Keynote Sessions

Learn strategies used by industry and category leaders as well as business experts at must-attend keynote sessions happening just before the show opens. Gain insights into profit-driven strategies, macroeconomic trends affecting your business and best retail practices across all distribution channels. All sessions are included in the price of Expo registration.


Tuesday, May 20
 The Sweet (and Salty) Scent of Success Presenter: Larry Levin Executive Vice President, Industry Insights IRI Worldwide.As a renowned consumer packaged goods industry spokesperson, Larry Levin will offer insights on the importance today?s shoppers place on both sweets and snacks as well as examining key drivers of channel and category growth.

Learn about the relationship between leadership and motivation
Jeremy Schaap
ESPN anchor, author
As an ESPN reporter and six-time Emmy Award winner, Jeremy Schaap knows a thing or two about leadership on and off the playing field.

Wednesday, May 21

Activating Sweet and Salty Success with your Shopper Segments
Larry Levin Executive Vice President, Industry Insights IRI Worldwide.
By isolating sweets and snacks consumer segments, industry expert Larry Levin will share how retailers are igniting growth and driving shopper commitment by honing in on where their customers live, the channels they shop, and media that captures their attention.


Hear how to balance healthy lifestyles and enjoyment
Presenter: Nancy Snyderman
NBC News Chief Medical Editor
Health and wellness discussions are everywhere, and Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News' chief medical editor, will sort through the clutter to detail how consumers can include sweet treats in a healthy lifestyle.

Thursday, May 22
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profit, Passion and Purpose
Presenter:Tony Hsieh
Delivering happiness to consumers and employees alike, Tony Hsieh is one of the most widely respected business innovators in the new economy whose success is based on the mantra: get the culture right, and success happens on its own.