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APCA Summit 2004! - Information

Summit Fee
The summit registration fee includes the cost of attendance at all general sessions, workshops, social functions and planned meals. The events labeled optional are offered at an additional cost and should be registered for individually. Please refer to the enclosed form for the appropriate fee structure. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please call APCA Headquarters at 800/644-8389.

Spouse/Partner Fees
For a fee, spouses and partners may participate in the educational sessions, social functions and planned meals during the summit. Reservations must be made in advance for each function and the appropriate charges should be included in the remittance that accompanies your registration form. If a spouse or partner wishes to attend the optional events, they must purchase this separately.

Optional Events
We are pleased to offer a tour and workshops during the summit. All optional events require a cost not included in the summit registration fee. Please refer to the enclosed registration forms for descriptions and fees pertaining to optional events.

Advance Registration
No registration will be processed without proper payment accompanying the form. In order to qualify for the EARLY BIRD rate, registration must be postmarked no later than July 16. Registrations postmarked after that date will be processed at the LATE registration rate.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations submitted in writing to APCA by August 13 will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after this date. All refunds will be processed after August 30.

Dress Code
The dress code for the summit is chef coats and/or casual.

Minneapolis Weather
In August, the average daily temperature is 71 degrees. August temperature can be as high as 80 degrees and as low as 61 degrees.

Distribution of Publications and Promotional Materials
Distribution of brochures, fact sheets, advertising, industry publications and promotional materials is not allowed during the summit except for the companies participating in the official summit sponsorship program. Distribution of these materials by sponsors is allowed only within the guidelines of the sponsor program.

Scheduling Non-APCA Functions
Events that conflict with officially sponsored APCA events or educational programming are not allowed during the summit. This includes hospitality suites, special breakfasts, focus groups or similar events.

Hotel Reservations
Hotel reservations are not included with the registration fee. Hotel reservations for the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis may be made by faxing the enclosed reservation form by July 25 to 612/370-1232. Reservations may also be made by phoning the national Hyatt reservation line at 800/233-1234. Please identify the hotel you need, the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, as well as identifying yourself as an attendee of the American Personal Chef Summit. Reservations may also be made on the Web HERE

Download the Hotel Reservation Form (MS Word)

Our special conference rate is $110.00. The cut-off date for hotel reservations at the conference rate is July 28, 2004. After that date, the Hyatt will honor reservations on a space and rate availability basis. Reservation cancellation policies may apply.

Official Airline
Northwest and Continental Airlines are offering a percentage discount on their already low fares for air travel to and from the summit. You or your travel agent may call the Northwest/Continental Airlines Group and Meetings Reservations at 800/ 328-1111 and reference the assigned I.D. Code, NM434. Sales agents are available Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm (Central Time)..

Ground transportation from the airport to the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis is available in two forms. A cab ride is an approximate 25-30 minute drive from the airport and fares run between $25 and $30. The Super Shuttle, at a cost of $14/person, is also available and takes approximately 35-40 minutes to arrive at the Hyatt. The shuttle service runs every 10-15 minutes and operates between Humphrey Terminal, Lindbergh Terminal and the Econolot 24 hours/day.

Summit Sponsors





American Personal Chef Association
4572 Delaware Street
San Diego, CA 92116

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Updated 12/08/2004.