81st NRA Annual Convention

October 20-24, 2014 · The Ritz-Carlton · Rancho Mirage, California

The following preliminary schedule is designed to provide a general overview of this year’s convention events. Upon arrival at the convention, be sure to use the detailed schedule located in the pocket agenda for accurate times, locations, listings and other helpful information.

NRA committee meetings are open to all attendees. Industry policies and issues are addressed at these meetings with members exchanging ideas and viewpoints. The committees make recommendations to the NRA Board of Directors on policy and future direction of the organization.

Monday, October 20, 2014

1:00pm - 4:00pm

FPRF Research Committee Meeting


FPRF Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

9:00am - 10:30am

FPRF Membership/Board of Directors Meeting

10:30am - 12:00pm

NRA APPI Committee Meeting

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Canadian Renderers Association Meeting

2:00pm - 4:30pm

FPRF Emerging Issues Seminar

4:30pm - 6:00pm

NRA Executive Committee Meeting

6:30pm - 7:30pm

NRA Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7:30am - 8:30am


9:00am - 11:30am

Spouse/Guest Program - Your Signature Style

8:00am - 8:45am

Feed Regulation Committee Meeting

8:45am - 9:30am

Communications Committee Meeting

9:30am - 10:15am

Environment Committee Meeting

10:15am - 11:00am

Biofuels Committee Meeting

11:00am - 11:45am

Legislative Action Committee Meeting

12:00pm - 1:45pm

NRA Welcome Luncheon

2:00pm - 4:00pm

NRA Opening General Session

4:00pm - 6:00pm

World Renderers Organization Meeting

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Chairman's Reception

Thursday, October 23, 2014

7:30am - 8:30am


7:30am - 8:30am

Eastern Region Renderers Meeting

8:30am - 11:30am

Industry Issues Forum

9:00am - 11:30am

Spouse/Guest Program - Motivational Art Design


Box Lunches


NRA Annual Golf Tournament

12:30pm - 4:00pm

Optional Tour - San Andreas Fault "Earthquake" Adventure

12:30pm - 4:00pm

Optional Tour - Walking Tasting Tour on El Paseo

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Tabletop Reception & Exhibit

Friday, October 24, 2014

7:00am - 8:00am


7:45am - 8:30am

Audit & Budget Committee Meeting

8:30am - 10:30am

International Market Forum

10:30am - 12:00pm

IMDC Business Meeting

11:00am - 11:30am

Convention Planning Committee Meeting

12:00pm - 2:00pm

NRA Board of Directors Luncheon Meeting

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sip, Splash and Socialize

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday Reception & Dinner