Southern hospitality will be on full display at the upcoming 2012 Pork Management Conference, set for June 19-22 in Savannah, Ga.

The conference, hosted by the National Pork Board’s pork checkoff, is designed for chief financial officers, controllers, owners, lenders, growers, human resources directors, accountants and risk managers. Participants will examine the latest industry trends and explore upcoming industry challenges.

The event will feature keynote speaker Charles Petty, whose address is titled ‘Ambush at the Generation Gap’. The conference is designed to help participants anticipate future challenges by networking with industry leaders and creating a vision.

Topics covered at the conference will help enhance participants’ pork industry knowledge as well as financial sophistication. The conference will provide a pork industry perspective on topics such as gestation-sow housing, risk management, consumer trends and behavior, activist’s agendas, world markets and much more.

The 2012 political landscape will be explored by Jim Wiesemeyer, Informa Economics. Sponsored by the National Pork Producers Council, the presentation will explore what the 2012 election means to the pork industry. Steve Meyer, president, Paragon Economics, will present the U.S. pork market outlook.

Presentations are scheduled for Wednesday morning, all day Thursday and Friday morning. A golf outing is planned for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20th at The Club at Savannah Harbor. The conference will conclude at 10:00 am Friday.

The conference will be held at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa at 1 Resort Drive, Savannah, GA 31421, telephone (912) 201-2000. Room rate is $169 plus tax. Identify yourself as a National Pork Board attendee to receive this special rate. The hotel registration deadline is May 21.

Registration fee is $395 per participant (after May 25, $435.)

For the complete agenda and registration information, click here  or contact the National Pork Board’s Producer Service Center at (800) 456-7675.