Educational Conferences

Thank you for attending!
2022 Fall Conference
October 7-9
Four Seasons
Las Vegas, Nevada

Thank you all for attending our fall conference! It was wonderful to have so many members join us in the Nevada desert.

On Friday afternoon, Chris Jennings coached attendees on no-nonsense, non-threatening sales and leadership approaches and best practices in on-boarding employees and customers. He helped attendees to gain a perspective on exactly what sales mistakes they are making and how to make changes.Questions:

On Saturday morning, Patrick Luce, Economist with ITR Economics helped attendees prepare for the challenges and opportunities of 2023. We discussed consumer trends and market opportunities, pricing issues, labor constraints, and production costs. Patrick reviewed market outlooks that foretell upcoming cyclical turns in the economy and markets and provided insight regarding inflation, supply chain, and international trends that impact MLA member business. 

Friday evening, MLA attendees enjoyed an off-site event at Topgolf Vegas.  A Topgolf Pro was onsite for swing tips and lessons. Attendees played high tech golf games and famous courses virtually or networked in the private lounge.


Thank you to
Alliance Laundry Systems and

KioSoft Technologies for sponsoring this event!

2023 Spring Conference
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
April 17-19

Turquoise Gulf Coast waters, white sand beaches, museums, art galleries, shopping at St. Armands Circle and fine dining can all be found in downtown Sarasota in close proximity to The Ritz.  

Beach Club
The Ritz Beach Club features dining, a tiki bar, pool, private cabanas and beach activities.  Hop on the provided shuttle from the hotel for a quick ride.

Book your spa appointment online here. Or call 941-309-2090.

Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is 4 miles from The Ritz.
Tampa International Airport (TPA) is 65 miles from The Ritz.
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
is 48 miles from The Ritz.

Click here for directions.

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
1111 Ritz Carlton Dr
Sarasota, FL  34236
(941) 309-2000

Hotel Reservations
Coming soon!
MLA has a special room rate of $429.00+ (13% tax) for standard guest view rooms.   The room block will be held until March 23 or until the room block fills, whichever occurs first.

A reduced daily resort fee of $30 includes:

  • Complimentary WiFi and enhanced Internet speed at the hotel, The Beach Club and The Golf Club
  • One complimentary fitness class daily
  • Two-hour bicycle rental at the hotel
  • Umbrellas and chairs at The Beach Club
  • Use of masks, fins, and body boards at The Beach Club
  • Access to driving range and golf practice area
  • Use of kayaks, paddleboards and life vests at the hotel
  • Use of fishing poles at the hotel

2023 Conferences

Spring Conference, April 17-19 | The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Florida
Fall Conference, October 9-11 | The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Arizona

2024 Conferences
Spring Conference, April 15-17 | Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach, FL
Fall Conference, October 18-20 | The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley, Arizona