POTATO EXPO SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, January 7
2:00PM-6:00PMRegistration Open
WEDNESDAY, January 8
7:30AM-7:00PM Registration Open
1:00PM-7:00PM Tradeshow Open
3:00PM-3:30PMEXPO Stage: Solutions for Post-Harvest Challenges
5:00PM-5:30PMEXPO Stage: Managing Nematodes from the Grower's Perspective
5:30PM-7:00PM Kick-off Reception in Tradeshow
THURSDAY, January 9
7:00AM-5:00PM Registration Open
7:30AM-Noon Tradeshow Open
7:30AM-9:00AM Breakfast in Tradeshow
8:15AM-8:45AMEXPO Stage: Growing Global Appetite for Potatoes and Potato Products
9:00AM-9:45AMGeneral Session: Peter Zeihan
10:00AM-10:45AMGeneral Session: Jim Abbott
Noon-1:30PM Luncheon: Keynote Speaker, Ben Stein
1:30PM-5:00PM Tradeshow Open
1:30PM-2:30PM Meet the Researchers at the PAA Potato Research Poster Session
1:45PM-2:15PMEXPO Stage: Irrigation Technology: The Possibilities and the Limits
2:30PM-5:00PM Breakout Sessions
6:00PM-7:00PM Networking Receptions
7:00PM-9:00PM Boots & BBQ: A Taste of Texas
FRIDAY, January 10
8:00AM-10:30AM Tradeshow Open
8:00AM-9:30AMBreakfast in the Tradeshow
9:00AM-9:30AMEXPO Stage: GMO Potatoes Transforming Potato Production: What Role Will Innate™ Play?
9:45AM-11:00AM General Session: Lowell Catlett, Ph.D.

TRADESHOW HOURS

TUESDAY, January 7
2:00PM-6:00PMExhibitor Move-In
WEDNESDAY, January 8
8:00AM-11:00AMExhibitor Move-In
1:00PM-7:00PM Tradeshow Open
5:30PM-7:00PM Kick-off Reception in Tradeshow
THURSDAY, January 9
7:30AM-NoonTradeshow Open
7:30AM-9:00AM Breakfast in Tradeshow
1:30PM-5:00PM Tradeshow Open
FRIDAY, January 10
8:00AM-10:30AM Tradeshow Open
8:00AM-9:30AMBreakfast in Tradeshow
10:30AM-3:00PMExhibitor Move-Out

WEDNESDAY, January 8

 
 

7:00AM-7:00PM

7:30AM-7:00PM


1:00PM-7:00PM


3:00PM-3:30PM


5:00PM-5:30PM


5:30PM-7:00PM

Pre-potato EXPO Meetings

Registration Open

West Registration

tradeshow open

Exhibit Hall A

Solutions for Post-Harvest Challenges

EXPO Stage, Exhibit Hall A

Managing Nematodes from the Grower’s Perspective

EXPO Stage, Exhibit Hall A

Kick-off Reception in tradeshow

Exhibit Hall A

Co-sponsored by

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THURSDAY, January 9

7:00AM-5:00PM


7:30AM-NOON

Registration Open

West Registration

tradeshow open

Exhibit Hall A

7:30AM-9:00AM

 

 

 

 

8:15AM-8:45AM


9:00AM-9:45AM

breakfast in Tradeshow

Exhibit Hall A

Sponsored by

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Growing Global Appetite for Potatoes and Potato Products

EXPO Stage, Exhibit Hall A

general session

Life After Free Trade

Peter ZeihanInternational Politics, Economics, and Energy Expert

Lia Cockrell Theatre

Sponsored by 

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10:00AM-10:45AM

General Session

ADAPT: Overcoming Adversity

Jim Abbott, Legendary MLB Pitcher and Olympic Gold Medalist

Lila Cockrell Theatre

Sponsored by

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NOON-1:30PM

Luncheon: Keynote Speaker

Meet Ben Stein

Ben Stein, Actor, Author, Economist, and Pop Culture Icon

Ballroom C

Sponsored by
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1:30PM-5:00PM


1:30PM-2:30PM

Tradeshow open

Exhibit Hall A

Meet the Researchers at the PAA Potato Research Poster Session

Coordination and selection facilitated by the Potato Association of America. 

Exhibit Hall A

Sponsored by

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1:45PM-2:15PM


2:30PM-5:00PM

Irrigation Technology: The Possibilities and the limits

EXPO Stage, Exhibit Hall A

Breakout Sessions

Chip Breakout

Room 001A

    • The Chip Program's Most Current Information
    • The Future of Variety Development: Utilizing New Technologies
    • Grower & Chipper Panel Discussion 


Fresh Breakout

Room 103A

    • What Will the Consumer Look Like 10 Years from Now, and How Must We Respond?
    • Ethical Audits, Risks, Rewards, and Why They Are Becoming Important
    • Evolving Retail Landscape: What Will it Look Like 10 Years from Now, and How Do We Prepare?


Process Breakout

Room 103B

    • The State of French Fry Purchasing in Restaurants: How We Got Here and Where We Are Headed
    • Chewing the Fats (and Oils)
    • New Variety Development for the Frozen Process Industry: This Time Really is Different
    • How Will Biotechnology Change the Potato Industry?

Sponsored by

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Seed Breakout

Room 001B

    • Bacterial Ring Rot Insanity: Why Do We Expect a Different Result?
    • New Ideas in Seed Certification: Post-Harvest Testing - Viruses, Vectors, and Varieties vs. Timing, Tests, and Transformation
    • New Ideas in Seed Certification: Designating Seed Age
    • Participating in International Seed Potato Markets: Seed Export Opportunities
    • Participating in International Seed Potato Markets: To Export or Not to Export?
    • Participating in International Seed Potato Markets: Finding a Lifeboat in the Sea of Export Red Tape
    • How Biotechnology Will Impact the Seed Industry as a Business 

6:00PM-7:00PM

Networking Receptions

Young Professionals Reception

Room 006A

All POTATO EXPO attendees ages 35 and under are welcome to network with the next generation of potato industry leaders. Sponsored by 

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Women in the Potato Industry Reception

Room 006B

This special reception honors all women working in the potato industry. No RSVP needed – just stop by for a few minutes to meet and greet other women in the industry. Sponsored by 

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Potato Industry Leadership Institute Alumni Reception

Room 006C

Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI) identifies, develops and cultivates new leaders within the industry. Graduates of the annual eight-day program are invited to join their former classmates and alumni at this reception. Sponsored by 

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Potato Political Action Committee (POPAC) Fundraising Reception 

Room 006D

POPAC helps financially support the campaigns of Senators and members of Congress who care about the wellbeing of the potato industry. POPAC’s effectiveness depends on voluntary contributions from growers and industry members who understand the value of strong ongoing relationships with members of Congress. Contributions are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for purposes of federal income taxes. Hosted by 

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7:00PM-9:00PM

Boots & BBQ: A Taste of Texas

Grotto and Lonesome Dove Saloon

Bring your cowboy-sized appetite to our authentic Texas barbeque. Then, grab your partner and hit the dance floor to practice your Texas Two Step or relax in the Lonesome Dove Room to the music of live local bands. 

Admission included with All-Access Pass, Spouse Registration, and Child Registration.

Sponsored by

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FRIDAY, January 10


8:00AM-10:30AM


tradeshow open

Exhibit Hall A

8:00AM-9:30AM





9:00AM-9:30AM



9:45AM-11:00AM

breakfast in Tradeshow

Exhibit Hall A

Sponsored by

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GMO Potatoes Transforming Potato Production: What Role Will Innate™ Play?

EXPO Stage, Exhibit Hall A


General Session

Agriculture: What the World Needs Now More Than Ever

Lowell Catlett, Ph.D., Regents Professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and Extension Economics and the Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University

Lila Cockrell Theatre

Sponsored by 

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11:00AM-10:00PM

Post-potato EXPO MeetingS

 
 
 
 

pre/post MEETINgs


Tuesday, January 7

tuesday, JANUARY 7, 2014         NOON-5:00PM

Combined luncheon: NOON-1:00PM, Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Travis B. Room, 3rd Floor

Meeting: 1:00PM-5:00PM, Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Seguin Room, 4th Floor

Register at www.unitedpotatousa.com/meetings. For more information, contact George Martin at meetings@unitedpotatousa.com or 801.266.5050.


Wednesday, January 8

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014        

Meeting: 8:00AM-12:30PM, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 103

Summit Luncheon: 12:30PM-1:30PM, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom A

A comprehensive analysis of the global and North American potato industry, including: world commodity outlook; U.S. consumption trends; and 2014 planting outlook. No registration fee. Limited Space. Registration required by January 3 at http://www.potatobusinesssummit.com.

For more information, contact info@PotatoBusinessSummit.com or 801.266.5050.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014          7:00AM-10:00AM

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Room, 101A

For more information, contact Chris Voigt at cvoigt@potatoes.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014          7:30AM-11:45AM

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Room, 101B

For more information, contact A.J. Bussan at ajbussan@wisc.edu or 608.262.3519.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014          8:00AM-8:30AM

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 102

For more information, contact Hollee Alexander at hollee@nationalpotatocouncil.org or 202.682.9456.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014          9:30AM-NOON

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 006C

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014          9:00AM-11:54AM

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 102

For more information, contact Matt Lantz at matthewl@bryantchristie.com or 206.292.6340.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014          10:00AM-NOON

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 007A

For more information, contact Stewart Gray at smg3@cornell.edu or 607-255-7844.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014          NOON-5:00PM

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 006AB

For more information, contact David Fairbourn at david.fairbourn@uspotatoes.com or 303-369-7783.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014          1:00PM-5:00PM

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 006D

For more information, contact Sarah Reece at sarah@uspotatoes.com or 303.369.7783.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014          2:00PM-5:00PM

Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Goliad Boardroom, 2nd Floor

For more information, contact Robin Angelo at rangelo@uspotatoes.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014         1:30PM-5:00PM

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 101

Register at www.unitedpotatousa.com/meetings. For more information, contact George Martin at meetings@unitedpotatousa.com or 801.266.5050.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014          5:00PM-7:00PM

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 006D

For more information, contact Sarah Reece at sarah@uspotatoes.com or  303.369.7783.


Friday, January 10

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014          11:30AM- 6:30PM

Grand Hyatt San Antonio

For more information, contact Robin Angelo at rangelo@uspotatoes.com or 303.369.7783.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 10-11, 2014          11:30AM, Jan.10 - 11:30AM, Jan. 11

Grand Hyatt San Antonio, 4th Floor

The 2014 NPC Annual Meeting is your opportunity to connect with grower leaders from across the country to shape public policy positions on issues impacting potato production and distribution. These policies have a real impact on the day-to-day operation of your business--make sure you have a say. To view the agenda and details about the meeting, click here. For more information, contact Hollee Alexander at hollee@nationalpotatocouncil.org or 202.682.9456.

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Saturday, January 11

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 10-11, 2014          11:30AM, Jan.10 - 11:30AM, Jan. 11

Grand Hyatt San Antonio, 4th Floor

The 2014 NPC Annual Meeting is your opportunity to connect with grower leaders from across the country to shape public policy positions on issues impacting potato production and distribution. These policies have a real impact on the day-to-day operation of your business--make sure you have a say. To view the agenda and details about the meeting, click here. For more information, contact Hollee Alexander at hollee@nationalpotatocouncil.org or 202.682.9456.

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a taste of san antonio

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

1:00PM-5:00PM

Cost: $42 per person

Get a real taste for the culinary scene in San Antonio with an insider’s tour of the famed Culinary Institute of America’s San Antonio campus. The CIA San Antonio is a welcoming community of students, instructors, and alumni who have a deep commitment to the culinary arts and a kinship with those who practice them. Founded in 1946, the CIA is an independent, not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and culinary science, as well as certificate programs. Set among restored 19th century buildings once part of the Pearl Brewery, the CIA San Antonio campus is as diverse as the culinary world itself. Located on the San Antonio River just north of downtown, the 20-acre Pearl Brewery site is developing into an exciting center that will be filled with cafés, schools, lofts, services, and events. The CIA classrooms and kitchens are state-of-the-art and dedicated to real-world experiences, creating an ideal setting for learning.

Next will be a stop at the border-style El Mercado or Mexican Market. Serving as a hub of commerce years ago, the Historic Market Square, as it has become known, has retained much of its charm of the past. Its quaint shops offer local crafts, art, clothing and food.  Two indoor markets are filled to the brim with vendors. 

 

Strolling in san antonio

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

7:30AM-8:30AM

Cost: $15 per person

Join us bright and early for fresh air, historical sites, and good fellowship along America’s unique waterway, the Paseo del Rio. You will be guided along the famous and historical "horseshoe bend" of the Riverwalk. The area is typically bustling with people, but today you will have it nearly to yourself as an "early bird." Then it is street level for a bit of sidewalk cruising and perusing. The beautifully appointed buildings of our skyscape are notable, thanks to the work of the ladies of the Conservation Society. Their passion for preservation and conservation has created a truly unparalleled downtown community. This is a great opportunity to get to know our Riverwalk and get in that exercise!


shop till you drop in san marcos

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

9:30AM-3:30PM

Cost: $46 per person

If shopping is your bag, this tour is for you. Join fellow shopper enthusiasts for a 45-minute ride to the Prime Outlets at San Marcos for an exciting day of shopping! Prime Outlets at San Marcos is legendary among outlet centers, located between Austin and San Antonio. The center's inviting landscaping and hacienda-style architecture make shopping in more than 115 of the nation's most famous name brand outlets a real treat. We will spend the day shopping and guests will enjoy lunch on their own at one of the 15 restaurants in the center. 

Whether you are shopping for shoes, clothes, the perfect wedding gift or a treasure, you are sure to find it here! Upon arrival, we will stop by the Welcome Center where each guest will be given a map of the property to help them make the most of their excursion.

Prime Outlets at San Marcos was recently ranked the 3rd Best Place to Shop in the world as seen on ABC's "The View." And it's no wonder with brands such as Neiman Marcus Last Call Clearance Center, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Restoration Hardware, Bebe O, Furla, Pottery Barn Outlet, Crate & Barrel, Hugo Boss Factory Store, Zegna Outlet, and many more. 

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