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Date:

March 30, 2000

Subject:

ACPA Biotechnology Issues Conference - April 12-13

 





<br /> ACPA Biotechnology Issues Conference - April 12-13<br />

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Contact:  Margaret Speich

American Crop Protection Association

(202) 296-1585, margaret@acpa.org



Plant Biotechnology Focus of

ACPA New Issues Conference April 12-13





        WASHINGTON
(March 27, 2000) - "Biotechnology: What's In It For

All of Us" is the theme of the ACPA New Issues Conference, April
12-13

at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia. 
Additional

details and a tentative program agenda can be found below.



WHO:   ACPA is the not-for-profit trade
organization representing the

major manufacturers, formulators and distributors of crop protection
and

pest control products, including biotechnology products with crop

production and protection characteristics.



WHAT:  ACPA New Issues Conference

     
"Biotechnology:  What's In It for All of
Us?"



WHEN:      Wednesday and
Thursday, April 12-13, 2000



WHERE: Hyatt Regency Crystal City

      2799 Jefferson Davis
Highway

    Arlington, Virginia 22202

       (703) 418-1234



HOW:      If you haven't
already registered, please contact ACPA Meeting

Planner Cornelia Horner, (202) 296-1585 or cornelia@acpa.org.



____________________________________________



TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

(As of March 27, 2000)



Wednesday, April 12, 2000



12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.  "Gold Key"
Luncheon for Sponsors

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

1:30 p.m.      
       
       
Welcome and Introduction

       
       
       
        Jay
J. Vroom, President, ACPA



1:40 p.m. 
       
       
ACPA's Biotechnology Commitment

A. Charles Fischer, President and CEO, Dow AgroSciences, Chairman
of

the Board, ACPA



2:00 p.m.    
       
       
Keynote Address: "The Promise of

Biotechnology"

Rep. Calvin Dooley. (D-CA), Co-chair, Congressional Biotechnology

Caucus [invited]



2:20 - 3:10 p.m. CEO Panel Discussion of Biotechnology
Benefits,

featuring:

Manly Molpus, President and CEO, Grocery Manufacturers of America;
Bob

Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation; Steve Censky,
CEO,

American Soybean Association; [ACPA member CEO] [invited]



3:15 p.m.      
       
       
Break



3:30 - 4:00 p.m.  
       
Biotechnology Benefits: A Consumer

Perspective

Dr. Michael Jacobson, Center for Science in the Public Interest

[confirmed]



4:10 - 4:50 p.m.
       
Biotechnology Benefits: An Academic

Perspective

 
       
       
        Dr.
Martina McGloughlin, University of

California-Davis

 
       
       
       
[confirmed]



5:00 p.m. - 5:30
p.m.       
Multi-Media Biotechnology Campaign

Ted McKinney, Government Relations Manager, Dow Agrosciences,

representing Council for Biotechnology Information [confirmed]



5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.     
Reception



Thursday, April 13, 2000



8:00 a.m.     
       
       
Registration/Continental Breakfast

     
       
       
       

8:30 a.m.      
       
       
Welcome and Introduction

       
       
       
        Jay
J. Vroom, President, ACPA



8:35 - 9:15 a.m.  
       
Pesticides and Biopesticides

Perspectives

Jim Aidala, Acting Administrator of the Office of Pesticide
Programs

and Toxic Substances, EPA [invited]



9:15 -9:45 a.m. 
       
Biotechnology Benefits and

Breakthroughs

Leonard Gianessi, Senior Research Associate, National Center for Food
&

Agricultural Policy [confirmed]



9:50 a.m. 
       
       
Break



10:15 -10:45 a.m. 
       
Labeling: Opening a Pandora's Box

Edward L. Korwek, Partner, Hogan & Hartson [confirmed]



10:50 -11:15 a.m.       
       
Biotechnology Benefits: A Food

Marketer's Perspective

   
       
       
       
Greg Caton, CEO, Lumen Foods

[confirmed]



11:15 -11:45 a.m.       
       
Biotechnology Benefits: A Financier's

Perspective

Sano Shimoda, President, BioScience Securities [confirmed]

     
       
       

12 noon - 1:00 p.m.     Closing
Luncheon

Keynote: Jim Murphy, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
[invited]







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