Greetings to the CAGNY community,
On behalf of the Board of the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY), we are pleased to kick off our 45th annual conference. We are proud to carry on the unique traditions and collegial spirit of CAGNY with another full slate of informative events presented by top-tier Beverage, Food, Household/Personal Products, and Tobacco companies at the February 2016 conference in Boca Raton. The full agenda for the conference is posted on the CAGNY website and stay tuned for more events as part of our luncheon program in New York.
Membership and Conference registration is now open for the 2016 CAGNY year, which runs from September 1, 2015 to September 1, 2016. Our annual conference will be held February 15-19, 2016 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida. Please find the preliminary conference agenda posted on the website now at www.consumeranalystgroupny.com. To join CAGNY, go to the appropriate link on the left side of our home page and follow the instructions.
We are pleased to report zero inflation in our membership dues (at $400) and in the Resort's hotel rates from last year. We have a large number of reduced rate rooms available, but they fill up quickly and they are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. To that end, we strongly encourage you to register on-line; it’s fast, simple and a good opportunity to verify your contact information. Please remember that you need to be a registered 2015/2016 CAGNY Member to attend the conference in February and/or the luncheon meetings in New York.
Cloister Traditional: $299/night
Cloister Deluxe: $365/night
Tower Room: $410/night
Yacht Club: $410/night
Beach with Ocean View: $440/night
Yacht with Commodore Club access: $590/night
Golf/tennis outings on Monday, February 15. For those who want a little exercise before the foodfest begins, we have organized a golf outing on Monday morning and a round-robin tennis match in the afternoon. Please contact Jane Gelfand to reserve a spot for golf and Rob Moskow for tennis.
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with CAGNY conference policies if you are new to the organization or just need a refresher. They can be viewed on the website by clicking on the tab “CAGNY policies.” These guidelines are designed to preserve the open, collegial atmosphere of CAGNY with the goal of making the conference a valuable experience for everyone. Note also there are specific policies for members of the media.
Also, please be mindful of the guest meal policy: in order to facilitate interaction between CAGNY members and presenting company management teams, the meal policy remains as follows:
- Breakfast will continue to be open to members and all registered guests;
- Lunch will be open to members only;
- Dinner will be for members plus one guest.
CAGNY Board changes: Rob Moskow remains on the Board as Immediate Past President after a successful year as our President and we thank him for his hard work over the last several years in service of the CAGNY organization. Lauren Lieberman is transitioning from Monthly Program Chair to Vice President and Treasurer after another successful year of coordinating the luncheon program. In addition, we are pleased to announce that Jane Gelfand is joining the CAGNY board as she begins her service in the position of Monthly Chair. Stay tuned for more information on the luncheon program in the coming months – new events will be posted on the CAGNY website and via emails to members. And of course, our annual conference wouldn’t be the success it is without the tireless efforts of our esteemed Conference Chair, Andrew Lazar and his Conference Co-Chairs, Bryan Spillane and Jonathan Feeney.
Finally, we would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the companies sponsoring events at our CAGNY 2016 conference. It is your hospitality & generosity this year and over the past 45 years that have allowed CAGNY to be such a unique event and special tradition. On behalf of the CAGNY Board and our members -- Thank You!
We look forward to seeing everyone in February.