2019 Food Import Industry Convention
U.S. food importers rely on the AFI Annual Convention to stay current on issues and happenings in the food import industry and to stay connected with their industry colleagues. The 2019 AFI Convention will take place April 11-13 at the Westin Austin Downtown, Austin, Texas. This convention is absolutely packed with informative content – important information vital to all professionals in the U.S. food import business.
AFI will feature topics such as:
Shawn Stevens, Founder, Food Industry Counsel
Mauricio Rouselon, Lead Instructor/Auditor FSPCA, ASQ CMQ/OE, CHA, VQIP and Food and Safety Manager, Latin America Perry Johnson Registrars
Domenic Veneziano, Owner, Veneziano Consulting
Annette Mueller, Senior Commercial Manager, North America, Maersk GTD, TradeLens
Joleen Goronkin, President, People and Performance Strategies
Matt Myer, Founder and President, Flatrock Strategic Consulting
Risk Management for the Food Industry:
Hotel: The Westin Austin Downtown is located steps from the historic sites, inspiring cuisines, eclectic shops and outdoor events for which Austin is so well-known. This upscale, downtown hotel has amazing views of the city and a rooftop pool. You can expect friendly Westin service with an authentic Austin flair. Touted as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin promises to entertain and delight.
Guest room rates start at $239 for a single or double, $259 for a triple and $279 for a quad. This special room rate offered AFI attendees will be honored until March 19. Reservations can be made at: https://book.passkey.com/e/49740454
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 book online: www.united.com/meetingtravel and enter your Offer Code ZGAZ137315. Booking online avoids the $25 service fee collected per ticket. When booking through a travel professional the Zcode is ZGAZ and Agreement Code is 137315.
Car Rental discounts: The AFI corporate discount code for Dollar Rental. Go to www.dollar.com and enter CDP # 3020519