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Agenda at a Glance – March 8-11, 2015

Our Agenda is to Help You Achieve Yours

Whether you're just joining the ranks, charting an entirely new course or a veteran executive making your way to the C-Suite within the foodservice industry, our dynamic keynote speakers and educational sessions will inspire you and provide you the tools you need to make your next career move. Programming is listed as of 10/15/14 and is subject to change.

Sunday, March 8th, 2015
9:00am – 8:30pm Registration Open
2:30pm – 4:30pm Get the Most Out of Conference Session
5:00pm – 6:30pm General Session – with Sally Smith
6:30pm – 8:30pm Welcome Reception
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Volunteer Reception** (more info)
Monday, March 9th, 2015
7:00am – 5:00pm Registration Open
7:00am – 8:15am All Attendee Breakfast
7:00am – 8:15am Canadian Bacon Breakfast (more info)
8:30am – 10:00am General Session – with Daniel Pink
10:30am – 12:00pm Educational Session 1
12:00pm – 2:00pm All Attendee Lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm Educational Session 2
4:00pm – 5:30pm Educational Session 3
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
7:00am – 3:00pm Registration Open
7:00am – 8:15am All Attendee Breakfast
7:00am – 8:15am Ambassador Breakfast** (more info)
8:30am – 10:00am General Session – with Muhtar Kent
10:30am – 12:00pm Educational Session 4
12:15pm – 1:45pm Networking with Leaders and Lunch – with Don Thompson
2:00pm – 3:30pm Educational Session 5
4:00pm – 5:30pm Educational Session 6
6:30pm – 9:30pm Evening Celebration
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
7:00am – 8:15am All Attendee Breakfast
8:30am – 10:15am Communities of Interest Educational Sessions
10:30am – 12:00pm General Session – with Diana Nyad
12:00pm Departures

**Invitation Only

News Updates

Dynamic Roster of Foodservice Industry CEOs and World Renowned Speakers To Keynote the 2015 Women’s Foodservice Forum Annual Leadership Development Conference
Dallas, TX ( February 4, 2015) – The Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) announced today that industry icons Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith, Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent and McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson will keynote the 2015 WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference to be held on March 8-11, 2015 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The lineup of renowned thought leaders will also include best-selling author Daniel Pink and long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad.

This year’s theme is “Changing the Face of Leadership” and marks the culmination of a year-long celebration of WFF’s 25 year anniversary.  “It’s amazing that WFF emerged out of the vision of 14 women who came together to discuss the state of women in foodservice 25 years ago and has blossomed into meeting the needs of our industry’s companies and thousands of individuals on an annual basis,” said Hattie Hill, WFF president and chief executive officer. “We expect nearly 3,000 women and men ranging from emerging leaders to mid-level, senior and C-suite executives in the foodservice industry from across the United States and Canada to attend this year’s conference.”

The three-day event delivers best-in-class content, builds meaningful and strategic industry connections and develops core leadership competencies. In addition to dynamic keynote addresses, there will be numerous educational sessions on topics ranging from strategic thinking to increasing employee engagement to the art of leadership storytelling.

“I’m pleased to be part of an organization that is focused on helping diverse talent not only understand what is possible in our industry, but also build the competencies needed to create strong careers, great businesses and a pipeline of ready talent,” said Kat Cole, WFF’s 2015 board chair and president of Cinnabon, Inc. “As WFF embarks on the next 25 years, we will continue to help foodservice-related companies and professionals maximize their success in elevating and retaining women leaders and strengthening the business and leadership capabilities of diverse talent. As part of one of the largest industries in the country employing more than 13.5 million people, we have an opportunity and an obligation to build diverse talent, drive top performance and be an industry of choice for generations to come—WFF will be a catalyst in that effort.”

“We are pleased that Brinker International, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Sysco Corporation are among the top supporters of the 2015 WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference and are committed to our mission of advancing women leaders in our industry,” stated Hill.

Registration Opens for WFF 2015 Annual Leadership Development Conference
Dallas (October 15, 2014) – Registration is now open for the WFF (Women’s Foodservice Forum) 2015 Annual Leadership Development Conference. This year’s conference will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL. March 8 – 11, 2015.

Sold out last year with record-breaking attendance (3000+), this year’s event is sure to be as memorable. Make plans today for your team to attend and receive premier leadership development paired with the only industry networking opportunity of its kind. The 2015 WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference will focus on elevating the foodservice industry, advancing organizations and developing leaders. Attendees will be inspired by key note speakers and go home with actionable insight learned in first-class breakout sessions to share with their teams and implement in their own careers.

To ensure that you don’t miss out, register today!