Our educational programming blends a variety of learning formats from keynote presentations to breakout groups. In energizing, entertaining sessions featuring industry veterans and unexpected voices, we will help you discover how to take advantage of new opportunities in technology, new product trends, and new approaches to retail and marketing. The expert educators, analysts, and visionaries we’re bringing to Palm Springs will inspire you to develop and grow your own unique brand in California’s culture of food.

Shawn Achor

Author “The Happiness Advantage”

David Sax

Food Trend Journalist

Karl Schroeder

Senior Vice President – Corporate Merchandising, Albertsons Companies, Inc.

Will Rosenzweig

Dean and Executive Director, The Food Business School

Kristin Groos Richmond

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Revolution Foods

Dror Sharon

Founder & CEO, Consumer Physics/SCiO

Nilam Ganenthiran

Head of Business Development & Strategy, Instacart

Mike Paglia

Director Retail Insights, Kantar Retail

Christopher Studach

Creative Director, King Retail Solutions

Darren Seifer

Food & Beverage Industry Analyst, The NPD Group, Inc.

Angee Walls

SVP of Retail Business Development, Eversight

Catherine Hartmann

Senior Consultant, Towers Watson

Michelle Seidel

Senior Consultant, Towers Watson

Bill Carmody

Founder of Trepoint

“Speakers were so far out of the box they challenged everything we think. I can’t think of anything I would change.”

Bill Wilber
Vice President Sales
Houweling’s Tomatoes

“Great event this week, we really loved every minute of it from the relevant meetings, to the thought provoking speakers, to even just the well organized and executed schedule. Thanks again to you and all of your team for an outstanding conference!”

Erin Barklow
National Sales Manager
Command Packaging