FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



  1. What is the HBMAF?
  2. Who attends the HBMAF?
  3. What can I expect at the event?
  4. How much does it cost to register and what does a registration pass include?
  5. What if I want to register in person at the conference?
  6. Do you offer discounted passes for the exhibit hall only?
  7. Do you offer single day passes? Is the admission price for one day or all days?
  8. What if I want to meet someone at the HBMAF that has no badge and does not plan to register for the event?
  9. Do you provide a list of the the delegate names and companies?
  10. How do I make appointments in advance of the event with delegates attending?
  11. Do I have to give you my real name? I don't want it to appear on my badge.
  12. I plan to bring my family to Los Angeles so that we will have a vacation time after the event. Can my spouse and children accompany me into the event?
  13. I am from another country and require a Visa to go to the event. How do I get a Visa Invitation letter from HBMAF?
  14. I am from the media. Do you offer media passes to the event?
  15. I am a student. Do you offer special academic rates to the event?
  16. I pre-registered and I'm unable to attend. Can I get a refund?
  17. I want to exhibit or sponsor at the HBMAF. What can I do?



Q: What is the HBMAF?
A: HBMAF is a conference covering "Human Donor Breask Milk and Advanced Formulations." It is a medical industry event focusing on current issues in clinical use of breast milk and alternatives for neo-natal care.


Q: Who attends the HBMAF?
A: HBMAF attendance is for health care professionals, hospitals, nurses, milk banks, neo-natal dieticians, milk distributors, advanced formula manufacturers, testing equipment manufacturers, government, academia and others involved with neo-natal nutrition.


Q: What can I expect at the event?
A: Attending HBMAF is certainly a different experience for most, if not all delegates. This is a serious event for health care professionals and all delegates attending treat it as such. Business negotiations also take place during networking sessions. The seminars at the event are designed to discusss current issues, strategies and new technologies to run their operations more efficienly. Networking at HBMAF with other delegates, like yourself, has been found to be most productive in discovering new opportunities. For this to work best for you, it requires that you will need to be assertive and introduce yourself to other delegates at the event.


Q: How much does it cost to register and what does a registration pass include?
A: If you register before June 10, 2016 (11:59 PM EST), the registration fee is USD . After June 10, 2016 (11:59 PM EST), the cost increases to USD 2495. A registration pass includes access to HBMAF exhibit hall at the The Sportsmens Lodge Events Center, HBMAF seminars as well as most of HBMAF associated social events taking place during the event. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided for both days. Lunch is provided.


Q: What if I want to register in person at the conference?
A: At-Door registration begins on at 7:45 AM. We recommend you get there early as there may be a long line of people looking to purchase passes at the front door. That is why we recommend registering for HBMAF online early. You save both money and time at the event.


Q: Will you be mailing me my badge or do I pick it up at the The Sportsmens Lodge Events Center?
A: You must pick up your badge at the conference registration desk the morning of the event. Please bring government issued photo identificaiton (for verification purposes only). Registration badges are not mailed.


Q: What if I lose my badge during the business meeting?
A: At this event your badge is your access to HBMAF. With it, you can enter the exhibit hall, the seminar rooms and attend other outside social events. Badges cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. If you need to purchase a replacement badge at the event the cost will be USD 2495.


Q: Do you offer discounted passes for the exhibit hall only?
A: No. The conference pass includes all that was stated above. There is only one registration fee.


Q: Do you offer single day passes? Is the admission price for one day or all days?
A: The admission price is for all days. There are no day passes.


Q: What if I want to meet someone at the HBMAF that has no badge and does not plan to register for the event?
A: This is a closed event. The exhibit hall, seminar rooms, meeting rooms and some areas of The Sportsmens Lodge Events Center will be the forum where HBMAF delegates conduct business. Only HBMAF registrants will be allowed in these areas with NO exceptions.


Q: Do you provide a list of the the delegate names and companies?
A: No. This business meeting is attended by wealthy entrepreneurs and senior executives that do not wish to give out their names or contact details to others they do not know.


Q: How do I make appointments in advance of the event with delegates attending?
A: We usually launch a mobile application for you to contact and find all conference delegates in real time. It is available 1-2 weeks before the conference and 1 week after. If you register and opt in for it, you will get a special access from us via email.


Q: Do I have to give you my real name? I don't want it to appear on my badge.
A: We require your real first and last name for identification purposes only. We will place the name you would like to appear on the badge at the registration desk.


Q: I plan to bring my family to Los Angeles so that we will have a vacation time after the event. Can my spouse and children accompany me into the event?
A: No. This is a closed event open to registered HBMAF delegates only. You can register your spouse, however children under 18 years of age will not be registered and can not be admitted to the event.


Q: I am from another country and require a Visa to go to the event. How do I get a Visa Invitation letter from HBMAF?
A: You must first register for your conference pass. Upon receipt of payment, email us a request for a visa invitation letter. Please include your name, full mailing address and fax number. We will then fax you the invitation letter.


Q: I am from the media. Do you offer media passes to the event?
A: If you are with the major media (examples are: Bloomberg, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Le Monde, Times of London, etc.), then email us with your name, the name and address of the media publication, the name of your editor and his contact details. Upon confirmation, we will contact you and advise if you are approved to have a media pass to the event. If you are an industry or trade publication, please note that we have pre-arranged co-promotional agreements with other trade publications. Our co-promotional agreements are done months in advance. If you are contacting us for the first time just prior to the event, you will need to register and pay for your pass.


Q: I am a student. Do you offer special academic rates to the event?
A: Our only rates are shown on the registation page. They increase as the event gets closer. We strongly recommend early registration as that will save you the most amount of money.


Q: I pre-registered and I'm unable to attend. Can I get a refund?
A: No. All sales are final and there is no refund for cancellation. Our cancellation policy is listed on the terms and conditions page for registering at the event.


Q: I want to exhibit or sponsor at the HBMAF. What can I do?
A: View the Sponsorship Packages that we have available and contact us by telephone at USA +1 (212) 722-1744 ext. 4 or email us with your inquiry.




If you have any additional questions about attending that were not addressed on this web page please email us.

HBMAF Events

June 13, 2016

The Sportsmens Lodge Events Center
Los Angeles, CA