CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2017: Forecasting critical changes to the foodservice industry over the next five years will be the central topic of discussion at Technomic’s upcoming 2018 Foodservice Planning Program conference. Set to take place Jan. 8-10, 2018, in Newport Beach, Calif., the conference will analyze its theme, “The Power of Change,” through three new exclusive and comprehensive Technomic studies:
- The Changing Menu Development Process Within Chains
- Noncommercial 2022: Outlook and Opportunities
- Critical Strategic Issues Facing Foodservice Manufacturers to the Year 2022
Foodservice leaders from across the nation will converge to hear findings from Technomic experts and senior-level peers. “Our Foodservice Planning Program brings together prominent influencers from across the industry to share important Technomic insights and individual learnings,” says Joe Pawlak, managing principal at Technomic. “It is a valuable conference for those engaging in strategic business planning over the next several years.”
Top executives imparting their knowledge and experience at this year’s conference include:
- Liz Matthews, Chief Food Innovation Officer, Taco Bell Corp.
- Brian Todd, Senior Vice President, Merchandising, Sysco Corp.
- Patti Oliver, Director of Nutrition, UCLA Healthcare
- James Howland, CDM, CFPP, Dining Services Director, Watermark Retirement Communities
- Kris Klinger, Assistant Vice President, Auxiliary Services, University of Southern California
- Rick Mariam, Director of Nutrition Services, San Dieguito Union High School District
To learn more or register for this year’s Technomic Foodservice Planning Program conference, please visit Technomic.com or contact one of the individuals listed below.
Technomic Inc., a Winsight company, delivers a 360-degree view of the food industry. It impacts growth and profitability for clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights. Its services range from major research studies and management consulting solutions to online databases and simple fact-finding assignments. Its clients include food manufacturers and distributors, restaurants and retailers, other foodservice organizations, and various institutions aligned with the food industry. Visit Technomic at technomic.com.
About Winsight, LLC
Winsight LLC is a recognized leader in business-to-business media and information services for the convenience-retailing, foodservice and grocery industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio, including five publications: CSP, Restaurant Business, FoodService Director, Convenience Store Products, and Winsight Grocery Business. Winsight also offers a suite of digital products, including websites, e-newsletters, webinars, video products, mobile and tablet apps, and custom marketing solutions. In addition to more than 12 major EduNetworking conferences and advisory meetings, Winsight also produces seven exclusive, large-scale executive-level conferences: Restaurant Leadership Conference, Global Restaurant Leadership Conference, Outlook Leadership Conference, Convenience Retailing University, FSTEC, MenuDirections and Restaurant Directions. In 2015, Winsight acquired Technomic Inc., a provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services for the food industry. For more information on Winsight and its brands, go to www.winsightmedia.com.