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Leading with change

52nd Food Marketing Conference
March 21 and 22, 2017
DeVos Place—Grand Rapids, Michigan

Speakers

Sansolo

Michael Sansolo

Writing, public speaking and research on business and social trends reshaping how people shop, cook and eat.
"The Struggle for Relevance"
Tuesday, 11 a.m.

Michael Sansolo

Management, Retail and Consumer Specialist
Oswalt

Valerie Oswalt

President, North America Sales, Mondelez International
"Leading through Transformation"
Tuesday, 1 p.m.

Valerie Oswalt

President, North America Sales, Mondelez International
Whitsett

Peter J. Whitsett

Executive vice president, Meijer
"The Struggle for Relevance"
Tuesday, 11 a.m.

Peter J. Whitsett

Executive vice president, Meijer

Homco

Jayne Homco

President, Michigan Division, The Kroger Co.
“We are in the People Business . . . We Sell Groceries on the Side"
Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.

Jayne Homco

President, Michigan Division, The Kroger Co.

Weller

Trent Weller

Vice President, Consumables, Sam's Club
Executive Forum
Tuesday, 3 p.m.

Trent Weller

Vice President, Consumables, Sam's Club
Pierce

Larry Pierce

Executive Vice President, Marketing and Merchandising, SpartanNash
Executive Forum
Tuesday, 3 p.m.

Larry Pierce

Executive Vice President, Marketing and Merchandising, SpartanNash

Kevin Hartman

Head of Analytics, Google
The Shopper of the Future: How to Reach Them, Engage Their Interests, and Measure It All
Wednesday, 8:15 a.m.

Kevin Hartman

Head of Analytics, Google

Bryan Gildenberg

Chief Knowledge Officer, Kantar Retail
Moderator, Executive Forum, "A Retail Lens on the Food Industry"
Tuesday, 3 p.m.

Bryan Gildenberg

Chief Knowledge Officer, Kantar Retail

Executive Forum: A Retail Lens on the Food Industry

Gildenberg

Moderator: Bryan Gildenberg

Chief Knowledge Officer, Kantar Retail

Moderator: 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

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Schedule

venue

303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

 

more info

How to get to the conference

Visit WMU's campuses during your stay

    Kalamazoo, the home of WMU’s main campus, is midway between Chicago and Detroit, and one hour south of Grand Rapids. The two Grand Rapids campuses include aDowntown locationat 200 Ionia Avenue Southwest and theBeltline location at 2333 East Beltline Avenue Southeast. For information about our campuses, call the conference hotline at (269) 387-2132.

Single Registration
Sponsor a Student

$595

  • Single Registrant or Student Sponsorship
  • All Sessions
  • Meals
  • Networking Events
  • All Conference Materials

Table Registration for 10 Attendees

$5400

  • 10 Registrations
  • All Sessions and Conference Materials
  • Meals
  • Networking Events
  • All Conference Materials

Sponsorship
Opportunities

Varied

  • Platinum—$8,000
  • Diamond—$6,000
  • Gold—$3,500
  • Silver—$2,000
  • Non-sponsor Advertising

2017 Platinum Sponsors

2017 Diamond Sponsors


2017 Gold Sponsors

Georgia-PacificHersheyIGAMasterpiece National Grocers AssociationNestle WatersPinnacle FoodsSargentoSmithfield FoodsUnilever


2016 Silver Sponsors

Burnette FoodsCountry FreshEastern Fish CompanyEnjoy Life H.T. Hackney Co.HudsonvilleImperial BeverageJewel-Osco
Litehouse
MarsMartin's Supermarkets
Prairie FarmsProgressive GrocerProctor and GamblePurStarbucks Evolocity


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