AHRI's 2014 Annual Meeting
Date: November 15 25, 2014
Location: Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
The AHRI Board of Directors and staff look forward to welcoming you to the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California, site of the 2014 AHRI Annual Meeting. Located in the San Diego hills, La Costa is known for being Southern California’s only Gold Medal Golf Resort. The Champions Course, home to the 2012 LPGA Kia Classic, has been completely restored with bent grass greens, Bermuda fairways, and strategically placed bunkers. The Legends Course has been renovated to be more spacious than the Champions Course while also providing a new set of challenges and visual encounters.
Omni La Costa Resort and Spa is Southern California’s premier resort destination and was recently named the #1 Wellness Spa in the nation by Spa Magazine and the #4 Spa in North America by Travel + Leisure.
The resort is 45 minutes from San Diego International Airport (SAN).
November temperatures average 71 degrees high and 56 degrees low.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16
AHRI REES SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION 5K FUN RUN/WALK (6:00 – 7:00 AM)
Join your colleagues, AHRI staff, fellow runners and walkers for the second Annual AHRI Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Rees Scholarship Foundation. Enjoy the La Costa Resort while getting in your daily exercise by running or walking at any pace that allows you to keep smiling and enjoy the sunrise while finishing with a sense of accomplishment! The $70 participation fee includes a $20 donation to the Foundation. Each participant will get a receipt of contribution for tax purposes. The fee includes a water station at the midway point; water, juice, Gatorade, tea, coffee, and fruit at the end; fitness towels; and an AHRI 5K Fun Run t-shirt. Simply select the "AHRI Rees Scholarship Foundation 5K Fun Run/Walk" session when you register, and list your t-shirt size in the “Registration Questions” section of the Event Registration.
FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES WELCOME MIXER (5:00 – 6:00 PM)
Members attending the Annual Meeting for the first time are invited to a mixer prior to the Need-to-Know session to meet AHRI staff and other first-timers, hear first-hand about the schedule of events, and learn how to navigate the many sessions and activities to get the most out of your first AHRI Annual Meeting. Please register for the mixer on the registration form.
ANNUAL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS AND NEED-TO-KNOW SESSION (6:00 - 7:15 PM)
In this popular session, you will learn about the many benefits of your company’s membership in AHRI; be introduced to AHRI staff so that you can put faces with names; be briefed on the federal, state, and global issues facing our industry and how your association is responding to those issues; and review the 2014 Annual Meeting program of events and activities.
“CALIFORNIA COOL” WELCOME RECEPTION AND DINNER (7:30 - 9:30 PM)
Join friends, colleagues, and AHRI staff at the “California Cool” welcome reception and dinner on the Valley Promenade and Edge Pool. Dress is resort casual. November evenings can be chilly, so plan your wardrobe accordingly.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17
ANNUAL CHAIRMAN’S BREAKFAST, INDUSTRY AWARDS, AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS (7:00 - 9:00 AM)
Join AHRI Chairman Bob McDonough for the Annual Chairman's Business Meeting Breakfast, during which he will report on the state of the association, announce the winner of the Chairman’s Challenge legislative visit contest, and present the AHRI Industry Awards. Following the awards, Bob will introduce keynote speaker Charlie Cook, a renowned political analyst specializing in election forecasts and political trends. Cook writes forecasts and rankings in his own publication, The Cook Political Report, and is an analyst for the National Journal and NBC.
COMBINED INDUSTRY SESSION (4:00 - 6:00 PM)
This session will include a discussion of issues affecting manufacturers of heating, water heating, air conditioning and commercial refrigeration products, including policies at the federal, state, and international levels that will impact manufacturing in 2015 and beyond.
COCKTAIL RECEPTION (6:00-7:00 PM)
Join us for a cocktail reception on the Valley Promenade and Edge Pool to catch up with friends, meet new colleagues, and welcome first-time attendees. Following the reception, dine on your own at one of the on-property restaurants or in nearby La Jolla or downtown San Diego, all of which feature a number of quality dining choices. You may check with the resort's concierge in the lobby for assistance with making dinner reservations and transportation arrangements.
SPOUSE EVENT: The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars Decorating Workshop (9:30 – 11:30 AM)
Join other AHRI attendees and the 2013 winner of The Food Network’s hit show Cupcake Wars, Chef Mary Sarain, for a cupcake challenge! Attendees will get the inside scoop and an introduction to Chef Mary and her current success story, followed by a tutorial and demonstration of Mary’s expert decorating techniques. Attendees will “flex their muscles” to compete for awards and prizes! Each participant will walk away with three different flavored cupcakes and a takeaway bag. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to network with other AHRI spouses while enjoying a “sweet” competition.
INCOMING CHAIRMAN'S LUNCH AND SPORTS AWARDS (12:30 - 1:30 PM)
Join incoming chairman Ed Purvis for the Incoming Chairman's Luncheon and Sports Awards, during which Ed will outline plans for his tenure as AHRI Chairman. Following his address, Ed will introduce the 2014 Golf and Tennis Chairmen, who will present the entertaining and popular awards.
CHAIRMAN'S RECEPTION AND DINNER-DANCE (7:30 - 11:30 PM)
Join colleagues during the closing reception and dinner-dance to relax and dance to the high energy sounds of NRG, known for their larger-than-life music and performances. With more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, NRG has established itself as a leader in the corporate entertainment arena. We will honor outgoing chairman Bob McDonough and welcome newly elected chairman Ed Purvis. This black tie-optional affair will celebrate another successful AHRI Annual Meeting. You will not want to miss it!
Suggested dress for daytime committee meetings, product section meetings, breakfast, and lunch is resort/country club casual, except for the Chairman's Dinner-Dance, which is black tie-optional.
Registration for the AHRI Annual Meeting is open only to employees of member companies, qualified sponsoring company representatives, working press representatives, and invited guests.
Early Registration (by Oct. 4): $750.00
Regular Registration (Oct. 4 - Nov. 1): $800.00
Late Registration (After Nov. 1 and on-site): $850.00
The registration fee covers attendance at all general sessions and product section meetings; the Welcome Reception and Dinner; Annual Chairman’s Breakfast, Industry Awards, and Keynote Address; Incoming Chairman’s Luncheon and Sports Awards; and the Chairman's Dinner-Dance. Sporting events, sightseeing tours, the spouse event, the CRM Dinner, and shuttle bus motor coach transportation to San Diego International Airport following the Annual Meeting are priced separately and are not included in the registration fee. Please include payment for these activities with your registration fee.
The registration fee for a spouse or guest (not a business colleague) accompanying a member registrant is complimentary and entitles that person to attend the Welcome Reception and Dinner; Annual Chairman’s Breakfast, Industry Awards, and Keynote Address; Incoming Chairman’s Luncheon and Sports Awards; and the Chairman's Dinner-Dance. Spouses and guests may not attend product section meetings.
AHRI accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
Registration cancellations will incur a $100 administrative fee. Refunds will be provided, less the $100 fee, if AHRI receives cancellation notices via email or fax by November 1. After November 1, no refunds will be given. Email cancellation notice to Brittany Buchanan at email@example.com or fax to AHRI Meetings and Events at 703-562-1942. Attendee substitutions will be allowed. Contact Brittany Buchanan at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a substitution.
Please check the appropriate areas of the registration form to indicate which product section meetings, general sessions, social functions, sports activities and tours you and your spouse/guest will attend. Your registration confirmation will be emailed to you at the email address you provide.
Please complete the “Registration Questions” section of the registration form by listing your emergency contact information, any dietary restrictions, your golf handicap and foursome request, rental clubs request, tennis rating, any tour restrictions, your t-shirt size if you will participate in the AHRI 5K Fun Run/Walk, your departure information if you want return shuttle bus transportation to the San Diego International Airport on Wednesday, November 19, and other personal information we may need to make your participation more enjoyable.
Pick up your Annual Meeting packet and name badge at the AHRI Registration Desk in the Costa Del Sol Ballroom Foyer on Saturday, Nov. 15 – Tuesday, Nov. 18. If you were unable to register by November 1, you may register on-site during the following times:
Saturday, Nov. 15 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 16 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday, Nov. 17 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Nov. 18 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Registration is complimentary for the first two (2) representatives from a qualified working press organization. After the first two representatives, press from the same company will be charged the full registration fee.
OPTIONAL SPORTS AND TOURS
Sporting events and tours have been arranged for your enjoyment during the AHRI Annual Meeting. Operation of the individual tours is subject to a minimum number of registrants. If a tour does not meet its minimum, it will be cancelled, and you will be notified and receive a full refund or the option of joining another tour on a space-available basis with the original fee applied. Include payment for all tours and sporting events with the AHRI registration fee. See the Sports, Tours, and Spouse Event tab of the registration site for further details.
AHRI POLICY ON PRIVATE SOCIAL FUNCTIONS
The AHRI policy pertaining to private group social functions during the period of the Annual Meeting is as follows:
"Member companies are encouraged to avoid scheduling any private group social functions during the period of the AHRI Annual Meeting. If any such functions are held, they should be scheduled in all cases so as to avoid any conflict with programmed AHRI meetings or social functions."
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