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25th Anniversary Banquet & Trade Show Agenda Announced

January 13, 2011


Friday, January 14, 2011

8:00am-12:00pm Exhibitor Registration

8:00am-5:00pm Banquet Registration

11:00am-12:00pm Lunch Break

12:00pm-5:00pm Exhibit Hall / Trade Show Open

12:00pm-1:30pm Marketing Boot Camp - Mike McCloud*

2:00pm-2:30pm Exhibit Hall Demo #1 - Meat Symposium - Steve Scavuzzo

2:00pm-4:00pm Open Rules Meeting - Candy Weaver*

3:00pm-3:30pm Exhibit Hall Demo #2 – Cutting Up with The Ambrosi Brothers

4:00pm-4:30pm Exhibit Hall Demo #3 – What’s New in BBQ? Jim Cotty – Smoke ‘N Fire

4:30pm-5:30pm CBJ Meeting - Ed Roith*

7:00pm KCBS Annual Meeting/Board Meeting


Saturday, January 15 , 2011

9:00am-5:00pm Banquet Registration

9:00am-11:00am Organizers Roundtable - Wayne Lohman*

10:00am-4:00pm Exhibit Hall / Trade Show Open (Open to Public)

10:30am-11:00am Exhibit Hall Demo #4 – The Great American BBQ Tour – Mike & Chris Peters

11:00am-1:30pm Lunch Break/Continued KCBS Annual Meeting (if needed)

1:00pm-1:30pm Exhibit Hall Demo #5 –Spectators Guide to BBQ – Bob Sammons

1:30pm-3:00pm Rep Meeting

2:00pm-2:30pm Exhibit Hall Demo #6 – Old School vs. High Tech- Rod Gray & Johnny Trigg

3:00pm-5:00pm Free Time

4:00pm Raffle Ticket Sales End

5:00pm-7:00pm Trade Show Tear Down

5:30pm-7:00pm Cocktails/Cash Bar

7:00pm-11:00pm Banquet Dinner


Sunday, January 16, 2011

11:00am-2:00pm Kitchen Tours


* All Breakout Sessions will take place in the Empire Room on the Mezzanine level.

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