Agenda

Monday, March 6, 2017
10:00 AM
Registration
11:45 AM
Welcome
12:00 PM
Lunch
1:15 PM
Partners' View - Importance of NAFTA for North American Agriculture: Past Benefits, Future Opportunities
Panel:
Carlos Vazquez, Minister of Agricultural Affairs, Embassy of Mexico
Michael Hawkins, Counsellor (Agriculture), Embassy of Canada
Joseph Glauber, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
2:45 PM
Networking Break
3:00 PM
Agricultural Policy, Trade and Regulatory Priorities for the New Administration and Congress
Randy Russell, The Russell Group; Bob Young, American Farm Bureau Federation
4:00 PM
The Ag Industry and The Port of Virginia: Growing Our Economy
John Reinhart, CEO and Executive Director Port of Virginia
5:00 PM
Managing Security Risks in Trade
Special Agent Matthew Seckers, FBI, Richmond Division and Special Agent Mark Betten, Unit Chief for the FBI’s Counterintelligence Training Center, FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
6:00 PM
Networking Reception
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
7:15 AM
Networking Breakfast
8:00 AM
Welcome Remarks
8:15 AM
Where did the Demand Go? Importance of Trade to Recovery
 J. B. Penn, Chief Economist John Deere
9:00 AM
Agricultural Trade Patterns, Competition and Opportunities in the Pacific Region
Panel:  
Colin Hunter, Minister-Counselor Agriculture, Embassy of Australia
Bill Westman, Senior Vice President International Affairs, North American Meat Institute
10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:15 AM
The US – Colombia FTA: Even Greater Opportunities
Enrique Millan-Mejia, Commercial Counselor, Embassy of Colombia to the United States
11:00 AM
Globalization of Agriculture: An Ownership and Market Perspective
 Ken Sullivan, CEO Smithfield Foods
11:45 AM
US Forest Product Export Opportunities and Headwinds - 2017
Rocky Goodnow, Vice President North American Timber Service, Forest Economic Advisors, LLC
12:30 PM
Lunch
An In-depth Look at Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Exports in 2016
Basil Gooden, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry
2:00 PM
End