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The Power of Change

Agenda

Technomic's 2018 Foodservice Planning Program conference takes place in Chicago. Technomic will provide an industry update, present three research studies that were voted on by members and share insights on issues facing the foodservice industry.

Please note that you must be a member of the Foodservice Planning Program to attend this event. Contact us for more information on becoming a member.

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration and Information Desk
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
*PLATINUM MEMBERS ONLY* Platinum Operator Panel
Moderator: Joe Pawlak, Managing Principal, Technomic
Panelists: Beth Hohlier, Owner, Muldoon's of Carmel Restaurant and Bar
Sarah Kendt, Owner, Franklin Tap
Art Mendoza, Managing Partner, Barrel Aged Hospitality
Dean Timson, Operating Partner, Country House Restaurants
An operator panel of multiple concept operators and independents will discuss what drives their decision-making processes when it comes to e-commerce foodservice buying and what foodservice manufacturers can do to support them. After the panel, there will be a roundtable discussion with key takeaways.
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
7:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration and Information Desk
7:15 a.m.
Breakfast
8:15 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction
8:35 a.m.
State of the Economy
Arjun Chakravarti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing, IIT Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology
Discussion on key business indicators, the state of the economy and the future.
9:35 a.m.
Networking Break
9:50 a.m.
Foodservice Industry Update
Joe Pawlak, Managing Principal, Technomic & Sara Monnette, Vice President, Innovation, Technomic
Up-to-date look at the economy in relation to foodservice industry trends, health and performance.
10:40 a.m.
The Future of Support
Kathryn Fenner, Principal, Technomic & Erik Thoresen, Principal, Technomic
This presentation will focus on providing an evaluation of the new types and forms of support elements that street operators will look for from their manufacturer partners in the future, which could include app-enabled customized recipes and online streaming for training, to name a few.
11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Lunch
12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Breakout Room - Curating Insights
Robert Byrne, Senior Manager, Consumer Insights, Technomic
With greater access to increasing amounts of foodservice data—and seemingly less time to analyze—how can I make the best use of my research and resources to tell my story? In this session, Technomic will demonstrate how to build meaningful and impactful insights using an editorial approach that keeps your message front and center.
12:50 p.m.
The Evolution of Operator Buying Practices with Amazon
Tim Stanislaus, Enterprise Business Development Leader, Amazon Business
Continuing the evolution of operator buying practices, Amazon will talk in this session about its customer-centric approach, what the company is hearing from operators and industrywide trends the company is observing. Amazon will also discuss various ways that manufacturers can work more closely with the company and create a partnership as they go to market in this rapidly changing environment.
1:30 p.m.
The Future Foodservice Consumer Hot Buttons
Kelly Weikel, Director, Consumer Insights, Technomic & Richard Shank, Director, Consumer Insights, Technomic
This presentation will look at the foodservice issues that will be top of mind for consumers in the future. Today, issues related to fresh, local and “not processed” are important. However, Technomic will explore what issues are expected to be the next big things on consumers’ minds, relating to the foods they eat, beverages they drink and other issues related to purchasing food away from home.
2:40 p.m.
Networking Break
2:50 p.m.
Consumer Hot Buttons with Cracker Barrel
Don Hoffman, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores & Patrick Noone, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Technomic
In this session, Don Hoffman, senior vice president of marketing at Cracker Barrel, will have a fireside chat with Technomic’s Patrick Noone to discuss what he sees as the evolving needs of the Cracker Barrel consumer, how Cracker Barrel is addressing those needs and what foodservice manufacturers can do to support.
3:30 p.m.
Networking Break
3:40 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion
At the end of the first day, time will be provided for questions and roundtable discussions to review the topics covered throughout the day, as well as next steps for attendees to consider when they go back to the office.
4:10 p.m.
Discussion Summary & Closing Remarks
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception
7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Registration and Information Desk
7:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Welcome Back
8:40 a.m.
What's New at Technomic
Patrick Noone, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Technomic
During this presentation, Technomic will review exciting new research and capabilities.
8:50 a.m.
The Power of Brands: Manufacturer vs. Distributor
David Henkes, Senior Principal, Technomic & Wade Hanson, Principal, Technomic
This study will look at distributor versus manufacturer brand dynamics from the perspectives of operators. Technomic will evaluate and compare distributor and manufacturer brand perceptions on numerous factors, as well as the future for both as competition revs up.
10:00 a.m.
Operator Panel
Moderator: Kelly Weikel, Director, Consumer Insights, Technomic
Panelists: Geoff Alexander, President, Wow Bao & Managing Partner, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
David Morton, Co-owner, DMK Restaurants & 2to5 Design
Carl Segal, Chief Executive Officer, Roti Modern Mediterranean
An operator panel of emerging chains and independents will discuss what drives their purchasing decisions and what foodservice manufacturers can do to support them.
10:40 a.m.
Networking Break
11:00 a.m.
Hot Concepts
Lizzy Freier, Managing Editor, Technomic & Aimee Harvey, Managing Editor, Technomic
This presentation will dive into the trending restaurant concepts emerging in today’s competitive foodservice landscape. The concepts—which range from limited- to full-service restaurants—will enlighten listeners into leading menu, design, marketing and other company trends that have the potential to impact the food industry as a whole in the coming years. The presentation will also outline takeaways and actionable tactics for suppliers looking to engage these quick-growing concepts.
11:45 a.m.
Key Takeaways from Foodservice Planning Program
Joe Pawlak, Managing Principal, Technomic
As the conference ends, we will review key takeaways for attendees to take back and present to their offices.
12:05 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks & Adjournment

Speakers

Meet our exceptional list of the industry's thought leading speakers.

 
 
 
 
“We have found the Foodservice Planning Program studies and meetings to be insightful, and well worth our time spent at the event.”
-Sandy Goldberg, Vice President Business Development, Saputo Cheese USA Inc.
 
 

Advisory Board

Introducing our trusted group of advisors, made up of the industry's brightest and boldest, who helped shape our program today.

Carolina Bautista-Brown
Market Development Manager
3M Company
Karmelita Middlemiss
Vice President of Client Insights
Acosta Sales & Marketing
Shawn Gerstenkorn
Director Foodservice Marketing
Berry Global
Richie Jenkins
Senior Director of Marketing
Butterball Foodservice
Penny Anderson
Director, Foodservice Insights
Cavendish Farms
Ruth Waters
Director, Insights & Analytics
Conagra Brands
Judy Whisler
Vice President, Knowledge and Insights
Dairy Management, Inc.
Tim Gira
Brand Manager, Foodservice
DanoneWave
Laura Murphy
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Direct Pack Inc.
Michelle Auda
Director, Market Research & Insights
Georgia-Pacific
Alec Frisch
VP/GM Beverage, Cutlery and Plates
Georgia-Pacific Professional
Timothy Thomas
Customer Sales Executive/ Customer Marketing, Innovation
Hershey Foodservice
Jeff Frank
Vice President of Marketing
Hormel Foods Corporation
Michelle Amundson
Director Customer Marketing
J.R. Simplot Company
Greg Board
Vice President of Foodservice Sales
Ken's Foods, Inc.
Diane Leonard
Director Foodservice Strategic Marketing - Chains
Kerry
Mark Sutherland
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
King & Prince Seafood Corporation
Katie Bartholomew
Sr. Director, Consumer Insights
Lamb Weston
Jessica Schatz
Marketing Director - Branded Food Service
McCormick & Company, Inc.
Bob Johnson
Vice President of Foodservice Marketing
Michael Foods, Inc.
Martin Lines
Vice President Category Marketing - Beverages
Nestle Professional
Fleur Veldhoven
Vice President of Marketing
Nestle Professional
Gordon Haines
Director, Business Development
Ocean Spray International, Inc.
Michelle Laslo
Insights Capability
PepsiCo Foodservice
Redgie Rogers
Director of Business Development
Perdue Farms Inc.
Jason Chin
Senior Marketing Manager, Foodservice
Reser’s Fine Foods
Chris Tirone
Director of Marketing
Rosina Food Products
Sandy Goldberg
Vice President Business Development
Saputo Cheese USA Inc.
Jeremy Hastings
Director of Consumer Insights
Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC
Bret Getzel
Vice President of Foodservice Sales
Seaboard Foods
Art Michaels
Foodservice Vice President Sales & Business
Smithfield Foodservice
Chip Morgan
Director of Marketing - Foodservice & Industrial
Smithfield Foodservice
Mark Cheney
National Business Development Manager
Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
Scott Hackman
Director Business insights
Vitamix Corporation
Brian Lanucha
Insights & Thought Leadership
V&V Supremo Foods
Mike Horton
Director - Emerging Segments
Wells Enterprises
Michelle Amundson
Director Customer Marketing
J.R. Simplot Company
Penny Anderson
Director, Foodservice Insights
Cavendish Farms
Michelle Auda
Director, Market Research & Insights
Georgia-Pacific
Katie Bartholomew
Sr. Director, Consumer Insights
Lamb Weston
Carolina Bautista-Brown
Market Development Manager
3M Company
Greg Board
Vice President of Foodservice Sales
Ken's Foods, Inc.
Mark Cheney
National Business Development Manager
Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
Jason Chin
Senior Marketing Manager, Foodservice
Reser’s Fine Foods
Jeff Frank
Vice President of Marketing
Hormel Foods Corporation
Alec Frisch
VP/GM Beverage, Cutlery and Plates
Georgia-Pacific Professional
Shawn Gerstenkorn
Director Foodservice Marketing
Berry Global
Bret Getzel
Vice President of Foodservice Sales
Seaboard Foods
Tim Gira
Brand Manager, Foodservice
DanoneWave
Sandy Goldberg
Vice President Business Development
Saputo Cheese USA Inc.
Scott Hackman
Director Business insights
Vitamix Corporation
Gordon Haines
Director, Business Development
Ocean Spray International, Inc.
Jeremy Hastings
Director of Consumer Insights
Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC
Mike Horton
Director - Emerging Segments
Wells Enterprises
Richie Jenkins
Senior Director of Marketing
Butterball Foodservice
Bob Johnson
Vice President of Foodservice Marketing
Michael Foods, Inc.
Brian Lanucha
Insights & Thought Leadership
V&V Supremo Foods
Michelle Laslo
Insights Capability
PepsiCo Foodservice
Diane Leonard
Director Foodservice Strategic Marketing - Chains
Kerry
Martin Lines
Vice President Category Marketing - Beverages
Nestle Professional
Art Michaels
Foodservice Vice President Sales & Business
Smithfield Foodservice
Karmelita Middlemiss
Vice President of Client Insights
Acosta Sales & Marketing
Chip Morgan
Director of Marketing - Foodservice & Industrial
Smithfield Foodservice
Laura Murphy
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Direct Pack Inc.
Redgie Rogers
Director of Business Development
Perdue Farms Inc.
Jessica Schatz
Marketing Director - Branded Food Service
McCormick & Company, Inc.
Mark Sutherland
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
King & Prince Seafood Corporation
Timothy Thomas
Customer Sales Executive/ Customer Marketing, Innovation
Hershey Foodservice
Chris Tirone
Director of Marketing
Rosina Food Products
Fleur Veldhoven
Vice President of Marketing
Nestle Professional
Ruth Waters
Director, Insights & Analytics
Conagra Brands
Judy Whisler
Vice President, Knowledge and Insights
Dairy Management, Inc.