Annual Meeting & Conference


Date & Time: September 13 & 14, 2017
Location: Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center
Registration: Registration for this event is now closed.

Why Sho
uld 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
  • 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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Annual Meeting & Conference
The Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center
1000 Virginia Center Parkway; Glen Allen, VA 23059
  • 7:30 am - Registration
  • 8:30 am - Lobbying 101 Session 
  • 10:15 am - Hot Topics In Agriculture: Trade & Food Safety
  • 11:15 am - Diversity of Agribusiness in Virginia Panel
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch & Address from Stephen Moret, Va. Economic Development Partnership
  • 1:45 pm - New Faces of Agribusiness Panel
  • 3:15 pm - Hot Topics in Agriculture: Renewables & Industrial Hemp
  • 5:30 pm - Networking Reception 
  • 6:30 pm - Annual Meeting Dinner & Keynote Address by Dennis Treacy, President of the Smithfield Foundation
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Annual Meeting & Conference
The Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center
1000 Virginia Center Parkway; Glen Allen, VA 23059
  • 7:30 am - Breakfast 
  • 8:15 am - Buses depart for tours of James River Nurseries & Produce Source Partners
  • 12:15 pm - Buses return to hotel and conference concludes

Registration & Sponsorships

  • Standard Registration ($185; 6/30 - 8/29, 2017
  • Late Registration ($200; 8/30 - 9/13, 2017
  • 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 & meal
  • Dinner sponsor ($750) - Your name & website link in meeting promotions; recognition during event & meal
  • Networking Reception Sponsor ($500) - Your name & website link in meeting promotions; recognition during event & reception
  • Panel Sponsor ($500) - Your name & website link in meeting promotions; recognition during event; opportunity to introduce panel, speaker or your organization during event
  • Hot Topics In Agriculture 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
  • Lobbying 101 Sponsor ($250) - Your name & website link in meeting promotions; recognition during event & session
  • 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






Event Links

VIRGINIA CROSSINGS (formerly Wyndham Virginia Crossings)

Agenda

To secure accommodations, please contact the Virginia Crossings directly at 888-444-6553 or 804-727-1400 and mention the Virginia Agribusiness Council room block.  

Special rate of $129/night (single rate; plus tax) will be available until August 29 for the evenings of September 12th & 13th



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

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