NPFDA Fall Meeting in Chattanooga, TN -- September 12-15, 2021

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Sunday, September 12, 2021 to Wednesday, September 15, 2021
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chattanooga Downtown
407 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
United States
* Registration open until 9/8/21 at 12:00 AM (EDT)

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“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

"I have attended many conferences but I have never attended one that was so well put together. The information and content was very informative. The evening receptions allowed everyone to mingle and actually get to know each other rather than feel like you were actually having to “work” which was truly refreshing from other conferences I have attended. I am at a loss as to why anyone would not attend this conference each and every year." --- Lee Neal, VP of Business Development, Great Plains Transport

Get ready to build connections and catch up with friends, peers, customers and vendors. Join other protein leaders at the National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Fall Meeting! In addition to amazing speakers, our always popular industry roundtables provide insightful discussion about the protein industry today.  There will be an abundance of networking opportunities including receptions and activities for camaraderie and networking.Host hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chattanooga Downtown, 407 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN  37402.  $134 single or double occupancy. Click here for reservations.  


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  • Did you know? 
  • Chattanooga was named to Conde Nast Traveler's 2019 Readers’ Choice Award – 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S.
  • The first MoonPie was made at the Chattanooga Bakery in the year 1917.

For More Information:

Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin
President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association (770)535-9901

NPFDA Fall Meeting Agenda

Except as noted, all events take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chattanooga Downtown.  

Sunday, September 12, 2021

 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 13, 2021

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

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

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.                  Lunch on Your Own

 1:30 p.m.                                         Free afternoon.

 6:00 p.m.                                         Big Night Out Game Time Reception…                                                                        Southside Social


 Southside Social offers bowling, an indoor gaming area with pool tables, skee ball, ping pong, shuffleboard, giant jenga and more. There is also an outdoor courtyard with casual seating, fire pits, ping pong tables, and cornhole.

 Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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

 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                   Speakers                                                                               Featured Speaker:    Dr. June Scobee Rodgers                 

Photo Credit:  Challenger Center

Dr. June Scobee Rodgers, Founding Chair of Challenger Center, is the widow of Challenger Space Shuttle Commander Richard “Dick” Scobee.  In memory of the “Teacher in Space” mission, June founded Challenger Center for Space Science Education to foster a new generation of “star challengers” – young people who will reach for the stars no matter their circumstances.

11:30 a.m.                                        Leisure Time

12:00 noon                                       Box Lunch and Transportation Provided for Golfers

Afternoon                                         Leisure Time

                                                       Optional Activities (Golf, Rock City and                                                                       Chattanooga Choo Choo/Gate 11 Distillery –                                                             Advance Registration Required)                                                                                   If you have already registered for the event,                                                             and want to add activities, please contact staff.

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

 Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Farewell and Safe Travels!