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2013 State of the Industry Conference Schedule

Sunday, February 24
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Sweets & Snacks Expo Committee Meeting 
1 - 3 p.m. Executive Board Meeting
4 - 6 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting
6 – 6:30 p.m. First Timers Reception
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
7:30 p.m. Executive Board Dinner 
Monday, February 25
7 - 8 a.m. PAC Committee Meeting
7 - 8 a.m. Breakfast
8 – 11:30 a.m. Business Session  

State of the Confectionery Industry:
Todd Hale, Sr. VP Consumer & Shopper Insights, Nielsen & Larry Wilson, VP Customer Relations, NCA

Economic Trends in Confectionery:
Jason English, VP Global Investment Research - Food, Goldman Sachs 

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast:
Jeremy Gutsche, Founder & CEO TrendHunter.com 

Tackling the Challenges of the Future Together:
Debra A. Sandler, President, Mars Chocolate North America

Supermarket Insights: 
Fred Morganthall, President & COO, Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. & Chairman, FMI

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Networking Break
12:15 – 2 p.m.

Luncheon Session & Confectionery Leadership Awards

Revolutionizing the Drugstore Channel
Steve Broughton, DVP & GMM of Consumables in Merchandising, Walgreens
2 –  2:40 p.m. Networking Dessert 
2:40 – 3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Business Session

Bridging the Gap: Engaging Multiple Generations in Today's Markeplace 
Seth Mattison, Change Agent, BridgeWorks, LLC

4 – 5:30 p.m. Supplier Advisory Committee Meeting
4 - 5:30 p.m. NCA Foundation Board Meeting
4 – 5:30 p.m. Sweets & Snacks Expo, Customer Relations & Trade Partner Committee Meeting
6 – 7:30  p.m. Reception
Tuesday, February 26
7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast
8 – 11:15 a.m. 

Business Session 

The Way of Convenience:
Peter Tedeschi, President & CEO, Tedeschi Food Shops & Vice Chairman NACS

Creating a More Delicious World in the Future:
Bharat Puri, Sr. VP Global Chocolate, Mondelez International, Inc.

The Chocolate Consumer - Opportunities for Growth:
John Morris, Chairman of Consumer Markets Sector, KPMG LLP

The Value Shopper:
Mike Bloom, President & COO, Family Dollar Stores, Inc. 

Customer & Shopper Insights:
Lindsay Cowan, Chief Knowledge Officer, Planet Retail

11:15 a.m. - 12 noon Networking Break
12 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Session & NCA's Industry Awards

Remember Yesterday. Today.
Print Cates, VP of Product Management, J. Sosnick & Son

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Networking Dessert
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.  Afternoon Business Session

Digital Retail: Understanding and Embracing the Disruption:
Tom Furphy, CEO & Managing Director, Consumer Equity Partners (former VP Consumables, amazon.com)

4 – 5:30 p.m.  Customer Relations Committee Meeting
4 - 6 p.m. Chocolate Council Board Meeting
7 p.m. Reception & Dinner Party
Wednesday, February 27
7 - 7:45 a.m.

NCA PAC Breakfast

8 – 10 a.m.

Closing Breakfast Session

Leadership for 21st Century Challenges:
Donald Rumsfeld, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

The Political Economy:
Lou Dobbs, Host of Lou Dobbs Tonight, Fox News

10:15 –  11:30 a.m.

State of the Industry Conference Committee Meeting