LIMITED, HYBRID
49th MSC Annual Meeting
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort
Orlando, FL
October 6 & 7, 2020

Download an Annual Meeting registration form: Registration Flyer

A Chance to Get Away and Touch Base
with Real People Who Understand

No One Can Say... that 2020 has not been
a challenging and unique experience.

Sharing such experiences and learning from others who have gone through the same trials is one of the major reasons for industry meetings. But most industry gatherings for 2020 have been converted to complete “virtual only” events with little to no human interaction for professionals. That is why the Mulch & Soil Council has developed a special LIMITED, HYBRID program for the 49th Annual Meeting.

It is about getting together in the safest way at an incredible and very safe location to get out of the Coronavirus confinement we have experienced all year. It is the opportunity for those who are comfortable traveling to meet with other industry people who are likewise comfortable in making a careful effort to interact with other industry members. But if you are not ready for travel, we still have an on-line option for anyone who wants a great program from home.

SIGN-UP TODAY for either our IN-PERSON or ON-LINE Annual Meeting LIMITED, HYBRID Program.


Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Mulch & Soil Council is offering a LIMITED, HYBRID Meeting Program for October 2020.

CHOOSE THE PARTICIPATION OPTION THAT BEST SUITS YOUR TRAVEL AND MEETING PREFERENCE.


OPTION #1 – IN-PERSON: For those who are comfortable following all CDC recommendations and state health department requirements, the Council has arranged for an in-person event at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando. Under current Florida guidelines, we are limited to 50% of facility capacity for in-person participants. However, we can still accommodate 100 or more members at the meeting following full social distancing.

OPTION #2 – ON-LINE: For members who cannot participate in person OR who prefer to participate from home, the Council is also offering an on-line version of our program.

Even under this limited hybrid program, the MSC is one of a very few industry meetings to offer ANY in-person meeting opportunities for 2020.

Everyone Is Welcomed To Participate!

From owners to plant managers or marketing and sales executives to industry suppliers, the MSC invites all interested parties to Orlando for the 49th MSC Annual Meeting. Come in person to network with industry people or sign on-line to hear what the Council is doing for your benefit and what may be ahead on the political spectrum.

Meeting Guidelines:

For OPTION #1: In-Person Participants:
- Space is limited for in-person participation due to Covid-19 state regulations. Act fast to assure your seat.
- All registrations must be accompanied by the appropriate registration fees to secure an on-site reservation.
- Registration fees cover attendance at the Tuesday reception, Wednesday lunch, Wednesday business meeting, coffee breaks and closing reception.
- Lodging is not included in the registration fees.
- All participants must follow all posted and announced health and safety requirements of the State of Florida, the hotel facility and the MSC. Failure to follow all requirements may result in expulsion from the meeting without refund.

For OPTION #2: On-Line Participants:
- Registrations for the on-line program will be provided a ZOOM link for the Wednesday Business Meeting.
- Participants are responsible for downloading the appropriate ZOOM application at least 1 day prior to the meeting.

Other Guidelines:

Non-Members: Participation from non-member companies is welcomed. Non-member participants may attend one association meeting as a first-time registrant and are entitled to the member registration rate. Participation at a second meeting as a non-member is permitted at non-member registration rates. Attendance at additional meetings is by special invitation. Non-members of MSC may join the Council at any time prior to the Annual Meeting and receive an immediate discount on the registration fee. For information on becoming a member, contact the MSC office at (806) 832-1810.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancellations at any time due to changes in FL or home state Covid-19 travel regulations will receive full refunds or can convert to on-line registrations with a refund of the difference. Other cancellations must be received in writing at the MSC office by September 6, 2020 and will be subject to a cancellation fee of 25%, which will be deducted from the refund. No refund will be made for non-Covid-19 cancellations received after September 6, 2020.

Limits of Liability: The planners, sponsors and host hotels owners, management and staff of the MSC Annual Meeting and its associated events claim no liability for the acts of any supplier to this meeting, nor for the safety of any attendee while in transit to, in residence at or in transit from this event. Attendees who purchase non-refundable airline tickets do so at their own risk. In the event of meeting cancellation, the total amount of liability of the planners and sponsors will be limited to a refund of the registration fee. Submission of the registration form acknowledges acceptance of these provisions.

Host Hotel Reservations:
A special block of rooms has been set-aside for MSC meeting participants. The preferred guest rate for MSC members is: $139 (+tax)/night. The deadline for discounted room rates and space availability is when the block is filled or AUGUST 31, 2020 - WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.





ABOUT OUR PROGRAM THIS YEAR

Each year the Mulch & Soil Council is required by its bylaws to hold an annual membership meeting. Also each year, the top rated education program is the annual “Crow Political Report” presented by David Crow, MSC’s Chief Legislative Representative and President of DC Legislative & Regulatory Services. This year we are combining our membership meeting and the Crow Report into one event.

The 2016 Presidential election provided one of the most stunning upsets since the Chicago Tribune miscalled the election between Truman and Dewey in 1948. What can we look forward to for the 2020 Presidential elections? Are the polls misleading and why?

Hear David Crow present his usual astute analysis of the political environment and what the results of each candidate’s victory could mean for the future of America.



Our Program Schedule

Tuesday, October 6

8:00a-1:00p MSC Golf Outing— Join a group of members for a golf outing at the Grand Cypress Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course with a special $50,000 hole-in-one contest. SPONSORED BY: Wise Technical Manufacturing
3:30p-5:00p Exhibitor Display Setup
3:30p-4:30p Coffee Break – Sponsored By Reliance Packaging
5:00p-8:00p Opening Reception & Exhibits – Join the Affiliate and Associate Members for an evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they share information on new products and technologies being offered. This is a great opportunity to renew old friendships and make new acquaintances. Sponsored by AgriCoatings

8:00p Dinner On Your Own

Wednesday, October 7

8:00a-12:00p Board of Directors Meeting – Members in good standing are welcomed to participate in the Board meeting as observers.
9:00a-10:00a Morning Coffee – Sponsored by Chromascape
10:00a-4:30p Sponsor & Exhibitor Booths Open – Use this added time to make contact with our vlaued industry suppliers.
12:00p-1:15p Meeting Luncheon & Networking – Our IN-PERSON participants will have lunch before the ON-LINE registrants join for the program event. Given the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are sure there is no lack of topics to discuss or experiences to share. Sponsored by Colorbiotics
1:15p-3:15p ON-LINE & IN-PERSON PROGRAM–– MSC Membership Meeting & Featured Speaker – Join us for the 2020 MSC membership meeting to elect officers and approve amendments to the Uniform Voluntary Product Guidelines before we launch into the annual CROW REPORT by MSC Legislative Representative DAVID CROW. Hear David's opinions on the state of politics in the U.S. and the impact for the future based if either candidate is elected. Will David have another "fearless Forecast" for the 2020 elections – who will win the House, Senate and WH? You won't know if you don't participate! Sponsored by: ColorBiotics
3:15p-4:30p Closing Reception & Final Exhibit Period – Join us for a wrap-up of the IN-PERSON portion of the 49th MSC Annual Meeting. Sponsored By: Ohio Mulch & Mulch Manufacturing Inc.
4:30p-5:30p Exhibit Display Removal
5:30p Dinner On Your Own







Provide Industry Education & Training

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort
Orlando, FL
October 6 & 7, 2020

Ranked #1 on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards for Orlando Resorts, this GATED resort sits on 1,500 PRIVATE lush acres with a lake, tennis courts, and a unique lagoon-style pool. Explore the pool’s swim-through cave, tee off at the Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course or unwind at the spa.

The centerpiece of the resort is the 800,000 gallon lagoon pool with 12 waterfalls and waterslide, splash pad and poolside cabanas. Additional outdoor activities include:
- 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
- Water sports including canoing, sailing, paddle-boating, hydro-biking and kayaking
- Biking for both adults and children
- 8-hole Pitch and Putt
- 5-hole Mini-Golf
- Fishing at Lake Windsong (poles available)
- 12 Tennis courts
- Basketball court
- Beach volleyball
- 1 mile and 3 mile walking/jogging trail
- Fire Pit – lit daily at dusk (weather permitting)
There is a 24 hour health club featuring Peloton and an arcade room for young adults.

The safety and wellbeing of Hyatt guests and colleagues is always a top priority. In light of COVID-19 and for precautionary measures, the following services and facilities may be impacted.

Limited service available may include: shuttle, food service, housekeeping, business center, fitness center, pool area, spa. Face coverings are required in hotel indoor public areas By government mandate, this location may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place including national, local and health advisories and requirements. Learn more. (Current travel ban for CT, NJ, & NY.)

ONLY $139(+Tax)/Night

A special block of rooms has been set-aside for MSC meeting participants. The preferred guest rate for MSC members is: $139 (+tax)/night. The deadline for discounted room rates and space availability is when the block is filled or AUGUST 31, 2020 - WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

For more information on the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress PDFCLICK HERE

To make a room reservation for the meeting:
By Phone: 877.803.7534 Group Code: G-MULC
On-line at: On-Line Reservations

Join Us In ORLANDO or ON-LINE