“We are excited about the breadth of experience and depth of knowledge that the speakers at this year’s Summit bring to our audience,” says Cliff Becker, Vice President and Publishing Director at Food Systems 360 and current chair of the Alliance. “Expanding the new—more participatory — format that our attendees raved about last year, will further allow Summit participants to enhance the customer-supplier networks that are becoming ever-more critical to all food chain participants.”
The program was finalized only after extensive input from food and agriculture stakeholders and will allow participants to develop strategies and relationships that will be of immediate value. Though surveys from previous Stakeholder Summits typically received near 100% satisfaction from participants, we consider it our obligation to continually improve the take-away benefits we offer.
The Summit is targeted at decision-makers in management, production, policy and communication of companies and organizations involved in the food chain — including restaurants, grocery stores, farms, ranches, feedlots, processors of meat, milk and eggs and all others who are part of the global food chain. “Our goal is to provide attendees with the insight and information to successfully meet future challenges,” says Johnson-Smith.
For registration by March 10, 2008, the cost for attendance is $325 per person for Alliance members. After March 10, the cost is $375. For nonmembers, the registration fee is $375 prior to March 10, 2008, and then $425. Again in 2008, the Alliance will offer a special rate of $275 per person or $325 after March 10 for those in government or academia. Registration includes one reception, continental breakfast each day, lunch on Tuesday and a copy of the Summit Proceedings.
Hotel accommodations can be made with the Sheraton Crystal City for the special rate of $229 single/double. Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel by March 10, 2008 under the Animal Ag Alliance Summit block to receive this special rate. Call 1-888-627-8209.
Complete Summit registration and hotel information is available and can be made securely via the Alliance website at www.animalagalliance.org.
All registrations must be submitted in advance of the conference. For additional information regarding the Summit, contact the Animal Agriculture Alliance at (703) 562-5160 or by e-mail at email@example.com.