Tentative Schedule of Events

**Times are tentative and may be revised. Please review the final schedule of events in the Meeting Program when registering.

Sunday, Sept. 22 - Monday, Sept. 23: International Marketing

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

International Marketing Staff Conference

Yukon, 2nd floor

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019

8:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

International Marketing Staff Conference

Yukon, 2nd floor

9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

USPLTA Annual Meeting Registration

Howard Rock Lobby, 2nd floor

9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

"Speed Dating" with International Marketing Representatives

Kuskokwim, 2nd floor

9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Set-Up 

Howard Rock Ballroom, 2nd floor

9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.

USPLTA Board Meeting

Susitna Room, 2nd floor

2:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m.

USPLTA General Session - Opening

Howard Rock Ballroom, 2nd floor

2:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

Foreign Marketing 

  • Dirk Boettcher, Committee Chair
  • Guest Speakers: Raul Caballero, Lucy Dai, Shakun Dalal, David McClellan, Johanna Stobbs and Joel Woodward

Howard Rock Ballroom

4:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

Pet Food Update

  • Dana Brooks, President & CEO, Pet Food Institute

Howard Rock Ballroom

6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

USPLTA Welcome Reception

Summit Ballroom, 15th floor

8:00 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019

4:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.

USPLTA Annual Meeting Registration

Howard Rock Lobby

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019

7:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m.

FAQ & Convention Committee Meetings

Kuskokwim East - Convention Cmte   Yukon - FAQ Cmte

8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

USPLTA Annual Meeting Registration

Howard Rock Lobby

9:00 a.m.—9:15 a.m.

USPLTA General Session

Howard Rock Ballroom

9:15 a.m.—10:30 a.m.

Research & Seed 

  • Charlie Shrope, Interim Committee Chair
  • Michael Grusak, USDA ARS - PCHI 

Howard Rock Ballroom

10:30 a.m.—10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Break

Government Liaison

  • Greg Johnson, Committee Chair
  • Chris Purdy, USDA AMS
  • Todd Shuck, USDA AMS
  • Becky Garrison, USADPLC Director of Domestic Marketing

Howard Rock Ballroom

Howard Rock Ballroom

12:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m.

USPLTA Member Luncheon

Summit Ballrrom

1:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m.

Transportation

  • Tina Lyons, Interim Committee Chair
  • Transportation Member Introductions
  • Peter Friedmann, AgTC Executive Director

Howard Rock Ballroom

2:30 p.m.—2:45 p.m.

Break

Howard Rock Ballroom

2:45 p.m.—3:45 p.m.

Trade Domestic Marketing

  • Andrew Fontaine, Committee Chair
  • Aidin Milani, Buhler - Food Application Center Introduction
  • Becky Garrison, USADPLC Director of Domestic Marketing

Howard Rock Ballroom

3:45 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Grades

  • Richard Duty, Interim Committee Chair
  • Greg Neill, USDA
  • Patrick McCluskey, USDA

Howard Rock Ballroom

 

 

5:00 p.m.—5:15 p.m. 

Board Motor Coaches to Alaska Native Heritage Center

 5th Avenue Hotel Lobby Entrance

Depart Hotel at 5:15 p.m.

5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

USPLTA Reception

Alaska Native Heritage Center

5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

USPLTA Reception

Alaska Native Heritage Center

7:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.

USPLTA Honorary Member Dinner

Alaska Native Heritage Center

10:00 p.m.

Board Motor Coaches  

Return to Hotel

10:30 p.m. - 12 midnight

Chairman's Reception 

To Be Announced

Friday September 27, 2019

8:15 a.m.—8:30 a.m.

USPLTA General Session Remarks

Howard Rock Ballroom

8:30 a.m.—8:45 a.m.

FAQ Report

  • Charlie Shrope, Committee Chair

Howard Rock Ballroom

8:45 a.m.—9:45 a.m.

General Session Voting

Howard Rock Ballroom

9:45 a.m.—10:15 a.m.

USPLTA Board Meeting

Susitna

10:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Board Motor Coaches for Glacier Cruise (Lunch Provided)

Pick up lunch and board by 5th Avenue Hotel Lobby Entrance

11:00 a.m. Departure

Motor Coaches will depart

Depart Hotel at 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.—8:30 p.m.

Glacier Cruise with Reception & Dinner

Prince William Sound

8:30 p.m.

Bus 3 will go straight to airport

Anchorage Airport then Hotel


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