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Tuesday, September 24th

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception in Trade Show              

Wednesday, September 25th

8:30 - 8:45 AM

Conference Welcome Remarks

  • Duane Ekedahl, President, PFI, Washington, DC 
  • Randy Gordon, President, NGFA, Washington DC

8:45 - 10:00 AM

Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Animal Feed and Pet Food - Key Takeaways and Issues – Industry and Legal Counsel Panel Discussion:

  • Moderator: Pat Tovey, Director, Technology and Regulatory  Compliance, PFI
  • NGFA Panelists: Jan Campbell, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC, St. Louis, MO; Matt Frederking, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Ralco Nutrition Inc., Marshall, MN; David Fairfield, Vice President, Feed Services, NGFA, Atlantic, IA
  • PFI Panelists: Jill Franks, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Mars Petcare US, Inc.; Jason Vickers, Section Head, Global Product Stewardship, P&G Pet Care; Peter Tabor, Vice President, Regulatory and International Affairs, PFI, Washington, DC
  • Closing Thoughts and Observations: Brian Waldman, Partner, Arent Fox, Washington, DC
10:00 - 10:30 AM


 10:30 -11:10 AM

The Case for Added Transparency in Industry

  • Andy Vance, Staff Editor, Markets & Economics, Feedstuffs, Minneapolis, MN [presentation not available]

 11:10 - 11:30 AM

AAFCO Priorities for 2014 and Beyond

  • Robert Waltz, Immediate Past President, Association of American Feed Control Officials, West Lafayette, IN [download now]

 11:30 - 12:15 PM

FDA's Feed and Pet Food Agenda for 2014

  • Dr. Daniel G. McChesney, Director, Office of Surveillance and Compliance, Rockville, MD [download now]
12:15 - 1:45 PM 

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:45 - 2:30 PM

Sourcing Ingredients and Raw Materials – Ensuring Safety and Quality

  • Dr. Ben Warren, Director, Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs, Land O’Lakes Purina Animal Nutrition, Shoreview, MN [download now]

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance - Training and Guidance to Comply with Animal Feed/Pet Food Preventive Controls

  • David Fairfield, Vice President, Feed Services, NGFA, Atlantic, IA [download now]
3:00 - 3:30 PM


3:30 - 4:00 PM

Grains and Oilseeds Market Update

  • Max Fisher, Director of Economics and Government Relations, NGFA, Washington, DC [download now]

4:00 - 5:00 PM

GMOs - What Broader Initiatives Could Take Hold?

  • Dr. Cathleen Enright, Executive Vice President for Food and Agriculture, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) [download now]
5:00 - 6:30 PM

Reception in Trade Show              

Thursday, September 26th

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45 PM

What's Next in Washington

  • James Wiesemeyer, Senior Vice President, Informa Economics, Ashburn, VA [download now]

8:45 - 10:10 AM

Challenges and Future Prospects of Key Animal Agricultural Customers and Ingredient Suppliers – A Discussion with the Poultry, Pork and Rendering Sectors

  • Dr. Howard Hill, President-Elect, National Pork Producers Council, Cambridge, IA [download now]
  • Dr. Ashley Peterson, Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, National Chicken Council, Washington, DC [download now]
  • Dr. David Meeker, Vice President, Scientific Services, National Renderers Association, Alexandria, VA [download now]

10:10 - 11:00 AM

International Trade – Then and Now

  • Karil Kochenderfer, Principal, LINKAGES - Global Trade, Government and Public Affairs, Washington, DC [download now]

11:00 AM

Conference Adjourns
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