April 16-19, 2024 | Miramar Beach, FL


Please note, the event has reached capacity for registration and registration is now closed.

Registration Class Early Bird Rate Until February 2, 2024 Regular Rate Begins February 3, 2024
Food or Beverage Industry Delegate $725 $825
Consultant / Vendor
*Please note, there is a limit of TWO registrants from a consultant/vendor company unless the company is an active member of the FBEC Planning Committee
$1,400 $1,600
Guest Rate $450 $450

Please note, FBEC has no published conference proceedings and a strict no sales pitch policy so that the presentations, posters and subsequent discussions can be more candid and enlightening. The conference is organized to foster information exchange and genuine networking between attendees. Sales pitches include but are not limited to: mass e-mail marketing to conference attendees, using the attendee list for company marketing lists and sales post in the FBEC LinkedIn Group. Companies who fail to comply with this standard may be placed on probation or not invited to future FBEC conferences.

Registration Policies

This conference is open to those employed by a food or beverage processing company, food and beverage industry consultant and vendor partners and supporting trade associations. Only those employed by a food or beverage processing company can take advantage of the food and beverage industry rate.
**Please note, there is a limit of TWO registrants from a consultant/vendor company unless the company is an active member of the FBEC Planning Committee. This includes parent companies.

Registration Transfer and Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend FBEC 2024 in-person you are allowed to transfer your registration to another from your company at no cost. Cancellations for refunds are required to be submitted to fbec@affi.com no later than March 16, 2024. Requests submitted after this date are unable to be accommodated.

To transfer registrations, please contact AFFI’s events department at FBEC@affi.com. 

guest policy

A guest is a spouse/significant other/partner, friend or adult child (18 or over) and not employed in an industry-related occupation. This fee includes all conference meals and receptions.
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Welcome to Miramar Beach, Florida!

Home of the only marina in the area and the vibrant Village of Baytowne Wharf. Miramar Beach in the South Walton neighborhood has the feeling of classic coastal enclaves. It features scenic beach roads, surf shops, fabulous restaurants, and beachside resorts and condos with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. But don’t let the nostalgic beach vibe of Miramar Beach fool you. It also has ultra-modern amenities and activities that are ideal for family fun. Spend the day enjoying jet ski rentals, parasailing and endless shopping opportunities at one of the nation’s largest designer outlet centers, Silver Sands Premium Outlets.

Check out the Visit Florida website to see all the area has to offer!

Transportation Information

Staffed with uniformed and courteous drivers, Hotel Effie’s exclusive partner, Sand Dollar Transportation, provides professional airport transportation service for the resort. Call 850-687-9650 or visit www.sanddollartransportation.com. Shared ride services (Uber, Lyft) are available in the area in addition to rental car options at the airports. 

Hotel Information

Hotel Effie is nestled in the heart of the renowned Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort so you know the ultimate destination is waiting for you. Sandestin is a unique place, a special community with such an abundance of activities you’ll wish you had a little more time off. So much to see and do during FBEC, learn more here! Just a short shuttle ride away is the Hotel Effie beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Here, guests can reserve beach chairs, and umbrellas, learn more about reservations.

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)

30 miles to hotel

Pensacola International Airport (PNS)

63 miles to hotel


Onsite valet parking at the hotel is available to guests for $20 per vehicle, per night and self-parking is complimentary.

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