2017 Program and Registration

2017 ASGA Annual Meeting Program

Hilton Downtown Miami, Miami, Florida

Sunday, January 29

  • Golf Tournament – Melreese Country Club
  • Registration
  • Welcome Reception

Monday, January 30

  • Looking Ahead to the 2018 Food Security Act
  • Public Policy Attacks on Caloric Sweeteners, and Industry Response
  • Cuba on the Sugar Market Horizon
  • The 2017 AG Policy Agenda
  • Reception

Tuesday, January 31

  • Turbulence in the North American Sugar Market
  • Biotech Disclosure and the Rulemaking Process
  • Biotech Seminar for Spouses
  • 2016 Cleavinger Intern Report and Issues Wrap Up
  • President’s Luncheon
  • Reception and Dinner

Annual Meeting Registration Opens November 7.  Make your Hotel Reservations NOW!

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:  Special Group Rate – $259.00 (Single/Double)/night plus tax. Complimentary wireless internet in guest rooms, access to Fitness Center, and 24-hour access to Business Center.   Reservations can be made online or by calling toll free 1-800-HILTONS.  Inform the hotel that you are with the ASGA room block.  The cut-off date for reservations is December 23, 2016.

AIRPORTS/TRANSPORTATION:

  • Miami International Airport: Just 5 miles from Hotel (approximately 15 minutes of drive time).
    • Super Shuttle $16.00
    • Rental Car Rates vary by company
    • Taxi $25.00
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport: Distance from hotel is 24 miles and approximately 40 minutes of drive time.
    • Rental Car Rates vary by company
    • Taxi $85.00
  • Palm Beach International Airport: Distance from hotel is 61 miles and approximately 70 minutes of drive time.
    • Rental Car Rates vary by company
    • Taxi $90.00
  • Parking:
    • Self parking $25.00 (garage)
    • Valet: $28.00

THINGS TO DOhttp://www.miamiandbeaches.com/

WEATHER AND ATTIRE:  Lovely weather in late January and early February with daytime temperatures in the mid 70s and low 60s in the evening.  For general sessions and social events, business casual attire is appropriate (jackets/no ties).  Most restaurants are business casual.  Comfortable shoes are suggested since most everything is within walking distance or short light rail ride.

Zika Travel Advisory Notice
The safety and well-being of ASGA Annual Meeting attendees is a top priority, and we are aware of concerns that some may have regarding mosquito borne illnesses. Here are some websites that may provide information for you as you consider travel to Miami. For your reference, the Hilton Miami address is 1601 Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami.

http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/travel-advisory-information

What You Need to Know

Miami-Dade County’s mosquito-control team is continually testing mosquitos for Zika and taking measures to spray the affected areas. For complete details on the CDC’s advisory, visit: www.cdc.gov/zika/intheus/florida-update.html and https://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html

 

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