Mark your calendar for the 37th International Sweetener Symposium, to be held July 31 – August 5, 2020, at the Grand Hyatt Vail in Vail, Colorado. Attendance at next year’s Symposium is a must for everyone in the sugar industry.

The 2020 Presidential and Congressional elections will be just around the corner. Our experts will assess the races and the potential fallout for U.S. sugar policy and markets. Two years into the 2018 Farm Bill, and three years into the modified Suspension Agreements with Mexico, we will evaluate their effects on the market and any changes that may be on the horizon. Post-Brexit (possibly?), experts will assess the progress on free trade agreements with the UK and the EU, and other FTA negotiations, pondered or already underway. Market analysts will update us on sugar consumption challenges and the supply-demand outlook for U.S., North American, and world markets.

In addition to the compelling program content, the Symposium schedule allows free time every afternoon to enhance your industry relations in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

The spectacular Grand Hyatt Vail (formerly the Hotel Talisa), is ideally situated at the base of Vail Mountain in the Cascade Village overlooking scenic Gore Creek. To further complement the hotel’s ideal mountain setting, the Vail Village’s bounty of shops and restaurants are a quick 5-minute shuttle ride away.

As Vail’s “most authentic mountain getaway,” Grand Hyatt Vail offers newly renovated luxurious rooms, a European spa, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, bike rentals, children’s programs and more. ASA’s special Symposium rates include a run-of-house rate of $284 (excludes taxes and fees).  For families needing larger accommodations, the Hyatt offers one-bedroom to four-bedroom condominiums with full kitchen facilities, daily maid service and more. ASA’s room block at the Grand Hyatt Vail will open by March 1, 2020. For more information on the Grand Hyatt Vail, visit https://www.hyatt.com.

Located in central Colorado among the majestic Rocky Mountains, Vail is world-renowned. While this quaint alpine village is known as the largest and most popular ski resort in North America, it’s also the perfect summertime getaway offering sunny days, cool evenings, breathtaking scenery and a vast array of mountain activities including award winning golf courses, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing, horseback riding, jeep tours, world class shopping, international cuisine, and musical and theater productions. The comfortable elevation of 8,150 feet contributes to the temperate weather with low humidity and August averages of 75°(high) and 40° (low). For more information on the Vail Valley visit https://www.visitvailvalley.com/ and https://www.vailgov.com/welcome-to-vail.

Getting to the Vail Valley is easy. The Denver International Airport (DEN) is located 110 miles east of Vail and is serviced by most major airlines. The Eagle County Airport (EGE) is a regional airport located 30 miles west of Vail and is serviced by United and American Airlines.

Traditionally 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.

Additional details on the 37th International Sweetener Symposium will be available in February 2020 and the Symposium room block will open by March 1, 2020.  In the meantime, please go forward with making your air travel plans.

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

2020 SCHEDULE

July 31 (Friday)
1:00-5:00 p.m. – Registration
All Day – Optional Tours

August 1 (Saturday)
8:00a.m.-7:00p.m. – Registration
All Day – Optional Tours
6:00-7:00p.m. – Meet & Greet Reception

August 2 (Sunday)
8:00a.m.-9:00p.m. – Registration
All Day – Optional Tours
8:00a.m.-1:00p.m. – ASA Golf Tournament
7:00-9:00p.m. – Welcome Reception Gala

August 3 (Monday)
7:30-8:45a.m. – Breakfast Session
8:45a.m.-12:15p.m. – General Session
12:15-2:00p.m. – ASA Annual Meeting/Luncheon Session
Afternoon & Evening On Your Own

August 4 (Tuesday)
7:30a.m.-8:45a.m. – Breakfast Session
8:45a.m.-12:15p.m. – General Session
12:15-2:00p.m. –Luncheon Session
Afternoon On Your Own
6:00-10:00p.m. – Finale Dinner at 4-Eagle Ranch

August 5 (Wednesday)
Departures