Texas: National Cotton Council Meeting, Dallas, Feb. 10-12

    The National Cotton Council’s 2017 Annual Meeting is set for February 10-12 at The Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas. General information about the meeting is available here.

    Meeting pre-registration (registration fee waived for news media) is here.

    Room reservations ($219 single/double, plus state and local taxes, currently 15%, can be made online or by calling the Fairmont at 1-800-441-1414. The cut-off date for making room reservations is Thursday, January 19 at 5:00 p.m. CST. The special room rate will be honored after the cut-off date based on the availability of convention-rated rooms.

    For air and car rental reservations, contact Kitty Rutledge, the NCC’s travel consultant at Travelennium, at 800-844-4924 (ext. 322) or

    The 2017 convention’s first events begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 with the National Cotton Ginners Association’s board of directors’ session and its annual meeting. Note that the American Cotton Producers meeting at 3 p.m. that day is a closed business session (not open to news media).

    The joint meeting of program committees convenes on Saturday, February 11, at 8 a.m. and will include the NCC’s planting intentions survey results (about 9:30 a.m. CST). Some of the Interest Caucuses that afternoon may be closed to media.

    All attendees are invited to attend a “Welcome to Dallas” reception on Friday night in the hotel. The Saturday luncheon will feature Karen Hughes, Burson-Marsteller’s worldwide vice chair who is one of the world’s foremost communication strategists. The last event, the General Session, which begins at 10 a.m.on Sunday, Feb. 7 and concludes by noon, will feature NCC Chairman Shane Stephens’ report and the NCC’s 2016 Activity Report.

    If you plan to attend the Annual Meeting or have any questions, please contact Marjory Walker at 901.274.9030 or There will not be a meeting newsroom. Should you need to reach Marjory onsite, please call or send a text to 901.494.1520, send an email or check the business office located in the Florentine Room on the hotel’s Banquet Level (second floor).

    If you decide to attend the Saturday luncheon or the Sunday Prayer Breakfast, see Marjory onsite for a complimentary ticket. Business attire is appropriate for all convention events.

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