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Thank you to our sponsors!

More sponsorships are available.

 

Platinum: Italgrani

Diamond: Buhler - DEMACO - FAVA - Gamay Foods - Miller Milling - Oskaloosa Foods - Riviana Foods

Gold: Axor Ocrim S.r.L. - B.C. Williams - De Mari Pasta Dies - D. Maldari & Sons Landucci - ND Wheat Commission - Niccolai Trafile S.r.L. Pavan - ProvisionGard - U.S. Durum Growers Association

Silver: U.S. Durum Products Ltd.

 

Agenda

Date

Event

Sunday, March 10

 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Durum Development Committee Meeting*

It’s Not Your Father’s Durum: New Developments in Durum Wheat Genetics

Dr. Craig F. Morris, Director, ARS Western Wheat Quality Laboratory

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 

 

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

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Registration

2:00 pm – 4:30 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 11

 

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

Bastiaan de Zeeuw, NPA Chair

8:30 am – 9:00 am

NPA Technical Affairs Committee (TAC) Report

Alexis Freier-Johnson, TAC Chair

9:00 am – 9:45 am 

Plant-Based Protein: Opportunities for Pasta Innovation and Market Growth

Janice Rueda, Director, Research and Business Development

ADM Nutrition

9:45 am – 10:30 am

Tracking Trends That Matter

Todd Hale, Retail Insights Thought Leader

Principal, Todd Hale, LLC

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

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Networking Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am

General Session (continued)

10:45 am – 11:15 am

Legislative & Regulatory Update: Public Policy 2019: New Congress, New Priorities

Gary Kushner, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

NPA Legal Counsel

11:15 am – 11:45 am

Pasta Fits: A Consumer and Health Professional Outreach Program Benefiting the Pasta Industry

Alexandra Smith-Ozerkis, Senior Account Supervisor

Kellen Communications

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

Technical Affairs Committee Meeting

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)

La Playa Golf Club

5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

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

La Playa Golf Club

Evening

Dinner on Your Own

Tuesday, March 12

 

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

The New Normal of Natural Climate: What to Expect in 2019's Durum Growing Regions

James Garriss, Editor

The Browning World Climate Bulletin

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

Food Allergies - What's on the Horizon

Joseph Baumert, Co-Director 

Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP)

 University of Nebraska

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

Reception

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dinner

 


 

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