Industry Education Sessions

Sunday, January 13, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Applying Hard Trends to Accelerate Growth
Presider: Michael Miller
Speaker: Daniel Burrus: Global Futurist & Innovation Expert

Fresh from the morning’s Keynote address, Daniel Burrus will guide industry participants in identifying game-changing opportunities—aka “hard trends”—that will impact both their businesses and their customers. Discover how each trend also reveals opportunities to accelerate growth and innovation. Attendees also will learn how to identify predictable problems and explore how to “pre-solve” them. Finally, this whirlwind session will offer advice on how to refine their lists to leverage the top “must-do” opportunities.

Sunday, January 13, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

School Nutrition Programs Are Heating Up While the Labor Market is Cooling Off
Presider/Moderator: Quentin Layne; Michael Miller
Panelists: Paul Becker, RD, LD; Brian Crapo; Cheryl Isberner; Nicole Nicoloff; Adam Russo; Jessica Shelly, MBA, SNS

It’s 2019. The economy is strong, unemployment is low, and competition for competent staff is at an all-time high. Students are eating breakfast more frequently and are seeking a more customized meal experience at lunch—one that includes fresh, locally sourced, made-from-scratch foods that require a well-skilled, fully staffed kitchen to prepare. Learn how operators and industry professionals are successfully overcoming current labor issues and how industry can support school nutrition programs in this tight labor market. 

Monday, January 14, 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Connecting With State Associations: How Industry Can ‘Charge the Hill’ at LAC 
Moderator: Patricia Fitzgerald
Speakers: Chuck Ainsworth; Laura Bounds; Carole Erb; Sara Gasiorowski, SNS; Michael Miller; Kelly Minnick SNS

The SNA Legislative Action Conference provides an excellent opportunity for foodservice operators and industry partners to come together to proactively advocate for School Nutrition Programs. Industry members play an integral role in the advocacy process, and understanding how to interface with state associations is vital to success.

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