August 1 – 6, 2014
Stowe Mountain Lodge
Plan now to attend the 31st International Sweetener Symposium, to be held August 1-6, 2014, at the spectacular Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. Attendance at this important industry meeting is an absolute must for all stakeholders. The complex and critical issues the industry is currently facing will be explored in-depth. Will the U.S.-Mexican sweetener market survive suffocating surpluses? Will regional and global supplies continue to outpace demand? What is the long-term outlook for the market? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? Will the continued pursuit of aggressive trade agendas yield new trade agreement(s), and how will world sugar policies and U.S. commodity programs be affected?
This year’s location of Stowe, Vermont, will prove especially appealing. This charming New England ski town is conveniently located 45 minutes from Burlington International Airport (BTV) or a scenic two hour drive from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. For over a century, the Stowe area has enjoyed international fame for its covered bridges, sparkling lakes, rambling woodlands, majestic peaks, unique artisans and cool summer climate. With the addition of the Stowe Mountain Lodge, this area has truly become a prized international destination. Nestled at the entrance of Smuggler’s Notch State Park in the “Green Mountain State,” the Stowe Mountain Lodge is surrounded by scenic Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Built in a “Vermont-Alpine” style, the resort embraces the tranquility of nature and features local artisan products and farm-to-table cuisine. It also boasts a top-rated golf course, full European spa, swimming pool, children’s adventure program, and retail. The designated overflow hotel is the Stoweflake Resort & Spa. Ideally located just 6 miles down the mountain in the heart of the quaint Mountain Road Village, Stoweflake is within walking distance to many of Stowe’s restaurants, shops and activities. To make reservations at the Stoweflake Resort & Spa (overflow hotel), call 1-800-253-2232 and reference American Sugar Alliance to receive ASA’s special rates or complete the Stoweflake Resort lodging reservation form. ASA’s room block at Stoweflake Resort & Spa will be held until June 30th. Cancellations and changes to reservations held at the Stoweflake Resort & Spa are fully refundable until June 30th.
Area activities in Stowe include a gondola, alpine slide, zip-line challenge course, hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, soaring, fly-fishing, unique boutiques of local artisans and craftsmen, dining, the historic toll road, and several of the most scenic drives in the country. This area is also home to popular attractions including the famed Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory, the Von Trapp Lodge, Cabot Cheese Creamery, and others. The close-by town of Burlington offers beautiful Lake Champlain, the famed Shelburne Museum, and more shopping and dining opportunities. For pre- or post-Symposium stays, consider a trip to the Canadian cities of Montreal or Quebec City, take the car ferry across Lake Champlain to the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York or visit countless other prized New England destinations.
This is one sweetener industry meeting you won’t want to miss – plan now to attend this important event. Registration materials will be available in mid-May 2014. In the meantime, please go forward with reserving your lodging at the Stowe Mountain Lodge or the Stoweflake Resort & Spa (lodging reservation form).