Annual Conference 2011

2020 Foresight:
Planning for Success in a Changing Environment

January 31, 2011, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mount Laurel, NJ

Great New Location This Year!

Last year’s conference was a sellout, so we have changed our venue to the Westin Mount Laurel where we can accommodate over 200 attendees and up to 36 exhibitors.

General Information

Who should attend? Executives and managers from:

  • Food manufacturing and marketing businesses that operate in New Jersey and the surrounding region. This may include businesses engaged in the preparation of foods such as meat and poultry, seafood, or dairy products; cereals and grain products; fruits, vegetables or herbs; value-added agricultural products; specialty foods; and other prepared foods and beverages.
  • Suppliers to the food industry.  This may include ingredient suppliers, food packaging firms, chemical and sanitation companies, food industry equipment providers, marketing and financial services firms, utility providers, consultants, quality assurance laboratories, distribution and shipping firms, brokers, government agencies, and other suppliers, service providers, and vendors to the food industry.

Conference Features

  • Keynote speakers Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (invited); Caren S. Franzini, chief executive officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority; and Secretary of the NJ Department of Agriculture Douglas Fisher, will each talk about changes in the business climate in the state and the state’s priorities for the years ahead.
  • John Stanton, chair and professor of food marketing, St. Joseph’s University, speaking on “The Changing Landscape of the Food Industry—Preparing your Business for Tomorrow’s Customers.”
  • Herbert J. Cohen, partner with Emerging Strategies Group and host of Executive Leaders Radio, will address “The Characteristics for Success in the Food Industry—Preparing Your Management Team to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges.”
  • David Brogan, Vice President, NJ Business and Industry Association, speaking on “Legislative Update: Issues That Will Affect Your Business in 2011 and Beyond.

Conference Sponsor

Special thanks to our conference sponsor, Emerging Strategies Group.

2010 Gallery

To view our photo gallery from the 2010 Annual Conference and Meeting, click here »

Attendee Registration

Attendees information and registration here »

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor information and registration here »

Click here for directions to the Weston Mount Laurel.

Designed by