Annual Business Conference

January 30, 2022 - February 01, 2022 | Orlando, Florida

The Annual Business Conference for 2022 – 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.

 

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

CONFERENCE FEES

>> Early Bird Rates End 12/31/2021

Early Bird Member Registration Fee:
$995 per attendee  ($1,600 per attendee after 1/1/2022)                                          

Early Bird Non-Member Registration Fee:                    
$2,600 per attendee ($2,800 per attendee after 1/1/2022)

Guest Fee:
$75 per attendee (A non-conference guest is defined as a spouse, significant other, partner who does not attend sessions or activities)

Group Registrations are available. They must all be from the same company.

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 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

Cancellation requests must be received by TFI no later than January 10th to receive a full refund, less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds will be granted after this date. However, extenuating circumstances related to COVID-19 will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Substitutions are welcome, but there will be no refunds for no-shows. Refunds for those who paid by check will be mailed 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

Terms & Conditions

The TFI Registration Terms and Conditions apply to all registrants and your participation in the TFI Event (both in-person and virtual), regardless of whether your registration is submitted by you or your proxy. By registering, you accept these terms and conditions.

(as of 11/15/2021)

TFI will follow the direction of the office of the mayor or county executive regarding current COVID Protocols and policies for gatherings. Please check back to the website for updates or contact Alice McKinnon, Director, Member Services at [email protected]

 

Sunday,
January 30

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

Monday,
January 31

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration and Exhibits
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Opening Session & Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Business Meetings
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Executive Committee, Invitation Only
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Afternoon Reception

Tuesday,
February 01

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Registration and Exhibits
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
General Session and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Business Meetings
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Nutrients for Life Foundation Board Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Lunch and Meeting, Invitation Only
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Afternoon Reception

Hotel Information

Safety First, Well-Being Always

Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, Florida, 32819
US

Book your sleeping rooms at special TFI rates

Explore International Drive aboard the I-RIDE Trolley and visit new shops, dining and enjoy views from 400 ft. high, all within a two-mile stretch. The centralized location of this family-friendly Orlando resort means you’re minutes from major theme parks: Universal Orlando Resort®, Walt Disney World® Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando.

Reservation Cut-off Date: January 17, 2022. 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. 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 hotel. 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 Alice McKinnon, Director, Member Programs, [email protected]

ROOM RATES:
Single/Double Occupancy:                $299
Regency Club Room:                        $349
(plus applicable taxes)

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 Alice McKinnon, Director, Member Programs, [email protected]

ROOM RATES:

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

Dining and Activities Guide

Getting to the Hyatt Regency Orlando
Map, Parking + Transportation

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. 

 

Speakers


Chris Voss

Chris Voss is a negotiation expert, former kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, and author of a national bestselling book, Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As if Your Life Depended On It. Chris has been featured in TIME, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, Fortune, The Washington Post, SUCCESS Magazine, and on numerous TV programs including Squawk Box, CNN, ABC News, and more.  At the end of 2020, Chris came out with a Masterclass on Negotiation.

Sponsor Prospectus
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Suites and Meeting Rooms are for TFI 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 Meet, Suite Guidelines:

  • We suggest you wipe down surfaces between appointments.
  • The Hotel is the only allowed food service for suite and meeting rooms.
  • Housekeeping will clean the suite each night after 5 pm. If you require trash removal, etc. during the day, please call housekeeping.

Suite and Meeting Room Reservations:

  1. Requests for suites must be directed to The Fertilizer Institute. The hotel cannot accept requests.
  2. It is strongly suggested that all requests for suites and meeting rooms are to be made through the online form.
  3. We cannot guarantee your first requested suite. In the online form, please note your second and third requested suite.
  4. Suites and meeting rooms will only be assigned to registered and paid conference attendees of TFI member companies.

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 an 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 $700 per room, per day (plus taxes), which includes an 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 Cards deposits are required to confirm a booking with the hotel.

Suite Access and Scheduling

  1. Suite holders can check into their suite starting at 12:00 pm on the day of arrival. Check-out is no later than 3:00 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 Monday and Tuesday.

Logistics

  1. 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.
  2. If desired, beds can be removed from guest rooms for a fee of $150 USD.

Cancellations

  1. Suite and meeting room cancellation fees are dependent upon the hotel cancellation policy: Suites cancellations must occur prior to January 26, 2022, for a full refund (less the booking fee). Please contact TFI to make any cancellations.