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2017 Annual Industry Meeting for USDA Foods Contractors and Suppliers

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Crystal City

300 Army Navy Drive

Arlington, VA 22202

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The Commodity Procurement Staff of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) invites you, our industry stakeholders, to join us for our 2017 Annual Industry Meeting to discuss commodity purchase programs and USDA Foods.

This meeting offers a great opportunity, not only for sharing upcoming changes to the purchase program, but also a way to collaborate with our supplier and contractor stakeholders to bring improvements to the program. Every year, we strive to create a format and environment to encourage that partnership. One thing we changed this year is that we will not be having a general session on Day One, as in years past. Instead, the meeting will include two half-day official sessions where everyone will meet within their industry group – Fruit & Vegetable; Livestock, Poultry & Seafood; and Dairy, Grains & Oilseeds for both days. We feel this will provide more opportunities for our stakeholders to discuss their particular industry’s issues and concerns in a smaller, more focused, group.

Here are some additional highlights to look forward to!

    • Industry Group Networking Sessions
    • New Vendor Session (New vendor or First Time attendee session to further discuss our program. Please register.)
    • Formal WBSCM training (Classroom training regarding submitting bids, reports, etc. Please register.)

More information regarding these opportunities will be coming in the near future.

Hotel Room Reservations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of $231 (single) and $261 (double) per room under the event name: AMS Annual Industry Meeting – Fall 2017. Please note, should the per diem rate change for Fiscal Year 2018 (beginning October 1st), the prevailing per diem will apply. Participants must make their own lodging arrangements using the link provided below or by calling the DoubleTree Hotel (1-800-222-TREE) using the group code AMS, with reservations available on a first come–first served basis. This hotel rate will be available only until October 4, 2017, or until the group block is sold out. You may also use the link below to make reservations:

https://aws.passkey.com/event/49001707/owner/1591/home

Please see the attachment for registration details and instructions.

We highly value your participation and look forward to seeing you at the meeting!


Have questions about 2017 Annual Industry Meeting for USDA Foods Contractors and Suppliers? Contact AMS Commodity Procurement Staff at CPIndustryMeeting@ams.usda.gov.

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