The CooperatorEvents South Florida Expo is Back! December 7, 2023, Ft. Lauderdale - FL-EXPO.COM

The CooperatorEvents South Florida Expo is Back!

It’s All About Connection 

Whether you’re a manager or a board member, you know that running a condo, HOA, or co-op has never been an easy job. 

That’s why CooperatorEvents is bringing the South Florida Expo—the premier trade event for anyone and everyone involved in South Florida’s condo, HOA, and co-op industry—back to the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale on Thursday, December 7th from 10am-4pm. Register now for free at No other event puts you right in front of all the vendors and service providers your building or HOA needs every day, in one place, for FREE! You can put faces to names you’ve known for years, network with peers and colleagues, shop for services, learn about the latest multifamily innovations, and attend free seminars led by industry experts. 

It’s All About Education 

Along with the hundreds of vendors and service providers exhibiting on the main floor is the Expo’s full roster of educational seminars and workshops. Expert presenters and panelists from every corner of the multifamily residential sector, including legal, management, telecom, financial, and facilities maintenance pros will be there to give attendees invaluable insight on the issues that matter. These informative discussions are FREE for all Expo participants, and will include at least one state-accredited CEU/CAM course for board members, managers, and unit owners to satisfy the Florida Condominium and HOA legal requirements for board certification. 

This year’s seminars include: 


Board Certification for Condominiums, Cooperatives, & Homeowners’ 


Sponsored by: Katzman Chandler

Course #9628832 - 2 Credits

A fresh, lively, interactive course for anyone serving or planning to serve on a Florida Community Association board of directors. Learn the best practices associated with vendor negotiations, financial reporting and budget preparation, collection issues, meeting notices and elections, preventing fraud, and much more! Enjoy a fun course while at the same time fulfilling the state’s board member certification requirements.

Speakers: Mary Ann Chandler, Esq., Managing Partner, Katzman Chandler; Leigh C. Katzman, Esq., Founding Partner, Katzman Chandler


Understanding Financials—the Basics 

of Building a Budget 

Sponsored by: Castle Group

This class is designed to build a general understanding of the current financial position of an association by reviewing financials and utilizing your resources and data to build a solid foundational budget for the following year.

Speaker: Paul Kurtz, Regional Director, Castle Group


Reserve Fund Analysis & Budgeting (IFM)   

Sponsored by: Reserve Fund Advisers, LLC

Course # CRS8661 - 2 Credits

This course examines the money side of reserves. Gain an in-depth knowledge of financial tools, markets, and the rationales for proper reserve fund management. A pro-forma “fully funded reserves” tool will be presented and used during this course.

Speaker: Louis S. Orloff, Managing Director, Reserve Fund Advisers, LLC


Structural Integrity Reserve Studies (SIRS)—Navigating Building Safety 

Inspections & the Compliance Process  

Sponsored by: Team Complete

Building safety inspections can be stressful for boards and managers—but they’re vital both for the safety of people and property, and for accurate capital budgeting. This seminar will present an open discussion of recent changes to inspection requirements (including SB 154), offer practical information on how to prepare for your building’s next Milestone Inspection and Structural Integrity Reserve Study (SIRS), and explain in detail the 25-year (BSIP) inspection requirement notifications in Broward and Monroe Counties.

Speakers: James “JB” Burnes, CAM, Business Development Manager, Team Complete; M. James Aronsohn, PE, FRSE, MBA, Chief Strategy Officer, Team Complete


Advanced Board Member Training—What You Need to Know Going into 2024   

Sponsored by: Katzman Chandler

Course # 9629074 - 2 Credits

This information-rich course will dig into some of the most pressing issues facing boards in the coming year, including how the ‘condo blacklist’ could impact your community’s borrowing power, increasingly complex structural integrity reserve study (SIRS) requirements, the mass exodus of insurers from the Sunshine State, and more.

Speakers: Mary Ann Chandler, Esq., Managing Partner, Katzman Chandler; Leigh C. Katzman, Esq., Founding Partner, Katzman Chandler


Communication in Crisis—Emergency Responder Communications

Enhancement Systems (ERCES) for Multi-tenant Buildings 

Sponsored by: Industrial Communications & Electronics

When firefighters, EMTs, and other first responders enter a condominium or commercial building, the radios, smartphones, and other  wireless devices they use to communicate rely on radio frequency signals. Those signals can lose strength as they pass through walls, floors, and other building infrastructure—with potentially tragic results. Having an effective Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement System (ERCES) helps ensure that the devices first responders need to do their jobs can function properly. This seminar will explain the basics of ERCES, discuss state and local requirements (and the risks of non-compliance), and show how an ERCES keeps buildings and properties safer and more secure.

Join Us, Won’t You?

Whether this will be your first Expo or your 5th, visit to register (did we mention the show is FREE to attend?), find out who’s exhibiting, view the floorplan and seminar schedule, and plan your day at the show. No matter what you’re looking for on behalf of your building or association, you’ll find it at the South Florida Expo. We look forward to seeing you there!  

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