WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
|7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
||Rise & Shine Station
Sponsored by David Rio San Francisco, Mondelez International and National Food Group, Inc.
Early riser? Ease into the day with a morning beverage and light bite in a beautiful outdoor setting. New Members and First Time Attendees can use this time as an additional way to meet other SHFM members in a designated area. Join your colleagues and get to know our volunteer leaders during this networking opportunity.
|7:10 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
||Wellness Wake-up Activity
(Optional: No Charge)
This twenty minute meditation class is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization and movement to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation and enhance personal and spiritual growth.
|7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Registration|
|7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Silent Auction Continues
Bid High and Bid Often at the annual SHFM Silent Auction. The auction raises funds to promote and educate college students on the merits of onsite foodservice and hospitality. The SHFM Foundation develops outreach programs to attract the best college students to the onsite industry, so please support this important cause. Click here to donate an auction item!
|8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.||Breakfast
Sponsored by Emerald Brand, Monster Energy Company and Nestlé Coffee Partners Solutions Lab
|8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
||Opening General Session
Sponsored by Compass Group
The Science of Awe
Jason Silva, Storyteller, Futurist, Keynote Speaker
The world is changing in unprecedented ways. Disruptive technologies are transforming how we work, live and play. Change is the new normal. And yet change is hard. There is resistance. How might we respond? What is needed is more creativity, more cognitive flexibility, more openness to have our ways of thinking upended. Recent studies from universities have found that experiences of awe can be utterly transformative, boosting creativity, compassion and well-being, along with physiological anti-inflammatory effects. This means that state-shifting inspiration has real cognitive benefits for our lives. At SHFM’s opening session, delve into the future of technology, the science of awe, the mind stretching properties of inspiration and how these experiences can improve our productivity, creativity and well-being.
Get ready to consider transformation in a fascinating, expansive and unique new way. Get set for the passion and enthusiasm of self-professed WONDERJUNKIE – Jason Silva!
|10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Innovation Showcase / Networking Tables
Sponsors will be exhibiting at two defined times this year to share the latest innovations in products and services. Don’t miss either opportunity to learn what’s new from key representatives.
|12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
||President’s Awards Luncheon & Business Meeting
Sponsored by Keurig Dr Pepper, Systopia and Vivreau Advanced Water Systems
Be sure to attend this lunch honoring the best in the industry, where we will recognize SHFM’s elite.
|2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.||Silent Auction Finale|
|3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company
Your Seat at the Table
Take your seat at the table and join in on a spirited dialogue. Whether you’re a Sr. Vice President, CEO, Director or Sales Manager -- we all have thoughts, ideas and experiences to share. Be part of this unique, interactive new session about how you can personally lead transformation. Learn from experienced, seasoned executives and hear young professionals’ perspectives on the world - this valuable session can transform your vision of the future.
When you register for conference, rank your interest among three critical topics. Based on your selection, you’ll be seated with colleagues of similar interest for a focused conversation on either leadership, career development or women in business. Each group will be guided by a key industry leader with experience and insights into the topic you’ve chosen. Learn new ideas, approaches and tactics to face the challenges you encounter.
Get ready for some provocative questions - this is your chance to lead your own change.
|4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.||SHFM Hunger Games / Charitable Activity
(Optional: Additional cost for participation.)
With the enormous success of the previous SHFM Hunger Games, you won’t want to miss this year’s event as we go back to our roots! Back by popular demand, The Hunger Games will feature four events that will test your skills and ability to perform as a team. With the goal of earning points, the team earning the most points wins. Best of all, proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Food Now. Get ready to compete and raise money for a great cause!
|7:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.|
Sponsored by Alto-Shaam, Inc., GET Enterprises, Hobart-Traulsen and Tyson Foods
Enjoy SHFM’s Walk-of-Fame and toast four decades with a signature cocktail.
|8:15 p.m.||President’s Banquet
Cap off the star-studded banquet with special award presentations and the passing of the gavel from 2019 President Rob Geile to 2020 President Rob Gordon.
Sponsored Turbo Air Inc.
SHFM’s first decade coincides with the era that still rules pop music airwaves and live venues today … the 1980s. From movie soundtracks to number one hits, you’ll experience them all at “Club SHFM” … site of the evening’s anniversary after-party.