Stuart Varney, host of Varney & Company on the Fox News Channel, is slated to speak at the National Chicken Council’s 60th Annual Conference scheduled Wednesday, October 29-Thursday, October 30.  This year’s conference will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Washington.

Varney, who anchors Fox Business Network’s top rated show,  is credited with changing the way financial and economic news are reported worldwide, consistently winning rave reviews from audiences.  An economist educated at the London School of Economics, he is uniquely qualified to address the rapidly shifting domestic and global economic and political trends, and the implications for the competitiveness of U.S. business.

To hear Varney’s remarks, be sure to register for NCC’s October conference and join other senior executives from U.S. chicken processing companies and allied industries to address current legislative, political, regulatory, business, economic, and international trade issues affecting the industry.

To register, visit the conference website at  Click on “Register Now,” located on the right-hand side of the home page.  You will be asked to log in with your user name and passcode.  Your user name is your business email address on file with NCC.  If you do not remember your passcode, you can recover it via the log-in page.  If you need assistance, contact Maggie Ernst, NCC’s senior director of meetings & member services, via email at

Please note that the deadline to make hotel reservations at the Ritz-Carlton is October 7.  After that date, hotel accommodations cannot be guaranteed and discounted group rates will not be available.  Hotel room rates for the National Chicken Council are $385 per night, plus tax.  You can make hotel reservations online via

Following is a preliminary conference schedule:

Wednesday, October 29

8:30 a.m.-Noon   NCC Communications Committee Meeting

Noon-1:30 p.m.    Board of Directors Buffet Luncheon (open to NCC board members and allied leader representatives)

1:30-5:00 p.m.     Board of Directors Meeting (open to NCC board members, allied leader representatives, and invited guests only)

6:00-7:30 p.m.    Cocktail Reception

Thursday, October 30

7:15-8:15 a.m.      Conference Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.-Noon   Morning General Session

11:45-1:30 p.m.    Conference Luncheon

1:30-4:00 p.m.    Afternoon General Session

4:30-6:00 p.m.    Cocktail Reception