Symposium

Coeur d'Alene Resort Exteriors

Coeur d’Alene Resort & Spa, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Plan now to attend the 33rd International Sweetener Symposium, to be held July 29 – August 3, 2016, at the spectacular Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Attendance at this year’s Symposium is a must for all industry stakeholders to learn about the most pressing issues facing the industry. Is the world sugar market poised to rebound and what will be the effect on the U.S. industry? Are we returning to stability in the North American sweetener market?  How will Presidential campaign politics and international trade negotiations affect world sugar policies and U.S. commodity programs?  How is the industry responding to misguided attacks on sugar consumption? How is U.S. sugar policy faring and when will work on the next Farm Bill begin? Traditionally the “Who’s Who” of the international sugar community attend this important event to hear the substantive program consisting of renowned industry experts and key policymakers. Listen, learn, and add your views at lively and informative sessions on these and other vital topics.

The Coeur d’Alene Resort is a world-class resort located in northern Idaho on the shores of beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene flanked by the foothills of the Bitterroot Mountains.  This spectacular resort’s luxurious accommodations, distinctive dining and world-class amenities have earned it top awards including America’s Top Mainland Resort,” by Conde Naste, “One of Top 10 Ski Resorts” by Zagat, “World’s Most Romantic Spa” by MSNBC and “Top 500 Worlds Best Hotels” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, as well as a consistent four diamond four star resort rating since 1986. But the resort’s real crown jewel is its extraordinary golf course which features the world’s only floating movable green, earning it the prize of “Top 25 Resort Courses in America” by Golf Digest. The resort’s idyllic waterfront location also ensures a bounty of water activities including “the world’s longest floating boardwalk,” a marina, boating, fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, lake cruises, kayaking, stand-up-paddle boarding, and more. The resort also offers an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor infinity edge swimming pool, a private beach, a public beach, children’s program, wine-tasting, and several restaurants including the famed Beverly’s, which features gourmet Northwest cuisine, an extensive wine cellar and incomparable views of the lake. For more information on the resort, visit www.cdaresort.com.

Traditionally 400-500 people attend the Symposium to hear the most significant and timely issues affecting the industry and to network with their sweetener industry colleagues. In addition to the compelling program content, the Symposium schedule allows free time every afternoon to enhance your industry relations in this comfortable setting. Preliminary program and registration materials available in May. In the meantime, please feel free to make your travel arrangements.  Make your room reservations online at symposium room reservations at Coeur d’Alene Resort or by calling 1-888-976-5080 or 1-800-688-5253 and refer to the American Sugar Alliance room block (code “SUGAR16”) to receive the discounted Symposium rate.

This is one sweetener industry meeting you won’t want to miss—mark your calendar for this important must-attend event!

2016 SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

July 29 (Friday)
1:00-5:00 p.m. – Registration
All Day – Optional Tours

July 30 (Saturday)
8:00a.m.-7:00p.m. – Registration
All Day – Optional Tours
6:00-7:00p.m. – Meet & Greet Reception

July 31 (Sunday)
8:00a.m.-9:00p.m. – Registration
All Day – Optional Tours
8:00a.m.-12:00p.m. – ASA Golf Tournament
7:00-9:00p.m. – Welcome Reception Gala

August 1 (Monday)
7:30-9:00a.m. – Breakfast Session
9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. – General Session
12:00-2:00p.m. – ASA Annual Meeting/Luncheon Session
Afternoon & Evening – On Your Own

August 2 (Tuesday)
7:30a.m.- 9:00a.m. – Breakfast Session
9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. – General Session
Lunch & Afternoon – On Your Own
6:00-10:00p.m. – Dinner Event

August 3 (Wednesday)
7:30-9:00 a.m. – Breakfast Session
9:00-12:00 noon – General Session
12:00 noon – Adjournment