almond conference
December 5-7, 2017
Sacramento Convention Center

2017 AGENDA

The Almond Conference offers the following events and meal functions to attendees:

Meal tickets are available for purchase during the online registration process and are optional.

Tuesday, December 5
Wednesday, December 6
Thursday, December 7

**Please note that for safety reasons no children under the age of 18 or animals (except licensed service animals) will be allowed on the show floor.

KEYNOTES, SPEAKERS AND MUSICAL GUESTS

Wednesday, December 6th
Daniel Lubetsky
General Session Keynote Speaker
Daniel Lubetsky, founder and CEO of KIND Snacks, will be speaking with conference participants about the journey his company has been traveling in the development of nutritious KIND Bars and the importance of almonds as a healthy snack food in American diets. On the same day, we will have a conversation with Steve Forbes, Editor-In-Chief of Forbes and two-time presidential candidate, about the bright future for agriculture with the very innovative developments that are taking place in the Ag Tech sector. Mr. Lubetsky will address the conference at the opening plenary session at 8:00 a.m. Mr. Forbes will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon. Both sessions will take place in Hall C on the ground floor of the Sacramento Convention Center.

Luncheon sponsored by Yosemite Farm Credit

Steve Forbes
Featured Speaker, Steve Forbes Steve Forbes, Editor-In-Chief of Forbes and two-time presidential candidate, is using his media platform to drive awareness and networking in the Ag Tech sector by bringing together the innovators from Silicon Valley and the Salinas and Central Valleys. For three years running, his company has organized the Ag Tech Summit in Salinas, which serves as a melting pot for innovative ideas and individuals. Steve has also traveled the world meeting with companies and governments concerning water use efficiency and agricultural policy that can drive higher productivity to feed the world's swelling population. Following his luncheon presentation, Mr. Forbes will be available for a book signing. You will not want to miss this unique opportunity to share in Steve Forbes' vision for agriculture.

Thursday, December 7th
Luncheon sponsored by Moss Adams

Featured Speaker, To Be Announced
Stay tuned for updates on Thursday's Luncheon speaker

Gala Dinner sponsored by Farm Credit Alliance

Adam Trent
Featured Performer, "The Futurist" Adam Trent
The Futurist" Adam Trent will wow attendees with his skill, personality and humor at the 45th annual Almond Conference Gala Dinner. Returning to his roots as a solo headliner, "The Futurist" will bring his best acts from the Broadway show The Illusionists, along with never-before seen material. Trent's performance promises to be an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music that's perfect for the entire audience. According to the New York Theater Guide, Adam Trent is "so amazing, it's hard to put into words. Your eyes will deceive you, your heartbeat will race, and your mind will be blown!"

AppleZ
Cover Band, "Apple Z"
Voted the "Best Cover Band" in Sacramento for the past three years (SAMMIES - Sacramento Area Music Awards), Apple Z is sure to get you on your feet! Sporting a roster of seasoned musical veterans from every genre yet known, Apple Z is making friends and getting folks off their seat and onto the dance floor for a night they won't forget!
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