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SHFM Young Professionals Summit

SHFM First-Ever Young Professionals Summit 

Please note: The Young Professional Summit (educational program) is SOLD OUT - sign up for the waitlist by emailing us at OR join for the Evening Networking Reception ONLY!

This is a “don’t miss” opportunity to meet other Young Professionals from the corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality segment. Only SHFM offers a relaxed environment where you can learn from senior leaders and other young professionals. We have combined educational content with great networking to form the first-ever Young Professionals Summit.  Whether you are a client liaison, contract management employee or a supplier to the industry, you will gain valuable insight from this event.
Not a Young Professional? That's okay! Register for the networking reception (open to ALL members and non-members) and support the next generation of industry professionals. 
SHFM will structure the day where Young Professionals, those 39 and younger, will meet exclusively to enjoy planned educational content, followed by a networking reception for the full membership where all SHFM members will be able to connect with the newest professionals in the industry.

Register today as seating is limited!

Summit Educational Program 

(Limited to Young Professionals)

Executive Leadership Panel
This session serves as a capstone for the summit and will help you prepare for your future. It provides a unique opportunity to hear directly from a select panel of C-suite executives as they share their experiences in getting to the highest levels of our industry. How will you navigate your career and the ever-changing needs of the companies we serve while staying innovative, inspiring and profitable?
Panel Presenters:
Anne Fink
Global Foodservice PepsiCo, Inc.
Helene Kennan
ISS Guckenheimer
Mia Mends
Chief Administrative Officer
Executive Vice President
SodexoMAGIC North America
Erin Moran
Chief Culture Officer
Union Square Hospitality
Rick Postiglione
Chief Operations Officer
Compass Group, USA
Barbara Kane (MODERATOR)
VP, Industry Relations
Ecolab, Inc.

Professional Development Session
Understanding how you are perceived is key to unlocking your own potential. Embark on this career-long journey to identify and build your own personal brand which will reinforce your value to your peers, employer, customers and partners. Come ready to communicate who you are; your values, what you want to be known for, and your unique attributes. Learn how fostering your personal brand can boost your career. We not only represent ourselves, but our organizations as well, which makes this session a must for all young professionals!
Your Seat at the Table
Take your seat at the table and join in on a unique opportunity to connect with our industry’s most respected leaders and learn how you can personally transform the future of our industry. Whether you’re in Sales, Marketing or Operations, we all have experiences to share that can further shape and elevate your leadership impact.

Networking Reception 

(Open to ALL Members and Non-Members)

Join us for a full membership reception where all SHFM members can connect with the newest professionals in the industry, our young professionals. This is a great opportunity to network with a wide range of industry professionals.

Wednesday, February 5th
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.    Session One: Executive Leadership Panel
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.    Networking Break 
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.    Session Two: Professional Development
3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.    Session Three: Your Seat at the Table
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Networking Reception

American Express World Headquarters
200 Vesey St. | New York, NY 10285

American Express is in the Battery Park City area of Manhattan, near One World Trade Center. Specific details are available here.

Note: For security purposes, all attendees must bring a State or Federal photo ID.

Summit + Reception
 (39 and younger only) SOLD OUT
Sign up for the waitlist by emailing us at: OR join us for the Evening Networking Reception ONLY!

RECEPTION ONLY (open to all)
SHFM Member Reception Only - $95
Non-Member Reception Only - $125
SHFM Young Professional Member Reception Only - $35
Young Professional Non-Member Reception Only - $75 (Non-members must demonstrate proof of age by emailing

The Coca-Cola Company
Compass Group
ISS Guckenheimer

Interested in sponsorship? Download the SHFM Local Sponsorship Application.