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NAMA 2012 Annual Meeting ... Oct. 25-27 ... Asheville, NC

Date Posted: July 20, 2012

We cordially invite you to be our guests at NAMA’s Annual Meeting October 25-27, 2012 at historic The Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC. Join the leaders of the milling industry for two days of shared insights, information gathering, and networking.

Get informed. The program this year, “Shared Insights Increase Industry Impact,” will provide critical information that will help leaders in the milling industry navigate the many shared challenges the industry will face in the coming months and years.

The only thing constant is change, as the saying goes, and by networking with colleagues, learning from the wisdom of industry thought leaders, and exchanging ideas with like-minded people, you’ll be better equipped to create a road map, regardless of the destination.

We will provide insights into the robust regulatory environment for food safety and the environment and examine the potential changes in the public policy climate as we enter a new election cycle.

How will the environment change?

What will stay the same?

How can millers develop a solid, unified voice that decision makers will listen to?

As the public and the government become increasingly concerned with what happens “from farm to fork,” new ways of operating are almost certainly on the horizon.

Together, we will increase the industry’s ability to meet the challenges we face today as well as develop strategies to sustain and strengthen the industry in an uncertain future.

We’ll also examine how the industry will continue to evolve in an uncertain economy and explore how the Grain Foods Foundation, newly invigorated as Christine Cochran takes the helm, will give the industry even more power when it comes to promotion, advocacy, and public perception.

Get registered. A registration form is attached. Please complete the form and return to Lyndsey Valentine at or fax to 202.488.7416.

Get a room. Attached is a hotel room reservation form. Please fill out the form and return it to the hotel before September 25 to receive the discounted group room rate of $259.00. Reserve your room early. October is a very busy time for the hotel.

Get a ride. Make your air travel reservations early.

There are limited flights into the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). Delta, U.S. Airways, and United service AVL with direct flights from Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, LaGuardia, Newark, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

Get social. If you are not playing in the golf tournament on the Donald Ross golf course at the Grove Park Inn, then you can opt to have lunch at and tour the world-renowned Biltmore Estate.

Spouses and guests will stay busy during speaker presentations with a trolley tour of historic Asheville.

Visit for a schedule of events and more detailed information about the meeting or contact Terri Long, director of meetings, by email at or by telephone at 202.484.2200, ext. 11.

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