POTATO EXPO SCHEDULE

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TUESDAY, January 6
2:00PM-6:00PMRegistration Open
WEDNESDAY, January 7
7:30AM-7:00PM Registration Open
1:00PM-7:00PM Trade Show Open
4:30PM-5:15PMOpening Session
5:30PM-7:00PM Kick-off Reception in Trade Show
THURSDAY, January 8
7:00AM-5:00PM Registration Open
8:00AM-Noon Trade Show Open
8:00AM-9:00AM Breakfast in Trade Show
9:00AM-9:45AMGeneral Session: Kelly McDonald
10:30AM-11:00AMEXPO Stage Session
Noon-1:30PM Luncheon: Keynote Speaker, Chris Wallace
1:30PM-5:00PM Trade Show Open
1:30PM-2:30PMMeet the Researchers at the Poster Session
2:00PM-2:30PMEXPO Stage Session
2:30PM-5:00PM Breakout Sessions
5:00PM-6:30PM Networking Receptions
6:30PM-9:00PM Special Event: Plumtackee, Florida Hootenanny Hangout!
FRIDAY, January 9
8:00AM-9:30AM Breakfast General Session: Mark Lynas
9:30AM-11:30AMTrade Show Open
10:00AM-9:45AMClosing Session: Big Trends in Agriculture: What Ag Will Look Like in 2045

TRADE SHOW HOURS

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

WEDNESDAY, January 7

 
 

7:00AM-5:00PM

7:30AM-7:00PM


1:00PM-7:00PM


4:30PM-5:15PM















5:30PM-7:00PM

Pre-potato EXPO Meetings

Registration Open

Panzacola Registration

trade show open

Sebastian Ballroom

opening session

Six Things You Need to Know About Potato Export Opportunities in the New Global Supermarket

Matthew Tripodi, Government & Trade Relations Manager, Euromonitor International

EXPO Stage, Sebastian Ballroom

Total potato exports for the U.S. neared $1.8 billion last season, representing expansion of nearly $600 million in just four seasons – and there is much more to come. Global demand for U.S. agricultural products has never been higher, and the U.S. potato industry is benefiting. This must-see presentation will introduce the “New Global Supermarket;” highlight global market dynamics; key trends, forecasts, and consumption patterns; U.S. potato and potato product export performance; and major opportunities (and threats) to capture growth and expand your business. Don’t miss this chance to interact with Matthew Tripodi, international trade professional at Euromonitor International, the world’s leading strategic consumer insights company. Tripodi promises a compelling look at the world to inspire your export success.

Sponsored by: 

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Kick-off Reception in trade show

Sebastian Ballroom

Sponsored by:

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THURSDAY, January 8

7:00AM-5:00PM


8:00AM-NOON

Registration Open

Panzacola Registration

trade show open

Sebastian Ballroom

8:00AM-9:00AM


9:00AM-10:00AM

breakfast in Trade show

Sebastian Ballroom

general session

How to Market to People Who Are Not Like You: The New Market Segmentation

Kelly McDonald, Multicultural Marketing and Business Trends Expert

Gatlin Ballroom AB

Kelly McDonald is a nationally recognized marketing expert who has a deep specialization in multicultural marketing and business trends. McDonald will share her marketing insights and teach strategies and tactics for cultivating diverse consumers. She notes that diversity comes in many forms, and that gender, race, age, lifestage, and hobbies or special interests are all ways in which people's differences are recognized. By recognizing these differences and tailoring products, messages, or marketing efforts to reflect consumers' uniqueness, McDonald will discuss how potato industry members can validate the importance of a consumer group to reach more audiences.

Sponsored by:

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10:30AM-11:00AM

expo stage Session

EXPO Stage: Sebastian Ballroom

NOON-1:30PM

Luncheon: Keynote Speaker

An Insider's Look at Politics, the White House, and the Future of America

Chris Wallace, Veteran Journalist and Host of Fox News Sunday

Gatlin Ballroom AB

Few journalists in the nation’s capital know the American political system like Chris Wallace, a three-time Emmy award-winning anchor for FOX News. Wallace will handicap the mid-term congressional and gubernatorial elections, what it might mean for the remainder of President Obama’s second term, and provide insight and a historian’s perspective into the race for the White House in 2016. He will provide you a behind the -the-scenes anecdotes about Washington and the role of the media in the national dialogue. 

Sponsored by: 
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1:30PM-5:00PM

 

1:30PM-2:30PM

Trade show open

Sebastian Ballroom

Meet the Researchers at the Poster Session

Sebastian Ballroom Foyer

2:00PM-2:30PM


2:30PM-5:00PM

expo stage Session

EXPO Stage, Sebastian Ballroom

Breakout Sessions

Chip Breakout

Panzacola H3/4


Fresh Breakout

Panzacola H1/2


Process Breakout

Panzacola F3/4


Seed Breakout

Panzacola F1/2

5:00PM-6:30PM

Networking Receptions

Young Professionals Reception

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

Women in the Potato Industry Reception

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. 

Potato Industry Leadership Institute Alumni Reception

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.

 

6:30PM-9:00PM

Special Event: Plumtackee, Florida Hootenanny Hangout!

Gatlin Terrace

Way back, deep in the “bayou savage” of the Florida swamps is assembled our little mythical settlement, Plumtackee. Join friends and colleagues for a whimsical night full of great music, cold beverages, and regional foods, and definitely a lot of laughs! So, grab a stool, find a spot on the front porch....and experience life in  Plumtackee, FL, at the Hootenanny Hangout!

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

Sponsored by:

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FRIDAY, January 9

8:00AM-9:30AM

Breakfast general session

Climate Change, Nuclear Power, and GMO … What Does Science Tell Us?

Mark Lynas, Author and Advisor on Climate Change, Biotechnology, and Nuclear Power

Gatlin Ballroom AB

Mark Lynas was born in Fiji, grew up in Peru and the United Kingdom and currently lives in Oxford, England. He is an environmental activist who has published extensively on the impacts of modern human activity on the earth. His books Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet and The God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans are often quoted during climate change discussions. He is also dedicated to honestly bringing science to the discussion about causes and solutions of the world’s environmental problems. He is committed to science-based solutions that will aid our ability to preserve both people and planet. Lynas champions science based environmentalism and is quick to criticize “anti-science environmentalism.” His ideas on the application of science to issues like nuclear power and GMO food production have caused shock waves through the environmental community.   

Sponsored by:

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9:30AM-11:30AM

 

10:00AM-10:45AM


Trade show Open

Sebastian Ballroom 

Closing Session

Big Trends in Agriculture: What Ag Will Look Like in 2045

Jim Carroll, Agricultural Futurist, Trends, and Innovation Expert

EXPO Stage, Sebastian Ballroom

No POTATO EXPO would be complete without a look ahead at big future trends in agriculture. Jim Carroll, an agricultural futurist and innovation expert, will look into his crystal ball and predict what agriculture will be like in 2045. Whether it's driverless tractors, weed-zapping robots, or data-transmitting crops, Carroll will forecast what farms might be like 30 years from now and encourage the potato industry to embrace high-velocity innovation heroes. Carroll is recognized worldwide as a “thought leader” and authority on: global trends; rapid business model change; business transformation in a period of economic uncertainty; and the necessity for fast paced innovation. You will not want to miss his predictions.

Sponsored by:

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11:00AM-10:00PM

Post-potato EXPO MeetingS

 
 
 
 

pre/post MEETINgs


Tuesday, January 6

tuesday, JANUARY 6, 2015         7:30AM-NOON

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

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

tuesday, JANUARY 6, 2015         NOON-1:00PM

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

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

tuesday, JANUARY 6, 2015         1:00PM-6:00PM

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

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

tuesday, JANUARY 6, 2015         1:00PM-6:00PM

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

tuesday, JANUARY 6, 2015         10:00AM-4:00PM

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD


Wednesday, January 7

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015        

Continental Breakfast: 7:30AM-8:00AM, Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

Potato Business Summit: 8:00AM-NOON, Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

Luncheon: NOON-1:00PM, Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

A comprehensive analysis of the global and North American potato industry, including: world commodity outlook; U.S. consumption trends; and 2015 planting outlook. No registration fee. Limited Space. Registration required by December 19 at http://www.PotatoBusinessSummit.com.

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

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015          7:00AM-10:00AM

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

For more information, contact Travis Blacker at (208) 360-9560 or travis.blacker@potato.idaho.gov

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015          7:30AM-9:30AM

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

For more information, contact Paul Bethke at pbethke@wisc.edu or 608.890.1165.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015          8:00AM-9:00AM

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015          9:30AM-NOON

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

For more information, contact David Walsh at 703-836-4500 ext. 213 or dwalsh@sfa.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015          10:00AM-NOON

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015          10:00AM-NOON

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015          NOON-5:00PM

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015          1:00PM-5:00PM

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015         1:30PM-5:30PM

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015          2:00PM-5:00PM

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

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


Friday, January 9

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 9-10, 2015          1:00PM, Jan.9 - 11:30AM, Jan. 10

Rosen Shingle Creek, Rooms TBD

The 2015 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 10

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015          7:30AM-11:00PM

Rosen Shingle Creek, Room TBD

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

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 9-10, 2015          1:00PM, Jan.9 - 11:30AM, Jan. 10

Rosen Shingle Creek, Rooms TBD

The 2015 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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WINTER PARK CULTURAL TOUR

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

9:00AM-3:00PM

Cost: $96 per person

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Downtown Winter Park’s charm is magnified in its details: hidden gardens and side streets that are home to unique stores, a farmer’s market that attracts both locals and visitors alike each Saturday morning, and festive parades that make the seasons. Running through the heart of Winter Park is Park Avenue. Bordered by a shady park that plays host to concerts and art festivals, Park Avenue is home to one-of-a-kind boutiques and well-known shops, sidewalk cafés, as well as world-renowned art collections in the area’s museums. Often called “Little Europe,” Park Avenue is a year-round destination that is sure to charm visitors of all ages. Take the Scenic Boat Tour that cruises canals between the city’s lakes overlooking the area’s most prestigious homes. The relaxing, narrated, one hour, 12 mile cruise through the beautiful lakes and canals is really the only way to see the true beauty of Winter Park which includes Rollins College, Kraft Azalea Gardens, Isle of Sicily, tropical birds, plants, flowers and magnificent mansions.

Following the boat tour, enjoy a leisurely stroll down Park Avenue to the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. The Morse Museum houses the most comprehensive collection Louis Comfort Tiffany’s works found anywhere, a major collection of American art pottery and representative collections of late-19th and early-20th century American paintings, graphics and decorative arts. Spend the remainder of your day shopping on Park Avenue.

 

learn the ancient art of sushi & rolling techniques

Thursday, January 8, 2015

10:00AM-11:30AM

Cost: $85 per person

Learn the ancient art of sushi, including proper rice cooking and ingredient selection. You will also learn the techniques required to roll some of the standards such as the Veggie Roll, California Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll and the Rosen Shingle Creek Specialty House Rosen Roll. During the demonstration you will get to enjoy a selection of flavored teas and taste test sushi samples. Don’t miss this fun adventure where you can meet new friends, spend time with old friends, learn something new, and have a fun time!

 

PREMIUM OUTLET MALL EXCURSION – VINELAND Ave

Thursday, January 8, 2015

1:45PM-5:00PM

Cost: $35 per person

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Enjoy the opportunity to find outlet stores from the most sought-after designer labels at factory-direct prices. Orlando Premium Outlets caters to upscale value-minded shoppers from all over the world. A sophisticated combination of quality designer brands, significant savings, and an architecturally-themed Mediterranean village setting offers the best of what you look for in a shopping destination. Some of the retailers located at Orlando Premium Outlets include Anne Klein, Barneys New York Outlet, OshKosh B’Gosh, Tommy Hilfiger, Reebok, Samsonite, and Timberland. A variety of food vendors are also located here including JR Steakery, Max Orient, and Starbucks.

 

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