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Preliminary Schedule

**Schedule subject to change. Please consult final program.**

Monday, October 28

12:30 – 2:30 pm International Trade Committee Meeting & Lunch
2:30 – 4:30 pm Corn Milling Division Member Business Meeting
Oat Milling Division Member Business Meeting
4:30 – 5:00 pm New Member Reception
5:00 – 6:30 pm President’s Reception
Dinner on your own
 7:00 pm Executive Committee Member Dinner
Corn Milling Division Member Dinner

Tuesday, October 29

7:30 – 10:00 am General Session I & Continental Breakfast
Chairman’s Remarks
James M. Meyer, Italgrani U.S.A., Inc.
President’s Remarks
James A. McCarthy
Assessing Your Corporate Social Program
Paul Klein, President and Founder, Impakt
Paul has helped Fortune 500 companies and other large corporations including DeBeers, Home Depot, McKesson, Nestle-Purina, National Bank, Petro-Canada, Pfizer, RONA, Shoppers Drug Mart, SNC-Lavalin, Starbucks, sanofi-aventis, and 3M to assess and improve the value of their social programs. Paul has also helped many leading non-profit organizations to understand their social purpose and build shared value partnerships with corporations.
Sustainability Panel
The carbon footprint of grain foods has been a hot topic within the sustainability world for the last couple years. As strategic suppliers into the branded food industry, millers are being asked more frequently to quantify the steps taken to become more sustainable. The panel will discuss how the industry can:

  • Quantify the steps taken to become more sustainable.
  • Report sustainable achievements and still retain the savings produced from them.
  • Capture data from suppliers that can be provided to customers.
Moderator:  Gary H. Baise, Principal Attorney, OFW Law
Panel Members:
Earl Dotson, CEO, Validus Services
Validus Services is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company dedicated to socially responsible practices in on-farm production. Certification from Validus Services allows consumers to easily identify products that meet their animal welfare, environmental and food safety criteria.
Fred W. Luckey, Chairman, Field to Market, The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
Field To Market is a diverse alliance working to create opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality, and human well-being. The group provides collaborative leadership that is engaged in industry-wide dialogue, grounded in science, and open to the full range of technology choices.
Rasma I. Zvaners, Policy Director, American Bakers Association
NAMA has partnered with the American Bakers Association and the National Association of Wheat Growers to provide meaningful data to large food manufacturers and mega-retailers that measure performance against their sustainability goals.
Consumer Education
Fight BAC!
Shelley Feist, Executive Director, Partnership for Food Safety Education
Fight BAC! is the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) public relations campaign to educate consumers about safe food handling and preparation. PFSE was formed as a response to the report, “Putting the Food Handling Issue on the Table: The Pressing Need for Food Safety Education.” NAMA is a member of the partnership.
Using Science and Bloggers to Promote Grain-Based Foods
Christine M. Cochran, Executive Director, Grain Foods Foundation
Americans have been inundated with often conflicting and sometimes suspect nutritional advice. The Grain Foods Foundation, of which NAMA is a founding member, works with its Scientific Advisory Board and bloggers to give consumers the fact-based information they need and to promote a common sense approach to including grains in a healthy diet.
Pasta Fits
Alexandra Smith Ozerkis, Senior Account Supervisor, Kellen Communications
Pasta Fits is the public relations campaign of the National Pasta Association. The campaign promotes pasta by showing consumers how to include pasta in a healthy diet.
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Spouse/Guest Program
Tour of National Gallery of Art West Building
10:15 am – 12:15 pm Board of Directors Meeting
 12:15 – 12:45 pm Milling and Associate Member Networking Lunch
Lunch Speaker: Fred W. Luckey, Chairman, Field to Market, The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
 12:45 – 1:15 pm Associate Member Meeting
 1:15 – 4:00 pm Choice of three options:
Option 1
Meet individually with your Congressional representative (NAMA can assist with making your appointment)
Option 2
Join other millers in meetings with a regulatory agency or Congressional Agriculture Committee (Choose up to two)

  1. Food Aid Programs
  2. Food Safety Regulations
  3. Federal Nutrition Policy
  4. Agriculture Policy Discussion with Agriculture Committee
Option 3
Tour U.S. Capitol, Senate and House Chambers (for members, spouses and guests)
 6:00 pm Reception and Dinner at the Mt. Vernon Inn
Sponsored by the Associate Members

Wednesday, October 30

7:45 – 8:15 am Member Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am General Session II
The Corn-Wheat Connection

Food Safety and Feed

Grain Foods and U.S. Nutrition Policies

  • Lee Sanders, Senior Vice President Government Relations and Public Affairs, American Bakers Association
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Executive Committee Member Meeting & Lunch
Afternoon Departures


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