84th NRA Annual Convention

October 23-27, 2017 · The Ritz-Carlton San Juan · San Juan, Puerto Rico

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 meeting app’s detailed schedule 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 the future direction of the organization.

Monday, October 23, 2017

9:00am - 12:00pm

FPRF Research Committee Meeting

12:30pm - 2:00pm

FPRF Executive Committee Meeting

3:00pm - 5:00pm

NRA Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

8:00am - 9:30am

FPRF Membership & Board of Directors Meetings

9:30am - 11:00am

NRA APPI Committee and Membership Meeting

11:00am - 1:00pm

Canadian Renderers Association Meeting

1:00pm - 4:00pm

FPRF Emerging Issues Forum

2:30pm - 5:30pm

NRA IMDC Meeting

4:00pm - 5:00pm

NRA Biofuels Committee Meeting

6:30pm - 7:30pm

NRA Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

7:15am - 8:30am


7:45am - 8:45am

NRA Communications Committee Meeting

8:45am - 9:30am

NRA Feed Regulation Committee Meeting


Spouse/Guest Program - Old San Juan Driving Tour & Shopping

9:30am - 10:15am

NRA Sustainability Committee Meeting

10:15am - 11:00am

NRA Environment Committee Meeting

11:00am - 11:45am

NRA Legislative Action Committee Meeting

12:00pm - 1:45pm

NRA Welcome Luncheon

2:00pm - 4:00pm

NRA Opening General Session

4:00pm - 5:30pm

World Renderers Organization Meeting

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Chairman's Reception

Thursday, October 26, 2017

6:30am - 8:30am


7:00am - 8:30am

NRA International Market Development Committee Meeting

7:30am - 8:30am

Eastern Region Breakfast Meeting

8:30am - 11:30am

International Market Forum


Spouse/Guest Program - Taste and History of the Enchanted Island


Box Lunch Pick-Up


NRA Annual Golf Tournament

11:30am - 4:30pm

Optional Tour - The Forts of Old San Juan w/Rum Tasting

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Optional Tour - Deep Sea Fishing

7:00pm - 9:30pm

NRA Tabletop Reception & Exhibit

Friday, October 27, 2017

7:00am - 8:30am


7:30am - 8:45am

NRA Audit & Budget Committee Meeting

8:30am - 11:45am

Industry Issues Forum

11:00am - 11:45am

NRA Convention Planning Committee Meeting

12:00pm - 2:00pm

NRA Board of Directors Luncheon Meeting

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Free Afternoon

6:00pm - 10:00pm

NRA Friday Night Beach Party Reception & Dinner

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