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What a ride! Looking back at our amazing journey through recent events

IPPE Expo

Attended: 01/31/24    |    Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Camille learned about all things poultry processing at the IPPE Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. Camille witnessed an incredible display of technology, equipment, supplies, and services for production and processing of poultry, meat, and eggs. We also met many industry leaders, from engineers to entire research and development teams. Camille’s past patent experience includes being part of a R&D team, so she felt right at home among the technical collaboration. It was a day full of technology, innovation, and meeting brilliant entrepreneurs—our favorite kind of expo!


IAAPA Expo 2023

Attended: 11/11-21/24    |    Location: Orlando, Florida

Camille took the stage for her EduTalk about branding steps for success through trademark protection at IAAPA Expo 2023! Fernando expanded his intellectual horizons by joining every educational session possible, including one for attorneys in the amusement law industry and how to support budding and franchising businesses. The Wilson Dutra team also met incredible entrepreneurs in the amusement park and entertainment industry off-stage at our booth on the show floor. Our trademark team performed live risk assessments to help growth-minded entrepreneurs strategize their idea for the diverse and ever-changing attractions industry. This was the largest amusement park and family entertainment center industry event we attended in 2023, and we can’t wait to go back and participate in all the new and returning fun and games!


 6th Annual Ladies Executive Golf Society’s Birdies and Boos

Attended: 10/11/23    |    Location: Jacksonville, Florida (Queen's Harbour Yacht Club)

Wilson Dutra sponsored and attended the tee-rific 6th annual Ladies Executive Golf Society’s Birdies and Boos. As an avid golfer, Camille couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join local Jacksonville business-owners and #LEGS member on the golf course. We enjoyed meeting and greeting goblins and ghouls from a variety of professional industries in an early, festive celebration of Halloween—golf style!


World Waterpark Association Symposium & Trade Show 2023

Attended: 10/25/23    |    Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Camille and Fernando dove into World Waterpark Association Symposium & Trade Show 2023 (WWA Show 2023) in New Orleans to meet waterpark and themed entertainment industry leaders. The team also showed off their WD pride at their decked-out exhibit booth among waterpark innovators and entrepreneurs. The education sessions were an incredible way to collaborate on new ideas and build lasting connections with professionals. We enjoyed learning more about the water leisure industry from waterpark owners, operators, and designers alike.


Foundations Entertainment University Event 2023

Attended: 10/17-19/23    |    Location: Houston, Texas

Camille stopped in at the 2-day 2023 Foundations Entertainment University event in Houston, Texas. This educational seminar focused on supporting a variety of project types, from family entertainment centers to roller skating centers, hybrid cinemas, and more. The diverse topics spanned from marketing to financing and everything in-between. Camille enjoyed getting to dive in and learn more about the owners and operators in the amusement industry, and what kind of services could help them further succeed!


Cenfluence Webinar Series 2023

Attended: 09/28/23    |    Location: Virtual

Camille had the pleasure of presenting about Intellectual Property for Startups during Cenfluence’s Webinar Series 2023! Cenfluence’s 2023 Webinar Series focused on how to best support startups no matter what stage they are at. Camille presented about the different types of intellectual property, and when to seek the benefits that come with protection. The webinar was followed by a live Q&A with questions submitted from technology-focused entrepreneurs looking to protect their cutting-edge tech. Missed the presentation? You can still download our guide!


25th Annual Toast to the Animals fundraiser

Attended: 09/26/23    |    Location: Jacksonville, Florida (TIAA Bank Field)

Our team was paw-sitively excited about sponsoring the 25th Annual Toast to the Animals fundraiser for the Jacksonville Humane Society. This event brought community leaders, distinguished executives, and philanthropic leaders together in support of a good cause. (If you somehow missed it, Camille is a huge football fan and never minds an extra visit to the lovely TIAA Bank Field, either!) Animal-lovers from all around Jacksonville stopped by to capture the fun of the event with our selfie photo booth. Our IP Explorer, Cousteau, also celebrated in spirit!


Amusement360

Attended: 09/19-21/23    |    Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

For 2023, Camille joined ambitious operators and entrepreneurs at Amusement360 in Indianapolis! This educational session offered insights and training into ways to level up your business in the amusement industry. It was incredible networking with business leaders and identifying their struggles in the industry, from protecting their brand to operations and beyond. We made last connections that we already plan to catch up with at the upcoming IAAPA Expo 2023!


International Adventure and Trampoline Park Association

Attended: 09/11-12/23    |    Location: Austin, Texas (Kalahari Resorts)

Camille joined forces with LEGAL to exhibit at the International Adventure and Trampoline Park Association in Austin, Texas. The days were packed with educational sessions and networking with adventure and trampoline park facility owners and operators, startups, and the providers that serve the industry. Camille had a blast checking out what’s new and upcoming in the indoor trampoline and adventure park industry.


Florida Festivals 29th Annual Conference and Trade Show

Attended: 08/22-24/23    |    Location: Bonita Springs, Florida

Camille attended the Florida Festivals 29th Annual Conference and Trade Show and interacted with so many like-minded festival enthusiasts! The event hosted organizers, sponsors, speakers, and leaders from all areas of the event industry. Educational sessions provided hands-on experience and exposure to events, and ample networking forged lasting connections with innovators that are passionate about their pursuits. With seeing so many new attractions, we are excited to see what the future can hold with so many dreamers, thinkers, and doers in the attractions industry!


International Bowl Expo 2023

Attended: 06/27/23 - 07/02/23    |    Location: Orlando, Florida

Camille represented the WD team during the launch of LEGAL at Bowl Expo 2023 in Orlando, Florida! Tlleys but also services that enhance the bowling experience, like laser tag, concessions, and more. Speaking sessions, trade shows, breakfast, welcome receptions, networking opportunities – this event had it all! We had a blast meeting managers, employees, other exhhe expo united not only bowling aibitors, and innovators looking to shake up the industry.


PS27 Black Founders Forum

Attended: 06/15/23  |    Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Camille met many incredible founders while exhibiting at the first-ever PS27 Black Founders Forum! This conference brought together Black entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators from across northeast Florida. The event highlights included a live pitch along with a session of venture capitalists sharing insights on accelerating value and accumulating market share. We are always honored to showcase among business partners and entrepreneurs, and being surrounded by so much innovation!


74th annual Florida Attractions Association Conference

Attended: 06/11-14/23  |    Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Camille visited Fort Myers to join other entertainment enthusiasts attending the 74th annual Florida Attractions Association (FAA) Conference. FAA focuses on serving the finest family attractions in Florida, and we had a wonderful time meeting these bright minds in the industry. Not only was this event fun and games, but it provided incredible resources for developing leaders and expanding businesses as well.


eMerge Americas 2023

Attended: 04/20-21/23  |    Location: Miami, Florida

Camille traveled to Miami, Florida to participate in the excitement of eMerge Americas 2023 at the Miami Beach Convention Center! The event showcased incredible technology and innovation, with inspiring keynote speakers. We were thrilled to experience the latest advancements in technology, live workshops, and product demos hands-on during the conference. Another incredible highlight: Camille met the one and only Tom Brady!


Jacksonville Venture Competition 2023

Attended: 03/07-08/23  |    Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Camille was thrilled to learn that the Jacksonville Venture Competition, a movement to build a world-class startup ecosystem in Jacksonville, was happening right in her hometown! We joined in with industry leaders and entrepreneurs alike for a 2-day high-energy event. The event included a live pitch competition, thought leadership presentations, and networking opportunities to connect with the local businesses and entrepreneurs. We are excited to see Jacksonville so full of innovative leaders and opportunities!


Jacksonville Female Founders Forum 2023

Attended: 03/05/23  |    Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Our Co-Founder Camille eagerly showcased at and attended PS27’s 2023 Female Founders Forum in Jacksonville! The event brought women role models from around the region into a collaborative space to network, share insights, and exchange best practices in their business. This annual event is always full of incredible female founders and leaders making change in a variety of industries, and we are so excited to be a part of that process!


Path to a patent

Attended: 03/02/23  |    Location: Tampa, Florida

Camille enjoyed joining experts from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, entrepreneurs, and startups at the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center for an interactive workshop all about patents! This session covered the path to a patent, from learning about the requirements of patentability to the benefits of seeking a knowledgeable patent attorney’s help. We are excited to be part of the process to help celebrate and protect ideas for years to come!


Civo Navigate 2023

Attended: 02/07-08/23  |    Location: Tampa, Florida

The Wilson Dutra team attended CIVO Navigate to immerse themselves in new innovations! The speakers, demos, and product launches were fascinating, and meeting new faces brimming with new ideas was an obvious highlight!