Confectionery Conference – 2016 State of the Industry


February 28 – March 2, 2016 | Trump National Doral | Miami, FL

Some of biggest names in the confectionery industry will be attending the NCA 2016 State of the Industry conference. This event offers many opportunities for learning and networking.

Here are the scheduled list of presentations:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29

  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Food Safety Forum (FOOD SAFETY EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW) by Bob Hahn, Principal Attorney OFW Law
  • 8:30 – 11:15 a.m. Morning Business Session (THE POWER OF SWEET) by John H. Downs, Jr. President & CEO National Confectioners Association
  • 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch Session (INFLUENCE – THE NEW RULES OF COACHING HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS) by Mel Robbins, On-Air Commentator and Opinion Writer CNN
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Business Session (REACHING THE CONNECTED CONSUMER) by Bonin Bough Chief Media & eCommerce Officer, Global Marketing Media Consumer Engagement Mondelēz International

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. NCA Annual Meeting by Peter Blommer, NCA Chairman President & COO The Blommer Chocolate Company and John H. Downs, Jr. President & CEO National Confectioners Association
  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Retailer Forum (FRONT-END MERCHANDISING: DRIVING SHOPPER SATISFACTION & PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH CHOICE) by Cam Cloeter, President Impulse Marketing and Hank Cardello, Senior Fellow & Director, Obesity Solutions Initiative Hudson Institute
  • 8:30 – 11:15 a.m. Morning Business Session
    • (CHARTING THE COURSE THROUGH DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE) by Ken Gronbach, Futurist & Demographic Expert
    • (LESSONS LEARNED: NAVIGATING THE MODERN FOOD & BEVERAGE DEBATE) by J. Alexander (Sandy) M. Douglas, Jr. Executive Vice President and President, Coca-Cola North America The Coca-Cola Company
    • (POLICY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE CONFECTIONERY LANDSCAPE) by Hank Cardello Senior Fellow & Director, Obesity Solutions Initiative Hudson Institute
  • 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch Session (INNOVATION IS THE KEY) by Lori Greiner, The Warm Blooded Shark™ ABC’s Shark Tank

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

  • 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Closing Session
    • (TRANSPARENCY: GOOD FOR CONSUMERS, GOOD FOR BUSINESS) by J.P. Bilbrey, Chairman of the Board and President & CEO The Hershey Company
    • (HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS AND LIFE) by Bill Rancic, Author of You’re Hired: How to Succeed in Business and Life

For updates on the 2016 State of the Industry Conference, visit www.CandyUSA.com/events/SOTIC2016.

North American representatives for Imperial Design Technologies, Bainbridge and Associates will be in attendance, below is their contact information.

bainbridge associates tel. 616.583.1458
fax. 616.583.1646
Ross Bainbridge: ross@bainbridge-assoc.com
Bryan Bainbridge: bryan@bainbridge-assoc.com
Erv Klein: erv@bainbridge-assoc.com