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NMPF’s Joint Annual Meeting Starts at End of October

October 6, 2016

In less than four weeks, hundreds of dairy industry stakeholders will descend upon Nashville, Tenn., from October 31-November 2, for NMPF’s Joint Annual Meeting. National Milk joins the National Dairy Board and United Dairy Industry Association in sharing the dairy sector’s accomplishments and challenges.  Register here to attend the meeting.

NMPF Chairman Randy Mooney and President and CEO Jim Mulhern will return to the stage this year. Both will discuss successes celebrated by the organization in the 100 years since its founding and highlight the priority issues for NMPF in the coming year. Joining them that same day will be Rick Smith, President and CEO of Dairy Farmers of America and chairman of the board of the Global Dairy Platform. Smith will discuss the important role that GDP plays in helping dairy companies align their messages and activities to emphasize the nutritional value of dairy foods.

Attendees will also hear from two exciting keynote speakers will be presenting at this year’s event, the 100th year of NMPF’s founding. Stuart Rothenberg, a leading political analyst, will share his humorous and captivating thoughts about the likely outcome of this year’s historic presidential election, and what’s at stake for the dairy industry. Nina Teicholz will discuss how her research and book, “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet,” has upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat and challenged the very core of nutrition policy. Leigh Anne Tuohy, the inspirational subject from the real-life story and movie, “The Blind Side,” will speak at the event’s closing luncheon about recognizing the full potential of individuals in their communities.

Other noted industry leaders making an appearance are Chris Policinski, President and CEO of Land O’Lakes, Mike Haddad, President and CEO of Schreiber Foods, and Enrique Ramirez, Global CFO of Pizza Hut, among others.  

And finally, the Dairy Bar returns this year, featuring samples from familiar brands like Domino’s and Pizza Hut. The banquet entertainers will be The Last Bandoleros, a high-energy country-rock group.

For more information on the schedule, hotel accommodations and more, click here.