Events

NPSA 2015 Mid-Winter Meeting

Join your NPSA colleagues for an enjoyable and educational meeting in Savannah, Georgia, at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, conveniently located in downtown Savannah and surrounded by a large variety of restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and tourist attractions.

If you’re involved in the pecan industry, this is an event you don’t want to miss.  Education abounds during the varied presentations.  And don’t miss the tabletop exhibits where information is shared and new business relationships are forged!   These are just a few of the benefits you’ll experience when you attend this annually-celebrated industry meeting!

Mansion on Forsyth Park – Savannah, GA
March 10-12, 2015

Registration Information

Registration for the NPSA Mid-Winter Meeting is available online or via a printable registration form.   Register by February 6, you will qualify for the special advanced registration fee!  Immediately following your registration, a confirmation will be sent to you via e-mail, summarizing your selections and payment.  Simply print the confirmation for convenient expense reporting.  Contact Headquarters if you have questions or are unable to register online.

AFFILIATES – EXHIBITORS

A tabletop exhibit will take place on Tuesday, March 10 from 8:30 – 5:00 p.m.  To register for a tabletop, click the appropriate box during the registration process (or submit a physical form with your meeting registration).

Exhibitors will have access to the Viennese Ballroom on Tuesday, March 10 beginning at 6:30 a.m. to set up tabletops.  Tear down will be after the Industry Forum on Tuesday, March 10 at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Models of equipment, posters or exhibits can be displayed and product literature can be distributed.  Please note that nothing may be attached to any wall, floor, ceiling, etc. with staples, nails or any other substance in order to prevent damage to the fixtures or furnishings.

Register now! 

In accordance with Association policy, the participants underwrite the entire cost of the Mid-Winter Meeting.  The registration fee covers group meal functions and receptions, fees paid for presenters, audio/visual equipment, entertainment and decorations, stationery and printing costs for member mailings, web-related expenses, programs, staff travel, office costs and all expenses incurred in planning and coordination of the Meeting.

Registration Fees:

 

On or Before February 6:

After February 6:

Member

$650.00

$700.00

Non-Member*

$875.00

$925.00

Cancellation Fee

$75.00

$75.00

Spouse/Companion

$325.00

$375.00

Golf Outing

$135.00

$135.00

In the event you must cancel your registration, cancellation fees apply as outlined above.  After February 26 all fees are non-refundable.

Hotel

The Mansion on Forsyth Park is a boutique property with an AAA Four-Diamond distinction and recognized as the city’s most iconic hotel.

The National Pecan Shellers Association, on behalf of its members, has reserved a block of rooms at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, at a discounted group rate.  All rates are exclusive of applicable taxes.  The current guest room occupancy tax is 13% plus $1 per room per night tourism fee.

Single or Double Occupancy: $209.00

Attendees are encouraged to make their room reservations as early as possible.  Room reservations at the group rate are available on a first-come, first-served basis to our attendees while the block lasts.

To make hotel reservations, click here. Be sure to identify yourself as part of NPSA.

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 24 hours prior to your scheduled arrival.  Cancellations received by the hotel after that time will be subject to a cancellation fee.

Check-in at the hotel is after 4:00 p.m., and check-out is prior to 11:00 a.m.  Luggage storage arrangements for early arrivals, or late departures, can be made with the bell captain.

Travel Discount

Delta Air Lines Discount: travel discount of up to 10% off of domestic fares. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on More Search Options and enter the meeting code NMKAW in the “meeting event code”  box provided on the Search Flight page.

Weather and Dress

In early March, daytime temperatures are typically in the high 60’s, with evening temperatures in the mid 40’s.  Evenings can be cool, so bring a jacket.  Precipitation is light in March.  Business casual attire is appropriate for all business sessions and social activities during the Mid-Winter Meeting.

Contact

National Pecan Shellers Associations
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, NE
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30342

Phone:  (678) 298-1189
Fax:  (404) 591-6811
E-mail:  npsa@kellencompany.com
Web:  www.ilovepecans.org

Future Meeting Dates and Locations

NPSA 2015 Annual Meeting
The Loews Madison Hotel – Washington, DC
Septmeber 10-12, 2015

NPSA 2016 Mid-Winter Meeting
Royal Sonesta Hotel – New Orleans, LA
March 22-24, 2016