“The Future of the North American and Global Economy” will kick off the 2012 Glove Symposium, taking a look at how changes are going to affect the hand and arm protection market.

“Making Social Networking Work for You” will be an informative session on leveraging social networking to your advantage.

The meeting’s keynote presentation will be given by motivational speaker Paul Cherry.

D.L.A. Piper will lead a session on eliminating legal suits and product liability.

“Just the Facts – Mini Seminars” features almost everything you ever wanted to know about gloves. The expert speaker lineup is superb. Hard-hitting sessions about gloves are 30 minutes and 45 minutes in duration.

Your destination

The meeting’s setting is the Hammock BeachSM Resort. Located near St. Augustine, this premier Florida family vacation beach destination features luxury villa and condominium accommodations overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a 91,000 square-foot multi-level water park with lazy river, signature golf courses designed by golf's greatest legends, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, a rejuvenating resort spa and a host of other recreational amenities that will make the IGA’s stay a pleasureable one.

Relax and unwind

Situated throughout Hammock BeachSM Resort, each resort restaurant and bar is designed to complement its surroundings, from casual (bathing suit friendly) poolside cafe serving island-inspired fare to the warmth of a homemade Italian meal at Delfinos.

The Atlantic Grille offers a beautiful oceanfront setting for all-day refined dining. Whether you’re looking for the right breakfast to start your day, a tasty sandwich to cap off a great morning round of golf or a delicious family dinner, the Atlantic Grille offers the two things that make resort restaurants special - great food and great atmosphere.

You want to spend your day at the water park, but at some point you'll need to eat. Hammock BeachSM Resort has you covered at the Ocean Grille and Bar with a full-service kitchen and island-inspired bar so you can relax with a poolside cocktail or avoid that classic refrain, "Mom, Dad, I’m starving!"

As the day ends, the night begins at Loggerheads Lounge. Relax with a drink at the bar and enjoy an evening of entertainment. From a rousing game of pool on the billiards table to a live game on the big screen, Loggerheads is the perfect place to unwind.


The resort is about a one hour drive south from the Jacksonville Airport, and about ½ hour north of Daytona. Punch into your GPS the resort’s address: 200 Ocean Crest Drive, Palm Coast, FL 32137-3258; (866) 841-0287

EVENT at a glance

WHAT: 2012 International Glove Symposium

WHERE: Hammock Beach, Palm Coast, FL

WHEN: March 25-27,

CONTACT: International Glove Association, 1593 Brocious Road, Brookville, PA 15825; (814) 328-5208; fax (814) 328-2309; www.iga-online.com; email: gloves@windstream.net

REGISTER: Contact the IGA for registration, speaker and event info: (814) 328-5208