Recipe for Success:
Down Home with The Neelys
Pat and Gina Neely, the “king and queen of barbeque,” are homemade restaurateurs, television stars, best-selling authors, business owners and internationally recognized celebrity chefs. From their latest success, New York City’s Neelys Barbeque Parlor, to the original Neelys Bar-B-Que locations in Memphis, two popular cookbooks, incredible merchandise and endorsement relationships with companies like Kraft and Sam’s Club, the Neelys know how to grow a business from the bottom up. Perhaps most impressively, Pat & Gina’s restaurants have been open for a combined 46 years in a world where most restaurants fail within the first. Join us as the two Food Network stars of Down Home with the Neelys and Road Tasted with the Neelys share their secrets on how they grew an empire, turning their family restaurant into one of the most successful food brands in the South.
Gina and Pat Neely, Restaurateurs and Food Network Celebrities
Making Safe, Affordable, and
Abundant Food a Global Reality
By 2050, we’ll need 100 percent more food. Highly efficient food production can help end world hunger, lower food costs, protect consumer rights and safeguard our natural resources. Achieving this requires protecting the entire food chain and using new and existing technologies while sustaining consumer choice. The challenge is complex and multifaceted and allowing the entire foodchain access is an essential component of a comprehensive solution.
Jeff Simmons, President, Elanco
Unwrapping Food Culture
It is critical that anyone in the meat business really understand food culture. While this may seem obvious and sound simplistic, the world of food and food culture is actually quite complex. It is culture, not people that is the real audience for innovation. In this session, Harvey Hartman will show how food culture is changing and how today’s consumers are redefining and reshaping the rules for customer engagement. You will get provocative insights into the changing eating patterns of America’s consumers and learn what it means for today’s meat marketers and retailers. Understanding food culture, eating occasions, occasion-based trips and trends can spotlight opportunities for meat retailing.
Harvey Hartman, Founder, Chairman and CEO, The Hartman Group
The Economy and Its Impact on Your Business
The world has changed and shoppers have changed with it. Find out how you may need to adapt your business because of consumer spending trends, unemployment rates, and industrial capacity. Explore the impact of economic trends on the livestock, poultry and meat retail industries. In today’s world, understanding economic trends and how they may affect your business is essential to your operation.
Paul Aho, Ph.D., President, Poultry Perspective
Randy Blach, CEO, CattleFax
Steve Meyer, Ph.D., President, Paragon Economics, Inc.
The Politics and Current Affairs of 2013
This election year, political topics are fueling the national dialogue. As the senior Washington editor for National Public Radio, Ron Elving covers the stories, the issues, and the people driving politics and the 2012 campaign. In his engaging style, Ron will discuss the results of the election, both in Congress and the White House, and their expected impact on national issues as well as the potential implications for business and the marketplace.
Ron Elving, Senior Washington Editor, National Public Radio
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The Power of Meat: An In-depth Look at
Meat through the Shoppers’ Eyes
Co-sponsored by Cryovac-A Division of Sealed Air, the eighth annual Power of Meat research helps you gain a clear understanding of what drives shopper purchasing decisions in the current environment, including trends in protein types, amounts, brands, nutrition, promotional tactics, packaging, purchasing channels and more. The presentation will include the top findings of the research, as well as insights by guest panelists on implications for the industry.
Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal, 210 Analytics, LLC
Panel of Industry Experts
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