Tentative Schedule of Events

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

Tuesday October 2, 2018

10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

USPLTA Annual Meeting Registration

Semiahmoo Ballroom Prefunction

1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

Fishing Excursion

Pier

1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

Whale Watching Excursion

Dinner on your own

Pier

 

 

Wednesday October 3, 2018

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

USPLTA Annual Meeting Registration

Semiahmoo Ballroom Prefunction

9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Set-Up

Semiahmoo Ballroom

9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.

USPLTA Board Meeting 

Executive Board Room

2:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m.

USPLTA General Session

  • Shawn O'Connell, USPLTA Chairman

Semiahmoo Ballroom

2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.

Food Safety & Modernization Act 

  • FSMA 
    • Guest Speaker TBA

Semiahmoo Ballroom

3:30 p.m.—4:00 p.m.

Food Safety & Modernization Act

  • FSMA Panel Discussion
    • Guest Speaker TBA

Semiahmoo Ballroom

4:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

Labeling

  • Protein Quality Labeling: Defending Attacks
    • Justin Prochnow, GreenbergTraurig 

Semiahmoo Ballroom

6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

USPLTA Welcome Reception

Terrace

8:00 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Thursday October 4, 2018

6:30 a.m.—7:30 a.m.

3rd Annual USPLTA Fun Run

Depart from Hotel Lobby

8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

USPLTA Annual Meeting Registration

Semiahmoo Ballroom Prefunction

9:00 a.m.—9:15 a.m.

USPLTA General Session 

  • Shawn O'Connell, USPLTA Chairman

Semiahmoo Ballroom

9:15 a.m.—9:30 a.m.

 

 

9:30 a.m.—10:15 a.m. 

Info/Gov/Policy

  • Farm Bill & Current Policy Updates
    • Tim McGreevy, USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council

Pet Food Industry Update

  • Peter Tabor, Pet Food Institute

Semiahmoo Ballroom

10:15 a.m.—10:30 a.m.

Info/Gov/Policy

  • Info/Gov Nominations/Business
  • Greg Johnson, Committee Chairman

Semiahmoo Ballroom

10:30 a.m.—10:45 a.m.

Break

Semiahmoo Ballroom

10:45 a.m.—11:45 a.m.

Foreign Policy

  • NAFTA, Section 32,
    • Ted McKinney - USDA Under Secretary

Semiahmoo Ballroom

11:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Foreign Policy

  • International Marketing Nominations/Business
  • Dirk Boettcher, Committee Chairman

Semiahmoo Ballroom

12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.

USPLTA Member Luncheon

Pierside Tent

1:15 p.m.—2:00 p.m.

Transportation

  • Brenda Barnes, Committee Chairman

Semiahmoo Ballroom

2:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m.

Protein Foods Trends​

  • The Rise of the Flexitarian
    • Al Banisch - Mattson Group

Semiahmoo Ballroom

2:30 p.m.—2:45 p.m.

Break

Semiahmoo Ballroom

2:45 p.m.—3:30 p.m.

Protein Foods Trends

  • Euromonitor Pet Food Study Report
  • Matt Tripodi, Euromonitor International

Semiahmoo Ballroom

3:30 p.m.—4:15 p.m.

Protein Foods Trends

  • John Pape, Tyler Lorenzen, Puris

Semiahmoo Ballroom

4:15 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

Domestic Marketing Nominations/Business

  • Andrew Fontaine, Committee Chairman

Semiahmoo Ballroom

4:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

Grades

  • Dan Bruce, Committee Chairman

Semiahmoo Ballroom

6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

USPLTA Reception

Pierside Tent

7:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.

USPLTA Honorary Member Dinner 

Pierside Tent

10:00 p.m.—midnight

Chairman’s Reception

Seaview Lounge

Friday October 5, 2018

7:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m.

FAQ Committee Breakfast Meeting

  • Charlie Shrope, Committee Chairman

Saltspring

7:00 a.m.— 9:00 a.m.

Convention Committee Breakfast Meeting

  • Gary Hofmann, Committee Chairman

Saturna

9:00 a.m.—9:15 a.m.

General Session Remarks

Semiahmoo Ballroom

9:15 a.m.—9:30 a.m.

Research Nominations/Business

  • Kurt Braunwart, Committee Chairman

Semiahmoo Ballroom

9:30 a.m.—9:45 a.m.

 

9:45 a.m.—10:00 a.m.

FAQ Report

  • Charlie Shrope, Committee Chairman

MRL Issues

  • Todd Scholz, USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council

Semiahmoo Ballroom

 

Semiahmoo Ballroom

10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

General Session - Voting

  • Shawn O'Connell, USPLTA Chairman

Semiahmoo Ballroom

11:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

USPLTA Board Meeting

Executive Boardroom

12:00 noon—5:00 p.m.

USPLTA Golf Tournament

Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club

12:00 noon—5:00 p.m.

Lunch, Paint & Sip Activity

Meet in Hotel Front Lobby

6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

Friday Evening Reception

Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club

7:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.

Dinner and Golf Awards

Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club


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  • Ray Mont Logistics
  • JM Grain
  • Dakota Dry Bean
  • CFT Corporation
  • CGI Columbia Grains
  • ITC Grain
  • AGT Food
  • Buhler
  • Spokane Seed
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