Conference Hotel and Travel



Attendees PLEASE NOTE that, in order to receive the group rate, attendees must identify yourself as part of the RETA group at time of booking. Hotel Fee has been waived for the group attendees booked under RETA’S contracted block (standard fee is $25.00/tax). 

Caribe Royale
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida

Click here for the RETA attendee hotel reservation portal

When you reserve a room in the RETA hotel block, you enable RETA to provide educational programs at the lowest possible costs. You also receive the preferred room rate of $149/night.

Click here for Hotel website home page

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The cut-off date for the group is October 2nd, 2020. Reservations received after this date will be on a space available basis.


Travel Information

Arrive on Sunday or Monday and leave Thursday evening or Friday. Conference activities will kickoff on Sunday evening with a private Exhibitor and Sponsor Happy Hour Welcome Reception.

Review Course begin Saturday, October 24, 2020.

TopGolf is Monday, October 26, 2020 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

Workshops begin Monday, October 26, 2020.

The exhibit hall opens and educational programs will begin on Tuesday morning, October 27, 2020. The exhibit hall closes with a lunch and big-ticket drawing at 2:00pm and educational programs closes at 3pm on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

To plan your trip and prepare for conference below is a brief tentative overview of pre-conference and conference activities:

Saturday-Monday, October 24-26, 2020
Train the Trainer, CARO, CIRO, CRST, CRES Review Courses. 8am-5pm 
Sunday-Monday, October 25-26, 2020
Heavy Equipment and Booth set-up (Please note overtime will occur on Sunday. You may contact Arata for those charges) 8am-4pm Heavy Equipment and 8am-10pm Booth Set Up.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Exhibitor and Sponsor Only Welcome Happy Hour Reception 4pm-6pm
Monday, October 26, 2020
Workshops 8am-5pm (at no additional cost)
Monday, October 26, 2020
TopGolf-Off site, busing available, must preregister, cost $100, lunch included. 12pm-3pm
Monday, October 26, 2020
WiNR (Women in Natural Refrigeration) Comedy Hour Networking Event 6pm-7pm
Monday-Thursday, October 26-29, 2020
RETA After Hours Lounge: Monday 5pm-10pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 8pm-10pm and Thursday 5pm-10pm
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Conference Opens: Exhibit Hall and Breakfast 7:30am, 3 full days of educational and networking activities and events.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Pitmaster Evening Event-onsite
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Awards Banquet 6:30pm-9:30pm
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Exhibit Hall ends at 2pm and Educational Programs end at 3PM. Non-Arata Exhibit Booth tear down 2pm-10pm no overtime. Arata assistance Heavy Equipment Tear Down with overtime after 4:30pm.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Arata Assistance Heavy Equipment Exhibit Tear Down 8am-4pm (no overtime)


Orlando International Airport

Airport Code: MCO
One Jeff Fuqua Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32827

Distance from venue: Less than 8 miles

Orlando Airport Website


Beware of Hotel Poachers for the 2020 RETA National Conference

We have been made aware of solicitations to the 2020 RETA National Conference from convention housing bureaus offering reduced hotel rates.

These housing companies are known as Hotel Poachers or Hotel Pirates.

They are NOT affiliated with the 2020 RETA National Conference or the Caribe Royale.

The Caribe Royale is the ONLY contracted hotel for the 2020 RETA National Conference. Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies. The poacher may inform you that the hotel room block is sold out or offer a discounted rate.

How hotel poachers book rooms and attempt to get your money:

Most poaching agencies do not have a contract with any hotels for room blocks they will contact a housing wholesaler, such as Expedia, Priceline, etc. to see if rooms are available that they can mark up to resell to unsuspecting guests and typically, want you money upfront, paid in full.

DON’T BE MISLED! **There are NO 3rd party housing companies authorized to represent RETA or the Caribe Royale.

Hotel Location Map

Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association
Toll Free: 844.801.3711 · Phone: 541.497.2955 · Fax: 541.497.2966
1725 Ferry St SW, Albany, OR 97322