Wednesday, December 8

7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Committee Meetings
You don’t need to be a current SHFM committee member to attend. Just sit in with the group of your choice for coffee and committee conversation.
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Breakfast & Business Meeting
Sponsored by National Food GroupNestle Coffee Partners and Torani
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. General Session
Sponsored by Guckenheimer Powered by ISS
Busted! The Myths of Sustainability

Barbara Kane, Consultant, Clark Food Service Equipment (Moderator)
Anna Bohbot, Global Food Program Manager, LinkedIn
Michael Dwork, CEO, VerTerra Dinnerware
Smitha Haneef, Managing Director, Harvard University Dining Services
Kate Kerbel, Workplace Consulting Manager, Strategic Consulting, Cushman & Wakefield

Even the most well-intentioned among us has misconceptions of what sustainability is all about. So how can we make our businesses more sustainable without knowing how to identify its myths? Test the fact and fiction of this critically important topic when our expert team explores alternate proteins, recycling, sustainable packaging, workplace space planning and zero waste initiatives.  

Through engaging participation, they will challenge you to examine your understanding of today’s sustainability issues. You’ll leave with relevant ideas to apply to your own current business environments.  
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Innovation Showcase / Networking Tables
This will be your last chance to visit sponsors who will be exhibiting their latest innovations in products and services in a changing world. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn what’s new from key representatives. 

Please be sure to show your support to our generous sponsors, who have made this conference possible, by browsing their innovations!
12:45 p.m – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
Sponsored by RC Fine Foods
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Closing General Session
Sponsored by Compass Group and PepsiCo, Inc.
Navigating What’s Next: Insights for Shaping the Workplace of the Future

Seth MattisonCo-Founder & CEO, Luminate Lab, Keynote Speaker

As we meet 2022 with a renewed spirit of clarity and conviction, leaders are making big bets on what’s next for the industry and the world at large. What will work look like? Navigating this defining moment while preparing to capture the opportunity will require a bold vision, the courage to experiment and a commitment to contribute to the evolution of work.

Seth Mattison will share insights on the biggest trends impacting employee experience and new ways of working. He’ll provide actionable insights and practical tools for participants to lead their teams and organizations to the future-state of work, including:
  • Insights on the trends shaping the future of work
  • Strategies to design compelling employee experiences for both in-person and remote
  • Hybrid workplace strategies that meet both talent and business needs
  • A framework for experimentation in an era of transformation
  • Perspective on the leadership skills and competencies of the future
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Young Professionals Debrief
(Rising Stars Required)
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Closing Evening Event – Lowcountry Fond Farewell!

Don’t leave without savoring this Lowcountry experience - where a confluence of cultures and coastal area abundance come together to create unique dishes and the height of hospitality. In addition to a unique culinary experience, you’ll be entertained with live music by Bill Wharton, The Sauce Boss, bringing his swamp-funk, slide guitar and gumbo to cap off the event.
Linger over this Lowcountry fond farewell with your SHFM family before heading home. Great food and great friends … until we all meet again!