Cooperatives must nominate young farmers and ranchers to participate. If you are interested in participating, talk to your local cooperative for nomination details.
The CHS New Leaders Forum, Dec. 3 to 4, prior to the CHS Annual Meeting, is designed exclusively for young farmers and ranchers to help them learn about the cooperative system, gain advocacy skills and network with other merging leaders.
Learn more at chsinc.com/new-leaders.
A welcome reception and dinner will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. We hope you will join us for the reception as it is a great time to meet other attendees and CHS Board members and leaders in an informal setting. The forum program will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 4, just before the 2019 CHS Annual Meeting on Dec. 5-6. After conclusion of the CHS New Leaders Forum program on Dec. 4, you are invited and strongly encouraged to take part in the CHS Annual Meeting education sessions and business meetings on Dec. 5-6. Your hotel reservations are made through the morning of Friday, Dec. 6, unless you let us know otherwise.
Your expenses (travel, hotel and planned meals) are covered by CHS and your nominating cooperative, but you will need a credit card on file with the hotel to cover any incidentals. At checkout, you should not be asked to pay any room or parking charges (unless you stay outside of meeting dates). Any other parking or mileage charges for the meeting can be reimbursed.
All meals will be provided during the CHS New Leaders Forum, beginning with dinner on Tuesday evening. Lunch is provided both days of the CHS Annual Meeting.
Dress code is business casual (slacks/khakis) for all events except the Tuesday and Wednesday evening receptions, which are casual.
The hotel for the event is the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403). Reservations are made under your name.
If you encounter any difficulty while you are traveling to the CHS New Leaders Forum, you can reach Corporate Travel Management at 1-800-278-8366.
Registration includes hotel accommodations for you and a guest for three nights, airport ground transportation if flight information has been provided, all programming, your choices of planned recreational activities, and all meals and entertainment listed on the agenda. All attendees are responsible for their own airfare.
A limited number of rooms is available to Top Customer Summit attendees at the special CHS-negotiated room rate of $259.00 per night (plus tax) up to three nights before and/or after the summit. Guests will be responsible for room and resort fees and all applicable taxes for additional nights before Jan. 10 and/or after Jan. 12. Ground transportation to and from airports will not be provided beyond designated times on Monday and Thursday. During the registration process, you can select the dates you plan to arrive and depart at the hotel.
Yes, transportation will be provided if you arrive during the designated times on Monday and/or depart during the designated times on Thursday at Fort Lauderdale International Airport or Miami-Dade International Airport. Please enter your flight information during the registration process. See the Transportation tab for more information.
This event is by invitation only. If you cannot attend and wish to recommend another person from your organization, please contact your CHS representative.
For registration questions, please reach out to email@example.com or 651-355-5285.
Your guest is welcome at all meetings, meals and activities. There is an optional special tour and luncheon scheduled for guests on Tuesday during the general session.
Your invitation is intended for you and your adult guest and not for children. We cannot accommodate additional guests at the CHS Top Customer Summit meetings, meals or entertainment events.
Recommended attire is business casual for meetings, receptions and meals. Dinners, evening entertainment and recreational functions are resort casual (polo shirts and shorts, sundresses, etc.). For boat tours, we recommend light jackets, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen (no high heels).
To register delegates, please go to the CHS delegate registration and voting website. Your personalized log-in information was mailed to you on Oct. 12.
When registering for the conference, choose Voting Delegate under Registration Type on the main registration page.
If you are unable to locate that information, contact the CHS Legal & Compliance Department at (800) 323-8927.
Advance online delegate registration must be completed by 4:00 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Information and an official Notice of the 2021 CHS Annual Meeting was mailed to all 2021 voting members on Oct. 12. Delegate registration is separate from registration for the CHS Annual Meeting.
Yes, all delegates must register at the delegate registration desks at the Annual Meeting by 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2. Delegates may not self-register at the visitor kiosks.
Contact Nanci Lilja at Nanci.Lilja@chsinc.com or call (800) 323-8927 with questions.
Yes, if you are an eligible voting member, you may vote online in the 2021 Director elections. General session voting on resolutions may be done only in person.
There are no Director elections taking place in Regions 2, 5 and 7.
To vote online, please go to the CHS delegate registration and voting website. Your personalized log-in information was mailed to you on Oct. 12. If you are unable to locate that information, contact the CHS Legal & Compliance Department at 800-323-8927.
Voting members consist of local cooperatives, patron associations, individual members and direct shippers.
Online voting must be completed by 4:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 2.
The hotel deadline is Nov. 15. There may be rooms available after this deadline, but those needs will be met on a case-by-case basis.
Attendees stay in Hilton Minneapolis and Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.
Your hotel will send you a confirmation starting the week of November 22.
For travel and flight information, contact CTM at CHSAnnualmtg@travelctm.com or 800-324-2365.
Taxi service at Terminal 1 of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is accessible via the Tram Level (Level T). Signs will direct you one level up to the taxi starter booth, where airport staff will assist you in getting a taxi.
At Terminal 2, taxi service is available at the Ground Transport Center, located on the ground level of the Purple Ramp directly across from the terminal building.
Downtown Minneapolis is approximately 12 miles from the airport, with fares averaging $39 to -$49.
Other ground transportation options include app-based ride services, bus, light rail, van and shuttle services, and car rental.
Visit the CHS Information Booth in the main lobby. If the information booth is closed or you encounter any difficulty while traveling, contact Corporate Travel Management at CHSAnnualmtg@travelctm.com or 800-324-2365.
If you are staying at the Hilton or Hyatt hotels, you can park in your hotel ramp. If you are not staying at a hotel, here are a few nearby ramps:
Plaza Parking Ramp: 117 South 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403
This ramp is connected to the Convention Center by skyway
Third Avenue Ramp (Central Lutheran Ramp): 1401 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Century Plaza: 330 South 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Additional parking information can be found at minneapolis.org/minneapolis-convention-center.
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