The Fertilizer Institute Annual Meeting

FEBRUARY 11 - 13, 2019 | Orlando, Florida

Please join us February 11 - 13, 2019 in Orlando, Florida, for The Fertilizer Institute’s 2019 Annual Meeting. Members from all facets of the fertilizer industry will convene to network and conduct business. The Fertilizer Institute provides delegates the opportunity to hear from speakers who provide insight on leadership, innovation, the economy, and other current topics. The Nutrients for Life Foundation will kick of the meeting with its annual golf tournament. Make sure to secure your spot now. We look forward to seeing you in Florida.

Register Online            Register via email/fax

 

 

Conference Highlights
Nutrient for Life Foundation Fundraiser Golf Tournament
Monday, February 11 | 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Register Online 
(credit card only)

Register via mail/fax 
(payment must be received by January 7, 2019, 11:59pm, eastern to secure the early bird rate)

Conference Fees

MEMBERS

Before January 7,2019            After January 7, 2019

$975 per attendee                    $1,050 per attendee

 

NON-MEMBERS

Before January 7, 2019           After January 7, 2019

$1,600 per attendee                $1,700 per attendee

The registration fee includes:

  • Attendance at all conference keynote sessions
  • Full breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday served during conference keynote sessions
  • Welcome Reception
  • Closing Reception
  • Hospitality Lounge, hosting coffee and cocktails
  • Conference APP to access conference schedule, attendee list, and key conference information
  • Attendance list, via the Conference APP

Payment Options: Credit Cards, Checks, Wire Transfers, and E-Checks

Checks: Make checks payable to The Fertilizer Institute, drawn on a U.S. bank.

Wire Transfer: Please contact TFI at wiretransfer@tfi.org for wire transfer information.
The name(s) of the attendees must appear on the check/wire transfer; all added processing fees will be charged to the issuer of the check/wire transfer.  

Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Please provide your credit card number, expiration date, your signature, and the credit card billing address. All credit card transactions are processed in U.S. dollars and subject to the current U.S. exchange rate.  

Note:
The Fertilizer Institute is not responsible for foreign check or wire transaction processing fees not included in the actual transfer. Attendees will be required to pay the fee if the check is not drawn on a U.S. bank or if a wire transaction processing fee is not included in actual transfer.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be received in writing at The Fertilizer Institute office by January 25, 2019 for a refund of registration fee (less 25% administrative fee). No telephone cancellations are accepted. After January 25, 2019, all registraions will be non-refundable. Attendees who no-show will not be refunded. Substitutions may be made by contacting the conference department or at the conference. Refunds will be processed in the six weeks following the conference.

Registration List

A list of registered attendees will be available on the conference APP and conference website. Please note that your name, company, U.S. postal address, and email will appear exactly as you have indicated on your registration form. A final list of attendees will be available on the conference APP and emailed to all registered delegates beginning on January 3, 2019. Please note, paper copies of the list will not be available at the meeting.

Conference registrations are not official until payment is received.

Antitrust Policy

To assit with compliance, TFI’s antitrust policy can be downloaded, and is included on the conference APP. Please review the document and contact the association office with any questions.

Sunday,
February 10

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
TFI Satellite Registration

Monday,
February 11

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Nutrient for Life Foundation Fundraiser Golf Tournament
9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Registration and Exhibits
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hospitality Center, Coffee and Cocktails
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Joint Committee Meeting and Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Committee Breakout Sessions
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting (invitation only)
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
FERT PAC Reception
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Fertilizer Institute Welcome Reception

Tuesday,
February 12

6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration and Exhibits
6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Hospitality Center, Coffee and Cocktails
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Opening Breakfast and Keynote Address
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Nutrients for Life Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
The Fertilizer Institute Board of Directors Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
The Fertilizer Institute Board of Directors Meeting
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Fertilizer Institute Transportation Committee Meeting
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fertilizer Canada Transportation Council Meeting
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Fertilizer Institute Networking Reception

Wednesday,
November 13

6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Exhibits
6:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hospitality, Coffee Service
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Closing Breakfast and Keynote Address

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 284-1234

Online Reservations

Located in the heart of the action on International Drive, Hyatt Regency Orlando brings you within minutes of world-famous theme parks while allowing you to escape in upscale accommodations with premium amenities. Discover theHyatt Regency Orlando's dining experiences: Urban Tide offers fresh ingredients and costal fare from local Floridian vendors; and Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse showcases a refined selection of steaks, chops and seafood. The hotel is a 5 minute waslk to Pointe Orlando's haute cuisine options featuring restaurants such as Capital Grille, Oceanaire Seafood, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Itta Bena, and Cooper Canon Grille to name a few. 

Beware of Housing Pirates
Please make sure to book your hotel directly with the Hyatt Regency Orlando only. If any issues come up with a reservation made thru a third party, TFI will not be able to assist you.  Beware of companies misrepresenting themselves as affiliated with TFI or the Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. If you have any questions on using the on-line hotel reservation system please call the hotel at (888) 421-1442If you have further questions or concerns please contact Mariana Gallo, Senior Director, Conferences for TFI, mgallo@TFI.org

 

ROOM RATES: Sing/Double : $295  |  Grand Club: $355
(plus applicable taxes)

Guestroom rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi access for up to 6 devises

Optional:
An optional Resort Fee of $20 plus tax is available and includes:  access to fitness center, 10% off of spa services and merchandise, two complimentary I-Ride Trolly tickets, local and 800 calls, incoming and outgoing faxes, and two bottles of water per day.

If you opt out of the resort fee, the daily fitness center charge is $16.

Discounted group rates are only available to those that register for the conference. Make your room reservations by January 18, 2019, to receive the group rate.

Check in time: 3:00 p.m. / Check out time: 11:00 a.m.

All conference activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. The Nutrients for Life Golf Tournament will be held at the Celebrations Golf Club. To reserve your room at the Hyatt please see the link above for online reservations or call the Hyatt Regency Orlando Centeral Reservation directly at (888) 421-1442. Reference The Fertilizer Institute to recieve the discounted guest room rates. Reservations must be made by January 18, 2019.

Reservation Cut-off Date: January 18, 2019

Hotel Cancellation Policy: Guest Room cancellations must be made no less than 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid one (1) night’s room and tax. Any reservation that is not canceled and does not arrive will be charged (1) night room and tax to the guaranteed method of payment on the reservation.

Early Departure Fee:  The hotel has an early departure fee of one (1) night's room and tax. Departure dates are reconfirmed at check-in and are subject to a fee if changed after the check-in process is complete.

Requsting Ten or More Rooms?

Requests for blocks of 10 or more rooms should be made to Nichole Withrow, Group Reservations Coordinator
Email: nichole.withrow@hyatt.com
Tel: (407) 345-4448

Affiliate Hospitality Suites and Meeting Room Rentals: please refere to the Suite and Meeting Room Reservation Tab

 

Airport and Ground Transportation

Orlando International Airport is 12 miles or a 15 minute drive from the hotel.

Airport Transfer Options and Average Costs:

• Mears Shared Shuttle Service: $21 one way/$33 round trip
 (407) 423-5566

• Taxi: approximatly $40 one way

• National/Alamo Car Rental Agency located on-site, 8:00am - 5:00pm
(407)934-8247

Parking Options

Valet Parking: $37/night​, plus tax
Self-Parking: $25/night, plus tax

Dining and Activities Guide

Check out the Visit Orlando website for more information about everything there is to see and do in Orlando.

Passport and Visa Information

A valid passport, and in many cases a visa, is required for entry into the United States. Attendees are encouraged to contact the nearest American Consulate for visa requirements applicable to them and start their application process. The State Department suggests applying for visas as early as possible.

You might need to request letters from TFI inviting you to attend and/or confirm your attendance in order to receive a visa. If the American Consulate in your country requires originals to be sent to you, please provide a credit card number to cover courier fees. 

Once your registration fee has been paid, TFI will provide you with a letter of invitation to our 2019 Annual Meeting along with a letter in support of your visa application. Our letters do not guarantee a visa will be issued nor do they act as an endorsement of you. In order to provide your support letter, we will require the following information:

  • Full name as it appears on your passport
  • Country of Issue
  • Passport number and date of expiration
  • Date of birth
  • Complete organization name
  • Job title and address
  • Complete address of American Embassy where you are applying for the visa

These two letters will be e-mailed or faxed to you. 

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Requests for suites and meeting space should be sent directly to The Fertilizer Institute through our online forms (links below). Suites and meeting rooms are available to members who have registered and paid to attend the conference. Non-members who request suites and meeting rooms are assessed a $2,600 booking fee for suites and a $1,600 booking fee for meeting space. These fees are in addition to the hotel's daily rate and tax for the suite and/or meeting space. The booking fee is waived for members.

Reserve Suites            Reserve Meeting Rooms

Table top exhibit space is available for The Fertilizer Institute members on a complimentary basis. Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. All requests for exhibit space must be made no later than January 18, 2019.  Confirmation and table assignments, along with an exhibitor prospectus, will be sent to exhibitors no later than January 28, 2019.

Please contact Valerie Sutton at vsutton@tfi.org.

Reserve Exhibit Space