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; Brian Crapo; Cheryl Isberner; Nicole Nicoloff; Adam Russo; Jessica Shelly

It’s 2019. The economy is strong, unemployment is low, and competition for competent staff is at an all-time high. Students are eating more breakfast and are seeking a more customized meal experience at lunch that includes fresh, locally sourced, made from scratch foods, that require a well skilled fully staffed kitchen to prepare. In this session we will discuss the current labor issues that are impacting School Nutrition programs today and participants will hear from a few Operators and Industry professionals that are successfully overcoming these obstacles.

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

How Does Industry Connect with the States to “Charge the Hill” at LAC?
Moderator: Doug Davis
Speakers: Chuck Ainsworth; Carole Erb; Sara Gasiorowski; Michael Miller; Kelly Minnick

The SNA Legislative Action Conference provides an excellent opportunity for Food Service 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 and Food Service Operators is vital to this process.

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