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A.B. Stoddard
Associate Editor and Columnist, RealClearPolitics

A.B. Stoddard is an associate editor and columnist with political news site and polling data aggregator RealClearPolitics, and a contributor and guest host for SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel. She appears regularly on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNN, and MSNBC for her expertise as a political commentator. She is a former associate editor and columnist for The Hill newspaper. Her column with The Hill won first place Dateline Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Washington, D.C. chapter in 2010 and 2011.

Nonpartisan, Stoddard addresses elections and the political landscape of the day. Frequently meeting with sources and politicians of all stripes, Stoddard has her finger on the pulse of Washington, DC as she offers detailed and smart political and electoral analyses. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, her talks cover the five biggest stories in the news, the most up-to-date happenings between Congress and the White House, ongoing budget battles and the electoral prospects for the two parties.

Journalism Journey. Stoddard had always wanted to be a reporter, and she caught the political bug watching Justice Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court nomination hearings. She began her journalism career as a reporter for the Potomac News in northern Virginia, and she has covered the U.S. Congress since 1994 as a reporter at The Hill and a Senate producer for ABC News. She returned to The Hill as a commentator and columnist in 2006.

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Darren Seifer
Executive Director, Industry Analyst - Food Consumption, The NPD Group

As the food & beverage industry analyst for The NPD Group, a leading market research company, Darren provides insights based on NPD’s food-related research to organizations and companies across the country. Prior to joining NPD in March 2007, he was an analyst with Information Resources, Inc (IRI), and spent over seven years examining consumer packaged goods trends, and worked with a variety of industry leaders covering dozens of food and beverage categories. He has authored NPD topical reports on how the economy affects consumers’ in-home meal strategies, profile of the organics consumer, the impact of Baby Boomers and Millennials on America’s eating patterns, the unique consumption behaviors of Hispanics in the U.S., and has been a contributing writer for trade publications.

Darren is a frequent speaker at industry events such as the Institutes of Medicine and Biome Research, National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA), Obesity Society, Shopper Marketing Expo, United Fresh, and is a faculty member of the Path to Purchase Institute. He holds a bachelor degree from Northwestern University and makes his home in New York City.

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Scott Colbert
Executive Vice President, Chief Economist and Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

Mr. Scott M. Colbert, CFA is a Vice President and Director at Commerce Bank. He is the Director of Fixed Income Management at The Commerce Trust Company. Mr. Colbert is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Commerce Investment Advisors, Inc. He joined Commerce in 1993 and has vast years of investment experience. Previously, Mr. Colbert spent six years as a Portfolio Manager at Armco Investment Management, managing fixed-income investments for employee-benefit, insurance, and endowment funds. Mr. Colbert is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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  • 2020 MARKS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL SWEETENER COLLOQUIUM
    Co-hosted by the Sweetener Users Association and the International Dairy Foods Association, the Colloquium has long been considered the industry’s premier gathering for leaders of the global sweetener industry. 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 Colloquium draws hundreds of professionals and decision-makers from the sweetener industry and from companies that use sweeteners in the products they make. Buyers, refiners, distributors and food companies actively participate in the Colloquium, using it as a springboard to enhance their business and trading-partner network.

    Highlights
    For almost 40 years, the International Sweetener Colloquium has been a popular place for industry professionals to meet, network and conduct business. The flexible meeting format and location encourage formal and informal discussions and fosters relationships, while a host of informative presentations highlight important trends and issues affecting the sweetener industry.

    EDUCATION  • • •  From new trade agreements and regulatory policies to concerns about processing, distribution and product innovation, the issues affecting the natural and artificial sweeteners industry require a constant learning process.

    NETWORKING  • • •  Receptions, sporting events, educational and policy sessions, informal meetings and meals are all perfect opportunities to make business connections and broaden your reach to new industry contacts.

    COMMUNICATION  • • •  Opportunities for one-on-one connections and sharing ideas across the industry are a hallmark of the Colloquium. The format encourages formal and informal discussions as colleagues, decision-makers and trading partners participate in educational sessions, meetings and in-depth discussions about industry issues.

    BUSINESS  • • •  The busy hallways, sessions and networking events at the Colloquium offer a lucrative opportunity to foster business relationships with the most influential people working with sugar and sweeteners today.

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    Schedule is subject to change.

    Sunday, February 23
    9:00 AM 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Registration
    9:30 AM 9:30 - 11:00 AM
    Sweetener Users Association Board Meeting (invitation only)
    Noon Noon 
    Golf Tournament
    Location: Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort & Club

    Sponsored By:
    Domino Foods
    6:00 PM 6:00 - 7:30 PM
    Welcome Reception

    Sponsored By:
    Imperial Sugar
    Monday, February 24
    7:30 AM 7:30 AM - Noon
    Registration
    8:00 AM 8:00 - 9:00 AM
    Session I: Breakfast and Keynote Address
    9:15 AM 9:15 - 10:30 AM
    Session II: International Sugar Market Outlook
    The global sugar market continues to evolve, transitioning from a year of surplus supply in 2018 to a deficit this year, and several countries are setting the pace. India is now the dominant factor affecting world raw sugar supply and prices, while Brazil maintains its focus on ethanol. Exports from Mexico continue to climb, but the EU is struggling. What will the market look like in the coming year? Our panel of experts will examine the global sugar market and outline the factors that could influence supplies and prices in 2020.
    10:30 AM 10:30 - 10:50 AM 
    Networking Break
    10:50 AM 10:50 AM - Noon 
    Session III: North American Sweetener Market Outlook
    U.S. sugar supplies tightened during the past year, while demand for corn sweeteners continued to decline, and these trends are likely to remain the same in the coming year. The sugar suspension agreements between the United States and Mexico continue to dictate sweetener trade, shifting more sugar from Mexico onto the world market. What will all these changes mean for U.S. beet and cane sugar supplies, especially under the federal sugar program? How are other actions, such as reformulation, added-sugar labeling and sugar-related taxes, affecting domestic sweetener consumption? Our panelists will provide valuable insight and share their expectations for the North American sweetener market in 2020.

    4:00 PM

    4:00 - 5:30 PM 
    Sugar Industry Sustainability Meeting (invitation only)
    6:00 PM 6:00 - 7:00 PM 
    Networking Reception

    Sponsored By:
    International Food Products Corporation
    Tuesday, February 25
    8:00 AM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Registration
    8:30 AM 8:30 - 9:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    9:00 AM 9:00 - 10:15 AM
    Session IV: Trade in an Election Year
    To say that international trade has become increasingly challenging is a vast understatement, especially for countries seeking to energize their economies through traditional measures that previously provided market advantages. Trade disputes and tariff wars are the new norm, but the Trump administration likely will need tangible results for American farmers and many other sectors as campaigns ramp up for the U.S. elections next November. Our panel of trade policy experts will explore the current trade environment and offer well-honed insight into what we can expect during the coming months.
    10:15 AM 10:15 - 10:45 AM
    Networking Break
    10:45 AM 10:45 - 11:45 AM
    Session V: Companies, Consumers and Food: The Marketplace in the Next Decade
    Several influential health and nutrition groups have drawn a bulls-eye on sweeteners, especially sugar, but are their efforts affecting product formulation and consumer demand? We hear consumers say they’re cutting back on sugar, but do their actions match their words? The NPD Group’s top analyst on food consumption trends will share the firm’s latest research findings and answer these important questions for our industry.

    Speaker
    A.B. Stoddard Darren Seifer
    Executive Director, Industry Analyst-Food Consumption
    The NPD Group
     
    Noon Noon - 1:15 PM
    Session VI: Luncheon – Current Political Outlook

    Award-winning commentator and columnist A.B. Stoddard began a recent post, saying, “Today, President Trump doesn’t have enough voters to win a second term.” Her next column opened with this headline: “Democrats Making a Big Mistake by Rushing Impeachment.” Clearly Stoddard doesn’t take sides or pull punches when offering her non-partisan perspective of the political landscape and the upcoming U.S. elections. Stoddard has covered people and politics in Washington, D.C., since 1994. She appears regularly on the "Special Report With Bret Baier," as well as other shows on FOX and CNN. In this session, she’ll tackle the headlines and hype with unbiased analysis, wit and wisdom.

    Speaker
    A.B. Stoddard A.B. Stoddard
    Associate Editor and Columnist
    RealClearPolitics
     
    1:30 PM 1:30 - 2:30 PM
    Session VII: Life After Subsidies

    The European Union reformed its sugar policy and ended quotas in 2017, and some industry observers say the result has been competitive chaos and economic ruin. Australia also ended sugar subsidies years ago, but its sugar producers claim to have gotten along just fine without them. Our panelists will share their perspectives on how the rollback of subsidies affected these two major sugar-producing countries so differently. They’ll also consider the implications for other sugar-producing countries with extensive supports and quotas – like the United States.

    2:30 PM 2:30 - 2:50 PM
    Networking Break
    2:50 PM
     
    2:50 - 4:00 PM
    Session VIII: Ingredients Outlook

    Trade wars and severe weather set the stage for the volatility in ingredient markets this year. Those factors and the sharp political rhetoric during the U.S. presidential election campaign likely will be primary influencers in 2020, in addition to regular fluctuations of supply and demand. Our panel of analysts will examine the existing and emerging factors that are affecting ingredient prices and your bottom line, including abundant domestic and world supplies of wheat, corn and soybeans; a large cocoa bean crop with a new pricing mechanism in West Africa; and increasing global influences on dairy.

    Wednesday, February 26
    7:30 AM 7:30 - 8:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    8:00 AM 8:00 - 9:00 AM
    Session IX: U.S. Economic Outlook

    The expansion of the U.S. economy is weakening, and growth in other major economies remains sluggish or flat, with some even hitting negative numbers. The growth in U.S. manufacturing also has paused, following the spurt of activity fueled in part by tax cuts. Yet Americans are still spending, the job market is tight, and the Fed has cut interest rates. What is the U.S. economic outlook as we head into an election year with unresolved trade issues and market uncertainty? Join us for an update from the chief economist for The Commerce Trust Company to learn what we can expect in the year ahead.

    Speaker
    Scott Colbert Scott Colbert
    Executive Vice President, Chief Economist and Director of Fixed Income
    The Commerce Trust Company
     
    9:00 AM 9:00 - 10:15 AM
    Session X: The Status and Impact of the U.S. Sugar Policy

    U.S. sugar policy has stabilized now that the U.S.-Mexico sugar suspension agreements are operating effectively and without change. The parameters of the U.S. sugar program seem to be set, barring any challenges to the 2018 Farm Bill or the structure of the suspension agreements. What impact will the policy have on major customers in the sweetener users industry? This final session is always a crowd favorite because the panel provides a wide range of opinions and insight that spark lively conversations and debate. You won’t want to miss it.

    10:15 AM 10:30 AM
    Adjournment


    The fastest and easiest way to register is online. If a paper form is required to submit a check payment, please download the registration form.

      Early
    Ends Nov 15th
    Regular
    After Nov 15th
    Regular (1st- 3rd Registration) $1,175 $1,275
    Regular Group Registration of 4 People
    $1,150 $1,250
    Regular Group Registration of 5 People or More  $1,125 $1,225
    Government / News Media / University $450 $450
    Golf Tournament 
    $250 $250
    Companion / Spouse $175 $175

    FAQs

    Q: Registration substitutions
    Registration is non-transferable from one company to another; however, substitutions within companies are welcome at any time. Please email registrar@idfa.org if you would like to make a registration substitution.

    Q: Registration Cancellation Policy
    Registration cancellations received in writing will be accepted prior to January 24, 2020 for a full refund, minus a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received after January 2, 2020, will be eligible for a 50 percent refund, less the processing fee. Your Colloquium registration fee is non-refundable after February 7, 2020. Substitutions may be made without penalty. All cancellations and substitutions must be received in writing at registrar@idfa.org.

    Q: Golf Tournament Cancellation Policy
    All golf tournament cancellations will receive a full refund before January 24, 2020. No tournament refunds will be issued after January 24, 2020. All cancellations must be received in writing at registrar@idfa.org.

    Q: Attire
    Attire is business casual although we encourage attendees to dress comfortable for evening receptions which may be held outdoors. The average temperatures in Palm Springs, California in February are 75°F high and 50°F low.

    Q: Affiliate Events
    Affiliate events are defined as non-Colloquium sponsored events that take place before, during or after the International Sweetener Colloquium. These include, but are not limited to, business meetings, receptions, dinners, group activities, and other social functions. If you are interested in reserving space at the conference hotel for an affiliate meeting or event, please contact mlembke@idfa.org. Space is limited and requests will be considered on a first-come, first served basis.

    Questions: If you have questions or need assistance with the registration process, please contact IDFA at 202-737-4332 or registrar@idfa.org.


    The International Sweetener Colloquium will be held at the La Quinta Waldorf Astoria Resort in the greater Palm Springs area. You may make your hotel reservations online or directly with the hotel by calling (800) 598-3828. When calling, refer to the International Sweetener Colloquium to receive the special room rate of $289 per night plus applicable taxes. The deadline to secure a room is January 31, 2020. We have reserved a large block of rooms, but once all the rooms have been booked, we cannot guarantee that additional space will be available.

    Hotel Reservation Policy: You must register for the International Sweetener Colloquium to be eligible for the conference discounted room rates. Only one reservation is permitted per registrant. If a hotel guest is not registered for the International Sweetener Colloquium, IDFA reserves the right to cancel the guest room reservation without notice.

    La Quinta Resort & Club  |  49-499 Eisenhower Drive  |  La Quinta, California  |  760-564-4111  |  laquintaresort.com

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    Golf Tournament
    Sunday, February 23  |  12:00 PM Shotgun Start

    Registration Fee: $250 per person
    Registration includes: greens fees, boxed lunch, cart fees, practice balls, beverages, and service fees. Appropriate golf attire and shoes are required.

    We will do our best to accommodate any foursome requests. If you would like to request a person(s) in your foursome, please list their name and company during registration.

    Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort & Club
    The Mountain Course, nestled at the base of the picturesque Santa Rosa Mountains, is famed for its Pete Dye design, playability and stunning visuals. The course features pot bunkers, rock formations, elevations of tee boxes and well-bunkered greens. The Mountain course, one of the top courses in the valley, has been the home to the World Cup, the PGA National Club Pro Championships and the California State Open.

    Tournament Sponsors
    Domino Foods
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    Sponsorship is one of the best ways to brand your organization as a thought-leader and to highlight your commitment to advancing the sweetener industry.

    CONNECT WITH YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE
    Reach hundreds of executives and decision-makers from the sweetener industry and from companies that use sweeteners in the products they make.

    GROW YOUR BRAND AWARENESS
    Extend your message, reinforce your brand and enhance your company's reputation to a focused audience embedded with industry leaders.

    MARKET YOUR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
    Showcase your products and services to professionals looking for ways to increase profitability, enhance efficiency, and collaborate on finding solutions.

    NETWORK WITH CLIENTS
    Maintain business relationships with prospective and existing clients with hours of dedicated networking opportunities.

     

     Interested?  CONTACT: Melissa Lembke  |  202-220-3512  |  mlembke@idfa.org



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    OPENING RECEPTION – $30,000

    First impressions are important, so why not be the first to welcome every attendee to the Colloquium? Help set the tone for an exciting and productive conference by sponsoring the Opening Reception. This reception is always a prime opportunity for networking because attendees reconnect with old colleagues and meet new customers.

    OPENING RECEPTION BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Two-minute introduction of a general session
    2. Two complimentary conference registrations
    3. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    4. Company name placed on event signage
    5. Live recognition at the conference
    6. Option to provide promotional materials to attendees
    AFTER-HOURS PARTY – $15,000

    Give your industry colleagues a place to continue conversations and networking by sponsoring the After-Hours Party on the opening night of the conference. This special event is a perfect place for your company to reach everyone while they’re still fresh and anxious to mingle.

    AFTER-HOURS PARTY BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    2. Company name placed on event signage
    3. Live recognition at the conference
    4. Option to provide branded items to be used during the sponsored event
    GOLF TOURNAMENT – $10,500

    Ever stop to wonder how many deals are done on a golf course? Probably more than anyone can count. That may be one reason the Colloquium golf tournament is always so popular. This sponsorship is a guaranteed winner!

    GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. One complimentary registration for golf tournament
    2. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    3. Company name placed on event signage
    4. Live recognition at the tournament
    5. Option to provide a giveaway item at the tournament
    KEYNOTE BREAKFAST – $10,000

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and the keynote address is one of the best-attended sessions. Always the first general session, when everyone is still fresh and paying close attention, the Monday morning breakfast will feature a well-known and well-respected keynote speaker.

    KEYNOTE BREAKFAST BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Two-minute welcome and introduction of keynote session
    2. One complimentary conference registration
    3. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    4. Company name placed on event signage
    5. Live recognition at the conference
    6. Option to provide promotional materials to breakfast attendees
    TUESDAY LUNCHEON – $10,000

    Gain maximum exposure by sponsoring the Tuesday Luncheon at the Colloquium. One of the conference best attended sessions, the Tuesday luncheon is a great opportunity to gain added visibility among sweetener executives enjoying conversations with industry colleagues.

    TUESDAY LUNCHEON BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Two-minute welcome and introduction of luncheon session
    2. One complimentary conference registration
    3. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    4. Company name placed on event signage
    5. Live recognition at the conference
    6. Option to provide promotional materials to luncheon attendees
    HOTEL KEY CARDS – $8,500

    Colloquium attendees who stay at the conference hotel will see your company’s logo printed prominently on their hotel room key cards. Your company name will be the first thing they see as they head out in the morning and the last thing they see as they turn in for the night.

    HOTEL KEY CARDS BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Company logo on the hotel key card given to each guest upon check-in
    2. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    3. Company name placed on event signage
    4. Live recognition at the conference
    MOBILE APP – $6,500

    The Colloquium mobile app offers a great opportunity to highlight your brand before, during and after the conference. Attendees will access the app often to look up conference schedules, floor plans, bios, photos and social media updates. Your company logo and link will be right there whenever they check in.

    MOBILE APP BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Sponsor banner ad on every page of the mobile app
    2. Sponsor page including link to sponsor website
    3. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    4. Company name placed on event signage
    5. Live recognition at the conference
    REGISTRATION LANYARDS – $6,500

    Every attendee at the Colloquium will receive a name badge that is required for entrance to all sessions and conference events. Those name badges hang from lanyards that can be emblazoned with your company logo. Imagine the visual impact of your industry colleagues sporting your company name
    throughout the entire conference.

    REGISTRATION LANYARDS BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Logo on registration lanyards
    2. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    3. Company name placed on event signage
    4. Live recognition at the conference
    REGISTRATION LOUNGE – $6,500

    The Registration Lounge is in a strategic location that guarantees your company name will be one of the first things every attendee sees as they arrive. The prominent placement of the lounge also ensures that attendees will spend time there throughout the conference, having impromptu business meetings and gathering for networking. If you’re looking for visibility, the Registration Lounge is a good choice for your
    sponsorship dollars.

    REGISTRATION LOUNGE BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. A lounge in the registration area with company branding
    2. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    3. Company name placed on event signage
    4. Live recognition at the conference
    NETWORKING RECEPTION – $5,000

    After a full day of informative sessions and meetings, everyone will be looking for a place to relax, unwind and make some new contacts. The networking reception is ideal for a sponsor who wants to make an impression by hosting a great evening of tasty food, cool drinks and warm camaraderie.

    NETWORKING RECEPTION BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    2. Company name placed on event signage
    3. Live recognition at the conference
    4. Option to provide branded items to be used during the sponsored event
    ON-SITE PRINTED PROGRAM – $5,000

    Every attendee will receive a copy of the onsite printed program when he or she picks up registration materials at the Colloquium. This program is a primary reference tool for everyone at the conference. Prominent placement of your company name and logo virtually guarantees that every attendee will think of your company many times throughout the course of the event.

    ON-SITE PRINTED PROGRAM BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Sponsor logo on front page of program
    2. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    3. Company name placed on event signage
    4. Live recognition at the conference
    WIFI – $5,000

    WiFi is every conference attendee’s connection to the outside world, and attendees will be connecting often to check social media updates and messages from the office. When you sponsor WiFi service during the Colloquium, your company logo and a link to your company website will appear every time they log in. That’s how real connections are made.

    WIFI BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Sponsor logo and link on landing page
    2. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    3. Company name placed on event signage
    4. Live recognition at the conference
    COFFEE BREAK – $3,500 each

    Coffee breaks are a glittering oasis during a long day of meetings. Nothing makes conference attendees happier than knowing a cup of coffee or a relaxing conversation is waiting for them just outside the meeting room door.

    COFFEE BREAK BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    2. Company name placed on event signage
    3. Live recognition at the conference
    CONFERENCE GIVEAWAY – $3,500

    Get your logo and company message in the hands of conference attendees by providing a promotional item (notepad, pen, water bottle, hand sanitizer, lip balm, etc.) to be distributed to all conference attendees.

    CONFERENCE GIVEAWAY BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Recognition on conference materials and on conference website
    2. Company name placed on event signage
    3. Live recognition at the conference
    4. Giveaway provided by sponsor distributed to conference attendees. If needed, IDFA can assist with arranging for the promotional giveaway items at the sponsor’s expense.
    GOLF BEVERAGE CART – $3,500 each

    Golfers get thirsty out there on the links. You can help their scores and extend their stamina by sponsoring a beverage cart at the Colloquium golf tournament. Provide a cool beverage along the way, and every golfer on the course will be your friend.

    GOLF BEVERAGE CART BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    2. Company name placed on event signage and beverage cart
    3. Live recognition at the tournament
    4. Option to provide a giveaway item at the tournament
    GOLF TOURNAMENT CONTESTS – $2,500 each

    Golf contests are a fun way to make the game more exciting and raise the level of competition among players. To sweeten the pot and raise the stakes at this tournament, there are three golf contests available for sponsorship:

    • Hole-In-One Contest: $2,500
    • Longest Drive Contest: $2,500
    • Closet-to-the-Pin Contest: $2,500

    GOLF TOURNAMENT CONTEST BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Hole-In-One: Winner receives a $10,000 cash prize
    2. Longest Drive: Winner receives a $100 resort gift card
    3. Closest-to-the-Pin: Winner receives a $100 resort gift card
    4. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    5. Company name placed on event signage
    6. Live recognition at the conference
    7. Option to provide a giveaway item at the tournament
    EXHIBIT AREA DISPLAY TABLE – $2,500 (MEMBER); $5,000 (NON-MEMBER)

    The exhibit area is one of the event’s sweet spots for displaying your company’s products or services. You won’t be starved for attention in this exhibit area because it’s also the location for the coffee breaks and continental breakfasts. That means you’ll be within easy reach of the most powerful decision makers in the sweetener industry, and everyone will be hungry for information about your company.

    EXHIBIT AREA DISPLAY TABLE BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Six-foot table for display
    2. Recognition in conference materials and on conference website
    3. Company name placed on event signage
    MEETING ROOMS ON DEMAND – $1,000 (FULL CONFERENCE); $500 (ONE DAY)

    Planning to hold a meeting during the Colloquium or need a private space to conduct business? Expand your capacity for dedicated face-to-face discussions by reserving a private meeting room for your company to use at the conference hotel. Space is limited! Day and room size are subject to availability.

    MEETING ROOMS ON DEMAND BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Use of a private meeting room in the conference hotel
    2. Companies are responsible for organizing set up and food and beverage
      requests directly with the hotel
    Speakers will be announced below as they are confirmed. Keynotes
    Scott Colbert
    Scott Colbert
    Executive Vice President, Chief Economist and Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

    Scott M. Colbert, CFA is a Vice President and Director ...    MORE
    Darren Seifer
    Darren Seifer
    Executive Director, Industry Analyst-Food Consumption, The NPD Group

    As the food & beverage industry analyst for The NPD Group, a leading market research company, Darren provides insights ...    MORE
    A.B. Stoddard
    A.B. Stoddard
    Associate Editor and Columnist, RealClearPolitics

    A.B. Stoddard is an associate editor and columnist with political news site and polling data aggregator RealClearPolitics...    MORE
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    International Sweetener Colloquium 2020 materials will be available once you have completed registration.