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40th ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TABLETOP EXHIBITION

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

Scroll down or click the links below for full details:

Download the 2020 Conference Brochure
Conference Registration Fees
Who Should Attend & Why
Registration Confirmation
Cancellation Policy
How to Register
Printable Registration Form
Hotel Reservations
Transportation
Golf Tournament
RFA Tabletops
Testimonials from 2017 Conference
RFA Sponsorship Opportunities
Spouse Event

 

 

YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS OUT ON ALL THIS!!! REGISTER TODAY!!!


 

Conference Registration Fees

Please complete the individual attendee information on the registration form and calculate the appropriate registration fees for
all attendees below. The registration fee includes admission to all general sessions, scheduled receptions, breakfasts, lunches,
dinners, Tuesday evening at Universal Studios and the Tabletop Exhibit reception. Guests must pay the full guest registration fee to attend all events. Fee will be refunded if registration is cancelled prior to January 31, 2020. Deadline for early registration is January 31, 2020. Registration form and payment must be received in the RFA office by January 31, 2020 in order to receive the early registration fee discount.


Conference Registration Fees are as follows: (Please note there is a discounted registration fee for payments made by check)

For RFA Members:  The Conference early registration fee must be received by January 31, 2020 and is $925.  The discounted rate for check payments is $895.  After January 31, the rate is $1,025 discounted to $995 for check payments. 

For RFA Guests:  The Conference early registration fee is $825, discounted to $795 for check payments if received before
January 31.  After January 31, the registration fee is $925, discounted to $895 for check payments.

For Non-Members:  The Conference registration fee is $1,125, discounted for check payments to $1,095.

Guests can purchase individual tickets to attend Tuesday evening's banquet and entertainment at Universal Studios for $200 per person.

Company sponsorships of $5,000 or more are eligible to receive one complimentary registration (basic registration fee only).  Please contact the RFA Office if you have questions.

 


Who Should Attend & Why

 

Who should attend the Conference:

  • President/CEO
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Quality Assurance, Quality Control
  • Operations Management
  • Technical Services
  • General Manager
  • Research & Development
  • New Business Development
  • Purchasing
  • Executive Chefs
  • Spouses

Why?

  • Build valuable relationships and network with the leaders of the industry
  • Learn about the current trends in chilled foods
  • Stay ahead of the learning curve
  • Find out what regulatory issues affect your business
  • Get practical, up-to-the-minute food safety information
  • Be inspired by motivational speakers and talking to others in your field
  • See the newest offerings in ingredients, packaging, equipment and services
  • Enjoy sunshine and fun at social events, tours and golf tournament

Registration Confirmation

Three weeks prior to the conference, you will receive a written confirmation and other conference information.  


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made by January 31, 2020, will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after January 31 or "no shows"
will not receive a refund. You can transfer your registration to another person within your company at any time.


How to Register

 

NON-MEMBERS: Download PDF Registration Form 

RFA MEMBERS: There are three ways to register for the 2020 RFA Annual Conference:

1. Register for the RFA Conference online! 

> Register by Check

> Register by Credit Card

2. Download a 2020 Conference Registration Form and email it to the RFA Office at [email protected] if paying
by credit card.

3. Download a 2020 Conference Registration Form and mail the form with your check to:
Refrigerated Foods Association
, 3823 Roswell Road, Suite 208, Marietta, GA 30062 or fax to 678-550-4504

Printable Registration Form


Hotel Reservations

 

The beautiful Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort is the RFA’s host hotel. All conference sessions and events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort.  This was voted the #1 Resort in Orlando in 2019!  

To make room reservations, please use this link:  https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/VISTA/G-RFAS   Or call the Hyatt Regency at 407-239-1234. Identify yourself as a RFA Conference attendee to receive a special room rate of $259 plus tax for single or double occupancy. This rate INCLUDES the resort fee.  The deadline for room reservations is January 31, 2020.

If you require room reservations outside our Conference dates, please call the hotel to make your reservations instead of using the online reservation system.

Please note: the RFA does NOT use third parties for reservations - please do not give your information to anyone who calls you!

To learn more about the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort, click here.


Transportation


Orlando International Airport (MCO) is 18 miles from the hotel ($60 taxi ride).  Uber and Lyft cars are readily available at the airport and cost approximately $28-45 (one way).


You can rent a car from Avis Transportation. The RFA's Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number is J095952. Please use this number when calling Avis directly at 1-800-331-1600 to receive the best car rental rates available.  RFA Conference attendees staying at the hotel can enjoy discounted self-parking for $10 plus tax per day.


Golf Tournament


The RFA Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, on the New Course at the Villas of Grand Cypress.   The fee is $240 and includes shuttle service to the course, prizes, green fee, cart fee, range balls, and a boxed lunch. Please note on the registration form if you need rental clubs - the fee is $65 plus tax. Clubs will be available for rent from the pro shop prior to the start of the tournament.  The tournament will tee off with a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m.  The dress code states collared shirts only, and shorts or pants.   DENIM IS PROHIBITED.  Ladies are welcome to wear skirts, skorts, shorts or pants (no denim).


Other Optional Activities on Tuesday

 

For non-golfers, we have several exciting activities to choose from!  Technical folks can attend the Technical Committee Meeting & Lunch featuring our annual forum with Technical Director Martin Mitchell.  The Technical Committee Meeting will run from 12:00 - 2:00 pm, and will include lunch.

A service project has been organized to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.  Volunteers will assemble Kids Packs for needy children who do not have access to school cafeterias during the weekends and when school is out.  This event will run 2:30-3:30 pm at the hotel.


 Tabletops

 

This year's Tabletop Reception will be held on Monday, February 24, 2020, from 3:30-6:30 p.m., with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres being served. It will take place onsite at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort.  Click here for the Tabletop Brochure.  For additional questions, please contact the RFA office at (678) 426-8175.


Sponsorship Opportunities

 

There are a number of Sponsorship Opportunities available during the RFA's 40th Annual Conference & Tabletop Exhibition.   You can gain exposure for your company by sponsoring social events, educational sessions, networking events, promotional items or golf tournament activities.  Sponsorship opportunities can be found here.  For questions, please contact the RFA office at (678) 426-8175.


 Spouse Event

We have a special event for spouses attending the Conference!  Please join us for a special Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Disney on Monday.  Participants must be at least 16 years of age.