GMA Event Calendar

State Affairs Committee Meeting (November 2017)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 (2:30pm - 5:30pm US/Eastern)
Balboa Bay Resort
1221 W. Coast Highway [map]
Newport Beach, CA 92663

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Tuesday, November 14:
2:30-5:30: SAC Meeting
6:30: Dinner and GMA Award Presentation (included in registration fee even if you are not registering for the rest of the conference)

Meeting Attire:
Business Casual

Registration Fees:
These fees are available through 11/15/2017
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:
Guests are responsible for securing their own hotel reservations. Make your hotel reservations directly with the Balboa Bay Resort using this dedicated website -

Hotel block deadline is October 16. Link for hotel reservations and to register separately if you plan to attend the rest of the FIAE conference:

The hotel address is:

Balboa Bay Resort
1221 W. Coast Highway
Phone: (949) 645-5000

Travel Information:

To access the Balboa Bay Resort from the airport, we suggest the following methods of transportation to and from the hotel:

• John Wayne Airport: 7 miles / 10 minutes
• Los Angeles International Airport: 50 miles / 1hour
• San Diego International Airport: 87 miles / 90 minutes
• Long Beach Airport: 14 miles / 30 minutes

Driving Directions
• Take the 5 or 405 South to the 55
• Continue South on the 55 to Coast Highway
• Proceed Southbound on Coast Highway to the Resort

• Take the 5 or 405 North then exit on Jamboree
• Head South on Jamboree to Coast Highway
• Turn Right on Coast Highway to the Resort

Parking Fees
Valet and self-parking options are available:
• Valet parking fees: $7 per hour; $20 daily; $35 overnight.
• Self-parking fees: $6 per hour; $17 daily, $30 overnight.
*All pricing and policies are subject to change without notice.

For more information please contact:
Mr. Dean Longhofer
Specialist, Database and Member Value Creation
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Phone: (202) 295-3941
Fax: (202) 639-5902