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NABC and USHBC Fall Meetings, New Orleans

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Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans

800 Iberville Street

New Orleans, LA 70112

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The NABC 2018 Fall Meeting will be held on October 3, 2018 at the HYATT Centric French Quarter Hotel in New Orleans. The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council will hold meetings at the same hotel on October 3 through 5.

The NABC Mississippi Tour will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The cost is $80 each which covers the continental breakfast and your bus seat. Lunch will be sponsored by NABC Member, Sun Belle, Inc. The tentative schedule for the day will begin at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel with a light continental breakfast at 6:45am and boarding the buses at 7:30am. The buses will return to the hotel by 5:00pm. This tentative plan is subject to change or refinement.


Tuesday, October 2,2018

Tentative Itinerary

6:45am - Continental Breakfast at Hyatt Hotel

Whole and sliced fresh fruit with fresh berries

Assorted breakfast pastries and breads

Low fat vanilla yogurt with selection of toppings and house made fruit compote

Assorted sliced breads with sweet butter and assortment of jams

Coffee, Tazo Tea, Selection of Chilled Juices

7:30am - Board buses – Louisiana Motor Coach

Stops - Port of Gulfport – Tour Dole Banana Port (30th Avenue, Gulfport, MS 39501)

Gateway America – Tour Food Irradiation Center ( 4300 Air Cargo Rd. Gulfport, MS)

Great Southern Blueberry Farms – Tour (1729 Highway 15, Richton, MS 39476)

Sandy Run Blueberry Farms – Lunch & Tour (1155 Brooks Rd, Purvis, MS 39475)

USDA-ARS – Blueberry Research Station – Presentation (810 MS-26, Poplarville, MS 39470)

5:00pm Return to Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel (800 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70112)


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tentative Itinerary

Two 30-passenger charter buses will take you to the museum beginning at 5:30pm. It will be about a ten-minute ride. Walking is not recommended. This will be a private evening for the NABC! Movie at Victory Theater “Beyond All Boundaries” narrated by Tom Hanks will begin at 6:30pm. A Dinner Buffet at the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion will be served at 7:15pm. Galleries and exhibits in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion are included. Evening ends at 9:30pm. Charter buses will return you to the Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel.

5:30pm Charter buses – leave for the World War II Museum. (a ten-minute ride)

6:30pm “Beyond All Boundaries” private showing in Victory Theater

7:15-9:30pm Dinner Buffet and cash bar in Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

Antipasto Display of Genoa Salami, Capicola Ham, Pepperoncini, Assorted Cheese, Artisan Breads

Shrimp Cocktail

Mixed Field Greens, Pecorino, Crispy Prosciutto, Grape Tomatoes, Croutons, House Made Dressings

Freshly Baked Rolls and Butter

Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Horseradish Cream Mousse, Mushroom Pan Gravy

Free Range Chicken Breast, Roasted Asparagus, Lemon Cream Sauce

Yukon Gold Potato Puree

Grilled Season Vegetables

Seasonal Fruit Cobbler


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 7:30am to 5:00pm NABC Blueberry Industry Tour

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

8:00am to 9:30am NABC Finance Committee Meeting

10:00am to 12:30pm NABC Board Meeting

2:30pm to 3:30pm USHBC Finance Committee Meeting

3:30pm to 5:30pm USHBC Industry Relations Committee Meeting

6:30pm to 9:30pm NABC Dinner, Movie & Tour at The National World War II Museum

Thursday, October 4, 2018
8:00am to 12 Noon USHBC Promotion Committee Meeting

1:00pm to 5:30pm* - USHBC Export Promotion Committee Meeting

1:00pm to 5:30pm* - USHBC Health Research Committee Meeting

* These two meetings are being held concurrently

6:00pm to 7:30pm USHBC Reception at the HYATT Centric French Quarter Hotel

Friday, October 5, 2018

8:00am to 9:00am - USHBC Good Practices Committee Meeting

9:00am to Noon - USHBC Council Meeting

Wednesday and Thursday - Media Training with Norm Hartman (by appt. only)

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Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans

800 Iberville Street

New Orleans, LA 70112

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