Conference Cancellation Notice

Due to the expected impact of Hurricane Irma and for the safety of our attendees, the conference has been canceled.

A full refund of your registration fee will be issued within 60 days. If you paid by credit card, the refund will be posted as a credit to the same card you originally used to pay the fee. If you paid by check or wire transfer, our registrar will contact you for specific information required to process the refund.

If you have a guest room booked at the Sheraton or a nearby hotel, we urge you to contact them immediately to cancel your reservation.

To view the official letter of cancellation, please click here or the button above.

Travel & Area Information

The International Citrus and Beverage Conference 2017 will be held at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater Beach Florida. See the Sheraton’s informational pages on local area, transportation options and driving directions or access the travel entities directly through their links below.


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Tampa International Airport (TPA). Recently ranked by Conde Nast as the seventh-best airport worldwide, Tampa International Airport provides numerous airlines and flights to choose from and convenient shuttles from the gates to the landside terminal. The airport is 30-45 minutes from beachfront accommodations.

Airlines that serve Tampa International Airport:

  • Air Canada
  • Air Tran
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cayman Airways
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Edelweiss Air
  • Frontier
  • Jet Blue
  • Silver Airways
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines (seasonal)
  • United
  • US Airways
  • WestJet
  • World Atlantic Airlines

St. Petersburg International Airport (PIE). The St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport puts you minutes away from the beaches and provides lower fares and smaller crowds. PIE is easy to use, convenient, customer friendly, and combined with a comfortable, tropical decor creates a relaxing travel experience.

Airlines that serve St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport:

  • Allegiant Air
  • Sunwing Airlines
  • Allegiant Air
  • Sunwing Airlines

SuperShuttle is offering ICBC attendees a discount on shared ride transportation to and from the Sheraton and Marriott. Discount is $2.00 on a one way reservation and $5.00 a round trip reservation. Click on the Supershuttle image and follow the online instructions. (Verify this code “HBBVV” is visible in the Discount Code field or enter it.) Note: For the shared-ride option, estimate about an hour travel time.


Enterprise is offering ICBC participants discounted rental car rates prior to, during, and after the conference. To take advantage of these reduced rates, simply make your reservation through this link, which has the discount automatically built in.

If making a reservation by phone (1-800-RENT-A-CAR), be sure to reference account #L430984 to receive the discounted rate.


Area Information

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Important Deadlines

Discounted Hotel Rates
Valid until August 21 or rooms fill
Click here for overflow accommodations.
Update: The ICBC location, the Sheraton, is full.

Regular Registration
August 21, 2017

Notice: The conference is nearing capacity and registration may close.

Advanced List of Participants
August 21, 2017
August 28, 2017
September 6, 2017
Post Conference by September 19, 2017

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A list will NOT be distributed at the conference.




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