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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE 66TH ANNUAL FOOD SHIPPERS OF AMERICA CONFERENCE  
FEBRUARY 28TH-MARCH 2ND 2021 AT THE J.W. MARRIOTT DESERT SPRINGS IN PALM DESERT, CA 
 

Attention Conference Attendees:
We understand that sometimes plans change and that you might have to cancel your conference registration.   We ask that you keep the following Food Shippers refund/cancellation policy in mind when making your decision in this regard:

  • 100% refund if the cancellation request is received through end of business on December 31, 2020. 
  • 50% refund if the cancellation request is received through end of business on January 31st, 2021. 
  • Golf and Guest/Spouse fees are fully refundable through end of business on January 31st, 2021.  
  • There will be no refunds after January 31, 2021.

  If the 2021 Conference must be cancelled due to a medical pandemic all registration and sponsorship fees will be refunded.

 


STARTING ON OCTOBER 1, 2020, FOOD SHIPPERS OF AMERICA WILL BE OPENING REGISTRATION FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR THE 66TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO BE HELD FROM FEBRUARY 28 THROUGH MARCH 2, 2021 AT THE JW MARRIOTT IN PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA.
 
A STAGGERED VOUCHER INVITATION RELEASE SCHEDULE WILL CONTINUE TO BE UTILIZED, STARTING WITH MOTOR CARRIER, RAILROAD AND WAREHOUSE PROVIDERS.  THIS WILL HELP FACILITATE A METERED FLOW OF REGISTRATIONS FOR THE FOOD SHIPPERS TEAM TO PROCESS.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ATTENDANCE WILL INITIALLY BE LIMITED (ANTICIPATING 800-900 ATTENDEES) DUE TO STATE OF CALIFORNIA COVID-19 RELATED REQUIREMENTS AND EACH CATEGORY OF ATTENDEE WILL BE PROPORTIONALLY CAPPED.  AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE ACTUAL CONFERENCE DATE, AND IF THE STATE RELAXES ITS COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, WE WILL ADD ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION OPENINGS FOR EACH ATTENDEE TYPE. 
 
PLEASE CONTACT PAUL NEWBOURNE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
EXECUTIVEDIRECTOR@FOODSHIPPERSOFAMERICA.ORG OR 847-302-1496.
FOOD SHIPPERS OF AMERICA HAS ARRANGED FOR DISCOUNTED TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN THE PALM SPRINGS AIRPORT AND JW MARRIOTT RESORT IN PALM DESERT, CA.   CARDIFF LIMOUSINE HAS EXTENDED CONFERENCE ATTENDEES A 15% DISCOUNT FOR AIRPORT ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES.
 
YOU MAY BOOK YOUR RESERVATION ON LINE AT: https://www.cardifflimo.com

PLEASE USE THE PROMO CODE FOOD AND THAT WILL APPLY THE 15% OFF OF THE TOTAL.  YOU CAN ALSO CALL THE OFFICE AT 760-568-1403 AND GIVE THE PROMO CODE WHEN MAKING A RESERVATION.   CARDIFF OFFERS THE FOLLOWING VEHICLE TYPES:

                                                                                                                                            FROM PSP              TO PSP
SEDAN (1-2 PASSENGERS)                                               DISCOUNTED FARE:             $143.94                $137.94
SUV (UP TO 4 PASSENGERS)                                            DISCOUNTED FARE:             $221.08                $215.08
MERCEDES SPRINTER (UP TO 8 PASSENGERS)           DISCOUNTED FARE:             $265.62                $255.62
MINI-COACH (UP TO 18 PASSENGERS)                           DISCOUNTED FARE:             $381.22                $356.22


 
 

Beware of Hotel Scams:

 

We have been made aware of a company, PPI, making FALSE and FRAUDULENT claims about the conference, possibly designed to obtain your credit card information or other information. They are leaving the following call back number 800-714-7169 x 201.  When we tried to contact PPI we got a general voice mail box with a vague generic message.  

 

FSA is the ONLY authorized organization that will be contacting attendees regarding hotel accommodation and bookings. 

 

FSA has a room block at the JW Marriott Desert Springs reserved. You may only make a reservation through voucher process of Food Shippers. You should only be contacted by a representative of JW Marriott Desert Springs to confirm your booking or if there is an issue with the booking. 

If you are contacted by any other third-party claiming to be a representative of this hotel or conference, please contact Paul Newbourne, FSA Executive Director, as soon as possible at executivedirector@foodshippersofamerica.org

 

Some tactics to be aware of:

• There are issues with your hotel reservation for the conference;

• The hotel room rate for the conference has increased and/or rooms are running out and must be booked with XYZ Firm as soon as possible;

• Hotel rooms for the conference can only be booked through XYZ Firm

• That XYZ Firm can get you a cheaper room rate than the conference organizers;

• Hotel rooms for the conference are sold out and that they can help find you alternatives hotels.

 

Please be aware that this is likely a SCAM designed to obtain your credit card information and/or make phony charges to your credit card. Please exercise extreme caution when contacted by a suspicious third party housing bureau. We recommend that you do NOT give ANY company your credit card number, personal information, or any details about your hotel reservation, unless deemed the official host JW Marriott Desert Springs resort. 

 

 




 


Mark your Calendars

Future FSA  Annual Conferences!

2021
February 28th - March 2nd 
​J.W. Marriott Desert Springs
​Palm Desert, CA 

2022
February 20th- February 22th
JW Marriott Grande Lakes
Orlando, FL

2023
March 5th- March 7th
​J.W. Marriott Desert Springs
​Palm Desert, CA