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NPFDA 2023 Fall Meeting at Universal Orlando Resort

NPFDA 2023 Fall Meeting at Universal Orlando Resort

September 17-20, 2023

Sunday, September 17, 2023 to Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

5800 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819-7834
United States

Event Details

Get ready to build connections and catch up with friends, peers, customers and vendors. Join other protein leaders at the National Protein & 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 outdoor adventures, receptions and activities for camaraderie and networking.

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Hotel: Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando:  The hotel cut-off date has now passed.  Please contact or 770-535-9901 for assistance.  

Live like a rock star and savor the perks of rock ‘n’ roll royalty with impeccable surroundings, posh laid-back style and show-stopping service. Supremely talented chefs offer culinary nirvana from a famed steakhouse to delicious American classic cuisine. The California mission-style design—inspired by classic rock music—welcomes you to escape to a sensational world with a palm-lined swimming pool featuring underwater music, rock memorabilia and recreation featuring live music—including some famous names.

Your stay here rocks even more, because you get all the exclusive benefits of staying in Universal Orlando, including free Universal Express Unlimited to skip the regular lines at participating rides and attractions at Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure (valid theme park admission required).

Our hotel group rate is a significant value at $249 single or double occupancy. Arrive early and extend your fun:  A limited number of rooms are available for the nights of Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16 at our group rate.  


Cancellation policy:  Registrations and activities cancelled after August 15, 2023 are non-refundable

For More Information:

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

NPFDA 2023 Fall Meeting Agenda

        Except as noted, all events take place at the Hard Rock Hotel                      at Universal Orlando Resort

NOTE:  Optional group activities will be on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

Sunday, September 17, 2023    
 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Velvet Underground (Lower Lobby Level)
 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Board and Foundation   Trustees Meetings Avalon I
 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception Velvet Underground (Lower Lobby)/Terrace
Monday, September 18, 2023    
 7:00 a.m. -12:00 noon Registration Avalon Foyer
 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet Avalon Ballroom
 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Speakers Avalon Ballroom
  Roger Tutterow: "On the Economic, Business and Political Climate"  
  Russ Webb:  "Artificial Intelligence (AI): What Is It and What Does It Mean For Our Future?"  
Afternoon Free Time  
 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Happy Hour Upper Pool Deck
 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. NPFDA's Big Night out NBC Sports Grill & Brew, Universal CityWalk
Tuesday, September 19, 2023    
 7:00 a.m. -12:00 noon Registration Avalon Foyer
 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet Avalon Ballroom
 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Roundtables Avalon Ballroom
Afternoon Planned Group Activities: Pool, Theme Park, Golf  
 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Closing Reception Velvet Underground (Lower Lobby)/Terrace
Wednesday, September 20, 2023    
Farewell and Safe Travels!      

Roger Tutterow

Roger Tutterow, 

Professor of Economics,

Kennesaw State University


Russ Webb

Russ Webb,

Speaker, Instructor, Facilitator

and "Beer Brother"