Annual Meeting & Conference


Date & Time: September 18 & 19, 2016
Location: The George Washington Hotel
Registration: Register here!

Why Should You Attend?

  • This exclusive two-day event is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow industry members and celebrate the industries we cherish, Agriculture and Forestry
  • Attendees will have the chance to hear from important policy makers, such as newly appointed Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, Basil Gooden
  • Attendees will learn about a variety of topics related to agribusiness from some of the state's top industry leaders
  • The Council's "Agribusiness of the Year Award" winner will be presented

Schedule

Sunday, September 18, 2016
The George Washington
103 E. Piccadilly St.; Winchester, VA 22601
  • 6:00 pm - Kick-Off/Welcome Dinner
 
Monday, September 19, 2016
Annual Meeting & Conference
The George Washington
103 E. Piccadilly St.; Winchester, VA 22601
  • 7:30 am - Registration
  • 8:30 am - Breakfast & Comments from Secretary Haymore & Secretary Gooden
  • 10:00 am - Marketing in Agribusiness Panel
  • 11:00 am - Diversity of Agribusiness in Virginia Panel
  • 12:15 pm - Lunch & Legislative Panel
  • 1:45 pm - 5 pm - Industry Tours & Cidery Visit!
  • 6:30 pm - Annual Meeting Dinner & Keynote Address by Jim Perdue, Perdue Farms, Inc.

Registration & Sponsorships

  • Standard Registration ($185; 6/15 - 8/31, 2016) - Includes the Welcome Dinner Sept. 18th, all meals Sept. 19th, and tours
  • Late Registration ($200; 9/1 - 9/16, 2016 ) - Includes the Welcome Dinner Sept. 18th, all meals Sept. 19th, and tours
  • Event Sponsor ($1500) - Your name & website link in meeting promotions; recognition during event; registration for one
  • Keynote Speaker Sponsor ($750) - Your name & website link in meeting promotions; recognition during event
  • Dinner sponsor ($750) - Your name & website link in meeting promotions; recognition during event & meal
  • Panel Sponsor ($500) - Your name & website link in meeting promotions; recognition during event; opportunity to introduce panel, speaker or your organization during event
  • Legislator Panel Sponsor ($500) - Your name & website link in meeting promotions; recognition during event; opportunity to introduce panel, speaker or your organization during event
  • Lunch Sponsor ($500) - Your name & website link in meeting promotions; recognition during event & meal
  • Breakfast Sponsor ($300) - Your name & website link in meeting promotions; recognition during event & meal
  • Welcome Dinner Sponsor ($300) - Your name & website link in meeting promotions; recognition during event & meal
  • Tour Sponsor ($250) - Your name & website link in meeting promotions; recognition during event
  • Exhibitors ($100) - 1 table strategically placed at event to engage with guests
*A vendor/exhibitor table is included with all sponsorships at the $300-level or above
*All sponsors at the $500-level or above will have the opportunity to introduce a speaker or their organization





Event Links

Map & Directions

Tentative Agenda

To secure accommodations, please call the George Washington directly at 

540-678-4700 and mention the Virginia Agribusiness Council room block.  

Special rate of $99/night (plus tax) will be available until September 1 for the evenings of September 18th & 19th

Refund Policy:
No refunds for payments made (or outstanding payments due) 7 days or less prior to the event.

Thank You To Our Sponsors:



Virginia Agribusiness Council
(804) 643-3555; vac@va-agribusiness.org
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