NPSA 2017 Annual Meeting

September 6-7, 2017

Westin Portland Harborview

Portland, Maine

While the National Pecan Shellers Association celebrates 75 years, the last several years have seen some significant changes. Join your NPSA colleagues for an enjoyable and educational meeting in Portland, Maine at the Westin Portland Harborview as we Navigate the Winds of Change together.


Click here for the Schedule of Events

Scheduling of Non-NPSA Functions

Please remember that no events are to be scheduled to conflict with official NPSA events. This includes hospitality suites, special breakfasts or dinners, recreational activities, including transportation and similar events.


3798_EntranceThe Westin Portland Harborview features an ideal location in the heart of the vibrant Arts District in downtown Portland. A short walk takes you to Portland’s Old Port district and Casco Bay.

The National Pecan Shellers Association, on behalf of its members, has reserved a block of rooms at the Westin Portland Harborview, at a discounted group rate. All rates are exclusive of applicable taxes.  The current tax rate is 9%.

Single or Double Occupancy: $239.00

Attendees are encouraged to make their room reservations as early as possible. These rates are available until the NPSA block is sold out, or the cut-off date – August 14, 2017, whichever comes first.

For reservations click here:

Or, call the hotel directly at 1-855-811-0043, and reference National Pecan Shellers Association or NPSA to make a reservation in the block.

To guarantee your reservation, you must provide a credit card number. If using a credit card to secure the reservation, your card will not be charged until you depart the hotel.  You may cancel your reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel 72 hours prior to your scheduled arrival.  Cancellations received by the hotel after that time will be subject to a cancellation fee.

NPSA rates are available for three days pre-and post- event dates.

Check-in at the hotel is after 3:00 p.m., and check-out is prior to 12:00 p.m. Luggage storage arrangements for early arrivals, or late departures, can be made with the bell captain.

On-property self-parking is $29 per day. Valet parking is $34 per day with in/out privileges.

Fitness center is complimentary to in-house guests.

Wireless high-speed internet access (both rooms and meeting space) is complimentary.

Westin Portland Harborview     157 High Street   |   Portland, Maine  04101

Phone: (207) 775-5411    |   Website:


2017 Delta Air Lines Discount: travel discount of up to 10% off of domestic fares flying into PORTLAND, ME (PWM). Reservations and ticketing are available via When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code NMPN3 in the “meeting event code”  box provided on the Search Flight page.



United Airlines: Discounted fares when you fly into Portland, Maine (PWM).  Book online at and enter your Offer Code ZYT5549035 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information:

  • Agreement Code: 549035
  • Z Code: ZYT5
  • Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.

avis budgetNPSA Members can get a discounted rate on car rentals through Avis or Budget.  Just go online to; and enter our AWD #D619100 under “discount codes”. Or, for Budget, click here:, and enter Budget Fastbreak #D958401.


Dining in Portland


Weather and Dress

In early September, daytime temperatures are typically in the mid 60’s, with evening temperatures in the high 40’s. Average precipitation in the month of September is 3.1”.  Business casual attire is appropriate for all business sessions and social activities during the Annual Meeting.

Future Meeting Dates and Locations

NPSA 2018 Mid-Winter Meeting: March 14 – 16; Hotel Valencia Riverwalk; San Antonio, Texas

Pecan Industry Meetings – pdf of upcoming industry meetings.


National Pecan Shellers Association

New Address as of 7/24/2017: 3200 Windy Hill Road, SE; Suite 600 West; Atlanta, GA  30339

Phone:  (678) 298-1189
Fax:  (404) 591-6811