ILLINOIS FOOD COUNCIL
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
WAS HELD ONLINE
NOVEMER 10 & 11

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

During these unprecedented times, it is as important as ever for the industry to gather, share and to celebrate your incredible work in delivering food, beverages, supplies and services to the residents of your communities throughout Illinois. You are essential partners in the effort to help communities navigate the public health crisis.

If you missed the event, you can view these important presentations below. 

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DAY ONE – Tuesday, November 10 

8:00 AM
Welcome
IRMA President & CEO Rob Karr &
IRMA Illinois Food Council Executive Director: Brian Jordan

8:10 AM
10 Opportunities for Growth in a
Post Pandemic World
Colin Stewart EVP Business Intelligence
Acosta Sales & Marketing

9:00 AM
Savings Through Illinois Energy Efficiency Programs
Com Ed Energy Efficiency Program
Special Guest Appearances by:
IRMA Illinois Food Council Members:
Lou Tenuta, Valli Produce and Ed Buchbinder,
Paulina Super Market

9:40 AM
Lessons and Changes from the Pandemic;
Trends Driving Meat and Deli Sales
Chris DuBois, SVP Protein Practice – IRI

10:20 AM
Leading Brands Through Uncertain Times
James Bickford, CCO Camelot Illinois

DAY TWO – Wednesday, November 11

8:00 AM
Welcome Sponsor Recognition 

8:05 AM
The Game Has Changed, It’s Better
Bob Phibbs-the Retail Doctor

8:55 AM
Improving Customer Relations During the Pandemic
Tony Ramos – Industry Security Consultant

9:35 AM
Keys to Adapting and Thriving in the New Realities Facing Retail
David Bishop, Partner Brick Meets Click 

10:20 AM
Consumer Trends in a Changing Dairy Landscape
Megan Sheets, Consumer Insights Manager,
Midwest Dairy

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Colin Stewart
EVP Business Intelligence Acosta
10 Opportunities for Growth
in a Post Pandemic World

Bob Phibbs
The Retail Doctor
The Game Has Changed, It’s Better

David Bishop
Brick Meets Click
Keys to Adapting and Thriving
in the New Realities Facing Retail

Chris DuBois
SVP, Protein Practice –IRI
Lessons and Changes From the
Pandemic; Trends Driving Meat
and Deli Sales