Bringing together a diverse community of food retail financial executives and internal auditors.
Gain valuables tools to drive growth, improve controls and ensure compliance alongside a diverse community of financial executives and internal auditors.
Past Attendee Insights
"Provides relevant information and CPE sessions that are actually enjoyable to attend! A 'must' attend for food retailers – great return on your money and time." – Gregg Maxwell, Group Vice President NSC, Controller Retail Acctg/Payroll
"I have been attending the conference for 10 years. Highly rewarding! Networking with peers and vendor partners is invaluable. Great value when comparing cost and knowledge gained.” – Bill Naughton, Corporate Audit Director, SpartanNash.
"I learned many new things and met several new people I can now share and network with. A definite benefit and was well worth the cost and time. I enjoyed learning about new trends and visiting with many grocery professionals." – 2019 Conference Attendee
Earn CPE credits.
Ignite valuable business relationships through networking and sharing best practices.
Gain valuable tools to drive sales, stimulate growth, improve controls, and ensure compliance.
Expert-led sessions on topics and trends in the food retail financial and internal auditing industry.
A retail-focused learning opportunity offering unrivaled value.
Receive actionable solutions to issues impacting the bottom line.
Keynote presentations focusing on key topics in the industry.
Digital Controllership: Are you optimizing the value of your controllership function?
Nov 30, 2018, 10:57 AM
Title :Digital Controllership: Are you optimizing the value of your controllership function?
Event Start Date and Time :
May 6, 2019, 11:30 AM
Event End Date and Time :
May 6, 2019, 12:30 PM
Next-gen controllership functions strategically leverage technology to improve operational performance, insightfulness, and risk intelligence across the enterprise. In this session, we’ll discuss how to navigate the digital transformation within your controllership function including in positioning foundational ERP, deploying process automation (such as RPA) and using the analytics and insights derived to deliver value to the greater organization.
Technology is a driver of disruption for many businesses and industries, and the retail and payments sectors are no different. In this panel, Kim Ford, Head of Global Government Affairs at First Data, will lead a discussion to dig a little deeper into the various disruptions occurring in payments, such as how regulatory initiatives like the European Payment Services Directive (PSD2) are enhancing competition in financial services offerings, whether blockchain is ready for physical point of sale acceptance, how innovations in AI are creating stronger fraud prevention tools, and how to keep up with the digitization of global commerce.
Blockchain is one of the most hyped technologies this year. Is it all just hype, or is there more to it? In this presentation, Jay Schulman of RSM US LLP will walk you through what blockchain is, how it works, and what its impact is to food producers, distributors and grocers. You’ll also learn about the different use cases for blockchain technology including food recall, trade promotion and others.