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American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) members will receive more than a 50 percent discount on their registration rates compared to non-members for the 2017 AFFI Frozen Food Convention (AFFI-CON).  AFFI members may be eligible for even greater discounts if they qualify for registration as a foodservice operator or retailer.

AFFI-CON Registration Class

Early Bird Rate Regular Rate Late Rate
AFFI Member $600 $750 $850
AFFI Retailer/
Foodservice Member
$250 $400 $550
First Timer $300 $400 $500
Non-member $1,250 $1,500 $1,750
Guest $100 $100 $100

AFFI-CON Registration Class Definitions

The following AFFI-CON registration class definitions are intended to help individuals determine their appropriate registration category and corresponding registration rate.

AFFI reserves the right to review registrations and reclassify registrants into the appropriate registration category. Registrants found to be registered under the wrong registration class are responsible for the difference.

AFFI Member

The AFFI-CON member registration class is reserved for AFFI members that are in good standing at the time of registration and at the time of the convention. Attendees registered at the member rate whose company is found to be more than 90 days in arrears at the time of the convention will be issued an invoice for the difference between the member and non-member rate.

Some members may be eligible for a discounted registration rate if they qualify for registration as a retailer or foodservice member as defined below.

AFFI-CON First Timer

An AFFI-CON First Timer is defined as an individual who has never attended AFFI-CON. A First Timer can be a member or non-member of AFFI.

All First Timer registrations must be done via the registration form and returned to events@affi.com. AFFI reserves the right to review and reject any First Timer registration forms.

AFFI Retailer Member

A retailer member registrant is defined as an individual associated with a firm or corporation that is engaged in the marketing and sale of food products in retail stores owned or operated by the registrant or in the preservation of food by freezing and the marketing and sale of such foods solely through their own retail outlets.

AFFI Foodservice Member

A foodservice member registrant is defined as an individual associated with a firm or corporation that is engaged in the marketing and sale of food products in foodservice operations owned or operated by the registrant or in the preservation of food by freezing and the marketing and sale of such foods solely through their own foodservice operation.

Non-Member

The AFFI-CON non-member registration class is for use by individuals, firms or corporations that are not members in good standing of the Institute, and not otherwise eligible for registration as a guest.

Guest

A guest registrant is defined as a spouse, significant other, friend or adult child (at least 18 years of age) who is not employed by a firm or company associated with the food and beverage industry.  A spouse, significant other, friend or adult child who is employed by a firm or company associated with, or supplying goods or services to, the food industry is not eligible to register for AFFI-CON as a guest.

All guest registrations must be done by registration form and submitted to AFFI at events@affi.com. AFFI reserves the right to refuse any guest registrations that do not fit the guest requirements.

Registration Policies

Registrations without full payment will not be processed.

  • Only registered attendees may attend convention activities and book a hotel room at the Manchester Grand Hyatt within the AFFI-CON room block.

  • Only registered attendees are eligible to participate in business appointments and meetings. Registered attendees are strongly encouraged to decline meetings or appointments with any individuals who are not registered attendees.

  • AFFI reserves the right to invoice companies or individuals who are not registered and conduct meetings within the Manchester Grand Hyatt or any of the attached restaurant outlets.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations of convention registrations made prior to Jan. 18, 2017, will be assessed a service charge of $50 per registrant. Registration may be transferred at no additional fee. To cancel or transfer registrations, please contact AFFI Administrative Coorindator Diana Merlos at dmerlos@affi.com or (703) 821-0770 ext. 210.

No refunds will be made after Jan. 18, 2017.

Calendar Deadlines

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! DON’T MISS THESE IMPORTANT DEADLINES.

November 7, 2016
  • All Meeting and Suite Request Forms Due
December 1, 2016
  • All registrants received by this date will be included in the first pre-registration list
December 16, 2016
  • Early Bird Registration Rate Expires

  • Exhibitor Cancellation Deadline

    (October 14 to December 16 - 50% Refund, No Refunds after December 16)

Mid-December
  • Announcement of Suite & Meeting Room Assignments
January 12, 2017
  • All registrants received by this date will be included in the second pre-registration list

  • Final date for refunds on registrations (minus $50 service fee)

February 3, 2017
  • AFFI-CON Hotel Rate Expires

  • Advertising due for Program & Directory

  • Deadline for exhibitor and sponsorship listing in the Program & Directory

  • Early Bird Golf Classic Registration Rate Expires

February 15, 2017
  • Regular Registration Rate Expires

  • All registrants received by this date will be included in the final pre-registration list