2016 Mid-Winter Meeting

Join your NPSA colleagues for an enjoyable and educational meeting in New Orleans, as we return to the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, conveniently located on Bourbon Street in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana.  Featuring newly renovated guest rooms, the hotel is within walking distance of 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!



2016 Mid-Winter Meeting

March 22-24

Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

Schedule of Events

Dine-Around in New Orleans


Registration form – PDF

Exhibitor registration form – PDF

Registration Fees

Members: $650
Non-Members: $875
Spouse: $325
Exhibitor Tabletop: $50

Hotel Reservations and Information

Reservations for the NPSA Mid-Winter Meeting can now be made at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans.  The NPSA rate is $209 per night, plus 13% tax, a 1.75% statutory Tourism Support Assessment, and a $2 per night city occupancy tax. For hotel reservations, click here or call 1-855-463-3092 ask for Group Name “NPSA MWM 2016”. The cut-off date for reservations at the NPSA rate is February 26. Make your reservations early!

Reservations may be cancelled without penalty if received up to 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Wireless, high-speed internet connection in guest rooms, meeting space and public areas: up to 500KB is complimentary; up to 1MB is $9.95/day; and up to 2MB is $14.95/day.
  • Check-in time: 3:00 p.m. (notify hotel if arriving after 10 p.m. to ensure your room is held)   Check-out time: 12 noon.
  • Valet parking is $39 per day with in/out privileges. Hotel does not offer self-parking.
  • Fitness Center and golf bag storage are complimentary to guests.
Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans: 300 Bourbon Street  –  New Orleans, LA 70130

Hotel Phone: 504-586-0300     Guest Fax: 504-586-0335


For Reservations: Call 1-855-463-3092 ask for Group Name “NPSA MWM 2016.”  Or, reserve your room online here. 

Delta Air Lines Discount: travel discount of up to 10% off of domestic fares. Reservations and ticketing are available via When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code NMM28 in the “meeting event code”  box provided on the Search Flight page.

Future Meeting Dates and Locations

NPSA 2016 Annual Meeting

August 31 – September 2, 2016 (slightly modified for the Labor Day holiday)

Four Seasons, Chicago, IL


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

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