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SOUTH FLORIDA

SOUTH FLORIDA

Where the Sunshine State gets its shine

Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Naples, Marco Island…it should be illegal to have so many dream-like destinations so close to one another.  Fortunately for all of us, the dream is a reality called South Florida.  Talk about ideal weather – we’re not convinced it ever really drops below 70 degrees.  Then there’s the nightlife, the food, the music, the diversity and multiculturalism.  We almost forgot the beaches!  Oh, the beaches.  We’ll pour the mojitos and meet you on the sand.

Destination Highlights

MIAMI ARCHITECTURE

There are more than 800 buildings that feature Art Deco Architecture in Miami Beach. This makes it the largest collection of this type of architecture in the entire world. The historic districts of Espanola Way, Collins/Washington Avenues, Flamingo Park and Museum make up the National Register Art Deco District.

DIVERSITY

It's estimated that at least 150 ethnicities can be found in South Florida, with over 60 different languages spoken. This diversity undoubtedly has a positive influence on everything about the region - from food to music to art to entertainment.

SHOPPING

With everything from boutiques and high-end shopping malls to flea markets and outlets, there’s good reason to leave extra room in your baggage or pack an extra bag when visiting the area.

BEACHES

You know we've got to highlight the beaches because they're about as perfect and ideal as they come. Several Florida beaches have been featured in countless "top beaches" features in travel magazines and television programs.

Destination Highlights

MIAMI ARCHITECTURE

There are more than 800 buildings that feature Art Deco Architecture in Miami Beach. This makes it the largest collection of this type of architecture in the entire world. The historic districts of Espanola Way, Collins/Washington Avenues, Flamingo Park and Museum make up the National Register Art Deco District.

DIVERSITY

It's estimated that at least 150 ethnicities can be found in South Florida, with over 60 different languages spoken. This diversity undoubtedly has a positive influence on everything about the region - from food to music to art to entertainment.

SHOPPING

With everything from boutiques and high-end shopping malls to flea markets and outlets, there’s good reason to leave extra room in your baggage or pack an extra bag when visiting the area.

BEACHES

You know we've got to highlight the beaches because they're about as perfect and ideal as they come. Several Florida beaches have been featured in countless "top beaches" features in travel magazines and television programs.

Leadership

J.B. Ryan

Partner
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J.B. Ryan has been a destination management professional in Florida since 1993. He has managed offices in Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale for the largest DMC in Florida (Hello Florida). He left to start a hospitality recruiting company (OpenDoor) in 2005. He was drawn back to the DMC business when he became Vice President and General Manager of ACCESS Destination Services in 2009. J.B. recently became Partner/Owner of ACCESS Florida along with colleague Jeff Nelke. He is past President and current board member of SITE Florida. When he is not working on events in Florida, you can find him at the Windermere Little League baseball fields coaching one of this three sons.

Jeff Nelke, DMCP

Partner
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Jeff began his Meetings and Events career with Maritz Travel in 1993 and has been using his extensive travel experiences to better serve the South Florida Destination market since 1996. Jeff’s career has been focused on premium meetings and events such as: The Honda Classic, Superbowls, Product Launches, Reward Incentives, Financial Seminars, Pharmaceutical Sales Training and Executive Board of Director Meetings. Jeff has always derived great pleasure using his creative solution solving processes to add value to the Meetings World. In his personal life, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and two children along with playing softball and camping with the Indian Guides of South Florida.

CONTACT

3363 Sheridan Street, Suite 205
Hollywood, FL 33021
954.927.0507

Leadership

J.B. Ryan

Partner
Read Bio
J.B. Ryan has been a destination management professional in Florida since 1993. He has managed offices in Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale for the largest DMC in Florida (Hello Florida). He left to start a hospitality recruiting company (OpenDoor) in 2005. He was drawn back to the DMC business when he became Vice President and General Manager of ACCESS Destination Services in 2009. J.B. recently became Partner/Owner of ACCESS Florida along with colleague Jeff Nelke. He is past President and current board member of SITE Florida. When he is not working on events in Florida, you can find him at the Windermere Little League baseball fields coaching one of this three sons.

Jeff Nelke, DMCP

Partner
Read Bio
Jeff began his Meetings and Events career with Maritz Travel in 1993 and has been using his extensive travel experiences to better serve the South Florida Destination market since 1996. Jeff’s career has been focused on premium meetings and events such as: The Honda Classic, Superbowls, Product Launches, Reward Incentives, Financial Seminars, Pharmaceutical Sales Training and Executive Board of Director Meetings. Jeff has always derived great pleasure using his creative solution solving processes to add value to the Meetings World. In his personal life, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and two children along with playing softball and camping with the Indian Guides of South Florida.

CONTACT

3363 Sheridan Street, Suite 205
Hollywood, FL 33021
954.927.0507

The ACCESS 5-Star Experience

We understand how much is how much is riding on your program, and choosing the right DMC partner is critical to the overall success of your event. We survey every single one of our clients, and each year over 600 planners give ACCESS a perfect 5-star rating. 

The ACCESS 5-Star Experience

We understand how much is how much is riding on your program, and choosing the right DMC partner is critical to the overall success of your event. We survey every single one of our clients, and each year over 600 planners give ACCESS a perfect 5-star rating. 

Awards & Accreditations

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