Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
October 1-3rd, 2017

This event is co-located with

Renaissance Schaumburg
October 1-3rd, 2017

Key Themes

Product Development and Innovation
  • Expertise Is in Innovation and How You Can Better Ensure Your Chances of Success
  • Shifting Consumer Trends
  • Sustainability and Management of manufacturing flexibility and automation to keep up with customer demands
Food Safety and Regulatory Requirements
  • Understanding Food Safety Modernization Act
  • How are USDA and FDA helping companies do a better job?
  • What to expect with the new administration?
Packing and Sustainability
  • Is packaging innovation helping drive sales?
  • Roadblocks to driving packing innovation
  • Making sustainable packaging affordable
Logistics and Distribution
  • Overall equipment effectiveness to reduce costs
  • Managing logistics & distribution for emerging new products
  • Relationship management between manufacturer, distributor and retailer

Presentations

Breakout Presentation

People: Still our Most Valuable Resource? – Challenges and Opportunities to Increasing Engagement

Breakout Presentation

What Does it Take to Create Innovation that Wins?

Breakout Presentation

Servant of the Customer; Driving Sustainable Competitive Advantage by Actively Leading a Quality Culture and Production of a Great Widget

Breakout Presentation

Industrialization of New Products

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IMPACT Speakers Include

Justin Kobler
Vice President of Manufacturing

Land O'Frost

Andria Long
Vice President of Innovation

Johnsonville Sausage LLC

Mike Davis
Director of Quality

Baldwin Richardon Foods

Joaquin Anon Suarez
Danone Wave

Performance Manager

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IMPACT Steering Committee Members

David Janow
Chief Executive Officer and President

Axiom Foods, Inc..

Ron Ward
Vice President Operations and Productivity

Origlio Beverage

Tom Christensen
Vice President of Operations

Goodheart Brand Specialty Foods

Mike Fleming
Vice President of Engineering

Campbell Soup Company

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Event Schedule

Day 1 Sunday October 1

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Welcome Cocktail Reception/Registration

Day 2 Monday October 2

7:30am - 9:00am
Breakfast Buffet

8:00am - 8:50am
Keynote Presentation

9:00am - 1:00pm
Breakout Track Sessions for Case Studies

9:00am - 1:00pm
Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions

9:00am - 1:00pm
Targeted Research Meetings

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Gourmet Lunch

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Targeted Research Meetings

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Breakout Track Sessions for Case Studies

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Networking Drinks Reception

7:00pm
Networking Dinner

Day 3 Tuesday October 3

7:30am - 9:00am
Breakfast Buffet

8:00am - 8:50am
Keynote Presentation

9:00am - 12:10pm
Breakout Track Sessions for Case Studies

9:00am - 12:10pm
Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions

9:00am - 12:10pm
Targeted Research Meetings

12:10pm
Gourmet Lunch

Attending Companies

Imperial Inc.
Agropur
Morton Salt
Dippin Dots LLC
MS Walker, Inc
Kerr Concentrates, Inc
Traditional Medicinals
Cargill
Abbott
Blue Bunny
Kraft Foods
Niagara Water

Sponsors at IMPACT

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