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State Affairs Committee Meeting (November 2012)

Wednesday, November 14 - Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wigwam Resort
300 East Wigwam Boulevard [map]
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

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The next meeting of the GMA State Affairs Committee will be held November 14-15, 2012 at the Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park, Arizona. Our annual Fall Strategic Planning Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Food Industry Association Executives (FIAE) Conference. In a continued effort to hold down travel costs for GMA and its members, the GMA State Affairs Committee will meet following the FIAE Conference in the same location, the Wigwam Resort. GMA members are greatly encouraged to attend both the SAC meeting and the FIAE Conference; however, you must register for the FIAE Conference separately and directly through them.

For GMA members who have not previously participated in the FIAE Conference, this is an invaluable opportunity for GMA and its members to network with state grocery and retail association executives from around the country in one very nice convenient location. GMA and FIAE participants should make their reservations at the Wigwam Resort under the FIAE room block.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
11:30 AM – 5:00 PM – SAC Meeting with Working Lunch
5:15 PM – SAC Dinner (Litchfield’s)

Thursday, November 15, 2012
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM Working Breakfast and Continuation of GMA SAC Meeting

Meeting Attire:
Business Casual

Registration Fees:
These fees are available through 11/15/2012
Name Price Available To
GMA Member $300.00   Members

Cancellation and Other Policies:
GMA reserves the right to cancel the event prior to the event start date due to market conditions, acts of God, or other circumstances beyond our control. In the event that GMA cancels an event for any reason, you will receive a credit for 100% of the paid registration fee.

If GMA is forced to cancel a program while in progress you will receive a credit for 50% of the paid registration fee. We will notify all registered attendees as soon as a meeting has been canceled via e-mail and/or phone messaging and a notice will be posted on our website. In the case of cancellation, GMA will not reimburse participant’s pre-arranged travel expenses.

Is Media Allowed?

General Hotel Information:
All GMA SAC meeting attendees should make their room reservations under the FIAE room block. Room rates are $155 a night. Individuals should call the Wigwam reservations on their toll free number (1.800.327.0396) and let them know you are with the Food Industry Association Executives group to get the discounted room rates. The traditional Adobe Room is $155. There are upgrades to the Oasis Terrace at $185 per night or suites for $225.

For more information please contact:
Ms. Evie Owens
Senior Manager, GMA Operations