Creating Opportunity in an Uncertain World

With so much uncertainty in foodservice and workplace hospitality today, industry professionals must capitalize on its inherent opportunities to ensure success. Hear how others are confronting the challenge as they speak out on:   
  • The most demanding industry uncertainties today
  • Understanding opportunities that have emerged
  • Becoming resilient for the future
In its 20th Anniversary, SHFM’s Critical Issues Conference is confronted with one of its most provocative topics. Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with your colleagues on this urgent issue.
We will have limited seating for the conference so don’t hesitate … Register Today

Note: If you register the day of the event (online or on-site), upon arrival you will need to go to the main Credit Suisse registration desk for an additional security check.


Registration Fees:
Member $245
Non-Member $375
Young Professional $175

If you do not wish to register online, you may download the registration form and submit by:
Email –
Mail – 2301 River Road, Suite 102 | Louisville, Kentucky 40206


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World Central Kitchen

Following in the footsteps of last year’s event, SHFM’s Critical Issues Conference has again added a charitable component to the conference by selecting World Central Kitchen (WCK) to receive a collective donation from SHFM. When you register for CIC, please consider donating to a group that deals in critical issues on a daily basis.
Among other areas, WCK is currently on the frontlines, serving thousands of fresh meals to Ukrainian families fleeing home as well as those who remain in the country. As we focus on Creating Opportunity in an Uncertain World, we encourage you to support World Central Kitchen as they serve others in the midst of their greatest uncertainty.

Already registered? Donate here.


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Entry Requirements
A State or Federal photo ID and proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for entry: (2) Pfizer-BioNTech/Moderna OR (1) Johnson & Johnson vaccine(s). All attendees will need to show proof of vaccination at the door in order to attend the event (Credit Suisse does not honor any exceptions or medical exemptions).


By participating in this event, attendees acknowledge the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and additionally acknowledge that SHFM cannot guarantee attendees will not be infected with Coronavirus/COVID-19. Attendees must also comply with all guidelines at the time of the event.  Any new COVID-related updates will be posted on this page.


The Park South Hotel (part of Hyatt) located at 124 East 28th Street, New York, NY 10016 has offered a limited special rate to SHFM Critical Issues Conference attendees. The deadline to obtain the discount rate is 4/8/22.
Please click here to be directed to the reservation link. 



SHFM’s Advisory Group committed their time and expertise to developing the critical issues conference. An immense thank you to these individuals for all of their efforts.
SHFM President
Rob Gebhardt, JLL
SHFM President-Elect
Sharon Eliatamby, World Bank Group
Michael DiNuzzo, NYU
Advisory Group
Barbara Boden, 4xi Global Consulting
Kenia Delgado, Sodexo
Joe Dnistrian, CBRE    
Amelia Ekus, Guckenheimer Powered by ISS    
Charlene Goff, CG Strategies, LLC
Rob Gordon, The Cure.
Josh Kohn, JLL at Amazon
Amy Lewis, Kitchens To Go by Mobile Modular  
Rob Mapes, Aramark   
Kelly Meadows, Lavazza Professional
Sally Minier, Jane Street Capital
Owen Moore, NYU       
Kelsey Nash, Foodservice Director
Michael Shapiro, Restaurant Associates
Bob Whitcomb, Past President



By registering, you acknowledge and agree that photos taken at CIC may appear on the SHFM website, newsletter, social media outlets or other future SHFM promotional material. 


For more information about the conference, contact:
SHFM Headquarters
(502) 574-9931

Interested in Being a Sponsor?

View the Critical Issues Sponsorship Program and return page 4 to Michelle Romero, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship Sales, at If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Romero at or 502-574-9036.