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Welcome to 2008 BIF 40th Annual Meeting

Accomodations & Travel

Welcome to Calgary!
Join your beef industry colleagues in beautiful Calgary, nestled in the Alberta foothills of Canada. Frequently referred to as the “headquarters” of Canada’s beef industry, this safe, clean and vibrant city offers the best of two worlds: a cosmopolitan area with more than one million people and breathtaking outdoor adventure in pristine wilderness.

For more information on what Calgary has to offer, visit the Calgary Convention and Visitors Bureau site at www.tourismcalgary.com.

Enjoy the Hyatt Regency’s Comfort and Convenience Selected as the headquarters hotel, the Hyatt Regency provides world-class amenities in the heart of downtown. Guests can enjoy outstanding services — like the Stillwater Spa, award-winning business venues, sumptuous dining and the city’s largest guest rooms. Out the front door, Stephen Avenue Walk is filled with theatres, shopping and entertainment; and Banff, in the majestic Rocky Mountains, is just one hour away.

Hyatt Regency Calgary
700 Centre Street SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 5P6, Canada
Telephone: 403-717-1234
Fax: 403-537-4444

BIF Hotel Conference Rates
June 28-July 3
$199 Single/Double
$234 Triple
$269 Quad
Rates are Canadian Dollars per night plus applicable taxes.

July 4-6
$383 Single/Double
$418 Triple
$453 Quad
Rates are Canadian Dollars per night plus applicable taxes.

All rates quoted are subject to 10.09% taxes and are based on availability. Two nights are charged on all bookings and are nonrefundable if you cancel. Changes to reservations are possible, subject to room availability. The cutoff date for making reservations for June 28-July 4 is 5 p.m. Mountain Time May 30, 2008. Guest room types and rates are based on availability after that date. Click here or all 1-800-233-1234 to make reservations, and reference the Beef Improvement Federation Conference (G-BEEF).

Calgary International Airport
The Calgary International Airport is located at 2000 Airport Rd. N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6W5, Canada. For general airport inquiries, call 403-735-1200. A number of airlines fly into Calgary from the United States, including United, Air Canada, American, Continental, U.S. Airways, Westjet, Northwest and Delta/Skywest.

A number of options are available to be transported from the airport to the hotel. The Hyatt Regency shuttle service is $15 per person one way. Ambassador Limo is another option, and can be reached at 1-800-867-4497 to schedule a pick-up time. Approximate cost for a one-way trip from the airport to the Hyatt Regency is $67. Taxi service rates between the airport and hotel are approximately $30 one way.

To reach the hotel when exiting Calgary International Airport, take a left at the first light on Barlow Trail. Turn left again at the first light on Airport Trail. Turn left on Deerfoot Trail South followed by a right on Memorial Drive heading west. Turn right on 4th Avenue fly-over bridge to City Centre, then left on Centre Street. Drive three blocks south on Centre Street, and the Hyatt Regency Calgary is on the left.

Useful Travel Information
Whether you plan to drive or fly to Calgary, be prepared to meet Canada’s entry requirements. The U.S. Department of State Web site outlines current documents that are required to travel to and from Canada, travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html. Although many places in Canada accept U.S. money, you may want to exchange any U.S. travelers’ checks and cash for Canadian currency. The exchange rate varies daily. Exchange rate information can be found through a link under “Favorites” at the Tourism Calgary web site. Calgary is on Mountain Time, with average daytime temperatures in the 60s in late June and July. The distance from Calgary to Chicago is 1,400 miles, to Denver, 900 miles; Dallas, 1,538 miles; Richmond, 2,014 miles; and Miami, 2,494 miles.



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