During these unprecedented times, we know that you are facing uncertainties about the future both on a professional and personal level. One thing that you can be certain of, however, is that SQFI remains committed to providing you with the skills and knowledge you need to maintain the efficacy of your food safety and quality assurance programs and to keeping you updated on changes to the SQF Code. 

At the current time, we are moving forward with plans to hold the SQF Conference in Orlando this October to share updates on Edition 9 as well as discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the food safety industry, including the Covid-19 crisis.  

At the same time, we continue to monitor the ever-changing situation and place the utmost importance on protecting the health and safety of our conference participants. As we develop contingency plans for this event, we will keep you updated if there are any changes to the conference format.  

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We appreciate your patience during this time and thank you for your support. See our cancellation and refund policy.

Conference Registration Rates

2020 Conference Registration Rates are per person and do not include travel or accommodation

Registration TypeRegister by June 15, 2020 Register by July 31, 2020 Register by October 22, 2020* Standard Rate
Standard Participant$995 ($350 discount) $1,045 ($300 discount) $1,145 ($200 discount)$1,345
Spouse/Partner (non-industry) $175 $175 $175 $175
Student with ID*** $595 $595 $595 $595
FMI Retail Member $695 $695 $695 $695
Training Class Only (Does NOT include cost of class)**** $150 $150 $150 $150

*Discounted registration fees must be paid in full by 15 days after the cutoff date for each discounted level. After 15 days, the next (lower) discount will be automatically applied.

**Online registration closes on October 22, 2020. All registrations fees must be paid by this date, after which registrations will be automatically cancelled and attendees will need to re-register at the conference and pay the onsite rate ($1,345).

***Students in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs. ID required.

**** Training course participants who are NOT attending the conference pay a $150 surcharge.

Training Course Registration Rates

Class TypePre-RegistrationOnsite (if available)
Two-Day Classes (includes lunch)$ 850$ 950
One-Day Classes (includes lunch) $ 425$ 525
Half-Day Class (includes lunch) $ 325$ 425
Surcharge for participants not attending the conference$ 150$ 150

There are no “exhibit-only” or 1-day passes available.

Conference rates include the Tuesday reception, Wednesday social event, 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches. Rates do not include hotel accommodations or travel.

Spouse/Partner rate includes attendance at the Tuesday reception and Wednesday social event. It does not include any education sessions or access to the exhibit hall.

Cancellation Policy

Refund of the registration fee will be made for any cancellation received in writing to by September 25, 2020. Any cancellations received after September 25, 2020, will not be refunded unless the in-person event is cancelled after this date. Please note, registrations can be transferred to another company employee at any point prior to the conference.

In the event that the conference cannot take place in person due to circumstances beyond our control, participants may either:

  1. Request a full refund or
  2. Apply their registration fee to a virtual event, if offered. Any difference between the registration fee for an in-person event and a virtual event will be refunded.
  3. Apply their registration fee to a future SQF conference (2021 or 2022).