Monday, March 6, 2017
Networking Continental Breakfast 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks, Keith Roberts 9:00 AM
Food Trends 2017 - State of the Specialty Food Industry: presented by: Phil Kafarakis, President, Specialty Food Association (SFA) 9:15 AM
Human Capital: presented by: Jim Burke, VCU 9:45 AM
Break 10:30 AM
“Food Safety: Labeling Requirements and Recalls," presented by: Dr. Rob Williams, Virginia Tech Food Science and Technology Department and Joell Eifert, Virginia Tech Food Innovations Program Director 10:45 AM
Group Lunch 12:15 PM
Food Distribution: Distribution 101 Moderated by Spencer Morris, Cavalier Produce 1:30 PM
Break 2:30 PM
Economic Outlook for Small to Mid-sized Businesses, Presented by Chadwick Curtis, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond 2:45 PM
Tying Marketing & Sales Together With Social Media, presented by: David Saunders, madison+main, Chief Idea Officer 3:45 PM
Group Dinner, Omni Richmond Hotel - Special Chef Demonstration 6:00 PM
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Group Breakfast and Sponsor Networking 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Art of the Sale, presented by: JJ White, Dale Carnegie, Executive Director 9:00 AM
Break 10:00 AM
Business Builders Round Robin Meetings 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Adjourn 12:00 PM