Schedule

Four days of business-to-business meetings, professional networking opportunities, and education covering key industry issues.

All AFFI-CON events, unless otherwise noted, take place at The Manchester Grand Hyatt. You can view the hotel maps to help you navigate the hotel property. All events will be monitored and non-members and non-registrants will be asked to leave.

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*Please note that some AFFI-CON events are only open to AFFI members.

*Schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, February 23

 Saturday, Feb. 23
Morning8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. – AFFI and Food Export USA-Midwest & Northeast Frozen Food Buyer’s Mission Orientation – Marina
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – AFFI and Food Export USA Frozen Food Buyer’s Mission Meetings – Marina
Afternoon12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Business Meetings
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. – Registration, Exhibits & The Hub Open – Grand Ballroom CD
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. – Nutrient Database Committee Meeting (AFFI Members Only)La Jolla B
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. – AFFI Executive Committee Meeting (AFFI Members Only)La Jolla B
Evening5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. – AFFI-CON First-Timers Reception – The Hub Meeting Room
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. – AFFI-CON Welcome Reception – The Hub – Grand Ballroom CD

Sunday, February 24

 Sunday, Feb. 24
Morning7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – AFFI and Food Export USA Frozen Food Buyer’s Mission Meetings - Marina
7:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. – Business Session: "The Lens of Leadership" - The Hub Meeting Room
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. – FPPI Board of Directors Meeting – Bankers
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Business Meetings
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Exhibits Open – Grand Ballroom CD
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – AFFI Joint Public Policy & International Processors Council Meeting (AFFI Members Only)La Jolla AB
Afternoon4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Agriculture Session: "Forecasting Agricultural Economics in 2019" - The Hub Meeting Room
Evening5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. – AFFI-CON Craft Beer & Wine Tasting Reception – The Hub – Grand Ballroom CD

Monday, February 25

Our Food Safety Leadership Conference starts today - see the complete session schedule!

 Monday, Feb. 25
Morning7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – The Hub Open - Grand Ballroom CD
7:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. – AFFI Annual Meeting & Industry Spotlight: "The Power of Frozen"Grand Ballroom AB
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Business Meetings
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Exhibits Open - Grand Ballroom CD
9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. – AFFI and Food Export USA Frozen Food Buyer’s Mission Meetings - Marina
Afternoon12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. – Logistics Session: "Global Supply Chain Challenges & Opportunities"La Jolla AB
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Food Safety Session: "Recall Readiness" - The Hub Meeting Room

Tuesday, February 26

 Tuesday, Feb. 26
Morning8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. – Registration Open – The Grand Foyer
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. – Business Meetings
Afternoon3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. – AFFI Conferences and Member Services Council Meeting (AFFI Members Only)La Jolla A


AFFI-CON Mobile App

The AFFI-CON 2019 mobile app will kickstart your networking well before you arrive in San Diego. Register for AFFI-CON to gain access to opportunities to connect within the app, including the ability to start scheduling business meetings with other attendees immediately.

The current attendee list is available in the app and is updated daily. As you use it to connect with other attendees, all of your meeting requests and confirmed meetings will appear in “My Schedule” for easy reference.

Additionally, you’ll be able to view attendee contact information (and update your own), the AFFI-CON schedule, an interactive map of all meeting spaces, exhibitor listings and much more! For full download instructions, visit the Experience page.