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The 2022 ACAF Convention

The 2022 ACAF Convention

For Members Only

Thursday, June 2, 2022 to Sunday, June 5, 2022

Event Details

Welcome to the 65th Annual  ACAF Convention

Sponsored by  


There's no better time or place to reflect and recharge your personal and professional energy than at this annual event. 

Our Association has arranged a full weekend that we hope you will find to be informative, enjoyable and refreshing. This years' convention will be held at the Ritz Carlton, Grand Lakes located in Orlando. 

Due to the popularity of the Convention the Ritz Carlton has NOW SOLD OUT! We now have an overflow hotel with a discounted room rate available for guest rooms.

Renaissance Orlando @ SeaWorld 
6677 Sea Harbor Drive 
Orlando, FL  32821
(407) 351-5555

This hotel is a 10 minute drive from the Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes. 
The  discounted rate of $ 175/ night + $35 resort fee includes:

  • Daily scheduled shuttle to:  Magic Kingdom, Epcot,  Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs and Universal Studios.
  • Enhanced Wi-Fi in Guest rooms.
  • Resort beverage - 2 coupons per guest room (Beer & Wine).

Daily parking - $ 30,  Valet - $ 40

To make a reservation please visit the link below.

Convention Information 

HOSPITALITY ROOM: Our Hospitality Room will be open Thursday and Friday from 1-5p.m. Also, in the unlikely event your room is not ready when you check in, we invite you to visit the Hospitality Room located on the main level. Come relax and visit with other members and guests.

NAME BADGES: Your badge will be available for pick up at the registration area beginning Thursday at 1pm in the Ritz Carlton Ballroom Registration Desk. 

Please wear name badge to all functions for access and recognition. 

DRESS CODE: All events are "resort casual" with the exception of the Saturday evening Awards Dinner which will be formal attire.   

SEATING: There will no assigned seating for scheduled events, with the exception of a reserved Board table. 

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please reach out to [email protected].  If you have a special need, please contact Kelly Parker, Meeting Planner at (912) 713-9680 or via email at [email protected].

Schedule of Events

as of 5/10/22 

Thursday, June 2, 2022

1pm-5pm                    Registration
1pm - 5pm                  Hospitality Room - Sponsored by Alta Equipment               
2pm -5pm                 ACAF Board of Director's Meeting (invitation only)
3pm-5pm                   Women of Asphalt Meeting
6pm-9pm                   ACAF Board of Directors Dinner (invitation only)                   

Friday, June 3, 2022                           

7am-5pm                      Registration 
7am-8:30am              Continental Breakfast
8:30am-9:15am        General Membership Meeting  
9am -10:30 am          Spouse/Guest Family Brunch & Scavenger Hunt
9:15 -10am                    Guest  Speaker Peter Zeihan
10am-10:30am          Morning Break- Sponsored by Blacklidge

10:30-11:15 am           The Road Forward: Asphalt & the Environment
11:15 -Noon                  Asphalt by Dephalt:  Mapping Journey's Into the
                                         Asphalt Industry                                                                        
Noon - 1 pm                Lunch Buffet- Sponsored by CWR Contracting
1pm - 5pm                   Hospitality Room- Sponsored by ATS 
1pm -2:30 pm            FDOT Industry/Roundtable Discussion 
6:30pm-8:30pm     Opening Reception & Family Dinner
                                          Sponsored by  Gardner Asphalt Supply 
                                         Entertainment Sponsored by Thompson Tractor 

 Saturday, June  4, 2022

7am                          Golf  Tournament  Continental Breakfast                     
8am -Noon           W.J. Whitehurst II Golf Tournament
                                   at the Ritz Carlton Golf Course adjacent to the hotel
1 pm-4pm              Dobbs Equipment Asphalt Mixer at Ritz Pool Cabana's
6pm -7pm             Chairman's Reception- Sponsored by Hubbard
7pm -9:30pm     The Golden Roads Award Banquet 
 Sponsored by Martin Marrietta, Ring Power, White Rock Quarries                  


Friday Hospitality Sponsor

Title Sponsor
Break Sponsor

Asphalt Mixer Sponsor

Wifi Sponsor

Friday Night Family Dinner Sponsor

Chairman's Reception

Awards Dinner Sponsor

Room Key Sponsor

Awards Dinner Sponsor

Convention Tote Sponsor

Friday Night Entertainment Sponsor

Award Dinner Sponsor

For More Information:

Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida, Inc. Logo 1007 E. DeSoto Park Drive, Suite 201
Tallahassee, FL 32301

All information is current as of 5/10/22. and subject to change.

Activities and Services at the Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes


The resort offers an array of aquatic activity with three distinctive pools and a splash pad. Enjoy the sparkling resort pool with its shady lounge areas and cabanas with personal concierge service. Visit the Spa’s private lap pool for an invigorating swim. Or meander down the lazy river at the adjacent JW Marriott hotel. 


  Monday–Friday           9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Saturday–Sunday        9 a.m.–7 p.m. 

Spread across 40,000 sq. ft., it is a destination in itself, with 40 treatment rooms, a full salon, and a barbershop offering an array of services. Between or post-treatment, relax in the outdoor lap pool or enjoy a healthy meal at Vitale, a Spa Café. To reserve a spa treatment, call 407-393-4200.  

 FITNESS CENTER (Open 24 hours with room key) 

Features an array of free weights, weight machines, and cardio equipment with TVs. Complimentary equipment orientation is available with our fitness professionals. Wellness and workout programs include: boot camp, cycle, HIIT barre, yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes for group or private lessons. 


GRANDE LAKES SPORTS EXPERIENCES Celebrate the richness of life and discover what inspires you. Featuring fly and spin-cast fishing school, private master naturalist-guided Eco-Tours on Shingle Creek (headwater to the Florida Everglades, trail bikes, falconry and more). Book your adventure now by calling (407) 393-4531. 



 Home to the W.J. Whitehurst II Tournament this   year, the Greg Norman-designed 18-hole       championship course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and tests the abilities of every skill level; and features a clubhouse, restaurant, and lessons for both children and adults. 



Offering a variety of supervised activities for children ages 4 through 12. With Ritz Kids®, curiosity is sparked by locally inspired environmental and cultural experiences, while child-friendly amenities and menus address the day-to-day comforts of young travelers. For inquiries, call (407) 393-4977.


KNIFE & SPOON (American, steakhouse, seafood) 
Dinner 5:30–10 pm Open Wednesday-Sunday

Conceived and led by award-winning Chef John Tesar (called “the single most talented cook I ever worked with” by Anthony Bourdain), Knife & Spoon attracts hotel guests and outsiders alike offering a signature dining experience. Attire: business casual. Reservations are highly recommended. 

 HIGHBALL & HARVEST (Field-to-table artisan) 

    Breakfast              7–11 a.m.    Lunch    11:30 a.m.–4 p.m.    Dinner            5:30–10 p.m.   Bar Bites          4–5:30 p.m. 

 Named for the “highball” trains that moved Florida’s bountiful harvests from field to table—serves up rustic, Southern-style cuisine with modern refinement. Resort casual Reservations are highly recommended. 

 BLEU (American, poolside) 
Friday & Saturday       11 a.m.–6 p.m. 
Sunday–Thursday        11 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Refreshing al fresco dining poolside. Classic burgers, fresh seafood and salads, and frozen drinks prepared with the freshest ingredients. Attire: casual. Swimwear is welcome. 

 VITALE, SPA CAFÉ (Healthy) 
Open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Featuring great salads, power bowls and smoothies designed to refresh and revitalize after a workout or spa treatment. Attire: Spa, workout or casual. 

 FAIRWAYS PUB (Pub fare, craft beer) Located at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club adjacent to the hotel 

Thursday–Sunday        11 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Inspired clubhouse fare and broad selection of crafted micro brews and draught beer provide the perfect finishing touch to a day on the links. Views of the 18th hole and the resort. To-go menu for golfers. Attire: resort casual. 

 THE LOBBY LOUNGE (Bar and bites) 
Thursday–Sunday        11 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Monday–Thursday      4 p.m.–Midnight 
Friday–Saturday, beverages only       Noon–5 p.m.
Friday–Saturday, food & beverages   5–11 p.m.  
Friday–Saturday, beverage only         11 p.m.–1 a.m. 
Sunday Noon–Midnight 
Live entertainment, Friday and Saturday    7–11 p.m. 

This solarium lounge offers a casually elegant ambiance fondly called “sunroom chic”.  Guests are welcome to relax and savor classic cocktails reimagined. Attire: resort casual. 

 FIRST DROP® (Café) 
Daily    6 a.m.–7 p.m. 

Locally roasted coffee, fresh juices, handcrafted milk shakes and smoothies; as well as select small bites including breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads, pastries, candy, and snacks. 

 IN-ROOM DINING (refer to in-room menu) 

Breakfast menu  6 a.m.–11 p.m. 
All-day menu   11 a.m.–11 p.m. 
Beer, wine, cocktails   7 a.m.–11 p.m. 

Dine within the comfort of your guestroom. Select from traditional entrees or lighter fare options. Children’s menu selections also available. 

Guests at Ritz-Carlton can charge JW dining to their guestrooms

 PRIMO (Italian)
Daily    6–10 p.m. 

Enjoy robust flavors produced through classical cooking methods with strong inspiration from cuisines off the coastal regions of Italy, France and Spain. Our chefs use local, farm fresh produce with the support of organic and sustainable agriculture; and features ingredients cultivated from the resort’s on-site Primo Organic Garden. 

Attire: Resort casual Reservations are highly recommended

Daily 5–11 p.m. 

Farm-inspired comfort food. Items include flatbreads, sandwiches, snacks and small plates showcasing produce from Whisper Creek Farm (onsite) and local farmers. Full bar and seasonal craft beers from the on-site nano-brewery availableAttire: Resort Casual 

 CITRON (American brasserie) 
Daily    7 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Chef-crafted cuisine inspired by American classics that utilize seasonal and local products. Breakfast menu and breakfast buffet are accented by hand-crafted breads and breakfast pastries baked in-house each morning.