2019 ICMIF Americas Annual Conference

Welcome Reception, Park Hyatt Hotel

Sponsored by AACMS and ADIRA. For registered participants and accompanying persons.

Host Farewell Dinner and show, The Toneles Winery

Sponsored by AACMS and ADIRA. For registered participants and accompanying persons.

Immerse ourselves in a magical night

We invite you to experience the best of Mendoza through a special night at "Bodega Los Toneles", founded in 1922. Our venue offers a classic and elegant touch without forgetting its industrial origins, great care is taken to illuminate every detail of the original buildings. Crossing the entrance portico is like entering another ambiance and another time.

For a complete experience we invite you to prepare all your senses, in order that our venue can delight you with its typical food, the aromas of wonderful wines and a great show with internationally recognized artists, who will delight you with traditional music and dance, with a modern and avant-garde look, always maintaining its essence and purity.

All day Excursion

Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 09:00 to 17:00 (full day tour)
Visit to Laur Olive Farms & Processors and the Septima Winery.

Founded in 1906, the Laur estate was a pioneer in the establishment of olive groves in the province of Mendoza as well as in the production of olive oil. Today its doors are open to tourism where visitors can learn the secrets of its production, its history and taste its products.

Lunch will take place in the restaurant of the Séptima Winery (seventh winery). The seventh winery of the Codorníu group is located in Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, at the foot of the Andes Mountain Range. It was constructed using the traditional “pirca” technique as used by the native Huarpes people to build walls and houses by placing natural stones stacked one on top of the other.

The cost of the excursion is USD 125 (please note that the cost is not included in both the Conference registration fee and the accompanying persons fee).

To register for this tour, please confirm this on the online conference registration form and include an accompanying person (if appropriate). The additional charges will be included with the final invoice.

Accompanying Persons' Program

The following events and meals are included in the Accompanying Persons’ Program:

  • Welcome Reception on Wednesday, August 21
  • Farewell Dinner and show offered by our host AACMS on Friday, August 23
  • Full day tour on Thursday, August 22
  • Half day on Friday, August 23

The accompanying persons' program fee is USD 350 per person.

To register for this program, please register your accompanying person in your online conference registration. The additional charges will be included with the final invoice.

Full day tour: Thursday, August 22 - Spa & Bodega Renacer

You will start the day at the Hotel Entre Cielos to enjoy its magnificent spa. This beautiful hotel will allow you to relax and reconnect in the midst of the splendour of the first and only authentic traditional hammam in Latin America.

To continue with the climate of relaxation and enjoyment you will go to Bodega Renacer, where lunch will be served. Renacer is situated in a very attractive and unique building, with a fusion of classical and modern architecture and Tuscan stone walls. The dishes at the Bodega are made using seasonal products and each dish will demonstrate the passion and creativity of Executive Chef Sebastián Weigandt.

Half day tour: Friday, August 23 - City tour & lunch at the Maria Antonieta restaurant

You will visit La Plaza Independencia (Independence Square), the heart of the city of Mendoza. This is a beautiful square with pergolas, fountains, frequent artisan fairs and cultural events. Following the 1861 earthquake, the new city was rebuilt around this area.

You will also see Cerro de la Gloria: a large bronze national monument which sits at the top of the steps of the Hill of Glory that pays tribute to the Army of the Andres battle for liberation of Chile from the Spanish Empire in 1817.

After the tour of the city, you will enjoy lunch at the Maria Antonieta restaurant. This restaurant is the result of a lifetime of work and the sum of many experiences, opened by the wife of the renowned chef Francis Mallmann. The dishes on offer are of an excellent quality as the chef insists that they only use products which are sourced from the best suppliers in the country.