Get your registration in early for the best rate! Early bird rate expires after January 18th, 2019.
Registration Class Early Bird Rate
Thru Jan. 18, 2019
Regular Rate
Jan. 19 – Apr. 3, 2019
Food or Beverage Industry Delegate $650 $750
Consultant / Vendor
Limit two per company
$1,250 $1,325
Spouse / Guest
price include all meals and two specialized activities
$450 $450

Consultant / Vendor: Limit two per company

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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.


Refunds on registration and pre-conference activities made prior to Feb. 15, 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 Feb. 15, 2019.


A guest is a spouse/significant other, friend or adult child (18 or over) and not employed in an industry-related occupation. Registered guests and spouses are welcome to attend the social and meal functions of the conference. The registration fee will cover transportation for one offsite activity. Additional charges related to the offsite activity are the responsibility of the registrant.

Welcome to New Orleans!

New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities – it’s home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. We’re excited to host FBEC in New Orleans, one of America’s most culturally and historically-rich destinations. Check out the Visit New Orleans website to see all New Orleans has to offer. There is no shortage of activities, museums and restaurants to discover.

Hotel Information

The Marriott / Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans is conveniently located right on the edge of the vibrant French Quarter. This historic hotel is the perfect place to experience the vitality of New Orleans, while also providing a refined urban retreat. Located on Canal street, this hotel is 16 miles away from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Ground transportation is available from MSY and is approximately 25 minutes away from The Marriott / Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.

Single/Double Occupancy: $229, plus tax

Group Name: Food and Beverage Environment Conference
Group Dates: March 30, 2019 – April 5, 2019
The FBEC housing rate expires on Friday, March 8, 2019. Reservations received after this date will be accepted based on availability. Group name to be used when you make your reservations, either online or through Ritz-Carlton Central Reservations at 1 (800) 826-8987. Trying to use the Group Name to book stays outside of the blocked dates will not work. If you would like to stay on dates outside of the block, it will be determined on an availability basis.

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