Co-hosted by the Sweetener Users Association and the International Dairy Foods Association, the International Sweetener Colloquium provides a unique opportunity for key players from all sectors to discuss the most pressing issues facing the global sweetener industry.
Attendees will be given the opportunity to participate in content-rich sessions with presentations from a wide range of speakers, addressing the latest challenges and opportunities facing the industry. Topics will cover everything from government regulation and political outlook to current research findings and market trends.
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 networks.
|February 26, 2023||Event||Speaker||Location|
|9:30am - 11:00am||SUA Board Meeting (invitation only)|
|12:30pm||Golf Tournament – Sponsored by: Domino Foods Inc.|
|6:00pm - 7:30pm||Welcome Reception – Sponsored by: Imperial Sugar|
|9:00pm||After-Hour Party – Sponsored by: ADM|
|February 27, 2023||Event||Speaker||Location|
|8:15am - 9:15am||Session I – Breakfast: Keynote Address|
|9:30am - 10:30am||Session II – International Sugar Market Outlook|
|10:30am - 11:00am||Networking Break – Sponsored by: National Sugar Marketing|
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Session III – North American Sweetener Market Outlook|
|4:00pm - 5:30pm||Sugar Industry Sustainability Meeting (invitation only)|
|6:00pm - 7:00pm||Networking Reception – Sponsored by: Barchart.com Inc.|
|February 28, 2023||Event||Speaker||Location|
|8:45am - 9:15am||Continental Breakfast|
|9:15am - 10:15am||Session IV – Economic Forecast and Financial Market Update|
|10:15am - 10:45am||Networking Break|
|10:45am - 11:45am||Session V – Consumer Trends|
|12:00pm - 1:15pm||
Session VI – Luncheon: Current Political Outlook
A.B. Stoddard offers a non-partisan perspective of the political landscape of the day and our nation’s upcoming elections. 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 analysis. In a talk as up-to-date as the headlines, she covers 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. </br>Speaker: <b>A.B. Stoddard</b>, Associate Editor and Columnist, RealClearPolitics
|1:30pm - 2:30pm||Session VII – Sugar Supply Chain|
|2:30pm - 3:00pm||Networking Break|
|3:00pm - 4:00pm||Session VIII – Sustainability|
|March 1, 2023||Event||Speaker||Location|
|7:30am - 8:00am||Continental Breakfast|
|8:00am - 9:00am||Session IX – U.S. Sugar Policy|
|9:00am - 10:00am||Session X – Commodities|
Associate Editor and Columnist | RealClearPolitics
Address: 49/499 Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253
The International Sweetener Colloquium will be held at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California (the Greater Palm Springs area). You may make your hotel reservations online or directly with the hotel by calling (760) 564-4111. When calling, refer to the International Sweetener Colloquium to receive the special room rate of $299 per night plus applicable taxes. The deadline to secure a room is February 3, 2023. 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.
Q: Registration Substitutions
Registration is non-transferable from one company to another; however, substitutions within companies are welcome at any time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.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 27, 2023 for a full refund, minus a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received after January 27, 2023, will be eligible for a 50 percent refund, less the processing fee. Your registration fee is non-refundable after February 10, 2023. Substitutions may be made without penalty. All cancellations and substitutions must be received in writing at email@example.com.
Q: Golf Tournament Cancellation Policy
All golf tournament cancellations will receive a full refund prior to January 27, 2023. Your golf tournament registration fee is non-refundable after January 27, 2023. Substitutions may be made without penalty. All cancellations and substitutions must be received in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Health and Safety
The International Sweetener Colloquium will implement health and safety protocols appropriate to the public health circumstances existing at the time of the event. The Colloquium will exercise reasonable efforts to comply with all federal, state, and local guidelines set for in-person gatherings as well as recommendations provided by public health entities. Additional information regarding the specific health and safety measures will be communicated to attendees prior to the event. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and support in making this a successful and safe gathering.
Q: News Media
Credentialed members of the news media are welcome to register at a special rate by contacting email@example.com. News media must present credentials to qualify.
Attire is business casual although we encourage attendees to dress comfortable for evening receptions which may be held outdoors. The average temperatures in La Quinta, California in February are 75°F high and 48°F low.
Questions: If you have questions or need assistance with the registration process, please contact IDFA at (202) 737-4332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, February 26 | 12:30 PM Shotgun Start
La Quinta Resort & Club | Dunes Course
Registration Fee: $250 per person
Registration includes: Registration includes: greens fees, boxed lunch, cart fees, practice balls, beverages, and service fees. Appropriate golf attire and shoes are required (metal spikes are not allowed).
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.
For more than forty 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.
For those interested in sponsorship, the Colloquium is the place to be seen and heard. 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. The Colloquium offers various levels of sponsorship opportunities. Please contact email@example.com for more information.