The National Chicken Council is grateful to its conference sponsors in helping to secure success at its upcoming  58th Annual Conference to be held October 10-11 at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, D.C.  The conference brings together approximately 180 senior executives from U.S. chicken processing companies, allied industries, government and academia, members of the press, and other trade associations representatives to address current legislative, political, business, economic, and international trade issues of importance to the industry.

BMO Harris Bank is underwriting “Election Insights” by Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report and columnist for the National Journal.  Cook is back by popular demand to offer his expert insight into the important upcoming presidential and congressional elections.

Rabobank International and the Eric Joiner Charitable Trust are co-sponsoring the appearance of Ambassador Susan C. Schwab, strategic advisor, Mayer Brown and professor in the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland.  Ambassador Schwab, former U.S. Trade Representative from 2006-2009, will discuss “U.S. Trade Policy; The Road Ahead for Corporate America.”  At the request of Ambassador Schwab, a contribution will be made to the University of Maryland in lieu of an honorarium.

For a complete conference agenda and additional information about the conference, visit the conference Web sit at


ERIC JOINER Charitable Trust