The 2018 Annual Meeting – Registration

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Registration

The entire cost of the Annual Meeting is underwritten by the participants — no portion of Association dues is allocated for Annual Meeting expenses. The registration fee includes speakers’ expenses, audio/visual equipment, entertainment, decor, stationery and printing costs for programs, website development, staff travel and all office costs incurred in planning and coordinating the Annual Meeting.

All registrations must be completed online and will not be processed without payment. Registration fees are refundable through January 25th less a $100 processing fee. After January 25th, cancellation fees increase to $500 and become non-refundable after February 7th. Please remember to register for the Meeting at the same time you make your hotel reservations. For your convenience, we accept American Express, Visa and MasterCard. Checks are also accepted.

To access online registration, register here.

(Please register by January 10, 2018 to qualify for advance registration fees.)

Advance Registration Fees:
Member $1,550
Non-Member*
Manufacturer/Bottler $1,650
Supplier $1,850
Spouse/Companion $400
Children’s Fee (8 – 18 years) $100
After January 10th:
Member $1,650
Non-Member*
Manufacturer/Bottler $1,750
Supplier $1,950
Spouse/Companion $400
Children’s Fee (8 – 18 years) $100

*Non-member companies may attend one Meeting to become familiar with the Institute. The difference between member and non-member registration fees is applicable to dues if received within ninety (90) days from the date of the end of the Meeting.

Since The Institute must make firm financial commitments based on indicated attendance well in advance of the Meeting, we ask that you complete the online registration form on the website at your earliest convenience.

Golf and Meeting Sponsorships
Golf Sponsorships

Promote your company on the golf course by sponsoring a golf hole! This year’s tournament will be held at the Belleair Country Club. This is a fantastic way to give your company special recognition and to help create a memorable golf game! The cost is $250 per hole. Please check the appropriate box on the registration form if you’d like to take advantage of this great opportunity! This sponsorship will include signage with your company name and logo at one of the golf holes. You will receive other special recognition as noted below.

Meeting Sponsorships

All members will have the opportunity to contribute any dollar amount toward the Meeting. Since the entire cost of the Annual Meeting is underwritten by the participants, your support will enable VI to continue to maintain registration fees at an affordable rate, obtain the best speakers possible and plan for a memorable Monday night event! Remember, no amount is too small and all contributions will be used to create the very best meeting possible! Please check the appropriate box on the registration form if you would like to become a meeting sponsor.

Sponsorship Recognition

As a golf or Meeting sponsor, your company will receive special recognition prior to the Annual Meeting, in the Annual Meeting program, on posted signs throughout the Meeting and from the podium during the Meeting. You will also wear a “Sponsor” ribbon at the Meeting and be recognized in the Annual Meeting wrap-up sent to all members and also housed on the VI website!