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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


EVENT


Q – WHEN AND WHERE IS THE 2018 RING OF HONOR TAKING PLACE?
A – When: Tuesday, June 6 for an opening dinner to Friday, June 9 for the farewell breakfast. Where: The Hyatt Regency Greenwich.


Hyatt Regency Greenwich
1800 East Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, Connecticut 06870
USA

The Hyatt Regency Greenwich is not located in New York City.



Q – MAY I BRING MY CHILDREN TO THE EVENT?
A – No. This is a business function. Children, including babies, are not permitted at any function or activity relating to the Ring of Honor. There will be no exceptions. It is imperative that you adhere to this regulation as PepsiCo is responsible for all Ring of Honor attendees.

Q – WHAT EXPENSES DOES THE 2018 RING OF HONOR EVENT INCLUDE?
A -

  • Roundtrip ground transfers between New York/tri-state airports and the Hyatt Regency Greenwich.
  • One standard room at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich (shared by you and your guest):
    • Monday night, June 5 through Thursday night, June 8 for most international winners
    • Tuesday night, June 6 through Thursday night June 8 for United States and Canadian winners
  • NYC City Tours for you and your guest.
  • Meals starting with lunch on Tuesday, June 6 and ending with breakfast on Friday, June 9.


Q – WILL WE HAVE FREE TIME TO VISIT NEW YORK CITY?
A – The Ring of Honor program will follow a very tight schedule. You and your guest will be treated to a New York City excursion, but if you would like to take additional time to visit the city, we recommend extending your trip. Any extension before or after the Ring of Honor program will be at your own expense.

Q - DO I NEED TO ATTEND THE WELCOME DINNER?
A - Yes. all winners are required to attend the Welcome Dinner on Tuesday evening.

Q - DO I NEED TO ATTEND THE BUSINESS SESSION?
A - Yes. All winners are required to attend the business session. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about new ventures at PepsiCo and network with colleagues. Guests are encouraged to attend the business session, although their attendance is optional.
 
Q – WILL THERE BE LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION AVAILABLE?
A – Interpretation services will be available during the Welcome Dinner, Business Session and Awards Dinner. Interpreters will not be available at activities and excursions.

Q – CAN I CHANGE MY PRE-SELECTED ACTIVITIES WHEN I ARRIVE?
A – Yes. You may visit the Activity Desk when you arrive at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich to confirm or change your activity selections. However, please note that the activities do have a maximum number of attendees permitted and will close out. To ensure your first choice, please select your activities online at your earliest convenience.

Q – WHAT FUNCTIONS WILL MY GUEST BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND?
A – Your guest may attend all events. Reminder: Children are not permitted

VISAS AND PASSPORTS


Q – DO I NEED A VISA OR PASSPORT TO ENTER THE UNITED STATES?
A – Yes. If you are traveling from outside of the United States, it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you begin this process IMMEDIATELY.

 You should contact the American Embassy or Consulate Office in your country of citizenship for specific details about securing documentation required to enter the U.S. Click Here for more details.

NOTE: The cost associated with obtaining a Visa and/or Passport for you and your guest will be paid for by your division. Please contact your liaison if you need assistance. If you experience difficulty with this process or you need additional assistance, please contact the Ring of Honor Coordinator, Noelle Comito, at SPA-RingofHonor@pepsico.com .

Q – IF I ALREADY HAVE A PASSPORT DO I STILL NEED TO GET A VISA?
A - Yes. It is very important for all visitors to the United States to have both a valid Passport and Visa. Please contact the American Embassy or Consulate Office in your country of citizenship for further information.

TRAVEL


Q – WHO WILL PAY FOR MY AIRFARE?
A – Your Division is responsible for paying for airfare for you and your guest. Please contact your 2018 Ring of Honor liaison for further assistance.

For those who will be processing airline payments through T&E, you must include a copy of your congratulatory letter from Indra K. Nooyi when you submit receipts. The letter is required to have your guest’s cost of travel approved and processed. Please contact your local finance department if you have any further questions or concerns.

Q – HOW WILL I GET TO THE HYATT REGENCY GREENWICH from THE AIRPORT?
A – Ground transportation will be arranged based on the flight information that you provide in the online registration. You will be greeted at the airport by a PepsiCo representative. Please look for a sign with the Ring of Honor logo. You will be escorted to your ground transportation.

If your flight or travel arrangements change, it is extremely important that you make your updates in the online registration. Ground transportation is arranged based on the most current information we have. If you have any travel changes or an emergency after Friday, April 28, 2018, please contact Patrick Luby (pluby@eventsforum.net , (00) 1-888-462-5092).

NOTE: Ground transportation to and from your home airport is your responsibility. Please contact your liaison if you need assistance.

Q – SHOULD I BRING ADDITIONAL SPENDING MONEY?
A – Yes. We recommend that you bring additional spending money. Incidentals, including additional room night charges, mini-bar charges, in-room movies, outgoing phone calls, souvenirs and any personal purchases will be your responsibility.

The Ring of Honor program covers the cost of meals, hotel stay, airport transfers and activities associated with the three-day event. Please plan accordingly.

NOTE: To cover any potential incidental charges, you will be required to provide a valid credit card in your name upon check in at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. If you do not have a credit card, you will need to provide a cash deposit of $50 per night ($200 for a four night stay). Upon check out, your deposit will be returned less any expenses you incur.

Q – WHAT IF I WOULD LIKE TO ARRIVE EARLY OR EXTEND MY STAY AT THE HYATT REGENCY GREENWICH?
A – You must fill out the appropriate information in the "Hotel" section of your online registration no later than Monday, April 24, 2018. We will request the additional days and confirm with you as soon as possible. Please note that you will be responsible for all your expenses related to those additional days. The PepsiCo rate at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich is $193.00 USD

Q – IF I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND MY TRIP, BUT DO NOT WISH TO STAY AT THE HYATT REGENCY GREENWICH, CAN I DO SO?
A – Yes. You are able to extend your trip, however it is at your own expense. Please make us aware of the arrangements you make. If you prefer to stay in New York City, you can visit www.hotels.com for information on hotels, rates and availability

Q – WILL MY MOBILE PHONE WORK IN THE UNITED STATES?
A – Mobile phone service varies. Please contact your mobile phone provider for information on international calling access and service rates.

We recommend purchasing international calling cards for those who wish to place international phone calls while in the United States.

Q – IS THERE INTERNET ACCESS AT THE HYATT REGENCY GREENWICH?
A – Winners will be able to access free WiFi on an unlimited number of mobile devices or laptops throughout the hotel.

REGISTRATION


Q – HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE 2018 RING OF HONOR?
A – Registration can be found on the www.pepsicoroh.com website. Click on Registration tab on the home page. Please complete all of the sections of the online registration by the deadlines provided on the Checklist.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure that your name is written exactly as you would like it to appear on your name badge, award plaque and award booklet. Please make sure all of your personal information is correct.

Q – WHY DO YOU NEED MY PHOTOGRAPH, PERSONAL AND COMPANY INFORMATION?
A – All winners and their guest will be recognized in a winner biography book. When completing the biography section of the registration, please provide as many details as possible.

NOTE: All Ring of Honor winner biographies will be written for you in a specific format based on the information you include. Please observe the photo and information deadlines.

Q – WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPH SHOULD I SEND?
A – Detailed photo instructions can be found under the Important Information tab on the Ring of Honor website.

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