Conference Registration

San Diego 2017

Save the date for SommCon 2018!
Washington D.C. July 22-24
San Diego, CA November 14-16
FULL CONFERENCE PACKAGE
November 15-17
$365
($395 after September 15)
NOV 16 Coffee & Networking
Your choice of seminars - 4 total
Keynote Lunch
Two Tasting Breaks
NOV 17 Coffee & Networking
Your choice of seminars - 3 total
Networking Lunch
One Tasting Break
The Trade Tasting at SommCon®
SINGLE DAY THURSDAY
Thursday, November 16
$235
($265 after September 15)
NOV 16 Coffee & Networking
Your choice of seminars - 4 total
Keynote Lunch
Two Tasting Breaks
SINGLE DAY FRIDAY
Friday, November 17
$235
($265 after September 15)
NOV 17 Coffee & Networking
Your choice of seminars - 3 total
Networking Lunch
One Tasting Break
The Trade Tasting at SommCon®
TRADE TASTING
Friday, November 17

Complimentary for qualified Trade
NOV 17 The Trade Tasting at SommCon®

2017 Accommodations

Click HERE to book your stay! Or call Conference Housing at 877-385-9595

SommCon is happy to annouce the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina as the 2017 Host Hotel and conference location.

Pricing: Single/Double: $199

Parking: Parking is available at the hotel as well as the San Diego Convention Center, which is a short walk to the Marriott Marquis and has a lower daily parking fee. Please contact hotel directly for hotel parking rates.

Location: 333 West Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101

Soak up the sun in style at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Unique to other downtown San Diego hotels, Marriott provides an environment that easily transitions from dynamic meetings to resort-style relaxation with luxury guest rooms, 240,000 square feet of meeting space and a 446-slip marina.

Experience grand service and thoughtful amenities during your stay with exceptional dining options, a resort-style pool with cabanas and a bar, spa and state-of-the-art fitness center. Relax at the end of the day in well-appointed guest rooms featuring plush bedding, the latest technology and breathtaking views of San Diego Bay. No matter what kind of getaway you're craving, our luxury hotel in downtown San Diego delivers.

Cancellations and Changes:
Prior to November 6, 2017 all hotel reservation date changes, name changes and cancellations must be submitted to Conference Housing.
Contact us at info@conferencehousing.com or fax your request to 877-385-9595.

On or After November 7, 2017 contact the hotels direct for all date changes, name changes and cancellations. Your confirmation letter will include all contact information for the hotels.

For more information, please contact:
Toll Free 877-385-9595
info@conferencehousing.com

Justification Letter

Use this justification letter template to help make your case for attendance to this year's conference.

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[Insert date]

Re: SommCon 2017 Proposal to Attend

Hello [Insert your manager's name],

I’d like to get your approval to attend SommCon 2017 (November 15 – 17, 2017, in San Diego, CA). SommCon is a three-day educational conference for wine professionals and attendance will build my industry knowledge, allow me to network with peers, and sharpen my palate.

Additionally, I will have access to wine and beverage industry thought leaders from around the world and engage in tasting experiences that allow me to broaden my understanding of international and domestic wine growing regions. I believe this is a unique opportunity to improve my skills and knowledge and bring back those key learnings to increase our team’s productivity and sales.

SommCon offers three days of sessions presented by Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine and other industry leaders.

At a total cost of approximately [$xxxx - insert total amount from below cost breakdown], SommCon is a worthwhile investment to gain this knowledge in one location and learn from global leaders while they are concentrated in one location.

Specifically, I’d like to focus on sessions and workshops that will help me gain additional knowledge for my position and career goals. Here are a few sessions I am interested in attending:
[session name]
[session name]
[session name]

Here’s the approximate cost breakdown:
Airfare: [$xxx]
Transportation (round trip taxi from airport to hotel): [$xxx]
Hotel (3 nights at $199/night, the conference rate): [$xxx]
Meals (breakfast and lunch included in full conference fee): [$xxx]
Conference Fee: [$xxx]
Workshop Fee: [$xxx]
Total: [$xxx - insert this amount above for approximate total cost]

If I register by September 15 I will save $30 by taking advantage of advance rates prior to the prices escalating. Following my return, I can debrief key personnel by sharing the major learning’s, key takeaways and action items I have learned.

For additional information on SommCon visit www.sommconusa.com. Thank you for considering this request. I look forward to your reply.



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