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December 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm



Foodservice Issues, Outlook & Implications

December 10, 2019
Chicago, IL

8:00am – 3:30pm

$799 – $999

Pentallect’s annual Summit, Foodservice Distribution: Issues, Outlook and Implications, will address evolving trends across the food distribution channel, assess implications for supply chain partners – manufacturers, distributors, sales agencies, operators and investors – and identify specific imperatives for organizations to succeed in the new market realities. The Summit is designed for General Managers, Sales, Marketing and Finance leadership team members to hear from industry experts, share perspectives in a dynamic environment, and take away specific action items to position their organizations for success. The Summit will include original research,  presentations on key topics, insightful guest speakers and engaging Q&A sessions following each presentation.


8:00 - 8:30 amRegistration and Coffee
8:30 - 8:45 amWelcome and IntroductionsPentallect Partners
8:45 - 9:15 amDistribution Channel Outlook
▪ What to expect; includes evolving dynamics, future operating models and implications
Pentallect Partners
9:15 - 9:45 amThe Changing Face of GPOs
▪ GPOs look to grow market share, especially in the chain and independent restaurant segments
Scott Sanders, CEO-Foodservice
Josh Bucy, SVP-Member Growth
Foodbuy USA
9:45 - 10:15 amDistribution M&A Outlook
▪ A view of evolving M&A dynamics within the distribution channel
Bill Beattie | Matt Austin
Managing Directors
Keiter Advisors
10:15 - 10:45 amNetworking Break
10:45 - 11:15 amDriving Growth with Independent Operators
▪ Independent operators' expectations from their manufacturer, distributor and agency partner
Susan Szymanski
Vice-President; Publisher
Plate Magazine
11:15 - 11:45 pmTechnology to Transform Distribution
▪ A distribution disruptor's business model and future outlook for non-traditional distribution
Chris Elliott
COO and Co-Founder
Cheetah Technologies
11:45 - 12:45 pmLunch
12:45 - 1:15 pmDistributor Success Models
▪ How independents will succeed in an evolving food distribution marketplace
Nicole Mouskondis
Nicholas and Company
1:15 - 1:45 pmImproving Order-to-Ship Conversion Rates
▪ Understanding industry dynamics and best practices for improved performance
Chris Martin
Founder | General Manager
Tibersoft Technologies
1:45 - 2:00 pmNetworking Break
2:00 - 2:30 pmCross-Enterprise Artificial Intelligence
▪ Harnessing internal and external data to stimulate "pull" demand for your brands
Stephen Webster
CPG/Consumer Goods Market Leader
r4 Technologies
2:30 - 3:00 pmThe Future of Distribution
▪ Implications of consolidation, including the role of independents and emerging alternatives in distribution
John Reisigl
Executive Vice-President
Cheney Brothers
3:00 - 3:30 pmWrap UpPentallect Partners
Single Ticket Price: $999 Multiple Attendees (from same company): $799* per ticket *discount applied at checkout For questions regarding registration or to be invoiced rather than pay by credit card, please contact us.


Unlimited available
Summit Admission$999.00


December 10, 2019
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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The Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611 United States