2021
Convention &

Trade Show

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AHPA-LBA 2021 Conference & Trade Show
AHPA has one of the finest beekeeping conference and trade shows in the country. Exciting speakers with up to date information and research at the conference and the latest technology and supplies at the trade show. We also have an off site activity, banquet and auction, and much more!
When
Dec 01, 8:00 AM CST – Dec 04, 12:00 PM CST
Where
Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge,
4728 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA

Registration Information

Convention Registration includes one adult, spouse and children under 18

 Full Conference: Early bird Registration (before October 30, 2021)…………………………$225          
                 Full Conference: Pre-register (Oct 30 -  Nov 20, 2021)………….....…………… $250 
                 Two Days:           Pre-register ……………………………………………….……….$140  
                 Single Day:          Pre-register …………………………………………………….....$  80  

 

At the Door  registration after Nov 20 (pre-registrations cannot be accepted after November 20 and will be charged at the door)
                         Full Conference  $295……….Two Days $160………..Single Day $100

 

If you would like to pay your 2022 membership dues at this time you may add it as an item when you add your tickets.

2022 Membership Dues

Voting Members:              
                 Commercial (301+ hives)   .................................................................................$500   
                 Sideline (76-300 Hives)   ....................................................................................$100   
                 Hobbyist (1-75 hives)   .......................................................................................$  50   
Non - Voting Associate:
                 Firm or Beekeeping Association   ......................................................................$150    
                Individual (Scientist-Apiary Inspector)  ...............................................................$  40     

 

Download Registration Packet and mail or email to Cassie

Cassie Cox
AHPA
PO Box 435
Mendon, UT 84325
 

Cassie@ahpanet.com
 

Hotel Information

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Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge

 

4728 Constitution Ave

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: (225) 925-2244
Code:
Honey Producers

Located in the heart of Baton Rouge just minutes from Louisiana State University, the Crowne Plaza Executive Center is Baton Rouge’s preferred hotel for meetings and events. Featuring the city's finest accommodations, vast meeting and event space, and flavorful Louisiana-influenced cuisine, our hotel in Baton Rouge is fueled by a special brand of Southern charm. We aim to delight our guests at every turn.

Each of our guest rooms and suites is a restful retreat just minutes from downtown Baton Rouge and

Louisiana State University, and an easy one-hour drive from New Orleans and Lafayette. Attractively furnished in warm neutrals, our accommodations offer all the essentials for a comfortable stay, including free WiFi, premium bedding, and spacious bathrooms featuring natural stone. Our Executive Level accommodations offer access to the Concierge Club Lounge, where guests enjoy continental breakfast and late afternoon cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

 

Airport Shuttle is available for a fee.

Room Rates

Single: $115         Double: $115

Make hotel reservations in the AHPA special priced room block here.

Choose your dates then click SEARCH. It will then take you to our room block with our prices.

General Vendor Information

Vendors will set up on November 30, 2021.


The Welcome Reception will be at 6:30pm on November 30th at 6:30pm and the official trade show starts 8:00am December 1st.

 

Download Vendor Application:         PDF

Download Vendor Application:         DOC

 

To register online click on "Register Now" button above

 


 **Shipping and electrical services form & information for the Crowne Plaza Hotel** Download Here

 

Deadline for registration is October 1, 2021.

 

Send the AHPA Vendor form to the following address, and contact Cassie for any questions: cassie@ahpanet.com or 281-900-9740. 

Cassie Cox, AHPA
PO Box 435
Mendon, UT 84325

Heavy Equipment Vendors 

If you have heavy equipment we would love to have you display your equipment!

 

Please contact Cassie Cox to make arrangements

 

281-900-9740

Cassie@ahpanet.com

Convention Sponsorships

We have some exciting opportunities for sponsorships!

These are great opportunities to promote your business.

 

Your company logos will be on signs displayed at the convention  throughout the week, your company will be highlighted as a sponsor of an event, your company name will be listed in the program guide as a sponsor, and your name tags will have a Convention Sponsor ribbon.

Convention Sponsor

Platinum…..................$5000 +

      Includes 2 vendor tables and two banquet or activity tickets 

Gold……….................$2000 - $4999

     Includes 1 vendor table

Silver………................$1000 - $1999

Bronze…….................$500 - $999

 

Coffee Break Sponsor………………………………….$1,000

     Vendor will sponsor a coffee break and can speak for 15

                                                 

 

Vendor Speaker Sponsor……………………………...$1,500

      Vendor will speak for 15 minutes during speaker session     

 

 

Sponsor a luncheon-please contact Cassie to make arrangements, 281-900-9740 or cassie@ahpanet.com

 

If you would like to participate in any of these sponsorships please  download the vendor form and send it to the address provided on the form. Also send your company logo and information for the sponsor posters and program guide.

-or -

click the "Donate" button and send Cassie your company logo and information for the sponsor posters and program guide:

Cassie@ahpanet.com

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Directions from Airport to Hotel

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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)

9430 Jackie Cochran Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70811

 

Get on I-110 S from Veterans Memorial Blvd

2 min (1.1 mi)

 

Follow I-110 S and I-10 E to Constitution Ave. Take exit 158 from I-10 E

10 min (9.4 mi)

 

Continue on Constitution Ave. Drive to Continental Dr

1 min (0.3 mi)

 

Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge, an IHG Hotel

4728 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

14 min (10.8 miles)

via I-110 S

Fastest route, the usual traffic

Key Note Speaker

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Alan Luberda

Partner, Kelley Drye
Washington, DC

Alan counsels and represents international and many domestic companies and producers, including American Honey Producers Association, in trade litigation and enforcement matters under the antidumping duty laws.

Alan Luberda chairs the firm’s International Trade practice and focuses his practice on the areas of U.S. trade remedy law, customs, and export controls law and regulation.  He counsels and represents businesses – from large multinationals to family-owned enterprises – as well as industry and trade associations, in international trade–related matters before Congress, the Department of Commerce, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security (including the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection) and other agencies.

Alan is experienced in litigation under and the administration of the antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard laws; export control laws; customs laws; and other trade regulations under U.S. law and international agreements.  He has long advised his clients in complying with such laws and, as needed, in navigating governmental investigations and enforcement actions that can be a challenging aspect of the international trade and regulatory landscape.  Alan also appears before the Court of International Trade, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and other federal courts in appeals of trade-related matters.

After three decades of practice, Alan understands firsthand what regulators and decision makers need to support his client’s position.  Alan’s in-depth understanding of international trade law is supported by his commitment to understanding his client’s business and his ability to translate their business data into a compelling story before various federal agencies. Clients value Alan for his practical legal advice, determined advocacy and hand-on assistance in utilizing international trade laws to create business opportunities and overcome business obstacles.

 

Honors
Recommended in the U.S. Legal 500 for his work in the International Trade area, 2012–2021.

Practices
Customs

International Trade

Manufacturing

Trade Remedies (AD, CVD, Safeguards)

COVID-19 Response

Convention & Trade Show

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Our conference sessions are on new research and hot topics within the beekeeping industry such as legislative changes, new science information, honey trade & adulteration issues, and honey market & pollination reports.

Our trade show is one of the best beekeeping trade shows in the country and it's a highlight for the convention attendees to come and meet new companies and see new products.

Dinner and Tour of White Oak Estate and Gardens

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produced ten cookbooks in his Cajun and Creole series, and hosted radio and tv shows. Read his biography here http://www.whiteoakestateandgardens.com/meet-the-man.html

Chef Folse will guide us through a tour of historical buildings and demonstrate all the unique restored equipment he has at White Oak such as the sugar mill, grits mill, and distillery.

Guests could have a drink from the cash bar and enjoy the tour to see all the property has to offer. We will enjoy dinner and socializing outside under the beautiful pavilion with lit fireplaces.

Thursday, December 2, 2021 4:00 - 7:00pm      $65.00

*Tickets are not included in the registration and must be bought separately.  One ticket per person, spouses and children are not included in a ticket price.

Hosted by renowned Chef John D. Folse.

Chef Folse has received numerous national and international accolades and honors with his many restaurants as well as

Welcome Reception

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Start the convention right by enjoying an evening of catching up with familiar faces and network with new ones! Enjoy food and drinks and get exclusive access to the exhibitors you've been waiting to meet. Network with peers as you

preview cutting-edge products from all our Trade Show vendors!

Everyone is welcome to attend. This year we will have a jazz band to welcome our guests and Bayou Cirque performers!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021        6:30pm-10:00pm      No charge

Banquet & Auction

 

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The banquet is a highlight of the convention! Elegant dining with friends and then our “infamous” auction. Let the fun begin when the bidding wars start for the latest tools of the trade and unique gifts for your “honey.” 

You’ll also get a chance to find out “Who’s Who” in the Beekeeping Industry with awards going to this year’s Beekeeper of the Year and Friend of the Industry.

You won’t want to miss this night of socializing and friendly competition.

Friday, December 3, 2021          $75.00

*Tickets are not included in the registration and must be bought separately.  One ticket per person, spouses and children are not included in a ticket price.

Donate to our Banquet Auction 

We also have a Banquet and Auction on Friday night. Our members enjoy a nice dinner and have a lot of fun with the auction after!

 

This would also be a great way to advertise your business. You could provide items from your company that beekeepers need or provide gift certificates for them to use.

 

Please send all items directly to the hotel c/o Cassie Cox no more than 3 days prior to November 30, 2021. See Crowne Plaza Hotel for shipping information.

 

***Please do not send items to the AHPA office***

Convention Bag Inserts

 

Every year we hand out hundreds of registration packets to the convention attendees. They always look forward to extra information and goodies in their bags.

 

You can have any inserts, brochures, pens, notepads, key chains, or anything else you would like to promote your business! You will need to provide the material you would like in the packet. There is no charge, you will just need to ship the items to the hotel.

 

This is a great way to advertise your business. 

 

Please send all items directly to the hotel c/o Cassie Cox no more than 3 days prior to November 30, 2021. See Crowne Plaza Hotel for shipping information.

 

***Please do not send items to the AHPA office***

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Convention Program Guide 

We will have a Convention Schedule Program Guide and are offering advertising spots. This booklet will be inside every registration packet that attendees receive. The booklet will be in full color. Advertising rates and dimensions (W x H) are listed below. Deadline is October 15, 2020. Please email your ad (JPEG or PDF files only) to cassie@ahpanet.com by October 1, 2021.

Please add as a "ticket" when you register as a vendor online.

 

·Full page 5"x 8.5" = $250.00

·Half page 5” x 4”  = $150.00

·1/3 page  5" x 2 ¼” = $100.00

·1/4 page  2” x 2” = $75.00

**LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE**

Schedule at a Glance
*subject to change*

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Schedule of Events
*subject to change*

Convention Sponsorships

We have some exciting opportunities for sponsorships!

These are great opportunities to promote your business.

 

Your company logos will be on signs displayed at the convention  throughout the week, your company will be highlighted as a sponsor of an event, your company name will be listed in the program guide as a sponsor, and your name tags will have a Convention Sponsor ribbon.

Platinum…..................$5000 +

Includes 2 vendor tables and two banquet or activity tickets                              

Gold……….................$2000 - $4999

Includes 1 vendor table

Sponsorships are greatly appreciated, however, after October 30th we will no longer be able to add
your logo to printed materials.

Silver………................$1000 - $1999

Bronze…….................$500 - $999

Coffee Break Sponsor………………….$1,000

Vendor will sponsor a coffee break and can speak for 15 minutes

Vendor Speaker Sponsor………………...$1,500

Vendor will speak for 15 minutes during speaker session 

If you would like to participate in any of these sponsorships please click on the donate button above or download the vendor form and send it to the address provided on the form. Also send your company logo and information for the sponsor posters and program guide.

Cassie@ahpanet.com