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Interactive Sessions Tuesday, March 23

The New Marketplace: What it is and How to Adapt to it

Jennifer Pritchard, Managing Director, NA Lead, Accenture

Transform with New Workplace Dynamics

Sarah Alter, President and CEO, Network of Executive Women

Supply Chain Learnings from the Pandemic: Panel Discussion


Dr. Russell Zwanka, WMU Associate Professor of Marketing, Moderator

Lori Raya, Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer, SpartanNash

Peter Whitsett, Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing, Meijer

Deidre Elter, Vice President Customer Logistics, Kimberly-Clark

Monique Picou, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy & Supply Chain Officer, Sam's Club

Rick McDonald, Vice President of Global Operations, The Clorox Company

The Washington Scene and Its Impact on the Food Industry

Greg Ferrara, President and CEO, National Grocers Association

The Day After Tomorrow: The Phoenix and the Unicorn

Peter Hinnsen, Internationally Acclaimed Futurist

Consumer Experiences: Creating Relationship Magic!

Duncan Wardle, Former Vice President of Innovation, Walt Disney

During this session, Duncan Wardle shares his insights into three approaches to deepen relationships with consumers through experiences in order to not only survive, but actually thrive in the decade ahead, one he believes will be dominated by the “Experience Economy.” The three approaches include the following: 1) Re-engineering relationships that fundamentally challenges the rules of engagement; 2) Re-inventing consumer relationships in new and different ways; 3) Re-expressing relationships with consumers to develop innovative new products and services.

Interactive Sessions Wednesday, March 24

Understand Who Your Real Competitors Are . . . Then Go Get ‘Em
Ballroom BCD

John Ross, President and CEO, IGA International

Diversity, Inclusion and Social Issues - Panel Discussion


Moderator: Joy Nicholas, President JN Retail Connectionsr, President and CEO, Network of Executive Women

Mastering the Odds of Disruptive Change

Celia Swanson Author, Consultant, Speaker, and former Executive Vice President at Walmart

How Ahold Delhaize USA is Creating a Personalized Customer Experience

Kevin Holt, CEO, Ahold Delhaize USA

Startups and the Next Generation of Food Entrepreneurs

Alex Marx, Director of Growth Solutions, KeHE Distributors, Panel Moderator

On-Demand Sessions March 23-24

Marketplace Sessions

Lori Zumwinkle, Managing Director and North America Retail Lead for Accenture

Technology Sessions

Matt Inbody, Chief Disruptor and Leader for Micro-Fulfillment, Dematic

New Consumer Sessions

Michael Anderson, Vice President, dunnhumby
Shelly Huisken, Director of Space Planning, Meijer

Matt Inbody, Chief Disruptor and Leader for Micro-Fulfillment, Dematic

Workplace/Personal Development Sessions

Amanda Blanck, Managing Partner, Deviate

Lanell Ohlinger, Vice President of Human Resources, Kroger

Ryan Blanck, Managing Partner, Deviate