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2014 State of the Industry Conference Presentations

Below are the presentations from the 2014 State of the Industry Conference, held March 2-5 in Miami, Florida.

Monday, March 3

Welcoming Remarks
Larry Graham, President, National Confectioners Association

The Trust Edge: What Top Leaders Have and Eight Pillars to Build It Yourself"
David Horsager, Business Strategist & Author, Horsager Leadership, Inc.

The State of the Industry
Leslie Liss, Vice President Commercial Solutions, dunnhumbyUSA
Larry Wilson, Vice President of Customer Relations, National Confectioners Association

Grow: How Ideals Power Growth & Profit at the World's Largest Companies
Jim Stengel, President & CEO, The Jim Stengel Company, and former GMO, Proctor & Gamble 

Confectionery Leadership Awards
Tim Erceg, Purchasing Specialist, Hy-Vee, Inc.
Jamal Parker, Senior Buyer, Candy & Snacks, Sam's Club

How to Win the Consumers of Tomorrow
Jeremy Gutsche, Founder & CEO,

Tuesday, March 4

Welcoming Remarks
Alison Bodor, Executive Vice President, National Confectioners Association

The Consumer & the Convenience Channel
Brad Call, Board of Directors, Maverik, Inc., and Chairman, NACS

Revolutionizing the Customer Experience
Greg Brown, President, UPS Retail Sector, UPS

Change Before the Change: The 2020 Retail Landscape
Dan O'Connor, President & CEO, RetailNet Group

Too Much Choice?
Dr. Barbara Kahn, Professor of Marketing & Director, Jay H. Baker Retailing Center, The Wharton School

NCA Industry Awards
Katherine Clark, Vice President of Sales, Capol LLC
Dean Spangler, Chairman of the Board, Spangler Candy Company

NCA's Annual Meeting
Bob Simpson, President & COO, Jelly Belly Candy Company, and Chairman, National Confectioners Association
Peter Blommer, President & COO, The Blommer Chocolate Company, and Vice Chairman, National Confectioners Association

Crafting Contagious Ideas Workbook
Contagious STEPPS
Jonah Berger, Author & Associate Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School