Front-of-pack re-labeling and re-formulation of store brand ingredients will be on the top of the agenda for this Washington Conference. The Administration’s plan to fight obesity means significant changes for store brand products and packaging. The large national brands are already on board and private label could be caught in the middle. PLMA’s legislative briefings and industry workshops can help industry leaders understand the threat and solutions.
Speakers include Congressman Ron Kind (D-Wis) who has introduced the anti-obesity legislation in the House and Senator Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) who is leading the opposition to the country-of-origin fight in the Senate. This year’s dinner guest interview will be retired CIA Director George Tenet while the opening evening speaker will be former White House chef Roland Mesnier with behind-the-scenes views of life under five Presidents.
A special new spouse program this year allows spouses to attend all Capitol Hill briefings as well as evening dinners. Plus, there will be a special spouse program kicking off the conference.
Registration is $325 for members and $575 for non-members. Retail registration is complimentary. To register, contact Diane Doherty, manager, programs & conferences, at (212) 972-3131 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.