Agenda

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Registration

Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer | Sponsored by PepsiCo

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Future Leaders eXperience Opening and Welcome Remarks

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Future Leaders Co-chairs:
Speakers:

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Keynote: A Glance Over the Shoulder and Three Views Ahead

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GPS devices – before they can plot a course -- require that specific information be entered about the  starting point and the exact destination.  To orient us about our current coordinates in the food industry, FMI President  and CEO Leslie Sarasin will draw upon her rich thirty-plus years of experiences as a food industry lobbyist and association executive to provide a personal perspective about the changes, shifts and adaptations she has witnessed on the industry landscape.  With that historical backdrop and providing our current positioning,  she will then interview three future leaders of the industry to glean their ideas, thoughts and best guesses of where the industry is headed.

Speakers:

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Know My Industry

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Understand the big picture and know how your team impacts it.   

  • Review critical areas of change in the food retail industry: competitive landscape, changing consumer behaviors, trends impacting customer expectations, and different perspectives from industry stakeholders.
  • Recognize the influence leaders have in setting their organization apart from others in the industry.

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Break

Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer | Sponsored by Kellogg's

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

The Canyon

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Understand the critical role managers play in driving culture and strategy execution.

  • Recognize the canyons that often exist in organizations and how they affect results.
  • Understand the critical role that leaders play in accelerating strategy.
  • Identify issues leaders face as they connect their people with the strategy.
  • Have a navigation system--a Compass--to guide you through the challenges of your role.

6:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Bus departure to Louisville Waterfront Park

Omni Hotel front entrance

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Food Truck Night (Off-site Event)

Louisville Waterfront Park

You know firsthand that food brings people together. That’s why we invite you to get out of the hotel and take the quick trip to Waterfront Park for the official Future Leaders Food Truck Night. Visit with Louisville’s best food trucks and sample from several of them, or pick your favorite cuisine from around the world. From Southern BBQ to Mexican to Greek to Thai – we have you covered. Enjoy your favorite beverage while visiting with old and new friends, listening to the DJ or playing a game of corn hole. Buses depart from the Omni Front Drive beginning at 6:15 pm and will return to the hotel from 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm.

 

This is an official Future Leaders event – please be sure to wear your badge.

8:45 PM - 9:45 PM

Bus return to Omni Hotel

7:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Registration

Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer | Sponsored by PepsiCo

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

Commonwealth Ballroom 6-8 | Sponsored by PepsiCo

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Keynote: Leadership in an Age of Disruption

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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi will discuss the unprecedented changes sweeping our industry and how to navigate them successfully.

Speakers:

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Know My Role

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Put people first.  Make your team your top priority.

  • Describe the impact leaders can have when people are their number one priority.
  • Identify what keeps you from making your people your number one priority and determine strategies to overcome those obstacles.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Break

Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer | Sponsored by Kellogg's

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Connect My Team

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Connect daily work to why it matters.

  • Recognize the business impacts of engagement.
  • Give perspective on the big picture of the organization.
  • Inspire purpose with a team story that tells what your team does and why it matters.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

Commonwealth Ballroom 6-8 | Sponsored by Campbell's

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Build Relationships

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Focus on developing a great team; the business results you want will follow.
  • Ask the kinds of questions that build strong working relationships.
  • Recognize the positive effects of investing in the emotional bank accounts of your team members.
  • Strengthen your relationships by using behaviors and actions that enhance communication and increase trust.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Break

Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer | Sponsored by Kellogg's

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Be Clear

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Avoid performance issues that stem from unclear expectations.

  • Recognize the importance of being clear as a way to maintain engagement and efficiently achieve results.
  • Consistently follow six steps that ensure you are clear about your expectations.

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Celebrating our Store Managers

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Celebrate the people who play the most important role in the store.

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Reception

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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

FMI FoodPAC: Jim Beam Mixology Class & Reception

Offsite event, 3 blocks from Omni Louisville Hotel. 

Space is limited and a ticket is required. To learn more, please contact Julie Schrei. Participants must be at least 21 years old to attend. 

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Company Group Dinners

Potential offsite dinner locations for group dinners

7:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Registration

Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer | Sponsored by PepsiCo

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Coach and Develop

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Drive individual and team performance. 
  • Improve team members’ performance by providing timely, honest feedback.
  • Conduct more effective coaching conversations through preparation.
  • Better identify the root causes of performance issues.
  • Use a guiding framework for a coaching conversation.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Break

Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer | Sponsored by Kellogg's

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Celebrate

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Take steps to sustain what you’ve started and maintain engagement.

  • Recognize the importance of celebrating wins.
  • Determine opportunities and ways to celebrate and appreciate.
  • Understand how to maximize the impact of celebrating and appreciating others.

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Next Steps

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Closing Keynote: Open your Mind

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Magic is much more than sleight of hand. It's the ability to guide perspective, spotlight influence, and challenge belief systems.  Learn how these three powerful components, and cultivating the right influences in our lives, can make the difference between tremendous success or limited mediocrity.  In a changing, challenging world, things that once seemed impossible can be reimagined and overcome. It takes suspending old belief systems. Unlocking mindsets. Innovating. And taking deliberate and definitive action.  Vinh Giang will open our minds to new possibilities as he takes us on an unforgettable journey through stories, sharing remarkable insights into human psychology and business – all while captivating us with the wonderful art of magic.
Speakers:

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Grab-and-Go Lunch

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