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    Beyond
    2020 Vision
    Connecting with the Future Consumer
    Join us March 31 and April 1, 2020
  • Celia Swanson
    Industry Leading
    Speakers
    Celia Swanson
    Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author
  • Peter Hinssen
    The Phoenix and
    the Unicorn
    Peter Hinssen
    Internationally Acclaimed Futurist
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    Networking Opportunities
    Join us March 31 and April 1, 2020
    DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan
800+
Attendees
40+
Speakers
20+
Hours of content
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Networking

Western Michigan University Food Marketing Conference

The 55th annual Food Marketing Conference, hosted by Western Michigan University, will be held March 31 - April 1, 2020, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The theme of the conference is Beyond 2020 Vision: Connecting with the Future Consumer.

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Speakers

Lori Raya

Lori Raya

Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer SpartanNash
LinkedIn
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Peter Whitsett

Peter Whitsett

Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing
Meijer
LinkedIn
Bio
Kevin Holt

Kevin Holt

Chief Executive Officer
Ahold Delhaize USA
LinkedIn
Bio
Duncan Wardle

Duncan Wardle

Innovation Consultant and Speaker, Ideate; Former Vice President of Innovation, Walt Disney Company LinkedIn
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Psyche Terry

Psyche Terry

President, CEO and Chief Inspiration Officer UI Global Brands
LinkedIn
Bio
Peter Hinssen

Peter Hinssen

Internationally Acclaimed Futurist
peterhinssen.com
LinkedIn
Bio
Brandon Barnholt

Brandon Barnholt

President and CEO KeHE
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Spencer Baird

Spencer Baird

Senior Vice President
Peapod
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Bio
Lori Zumwinkle

Lori Zumwinkle

Managing Director
Accenture
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Bio
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Carmen Brace

Carmen Brace

Founder and Principal
Aclara Research
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Bio
Matt Walker

Matt Walker

Grocery Disruptor
Dematic
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Amanda Blanck

Amanda Blanck

Managing Partner
Deviate
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Bio
Brian Holt

Brian Holt

Vice President, Marketing
SpartanNash
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Bio
Jordan Rost

Jordan Rost

Vice President of Marketing and Research
Adaptly
LinkedIn
Bio
Bill Gillespie

Bill Gillespie

Global Team Lead
IBM
LinkedIn
Bio
Dave Dempsey

Dave Dempsey

CEO
Hyer
LinkedIn
Bio
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Stacey Shapiro

Stacey Shapiro

Consultant
Russell Reynolds Associates
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Bio
Alex Marx

Alex Marx

Director of Growth Solutions,
KeHE Distributors
LinkedIn
Bio
Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes

Co-Founder and COO
Yai's Thai
LinkedIn
Bio
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Dan Klein

Dan Klein

Co-Founder and CEO
Tiesta Tea
LinkedIn
Bio
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Patrick Tannous

Patrick Tannous

Co-Founder and President
Tiesta Tea
LinkedIn
Bio
Michael Tierney

Michael Tierney

Founder and CEO
Mikey’s, Stuffed Puffs
LinkedIn
Bio
Teresa Tsou

Teresa Tsou

Founder and President
Pipcorn
LinkedIn
Bio
Ryan Blanck

Ryan Blanck

Founder and CEO
Deviate
LinkedIn
Bio
Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Vice President
dunnhumby
LinkedIn
Bio
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Shelly Huisken

Shelly Huisken

Director of Space Planning
Meijer
LinkedIn
Bio
Joe McQuesten

Joe McQuesten

Senior Vice President, Center Store and Fresh Merchandising
SpartanNash
LinkedIn
Bio
Rekha Rao

Rekha Rao

General Manager, North America eCommerce
Colgate-Palmolive
LinkedIn
Bio
Jeff Admiraal

Jeff Admiraal

Director, Analytics and Insights
Procter & Gamble
LinkedIn
Bio
John Paul

John Paul

Vice President Private Brands
SpartanNash
Bio

Reserve Your Spot Today!

Single Registration

Attendance for all meals and speakers at the 2020 Food Marketing Conference for one person.

695 Single Registration

Table Registration

Includes 10 full registrations to all speakers and meals at a reserved table. You may bring 10 guests, or have open seats for students.

6,200 Register a Table

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Sponsor a student to attend the 2020 Food Marketing Conference

695 Sponsor a Student

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Why Should You Attend?

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Take Part in Innovation

The top 2 reasons attendees give for attending the Food Marketing Conference are the high-quality educational content and the exceptional networking opportunities with industry partners.

Focus on Our Industry

94% of conference survey respondents rated the WMU Food Marketing Conference as exceptional or above average compared with other industry conferences they have attended. 99% of conference survey respondents said they would recommend the Food Marketing Conference to someone they know.

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