January 20-22 2010 Yakima Convention Center Yakima WA

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“The Hop Game - A Wild Ride”Announcing AJoint Event featuring…Hop Growers of AmericaConvention•••Hop Research CouncilWinter Meeting•••Washington Hop IndustryAnnual Meeting•••American Hop Museum’s“Hoptoberfest”•••January 20-22, 2010Yakima Convention CenterYakima, WA


••• Tentative Schedule of Events •••Wednesday, January 20 - all sessions to be held at Holiday Inn9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Hop Clean Plant Network meeting2:00 - 5:00 pm – Hop Research Council Committee and Members MeetingsThursday, January 21 – all sessions to be held at Yakima Convention Center7:00 - 8:30 am – US Hop Industry Plant Protection Committee meeting8:00 am to 12:00 noon – Registration – Main Foyer8:00 – 10:00 am – Trade Show sets up10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Trade Show open – Refreshments available9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Hop Growers of America Business meetingComments by WSDA Director Dan Newhouse (invited)HGA Trade, Education & Communications program – Michael Schadler, BCIInternational Harmonization program – Matt Lantz and Sven-Erik Nielsen, BCI2009 Statistical Packet10:00 am - 3:00 pm – Spouse Program (offsite)12:00 – 1:30 pm – Keynote Address and LuncheonKeynote Speaker: Dr. David Ryder, Vice President, Brewing and Research for MillerCoors1:45 – 2:30 pm - Guest Research Presentation – Dr. Kevin Murphy, WSU-Mt. Vernon – Plant Breeding and Agronomic Researchfor Organic Hop Production2:30 – 3:00 pm – David Grinnell, the VP of Brewing for Boston Beer Company3:00 – 3:30 pm – Break3:30 – 5:00 pm - Hop Research Council – Hop Breeding, Genetics & Chemistry research reports3:30 – 4:00 - Stephen Kenny, Washington State University - “Development of Hop Varieties”4:00 – 4:30 - John Henning, U.S. Department of Agriculture - “Hop Genetics and Chemistry”4:30 – 5:00 - Tom Shellhammer, Oregon State University - “Flavor Stabilizing Properties of Hop Polyphenols”6:00 – 7:30 pm - Kick-off ReceptionFriday, January 228:00 am – 12:00 noon – Registration – Main Foyer8:00 am – Trade show opens – Refreshments available8:00 am – 12:00 noon - Hop Research Council Plant Protection research reports8:00 – 8:40 - James Barbour and Elin Maki, University of Idaho - “Development of Hop Integrated Pest Management Strategies”8:40 – 9:10 – Doug Walsh, Washington State University - “Integrated Management of Insects and Mites on Hops” (3 projects)9:10 – 9:40 - Ken Eastwell, Washington State University - “Control of Hop Diseases Caused by Viruses and Virus-Like Agents”and discussion of National Clean Plant Network9:40 – 10:10 am - Break10:10 – 10:40 - David Gent, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ag Research Service - “Biology, Epidemiology, and Management ofHop Diseases” and discussion of “Field Guide for IPM in Hops”10:40 – 11:00 – Joanna Woods, USDA-ARS – "Impact of Sulfur Timing on Arthropod Pests and Predators"11:00 – 11:15 - Gary Grove, Washington State University - “Molecular Detection to Differentiate Fungal Species”11:15 – 11:30 - Mark Nelson, Washington State University - “Fungal Diseases of Hop and Their Control”11:30 – 12:00 - Cynthia Ocamb, Oregon State University - “Hop Disease Management”12:00 – 12:30 – Doug Walsh and Dave Gent, et. al. – Specialty Crop Grant projects for hopsPesticide Applicator recertification credits to be requested for OR, ID, WA, & CCA for 8 am-12 noon session.12:30 – 2:00 pm – Hop Industry Luncheon with Speaker: Matt Brynildson, Brewmaster, Firestone Walker Brewery, Paso Robles, CA+ beer tasting (confirmed)- Recognition of 2009 International Order of the Hop recipients2:00 – 3:00 pm – HRC Budget Committee meeting2:30 – 3:00 pm – State and Federal Legislative Updates3:00 - 4:30 pm – Hop Marketing Panel - A panel of hop and brewing industry experts will discuss the hop market from both a shortand long term perspective (to be invited):Yakima Chief – Steve CarpenterJohn I Haas – Alex BarthSS Steiner – L.S. (Tom) Gimbel 3rdCraft segment – Paul Gatza, Brewers AssociationLarge brewery representative3:00 pm – Trade Show closes5:00 p.m. – Hoptoberfest, the annual Gala Event of the American Hop Museum – Ballroom ABCD


••• Sponsorship Invitation •••Several suggestions are offered below, or we can develop Custom Packages to meet the unique needs ofyour company. If you wish to select more than one sponsorship area, the amounts will be combined to determineyour Recognition Level. Advertising in the program booklet will also be added to your total supportlevel (advertising information enclosed). Sponsors will receive recognition at all events throughout theConvention, on the USA HOPS website, and in hop industry publications before and following the event.••• Recognition Levels •••Diamond - $2,500 and upPlatinum - $1,000 to $2,499Gold - $500 to $999Silver - $300 to $499Bronze - $100 to $499Supporter – under $100EXHIBITOR AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES_______ Please reserve one draped 8’ table at the Trade Show (2 days). Trade Show hours are Thursday1/21 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Friday 1/22 from 8:00 am-3:00 pm (no Trade Show on Wednesday 1/20).Cost is $200 per space. Trade Show details are enclosed._______ In addition to the interior exhibit space requested above, please reserve outdoor exhibit space formy company. (Note: Security will be provided on Thursday night). Approximate size needed: __________I prefer to sponsor the following item(s) (Trade Show space not included):_____ Speakers: If you wish to sponsor a featured speaker or entertainment, please mark your preferencebelow. If you wish to provide a partial sponsorship for any of these, please indicate the amount youwish to contribute.• Thursday, January 21 Keynote Luncheon - David Ryder, MillerCoors - $500 ______ (partial)• Thursday, January 21 - David Grinnell, Boston Beer Company - $500 _____ (partial)• Friday, January 22 Luncheon - Matthew Brynildson, Brewmaster, Firestone Walker BrewingCompany, Paso Robles, CA - $1,500 _____• Friday, January 22 Hop Marketing Panel - $500 ____________ Refreshments for Meeting Sessions: This includes coffee and pastries in the morning; coffee, colddrinks and snacks in the afternoon. The Wednesday sponsorship will also provide lunch for theHop Clean Plant Network meeting.• Wednesday, January 20 full sponsorship $1,500 ______• Thursday, January 21 full sponsorship $2,000 _______• Friday, January 22 full sponsorship $2,000 ______Please indicate your preference of date, and full or partial sponsorship. If you wish to providea partial sponsorship, please indicate amount: _____________________ “Hoptoberfest” sponsorship or underwriting: Your donation will be specifically targeted toassist the American Hop Museum with this annual fundraising event. All proceeds from this categorywill go directly to support the Museum and “Hoptoberfest.”Cash sponsorship (please indicate amount): _____________________Merchandise to be donated for Silent Auction (please describe): __________________________________________________________________________ Value: $_______________- Continued on next page -


________ Door prize donation (please provide item description): __________________________________________________________________________________________ Value $____________________ We wish to discuss other sponsorship opportunities. Please call us.Please note: Sponsorships must be received by December 31, 2009 to be included in the ConventionProgram recognition listings.________ Please bill me________ Check enclosed, payable to Hop Growers of AmericaTo pay by VISA or Mastercard (no other cards accepted), please include the following information:Billing Address & Zip Code: __________________________________Type of Card: Mastercard Visa (circle one)Account number: __________________________________________Exp. Date: ________________________________________________Card Validation Code (3 digit on back of card): __________________Or, call Carol Camden at (509) 453-4749 to supply credit card information.YOUR NAME:___________________________________________________________COMPANY:_____________________________________________________________ADDRESS:_____________________________________________________________CITY/STATE/ZIP:________________________________________________________PHONE: ________________________FAX: ________________________________Please return front and back of this form to:Hop Growers of AmericaP.O. Box 1207Moxee, WA 98936OR Fax: (509) 457-8561Questions? Please contact Ann George or Carol Camden at (509) 453-4749 or ageorge@wahops.organd ccamden@wahops.org.

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