The Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, NV
May 7-9th, 2017

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Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas
May 7-9th, 2017

Key Themes

Sustainability & Strategies for F&B MFG
  • Product Development and Innovation to Keep Up with Food Trends
  • What’s New with Food Safety and Regulatory Requirements?
  • Packing and Sustainability
  • Logistics and Distribution Challenges in Manufacturing
Leadership, Innovation & Digital MFG
  • Leadership Planning and Development: Influencing Without Authority
  • Product Development & Innovation: Quality, Intelligent Design, Verification Processes and Return on Investment
  • Best Practices to Enable and Drive Innovation Within Your Teams
  • Risk Management
Workforce & Talent Management
  • Improving Current Employee Engagement and Productivity Levels
  • Streamlining Production Processes to Reduce Costs and Meet Production Goals
  • How to Attract Millennials into Perceived Lower Tech Manufacturing Careers
  • Skills Needed for Smart Manufacturing
Continuous Improvement
  • Successful Continuous Improvement Strategies
  • Ensuring Sustainability of Programs
  • Workplace Motivation for Continuous Improvement
  • Innovative Application to Lean & Six Sigma Processes

Educational Program

Breakout Presentation

The VOC (Voice of Customer) Quest - The Difficult Journey Towards the Goal!

Breakout Presentation

Pioneer Through the Decades - Continual Evolution Through Industry Trends

Breakout Presentation

The Candy Game - Running a Sweet and Lean Business

Breakout Presentation

Put Some Teeth in Your OAC...OMAR

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IMPACT Speakers Include

Bill Towsley
Senior Operational Excellence Manager

McCain Foods

Jerold Schlegel
Director of Quality and Compliance

Sweet Street Desserts

David Levine
Owner

Illinois Nut & Candy

Chris Cramer
CEO & Co-Founder

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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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 May 7

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

Day 2 Monday May 8

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

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 May 9

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

Sun Orchard Juicery
Penny's Gourmet Foods
Agropur
Amway
Pressed Juicery
ConAgra Foods
POM Wonderful
McCain Foods
Renfro Foods, Inc.
MillerCoors
Morton Salt
MS Walker, Inc
Dippin Dots LLC
Cargill
Abbott
Blue Bunny
Kraft Foods
Niagara Water

Sponsors at IMPACT

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