Michigan Food Processing & Agribusiness Summit

When:  APRIL 19, 2018, 8:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Where:

EBERHARD CENTER
301 FULTON W
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49504

Key ingredients to profit and success.

The MiFOOD 2018 summit tackles some of today’s most challenging issues in the agriculture and food processing industries. Learn from business leaders and industry experts on how you can drive new, innovative strategies for growth, safety, and increased efficiency in your own company.

Michigan’s food processing and ag industries are two of the fastest growing sectors of Michigan’s economy. The goal of the 2018 summit is to ensure that trend continues and that Michigan’s growers and processors have access to the resources, education, and support they need to succeed.

LEARN MORE & REGISTER AT: RIGHTPLACE.ORG

 

AGENDA
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 8:35 a.m. Welcome Remarks
8:35 - 8:55 a.m. Opening Remarks
Jamie Clover Adams, Director, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD)
8:55 - 9:40 a.m. Opening Keynote: Life, Liberty, Beaches and Pie
Bob Sutherland, President and Founder, Cherry Republic
9:40 - 10:15 a.m. The Future of Retail and Consumer Goods
Chris Baker, Partner, Retail & Consumer Practice, North America, Oliver Wyman
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Partnering for Strength in Rural America
Greg Herbruck, President, Herbrucks Poultry Ranch, Inc.
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Managing Communication in a Crisis
Mark Hubbard, Senior Vice President, McGuireWoods Consulting
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:45 - 1:30 p.m Lunch Keynote: Great Lakes Coca-Cola – Where Global Trademark and Local Execution Combine
Robb Visscher, General Manager, Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Closing Keynote: Competing in a Changing Landscape
Tod Pepin, Senior VP of Foods Merchandising, Meijer

 

Brought To You By:

The Right Place
Advancing the West Michigan Economy
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Event Partners:

Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
 

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