After spending the previous 39 years in Modesto, the Almond Board of California's 40th annual Almond Industry Conference has come to Sacramento.
The three-day conference, billed as the world's largest event for almond industry professionals, opened today at the Sacramento Convention Center.
This list of speakers includes U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. The conference-closing gala features internationally known entertainers Penn Jillette and Teller.
The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau said conference attendees will occupy more than 2,000 hotel rooms during their stay, and the conference has an estimated economic impact of more than $1 million for the city of Sacramento.