Schedule

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  •  General Session
  • Other Activities

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Registration

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Renew friendships and meet new colleagues at the opening reception.

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Registration

7:30 AM - 8:10 AM

Breakfast

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Why You Still Need to Care About FSMA

This session will explain why FSMA is not “finished” yet.  The speakers will provide updates on FDA’s progress implementing the major FSMA regulations, explain what actions are still to come from FDA, discuss FDA’s current approach and future plans for FSMA inspections, and delve into the FSMA issues affecting the retail industry.

Speakers:

9:35 AM - 10:35 AM

The Employment and Labor Law Pendulum Swings Again

Once again there are changes that are dramatically impacting our workplaces and influencing how employers approach labor and employment issues.  This continues to make compliance with employment and labor policy a moving target.  This Employment and Labor Relations update, led by Littler Mendelson attorneys, will guide you through the latest developments in a fast-paced and informative session that will prepare you for the challenges that lie ahead.  Topics Littler is watching closely – and will discuss in this session – include lawful investigations in the wake of #metoo; equal pay; the Trump Board and the NLRB’s General Counsel; Section 7 rights and protected activity; joint employer liability; organizing trends; and other employment and labor relations challenges.  Finally, the session will offer practical guidance based on recent experience under the new rules and priorities.

9:35 AM - 10:35 AM

The Employment and Labor Law Pendulum Swings Again

Once again there are changes that are dramatically impacting our workplaces and influencing how employers approach labor and employment issues.  This continues to make compliance with employment and labor policy a moving target.  This Employment and Labor Relations update, led by Littler Mendelson attorneys, will guide you through the latest developments in a fast-paced and informative session that will prepare you for the challenges that lie ahead.  Topics Littler is watching closely – and will discuss in this session – include lawful investigations in the wake of #metoo; equal pay; the Trump Board and the NLRB’s General Counsel; Section 7 rights and protected activity; joint employer liability; organizing trends; and other employment and labor relations challenges.  Finally, the session will offer practical guidance based on recent experience under the new rules and priorities.

10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

Networking Break

10:50 AM - 11:35 AM

Antitrust Issues in Consolidation and Transformation of Food Retail Companies

Consolidation and transformation: Has FTC merger enforcement and antitrust law kept pace with developments in our industry? Key insights on the  direction of antitrust enforcement at the agencies and in the courts, in this era of increased M&A and rapid industry transformation.

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM

Update on Food and Beverage Labeling and Litigation

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:40 PM - 2:50 PM

Panel Discussion on Emerging Trends in Food Retail

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Networking Break

3:10 PM - 4:10 PM

Federal Agency Panel – A Discussion of Regulatory Outlook With Agency Staff

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Crisis Management: From Natural Disasters to Social Media Issues

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Off-Site Reception and Dinner

Cocktail Reception: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Registration

7:30 AM - 8:25 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:10 AM

Online Orders, Home Delivery, and More: Legal Considerations for Your Business

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM

New Food Trends in a Complex Regulatory World – An examination of popular new concepts like meal kits, prepared foods and more!

9:55 AM - 10:55 AM

Ethical Issues Confronting Counsel During a Product Recall Situation

10:55 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM - 11:55 AM

From Credit Cards to Rewards Programs – Things You Should Consider to Protect Customer Privacy and Data

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Closing Remarks

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Legal Affairs Committee Luncheon Meeting