2024 Annual Business Forum - Schedule of Events - The Association for Dressings & Sauces

2024 Annual Business Forum – Schedule of Events

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NOTE:  Times subject to change.  Consult onsite final program for exact times and room locations.

Saturday, October 5, 2024

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Membership Advisory Council Meeting
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Packaging Committee Meeting*
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Board of Directors Dinner (off site)

Sunday, October 6, 2024

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Executive Technical Board Meeting
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Board of Directors Luncheon Meeting
6:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Meeting Check-In (Registration Desk Open)
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception & Awards Dinner

Monday, October 7, 2024

7:00 a.m.  – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. General Session
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Spouse Breakfast
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Open Time  

 – Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Adventure Tour (Advance registration is required) 

 – Free time to schedule Business meetings 

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception (Dinner On Your Own)

Tuesday, October 10, 2024

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. General Session
11:30 a.m. Adjourn

*Committee meeting open to observers.

Scheduling of Non-ADS Functions 

Please remember that no events are to be scheduled to conflict with official ADS events. This includes hospitality suites, special breakfasts or dinners, recreational activities, including transportation and similar events. 

Business Meetings 

Please refer to the Schedule of Events for a complete listing of all meetings. The General Sessions on Monday and Tuesday are from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. These informative sessions are open to all registrants. 

The Board of Directors, the Executive Technical Board and the Membership Advisory Council meetings are open only to the appointed members of those committees.  The Packaging Committee is open to all registered attendees.  See the Schedule of Events for details.   


Open Committee Description 

Packaging Committee 

While you’re in Nashville, you are welcome to attend the Packaging Committee Meeting, which is open to all Meeting attendees.  The Packaging Committee addresses the packaging/packaging system needs of ADS members and provides a forum to review packaging-related topics. The group meets twice a year during the Annual Business Forum and Technical Meeting.