PTNPA Convention 2020
January 17 to 20
Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

Schedule

10am – 5pm
PTNPA Help and Info Desk
Plaza Ballroom Foyer
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Reception with Exhibitors and Vodka Tasting
Citrus Garden
7pm – 10pm
Friday Night Dinner Outing
Must Register in advance
Bus departs main entrance promptly at 7pm
7am – 2pm
Golf Tournament at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club
Must register in advance
8am – 5pm
PTNPA Help and Info Desk
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer
8:30am
Charity 5K Nut Run and NEW! Challenge Obstacle Course
Packet pick-up begins at 7am, Warm-ups at 8am, Run begins at 8:30am
Must register in advance; Meet at Valencia Terrace
8:30am
Tennis Workshop and Tournament
Must register in advance; Meet at Resort Tennis Courts
2pm – 3:30pm
Volunteer: Meal Packing Charity Event to Support Rise Against Hunger
Come by to network for a cause! Sign up for 30-minute increments or stay the whole time – your help is needed and there’s nothing like working together!
Plaza Ballroom
4pm – 6pm
Exhibit Booths Open
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
4:30pm – 6pm
Annual PTNPA Business Meeting and Keynote Speaker
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
6:30pm – 8:30pm
80th Anniversary Welcome Reception (Dinner on Own)
Fountain Courtyard
8am – 12pm
Exhibit Booths Open- Breakfast, Coffee and Refreshments
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
8am – 12pm
PTNPA Help and Info Desk
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer
8:30am – 12pm
General Session and Commodity Workshops
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
8:30am – 9:30am
Nut Industry Trends: Lynn Dornblaser, Mintel
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
9:30am – 10:30am
Washington Update: Martin Hahn, Hogan Lovells
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
10:30am – 12pm
Commodity Workshops: More Details
Pistachios: Mia Cohen, Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc.
Cashews: Shalin Behal, Terra Nova Trading
Macadamias: Richard Rosenblatt, The Richard Franco Agency, Inc.
Peanuts: George Lovatt, Lovatt and Rushing, Inc.
11:30am – 1:30pm
Sunday Brunch
Da Vinci Lawn
1pm – 4:30pm
Everglades Air Boat Tour Outing
Must register in advance
Bus departs resort main entrance promptly at 1pm
3pm – 6pm
Football Party- Viewing of the AFC Championship Game
Plaza Ballroom
8am – 12pm
Exhibit Booths Open- Breakfast, Coffee and Refreshments
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
8am – 12pm
PTNPA Help and Info Desk
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer
8:30am – 12pm
General Session and Commodity Workshops
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
8:30am – 9:30am
The Economy – 2020 Outlook: Scott Clemons, Brown Brothers Harriman
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
9:30am – 10:30am
Perspectives from Washington, DC: Shannon Campagna, Van Scoyoc Associates
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
10:30am – 12pm
Commodity Workshops: More Details
Pecans: Bruce Caris, Green Valley Pecan Co.
Brazils: Jonathan Mondschein and Enrique Nelkenbaum, The Richard Franco Agency, Inc.
Walnuts: Mike Poindexter, Poindexter Nut Company
Hazelnuts: Troy Johnson, Nutseller, LLC
Almonds: Mike Briano, Harris Woolf Almonds
Sunflower Seeds: Tara Jensen, Red River Commodities, Inc.
12pm – 5pm
Kennedy Space Center Tour Outing
Must Register in advance
Bus departs resort main entrance promptly at 12pm
1pm
PTNPA Technical Committee Meeting
Lobby Bar
6:30pm – 11pm
80th Anniversary Finale Reception, Dinner, Entertainment & Dancing! 
Ritz-Carlton Foyer and Ballroom