The 2012 Fall Conference, September 25 – 26, Minneapolis, MN, line up is falling into place. Register today to take advantage of early bird rates!
Schedule At A Glance
Monday, September 24
1:00 – 6 p.m. - North Central Ag Tour (Optional)
Tuesday, September 25
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. - Welcome & Opening General Session:
Steven Schussler - founder of Rainforest Cafe
Steven Schussler is a master at multi-tasking as the World’s Premiere Branding Expert, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Restaurateur and creator of Rainforest Cafe®, Teacher, Motivational Speaker and National Best-selling Author of “It’s A Jungle In There, Inspiring Lessons, Hard-won Insights and Other Acts of Entrepreneurial Daring”.
He has received more than 40 awards in six years including: Fortune Magazine’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S.A.; Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 entrepreneurs in the country; Nation’s Restaurant News’ Hot Concept Award, Orlando Magazine’s Best Theme Restaurant; the National Retail Federation’s National Retailer of the Year; and Chicago Tribune’s Best Restaurant for Kids. Additionally, giving back to the community is also one of Schussler’s passions and 100% of the author’s book profits are donated to Smile Network International.
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. - Break
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Breakout Sessions (choose between one of three)
- Mergers Acquisitions & Partnerships
- Generations Interacting in the Workforce
- Bringing Your Clients Brand Forward
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Welcome Reception at Seven Restaurant – sponsored by Broadhead
Mingle with friends and enjoy some great networking. Look forward to fantastic food in a cool relaxing atmosphere.
Wednesday, September 26
8:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. - Bonus Session: Manners & Etiquette
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Managing Up: Managing Sideways – Sheila Campbell, Wild Blue Yonder
Professional Development Awards of Excellence Presentation
Each year, NAMA honors members with hands-on responsibility in marketing communications, public relations, product/species management and sales. Awards will be given in each of these areas and the recipients will share their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities in agri-marketing.
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. - Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon - Breakout Sessions (choose one of three)
- Crisis Management: Leading Your Team
- Presentation Skills
- Managing the Different Generations
12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. - Luncheon
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Closing General Session
To register for the 2012 Fall Conference, visit http://www.nama.org/ConferenceRegistration/Default.aspx?confid=49.
Sponsorships are now available for the Fall Conference. If you are interested in sponsoring a session, please contact Jenny Pickett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-491-6500.