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A must-attend event for
decision makers in the protein industry.

Network, build camaraderie, and stimulate professional business thinking with peers in the poultry, egg and red meat industry. Expand your knowledge through industry-related topics, market analytics, sales and marketing sessions.

    Join lectures from motivational, political, and economic speakers which have included:
  • Sally Smith, President & CEO, Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
  • Randy Day, CEO, Perdue Farms
  • John W. Chidsey, formerly President of Burger King Corp., NA
  • Dinesh D'Souza, Political Commentator and Author

For Sponsorship Opportunities:

Please email Frank Scancarella at
events@urnerbarry.com



Sponsorship of the Executive Conference gives your organization unrivaled visibility to the protein industry’s most influential members and decision makers.

Sponsors benefit from onsite exposure and notoriety throughout the event. They have the ability to distribute marketing collateral and branded gifts to attendees. Their logos appear on signage before, during, and after the conference.

They also receive the benefit of exposure on Urner Barry’s suite of online services, garnering the attention of more than 16,000 members of the protein industry.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Click HERE for PDF Schedule

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  • Eggs
  • Poultry/Meat
  • Seafood
    • 28
      April
    • REGISTRATION

    • 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      Desk #3
    • 28
      April
    • WELCOME RECEPTION

    • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
      Fountain Terrace Pool
      (Back up Da Vinci 1-4)
    • 29
      Apr
    • BREAKFAST

    • 7:30-8:30 a.m.
      Tower Ballroom 3,5,8
    • 29
      Apr
    • OPENING CEREMONY

    • 8:30-8:45 a.m.
      Tower Ballroom 1,2,4,6,7
    • 29
      Apr
    • Michael Sansolo -
      Retail Food Industry Consultant

    • 8:45-10.00 a.m.
      Tower Ballroom 1,2,4,6,7
    • 29
      Apr
    • PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARDS

    • 10.00-10:30 a.m.
      Tower Ballroom 1,2,4,6,7
    • 29
      Apr
    • COFFEE BREAK

    • 10:30-10:45 a.m.
      Tower Ballroom 3,5,8
    • 29
      Apr
    • Keynote - Rob Lynch, President, Arby's Restaurant Group

    • 10:45-11:45 a.m.
      Tower Ballroom 1,2,4,6,7
    • 29
      Apr
    • GOLF OUTING

    • 12:00 p.m.
      Bali Hai Golf Course
      Depart from South Tour Lobby
    • 29
      Apr
    • COCKTAIL PARTY / GOLF AWARDS

    • 7:00-9:30 p.m.
      Hyde Nightclub
    • 30
      Apr
    • BREAKFAST

    • 7:30-8:30 a.m.
      Tower Ballroom 3,5,8
    • 30
      Apr
    • Dr. David Kohl -
      Agriculture Today: It Is What It Is… What Should We Do About It?

    • 8:30-10:00 a.m.
      Tower Ballroom 1,2,4,6,7
    • 30
      Apr
    • Scott Zimmerman -
      How Government Regulations and Voluntary Standards are Changing Seafood Trade in the U.S.

    • 8:30-9:15 a.m.
      Location TBA
    • 30
      Apr
    • COFFEE BREAK

    • 10:00-10:15 a.m.
      Tower Ballroom 3,5,8
    • 30
      Apr
    • Expert Panel -
      Seafood Import Montioring Program ("SIMP") Updates

    • 9:15-10:00 a.m.
      Location TBA
    • 30
      Apr
    • Alyssa Rebensdorf -
      Plant-based Meat Alternatives and Cell-based Meat Products: Consumer Trends, Regulatory Implications

    • 10:15-10:45 a.m.
      Tower Ballroom 1,2,4,6,7
    • 30
      Apr
    • Corey Norton -
      Are Federal Laws Making Life Easier at the Border?

    • 10:00-10:45 a.m.
      Location TBA
    • 30
      Apr
    • Damian Mason

    • 10:45-11:45 a.m.
      Tower Ballroom 1,2,4,6,7
    • 30
      Apr
    • Lunch

    • 11:45-1:00 p.m.
      Tower Ballroom 3,5,8
    • 30
      Apr
    • Steve Sands -
      Product Differentiation Through Branding and Transparency

    • 1:00-2:00 p.m.
      Tower Ballroom 3,5,8
    • 30
      Apr
    • Jonathan Lieberman -
      An Automated United States Customs Department: Are Your Supply Chain Practices on the Cutting Edge?

    • 1:00-2:00 p.m.
      Location TBA
    • 30
      Apr
    • Sarah Schmansky -
      The Continued Evolution of Retail Foodservice

    • 2:00-3:00 p.m.
      Tower 1,2,4,6,7
    • 30
      Apr
    • Michael Lieberman -
      Insurance Options and Risk Management for Seafood Importers

    • 2:00-3:00 p.m.
      Location TBA
    • 30
      Apr
    • COFFEE BREAK

    • 3:00-3:15 p.m.
      Tower Ballroom 3,5,8
    • 30
      Apr
    • Reporter Roundtable

    • 3:15-5:00 p.m.
      Tower 1,2,4,6,7
    • 30
      Apr
    • REPORTER ROUNDTABLE

    • 3:15-5:00 p.m.
      Location TBA
    • 30
      Apr
    • Scott Zimmerman -
      Quality Assurance and Control for the Seafood Supply Chain

    • 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
      Location TBA
    • 30
      Apr
    • Expert Panel Addressing Questions on All Presented Compliance Topics

    • 4:00-5:00 p.m.
      Location TBA
    • 30
      Apr
    • Closing Cocktail Party

    • 5:00-7:00 p.m.
      Fountain Terrace Pools

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Rob Lynch

President, Arby's

Rob Lynch

ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS

The Executive Conference is expanding this year!

Seafood Import Workshop is integrated into the conference for the first time.


On Tuesday, April 30, join Seafood Import Workshop speakers Scott Zimmerman (CEO and Founder of Safe Quality Seafood Associates), Corey L. Norton (Thai Union’s Group Counsel for Responsible Sourcing), Michael Lieberman (Foa & Son Insurance Broker) and Jonathan Lieberman (Customs Broker and Director of Operations for New York Customs Brokers) as they discuss a range of import-related topics.

Over 400 executives from the most instrumental protein companies

Who attends?

Over 400 of the highest-level executives from the most instrumental companies in the protein industry and their spouses attend the event each year. The attendee list is comprised of the c-suite, VP, director, and management level members of these organizations. They are the producers, processors, buyers, brokers, and association members that have the biggest impact on the marketplace in the US and around the world. We also host select allied attendees who sponsor the event.

Why should you attend?

The Executive Conference is the must-attend show of the year in the protein industry. It offers a one-of-a-kind networking experience with the key decision makers in the marketplace. The speakers are unmatched and uniquely cover the most impactful topics with unparalleled perspective. The venues are top-notch, rotating through the best resorts Las Vegas has to offer. Simply put, there is no event quite like Urner Barry’s Executive Conference, and that is clear in our attendance, with our guests returning year after year.

What topics are covered?

The Executive Conference’s agenda is littered with sessions focusing on the most pressing industry topics, trends, and concerns. Speakers have included CEOs of fortune 500 companies, political figures, motivational speakers, consumer trends analysts, global trade experts, analysts covering key inputs, and of course, Urner Barry’s own market reporters. This unique blend of perspective gives attendees a full and complete picture of the marketplace. Our guests come with questions and leave with answers.

Why should I sponsor?

Sponsorship of the Executive Conference gives your organization unrivaled visibility to the protein industry’s most influential members and decision makers. Sponsors benefit from onsite exposure and notoriety throughout the event. They have the ability to distribute marketing collateral and branded gifts to attendees. Their logos appear on signage before, during, and after the conference. They also receive the benefit of exposure on Urner Barry’s suite of online services, garnering the attention of more than 16,000 members of the protein industry.
For more information, please email Lynn Dekovitch at events@urnerbarry.com