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Schedule of Events for the 2014 State of the Industry Conference

Sunday, March 2

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sweets & Snacks Expo Committee Meeting

12 – 1 p.m.

New Board Member Orientation

1 – 3 p.m.

Executive Board Meeting

4 – 6 p.m.

Board of Trustees Meeting

4 – 6 p.m.

Young Professionals Network Poolside Gathering

6 – 6:30 p.m.

First Timers Reception

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

7:30 p.m.

Executive Board Dinner

Monday, March 3

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration

7 – 8 a.m.

Wellness Run / Walk

7 – 7:45 a.m.

NCA PAC Committee Meeting

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Business Session

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

Gone in 3 Seconds
Dina Howell, Worldwide CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi X

State of the Industry
Leslie Liss, Vice President Commercial Solutions, dunnhumbyUSA
Larry Wilson, Vice President of Customer Relations, NCA

Grow: How Ideals Power Growth & Profit at the World’s Largest Companies
Jim Stengel, President and CEO, The Jim Stengel Company & Former Global
Marketing Officer, Procter & Gamble

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Networking Break

12:15 – 1:45 pm.

Luncheon Session

Tribute to NCA President Larry Graham in celebration of 21 years of service to the industry in advance of his June 2014 retirement

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

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Networking Dessert

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Business Session

How to Win the Consumers of Tomorrow
Jeremy Gutsche, Founder and CEO, TrendHunter.com

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Sweets & Snacks Expo Committee, Customer Relations Committee and Trade Partner Meeting

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Supplier Member Meeting

4 – 5 p.m.

Confectionery Foundation Meeting

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception

9:30 –

Young Professionals Network Bleau Bar Gathering

Tuesday, March 4

7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration

7:15 - 8:30 a.m.

Broker Advisory Committee Meeting

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Business Session

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

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Networking Break

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Luncheon Session & NCA‘s Industry Awards

Supermarket Insights
Linda Nordgen, Vice President & General Manager, Home Care & Merchandise
Business Units, Safeway, Inc.

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Networking Dessert

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Crafting Contagious Ideas
Jonah Berger, Author, Contagious: Why Things Catch On

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Customer Relations Committee Meeting

4 – 6 p.m.

Chocolate Council Board Meeting

6 – 7 p.m.

PAC Reception with John Ratzenberger (invitation only)

7 p.m.

Reception & Dinner Party

Wednesday, March 5

 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.

PAC Roundtable with Lou Holtz (invitation only) 

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Closing Business Breakfast Session

Let’s Inspire the Next Generation
John Ratzenberger, Actor, Author and Entrepreneur

Winning Everyday: The Game Plan for Success
Lou Holtz, Coach, Sportscaster and Author

 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

State of the Industry Conference Committee Wrap-up Meeting