Convention

Save the date for May 10-13, 2018! 

Click Here To Download The Convention Schedule

 

 

Convention Documents & Forms
Click the links below to download

Supplier Contract
Supplier Combined Invoice
Operator Order Form
Rules for 2018 Processed Products Competition

 


Hotel Information

We have rooms blocked at the hotels listed below. Please note that each hotel has a code and rate along with a release/cutoff date in order to receive a room at that rate. Rooms must be booked by the release date to receive the group rate. Rooms blocked for the convention are limited and are available on a first come first serve basis, So book early!!

The Penn Stater Hotel (Host of the Convention)
215 Innovation Blvd
State College, PA
1-800-233-7505
$114.00 per night
Code – PAMP18A
Release Date for Rate 4-09-18

Ramada Inn
1450 S. Atherton St.
State College, PA
814-238-3001
$78.00 per night
Code – PAMP18
Release Date for Rate 4-10-18

Super 8 Hotel
1663 S. Atherton St.
State College, PA
814-237-8005
$74.00 per night
Code – CGPMP2
Release Date for Rate 5-01-18

 


2018 Convention Highlights and Changes

  • A tour to Nicholas Meats in Loganton, PA is being offered on Thursday. We are limited to 2 groups of 18 (am and pm). We will need to charge $15/person (first come basis availability) to cover the bus fee. Must pre-order to reserve your spot.
  • Boxed Lunches will be offered again this year. They will be handed out during the supplier showcase. Must pre-order in advance to receive the lunch.
  • Supplier Showcase time change for Saturday. Showcase will run from 10-1.
  • Rate Increase: If you decided to pay your dues and registration at the convention the rate will be $125.00 for membership dues ($100.00 if paid before) and $60.00 per person to attend the convention ($50.00 if paid prior). We recommend paying in advance.
  • Meat Competition Rules can be found at the link above.  Please note a few changes. A few classes have been added and removed. Also, the price per entry is $10 per entry and $5 if you enter additional items in the same class. The featured class for 2018 is “Old World Products”.
  • We will offer Convention T-Shirts and Hoodies again this year. Must pre-order as well. Please see order form for details.
  • Breakfast is offered at the Penn Stater’s Gardens Restaurant on Friday and Saturday. They open at 6.45. You can make reservations on both days, this should assure you will have enough time to make the first classes of the day. The Gardens will be closed on Sunday.

Special Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors