ACG Chicago to Host The 4th Annual Food Industry Growth Conference

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Why Industry Leaders are Feasting on Opportunities in the Food Industry and How You Can Too

the Leading Authorities on Corporate Growth

the Leading Authorities on Corporate Growth

When it comes to identifying the right amount of risk to take in order to create a winning growth strategy, it becomes even more important to learn from the experience of these industry leaders...

Food. It’s one of the fastest growing sectors in the U.S. and it has executives and senior advisors from coast to coast hungry for more. The Association for Corporate Growth in Chicago (ACG Chicago), the premier network of leading authorities on corporate growth, will offer an exclusive look into the trends of this burgeoning market at its 4th Annual Food Industry Growth Conference on July 16. The conference boasts a menu of nationally recognized corporate leaders who will share business growth strategies with 300 food industry professionals at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel.

The nation’s leading analysts from Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., SPINS, and Technomic, Inc. will serve the first course in identifying how consumer needs and desires are driving strategic decisions in their ‘Industry Trends and Growth’ keynote. Craig Miller, ACG Chicago CEO, explains the unparalleled yet practical day, “We get intimate access to national leaders who are at the forefront of consumer research and frame our view of the future, then dive into key executive strategies, understand how innovation drives value, and bring this all together with visions of successfully feasting on food industry opportunities.”

Following the opening keynote, a dozen CEOs, CFOs, and senior executives from well-known and respected Midwestern companies like Baja Foods, LLC, Affy Tapple, LLC, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Hillshire Brands Snyder's-Lance, Inc., and Kronos Foods, Inc. will offer first-hand accounts of corporate development and key variables that have shaped planning for the seen and unseen challenges in a quickly-changing market.

Describing the advantage that this conference offers, Jeffrey Mengel, Chair of the conference and Partner at Plante Moran, PPLC, said, “When it comes to identifying the right amount of risk to take in order to create a winning growth strategy, it becomes even more important to learn from the experience of these industry leaders who have maintained a business resilience that not even the biggest storms could not deter.”

ACG Chicago will conclude the conference discussions with an annual favorite, the ‘CEO Crystal Ball Panel,' moderated by Alexia Howard, Senior Research Analyst, U.S. Food, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC. It will feature four senior executives who will reveal core business practices that continue to set them apart and predict future patterns for high-growth in today’s competitive market:

  • Brock Furlong, President & CEO, Stampede Meat, Inc.
  • William J. Henry, COO / CFO, Affy Tapple, LLC,
  • Kate Maehr, Executive Director & CEO, Greater Chicago Food Depository,
  • Art Velasquez , CEO, Baja Foods, LLC

The day will close with the conference's executive presenters joining hundreds of attendees at a networking reception to further explore ideas and opportunities for the future.

For more information on the 4th Annual Food Industry Growth Conference, the speakers and hosting firms click here or call 877-ACG-Network [877-224-6389]. Early registration discounts end July 5, 2013.

About ACG Chicago

ACG Chicago is the premier association of leading authorities on corporate growth. As the largest regional network in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), ACG Chicago boasts a membership of 1000 foremost professionals who form a diverse organization and knowledgeable network of corporate executives, capital sources, and key advisors. ACG Chicago focuses on the needs of these professionals to build unparalleled opportunities for networking, deal-making, personal growth, and professional development.

Visit http://www.ACGChicago.com for more information or call 877-224-6389.

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4th Annual Food Industry Growth Conference: Feasting on Opportunities - July 16, 2013