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Presentation Title: Competing with Dollar Stores
Presenter: David Portalatin, Vice President, Food Industry Advisor
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020: 3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center
Description: Dollar stores will continue to be a formidable competitor especially as they improve their commitment to fresh foods. We’ll review strengths, weakness and future competitive plans for this format and provide tactics to compete effectively.

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VIBE Conference 2020

Presentation Title: Retail Disruption & What It Means for the Foodservice Industry
Presenter: David Portalatin, Vice President, Food Industry Advisor
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Location: Omni La Costa Resort & Spa | Carlsbad, CA
Description: The retail landscape continues to endure significant change. Store closures, shifting consumer spending patterns and encroaching ecommerce are among the forces altering the way consumers shop. This session will examine how these changes may influence dinning out as well as look at lessons learned that can help food and beverage executives prepare for the future.

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2020 International Sweetener Colloquium

Presentation Title: Companies, Consumers and Food: The Marketplace in the Next Decade
Presenter: Darren Seifer, Food and Beverage Industry Analyst
Date: February 25, 2020, 10:45am 
Location: La Quinta Waldorf Astoria Resort, La Quinta, CA
Description: Several influential health and nutrition groups have drawn a bulls-eye on sweeteners, especially sugar, but are their efforts affecting product formulation and consumer demand? We hear consumers say they’re cutting back on sugar, but do their actions match their words? Darren Seifer will share the firm’s latest research findings and answer these important questions for our industry.

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Restaurant Trends 2020

Presentation Title: The latest trends of the restaurant market in Spain and forecast for 2020
Presenter:  Vicente Montesinos, Executive Director, Foodservice, The NPD Group
Date: February 26, 2020, 10:00am
Location: IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Description: Vicente Montesinos will share an overview of restaurant market in Spain and what is to come in the next year.

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The Inspired Home Show

IHA MarketWatch 

Presenter: Joe Derochowski, Vice President, Home Industry Advisor
Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 7:30am
Location: McCormick Place | Chicago, IL
Description: Together with the IHA and Springboard Futures, Joe discusses the next 5 trends that will guide home + housewares purchases and provide insights on how all product categories in home can capitalize on these trends.

Bringing it Home: Lessons from the Rest of Retail

Presenter: Joe Derochowski, Vice President, Home Industry Advisor
Date: Monday, March 16, 2020 | 11:30am
Location: McCormick Place | Chicago, IL
Description: While the Housewares industry has been hot, sometimes we can learn from other industries that are doing well and from those industries that are struggling. Hear best practices and learnings from other industries including Consumer Electronics, Beauty, Fashion, Toys, Foodservice, and others and how to tie back these lessons to the housewares industry.

Solving the Smart Home Puzzle

Presenter: Joe Derochowski, Vice President, Home Industry Advisor
Date: Monday, March 16, 2020 | 1:30pm
Location: McCormick Place | Chicago, IL
Description: Joe will be Interviewed by Peter Giannetti, Editor-in-Chief, HomeWorld Business, to break down market data and consumer trends to reveal why the housewares and home appliance businesses are primed for a breakthrough in 2020 when it comes to connecting consumers with meaningful smart home solutions.

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The Casual Dining Show

Presentation Title:  Market Overview: Reasons To Be Positive About The Casual Dining Market
Presenter: Dominic Allport, Insights Director, UK Foodservice, The NPD Group
Date: March 26, 2020,  10:15 – 10:45am
Location: ExCeL London | Keynote Theatre 1
Description: Dominic Allport highlights the underlying health of the casual dining sector despite the well-publicized challenges.

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National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association Executive Conference

Presentation Title: The Future of Eating
Presenter: Darren Seifer, Food and Beverage Industry Analyst
Date: April 7, 2020 
Location: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Tempe, AZ
Description: Millennials and Boomers are often targeted as growth areas but not all forecasts show growth with them. This session will delve into the generations, life stages, and population trends driving consumption in the coming years. We’ll also examine the growing role technology plays in the American kitchen allowing new foods, flavors, and recipes to make their way to the table.

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2020 U.S. Food Summit

Date: Thursday, April 23, - Friday, April 24, 2020
Location: Westin O'Hare | 6100 North River Road | Rosemont, IL
Overview: A sense of renewed energy is palpable at the intersection of the food, foodservice, and home industries. At the start of this new decade, there’s no time to lament the market’s slower growth as the new normal. Instead, leaders are busy transforming their approaches and reinventing their brands. Finding growth in new places — technology’s impact, plant-based proteins, smart kitchens, the power of social influencers, the bright future of the morning occasion, the convenience culture, and more — is at the center of the new mindset. It’s time for a fresh start. Ready. Set. GROW!

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Sweets and Snacks Expo

Presentation Title: The Future of Snacking Depends on the Generation
Presenter: Darren Seifer, Food and Beverage Industry Analyst
Date: May 19, 2020, 10:00am
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Description: Who will drive snack food consumption in the coming years and why? Millennials and Boomers are two of the biggest generations in the United States, but are they the whole story behind the changing needs and behaviors surrounding snack and treating occasions? This session will analyze American generations, their penchant for candy and snacks and the underlying motivations that drive their consumption.

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