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2016 National Food Hub Conference


  • W Hotel Midtown 188 14th Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30361 United States (map)

For current information about the 2016 conference, click here.
For an archive of the 2014 conference program, click here.
  
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Full Day Trainings:  A number of full day, intensive trainings will be offered as a pre-conference option. These trainings will include breakfast and lunch and will start at 9am and end by 5pm.  
Wednesday, March 30, 2016: Half day workshops and tours will be offered: 9am-1pm. Main conference will begin at 1:30pm. 

Once details have been finalized, you will receive an email with instructions to register.  An additional nominal fee for these offerings will apply upon registering.

A sample of the sessions in development for the conference are:

 

  • How the new FSMA rules affect your hubs.
  • Types of capital and ways to access capital.
  • Innovative hub model "inspiration session".
  • Examples of hub networking increasing business viability.
  • How hubs can mitigate risk.
  • Measuring hub impacts.
  • ......and several other nuts and bolts sessions....and a few that are a bit more abstract.

LODGING:
Please book your lodging at the W Hotel Midtown, Atlanta, GA before March 7, 2016.
Book by either calling 877-946-8357 and mentioning the Food Hub Conference; or
Book online: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/WallaceCenteratWinrock
Our group rate is $158/night excluding taxes.

REGISTRATION FEES:
Attendees:

 

  • $450 Very Early Bird ends at midnight Eastern on December 31, 2015.
  • $500Begins on January 1, 2016.
  • $550Begins on February 16, 2016 until arrival at conference.
  • $100 Reduction in all registration fees for qualifying Food Hubs with a promo-code given upon qualifying as a Food Hub (see above).
Speakers:

 

  • $450Confirmed as a speaker on one panel.
    $350Confirmed as a speaker on more than one panel.
Scholarships: Must have an access code to register. See above for additional information.

Exhibitors: $500Exhibit table in the trade show area. Apply HERE before registering for an exhibitor table.
Registration fees in the Attendee category apply for all attendees from exhibiting company.