causeway.
  • After crossing the Frederica River bridge onto St. Simons Island, get in the LEFT traffic lane and veer LEFT onto Sea Island Road.
  • Stay in the left lane (traffic will merge into your lane from the right) and proceed straight through the traffic light at
  • the intersection of Demere Road and Sea Island Road.
  • Go straight at the next 2 lights then continue past the intersection of Frederica Road and Sea Island Road.
  • Drive until you arrive at the Sea Island Security Gate.
  • Drive over the bridge and take the first LEFT into the main entrance of The Cloister.

From Brunswick Airport

  • Head southwest on Aviation Pkwy toward Glynco Pkwy.
  • Turn left onto Glynco Pkwy.
  • Continue onto Glynco Rd.
  • Continue onto Glynco Jetport Rd.
  • Turn right onto GA-25 S/US-17 S.
  • Turn left onto F J Torras Causeway.
  • Drive 4.4 miles over the causeway.
  • After crossing the Frederica River bridge onto St. Simons Island, get in the LEFT traffic lane and veer LEFT onto Sea Island Road.
  • Stay in the left lane (traffic will merge into your lane from the right) and proceed straight through the traffic light at the intersection of Demere Road and Sea Island Road.
  • Go straight at the next 2 lights then continue past the intersection of Frederica Road and Sea Island Road.
  • Drive until you arrive at the Sea Island Security Gate.
  • Drive over the bridge and take the first LEFT into the main entrance of The Cloister.

 

Program / Agenda / Speakers

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Person-to-Person Conferences

SSWA will schedule all appointments for the Person-to-Person Conferences. Every effort will be made to accommodate all requests, however many time slots get fully booked, so the sooner we receive your Dance Card Request Form, the better.

A copy of each individual’s meeting schedule will be emailed before the conference, as well as available at the conference, confirming your appointments.

As in the past, wholesalers will be seated at designated tables, and manufacturers will rotate to meet with wholesalers at the appointed times.

Manufacturers: Please limit the product / merchandise you bring to only what you can carry with you from table to table. (Wireless internet will be available.) There will be no display tables for product displays and you will be responsible for any delivery expenses incurred for shipments.

Registration for the SSWA Executive Conference includes participation in either Golf, Spa, or Clay Target Shooting which will take place on Tuesday afternoon. Attendees (both Delegates and their Guests) will select one of these activities in which to participate with the group.

Golf

The annual SSWA Herman Miron Good Guy Golf Tournament will be hosted at the Cloister on the Seaside Course. A stunning classic and home of the PGA RSM Classic, the Seaside Course is a Tom Fazio re-design of the 1929 classic by famous golf course architects Harry S. Colt and Charles Alison. Seaside is an ocean-side links course that combines its beautiful natural setting with a golf course that is both challenging and fun.

Golf will take place Tuesday afternoon with a shotgun start in a shamble format.

Sea Island Spa

The moment you set foot into The Spa at Sea Island Resort in Georgia, it’s like stepping into your happy place. In a space that brings the outside in with a little Georgian southern comfort. Towering palms above, smooth stones below, and the gentle trickle of water all around set a peaceful mood. And yet, you’ve never felt more awake. A place to focus on creating a better you.

 

Registration

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Attend the SSWA Executive Conference to participate in one of the most well-connected programs in the industry with individuals focused on the business of wholesaling. In the three days at the Executive Conference you will spend your valuable time with colleagues, customers, friends and family building those critical relationships that get you connected. The Executive Conference allows you to meet face to face, in a relaxed setting, and enjoy the camaraderie that only SSWA can provide. The true value of SSWA appears in those unique personal relationships you develop and nurture in the meeting rooms, during our evening functions, and on the golf course. In one conference you can get all the information you need to excel in your job and the connections you need to help you feel part of something special. Fill out the form below to register today. You’ll be glad you did!

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON – CHECK BACK

Sea Island, Georgia: “An Exceptional Destination”

Since 1928, Sea Island has been known as an exceptional destination appealing to those who appreciate gracious service and heartfelt hospitality. With four Forbes Five-Star experiences — The Cloister at Sea Island, The Lodge at Sea Island, The Spa at Sea Island, and the Georgian Room restaurant – Sea Island entices families, outdoor enthusiasts, and those simply wanting to refresh. It is the only resort in the world to have received four Forbes Five-Star awards for ten consecutive years. As the only U.S. resort to host a G-8 Summit of world leaders, Sea Island provides exceptional settings and service for conferences and executive retreats.

Located on the southeastern coast of Georgia, Sea Island features five miles of private beach, a Beach Club, tennis center, Yacht Club, Shooting School, and children’s programs, as well as three championship golf courses, including Seaside and Plantation, home of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic. Located on St. Simons Island, The Inn at Sea Island offers casual accommodations with access to many Sea Island amenities. Broadfield, a Sea Island Sporting Club and Lodge, offers seasonal hunting and fishing opportunities.

Enhancements now underway at The Lodge include six new cottages with 14 sleeping rooms, an oceanfront pool, and pool house, opening in November 2018, and an 18-hole putting course, opening in July. Early 2019 brings an all-new, 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Golf Performance Center.

Explore Georgia Travel & Tourism site for Sea Island:
https://www.exploregeorgia.org/city/sea-island

and St. Simons Island:
https://www.exploregeorgia.org/city/st-simons-island

 

August 26-29, 2019