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23rd Annual

NPIC

Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

July 7-10, 2019

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WHAT ABOUT EVENT

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Networking

Network with the 750 attendees at NPIC with most producer participants representing the top 150 pork production systems in North America. Participants represent areas of management, production, nutrition, health, finance, human resources and more.

Speakers

NPIC will showcase over 20 highly qualified speakers who will bring their expertise to mainstage and breakout sessions.

Break-outs

Break-out sessions are presented on Monday afternoon of the conference. Participants will have the opportunity to choose between 10+ sessions focused on relevant industry topics.

Family Fun

Wisconsin Dells, better known as “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®” offers fun for all ages. Enjoy the endless hours of fun at the NPIC host hotel, Kalahari, where there is an exciting mix of rides, slides and adventures for the whole family in the resort waterpark and thrilling indoor theme park. Plus, check out the resort’s other amenities such as Spa Kalahari & Salon and exceptional dining options.

Golf

Year after year folks look forward to the annual NPIC golf tournament held on Tuesday afternoon at the award winning Trappers Turn Golf Course in Wisconsin Dells. Please visit the Register section of the web page to register for the golf tournament.

Hope to see you there!

NPIC celebrates its 23rd year in 2019. Once again, three full days of exceptional presentations, networking and collaboration will take place during the conference. We hope to see you in July!

ABOUT CONFERENCE

23rd Annual National Pork Conference

The National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) was the vision of Larry Graham and has roots back to the early 90’s. The current generation of NPIC was founded by Larry & Jean Graham in 1997 and was initially held at various upper Midwest locations.  As the conference attendance grew, it ultimately found a home at the Four Seasons Resort, then Tan-Tar-A at Lake of the Ozarks, before moving in 2010 to its current location at the Kalahari Waterpark and Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

 

The NPIC conference is built upon three pillars: education, networking, and family. The conference offers a wide array of sessions focused on current swine industry topics, nutrition, health, safety, marketing and more.  21st Century Strategic Forums, L.L.C. produces and hosts the conference and partners with leading allied industry companies to deliver what some call, “The Best Pork Producer Event in North America”.

 

The National Pork Industry Conference is held annually the 2nd week of July and attracts 750 attendees with most producer participants representing the Top 150 Pork Production Systems in North America.

Get the kids involved

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The Nation Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) is again partnering with Smithfield Foods to offer the Smithfield Foods Youth Workshop to elementary and middle school age youth during the NPIC conference. This session will be an exciting and interactive way to get our youth involved in the pork industry! Youth will learn about pork production, fresh pork marketing, career options in the pork industry and have a chance to grill up their very own pork creations.

Participation is free, be sure to check back for online registration.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

CONFERENCE AGENDA

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day 1 agenda

sunday, july 8, 2018 - National Pork Industry Conference

6:30 pm

Registration

6:30 pm -

Ballrooms 1-8

 

Enjoy a delicious barbeque with select pork items prepared by Lynch Livestock on their BIG GRILL that you’ve seen at World Pork Expo.  Join old friends and make new ones.

 

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day 2 agenda

Monday, july 9, 2018 - National Pork Industry Conference

6:30 am

Buffet Breakfast

6:30 am - 7:45 am

Breakfast Served in Ballrooms 2 – 7

8:00 am

Inspired Yet? Understanding the Political Power of the Consumer Plate

8:00 am -

Dr. Wes Jamison, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Meat Exports Update and What's Happening in China?

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Travis Arp, Director of Market Access and Export Services, US Meat Export Federation

Alternative Meat Trends and Their Impact on the Pork Industry

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Christine McCracken, Executive Director, Animal Protein, RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness 

1:15 pm

Breakout Session

1:15 pm - 4:45 pm

These sessions will rotate three times:

1:15 – 2:15;  2:30 – 3:30;  3:45 – 4:45 with intermediate refreshment breaks.
You’ll have your choice of multiple breakout sessions presented by the Lead Sponsors and others.

 

day 3 agenda

Tuesday, july 10, 2018 - National Pork Industry Conference

6:30 am

Buffet Breakfast

6:30 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast Served in Ballrooms 3 – 6

7:30 am

BONUS SESSION: NPPC Policy Update - Exports, Tariffs, Immigration, Farm Bill, Mid-Term Elections and More

7:30 am -

Nick Giordano, Vice President and Counsel, NPPC

8:45 am

Main Session Begins: Long term Strategies for Tyson Foods, Sustainability Goals, Investments in Alternative Meat Companies and View on Impact of Alternative Meat on the Pork Industry

8:45 am -

Justin Whitmore, EVP Corporate Strategy and Chief Sustainability Officer, Tyson Foods

Retailer/Consumer Panel Discussion – Consumer trends and Perceptions of the Pork Industry

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Chef Neville Craw, Corporate Executive Chef, Arby’s; Ernie Meier, Director of Quality, McDonald’s; Megan Dillinger, Senior Manager, Sustainability – Global Food Business, Walmart

11:30 am

Conference Ends For The Day

11:30 am -

The conference ends for the day.  Enjoy golf, boating, sightseeing in the Dells or just relaxing with your family in the water park.

12:30 pm

NPIC Annual Golf Tournament

12:30 pm -

NPIC Annual Golf Tournament – Trappers Turn Golf Club – Wisconsin Dells, WIhttp://www.porkconference.com/site/event/golf-2018/

day 4 agenda

Wednesday, july 11, 2018 - National Pork Industry Conference

6:30 am

Grab N Go Breakfast

6:30 am - 8:15 am

Breakfast Served in Ballrooms 3 – 6

Grab a quick bite and enjoy it during the Early Bird Session

7:00 am

Early Bird Session: Feedback Session with the National Pork Board Leadership.

7:00 am -

Ballrooms 1 & 2, 7 & 8 

 

Got questions about the domestic or international strategy to move U.S. Pork? Want to know more about the research priorities for the industry? What does sustainability mean for our industry? A one of a kind opportunity for attendees to offer input and gain insight from National Pork Board leadership on the key industry issues

8:30 am

Focusing on the Markets

8:30 am -

Dr. Steve Meyer, Kerns and Associates and Joe Kerns, Kerns and Associates

11:00 am

Conference Adjourns

11:00 am -

See you next year!  July 7 -10, 2019

EVENT SPONSORS SPECIAL THANKS

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Lead Sponsors

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ACCOMMODATIONS

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1305 Kalahari DrWisconsin Dells, WI 53965

When you visit Kalahari Resorts, you’ll know right away you’re somewhere special. Featuring an exciting mix of rides, slides and adventures, it’s an incredible time for the whole family. From our amazing water park to our thrilling Indoor Theme Park, we offer an array of attractions for children of all ages, whether they’re 3 or 13 or 30 and up. Plus, with amenities such as Spa Kalahari & Salon, exceptional dining options and championship golf, Kalahari goes beyond your expectations.

The Kalahari conference rate is:

Single/Double $159

Lodge Suites $249

2 Room Suites $299

African Queen Suites $349

Coordinate room reservations through your sponsor or if you are buying into the conference, visit the Register area on the website, complete registration. You will be contacted in 3-5 business days regarding room reservations.

The Kalahari

Registration for the 2018 conference will be available soon.

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Sponsor

If you are a conference sponsor who needs to make edits or would like to view your current attendees, please contact Paige Grabe at paige@21stforums.com or (712) 898-8076.

Industry Registration

If you are pork producer or industry representative and would like to attend the conference or are inquiring about your registration, please contact Paige Grabe at paige@21stforums.com or (712) 898-8076.

Producer Registration

If you are pork producer or industry representative and would like to attend the conference or are inquiring about your registration, please contact Paige Grabe at paige@21stforums.com or (712) 898-8076.

Golf

If you have a question regarding your Golf registration, payment or entering the tournament, please contact Glenn Shields at glenn@21stforums.com or (314) 276-4880.

Youth Workshop

BACK IN 2018! After a successful first year, the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) is again partnering with Smithfield Foods to offer the Smithfield Foods Youth Workshop to elementary and middle school age youth during the NPIC conference. These two sessions will be an exciting and interactive way to get our youth involved in the pork industry! Youth will learn about pork production, fresh pork marketing, career options in the pork industry and have a chance to grill up their very own pork creations.

Participation is free and sign-up will be available online and onsite, Sunday, July 8 during conference registration. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • 23rd Annual National Pork Industry Conference
    7-10 JULY 2019
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    21st Century Strategic Forums
    237 E Fifth Street, #369
    Eureka, Missouri 63025

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    NPIC@21stForums.com

  • Phone

    (314) 276-4880

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