Plantwide, Foodwide, Worldwide! is the theme of Worldwide Food Expo '05, which will take place Oct. 24-29 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Unlike Worldwide Food 2003, this year's expo is scheduled to conclude before Halloween.
If you're looking for growth and opportunity in the global food and beverage industries, you can't miss Worldwide Food Expo '05.
Worldwide Food Expo is said to be the year's largest food and beverage processing and packaging event in the world, covering more than a million square feet of exhibits and featuring 1,200 of the world's leading suppliers. More than 30,000 attendees from 100 countries will visit the show to learn about new technologies, trends and ideas.
The latest news from WWFE '05 involves the details of six Super Sessions addressing issues such as leadership, business ethics, demographics, consumer trends, branding and activism.
The Super Sessions are part of Worldwide Food Expo's comprehensive educational program, which includes more than 45 workshops on topics such as food safety, marketing, plant operations and engineering, retail operations and regulatory issues.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Super Sessions I and II
Leadership in Turbulent Times: Unlocking Potential
Author and expert Robert Cooper explores how exceptional leaders and teams can liberate untapped potential and excel under pressure.
Micro Trends Matter: Understanding Retail Food and Consumer Trends
In an ever-changing environment, what will be the next major trends in the way consumers live, shop and eat? Tom Rubel, president and chief executive officer of Retail Forward Inc., presents.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Super Sessions III and IV
Connecting Brands to Evolving Consumers
Learn how to keep a brand relationship alive and fresh while still leveraging brand equity. Kevin Lane Keller, one of the nation's leading branding experts, is a professor at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business, and has worked with top brands like Intel, Nike, Starbucks, Pillsbury and Kraft.
The Antidote for Anti-Corporate Activism
Gain a better understanding of anti-corporate activism trends and strategies from award-winning communications expert Jim Lukaszewski, chairman of The Lukaszewski Group, Inc.
Friday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Super Sessions V and VI
Forecasting the Impact of Macro Trends and Demographics
Author, forecaster and design strategist Andrew Zolli helps multinational corporations, governments and other organizations see, understand and respond to complex and emerging change by connecting trends in demographics, technology, geopolitics and business.
Business Ethics in a Changing World
How can responsible businesses be ethically proactive to avoid public problems that harm their reputation and undermine customer confidence? Business ethics expert Marianne Jennings, professor of Legal and Ethical Studies at Arizona State University, provides clear tips on how corporations can establish values.
Worldwide Food Expo ‘05 is sponsored by the American Meat Institute (AMI), the International Association of Food Industry Suppliers (IAFIS) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). It features two co-located events: The AMI International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Convention and Exposition and the Food, Dairy & Beverage Exposition. For more info visit www.worldwidefood.com.