2012 SQF International Conference

REGISTRATION, HOUSING AND TRAVELHilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Registration  |  Housing  |  Travel
 

 

REGISTRATION

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. PLEASE REGISTER ONSITE. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE YOU CAN PRINT THE REGISTRATION FORM, COMPLETE IT AND  BRING IT TO THE REGISTRATION DESK ONSITE.  

DOWNLOAD THE ONSITE REGISTRATION FORM (click here)

 

View a list of current attendees

Conference Rates

Standard (August 1 – November 1)   Register  $ 995
 
Onsite Rate (November 2 onwards)     $ 1,095
 

Training Classes (Separate Registration Required)
 

Full Day Training Class (Tuesday, November 6th). Register
$ 150
Half Day Training Class (Professional OR Code 7 Update) Register $ 75

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                    
Groups of 5 or more receive a $50 discount on the prevailing price (conference rate). Please contact FMI registration for more details and to register your group. Group registrants must be from the same company with the same email domain (ie. @sqfi.com).

Attendees of the 2012 SQF Conference receive a 50% discount on registration for the FMI Retail Food Safety Forum. After registration  for the SQF conference is completed, you will receive a discount code. Separate registration on the Retail Food Safety Forum web site required.

We encourage you to register early. Last year's conference SOLD OUT!

CANCELLATION POLICY

Refund of the registration fee, minus a $75 processing fee, will be made for any cancellation received in writing to register@fmi.org by October 19, 2012. If notice is received by October 26, 2012, a 60% refund will be given. Any cancellations received after October 26, 2012, will not be refunded. Please note, registrations can be transferred to another company employee at any point prior to the conference.

Conference rates include 2 receptions, breakfasts and lunches. Rates do not include hotel accommodations or travel expenses.

 

HOTEL

The official hotel for the 2012 SQF Conference is the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Check In: 3:00 p.m.
Check Out: 12:00 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has a limited number of rooms remaining in inventory. SQF has secured the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati (151 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202) as an overflow property. The Hyatt is located directly across the street from the Hilton and is less than a 2 minute walk via a covered skywalk. Please make reservations at the Hyatt at a $155 per night rate online here:

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati


The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is a true French Art Deco masterpiece. Opened in 1931, the hotel was an integral part of the first multi-use complex in the United States. Described as a "city within a city," the complex featured an office tower, hotel, fully automated garage, shopping complex and restaurants. Today, the hotel is the city's crown jewel.

The hotel's main lobby and mezzanine areas feature a half-acre of rare Brazilian rosewood, extensive use of German silver, and a stylized Egyptian decor reinforced with delicate floral motifs. There are also exquisitely detailed frescoes, ceiling murals, an original Rookwood fountain with a pair of matching seahorses, and the refined Restaurants at Palm Court, which includes Orchids at Palm Court—voted as the top restaurant in Cincinnati (Zagat, 2012) and one of the top 100 restaurants in the US (OpenTable, 2010 and 2011).

Centrally located in downtown Cincinnati, the hotel is within the Carew Tower shopping & dining. The hotel is also the anchor for the city's famous skywalk system, which connects to the Duke Energy Convention Center, businesses, shops, and restaurants. The hotel is adjacent to renovated Fountain Square Entertainment District and within walking distance to Cincinnati's Backstage Entertainment District, Paul Brown Stadium, Great American Ballpark, USBank Arena and theatres.

ROOM RATES

SQF has negotiated a very competitive hotel room rate of $ 155.00 / night (single or double occupancy) plus tax (currently 17%). There is no charge for children 18 years and under who share a room with their parents unless additional bedding is required. There will be a $ 25 incremental rate increase for triple and quad occupancy.

The rate includes complimentary high speed internet access for all guest rooms in within the group block (must reserve within the block to receive free internet!) and complimentary use of the The Gym at Carew Tower.

A discounted self-parking rate of $ 12.00 per day (NO in and out privileges) is available at the Tower Place Garage adjacent to the hotel.

RESERVATIONS

All reservations must be made using the online reservation system or by calling the Hilton Hotels Reservation Center 1-800-HILTONS. Please mention that you are booking within the Food Marketing Institute room block in order to get the reduced rate. PLEASE NOTE: Rates cannot be changed at check-in or checkout for guests who fail to identify their affiliation with FMI at the time the reservation is requested.

Reservations  must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card and must be made prior to October 15, 2012 in order to receive the FMI rate. Any reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be accepted on a rate-available basis. PLEASE NOTE: The hotel room block is likely to sell out, so we advise you to make your reservations EARLY. In the event that the hotel is sold out, FMI will endeavor to secure an additional room block in an adjacent hotel.

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PLEASE NOTE: The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has a limited number of rooms remaining in inventory. SQF has secured the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati (151 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202) as an overflow property. The Hyatt is located directly across the street from the Hilton and is less than a 2 minute walk via a covered skywalk. Please make reservations at the Hyatt at a $155 per night rate online here:

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati


 


TRAVEL

Cincinnati / Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is 12 miles from the hotel (approximately 15 minutes drive time).  The approximately one-way taxi fare is $ 30.00. Shuttle fare is $ 20 one way. Parking is available in the adjacent Tower Place Garage for a reduced daily rate of $ 12.00 (NO in and out privileges). Valet parking is available for $ 24.00 / day with in and out privileges.

Directions from CVG airport:

Take I-275 East to I-75 North. Take the Fifth Street Exit. The hotel is three blocks on Fifth Street and Race.