MWFPA Virtual Summit 2020

Wednesday, December 2nd

Exhibits are open throughout the day

9:00 a.m. 

Welcome and Keynote Introduction – Jason Culotta, MWFPA President

9:05 a.m.

Being Your Best During Your Organization’s Worst Days: Crisis Communications Management

Speaker Bob McNancy, Sr. Vice President of Crisis & Critical Issues for Padilla Company

9:45 a.m. 

EEO Compliance in the Age of Covid

Speaker: Darlene Clabault, Senior Editor-HR, J.J. Keller & Associates

10:15 a.m.

Federal & State Regulations and Issues Update

Speaker: Denise Bode, Partner, Michael Best Strategies

10:30 a.m.

Processing Crops Conference (Part I of III)

Facilitator: Jed Colquhoun, UW Madison

10:45 a.m.

Exhibit Time

11:30 a.m.

The Next Generation of Production Scheduling: Using Digital Twins and AI To Combat Waste and Inefficiency

Speaker: Dr. Marco Better, Vice President Analytics Services, OptTek Systems


Lunch Program – Scholarship & Safety Award Winners Presentation

12:30 p.m.

Annual Membership Meeting

1:00 p.m.

Exhibit Time

2:00 p.m.

Minimizing Slips, Trips and Falls

Speaker: Representative of Caterpillar Safety Services

2:30 p.m.

Water Policy Update for Food Processors

Speaker: David Crass, Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich

3:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Sustainability & Projections for Food Processing in 2021

Moderated by Jason Culotta, MWFPA President

4:00 p.m.

Happy Hour in the Lounge & Prize Announcements