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2018 IMPA Convention & Trade Show

Celebrating our 82nd Year

February 18, 2018
Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
Ames, Iowa

Forms and Rules
Convention Pre-Registration

Convention Booth Registration
Cured Meat and Product Show Registration
Iowa Cured Meat Competition Rules

Registration Fees
Members: $75.00 per plant
Non-Members: $50.00 per person

Meal Functions
Thursday Night: President's Reception - Free, but RSVP required
Friday Night: Buffet Dinner, Hosted Beverages & Entertainment - $20.00 per person
Saturday Morning: Continental Breakfast - Complimentary
Saturday Lunch: $10.00 per person
Saturday Night: Awards Banquet - $30.00 per person; $10.00 per child under age 5
Sunday Morning: Blue Ribbon Breakfast buffet featuring Bacon provided by Nick Wilgenbusch, Winthrop Locker, 2017 Grand Champion Bacon winner - $12.00 per person

Hotel Information
Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
211 Green Hills Drive
Ames, Iowa 50014

800-367-2637 - toll free
515-292-8600 - phone
515-268-2224 - Fax

Convention Schedule
*All events occur at Gateway Hotel unless noted
Thursday, February 15, 2018
4:30 Pre-Convention Board meeting
6:30-10:30 Presidents Reception - Complimentary but Pre-Registration is Required
Friday, February 16, 2018
7:00 Registration Opens
7:00 & 7:30 Shuttle departs Gateway for Meat Lab
8:00-3:00 Pre-Conference Workshop - ISU Meat Lab
3:15 Shuttle departs Meat Lab for Gateway
3:45-4:15 New Member and First Time attendee reception
4:30 Trade Show Ribbon Cutting
4:30-7:30 Trade Show and Silent Auction
7:30-10:30 Dinner and Entertainment -Tickets Required
Saturday, February 17, 2018
7:00 Registration Opens
7:30-8:30 Cured Meat Products Entry
7:30-8:45 Continental Breakfast - Complimentary
8:45-9:15 Annual IMPA Business Meeting for all Iowa Members (two $50.00 cash drawings, must be present to win)
9:15-9:45 Iowa Inspection Update
9:45-10:15 ISU’s Meat Judging Team by Dr. Sherry Olson
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:15 AAMP Update by Chris Young
11:30 Lunch - Tickets Required
12:10 Supplier Meeting in Exhibit Hall
12:30-3:00 Trade Show and Silent Auction
1:30 Past Presidents Meeting in Conference Room I
2:30 Silent Auction Closes
6:00 IMPA Social - Cash Bar
6:30 Awards Banquet and Installation of Officers - Tickets Required
9:30 Cured Meat Product Viewing
10:00 Pick-up Cured Meat Products
Sunday, February 18, 2018
7:30-9:00

Blue Ribbon Breakfast Buffet - Tickets Required. Bacon provided by Nick Wilgenbusch, Winthrop Locker, 2017 Grand  Champion Bacon winner

9:15

Post Convention IMPA Board Meeting