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NPFDA 2024 Spring Exchange and Georgia Poultry Lab Tour

NPFDA 2024 Spring Exchange and Georgia Poultry Lab Tour

Network with colleagues and enjoy a VIP tour of the Georgia Poultry Lab.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 12:00 PM (EDT) to Friday, May 17, 2024 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

The NPFDA Spring Exchange is a unique opportunity for NPFDA members to learn more about our industry and interact with industry leaders. Attendees represent the diversity of NPFDA's membership, including distributors, brokers, processors, and allied members. It is a three-day event, starting with a networking dinner for our attendees and featuring a VIP tour of the Georgia Poultry Lab. The Georgia Poultry Lab provides monitoring and diagnostic services from farm to table to contribute to the safety and health of poultry flocks, eggs, and poultry products.

Sponsorship information is available here

Learn more about the Georgia Poultry Lab here.

Hotel: Legacy Lodge at Lanier Islands:  Less than an hour north of Atlanta on the shores of Lake Lanier, Lanier Islands is a destination unlike any other resort in Georgia. From the moment you cross the iconic bridge, Lanier Islands’ 1,200 acres of breathtaking natural beauty beckons for your indulgence. Play golf, enjoy luxurious lakeside amenities, and during the Summer, lounge on white sandy beaches, and ride the water slides at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands (open May 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.).

Book your reservation here or 770-945-8787.  The room cut off date is April 24 or when the room block fills, whichever comes first. Note: There have been issues with the hotel's online reservations site. Please call the hotel at 770-945-8787 or contact NPFDA staff  if you are unable to make a reservation online. 

There are also a limited number of Lake Houses available.  Lake Houses at Legacy provide a simple and semi-secluded getaway for families and small groups. Each of the 1,200-square-foot cottages offers easy access to all amenities at Lanier Islands with plenty of space to sleep up to eight guests. 


Driving Directions: From Atlanta, head north for just under an hour. Take Interstate 85-North to 985-North. Exit on Lanier Islands Pkwy (Exit number 8). From the off-ramp, make a left at the traffic light to merge onto Lanier Islands Parkway. This road will lead you to Lanier Islands.  

Are you flying into Atlanta? Transportation suggestions are below. NPFDA staff is hoping to match attendees who are arriving and departing around the same time to share rides. If you are flying, please let Cece ( know your arrival and departure times. Rental cars and ride-share services are also an option.

From the Atlanta Airport: Through preferred vendors, Lanier Islands provides chauffeured transportation to and from the airport 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A wide range of chauffeur-driven vehicles include sedans, SUVs, luxury limousines, vans, mini-buses, coaches, and more. For Lanier Island rates, please contact:

Cooper-Global or Strictly Business directly.
Cooper Global: 770-455-9600
Strictly Business: 770-925-2900

Code of Conduct: 

NPFDA expects each member to:

*Conduct themselves in such a way as to bring credit to the member and NPFDA.

*Refrain from activities that might adversely reflect on the reputation and integrity of NPFDA.

For More Information:

Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin
President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association (770)535-9901
  Wednesday , May 15, 2024   
 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Registration Lobby
 6:00 p.m.  9:00 p.m. Reception and Games Game Changer
      Lanier Islands Resort
      Transportation is available
Thursday, May 16, 2024   
7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet Conference Room III, IV, V
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Transportation to Georgia Poultry Lab  
8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Industry Tour:  Georgia Poultry Lab  
11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Return to Lake Lanier Legacy Lodge  
afternoon   Golf  and Activities  
7:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Dinner Venetian Pier (weather back up: Summer House)
      Lake Lanier Islands Resort
       transportation is available 
Friday,   May 17, 2024   
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet Conference Room III, IV, V
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Guest Speaker/ Facilitated Discussion Conference Room III, IV, V
   Mike Giles, President, Georgia Poultry Federation