Agenda

DRAFT

Schedule of Events

Wednesday March 4, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | PQA Plus® Training – Empire C 

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Welcome – Past NPPC & NPB Board Presidents – Chicago 

2:30 – 6:00 p.m. | State Caucuses –Board Candidates & Nominating Committee 

  • Minnesota – Empire A
  • Iowa – Empire B
  • Multi-State Open Door Caucus – Empire C
  • Indiana/Michigan/Ohio – Chouteau A
  • North Carolina – Chouteau B
  • Nebraska – Boardroom
  • Kansas & Missouri – Van Horn C 
  • Illinois – Northrup 

5:00 p.m. | Media Availability – Benton 

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. | Welcome Reception – Grand Ballroom 

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  | Banquet – Keynote Speaker: Sal Giunta – Grand Ballroom 

 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

6:30 – 7:50 a.m. | SIP Breakfast – (Invite only) – Grand Ballroom

6:30 – 7:50 a.m. | State Contacts Breakfast – Chouteau 

8:00 – 8:50 a.m. | Opening Session – Food Service & Consumer Focus. Hosted by NPB – All Attendees invited. – Exhibit Hall B 

Emcee: Gene Noem, NPB Board Member, Iowa 
  • Jack Li, Datassential
  • Tommie Smothers, Walt Disney World 

9:00 – 11:30 a.m. | NPB Delegate Session – Exhibit Hall B 

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Awards Luncheon –  Grand Ballroom 

Emcee: Don Nikodim 
  • Hall of Fame – Everett Forkner
  • Paulson –Whitmore State Executive Award – Ken Horton
  • Distinguished Service – Dr. Bret Marsh

1:30 – 4:00 p.m. | NPPC Delegate Session – Exhibit Hall B

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | A Legal Perspective of California Proposition 12  – Tim Bishop, Mayer Brown LLP  –Hosted by NPPC – All Attendees invited. Exhibit Hall B  

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | NPPC Past President/CEO Dinner Reception – Chouteau 

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Reception, followed by NPPC Auction – Grand Ballroom 

9:00 p.m. | Retiring President & Board Reception – Empire 

 

Friday, March 6, 2020

6:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. | Buffet Breakfast with presentation from Greg Ibach, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing & Regulatory Programs All attendees invited. – Grand Ballroom   

*Please be in your seats by 6:45 a.m. 

7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. | NPB Delegate Session (voting only) – Exhibit Hall B

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. | NPPC Delegate Session – Exhibit Hall B