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Thank you to our sponsors!

A variety of sponsorships are available.

Platinum: Nuovo Pasta Productions, Ltd.

Diamond: Buhler - FAVA - Italgrani - GEA Pavan - ItalgraniMiller Milling - North Dakota MillRiviana Foods Inc

Gold: Axor Ocrim S.r.l. - DEMACO De Mari Pasta Dies USA Inc. - Niccolai Trafile - North Dakota Wheat Commission - Panhandle MillingProvisionGard Technology - US Durum Growers Association

Silver: Heartland Harvest

 

#NPAAnnualMeeting

 

Agenda

 

Date

Event

Sunday, March 15, 2020

 

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Durum Development Committee Meeting*

*This committee meeting is open to all Annual Meeting attendees.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Registration

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting (Board Members Only)

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

First-Time Attendee Reception (Invitation Only)

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception & Dinner

Monday, March 16, 2020

 

7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Registration

7:15 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 10:30 am

General Session

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Welcome, State of the Industry Report & NPA Moving Forward

Carl Zuanelli, NPA Board of Directors Chair

8:30 am – 9:00 am

NPA Technical Affairs Committee (TAC) Report

Alexis Freier-Johnson, NPA TAC Chair

9:00 am – 10:00 am

A Never-Ending TRANSFORMATION: Pasta and the Magic of Cooking

Chef Rosario Del Nero, Culinary R&D Specialist

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Networking Break/Committee Fair

10:30 am – 10:45 am NPA Manufacturing & Milling Members Meeting

10:45 am – 11:45 am

General Session (continued)

10:45 am – 11:15 am

Legislative & Regulatory Update

Gary Kushner, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

NPA Legal Counsel

11:15 am – 11:45 am

 

NPA Communications and Research Update

Alexandra Smith-Ozerkis, NPA Communications Director

Kellen Communications

Kara Yacavone, NPA Communications Manager, Kellen Communications

12:00 pm Lunch on Your Own
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Technical Affairs Committee Meeting*

*All Annual Meeting attendees are invited to observe the first 30 minutes of this meeting.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Golf Tournament (optional, paid activity; please select during registration)

5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

19th Hole Event (optional, paid activity as part of the golf tournament)

Evening

Dinner on Your Own

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

7:30 am – 9:30 am

Breakfast & Executive One-on-Ones

10:00 am 12:00 pm

General Session

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Transportation Update and Forecast

Max Fisher, Vice President of Economics and Government Relations

National Grain and Feed Association

10:45 am – 11:15 am

U.S. Durum Outlook

Jim Peterson, Policy & Marketing Director

North Dakota Wheat Commission

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Disruption in the Food Industry: An Opportunity for the Pasta Sector

Dr. Kantha Shelke, Author, Pasta and Noodles

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch on Your Own

1:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Bocce Tournament (optional, paid activity to participate or free to spectate; please select during registration)

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Closing Reception

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Closing Dinner

 


 

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