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Venue & Accommodations


The Westin Arlington Gateway
801 North Glebe Road,
Arlington, Virginia 22203 USA
+1 703-717-6200


A rejuvenating stay awaits you at The Westin Arlington Gateway 

The Westin Arlington Gateway is your dynamic retreat in the
vibrant Ballston neighborhood, walking distance from the
Ballston-MU Metro station. Our hotel is also a 20-minute drive
from Washington D.C.'s Union Station and near a collection of
attractions including:
  • The Pentagon
  • Kennedy Center
  • National Science Foundation
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport


All speakers, sponsors, and delegates are responsible for booking their own travel and accommodation.

A special nightly rate starting at $259 + tax has been secured for conference attendees who book their room before March 20, 2022.

Direct Booking Link Coming Soon!

To book your room online, click the above link (when available) where you will be re-directed to the hotel website. Edit your reservation dates, select your discounted room, and continue booking through the site. If you would like to make your reservation by phone, please contact the hotel directly at +1 703-717-6200 and be sure to mention you are part of the Smithers Global Food Contact event.

Warning for delegates and exhibitors:

** IMPORTANT NOTE: It has come to our attention that a number of accommodation service providers have contacted companies supporting Global Food Contact 2022 regarding hotel reservations. When delegates say they have already booked they are told that they need to finalize their booking by completing a form with credit card details. This generates a new booking and a 25% deposit is immediately charged to the card - this is non-refundable and any cancellation incurs a heavy penalty.

These companies DO NOT represent Smithers and should NOT be given any credit card information.

Should you receive any correspondence from unauthorized organizations regarding accommodation arrangements for Global Food Contact 2022, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.