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SHAPING A BETTER BUSINESS FUTURE

September 8-10, 2014 www.unitedfresh.org

LABOR & IMMIGRATION

FOOD SAFETY

NUTRITION


The Washington Conference is the only annual event where the produce industry’s most prominent and influential executives gather for strategic, face-to-face dialogue with key members of Congress, their staff and top regulatory officials. You know what challenges are facing your business, and at this year’s conference, you’ll have the chance to learn more about each topic with targeted education and advice from top policy experts. Join your colleagues in Washington to make a real difference on produce industry priorities and shape a better business future!

REGISTER TODAY! www.unitedfresh.org or 202-303-3400


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Rising Leaders Seminar (Application Required) NEW

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

New Member & First-Time Attendee Welcome

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Washington Conference Opening Party NEW Rooftop Terrace, Charlie Palmer Steak 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Leadership Alumni Organization Dinner (Invitation Only)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Opening General Session Breakfast

9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Connecting Policy Issues to Your Business Education Sessions

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

General Session Luncheon

2:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. March on Capitol Hill: U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Meetings 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fresh Festival on Capitol Hill 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. United FreshPAC Reception & Dinner (Ticketed Event) Capitol Hill Club

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

General Session Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. United Fresh Forum at U.S. Food and Drug Administration 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. March on Capitol Hill: U.S. Senate Congressional Meetings Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Closing Luncheon and General Session: An Insider’s Look at the 2014 Elections

2:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Post Conference Tour (Ticketed Event) NEW USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center Tour & Briefing Schedule as of May 12, 2014

HYATT REGENCY WASHINGTON ON CAPITOL HILL Official Washington Conference Headquarters Hotel

Discover this historic city at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Enjoy easy access to all the attractions of our nation’s capital from the ideal location in the heart of this popular downtown neighborhood. Walk to Capitol Hill, Smithsonian Museums and the National Mall, tour government centers, visit monuments and museums - all just minutes from the hotel. Reserve your room online at our special discounted rate!

REGISTER TODAY! www.unitedfresh.org or 202-303-3400


RISING LEADER SEMINAR · NEW

OPENING PARTY · NEW

Take your career to the next level with this new event designed for up and coming produce industry leaders. Gain knowledge about the legislative and regulatory process that will help advance your career and enhance your business while networking with the best and brightest in the produce industry! Space is limited. Approval from supervisor and Washington Conference registration required to attend.

Kick off an exciting week in our nation’s capital at The Washington Conference Opening Party! Enjoy one of the best vantage points in the city, the Rooftop Terrace of Charlie Palmer Steak, while networking with produce industry friends and partners. This is the perfect place to catch up with colleagues and prepare for your week ahead in D.C.

SHAPING A BETTER FRESH FESTIVAL ON CAPITOL HILL HEAR FROM KEY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND TOP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS

UNITED FRESHPAC RECEPTION & DINNER

FDA BRIEFIN

Debbie Stabenow Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman


BUSINESS EDUCATION SESSIONS CONGRESSIONAL MEETINGS Prepare for your March on Capitol Hill with United’s personalized educational experience that focuses on the top issues and opportunities for the fresh produce industry. In each session, policy experts will discuss how these issues affect you and your business.

Be a part of the largest grassroots effort of the fresh produce industry! Make your voice heard with two days of meetings with Congressional offices focusing on the produce industry’s goals and priorities. Teams will participate in individualized meetings with elected officials and their staff in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

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POST CONFERENCE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH TOUR

AN INSIDER’S LOOK AT THE 2014 ELECTION

Tom Vilsack

Bob Goodlatte

Secretary of Agriculture

House Judiciary Committee Chairman


1901 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, #1100 Washington, DC 20006 202-303-3400

September 8-10, 2014 Shaping a Better Business Future

REGISTER TODAY! www.unitedfresh.org


The 2014 Washington Conference