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

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**At this time, our Fall Meeting will be proceeding as a live, in-person event. We will be obeying all CDC guidelines and social distancing requirements during the event.

“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,inlcuding options by air and sea: NPFDA Fall Meeting Transportation Information

Airlines are offering greater flexibility with cancellations and changes.  Information from 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-AroundNPFDA 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

Carol Lanham
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Carol Lanham Member Services & Development Director NPFDA
Cece Corbin
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Cece Corbin President NPFDA
Chan Windham
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Chan Windham Director of Commodity Sales House of Raeford Farms
Chris Sharp
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Chris Sharp VP of Admin & Owner Kelly's Foods
Glennon Monroe
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Glennon Monroe Operations and Administration Columbia Meats
Jamie Doherty
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Jamie Doherty Director of Outside Sales Pilgrim's
Jeff Paschall
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Jeff Paschall VP of Sales Fieldale Farms Corp.
Jeff Paschall
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Jeff Paschall VP of Sales Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms
Judson Guest
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Judson Guest Executive Vice President LAD Truck Lines
Kristin McWhorter
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Kristin McWhorter Executive Trader E & S Marketing Company, Inc.
Laurie Pate
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Laurie Pate President Foodlinx, Inc.
Lee Neal
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Lee Neal Vice President, Business Development Great Plains Transport, LLC
Nathan Vaughan
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Nathan Vaughan Sales Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc
R.E. Butts
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R.E. Butts Chief Operating Officer Butts Foods, Inc.
Rick Trenary
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Rick Trenary Vice President Industrial Sales Perdue Farms, Inc.
Russ Whitman
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Russ Whitman Senior Vice President Urner Barry Publications
Vincent Mennella
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Vincent Mennella V.P. Mennella's Poultry Co., Inc
Walter Cooper
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Walter Cooper Sales Claxton Poultry Farms
6 Other Registered Attendees

For More Information:

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

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday, September 13, 2020

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

 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                   Registration       

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

Monday, September 14, 2020

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

 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.

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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

 9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.                 Speaker

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.

 6:00 p.m. -  9:30 p.m.                  Dine Around

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Farewell and Safe Travels!