Seelbach Hilton Louisville Hotel – Louisville, Kentucky
April 28-30, 2019
2019 Technical Meeting
Winning the Triple Crown
Join your ADS colleagues this year for an enjoyable and educational meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville Hotel. Located just 7 miles, approximately 15 minutes, from the Louisville International Airport, the historic Seelbach Hilton Louisville is situated right in the heart of Louisville.
If you’re making dressings, sauces or other condiment products or supplying to those who do, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Education abounds through a variety of technical sessions that provide know-how and solutions, from leadership and accountability to e-commerce trends for dressings & sauces and packaging requirements to food processing authority guidance on filing a scheduled process for acidified foods. And don’t miss the Information Open House, the only ADS-sponsored tabletop exhibit of the year, where one-on-one introductions are made and new business relationships are forged. This year will also feature the every-other–year New Products and Services Presentations. These are just a few of the benefits you’ll experience when you attend this annually-celebrated industry meeting!
|Saturday, April 27|
|4:00 – 5:30 p.m.||Packaging Committee Meeting*|
|6:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Meet ‘n Greet Reception (Dinner Open)|
|Sunday, April 28|
|8:00 – 10:00 a.m.||Technical Committee Meeting*|
|10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Quality Assurance Committee Meeting*|
|12:30 – 4:00 p.m.||Executive Technical Board Luncheon Meeting|
|2:00 – 3:30 p.m.||Membership Advisory Council|
|6:15 – 6:30 p.m.||Meeting Check-In|
|6:30 – 9:00 p.m.||Welcome Reception and Dinner|
|Monday, April 29|
|7:00 – 7:45 a.m.||Group Breakfast|
|8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||General Session|
|12:00 – 1:30 p.m.||Luncheon for Delegates|
|12:00 – 4:00 p.m.||Board of Directors Luncheon Meeting|
|1:30 – 3:30 p.m.||New Products and Services Presentations|
|3:45 – 4:15 p.m.||Information Open House Set-Up|
|4:30 – 6:30 p.m.||Information Open House (Dinner Open)|
|Tuesday, April 30|
|7:00 – 7:45 a.m.||Group Breakfast|
|8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||General Session|
|12:00 – 1:30 p.m.||Luncheon for Delegates|
|1:30 – 4:00 p.m.||Ingredient Functionality & Quality Workshop|
|6:00 – 9:30 p.m.||Closing Reception and Dinner at Muhammad Ali Center|
*Committee meetings open to observers
Scheduling of Non-ADS Functions
Please remember that no events are to be scheduled to conflict with official ADS events. This includes, but is not limited to, hospitality suites, production facility or office tours, special breakfasts or dinners, recreational activities, including transportation and similar events.
Executive Technical Board
The Executive Technical Board (ETB) works with staff to direct and supervise the ADS Technical Program, which ensures that Association members remain proactive on technical issues affecting the industry (e.g., labeling, food safety, processing, and preservation). Committees operating under the purview of the ETB include the Technical and Quality Assurance Committees.
The ETB is overseeing ADS-funded research that will explore the microbiological risks related to ingredients (raw and treated) and in-process steps. The ETB is also working with a representative of the USDA on a buffering capacity model for dressings. An update on this model will be provided during this year’s Technical Meeting.
The Technical Committee undertakes research projects with a focus on ingredients, finished products, methods, equipment and instrumentation to advance the knowledge of the dressings and sauces industry. The Committee is undertaking the following projects:
- Pump Technology
- Caramel Color Replacement in Dressings and Sauces
- Alysha Kane, Ken’s Foods, Inc.
- Amanda Cypher, Wisconsin Spice, Inc.
- Jim Patacchiola, Brooks’ Bottling Co.
- Karen Jensen, Reily Foods Company
- Zach Bender, Brooks’ Bottling Co.
- Extra Mustard – Development of ADS Standardized Mustard Formulation
- Allen Sass, Wisconsin Spice, Inc.
- Seth Hinton, TreeHouse Foods
Quality Assurance Committee
The Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) reviews new instrumentation and analyses for dressings and sauces, and ensures that the ADS technical manuals – Quality Assurance Guidelines (QAG) Manual and the Methods and Procedures Manual (MAPMAN) – remain current and progressive.
The Committee is currently reviewing the following technical manual sections:
- Section IV, “Microbiological Guidelines” of the Quality Assurance Guidelines (QAG) Manual
- Section XII, “Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Program Guidelines” of the QAG Manual
- Section VI, “Shelf Life and Sensory Testing” of the Methods and Procedures Manual (MAPMAN)
The Committee will also consider the development of a procedure for Shaker Table or Hot Box testing. Rod Wheeler of The Global Food Defense Institute will present the topic, “Food Defense/Intentional Adulteration” during the April 2019 Committee meeting.
ADS Packaging Committee
During the coming year, the Packaging Committee will work on developing a troubleshooting guide for semi-rigid packaging including cups, lidding and machinery. The Committee will also develop a resource with a focus on packaging considerations to extend shelf life of clean label products.
Membership Advisory Council
The ADS Membership Advisory Council promotes membership in the Association through prospecting efforts, member retention, satisfaction and endorsement. The Council also capitalizes on member talent to improve Association programs for the benefit of ADS members.
Monday, April 29
Welcome and Introductions
ADS Director of Regulatory & Technical Affairs
Tom McGirty, T. Marzetti Company
Executive Technical Board Chair
ADS’ Communications Update
ADS’ Communications Manager
Leadership and Accountability When It Matters
Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.), Lippold Strategies, LLC
Food Regulatory Update
Dr. Jeannie Perron, Covington & Burling
ADS Legal Counsel
E-Commerce Trends for Dressings & Sauces and Packaging Requirements
Dr. Samir Amin, California Polytechnic State University
New Products and Services Presentations
Moderator: Allen Sass, Wisconsin Spice, Inc.
ADS Supplier Members
Information Open House
Tuesday, April 30
Cleaning and Sanitation Challenges in the Dressings & Sauces Industry
Ronda Dunson, Food Systems Consulting Group, LLC
USDA Buffering Capacity Study
Dr. Fred Breidt, United States Department of Agriculture and North Carolina State University
To File or Not to File a Scheduled Process for Dressings and Sauces
George Pilgrim, Pilgrim Food Group
Food Processing Authority Guidance on Filing a Scheduled Process for Acidified Foods
Dr. Bruno Xavier, Cornell University
Hurdle Technology & Formulating for Longer Shelf Life
Jerry Erdmann, DuPont Nutrition & Health
Ingredient Functionality & Quality Workshop
Moderator: Dr. Ritu Mishra, The Clorox Company
Formulating with Fibers, Brinda Govindarajan and Anu Kampurath, Tate & Lyle
Functional Starches and Flours in Savory Applications, Dr. Bicheng Wu and Yeni Peña, Ingredion Incorporated
Spices 101, Erin Brathwaite and Liz Morris, Elite Spice, Inc.
Registration for the ADS Technical Meeting will take place exclusively online and is designed to save you time. Register by March 8 and you will qualify for the special advanced registration fee! Immediately following your registration, a confirmation will be sent to you via e-mail, summarizing your selections and payment. Simply print the confirmation for convenient expense reporting.
To register, enter your email address. If you have a current record in the database, enter your self-determined password and follow the prompts to register. If you do not have a record in the database, please contact Headquarters (678/298-1181) for set-up.
In accordance with Association policy, the participants underwrite the entire cost of the Technical Meeting. The registration fee covers group meal functions and receptions, fees paid for presenters, audio/visual equipment, entertainment and decorations, stationery and printing costs, web-related expenses, staff travel, office costs and all expenses incurred in planning and coordination of the Meeting.
|On or Before March 8:||After March 8:|
In the event you must cancel your registration, cancellation fees apply as outlined above. After April 17, all fees are non-refundable.
*Non-member companies may attend one Technical or Annual Meeting to become familiar with the Association. The difference between member and non-member registration fees for the Technical or Annual Meeting is applicable to dues if received within sixty (60) days following the Meeting attended.
**Spouse/Companion registration includes social functions only (breakfasts, lunches, receptions, dinners and the Information Open House). If your spouse/companion wishes to attend any business sessions (General Sessions, workshops), they must pay the full member registration fee.
As of March 18, 2019:
|A & B Process Systems||Mike Curnutte||Regional Sales Manager|
|A & B Process Systems||Brian Gehrke||Director of Key Accounts|
|Accurate Ingredients, Inc.||Vincent Pasquale||VP Sales|
|Admix, Inc.||Peter Leitner||Senior Vice President|
|Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America||Jon Ashburn||Senior Account Executive|
|Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America||Joe Formanek||Director of Savory Applications|
|Alpha Packaging||Adam Doane||Vice President – Direct Sales|
|Alpha Packaging||Blair Dunn||Account Manager|
|American Fruits and Flavors||Jeff Carlson||Dir of Sales|
|AMPCO Pumps Company||Michael Boyd||Product Development Manager|
|AMPCO Pumps Company||Chad Hawkins||Business Development Manager|
|Asenzya, Inc.||Danelle Boehme||Senior Food Scientist|
|Asenzya, Inc.||Greg Gamble||VP of Technical Services|
|Bell Flavors & Fragrances||Laura Christian||National Accounts Manager|
|Bell Flavors & Fragrances||Paul Cole||Account Executive|
|Bell Flavors & Fragrances||Dominic Olson||Flavor Supplier|
|Bell Flavors & Fragrances||Sherri vonHahmann||Account Executive|
|Bell Flavors & Fragrances||Christopher Warsow||Director of Culinary Applications|
|Bemis North America||Dennis Redding||Principal Research Engineer|
|Bemis North America||Peter Wright||Market Manager|
|Biorigin||Kathryn Cada||Sales and Marketing|
|Brooks’ Bottling Co., Inc.||Zach Bender||Director, R&D|
|Brooks’ Bottling Co., Inc.||Ryan Brooks||Owner/CEO|
|Brooks’ Bottling Co., Inc.||Jim Patacchiola||Research & Development|
|Butter Buds Inc.||Jim Anick||Regional Sales Manager|
|California Garlic Company – Garlic King||Jeff Crace||VP of Sales and Marketing|
|Cargill, Inc.||Haley Smolinski||Food Scientist|
|Chelten House Products, Inc.||George Arbocus||Corporate Manager Technical Services|
|Chelten House Products, Inc.||Steven Dabrow||ceo|
|Chelten House Products, Inc.||Kevin Ernhoffer||Manager, Product Development|
|Chesapeake Spice Company||Jeremy Fair||Account Manager|
|Chesapeake Spice Company||Darian Fuselier||Sales|
|Chesapeake Spice Company||Nestor Ramirez||Corporate Chef|
|Chesapeake Spice Company||Alexa Vaughan||Food Scientist|
|Clements Foods Company||Charles Torwudzo||Technical Director|
|Columbus Vegetable Oils||Erika James||R&D Scientist|
|Commercial Creamery Company||Mark Desmond||Midwest Sales Manager|
|Commercial Creamery Company||Linda Johnson||Innovation Specialist|
|Corbion||Courtney Botkin||Sales Director|
|Corbion||Livia Castro||Account Manager|
|CP Kelco||Eric Goron||Senior Business Development Manager|
|CP Kelco||Wanda Jurlina||Technical Service Manager|
|CRB||Ben Rucker||Director, Process Technology|
|DairiConcepts, L.P.||Tracy Barham||Senior Manager Product Development|
|DairiConcepts, L.P.||Brendon Barrowman||Sales Manager|
|DairiConcepts, L.P.||Kevin Strouse||Food Scientist|
|DairyChem Laboratories, Inc.||Grant Church||Sales Director|
|Develey Mustard & Condiments Corp.||Michael Durach||CEO|
|Develey Mustard & Condiments Corp.||Susan Walden||Plant Manager|
|Dongsheng Foods USA, Inc.||Pete Murray||Sales Manager|
|DuPont Nutrition & Health||Jerry Erdmann||Principal Scientist – Food Protection|
|DuPont Nutrition & Health||David Horowitz||Account Manager|
|DuPont Nutrition & Health||Heng Tsang||Account Manager|
|DuPont Nutrition & Health||Gale Walters||Account Manager|
|Ecom Food Industries Corp.||Connie Earl||Sr. Account Manager|
|Edlong||Anne Druschitz||Corporate Research Chef|
|Edlong Dairy Technologies||Sandy Lavallee||Senior Regional Sales Manager|
|Elite Spice, Inc.||Erin Brathwaite||Technical Services Manager|
|Elite Spice, Inc.||Robert Cloney||Vice- President of Sales|
|Elite Spice, Inc.||Bob Coyne||Sales Regional Manager|
|Elite Spice, Inc.||Paul Kurpe||Senior Vice President|
|Elite Spice, Inc.||Liz Morris||Director of Sales|
|Elite Spice, Inc.||Taylor Simmons||Technical Services|
|Elite Spice, Inc.||Steve Toy||Regional Sales Manager|
|Enercon Industries Corporation||Ryan Schuelke|
|Fiberstar, Inc.||Kurt Villwock||Director R&D Applications|
|First Choice Ingredients||Scott Wells||First Choice Ingredients|
|Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company, Inc.||Wendy Erazo||Senior R&D Technician|
|Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company, Inc.||Dennis Gehrke||Midwest Sales Manager|
|Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company, Inc.||Jessica Le||Food Technologist|
|Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company, Inc.||Sylvain Norton||Sr. VP Technology & Regulatory|
|Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company, Inc.||Terry Yatteau||Regional Sales Manager|
|Florida Food Products, Inc.||Randy Blackmar||Director, Food Ingredient Sales|
|Florida Food Products, Inc.||Chris Naese||VP, Business Development|
|Garner Foods||Robert Hughey||Controller|
|Garner Foods||Matt McCollum||CFO|
|Glenroy, Inc.||Evan Arnold||Director of Product Development and Engineering|
|GNT USA, Inc.||Emily Wagener||Technical Applications Specialist|
|Gold Coast Ingredients||Michele Trent||Corporate Sales Manager|
|Golden State Foods Corp.||Minjung Kim||Technical Services Manager|
|Golden State Foods, Inc.||Brian Dick||President Global Manufacturing|
|Golden State Foods, Inc.||Nancy Hulse||Process Improvement Manager|
|Golden State Foods, Inc.||Suzanne Mailman||International Food Technologist|
|Golden State Foods, Inc.||Mariana Manole||Group VP Quality, Food Safety & Regulatory-Global LP|
|Grande Custom Ingred. Group||Kyle Hellmer||Technical Sales Manager|
|Grande Custom Ingred. Group||Sara Menard||Technical Sales Manager|
|Grande Custom Ingred. Group||Kate Petrie||Applied Technology Food Scientist|
|Grande Custom Ingred. Group||Maggie Schnell||Applied Technology Food Scientist|
|Greenwood Associates||Emma Peterson||Product Application and Marketing Specialist|
|Hydro-Thermal Corporation||Sean Fulton||Food and Beverage Sales Manager|
|Hydro-Thermal Corporation||Adam Small||Business Development Scientist|
|IMA Dairy & Food USA||Jerry Watkins||Sales Manager|
|Ingredion Incorporated||Agnes Lapinska||Sr. Mkting Mgr. Starch Based Texturizers & Savory|
|Ingredion Incorporated||Yeni Pena||Project Leader|
|J. Rettenmaier USA LP||Greg Gilleland||Product Sales Manager Functional Cellulose|
|Jain Farm Fresh Foods Inc. dba Cascade Specialties||Jack Sollazzo||Regional Sales Manager|
|Jungbunzlauer, Inc.||Thomas Dardugno||Regional Sales Manager|
|Kagome, Inc.||Ryan Mewhinney||Manufacturer|
|Kalsec, Inc.||Peggy Iler||Lead Scientist/Senior Manager|
|Kemin Food Technologies||Chandra Ankolekar||Technical Manager|
|Kemin Food Technologies||Jayant Kamicheril||Accounts Manager|
|Ken’s Foods, Inc.||Alysha Kane||Food Scientist|
|Ken’s Foods, Inc.||Elizabeth McColl||R&D Manager|
|Ken’s Foods, Inc.||Al Slingluff||Vice President|
|King & Prince Seafood||Yuka Kobayashi||Food Technologist|
|Langguth America Ltd.||David O’Keefe||Sales|
|Litehouse, Inc.||Dorrie Francis||VP, Technical Services|
|Litehouse, Inc.||Douglas Hawkins||Senior Director, Foodservice|
|Little Spirit Foods, LLC||Kevin Strite||President|
|LMI Packaging Solutions, Inc.||Brenda Kiehm||National Account Manager|
|Michael Foods, Inc.||Sean Roberts||Director, Food Ingredient Sales|
|Michael Foods, Inc.||Angela Stessen||Scientist|
|Mizkan America, Inc.||Welch Livingston||Sales|
|Mizkan America, Inc.||David Sackett||Executive Director of Sales and Marketing|
|Mold-Rite Plastics, Inc.||Leo Brozell||Director, Product Innovation|
|Mold-Rite Plastics, Inc.||Owen Schmidt||Director of Sales & Technical Services|
|Mold-Rite Plastics, Inc.||Jason Stull||Vice President, Direct Sales|
|Mold-Rite Plastics, Inc.||Jennifer Wojciechowski||Senior Sales Director|
|Mullins Food Products||Branislav Basaric||QA Manager|
|Mullins Food Products||Charles Wind||Quality Assurance Director|
|Neogen Corporation||Tim Hendra||Dir. of Corporate Accounts, US Grocery Business|
|Old Mansion Foods||Tom Mullen||Vive President of Sales|
|Olds Products Company||Augie Remien||General Manager- Ingredients|
|Pacific Farms||Pat Ganey||Regional Sales Director|
|Pacific Farms||Adrian Pollard||Vice President Business Development|
|Paradise||David Smith||Sr. Food Scientist|
|Parker Plastics, Inc.||Jason DiNardo||Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager|
|Parker Plastics, Inc.||Steve Ferraro||Manufacturer|
|Parker Plastics, Inc.||Jake Winicki||Midwest Account Manager|
|Plastic Industries, Inc.||Gary Perry||Vice President of Sales|
|Premier Juices||John Marshburn||Executive Vice President|
|Pretium Packaging||Brian Hawkins||Account Mgr.|
|Pretium Packaging||George Reisinger||Director of Sales|
|Profile Food Ingredients||Mike Cagganello||Regional Sales Manager|
|Profile Food Ingredients||Jason Sleggs||Regional Sales Manager|
|Red Arrow Products||Suzanne Hammer||Territory Sales Manager|
|Reily Foods Company||Ron Emonet||Sr. Dir. of Marketing & New Product Development|
|Reily Foods Company||Karen Jensen||Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs|
|Reily Foods Company||Steve Woullard||Director of Quality & Regulatory Compliance|
|Rich Products Corporation – Seapak||Jim Schrum||Sr. Principal Scientist|
|Ring Container Technologies||Tim Ferrel||VP of Business Development|
|Scott Turbon Mixer, Inc.||Ryan Haugh||Eastern Regional Sales Manager|
|Scott Turbon Mixer, Inc.||Joel St. John||Regional Sales Manager|
|Sealed Air/Cryovac||Rodney Weaver||Market Development Manager – Food Service|
|Sealed Air/Cryovac||Scott Witherspoon||Business Development|
|Shields||Daniel Becker||Senior Sales Associate|
|Shields Bag & Printing Co.||Mark Strutner||Director of Sales|
|Silver Spring Foods, Inc./Huntsinger||Magot Dahling||R&D/Technical Services Manager|
|Socius Ingredients||Colm Swan||Socius Ingredients|
|Sokol & Company||Antonio Marungo||Account Specialist|
|Sonoco Products Company||Lou Belmont||Vice President National Accounts|
|Sonoco Products Company||Kyung Park||Marketing Manager|
|SPX Flow Technology||Jim Brink||Eastern Regional Sales Manager|
|SPX Flow, Inc.||Jeff Sporer||Americas Technical Sales Leader|
|Sunsweet Growers||Kim Kennedy||Director of Ingredient Sales|
|Sunsweet Growers||Rick Perez||R&D Chef|
|SupHerb Farms||Peggy Castaldi||Marketing Director|
|T. Hasegawa USA||Adolfo Fuentes||Sr. Sales Manager, Western US/Mexico|
|T. Hasegawa USA||Amanda Pellam||Sales Manager, West|
|T. Hasegawa USA||Patty Wehrung||Sr. Sales Manager, Midwest|
|T. Marzetti Company||Rachel Basalla||Product Development Manager|
|T. Marzetti Company||Sandy Bichsel||Director Strategic Product Development|
|T. Marzetti Company||Steven Hill||Vice President|
|T. Marzetti Company||Thomas McGirty||Vice President- Quality|
|T. Marzetti Company||Paul Pratt||VP Technical Services|
|T.C. Jacoby & Company, Inc.||Joseph Maixner||Sales Manager, Dairy Ingredients|
|Tate & Lyle||Brinda Govindarajan||Director, Global Ingredient Technology|
|Tate & Lyle||Anu Kampurath||Senior Applications Scientist|
|Tate & Lyle||Adrienne Pohrte||Technical Manager|
|The C.F. Sauer Company||Cecilia Brock||Corporate Packaging Engineer|
|The C.F. Sauer Company||Jason Chesney||Director of Quality and Food Safety|
|The C.F. Sauer Company||John Hilker||Executive Vice President Plants & Manufacturing|
|The C.F. Sauer Company||Michael Ryan||R & D Food Chemist|
|The Clorox Company||Miranda Helmer||Director|
|The Clorox Company||Ritu Mishra||Associate Research Fellow|
|The Ingredient House||Katherine Cleland||Technical Manager|
|The Kroger Co.||Maria Ivanenkov||Corporate Food Technology Food Scientist|
|The Kroger Co.||Andrew Ivory||Corporate Food Technology Scientist|
|The Kroger Co.||Daniel Jones||Sr. Quality Leader|
|The Suter Company||Bryan Westerby||VP Food Safety and Product Quality|
|The Tec Team||Marion Brooks||Sales Manager|
|The Tec Team, Inc.||Garry Conklin||President & Chief Flavorist|
|The Tec Team, Inc.||Joe DiBenedetto||Vice President, Chief Flavor Chemist, Savory|
|TIC Gums, Inc.||Ashley Yungandreas||Food Technologist|
|Tone Products, Inc.||Kevin Odom||Director of Product Development|
|Tulkoff Food Products, Inc.||Marjeta Fusha||Development Food Technologist|
|Tulkoff Food Products, Inc.||Janna Hughes||Quality Assurance Associate|
|Vegetable Juices, Inc.||Steven Hvizdos||VP Sales – Strategic Accounts|
|Ventura Foods||Robert Beauseau||VP, R&D|
|Ventura Foods||Joseph Higgs||Sr. Director, R&D|
|Ventura Foods||Mark Leshniowsky||Sr. Project Manager|
|Ventura Foods||Jeff Lowrance||Director, Product Development|
|Ventura Foods||May Yeow||Principal Microbiologist|
|Victoria Pacific Trading Corp.||Kevin Yee||Sales Executive|
|Victoria Pacific Trading Corp.||Gordon Yee||Vice-President|
|Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group||Rick Bortz||District Sales Manager|
|Winpak Ltd.||Mark Griffin||Director of Sales|
|Wisconsin Spice, Inc.||Erik Amen||National Sales manager|
|Wisconsin Spice, Inc.||Amanda Cypher||Food Technologist|
|Wisconsin Spice, Inc.||Allen Sass||President|
|Yost Foods, Inc.||Jennifer Cira||Product Development Manager|
|Yost Foods, Inc.||Amy Steinbrenner||Account Manager|
|Yost Foods, Inc.||Matthew Wilson||Quality Assurance Manager|
|Yost Foods, Inc.||Ben Yost||General Manager|
|Yost Foods, Inc.||William Yost||President|
Meet ‘n Greet Reception
Make sure you attend the Meet ‘n Greet Reception to meet your fellow ADS members and liaise with your colleagues on Saturday evening before heading out for dinner. This is your chance to see old friends and make new ones.
Information Open House
Due to room limitations, tabletops will be limited to 88. Register early to ensure you have a tabletop.
The ADS Information Open House (IOH) is scheduled for Monday, April 29 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Set-up for Supplier members is 3:45 – 4:15 p.m. This informal tabletop exhibit provides the opportunity to meet new members, establish business relationships and re-connect with current clients. Suppliers are able to display industry-related literature, and limited product sampling will be allowed. Refer to the guidelines for additional information, as strict adherence is required. Reservations received after March 15 will be subject to availability. Reserve your tabletop during the registration process.
There is no charge to participate in the IOH, however, participants must be an ADS member and registered for the ADS Technical Meeting. Refer to the guidelines for specific policies regarding Supplier displays, including product sampling. Space is limited and will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tuesday Evening Networking Reception & Dinner
Join your fellow ADS attendees at the Muhammad Ali Center, a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Louisville, the city where Muhammad Ali’s story began. Explore the Museum’s exhibits with dinner following on the 6th Floor, which offers breathtaking views of the Ohio River and Downtown Louisville. Ali’s legacy is rooted in his ability to inspire people – regardless of one’s culture, age, color, ethnicity or religion. The Muhammad Ali Center is a place to celebrate the deeply rooted and worldwide influence that redeems and esteems the core behind Ali himself-peace, social responsibility, respect and personal growth. Ali’s dream is that when visitors leave the Muhammad Center, they will be inspired to live their own dreams, and to be the best they can be.
This networking event is included in your registration fee. However, please check the appropriate box when registering to let us know if you plan to attend on Tuesday evening so we have an accurate count.
Seelbach Hilton Louisville Hotel
The Association for Dressings & Sauces, on behalf of its members, has reserved a block of rooms at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville Hotel, at a discounted group rate. All rates are exclusive of applicable taxes. The current state and local taxes are 16.07%.
Seelbach Hilton Louisville Hotel
500 Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202-2518
Hotel Main: 502/585-3200
Single or Double Occupancy: $200
Attendees are encouraged to make their room reservations as early as possible. Room reservations at the group rate are available on a first-come, first-served basis to our attendees while the block lasts.
To make hotel reservations, click this link or call toll-free at 1-800-333-3399 and be sure to identify yourself as part of ADS.
To guarantee your reservation, you must provide a credit card number. If using a credit card to secure the reservation, your card will not be charged until you depart the hotel. You may cancel your reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled arrival. Cancellations received by the hotel after that time will be subject to a cancellation fee of one night’s room and tax.
If you check out of the hotel prior to the reserved check-out date, the hotel will charge you an early check-out fee equal to one night’s room and tax. If you wish to avoid an early check-out fee, make sure to notify the hotel either at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.
Check-in at the hotel is after 4:00 p.m., and check-out is 11:00 a.m. Luggage storage arrangements for early arrivals, or late departures, can be made with the bell captain.
On-property self-parking is $18/day with in/out privileges. Valet parking is $27/day with in/out privileges.
High-speed internet access in the guest rooms is complimentary. Fitness Center is complimentary to in-house guests.
The Louisville International Airport is served by 6 domestic airlines including Allegiant, American, Delta, OneJet, Southwest and United.
Delta Air Lines Discount
Delta Air Lines is offering special discounted* airfares for ADS Meeting attendees. Discounts vary, depending on the class of ticket purchased, up to 10% off the fare for both domestic and international travel.
To take advantage of these Travel Discounts for both domestic and international travel:
- Visit the Delta Airlines website and click the Advanced Search link at the bottom of the “Book a Trip”.
- Complete the required fields, and enter meeting code “NMSE9“.
- You may also call Delta Meeting Network® Reservations at 1-800-328-1111, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Central Time. (Please use the same phone number to make changes to an existing Delta Meetings Network reservation.)
*Please note the following:
- NOT ALL FARES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A DISCOUNT.
- Fare rules will determine eligibility.
- Discounts vary, depending on the class of ticket purchased, and apply to round trip travel only.
- For domestic programs, the two lowest class tickets (X & V) are not eligible for a discount.
- Not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers.
- One free name change per passenger and additional name changes permitted at $200 USD / $200 CAD on select fares. (Domestic travel only)
- One free name change per passenger and additional name changes permitted at $175 USD / $175 CAD on select fares. (International travel only)
- If using a travel agent, please contact association staff for assistance.
The Seelbach Hilton Louisville Hotel is conveniently located just 7 miles (approximately 15 minutes) from the Louisville International Airport and is easily accessed from three major highways. The Seelbach Hilton Louisville also offers a complimentary shuttle to/from the airport. The hotel shuttle pickup is located outside Baggage Claim. Please call the hotel direct at (502) 585-3200 and ask for the Bell Desk (ext. 206) to arrange shuttle transportation. As for return trips, please make your arrangements with the Bell Staff on property. This shuttle departs as needed every half hour.
Taxis are available at the traffic island on the left of the taxi stand. Fares range between $20-$30.
Lyft and Uber are the only authorized ridesharing services available to transport passengers from the Airport. The Lyft and Uber pick-up curb is located on the lower level, east side of the terminal on the inner curb.
Discounts for Carey Ground Transportation
- Go online here: www.carey.com and create an account with Carey.
- Make reservations for your ground transportation including your pickup location, time, flight information, etc.
- After entering your travel details, select continue. Select “Yes” for Promo Code, and enter code (KLATAS), select Apply & Continue to your vehicle selection, then “review and confirm” to enter payment information.
You can also download the app on an iPhone or Android device.
You can view and print a street map via the hotel’s Web site at the link above.
FROM I-65 NORTH-BOUND OR FROM THE AIRPORT: Take Muhammad Ali (exit 136C). Go 5 blocks to Fourth Street and turn left into the front of the hotel
FROM I-65 SOUTH-BOUND: Take Jefferson Street (exit 136C). Go 1 block to 1st Street and turn left, go 2 blocks to Muhammad Ali and turn right, go 4 blocks to Fourth Street and turn left into the front of the hotel.
FROM I-64 WEST-BOUND: Travelling to downtown, take 3rd Street (exit 5B), go 6 blocks on 3rd Street to Muhammad Ali and turn right and go 1 block to Fourth Street and turn left into front of the hotel.
FROM I-64 EAST-BOUND: Take 9th Street (exit 4) and travel 4 blocks to Liberty Street and left on Liberty, go 6 blocks to 3rd Street and turn right, go 1 block to Muhammad Ali and make a right, go 1 block to Fourth Street and turn left into the front of the hotel
FROM 1-71 SOUTH-BOUND: I-71 runs into I-64 West, take 3rd Street (exit 5B), go 6 blocks on 3rd street to Muhammad Ali, turn right and go 1 block to Fourth Street and turn left into the front of the hotel.
Weather and Dress
In late April/early May, daytime temperatures are typically in the mid 70’s, with evening temperatures in the low 50’s. Average precipitation in late April/early May is approximately 4.5 inches. Don’t forget to pack an umbrella or rain coat! Business casual attire is appropriate for all business sessions and social activities during the Technical Meeting.
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The Association for Dressings & Sauces2019 Technical Meeting
Seelbach Hilton Louisville Hotel – Louisville, Kentucky