2017 IFAC Annual Meeting Information

International Food Additives Council / Marinalg

2017 Annual Meeting

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Mission Bay, California

January 24-27, 2017

Hotel Information

Welcome to the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, a tropical hideaway in San Diego’s Pacific Beach community on the sparkling shores of Mission Bay. The Polynesian-themed resort, only 8 miles from San Diego International Airport, offers casual elegance with palm trees, lush vegetation, tiki torches, koi ponds, waterfalls, and exotic birds that like to strike up conversation with guests. With Mission Bay as your backyard and the Pacific Ocean across the street, there’s no better choice among San Diego hotels.

Hotel Room Reservations

The IFAC room rate (single/double occupancy) is $254.00 per night. Rooms are subject to a City Transient Occupancy tax, a San Diego Tourism Marketing Assessment and a California Tourism Assessment of 10.5%, 2% and $0.53 per night, respectively.

You may call the Catamaran Resort at 1-800-422-8386 to make your room reservations. Please let them know you are with the International Food Additives Council. You may also make your reservations online here. Note: The room reservation deadline is Monday, January 8, 2017.

Automobile Rental

Car rentals are available at the airport. Taxi service from the airport to the hotel runs around $20 each way.

Meeting Registration

The Schedule of Events for the IFAC/Marinalg 2017 Annual Meeting is located here and the meeting registration form is located here. IFAC accepts MasterCard, VISA and American Express. The registration deadline is Monday, January 16, 2017. In the event of cancellation, fees are refundable minus a $50 processing fee until January 2, 2017. No refunds will be given for cancellations after the deadline or for “no shows.” Registration may, however, be transferred to another company representative.

Local Attractions and Weather

If you are looking for a day away from the beach, take a short ride to SeaWorld San Diego, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND California, or the Cabrillo National Monument. For dining enthusiasts, you won’t have trouble finding the freshest seafood from right off the coast, including fish tacos – a staple of San Diego. For shoppers, there’s no need to worry. Pacific Beach is home to several boutique beachwear shops while the famed upscale Fashion Valley Mall is only a few miles inland. Welcome to San Diego!

Typical weather in San Diego in January ranges around 65° during the day and 50° in the evening. A jacket or sweater should be comfortable, especially in the evening.