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REGISTER TO ATTEND

RETAIL AND FOODSERVICE COMPANIES ATTEND FOR FREE

Registration, airfare and hotel expenses are complimentary for qualifying retail and foodservice companies. Since Viva Fresh launched in 2015, we’ve increased the retail and foodservice attendance by more than 110%. Moreover, Viva Fresh has a 100% satisfaction rate among surveyed attendees, who overwhelmingly agree that Viva Fresh meets their business needs.

HERE’S A FEW OF OUR PREVIOUS ATTENDEES

Albertsons Costco Kroger Restaurant Depot
Aldi Edson Farms Labatt Rio Produce
Associated Grocers Farm to Market Grocery Latin Specialities Safeway
Associated Wholesale Grocers Fiesta Mart Loblaw Save Mart
B. Catalani Fiesta Supermarkets Lowes Market Schnucks
Baldor Firehouse Subs Maria’s Tacos n More Sobeys
Bedford Farmers Market Fresh Concepts Markon SuperKing Market
Ben E Keith Freshpoint Meijers Sysco
Big State Produce Giant Eagle Payless Supermarkets Tom Thumb
Bondi Hardies Fresh Foods Performance Food Group United Supermarkets
Briner Harmons Potato Speciality US foods
Brookshire Grocery Harris Teeter PR PRoduce Wal Mart
Bristol Farms HEB Pro Act Wegmans
Caribbean Produce Exchange Jason’s Deli Real Produce Wendy’s
Chefs Table Krasdale Foods Reasors Foods Whole Foods

REGISTER TO ATTEND

TIPA Member

$595/person
    1. Grower/Shipper companies, Produce Broker-Buyers, Commodity Boards and Allied Industry Members.
    2. In order to attend the Keynote Session, Friday Luncheon or Welcome Reception, separate tickets can be purchased as part of the registration process.
      • Welcome Reception – $85 per ticket
      • Keynote Luncheon – $55 per ticket
      • Meet and Greet Breakfast – $55
    3. This fee includes entry to the Expo during show hours and the educational sessions.
    4. Individuals or companies can only purchase tickets if they have paid for admission into the expo.
    5. Company sponsors can attend the show without purchasing a booth or the value of a booth if they are a Gold, Platinum or Diamond level sponsor.

Non-Member

$895/person
    1. Grower/Shipper companies, Produce Broker-Buyers, Commodity Boards and Allied Industry Members.
    2. In order to attend the Keynote Session, Friday Luncheon or Welcome Reception, separate tickets can be purchased as part of the registration process.
      • Welcome Reception – $85 per ticket
      • Keynote Luncheon – $55 per ticket
      • Meet and Greet Breakfast – $55
    3. This fee includes entry to the Expo during show hours and the educational sessions.
    4. Individuals or companies can only purchase tickets if they have paid for admission into the expo.
    5. Company sponsors can attend the show without purchasing a booth or the value of a booth if they are a Gold, Platinum or Diamond level sponsor.

Please refer to the 2019 Expo Rules for the Attendee Cancellation Policy

2019 Viva Fresh Rules and Guidelines

RETAIL & FOODSERVICE REGISTRATION

Retailer & Foodservice Registration

$FREE
    1. Retail and Foodservice companies are invited to attend for free and the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) will fund the cost for travel expenses.
      • This includes a free pass into all the receptions and events
    2. TIPA reserves the right to set a limit to funding the travel for retail/foodservice attendees if the number of attendees exceeds three individuals per company (depending on the budget).

JW MARRIOTT HILL COUNTRY RESORT AND SPA

Back by popular demand, the JW Marriott provides a luxurious backdrop for the Viva Fresh Expo that offers networking, quality education and elevated food experiences.  Nestled in the San Antonio Hill Country, this expansive property has fairways and spa treatments for the adults, a lazy river plus waterslides for the kids and several restaurants to choose from.

We expect the JW Marriott to sell out quickly again this year, so be sure to register early at the special reduced rate starting at $264 per night using this link.

ROOM BOOKING COMING SOON

HOTEL WARNING

Rooms should be reserved and confirmed ONLY with by either using this link to the Viva Fresh hotel reservations site or by contacting the JW Marriott directly at (210) 276-2500.   In the past, Viva Fresh has received reports about brokers contacting exhibitors to book hotel reservations.   These brokers falsely imply they are affiliated with show management and secure full or partial prepayment for their rooms from exhibiting companies. TIPA reminds its exhibitors that we have no affiliation with any of these room brokers. Please do not provide them with any details of your reservation and do not give them your credit card or any personal information.

JW Marriott
23808 Resort Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78261

Phone: 210-276-2500

UPDATED HOTEL CANCELLATIONS & CHANGES POLICY

All cancellations must be received by February 23, 2019.   Deposits are non-refundable after February 23, 2019.  Retail and foodservice attendees should contact Lilly Garcia at (956) 581-8632 to make any changes or cancel a reservation. All other attendees and exhibitors should contact the JW Marriott at (210) 276-2500 to make changes or cancel a reservation.  If cancellations are made after February 23, 2019, you will not receive your deposit or may be subject to pay the full price of the reservation.

In addition, failure to check-in on the scheduled date of arrival may result in the loss of deposit and cancellation of room for the remainder of the stay.

San Antonio International Airport – SAT
9800 Airport Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78216
The hotel and expo do not provide transportation to and from the airport

Valley International Airport – HRL
3002 Heritage Way
Harlingen, TX 78550

Holiday Inn San Antonio N – Stone Oak Area
7 miles from event hotel
Courtyard By Marriott San Antonio North/Stone Oak at Legacy
7 miles from event hotel
Hyatt Place San Antonio North/Stone Oak
7 miles from event hotel
Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio North Stone Oak
8 miles from event hotel