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AFI Convention
Naples Grande Beach Resort
475 Seagate Dr
Naples Florida, 34103
(239) 227-2182

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017
Category: AFI Events

From new regulations to a new administration to new threats, things are happening every day that directly impact your business. Get information to help your firm navigate the changing landscape and have a say in how the food import industry responds to its many challenges.

Don’t miss out on:
• The opportunity to sit with company representatives that face the same challenges you do on a daily basis
• Hearing what you need to have in place to meet the new FSMA regulatory requirements
• Learning best practices to ensure supply chain compliance
• Meeting with industry experts to get answers first-hand on issues that impact your business
• Hearing how legislation coming down the pike will impact your company
• Addressing commodity-specific issues
• Abundant networking opportunities with industry leaders and peers as well as new and existing customers and suppliers


The Naples Grande Beach Resort is located on 23 waterfront acres along the Gulf Coast of Florida. This AAA Four Diamond beach property offers impeccable service and classic charm set against a soothing tropical backdrop. An abundance of activities await - multiple pools, three miles of beautiful, white-sand beach, trendy shopping, fine dining, an indoor-outdoor tranquil spa and challenging golf – to name a few.

The discounted room rate is $235 for single or double rooms. That rate is also available for those who wish to arrive a few days early or extend their stay. To make your reservation, go to: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=16245929. Members are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible.

Airfare: A travel discount has been negotiated with United Airlines. United offers discounts off published fares of 2 percent to 10 percent or zone fares. To save an additional 3 percent, book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZXKR482620 in the Offer Code Box when searching for your flights. Booking online avoids the $25 service fee collected per ticket through United Meetings Reservations. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please refer to Z-Code ZXKR and Agreement Code 482620. Attendees from outside the United States may call their local travel agency or e-mail groupmeetings@united.com with your preferred itinerary, agreement code and meeting Z-Code. Please allow 24 hours for e-mail requests to be processed.

Car Rental: A discount has been arranged with Dollar. Call 1-800-800-4000 or visit www.dollar.com and refer to Corporate Discount # CC1040.

Program: Details on the program will be sent out shortly. As has been the case in the past, the convention will begin Thursday evening with a welcoming reception. An optional half-day program will take place on Thursday morning – details to follow. Presentations and meetings will take place Friday and Saturday mornings, with additional activities and evening receptions on Friday and Saturday and a dinner Saturday evening. Watch your mail for complete program details.

The presentations, meetings and interaction with others in the industry make the convention a great way to get the most out of your AFI membership. We hope to see everyone there. If you have any questions on the AFI Convention, please contact the AFI office.