Spouse & Companion Program

New York Hilton

Spouses and significant others are treated to a day of pampering, tea at the famed Plaza Hotel, sightseeing and shopping.


The program has three components:


  • First, Spouses/companions are invited to accompany registrants to the Opening Cocktail Party.
  • Second, Spouse/Companion registrants receive exclusive use of a suite at the Hilton Hotel set aside to be “ground central” for a New York experience. The suite serves a continental breakfast, refreshing beverages and an assortment of petit fours, tea sandwiches and, of course, fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the day. Come by in the morning and prepare the day by having your makeup applied by an expert or you can get a quick manicure before you head out to see New York City.
  • Third, participants will enjoy an out-of-hotel tour. Starting out with a morning site-seeing and shopping expedition to experience Manhattan’s most unique retail stores, including a visit to the world renowned Bergdorf Goodman and the flagship store for Tiffany & Co. There will also be an exclusive coach serving the program participants to take the registrants on a whirlwind tour — get on and off as you please or stay with the group — to top museums, historical sites, Chinatown, Little Italy and much more.
High Tea

The sightseeing and shopping expedition will be capped off with High Tea in The Palm Court at The Plaza as a highlight of the day — all complimentary as part of the program.

How to Register for the Spouse & Companion Program

The New York Produce Show and Conference is a fabulous opportunity to work and play. If your spouse or companion is able to join you in New York (which is magical with lights and holiday decorations this time of year), you may well want to consider this very special program.


*A spouse or companion may only attend the program as a partner of a registered attendee. As part of the registration process, you will be presented with the procedure for adding your spouse or companion as part of your registration.


If you have already registered for the conference and wish to register your spouse/companion, please refer to your registration confirmation email to modify your registration and add your spouse/companion to join our program.


Spouse & Companion Program Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

New York Hilton Hotel


9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Pampering at the suite with Continental breakfast served


11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sightseeing bus tour – a private guided three-hour shuttle bus sightseeing tour of the best attractions in New York City


2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Tea at the famed Plaza Hotel


3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A guided walking tour from the Plaza Hotel back to the Hilton, with stops including Tiffany’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel