Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Innovation Summit?
The second annual Innovation Summit is a three-day culinary conference that showcases new global ingredients and flavor trends. Hosted by Roland Foods, LLC (Roland Foods) and AUI Fine Foods, Inc. (AUI Fine Foods), the Summit brings together a diverse mix of foodservice, culinary, and beverage professionals to explore the latest innovation in sweet and savory food.
The 2024 Innovation Summit offers a unique opportunity for attendees to participate in hands-on workshops, product cuttings, demos, and networking events.
How do I RSVP?
The event RSVP portal will launch soon. Please expect additional RSVP details and instructions via email.
When does the Innovation Summit officially begin and end?
The summit will begin on the evening of Tuesday, September 17th at 5pm with a welcome cocktail reception and continue through lunch from 12-2pm on Thursday, September 19th, 2024. We recommend arriving in the early afternoon on Tuesday, September 17th to ensure sufficient travel time.
Where is the Innovation Summit located?
The Innovation Summit will take place at the CIA Hyde Park Campus in Hyde Park, NY.
What is the dress code for the Innovation Summit?
Tuesday evening's welcome reception will be outdoors and we recommend business casual attire. The dress code for Wednesday and Thursday's workshops is smart casual—jeans are welcome. We will be hosting hands-on cooking sessions along with interactive workshops, so comfortable footwear is recommended.
What is the nearest airport to the CIA, Hyde Park?
- Newburgh (SWF) Airport – about a 40-minute drive to Poughkeepsie
- White Plains (HPN) – about a 1 hour 10-minute drive to Poughkeepsie
- New York La Guardia (LGA) – about a 1 hour 40-minute drive / 3-hour train ride to Poughkeepsie
- Newark (EWR) - about 1 hour 40-minute drive / 3-hour train ride to Poughkeepsie
Where should I stay during the summit?
How do I get to and from the Innovation Summit?
We will be providing shuttle services for transportation between the hotel and the event venue throughout the duration of the Innovation Summit.
Who can I contact regarding any event questions?
Please send an email to email@example.com