2020 NPFDA Fall Meeting in Key West, FL

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Sunday, September 13, 2020 to Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Margaritaville Resort & Marina
245 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040
United States

Event Details

**At this time, our Fall Meeting will proceed as a live, in-person event. We will be obeying all CDC guidelines and social distancing requirements during the event.  Please click here to learn more about safety precautions and guidelines.**

Moving forward with the NPFDA Fall Meeting is a decision supported by the NPFDA leadership.  It is a small event (50 people or less) and the hotel has been able to provide generous amounts of space for appropriate distancing.  We are following all protocols established by the hotel, city of Key West, Monroe County and CDC.  We are also following guidelines issued by industry organizations such as state societies of association executives.  The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association hosted a similarly-sized live event in Amelia Island, Florida at the end of June.  One of our staff members attended and experienced first-hand how a meeting incorporating established protocols can be implemented. NPFDA understands that, even with these precautions, not everyone is ready to travel.  Our members are responsible for their own decision on whether to attend, and the NPFDA leadership and staff respect their decisions.

“The NPFDA Fall Meeting is a worthwhile event, with excellent topics at our round tables, informative speakers and, most importantly, great networking and time together.” --- Laurie Pate, President, Foodlinx

Get ready to build connections and catch up with friends, peers, customers and vendors. Join other poultry leaders at the National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Fall Meeting in Key West, FL! In addition to amazing speakers, our always popular industry roundtables provide insightful discussion about the poultry industry today.  There will be an abundance of networking opportunities including receptions and activities for camaraderie and networking.

Our host hotel, the Margaritaville Resort and Marina, is in an ideal location in the heart of Historic Key West and adjacent to Mallory Square, famous for its daily sunset celebration.  Optional activities are being planned to allow attendees to enjoy numerous recreational opportunities. You'll discover why President Harry Truman, relaxing in his Winter White House, once wrote: "I've a notion to move the capital to Key West and just stay." Learn more about Key West at https://fla-keys.com/key-west/ .


Click for transportation information, including options by air and sea: NPFDA Fall Meeting Transportation Information

Airlines are offering greater flexibility with cancellations and changes.        Delta Airlines: https://www.delta.com/us/en/travel-update-center/overview?mkcpgn=EM_MKTG_TNUP_CL_200608_AA900705_A01A_P0_Hero.          American Airlines:  https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/coronavirus-updates.jsp                      United:  https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/notices.html

Hotel:  A reservations link for the Margaritaville Resort & Marina will be provided with your registration confirmation.  

The hotel room rate starts at $192 per room per night and goes up depending on view.  Cancellation policy is:  A deposit of $216.00 will be charged to your credit card on Thu. Sep. 10, 2020. You may cancel this reservation prior to Thu. Sep. 10, 2020 4:00 PM Eastern Time, with no penalty. Should you cancel this reservation after this time, or in the event that you do not arrive on the above arrival date, a cancellation penalty will be charged to your credit card.

Click to learn about our Key West Dine-Around NPFDA Key West Dine-Around

Sponsorships are available by clicking "registration options" and scrolling to "sponsorships".

Recreational activity options include a spouse/guest tour of the Mel Fisher Museum (coinciding with the member round table discussions), reef fishing, dolphin watch and snorkel excursion and golf.  Click here and scroll to “recreational activities”.  Additional activities are available through the hotel concierge.  Far Out Charters information link

COVID-19 information from the Margaritaville Resort & Marina:  https://www.margaritavillekeywestresort.com/covid

Cancellation Policy: Due to the financial commitments that have been made, NPFDA will be unable to provide refunds for cancellations after August 28, 2020, unless the event is completely cancelled.

Alina Cooper
Alina Cooper Membership Relations & Communications Director National Poultry & Food Distributors Association
Carol Lanham
Carol Lanham Member Services & Development Director NPFDA
Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin President NPFDA
Chan Windham
Chan Windham Director of Commodity Sales House of Raeford Farms
Chris Sharp
Chris Sharp VP of Admin & Owner Kelly's Foods
Clint Leach
Clint Leach Assistant Commissioner South Carolina Department of Agriculture
Eric Hampton
Eric Hampton Sunset Transportation
Fernando Puentes
Fernando Puentes Operations Manager High Point Logistics
Glennon Monroe
Glennon Monroe Operations and Administration Columbia Meats
Greg Morgan
Greg Morgan Category Manager Quirch Foods
Greg Morgan
Greg Morgan Category Manager Quirch Foods Inc.
Jack Shuler
Jack Shuler Director, Agribusiness Development South Carolina Department of Agriculture
Jamie Doherty
Jamie Doherty Director of Outside Sales Pilgrim's
Jeff Paschall
Jeff Paschall VP of Sales Fieldale Farms Corp.
Jeff Paschall
Jeff Paschall VP of Sales Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms
Jim Carpenter
Jim Carpenter Business Development Manager Amick Farms
Joe Dempsey
Joe Dempsey Owner and Operator Supremas
Kristin McWhorter
Kristin McWhorter Executive Trader E & S Marketing Company, Inc.
Laurie Pate
Laurie Pate President Foodlinx, Inc.
Lee Neal
Lee Neal Vice President, Business Development Great Plains Transport, LLC
Lisa Sharp
Lisa Sharp Kelly's Foods
Mark Schultz
Mark Schultz Director, Commercial & Warehouse Improvement Seaonus Cold Storage
Nathan Vaughan
Nathan Vaughan Sales Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc
Nick Stams
Nick Stams Founder & President Stams Family Foods
R.E. Butts
R.E. Butts Chief Operating Officer Butts Foods, Inc.
Rick Trenary
Rick Trenary Vice President Industrial Sales Perdue Farms, Inc.
Russ Whitman
Russ Whitman Senior Vice President Urner Barry Publications
Steven Young
Steven Young Sunset Transportation
Tammy Vige
Tammy Vige Buyer/Sales Pacific Agri-Products, Inc.
Terrence O'Keefe
Terrence O'Keefe Director of Content Watt Global Media
Vincent Mennella
Vincent Mennella V.P. Mennella's Poultry Co., Inc
Walter Cooper
Walter Cooper Sales Claxton Poultry Farms
Wes Allen
Wes Allen Sales A&D Sales and Marketing, Inc
17 Other Registered Attendees

For More Information:

Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin
President National Poultry & Food Distributors Association (770)535-9901


Sunday, September 13, 2020

 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                   Registration 

 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                   Board Meeting                                 

 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                   Welcome Reception                       

Monday, September 14, 2020

 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                   Breakfast 

 9:00 a.m. -12:00 noon                 Roundtables                         

 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon                Spouse/Guest Event - Mel Fisher Maritime                                                                  Museum.  Separate registration required.  

12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.                  Optional activities (fishing, dolphin                                                                              watch/snorkel, golf).  Separate registration                                                                required.  Click here and scroll to                                                                                “recreational  activities”.

                                                        Additional activities are available through the                                                            hotel concierge.

 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                   Reception

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                    Breakfast 

 9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.                 Private Live Video Conference and Q & A --                                                               Kyle Carpenter --- Medal of Honor Recipient &                                                          Author of “You Are Worth It: Building a Life                                                                Worth Fighting For”


                                           Read more at https://williamkylecarpenter.com/        


                                            Speaker - Terrence O'Keefe, Watt Global Media --                                                    Foodservice Recovery and the Impact on US                                                              Poultry Producers              

12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.      Optional activities -- fishing, golf.  Click here and                                                      scroll to “recreational activities”.

                                            Additional activities are available through the                                                           hotel concierge.

 5:15 p.m - 6:15 p.m.         Reception

 6:30 p.m. -  8:30 p.m.      Private NPFDA Sunset Sail on Pacific Fury Catamaran

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

                                            Farewell and Safe Travels!