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Meat Industry Management Conference

Meat Industry Management Conference
April 15-18, 2015
Carlsbad, California

Wednesday, April 15
Media Training Short Course
Janet Riley, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, NAMI
Eric Mittenthal, Vice President of Public Affairs, NAMI


Thursday, April 16
Opening General Session: True Beef: From Pasture to Plate - The Truth about Meat for Millennials
Chef Mike Erickson, J.B. Connally High School


Meat Institute Welcome and Overview
Janet Riley, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, NAMI

Beef Safety - What to be Aware of in 2015
Barbara Masters, Ph.D., Senior Policy Advisor, OFW Law

Business Valuation & The Exit Planning Process
Allen Oppenheimer, President, A.M. Oppenheimer, Inc.

Social Media Strategies to Ensure #Success and Avoid a #Fail
Eric Mittenthal, Vice President of Public Affairs, NAMI

Salmonella:
Latest Happenings
Barbara Masters, Ph.D., Senior Policy advisor, OFW Law

30-12-3: What Does This Have To Do With Your Family Business?
Brian Coehlo, President, Central Valley Meat Company,
Eric Gustafson, CEO, Coast Packing Company
Neal Leonard, CEO, Surlean Foods
Dave Miniat, President and CEO, Ed Miniat, Inc.

While there was no formal presentation for this session, NAMI member Phil Clemens, Chairman of the Clemens Family Corporation, has made available a recent webinar he presented on "Entitlement and Succession: The Key is Communication" for the Network of Family Businesses. Go to www.netfamilybusiness.com to access the webinar.

Planning Your Way to Effective Crisis Management
Janet Riley, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, NAMI

Friday, April 17
Issues, Answers, Actions
Brent Cator, President, Cardinal Meat Specialists
John Vatri, Vice President, Cardinal Meat Specialists

Industry Bullet Session
Jimmy Maxey, Chairman, Cattlemen's Beef Board
Norm Robertson, Vice President of Regulatory Services, NAMI
Susan Backus, Executive Director, NAMIF
Stewart Leeth, Assistant Vice President Environmental and Corporate Affairs, Smithfield
Ken Kessler, Executive Vice President, HUB International
Janet Riley, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, NAMI


Navigating the Economics of Change - Supply, Demand and Prices Beyond 2015
John Nalivka, President, Sterling Marketing, Inc.

Priorities and Pressures for the North American Meat and Livestock Industry
Dallas Hockman, Vice President of Industry Relations, National Pork Producers Council
Peter Orwick, Executive Director, American Sheep Industry Association
Forrest Roberts, CEO, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Phil Seng, President and CEO, U.S. Meat Export Federation


FSIS Recalls: How to (If Possible) Prevent and How to (If Necessary) Survive
Bob Hibbert, Partner, Morgan Lewis

A Look Ahead for Exports and International Markets
Phil Seng, President and CEO, U.S. Meat Export Federation

Inside the Beltway: A Legislative Update
Pete Thomson, Senior Vice President, Legislative Affairs, NAMI
Nathan Fretz, Senior Director, Legislative Affairs, NAMI

Scientific Affairs Priorities and Challenges
Betsy Booren, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, NAMI

Developments in Labor and Employment for 2015
John Cruickshank, Associate, Alaniz Schraeder Linker Farris Mayes LLP
(Please email Nicole Vetsch at nvetsch@meatinstitute.org for a copy of this presentation)

Making the Most of Foodservice Trends
Patty Johnson, Global Food and Drink Analyst, Mintel International

Saturday, April 18
FSIS Regulatory Update
Al Almanza, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety and Administrator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA