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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. Symposium lodging options include the Hyatt’s beautifully renovated hotel rooms at a run-of-house rate of $284 (plus taxes and fees), as well as a limited number of nearby condos offered at discounted rates. To make reservations for the Grand Hyatt hotel rooms, visit Grand Hyatt Vail or call 970-479-1530 and refer to the “American Sugar Alliance.”  To make reservations for the nearby condos and receive ASA’s discounted rates, call 970-479-1530 and refer to “American Sugar Alliance.”  Due to the popularity of this meeting, the Grand Hyatt Vail is expected to sell out so make your room reservations now.

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.

Preliminary program and registration materials will be available in May. In the meantime, please make your travel arrangements.  We look forward to seeing you in Colorado.

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