The RP Funding Center

The Florida SME Regional Mining Conference is the only event of its kind to deliver leading market intelligence and industry presentations on the latest in mining advancements.

The RP Funding Center (formally The Lakeland Center) is Central Florida’s premier entertainment, sports and convention complex with over 100,000 square feet of flexible space. The RP Funding Center is the only multipurpose facility in the State of Florida with four distinct venues under one roof. These venues include the 10,000 seat George Jenkins Arena, the 2,186 seat Youkey Theatre, 28,000 square foot Exhibit Hall, and the 34,000 square foot Conference Center.

The RP Funding Center caters to entertainment, conventions and groups of all sizes. The RP Funding Center offers full catering and banquet services as well as audio-visual services, security and over 2,500 parking spaces.


The RP Funding Center


701 W Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815
Tel: 863.834.8100

  •   12999 E Adam Aircraft Cir
         Englewood, CO 80012
  •   303.948.4200

About The Florida Section

Established in 1949 the Florida Section of the Society for Mining Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. (SME) is a legally constituted unit of SME. The SME FL Section helps to enhance the professional development of their members and provide local service to the public.

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