(281) 292-8208 jm@iacoa.com

Join Us For Our

2018 IACOA Conference

Fort Lauderdale | June 2-3, 2018

Join leading independent armored car companies and industry experts at the year’s premiere armored car event.


What You’ll Learn

The annual IACOA Conference brings together armored carriers, ATM service providers, coin processors, depository institutions, government regulators, and leading product and service providers. At IACOA, we work on industry issues with our partners and enable you to be part of the conversation and part of the solution.


Learn from your peers and outside experts about the latest developments and trends in the armored car industry.

Best Practices

Connect with your peers and outside experts to exchange best practices and find out what tactics are working best today.

Growth Strategies

See the latest product and service offerings that can help you better meet your customers’ needs and grow your business.

Thank you to our 2017 Platinum Sponsors

Register for the 2018 IACOA Conference

Become a Member

IACOA Membership is required to attend an Annual Networking Conference unless a request to attend as a Guest is pre-approved by the Board of Directors or the Administrator.

Attending as a Guest

If you wish to attend as a Guest, please submit your request to the IACOA Administrator, John Margaritis, by phone at (281) 292-8208, or by email at jm@iacoa.com.

Associate Registration

Exhibit Hall Booths & Sponsorships are Limited This Year

To reserve an exhibit booth, you must become any level of sponsor.

All sponsorship levels are only available until their registration deadline or until booths are sold out, whichever comes first. Deadlines vary by sponsorship level.

Claiming Your Sponsorship Conference Passes

IACOA sponsorships include 1-2 conference passes at no additional charge. To claim them, simply add them to your cart—you won’t be charged for them at checkout.

Additional IACOA conference passes can also be purchased at the same time.

Select a Sponsorship Package

Conference Passes

Conference passes are only available to registered IACOA members and pre-approved guests.

Associate Member Registration

All Associate Member Attendees: Early $795; Regular $895; Late $995; Registration Desk $1,045

Regular & Related Operating Members, Pre-Approved Guest Registration

All RM, ROM, and Guest Attendees: Early $545; Regular $645; Late $745; Registration Desk $795


Add your complimentary conference passes during sponsorship checkout here.

Return here if you need to purchase additional Associate Conference Passes later.

Event Options

Optional Event #1: Friday Morning, June 1, 2018

Everglades Air Boat Ride, Hard Rock Café & Casino

We’ll depart the hotel at 8:30 AM for the short ride to the Sawgrass Recreational Park for our Everglades Air Boat rides and live exhibit viewing.

Afterward, we’ll re-board our bus for a short ride and have lunch at the Hard Rock Café located inside the Hard Rock Casino.

During lunch, all attendees will receive their own Hard Rock Card loaded with a cash value to be determined that can be used at the gift shop or on the casino floor.

At 2:15PM, the bus will return to the hotel. If you elect to stay later at the Hard Rock, it is about as far from our hotel as the airport, so you’ll find that the Uber ride won’t break your bank.

The per person charge for the event includes bus transportation, the Everglades Air Boat tour & live exhibits, lunch at the Hard Rock Café, and a loaded Hard Rock card with a value yet to be determined.

If you would like more details, contact John Margaritis at jm@iacoa.com.

Optional Event #2: Sunday Evening, June 3, 2018

Intra-coastal Waterway Dinner Cruise 

The Sunday night Dinner Cruise is the finale to the 2018 IACOA Annual Conference.

We’ll board buses at 6:00 PM and shuttle a few blocks to the marina, then board the yacht Midnight Sun.

We’ll head south in the intra-coastal waterway passing hotels and residences on our way to Port Everglades and beyond.

Cocktails and dinner will be served on board, with awards and presentations to follow.

We’ll return to the marina by 9:30 PM, board our waiting buses, and shuttle back to the hotel. For those not quite ready to retire, we’ll meet in the hotel bar for more socializing.

The $20 per person charge is to help offset a small portion of the off-property venue expense.

If you would like more details, contact John Margaritis at jm@iacoa.com.

Spouse Pass

Spouse Access to Cocktail Receptions, Luncheons, and the Sunday Night Dinner

A spouse is defined as the spouse of a registered attendee but who does not work actively in the member company. That spouse may not attend working sessions, but may attend functions.

Exhibit Hall Floorplan

Hotel Information

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel


321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 USA

Check in & Check out Information
Check in: 4:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM

Valet Parking Only: IACOA Rate is discounted to $25 per day

Getting to the Hotel

IACOA has partnered with The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, twenty minutes from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) or fifty minutes from the Miami International Airport (MIA).

Discounted IACOA Room Rates

The IACOA room block expires on Friday, May 11, 2018, or whenever our blocked rooms are all sold on any given day, whichever comes first. You can always cancel your reservation (subject to the 72-hour cancellation policy), so please book now and be certain you get the rooms you want.

Reserve by Phone

Call the Westin Reservation Center at (800) 937-8461, or the hotel directly at (954) 467-1111, and ask for the group rate code: “IACOA Conference

Frequently Asked Questions

Conference Registration Deadlines

Registration opened on December 15, 2017. Exhibit Hall booths are limited this year and are first come first served. If you have questions regarding the conference, feel free to contact a representative today.

Early Registration: ends on Friday, March 9, 2018
Regular Registration:  starts on Saturday, March 10, 2018, and ends on Friday, May 04, 2018
Late Registration: starts on Saturday, May 05, 2018, and ends on Friday, May 25, 2018
Conference Desk Registration: starts Friday, June 1, 2018, open 3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

*All times are 5:00 P.M. (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

Refund Policy

Refund requests will be handled as follows: If your request is received by John Margaritis no later than April 20, 2018, then 75% of your registration fee will be refunded; if received by May 11, 2018, then 50% of your registration fee will be refunded; thereafter, no refund will be made.

Guest Registration

Non-members may not attend the Annual Conference without first requesting and receiving prior approval. If you are a non-member and would like to attend this year’s Annual Conference, you need to contact John Margaritis,  IACOA’s Administrator at 281/292-8208. Do not send a Registration Form or payment until your attendance has been approved.

Representations & Releases

It is understood and agreed by any and all Attendees to this year’s IACOA Annual Conference, that no representations and/or endorsements are being made or will be made by IACOA with respect to any information, equipment, systems, hardware/software, programs, and/or industry related material that may be presented, exhibited, shown, discussed, etc., at any of the IACOA functions or meetings.

Furthermore, by executing a Registration Form, anyone participating in such functions and/or meetings acknowledges and fully releases, acquits, satisfies and forever discharges IACOA and its Officers, Directors, Agents, employees or representatives from any and all matters of actions, course of actions, suits, claims and demands whatsoever at law or in equity against IACOA and its Officers, Directors, Agents, employees or representatives.

We will be filming and photographing at the IACOA conference. Your image may be captured and used at a later time to promote future conferences. IACOA, Inc. retains the rights to those images.