AFFI members who attend AFFI-CON 2019 will receive a 50% discount on their registration rates compared to non-members.

 Advanced Rate (until 1/25/19)Regular Rate (after 1/25/19)
AFFI Member$750$850
AFFI Retailer / Foodservice Member$350$500
Spouse / Guest$100$100


*If you are a spouse or guest of a registered attendee,  please email us at to get registered. 

We would also like to extend an invitation to your food safety, regulatory, quality assurance and supply chain colleagues to join us for our inaugural Food Safety Leadership Conference that is being held in conjunction with AFFI-CON from February 25-27, 2018. AFFI is committed to advancing food safety, which is why we are offering registration rate discounts for companies sending representatives to both events. Special thanks to our media sponsor for this event – Food Safety News.

Picking Up Your Badge On-Site

Head to The Hub located in Grand Ballroom right off the lobby of The Manchester Grand Hyatt. There are three walk-up counters where you can pick up your badge through our automated system. Simply scan the QR code from your confirmation email or enter your last name to find your registration. Your badge will automatically print and then you can head over to the next desk to pick up your AFFI-CON 2019 Program & Directory and registration bag, sponsored by Oregon Potato Company.

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Registration Policies

  • Registrations without full payment will not be processed.
  • Only registered attendees may attend convention activities and book a hotel room within The Manchester Grand Hyatt 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 seen conducting business meetings within The Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations on convention registrations made prior to Jan. 14, 2019, 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’s events department at
No refunds will be made after Jan. 15, 2019.

Important Deadlines

November 8, 2018
All Meeting and Suite Request Forms Due

November 30, 2018
All registrants received by this date will be included in the first pre-registration list which will be released in early December
Early bird registration cut off
Exhibitor cancellation cut off
 **Please note: Exhibitor cancellations made between Oct. 9 – Nov. 30, 2018, will receive a 50% refund. Not refunds will be issued after Nov. 30, 2018.

Mid-December 2018
Meeting room and suite assignments announcement

January 14, 2019
All registrants by this date will be included in the second pre-registration list
Final date for refunds on registrations (minus $50 service fee)

January 18, 2019
Advertising for Program & Directory due

January 25, 2019
Advance Registration Rate cutoff
Discounted hotel rate expires
Deadline for exhibitor and sponsorship listing in the Program & Directory
Last day for payments of suites

February 8, 2019
All registrants received by this date will be included in the final pre-registration list and the on-site addendum

February 11, 2019
Expiration of the First-Timer special registration rate.

Welcome to San Diego

Please check out the San Diego Tourism Authority website to see all San Diego has to offer.
There is no shortage of activities and restaurants to discover.

The Manchester Grand Hyatt

A room block for registered attendees has been made at The Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, the official AFFI-CON 2019 hotel. You must be a registered attendee of AFFI-CON to obtain housing in the hotel block.


Unregistered AFFI-CON attendees that have a reservation in the hotel block will be removed.

The Manchester Grand Hyatt
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-1234

The Manchester Grand Hyatt offers a spectacular waterfront resort-like setting, conveniently located near downtown San Diego, and is only a few short minutes away from the San Diego International Airport (SAN). Ground transportation is available from SAN and is approximately three miles away from the hotel.


Single/Double Occupancy: $275, plus tax
The AFFI-CON housing rate expires on Friday, January 25, 2019. Reservations received after this date will be accepted based on availability. Have you signed up to become a World of Hyatt Rewards member? Register here to ensure you’re earning points on your stay.

Housing Policy
AFFI will continue enforcing the housing policy that any AFFI-CON attendees staying outside of the AFFI-CON 2019 block of rooms at The Manchester Grand Hyatt will be charged an additional $200 for their convention registration. Registrants with hotel reservations inside the official housing block who later cancel their hotel reservation will be invoiced an additional $200 for their registration fee. If for the housing block fills up, the housing policy will no longer stay in place.

The Manchester Grand Hyatt requires a credit card to guarantee reservations, as well as an arrival and departure date. Name changes will be accepted up to the arrival date. All hotel room changes or alterations should be made directly with the hotel.

Please note that in order to have a reservation in the hotel room block, you must be registered for AFFI-CON and only one hotel reservation per registered attendee can be accommodated. AFFI monitors the hotel rooming list for duplicates and non-registered attendees, any of these individuals will be removed from the hotel housing block.