San Diego downtown skyline at dusk with San Diego Bay and a Marina in the foreground.

2017 International Sweetener Symposium

Omni San Diego (downtown)

San Diego, California

August 4 – 9, 2017

The 34th International Sweetener Symposium will be held August 4-9, 2017, at the Omni San Diego, located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego, California. Attendance at the 2017 Symposium is a must for everyone in the industry. How will the new Administration’s trade agenda affect agriculture and the sugar industry? How is Congress progressing on the next Farm Bill? What is the current balance with the world sugar market and how will that affect the U.S. and world sugar market outlook? What is the latest on U.S. – Mexican sugar trade? What are the latest trends in the sugar and sweetener containing products market?

This year’s location, the newly renovated four-star Omni San Diego Hotel, is located in the heart of downtown San Diego. This chic hotel has a prime location in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, known for its wide range of dining options, lively nightlife and shopping. The downtown location also offers easy access to many of the city’s top sites and attractions. Explore Balboa Park, take a harbor cruise, spend the day on Coronado Island, or visit the USS Midway aircraft carrier museum. Sports enthusiasts can catch a Padres baseball game at PETCO Park, connected to the hotel via a pedestrian skywalk. San Diego has quickly become a premier travel destination with its fabulous seaside city location which offers miles of sandy beaches and a year-round average 70-degree temperature.

Preliminary program and registration materials will be available in May. In the meantime, please feel free to make your travel arrangements. Due to the popularity of this event, the hotel is expected to sell out so please make your lodging arrangements at the Omni San Diego now.  Visit or call 1-800-THE-OMNI and refer to the “American Sugar Alliance” room block” to receive the discounted Symposium rate. Room rates start at $219 (single) and $239 (double). For more information on the Omni San Diego Hotel, visit

This is one industry meeting you won’t want to miss—mark your calendar now!



August 4 (Friday)
1:00-5:00 p.m. – Registration
All Day – Optional Tours

August 5 (Saturday)
8:00a.m.-7:00p.m. – Registration
All Day – Optional Tours
6:00-7:00p.m. – Meet & Greet Reception

August 6 (Sunday)
8:00a.m.-9:00p.m. – Registration
All Day – Optional Tours
8:00a.m.-12:00p.m. – ASA Golf Tournament
6:30-9:00p.m. – Welcome Reception Gala

August 7 (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 8 (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 9 (Wednesday)
7:30-9:00 a.m. – Breakfast Session
9:00-12:00 noon – General Session
12:00 noon – Adjournment