Interactive Event Calendar
International Sweetener Colloquium
February 10-13, 2013
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa | Bonita Springs, FL
Co-hosted by the Sweetener Users Association and the International Dairy Foods Association, the International Sweetener Colloquium has long been considered the industry’s premier meeting. This annual event provides a unique opportunity for key players from all sectors to discuss the most pressing issues facing the global sweetener industry. The 2013 International Sweetener Colloquium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa located in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
|8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.||Registration|
|9:30 - 11:00 a.m.||SUA Board Meeting|
Golf Beverage Carts
Closet to the Pin Golf Contest
Hole In One
|6:00 - 7:30 p.m.||
Monday, February 11, 2013
|7:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||
Presentation Flash Drives
|7:30 - 8:30 a.m.||
Breakfast and Keynote Address - Under Secretary Michael Scuse (Confirmed)
|8:35 - 9:45 a.m.||
Session II - World and U.S. Sugar Outlook
|9:45 - 10:15 a.m.||Break|
|10:15 - 11:15 a.m.||Session III - International Energy and Ethanol Overview
If you want to know what’s happening in the U.S. and international energy market and in the Brazilian/Canadian/E.U./U.S. ethanol complex, be sure to attend this session. Congress eliminated the U.S. ethanol tariff and the ethanol tax credit, a devastating drought reduced U.S. corn production, and Brazil will factor these events into its ethanol/sugar mix from sugarcane production. Natural gas extraction is booming in the United States, shale gas and shale oil may be viable energy sources, and energy demands are rising, while Middle East crude oil supplies are threatened. This panel of experts will discuss the implications of these events and more to aid you in managing costs associated with energy inputs.
|11:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||
Session IV - The Trans-Pacific Partnership – Opportunities for Sugar Trade Liberalization
|6:00 - 7:00 p.m.||
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
|8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Registration|
|9:00 - 10:00 a.m.||
Session V - Hot Topic: Sustainability
|10:00 - 10:30 a.m.||Break|
|10:30 - 11:30 a.m.||
Session VI - The Future of Food Safety: Increased Laws or Self-Imposed Industry Regulation?
|11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.||Golf Awards Luncheon*|
|1:00 - 2:15 p.m.||
Session VII - The Sugar Program in the Real World
|2:20 - 3:30 p.m.||
Session VIII - Ingredients
|3:30 - 4:00 p.m.||Break|
|4:00 - 5:00 p.m.||
Session IX - What Does a Sweetener Buyer Need to Know?
|6:00 - 7:00 p.m.||Reception*|
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
|7:30 - 8:55 a.m.||
Session X - Coffee With Amy Walter: Analyzing Results of the 2012 Elections
|9:00 - 10:00 a.m.||
Session XI - The Regulatory Environment
Affiliate Meetings During the International Sweetener Colloquium
No meetings or events may be held during Colloquium program hours at the resort. Resort personnel will advise SUA of any such requests. However, we invite you to host a meeting or event at the resort during the following non-Colloquium program times:
Saturday, February 09, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
After 7:30 p.m.
Monday, February 11, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
After 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
After 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
After 10:00 a.m.
Please contact Diana Carmenates at (202) 220-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Key cards sponsored by:
The 2013 International Sweetener Colloquium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, FL.
Rooms are currently sold out at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point and at the Hyatt Place Coconut Point (2.5 miles away). Rooms are available at Embassy Suites Fort Myers – Estero (4.3 miles away). To make reservations click here. You can also make your reservations calling the hotel directly at 1(888)236-2427 and refer to the International Dairy Foods Association block. A shuttle will be provided from all the satellite hotels to the main hotel.
***NOTE: Only registered International Sweetener Colloquium attendees will receive the special group rate.
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Phone: (888) 421-1442
Hyatt Place Coconut Point
23120 Via Villagio
Estero, FL 33928
Embassy Suites Fort Myers - Estero
10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive
Transportation to/from Overflow Hotels:
To/From Hyatt Place
• Up to 4 passengers per town car: $10 each way
• 5+ passengers in an executive van: $4/person
To/From Embassy Suites
• Up to 4 passengers per town car: $20 each way
• 5+ passengers in an executive van: $6/person
International cuisine takes center stage, as the Executive Chef consistently delivers “comfortable food with an exciting twist”. Just as tantalizing as the food is Tanglewood’s setting, with wrought iron railings and verdant gardens overlooking a grand water feature. Tanglewood offers both indoor seating and patio dining where you can relax in the warm Florida sunshine.
Hours: Open daily for breakfast from 6:30 - 11:00 a.m; serves lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy exceptional views of Estero Bay from this casual restaurant. Jutting out over the water, Tarpon Bay has a beach cottage vibe, with colorful lanterns swaying softly over each table. The festiveness of the atmosphere finds its way into the food, as the chef infuses the freshest seafood with innovative combinations of herbs and spices for a truly memorable meal.
Hours: Open daily for dinner from 5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Reservations: Reservations are recommended; call (239) 390-4295 or to make a reservation on Open Table.
Playful, poolside fun is made to order at Corkscrew. Offering a full service bar and grill, fill up on mouth watering fare including burgers, salads and wraps, or simply cool down by the pool with a frozen drink under the giant mist machines.
Hours: Serves lunch and beverages from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily.
The main attraction of this golf course restaurant is the outdoor terrace providing panoramic views overlooking the 18th green. Whether you are coming in from the links or just meeting with friends for a casual lunch, you’ll appreciate the array of freshly prepared salads and sandwiches and full bar featuring premium liquors.
Hours: Serves lunch daily from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Find all your daily essentials — snacks, sundries and Starbucks — at this eclectic coffee shop. Kofe Nut offers a variety of items to meet your needs throughout the day. Grab breakfast to go before your morning tee time or cool down after a day at the beach with a creamy milkshake or fresh homemade Royal Scoop ice cream.
Hours: Open daily from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00p.m.
Raptor Bay Golf Club
5,000 square foot Adventure Pool
Hydra Grid tennis courts
Camp Coconut kids resort
24-hour business center
Big Hickory Island Beach
Everglades Wonder Gardens
Everglades National Park
Babcock Wilderness Adventures
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Ft. Myers Historical Museum
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
Lionel Train Museum
The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
The Florida Repertory Theatre
Seminole Gulf Railway’s Murder Mystery Dinner Train
Getting to Bonita Springs (Fort Myers, FL)
*Average temperatures in Bonita Springs during February are 77F high and 56F low.
Getting There by Air:
Fort Myers is served by the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). We are pleased to announce discounts with American, Delta and United Airlines for the 2013 International Sweetener Colloquium. The following promotions are available:
IDFA has partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees a 5 percent discount for the 2013 International Sweetener Colloquium in Bonita Springs, Florida. The valid travel dates for this discount are February 7 - 16, 2013. You can easily access American's fares and apply this discount by going to www.aa.com to book your flight. Place Promotion Code 8823BX in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically. This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection. International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code.
You may also call (800) 433-1790 to book your flights, please refer to promotion code 8823BX when you call. Please note there is a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by phone. Please use our preferred partner, American Airlines when you can because of the benefits provided to you as a traveler and to IDFA for extended partner value.
Promotion Code: 8823BX
Delta is pleased to offer discounted airfares. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com. When booking online, select Meeting Event Code and enter NMF2T in the box provided on the Search Flight page. Reservations may also be made by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111, Monday – Friday 7 a.m.-7p.m. CDT. Provide Meeting Event Code NMF2T. Please note that a direct ticketing fee will apply for booking by phone.
United Airlines offers discounts off published fares of 2 to 10 percent. Valid travel dates are February 7-16, 2013. Book your reservations online at www.united.com for maximum savings and receive an additional 3 percent discount off the published fares. Click on www.united.com, choose your flight times and access your meeting discount by inserting ZNVD930444 in the offer code box. Or you may call your travel professional or United Meetings at (800) 426-1122 ($25 service fee). Refer to Z Code ZNVD and Agreement Code 930444.
Getting to the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
From Southwest Florida International Airport (Fort Myers)
Follow Terminal Access Road (East) to the intersection of Ben Hill Griffin Parkway / Treeline Avenue Extension. Turn left onto Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, and follow to Corkscrew Road (approx. 7 miles). At Corkscrew Road, turn right and follow to South Tamiami Trail (US 41) (approx 3-1 / 2 miles). Turn left onto S. Tamiami Trail and follow for approximately 2 miles to Coconut Road. Turn right at Coconut Road, Hyatt Regency is at the end.
Approximate Cab fare: $40 - 45 (one way)
Valet is available for $20.00 per day.
The golf tournament is open to all attendees, spouses, family members, and guests accompanying registrants of the 2013 International Sweetener Colloquium.
The golf tournament is a social program and is not intended for individuals who wish to fully participate in the sessions.
Name badges must be worn for admission to all functions.
*A "guest" is a spouse, significant other, friend or an adult child (18 or older). A co-worker or an associate within the industry may not use the guest registration category. Spouse/Guests are complimentary with a paid attendee.
Golf Tournament at the Raptor Bay Golf Club
Sunday, February 10, 2012
Noon shotgun start Price: $195 per person
True stewards of the land, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa carefully crafted each hole at the Raptor Bay Golf Club to blend with the environment, leaving a beautiful course with natural surroundings. Under the guidance of Audubon International, they have developed an ecological design that preserved the most valuable habitats on site and restored nearly 25 acres of wetlands. With no residential sites on the property, the natural surroundings encourage the appearance of protected wild creatures including the American Bald Eagle, Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets and Whooping Crane.
- Green Fees
- Boxed Lunch
- Cart fees
- Practice Balls
- Service Fees
1. When is the 2013 International Sweetener Colloquium being held?
The International Sweetener Colloquium will be held Sunday, February 10, through Wednesday, February 13, 2013.
2. Why should I attend the 2013 International Sweetener Colloquium?
The International Sweetener Colloquium is an annual event that provides a unique opportunity to hear key players from key sectors discuss the pressing issues that affect your business. This is a great opportunity to join industry colleagues for four days of educational sessions, networking and the annual golf tournament.
3. Who attends the International Sweetener Colloquium?
The International Sweetener Colloquium is one of the industry's largest annual events, which is attended by more than 400 sweetener industry professionals each year. Attendees include sweetener buyers, suppliers, academics and policy makers, which makes the Colloquium one of the most sought-after networking events in the industry.
4. Will there be exhibits?
No, there are no exhibits for this event.
5. Which hotel has been reserved? What is the rate?
The International Sweetener Colloquium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL. There is a special room rate of $249 per night for registered attendees.
6. Can I make my hotel reservations now?
Yes, you can make your reservation directly on the hotel website or call the resort at (888) 421-1442 to reserve your room today. When calling, refer to the International Sweetener Colloquium to receive the special room rate.
7. What is the schedule for the International Sweetener Colloquium?
The agenda with program and activities schedule is available online. Please note that the program schedule is subject to change.
8. How can I become a speaker at the International Sweetener Colloquium?
The International Sweetener Colloquium offers attendees access to divergent opinions, important policy makers and the latest research. If you would like to suggest a topic for the Colloquium, please email John Kelly, Manager of International Affairs, at (202) 220-3507 or email@example.com.
9. How do I register for the International Sweetener Colloquium?
The fastest and easiest way to register is online.
You may also email your registration to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax it to (202) 331-7820 or mail it to: IDFA Registrar, 1250H St, NW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20005.
10. What is the registration fee?
There is a multiple registration discount. The first three registrants pay $1045 each, registrant four pays $950, and registrants 5 and greater pay $900. An early bird discount is currently in effect until December 10, 2012. After December 10, 2012 the registration rates will change to $1095 for the first three registrants, $995 for registrant four, and $945 for registrants 5 and greater. In order to qualify for the multiple registration discount, all registrants must be registered at the same time.
11. What does my registration fee include?
Your registration fee includes access to all sessions Monday through Wednesday, meal functions on Monday and Tuesday, and receptions Sunday through Tuesday evenings.
12. Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?
Yes, you will receive a confirmation for your registration via email. It will contain detailed information about this year's International Sweetener Colloquium.
13. What is the registration cancellation/refund policy?
Full refunds will be granted for written cancellations received up to three weeks before the meeting. Cancellations received one to three weeks before the meeting will be eligible for a 50 percent refund. No registration refunds will be granted after February 3, 2013. All cancellations must be received in writing. Substitutions may be made without penalty. All golf tournament cancellations must be made before January 11, 2013. No golf tournament refunds will be given after this date.
14. I am a member of the news media, do you have press registration?
Yes, it is $350.
15. Are there any airfare discounts?
Yes IDFA has partnered with four different airlines to offer discounts to attendees. We are pleased to announce discounts with American Airlines, Delta and United. Visit the hotel and travel section for more information.
16. What is the dress code?
Business casual attire is highly recommended. Average temperatures in Bonita Springs during February are 77F high and 56F low.
17. I am bringing my family with me; will there be any activities for them to enjoy?
We offer activities for families to enjoy. We have an afternoon golf tournament on Sunday February 10th. Please visit the Area Attractions section for more information.
18. My question is not here! Who should I contact?
If you have any further questions about 2013 International Sweetener Colloquium, please contact Maria Velasco, meetings assistant at (202) 220-3557 or email@example.com.
- Register Online
- Download a Registration Form
- Email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax the form to (202) 331-7820
- Mail the form and check to IDFA, 1250 H St, NW, Ste. 900, Washington, DC 20005
For more information, contact IDFA's meetings assistant and registrar at email@example.com.