Wednesday, July 26, 2017

 Time Event 
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CGTbyPMA Bocce for Talent Tournament*

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time Event
11:00 a.m.

CGTbyPMA Joe Nucci Memorial Golf Tournament Registration/Driving Range Open/Lunch 

12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
CGTbyPMA Joe Nucci Memorial Golf Tournament
Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  CGTbyPMA 5K Race for Talent Registration Desk Open 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Time Event
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
CGTbyPMA 5K Race for Talent Registration Desk Open
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Hands-On Fruit & Vegetable Training*
This intimate, hands-on training program will provide attendees with some of the latest menu trends, as well as tips on care, handling and usage of fresh fruit and vegetables items that can help restaurants "innovate the plate" with global flavors. 

Our sponsors and the products they will be showcasing include:
Duda Farm Fresh Foods – Radishes & Celery
Fresh Origins - Product TBD
National Watermelon Board – Mini Watermelon
Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers – Cucumbers and Tomatoes
Oregon Fruit Products, LLC – Cherries


Attendees: $75 for PMA members; $100 for non members
Separate registration is required and space is limited. For more information, please contact Eboni Wall at + 1 (302) 607-2114 or ewall@pma.com.

5:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m. Opening Reception

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Time  Event
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.  CGTbyPMA 5K Race for Talent
7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
PMA Registration Desk Open
7:15 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Let’s Talk About Trends, Baby
What do college diners crave? Are meal kits worth the hype? And is clean eating finally becoming affordable? The trends that shape your customer’s demands are all here. From dining to retail, from fresh to prepared, you’ll emerge in-the-know about what’s now and what’s next, with the inspiration to shape your decision-making to deliver on everyone’s expectations.
Speaker: Joseph M. Pawlak, Managing Principal, Technomic
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. No, You are Not the Smartest Person in the Room - Part I
With consumer demands changing at lightspeed, achieving differentiation has become an even greater challenge. But when we co-create, we better fuel the ideation process. We remain relevant. We sustain viability. And, frankly, we have a lot more fun. Explore the proven collaboration development strategy and bring home actionable processes you can apply immediately, together with supply chain partners.
Speaker: David Nour, CEO, The Nour Group, Inc.
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  No, You are Not the Smartest Person in the Room - Part II
It’s time to give all the Smarty Pants a run for their money. Keeping supply chain and consumers in mind, we’ll put what we’ve learned in Part I to work. Hands-on, collaborative and exceedingly productive, this energized environment is the perfect setting to learn how to partner with others effectively when identifying challenges and uncovering potential solutions.
Speaker: David Nour, CEO, The Nour Group, Inc.
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Networking Strolling Lunch
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Innovate the Plate? Why Stop There?
Short of pulling out our crystal balls, we’ll use proven techniques and expertise to expose the future of foodservice. And it’s staying ahead of industry and consumer trends that keeps your business booming. So listen in as your supply chain peers and noted food experts weigh in with indispensible insights you’ll be glad are in your pocket, as you help the entire industry innovate the future.
Speaker: Jill Overdorf, Dir. of Business and Culinary Development; Corporate Executive Chef
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CGTbyPMA Women's Fresh Perspectives Reception*

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Time Event
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Buyer Roundtables*
11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Foodservice Produce Expo
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Happy Hour on Expo Floor
*Separate registration is required.

Please note that schedule is subject to change.

Trends Influencing Consumers' Menu Choices in 2017

Trends Influencing Consumers’ Menu Choices in 2017
Restaurant industry sales are forecasted to reach US $799 billion in 2017, a 1.7 percent gain (adjusted for inflation) over the industry’s estimated 2016 sale, according to the National Restaurant Association’s “Restaurant Industry Outlook 2017”. Significant variance among geographic regions and industry segments will affect restaurant sales performance, with quick service and fast-casual sales expected to total US $233.7 billion in 2017, a 5.3 percent gain over 2016 sales volume.
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Event Manager

Astrid Schrier

Astrid Schrier

Event Manager

+1 (302) 607-2102

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