Annual Business Conference

FEBRUARY 31 - 02, 2022 | Orlando, Florida

The Annual Business Conference for 2021 – the premier networking event for the fertilizer industry – welcomes all members of the fertilizer supply chain to meet, greet and connect with TFI members and industry professionals.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We have a range of sponsor opportunities available, please get in touch with TFI to learn more.

Covid-19 Update (Updated March 16, 2021)

As health and safety remain our foremost priority, we continue to monitor all CDC, as well as federal and local government guidance closely. In addition, we remain in close contact with our hotel partners regarding their specific health and safety plans for sleeping/meeting rooms, food/beverage services, and more. Updated information will be posted as plans finalize. For information on Healthy Behaviors that Reduce Spread, please read the newest from the CDC.

For additional information on safety precautions please check out our FAQ; TFI COVID Protocal 

Review the registration page for information on event cancellation and refund policies.

Thank you sponsors

Please note: You must be registered for The Annual Conference to secure a discounted guest room at the Hotel. Once you register for the conference, a confirmation email will be sent with information on how to reserve rooms online or by telephone. 

Click here to register 

TFI COVID Protocol

CONFERENCE FEES

Member Registration Fee:
$995 per attendee                                              

Non-Member Registration Fee:                    
$2,495 per attendee

Guest Fee:
$75 per attendee
You must be a non-conference guest

Discounted Fee
Registration fees are complimentary for state associations. Please contact Valerie Sutton for more information.

The full registration fee includes:

  • Attendance at all conference sessions
  • Breakfast  
  • Coffee Lounge 
  • Conference mobile app containing conference schedule, attendee list, suite list, and key conference information

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Credit Cards, Checks, Wire Transfers, and ACH

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

Wire Transfer: Please contact TFI at [email protected] 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, 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 the actual transfer.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be received via email to Valerie Sutton, [email protected] by April 9, 2021 for a refund of the registration fee (less 25% administrative fee). No telephone cancellations are accepted. After April 9, 2021, all registrations will be non-refundable. No-show attendees will not be refunded. Substitutions may be made by contacting TFI's conference department or on-site. Refunds for payments made by check will be processed within two weeks following the conference.

Registration List

Registrations are not official until payment is received. A list of all registered delegates will be provided to registered and paid attendees only. Please note that your name, company, address, and email will appear exactly as you have indicated on your registration form. A final list of registered delegates will be available on the conference mobile app. No additional list of attendees will be provided during or after the conference.

Dress Code

Business Casual

Antitrust Policy

TFI’s antitrust policy is included in your conference registration packet and on the conference app. Please review the document and contact TFI with any questions.

(as of 4.19.2021)

TFI will following the direction of the office of the mayor or county executive regarding current COVID-19 Protocols and policies for gatherings. Our event schedule may change based on the number of people that can gather in one room, i.e. we may or may not hold the breakfast and receptions. Please check back to the website for updates or contact Mariana Gallo, Senior Director, Conferences at [email protected]

 

Sunday,
April 25

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Registration

Monday,
April 26

6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration and Exhibits
6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Networking Lounge, Coffee and Conversation

The opportunity to speak with Exhibitors and meet with other Attendees

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Opening Breakfast and Business Meeting

Panel Discussion with our Farming Advocates
Farming Pressures of Today: A Non-Midwest Perspective

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Executive Committee, Invitation Only
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Jade Oval Lawn, outdoors, weather permitting 

Tuesday,
April 27

6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Registration and Exhibits
6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Networking Lounge, Coffee and Conversation

The opportunity to speak with Exhibitors and meet with other Attendees

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Closing Presentation
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Nutrients for Life Foundation Board Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Lunch and Meeting, Invitation Only
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Transportation Committee Meeting
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception

Jade Oval Lawn, outdoors, weather permitting

Wednesday,
April 28

6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Exhibits
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Networking Lounge

The opportunity to speak with Exhibitors and meet with other Attendees

Hotel Information

Hilton Hotels Clean Stay

Hilton Anatole
2201 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas, 75207

An iconic urban resort overlooking vibrant downtown Dallas. the Hilton Anatole Dallas boasts posh accommodations and intuitive amenities for an unrivaled stay. 

Reservation Cut-off Date: April 9, 2021. Discounted group rates are only available to those who register for the conference.

Please note: You must be registered for the Annual Business Conference to secure a discounted guest room at the Hilton Anatole. Once you register for the conference a web-based reservations link and telephone number will be provided in your confirmation email. Room rates do not include tax. To avoid an inconvenient billing of one night’s room and tax, you must cancel your room reservation 72 hours prior to your arrival date.

Beware of Housing Pirates
Please make sure to book your hotel directly with the Hilton Anatole. Beware of companies misrepresenting themselves as affiliated with TFI or the Annual Business Conference as TFI will not be able to assist you with any housing problems with reservations made through a third party. If you have further questions or concerns please contact Mariana Gallo, Senior Director, Conferences, [email protected]

ROOM RATES:
Single/Double Occupancy:                $169
Triple/Quadruple Occupancy:            $169
(plus applicable taxes: sales tax 8.25%, Hotel occupancy tax 13%, tourism pubic improvement district fee $2.26 State Cost-Recovery Fee)

Hotel Cancellation Policy: Guest Room cancellations must be made no less than 72 hours prior to arrival. Any reservation that is not canceled and does not arrive will be charged one (1) night's 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.

Requesting Ten or More Rooms?

Requests for blocks of ten or more rooms should be directed to Mariana Gallo, Senior Director, Conferences, [email protected]

Affiliate Hospitality Suites and Meeting Room Rentals please refer to the Suite Tab above.

Dining and Activities Guide

Airport and Ground Transportation

There are several transportation options to the Hilton Anatole. Refer to Maps & Transportation for full details.

Parking Options

Self-parking, fee:   $11 daily
Valet parking, fee: $29 daily
 

Passport and Visa Information

Current CDC COVID-19 guidelines for international travelers to the US.

A valid passport, and perhaps 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 may 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 the Annual Business Conference 2021 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. 

 

Sponsor Prospectus
Platinum
Supporting Sponsors

Interested in Sponsor Opportunities?

Suites and Meeting Rooms are for Members Only

To ensure all participants have a successful conference TFI has established policies and procedures for requesting and managing the suites.

Keeping it Healthy and Safe as We Meeting, Suite Guidelines:

  • Limit the number of people in your suite to ensure properly socially distance 4’ to 6’ apart:
                   Presidential Suite  - 8 - 10 people SOLD OUT
                   Premier One-Bedroom Suite - 6 people SOLD OUT
                   Standard One-Bedroom Suite - 4 people
  • All hosts and guests must wear masks
  • Please avoid handshaking
  • Please allow 30 minutes between meetings for you to wipe down surfaces, we suggest keeping your door slightly open for airflow
                    TFI will provide you with sanitized wipes to wipe down tables, chairs, and countertops
                    The Hotel will provide pump soap and hand sanitizer
  • The Hotel is the only allowed food service for suite and meeting rooms
                    Beverages are cold, pre-packaged water, soda, ice-tea only, no self-serve coffee or pitchers of cold drinks
                    Food items are pre-packaged
  • Housekeeping will clean the suite each night after 5 pm. If you require trash removal, etc. during the day, please call housekeeping.
                   

Above all, if you or one of your guests is not feeling 100% well, please contact Mariana Gallo, [email protected] or Valerie Sutton, [email protected]

Requests for suites must be directed to The Fertilizer Institute. The hotel cannot accept requests.

  1. All requested suites and meeting rooms are to be made through the online form.TFI will not honor requests emailed to the conference team.
  2. We cannot guarantee your first requested suite. In the comment column please note your second and third requested suite.
  3. Suites and meeting rooms will only be assigned to registered and paid conference attendees.

Registration

  1. All individuals who work in the suite or meeting room and/or affiliated who will be attending meetings in the suite or meeting room must be registered for the conference. 

Suite Fees

  1. Members can secure suites at the hotel's per-night suite rate (plus taxes), with no additional booking fee from TFI.
  2. All food, beverage, audiovisual equipment, upgraded wi-fi, and any other fees are the responsibility of the suite holder.
  3. Credit card deposits are required to confirm bookings with the hotel.

Meeting Room Fees

  1. Members can secure Meeting Rooms at the hotel's meeting room rental fee of $300 per room, per day (plus taxes), with no additional booking fee from TFI.
  2. All food, beverage, audiovisual equipment, upgraded wi-fi, and any other fees are the responsibility of the suite holder.
  3. Credit card deposits are required to confirm a booking with the hotel.

Suite Access and Scheduling

  1. Suite holders can check into their suite starting at 3:00 pm on the day of arrival. Check-out is no later than 2:00 pm on the last day
  2. If you require early check-in you must reserve the suite the night before.
  3. Companies are asked to schedule meetings in suites and meeting rooms AFTER the 9:00 am opening sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Logistics

  1. Suite and meeting room arrangements and payments are handled directly by the hotel. Full contact information is listed on the form.
  2. Suite and Meeting Room holders who request their locations be made public will have details posted on the Conference APP, meter boards on the lobby level, and on the guest room floor. No signs will be posted on individual suite doors. Provide the name of the company to be posted on the suite request form and when finalizing details with the hotel.
  3. Beds can not be removed from guest rooms.

Cancellations

  1. Suites and Meeting Rooms canceled after April 19, 2021 will be charged a one-night cancellation fee, meeting rooms will be charged a one-day rental fee.

VIEW SUITE BROCHURE 

Suite Rates: 

Presidential Suite, includes in-suite bedroom at $799 plus taxes SOLD OUT
Premier One-Bedroom Suite, includes connecting bedroom at $459 plus taxes
Standard One-Bedroom Suite, includes connecting bedroom at $399 plus taxes

RESERVE SUITE

RESERVE MEETING ROOM

If you have questions or need assistance please contact Mariana Gallo, Senior Director, Conferences, [email protected].

Exhibitors

  1. Tabletop Exhibit Space is available for TFI members at no charge.
  2. Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. All requests and payment for exhibit space must be made no later than April 2, 2021. Confirmation and table assignments April 19, 2021

Please contact Valerie Sutton at [email protected]

REQUEST EXHIBIT SPACE