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2023 Annual Convention

The 86th Annual Convention of the Cotton Warehouse Association of America will be held  June 7 - 10, 2023 at the beautiful Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida.

The convention is a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends in the industry and build new relationships with the members and guests of CWAA. Keep checking back to this page as we will be posting more details about the meeting as they are confirmed.


Lodging Information

The Naples Grande is a luxury beachfront resort located in Naples, Florida with three miles of powdery, white-sand beach. Their Mangrove Pool has a spectacular waterslide that twists 100 feet around a rock tower through landscaped waterfalls. The pool also offers private cabanas for purchase, offering a personal cabana concierge and includes two loungers, a dining table with seating for four, TV, fresh fruit, and a mini-refrigerator with unlimited bottled water and refreshments.  Adults can visit the Palm Terrace Pool, exclusive for adults looking to escape to a private retreat.     

Making Reservations

A room block has been negotiated with The Naples Grande at a rate of $259/night. You may make your room reservations online through our group portal  by clicking here.  If you prefer to call the hotel to make your reservations, you may do so by calling 1-844-489-9663Be sure to tell them you are with the CWAA group to get our group room rate.   The reservation portal and group room rate will be available until May 8, 2023.     

If you are planning on arriving prior to the meeting or staying after, the special room rates are valid 3 days before and 3 days after the meeting.  

The deadline to make your reservations with the discounted room rate is Thursday, May 15, 2023.

Preliminary Schedule

 Wednesday, June 7, 2023    
  12:00 - 5:00pm  Registration 
   4:00 - 5:00pm Ways and Means Committee Meeting 
   6:00 - 7:00pm President's Welcome Reception 
 Thursday, June 8, 2023    
  8:00 - 11:00am  Committee Meetings (All attendees welcome) 
   1:00 - 6:00pm Cotton Classic Golf Tournament 
 Friday, June 9, 2023    
  8:00 - 11:00am Committee Meetings (All attendees welcome)  
   11:30 - 1:00pm Retiring Board of Directors Meeting 
   7:00 - 9:00pm Convention Banquet 
 Saturday, June 10, 2023

   8:30 - 10:00am Breakfast/General Session 
   10:00 - 11:00am Business Session 
   11:00 - 12:00pm New Board of Directors Meeting 

Cotton Classic Golf Tournament

This year's Cotton Classic Golf Tournament will be at the Naples Grande Golf Club.  

The course is a Rees Jones designed par 72 championship course.  This course has extraordinary elevations and unique water features that expertly incorporate the indigenous Florida foliage. The Naples Grande Golf Course has been named one of North America's "Top 100 Resort Courses" by Golf Week Magazine and named one of the "Top 50 Courses in Florida" with a 4 out of 5 star ranking by Golf Magazine.

The cost to play in the Cotton Classic Tournament is $200.  Golf carts and range balls will be provided for golfers.

Golf club rental is available (at your own cost) for $70 + tax.  

The tournament will be played in a four player scramble format with teams grouped evenly by handicap. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams, as well as individuals posting the longest drive and closest to the hole.

Golf Course Dress Code


Proper attire for the Naples Grand Golf Club is as follows:

  • Men - Collared shirt, long pants or Bermuda length shorts.
  • Women - Dresses, skirts, slacks, golf shorts, and blouses.  Women may wear sleeveless shirts as long as they have a collar or they may wear collarless shirts as long as they have sleeves.

*T-shirts, tank tops, athletic shorts, short shirts, cutoffs or denim are not acceptable attire.

Getting There

The Naples Grande Resort is located 30 miles south of the Fort Myers Airport (RSW).

Most major airlines offer flights to Fort Myers/Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).

Click here for more details regarding transportation from the Fort Myers Airport to the Naples Grande Resort.

Cotton Warehouse Association of America
12023 E CR 6500
Lorenzo, TX 79343
(806) 577-7193

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