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speakers

Early Bird Concurrent Speakers

Bishop

Bill Bishop

Chief Architect, Brick Meets Click; Industry Expert

Bill Bishop

Chief Architect, Brick Meets Click; Industry Expert
"What happens when Aldi and Lidl go head-too-head?"

Bolton

Bill Bolton

Former CEO Jewel Foods; Industry Consultant

Bill Bolton

Former CEO Jewel Foods; Industry Consultant
"What happens when Aldi and Lidl Go Head-to-Head?"

Rost

Jordan Rost

Vice President of Consumer Insights, Nielsen

Jordan Rost

Vice President of Consumer Insights, Nielsen
"Nielsen 2020: What's Next?"


Super session Speakers

Sansolo

Michael Sansolo

Retail Food Consultant
Super Session: "The Struggle for Relevance "

Michael Sansolo

Retail Food Consultant
Super Session: "The Struggle for Relevance "

Whitsett

Peter J. Whitsett

EVP, Merchandising and Marketing, Meijer
Super Session: "The Struggle for Relevance "

Peter J. Whitsett

EVP, Merchandising and Marketing, Meijer
Super Session: "The Struggle for Relevance "

Spires

Judy Spires

Chairman and CEO, Kings Supermarket
Super Session: "The Struggle for Relevance "

Judy Spires

Chairman and CEO, Kings Supermarket
Super Session: "The Struggle for Relevance

Belcastro

Denny Belcastro

Vice President Industry Affairs, Kimberly-Clark
Super Session: "The Struggle for Relevance "

Denny Belcastro

Vice President Industry Affairs, Kimberly-Clark
Super Session: "The Struggle for Relevance "

Main Floor Speakers

Oswalt

Valerie Oswalt

President, North America Sales, Mondelez International

Valerie Oswalt

President, North America Sales, Mondelez International
"Leading through Transformation"

Rizzo

Steve Rizzo

Author, Speaker and Expert on the Power of Positive Thinkng

Steve Rizzo

Author, Speaker and Expert on the Power of Positive Thinkng
"Get Your SHIFT Together: Start Each Day with an Unstoppable Attitude to Succeed"

Hartman

Kevin Hartman

Head of Analytics, Google

Kevin Hartman

Head of Analytics, Google
"The Shopper of the Future: How to Reach Them, Engage Their Interests, and Measure it All"


Biro

Brian Biro

Speaker, Author, Trainer

Brian Biro

Speaker, Author, Trainer
"Breakthrough Leadership"

Homco

Jayne Homco

President, Kroger Compay-Michigan Division

Jayne Homco

President, Kroger Company-Michigan Division
"We are in the People Business ... We Sell Groceries on the Side"



Executive Forum: A Retail Lens on the Food Industry

Gildenberg

Bryan Gildenberg

Chief Knowledge Officer, Kantar Retail

Bryan Gildenberg

Chief Knowledge Officer, Kantar Retail


Pierce

Larry Pierce

Executive Vice President, Marketing & Merchandising SpartanNash

Larry Pierce

EVP, Marketing & Merchandising, SpartanNash

 

Reed

Kim Reed

Senior Vice President U.S. Morning Foods Sales, Kellogg Company

Kim Reed

Senior Vice President U.S. Morning Foods Sales
Kellogg Company.

Hipwell

Tom Hipwell

Vice President Business Development, Nestle-Waters

Tom Hipwell

Vice President Business Development, Nestle-Waters

 

Weller

Trent Weller

Vice President Consumables, Sam's Club

Trent Weller

Vice President Consumables, Sam's Club

Clogan

Barry Clogan

Senior Vice President of Retail E-Commerce Expert, MyWeb Grocer

Barry Clogan

SVP of Retail E-Commerce Expert MyWeb Grocer

Breakout Session 1

Hurst

Rachel Hurst

Consumer Affairs Manager, Kroger

Rachel Hurst

Consumer Affairs Manager, Kroger
"Digital Technology – Adapting to Dynamic Changes in Shopping Patterns"

Stewart

Shaun Stewart

E-Commerce Manager, Kroger

Shaun Stewart

E-Commerce Manager, Kroger
"Digital Technology – Adapting to Dynamic Changes in Shopping Patterns"

Bowell

Keith Boswell

Director of Soial Media Strategy, Meijer Inc.

Keith Boswell

Director of Social Media Strategy, Meijer Inc.
"Social Media at the Speed of Retail"

McPherson

Cindy McPherson

Author, Retired Senior Leader, Fortune 500 Company

Cindy McPherson

Author, Retired Senior Leader, Fortune 500 Company
"Be Assertive – Be Positive – Promote Yourself"

Smith

Jason Smith

Vice President, InContext Solutions

Jason Smith

Vice President, InContext Solutions
"Blending Virtual Technology with Insights"

Wozbut

Tom Wozbut

Blending Virtual Technology with Insights

Tom Wozbut

Director, Kellogg's Category Analytic
"Blending Virtual Technology with Insights"

Rost

Jordan Rost

Vice President of Consumer Insights, Nielsen

Jordan Rost

Vice President of Consumer Insights, Nielsen
"Nielsen 2020: What’s Next?”

Levin

Larry Levin

Executive Vice President, Business Development – New Solutions IRI

Larry Levin

Executive Vice President, Business Development – New Solutions IRI
"Win the Shopper at All Points, Fuel Your Growth"

Frank

Jeff Frank

President and CEO, MegaMex

Jeff Frank

President and CEO, MegaMex
"Strategies to Drive Double Digit Growth in the Center Store"

Warady

Joel Warady

Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer, Enjoy Life Foods

Joel Warady

Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer, Enjoy Life Foods
"Free-From: The Growing Niche That is Moving Mainstream"

Breakout Session 2

Bynum

Tony Bynum

Director Strategy & Innovation, RTC

Tony Bynum

Director Strategy & Innovation, RTC
"14 Strategies of Retail Innovation"

Bales

Rebecca Bales

Global Partner Lumina Learning, Transformational Expert

Rebecca Bales

Global Partner Lumina Learning, Transformational Expert
"Managing Emotions to Successfully Navigate Change"

Cox

Ron Cox

Director, Consumer Marketing and Planning, SpartanNash

Ron Cox

Director, Consumer Marketing and Planning, SpartanNash
" Using Consumer Data to Personalize Offerings"

Stillman

Lori Stillman

EVP, Analytics, Insights & Intelligence, Advantage Solutions

Lori Stillman

EVP, Analytics, Insights and Intelligence, Advantage Solutions
"Digital Disruption in Retails: The $500B Race"

Nicholls

Sue Nicholls

President, Category Management Knowledge Group (CMKG)

Sue Nicholls

President, Category Management Knowledge Group (CMKG)
"Moving to Fact-Based Storytelling"

Schmansky

Sara Schmansky

Director,Fresh Growth and Strategy, Nielsen

Sara Schmansky

Director,Fresh Growth and Strategy, Nielsen: "Shifting Attitudes Regarding Health, Wellness and Sustainability"

Stacy Bingle

Consumer Trends Consultant, Mintel
"2017 North America Consumer Trends"

Stacy Bingle

Consumer Trends Consultant, Mintel
"2017 North America Consumer Trends"

Brian Biro

Speaker, Author, Trainer
"Breakthrough Leadership-Continued"

Brian Biro

Speaker, Author, Trainer
"Breakthrough Leadership-Continued"

contact

Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing Program
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI 49008-5430 USA

DeVos Place Convention Center
303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Conference hotline:
(269) 387-2132

Conference Coordinator: Lisa Youtzy
lisa.youtzy@wmich.edu