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2023 LMA Annual Convention and World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

The LMA Annual Convention & WLAC is headed to Florida June 7-10, 2023! The convention will be held in Punta Gorda, Florida, and the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship will be held at Arcadia Stockyards in Arcadia, Florida.

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, June 7
4:00 p.m. - Government & Industry Affairs Committee Open Session Meeting
4:00 p.m. - Membership Services Committee Open Session Meeting

Thursday, June 8
8:00 a.m. - Convention Kickoff & Keynote
9:30 a.m. - Industry Showcase Networking Break
10:00 a.m. - General Session (TBD)
11:30 a.m. - Semifinalist Briefing
12:00 p.m. - Lunch, with sponsor speaker (TBD)
1:30 p.m. - General Session (TBD)
4:00 p.m. - Florida Ranch Tour (all attendees)
6:00 p.m. - Host Market BBQ - Turner Agri Civic Center

Friday, June 9
8:00 a.m. - Industry Topic Session (TBD)
9:30 a.m. - Industry Showcase Networking Break
10:00 a.m. - LMA Board of Directors Meeting (Open)
12:00 p.m. - Recognition of Leaders Luncheon
1:30 p.m. - Industry Showcase Networking Break
2:00 p.m. - General Session (TBD)
2:45 p.m. - WLAC Semifinalist Interviews
5:30 p.m. - PAC Cornhole Tournament & Reception
6:30 p.m. - PAC Dinner & Auction

Saturday, June 10
8:00 a.m. - 59th Annual WLAC, hosted by Arcadia Stockyard
** Seating will be limited at the market on sale day. A live broadcast will be available to view the competition on the LMA Facebook page and LMAAuctions.com.
7:00 p.m. - WLAC Banquet & Awards Ceremony

Convention Center & Lodging Information

The Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center will be the site of all meetings, contestant interviews and social events, unless otherwise noted. It is located within walking distance of multiple hotel properties.

Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Hotel properties with room block availability are:

Wyvern Hotel
101 E Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 639-7700
Block Name: 2023 LMA Convention and WLAC
** Room block opening Jan. 23, 2023

Springhill Suites Punta Gorda Harborside
101 Harborside Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 347-4224
Block Name: 2023 LMA Convention and WLAC
** Room block opening Jan. 23, 2023

Four Points by Sheraton
33 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 637-6770
Block Name: Livestock Marketing Association
** Room block opening Jan. 23, 2023

Airport Information

Punta Gorda Charlotte County Airport - Punta Gorda, FL
(Sun Country and Allegiant Airlines only)

Southwest Florida International Airport - Fort Myers, FL (41 miles)

Tampa International Airport – Tampa, FL (108 miles)

Orlando International Airport – Orlando, FL (137 miles)

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