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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Time Event
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Center for Growing Talent Bocce for Talent Tournament*
​Custom House Plaza located behind Portola Hotel

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Time Event
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Center for Growing Talent 5K Race for Talent Registration Desk Open ​(Tentative Hours)
​DeAnza Ballroom Foyer, Portola Hotel

Friday, July 27, 2018

Time Event
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Center for Growing Talent Joe Nucci Memorial Golf Tournament
Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
DeAnza Ballroom Foyer, Portola Hotel
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Center for Growing Talent 5K Race for Talent Registration Desk Open (Tentative Hours)
DeAnza Ballroom Foyer, Portola Hotel 

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Time  Event
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.  Center for Growing Talent 5K Race for Talent
Promenade between Fisherman's Wharf and Portola Hotel
Join Center for Growing Talent for their annual 5K Race for Talent and get a great start to your morning with a 3.1-mile walk/run. You do not need to be registered for Foodservice; family and friends are welcome to participate. 
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
PMA Registration Desk Open 
DeAnza Ballroom Foyer, Portola Hotel
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Strolling Brunch
Monterey Conference Center
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Whoever Wrote the Rule
San Carlos Ballroom, Monterey Marriott Hotel
Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and Founder of Shake Shack lives his business life on the edge. His willingness to take strategic risks, embrace change and welcome disruption has propelled his companies’ growth and evolution, and inspired countless other organizations to emulate these innovative business models. So what momentum can you incite at your own company by questioning (as he puts it), “Whoever wrote the rule?” Attending his keynote is the only way to find out!

Speaker:
Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group & Founder, Shake Shack

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Networking Reception
Monterey Conference Center
Join fellow conference attendees for a snack following the opening keynote session to keep the conversation going about disruption and inspiration.

2:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Hands-On Fruit & Vegetable Training*
San Carlos Ballroom, Monterey Marriott Hotel
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 to address consumers Growing Appetites. 

Attendees: $45 for PMA members; $60 for non members. Separate registration is required and space is limited. 

2:30 pm - 5:00 p.m.

Buyer Roundtables*
Portola Room, Portola Hotel & Spa
This unique opportunity, similar to speed dating, allows foodservice suppliers to connect face-to-face with operators & distributors, opening the door for more in-depth conversations in the future. Separate registration is required and space is limited. 
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5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Center for Growing Talent Women's Fresh Perspectives Reception
​Ferrantes Bayview, Monterey Marriott Hotel
Rekindle old connections and form new ones at this gathering designed to celebrate women in the produce industry. Industry members across the supply chain and at various levels in their careers will have the opportunity to share stories and celebrate successes while forming valuable connections that can profoundly impact their careers. In addition to industry colleagues, meet and mentor the participants of the Career Pathways program who represent the best and brightest incoming talent for our industry. 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Time Event
7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration Desk Open ​(Tentative Hours)
DeAnza Ballroom Foyer, Portola Hotel
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Strolling Breakfast
​Monterey Conference Center
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The Rapid Pace of Change
San Carlos Ballroom, Monterey Marriott Hotel
Agility is critical in today’s rapidly changing foodservice environment. How do we transform everyday challenges – such as transportation costs, food safety, and menu development – into winning opportunities? Why accept status quo when innovative excellence is possible? Gain insight into consumers’ evolving tastes and identify the criteria they use when dining out. So, start the day early and join a conversation with industry leaders that may alter your approach to change. You’ll leave energized with thought-provoking, actionable insights to share with your team.

Moderator: 
Jet Tila, Chef and Food Network Star

Panelists:

Charlie Lousignont, Senior VP of Supply Chain Management, Brinker International
Tamra Scroggins, Director of Food Culture, Sizzler USA, Inc.
Tim York, President, Markon Cooperative, Inc.

10:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Foodservice Produce Expo
Steinbeck Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Monterey Conference Center 
11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Foodservice Produce Expo
DeAnza Ballroom, Portola Hotel & Serra Ballroom, 1st Floor, Monterey Conference Center
*Separate registration is required.

Event Manager

Belinda Keota

Belinda Harvey

Meeting Manager

+1 (302) 607-2154

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