AAFP is 12 Days Away -Update 1

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Dear Food Safety Professional,

The 10th Annual Arkansas Association of Food Protection (AAFP) conference will be held September 17-20 at the Fayetteville Town Center on the beautiful square in downtown Fayetteville, AR.  We think you will enjoy the after-hours events for this year’s conference.  The conference presentations are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until mid-day.
Have you already registered?  If not, go here  https://www.arkafp.org/conferences/
Please review some of the updates below.

  • Demand has absorbed our block of discounted rooms at the Chancellor so normal room rates are at $109 for most of the week.
  • Parking will be improved this year due to the new venue- the Fayetteville Town Center and the proximity of the Chancellor Hotel.  Please review the FTC parking lot map and info here https://www.twncenter.com/images/documents/FTC_ParkingMap.pdf  The guests that stay at the Chancellor will already be parked at the hotel parking deck and can walk across the square to the FTC.
  • Vendor Showcases from 11am-12noon
  • Lunch will allow for meals at the great restaurants on the Downtown Fayetteville Square.  https://www.tripadvisor.com/RestaurantsNear-g31589-d4065154-Fayetteville_Downtown_Square_Gardens-Fayetteville_Arkansas.html
  • The Regulatory Q&A networking event for the AR, MO and KS District of USDA will be part of the AAFP Conference after hours event of Tuesday night, Sept 18th, from 6-8p.  Beverages and appetizers will be provided by Zoetis that is sponsoring the evening’s after-hours activities.   Now is your chance for a non-threatening dialogue with District Personnel that will attend the industry-only meeting to answer Industry submitted questions and on-site discussion. Several Springdale district EIAO personnel and possibly some from Washington will attend the Conference. 
  • We will have AAFP T- Shirts that will bring a smile to your face for $20 so bring cash if possible.  The proceeds will support our new efforts to further support Food Science students.
  • We will have a Happy Hour Networking event on Wednesday 5pm-7pm. Weather permitting, we will have the event in the Garden and patio of the FTC.

We hope to see you at the Conference!
Brian Umberson
Barbara Smith
Vice President