9th Annual UNPA Members' Retreat
May 22 - 24, 2017
Santa Fe, N.M.
This event is open to UNPA members and invited guests. Please register/log in to the website before beginning your registration.
To view/download the conference program and agenda, click here.
Santa Fe, the oldest state capital city in the United States, the oldest city in New Mexico and the arts and culture hub of the great Southwest, is the host for the 2017 UNPA Member’s Retreat. Join us for three days of networking, education, camaraderie and sun.
The venue for the retreat is the historic LaFonda on the Plaza at the heart of the city and within walking distance to many of its cultural charms. Plan to come early and stay late. This will be a retreat worth remembering!
Topics to be covered include:
- UNPA 25 Years Later: The state of the industry and UNPA's plans for the future
- Synthetic Biology: GMOs 2.0 and Beyond
- A Conversation with Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.: "From Disease to Wellness and the Rise of Personalized Medicine and Health"
- The New Real "Politik" in Washington: Dietary Supplement Industry Impact
- Regulatory Update & Quality Initiatives
- NDI Update
- Turbulence in the Retail Channel with Roundtable Discussion
- The Next Wave in Direct Selling with Roundtable Discussion
- Progress in the Practitioner Channel with Roundtable Discussion
Ryan Turner Specialty
- Jim Thomas, ETC Group
- Loren Israelsen, UNPA
- Brian Frisby, KGK Compliance Advisors
- Jim Emme, NOW
- Aaron Bartz, Ortho Molecular Products
- Stephen Daniells, nutraingredients-usa.com
- Larisa Pavlick, UNPA
- Patricia Knight, Senior Political Advisor, UNPA
- Peter Reinecke, Senior Political Advisor, UNPA
...with more being added.
UNPA members must register/log in to the UNPA website before registering!
UNPA member registration: $1295.
Spouses, significant others and friends registration: $895. (UNPA members must register/log in to the UNPA website to access the discount!)
REGISTRATION NOTES (Please read!):
1.) Fill in registration contact information.
2.) Enter number of attendees; you'll then fill out contact information for all attendees, including yourself.
3.) Complete your registration via payment by a debit or credit card or through a PayPal account.
4.) Email confirmations will be sent to the person making the registration and all attendees.
All registrations are subject to review by the UNPA staff before they are final.
THE VENUE--ROOM BLOCK EXTENDED TO MAY 1!
We'll be gathering at the historic LaFonda on the Plaza, located in the heart of Santa Fe. UNPA has secured a special room rate of $219./night, guaranteed to retreat attendees through May 1. To book your room, with special retreat rates, call the LaFonda directly at 800.523.5002.
Santa Fe is accessible via its own airport (see below) or Albuquerque, which is approximately an hour+ drive west and south of Santa Fe.
Transportation from Albuquerque
Transportation options include rental cars, shuttle services or train.
Sandia Shuttle Express
Roadrunner Shuttle and Charter
Train (requires transfer from airport to ABQ train station):
New Mexico Rail Runner Express
Directions from Albuquerque Airport via I-25
As you're leaving the airport, take the Sunport exit to I-25 North
Take Exit #284 (Old Pecos Trail)
Turn left onto NM-466 N/Old Pecos Trail
Proceed North to the third traffic light, bear right to stay on Old Pecos Trail
Sight left onto Old Santa Fe Trail
Turn left on E Water Street
Turn Right on E San Francisco Street, the hotel will be on your right
Proceed to the hotel’s parking garage at the end of the block, on the right side of the street
Sante Fe Municipal Airport
Santa Fe Municipal Airport offers daily commercial flights connecting Northern New Mexico to the world.
American Airlines - Daily non-stop service to Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) and Phoenix (PHX)
Reservations - 800.433.7300
United Airlines - Daily non-stop service to Denver (DIA)
Reservations - 800.864.8331
Santa Fe Municipal Airport
121 Aviation Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Santa Fe Airport Information: 505.955.2900
If you have any questions or problems with your registration, please email UNPA, email@example.com, or call 801.474.2572.
Thank you, and we hope to see you in Santa Fe on May 22nd!