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September 28 - September 30

Event Details

There is a full agenda scheduled for this year’s meeting. To see all we have planned, click the link below.

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Thank You to all our Diamond Sponsors!

  • JM Grain
  • Spokane Seed
  • CGI Columbia Grains
  • CFT Corporation
  • Northern Bag and Box Company
  • AGT Food
  • Northwest Seaport Alliance
  • Justus Bag
  • Intertek
  • West Plains
  • Cerco
  • Port Packaging
  • Ray Mont Logistics

Welcome from the Chair of the USPLTA

Spokane is located in the heart of the Inland Northwest and is the second most populous city in Washington. The Spokane River runs through the city and beautiful Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane. An array of enjoyable outdoor activities are right out the back door; including ski resorts, white-water rafting, camping areas, hiking trails, lakes, and the Centennial Trail.

Andrew Fontaine, Chairman and familyThe newest gem to Spokane, the Davenport Grand, is the site for our 2016 Annual Meeting and right downtown near Riverfront Park, great shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

The official meeting dates are September 28-30 but for those who would like time to meet with the International Marketing Staff members, come early! Time on Wednesday morning has been set aside for companies to meet individually with the Marketing Representatives.

The agenda will focus on the 2016 International Year of Pulses activities – it’s been a productive year so far! Come learn about the quality and quantity of 2016 USA crop as the convention coincides with the completion of most of the USA harvest of peas, lentils and chickpeas. Wednesday night we will have an outdoor Welcome Reception (weather permitting!) – always a great time to catch up with old friends and make new ones. The annual USPLTA Golf Tournament will take place at Indian Canyon Golf Course on Friday afternoon for those who like to golf; the course is beautiful and challenging. For those who would like a change of scenery from the ultra-modern atmosphere at the Davenport Grand, we are offering an “Age of Elegance & Wine” tour. Join us Friday night for a fun-filled evening – food, beverage and golf awards – and usually some other last minute entertainment. Check out the website for more specific details and updates to the agenda.

Come celebrate the International Year of Pulses!!

- Justin Flaten, US Pea & Lentil Trade Association Chairman