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Meat Industry Summit

April 4-6, 2017 | Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA

Monday, April 3, 2017


1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
John Duyn Memorial Golf Tournament
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
NAMI Ambassadors Reception (invitation only)
6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
First Timers Reception (invitation only)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


7:00 am – 8:30 am
Networking Breakfast with Issues, Answers, Actions
Moderated by John Vatri and Brent Cator, Cardinal Meat Specialists
8:30-8:45 am
Break
8:45 am – 9:45 am
Seven Revolutions: The Drivers of World Change in the Coming Decades
John Schaus, Fellow, International Security Program The Center for Strategic and International Studies
9:45-10:00 am
Break
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Education focused on:
- Food Safety and Regulatory Issues
- Labor and Employment Issues
  • Implications of the New Administration on Labor and Employment Laws after the First 90 Days Brian Bulger, Of Counsel, Cozen O’Connor and John Linker, Partner, Alaniz Schraeder Linker Farris Mayes LLP
- Marketing and Communications
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch and Presentation of Golf Awards
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Keys to the Kingdom: The Power of Employee Engagement
Dr. Charlie Cartwright, Assistant Vice President, Lockton
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Break
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Concurrent Education focused on:
- Food Safety and Regulatory Issues
- Labor and Employment Issues - NAMI Ambassadors Discussion: Beef Quality, Industry Threats, and Regulatory Challenges
moderated by Dr. Russell Cross, Head, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University (invitation only)
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Meeting
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
PAC Beer and Wine Tasting Reception
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


7:00 am – 7:45 am
Breakfast
Membership Committee Meeting
7:45 am – 8:45 am
Economic Outlook for the Red Meat Industry John Nalivka, President, Sterling Marketing
8:45 am – 9:00 am
Break
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Seeding Our Future: Effective Grass Roots Engagement
Cody Lyon, Director of Advocacy and Political Affairs, American Farm Bureau Federation, and Janet Riley, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, NAMI
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Break
10:15 am - 11:45 am
Concurrent Education focused on:
- Food Safety and Regulatory
- Labor and Employment Issues - Communications and Marketing
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Spouse Event: Tour of USS Midway Museum & Lunch in San Diego (details at end of schedule)
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Marketing and Communications Committee Meeting
Labor and Employment Committee Meeting
Supplier Forum and Committee Meeting
Intellectual Properties Committee Meeting
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Concurrent Education focused on:
- International Trade Update USDA Supports Ag Exports
Bob Macke, Deputy Administrator, Office of Agreements and Scientific Affairs, USDA – FAS

- Moving Forward on Agricultural Trade
Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs and Commodity Policy, USTR
- Foodservice Focus: Trends in Meat Sourcing
Panel discussion: Urs Emmengger, President, San Diego Chapter, American Culinary Federation and Todd Meyer, Sr. Buyer and Corporate Chef, Newport Meats/SYSCO Foodservice, and Vaughn Vargus, Executive Chef, University of California at San Diego
4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
International Affairs Committee Meeting
Foodservice Committee Meeting
Meat Summit Planning Committee Meeting
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Supplier Showcase Reception and SausageFest

Thursday, April 6, 2017


7:00 am – 8:15am
Breakfast and Closing Presentation: The State of Food Safety
Al Almanza, Administrator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
8:15 am – 8:30 am
Break
8:30 am – 11:30 am
NAMI Board of Directors Meeting