Wednesday, September 29 1:00pm – 1:05pm

Welcome & Introduction

Wednesday, September 29 1:05pm – 2:10pm

State of the Economy

Speakers:

Managing Director & Principal
COGKNITION

Wednesday, September 29 2:10pm – 2:15pm

Networking Break

Wednesday, September 29 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Foodservice Industry Update

Speakers:

Managing Principal
Technomic

Wednesday, September 29 3:15pm – 3:35pm

Networking Break

Wednesday, September 29 3:35pm – 4:10pm

How the Morning Routine Return Is Tracking

The pandemic has forever shifted ideas of remote work and employee expectations across nearly all industries. This continuing assessment of away-from-home food and beverage purchasing behaviors during weekday mornings will explore new priorities and help level-set the outlook as consumers adapt new AM routines.
Speakers:

Director, Consumer and Industry Insights
Technomic

Wednesday, September 29 4:10pm – 4:45pm

The Path Forward in the Lodging Segment

During the pandemic, both personal and business travel stalled. As a result, the lodging segment was amongst the hardest hit over the last year. Discover the extent to which domestic travel is back, which lodging segments are benefitting (or not) and how to support the segment in the next phase of recovery.
Speakers:

Principal
Technomic

Wednesday, September 29 4:45pm – 5:00pm

Closing Remarks

Wednesday, September 29 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Welcome Reception & Networking

Thursday, September 30 7:15am – 8:15am

Breakfast

Thursday, September 30 8:15am – 8:35pm

Introduction & What's New at Technomic

Speakers:

Director, Menu Research & Insights
Technomic

Thursday, September 30 8:35am – 9:45am

Comfort Connotations

In times of uncertainty and the immediate aftermath, consumers seek out comfort. But the ways in which foodservice can bring consumers comfort and the things consumers define as comfort-inducing within the restaurant space are changing. Plus, different demographics find varying things comforting: Do different types of foods or drinks bring comfort? How does the restaurant space and environment bring solace? How might other aspects of foodservice convey ease? We’ll delve into these questions and more during this session.
Speakers:

Principal
Technomic

Senior Managing Editor
Technomic

Thursday, September 30 9:45am – 10:00am

Networking Break

Thursday, September 30 10:00am – 11:10am

The Future of Distribution

COVID-19 has caused significant disruption in the distribution business, as volumes have dropped considerably and players have found new sources of revenue and business approaches. This study will look at the forecasted distribution landscape and what impact that will have on operators and, most importantly, manufacturers.
Speakers:

Senior Principal
Technomic

Principal
Technomic

Thursday, September 30 11:10am – 11:30am

Key Takeaways & Closing Remarks

Speakers:

Managing Principal
Technomic

Thursday, September 30 11:30am – 11:30am

Adjournment