Conference Agenda

Thursday - May 19, 2016
6:30a – 5:00p

Registration is open
Michigan room

7:00a – 8:00a

Young Executive Council
(Open to all 45 and under conference attendees)

Exchange Room
You must pre-register to attend this session

7:30a – 8:00a

First Timers Meet & Greet (invitation only)
Holabird Room
First time conference attendees take this opportunity to meet
with CFESA's conference ambassadors to answer any and all questions about your first conference experience.

8:00a – 9:00a Breakfast Buffet & Vendor Fair
Grand Ballroom
Come get a healthy breakfast before the start of the day! It's a prefect time to say hello and see what others have been up to.

9:15a – 10:15a

NAFEM Service Manager Meeting (Open to manufacturers only)
Exchange Room

9:15a – 10:15a CFESA Service Agents Meeting (Open to Service Companies only)
Empire Ballroom
10:30a – 12:00p NAFEM / CFESA Liaison Meeting (Open to all conference attendees)
Exchange Room
12:15p – 1:15p

Lunch and Vendor Fair Presentations (Sponsored by Jackson WWS)
Grand Ballroom

Join us for lunch and the first round of vendor presentations.

  • Davisware
  • AllPoints
  • Heritage
  • Optipure
  • Data-Basics
1:30p – 3:00p

Committee Meetings

  • Business Technology - Sullivan Room
  • Education Training - Empire Ballroom
  • Marketing - Toledo Room
  • Member Services - Burnham Room
3:15p – 4:15p

Board of Directors Meeting (Open to all Conference Attendees)
Exchange Room

4:30p – 5:30p

Opening Reception & Vendor Fair (Sponsored by Vulcan)
Grand Ballroom
Take this opportunity to connect with your peers and make key connections in the industry.

Friday - May 20, 2016
7:00a – 5:00p

Registration is open
Michigan room

7:30a – 8:00a First Timers Cup A Joe (Invitation Only)
Starbucks Hotel Lobby
You bring the questions, we'll bring the caffeine. First timers chance to mix and mingle.
8:00a – 9:00a

Breakfast & Vendor Presentations (Sponsored by Whaley)
Grand Ballroom

Come get a healthy breakfast before the start of the day and join us for our second round of vendor presentations.

  • Varisense
  • Magnus
  • Servicebench
  • Device Magic
9:00a – 11:45a Membership Meeting & Elections
Grand Ballroom
All attendees are invited to join the Membership Meeting. Voting members come and cast your ballots! Also hear the latest committee updates and learn what programs and services are on the horizon.
12:15p – 1:15p

Lunch & Vendor Fair (Sponsored by AllPoints)
Grand Ballroom
Join us for lunch and vendor fair.

1:30p – 3:00p

Human Resources Laugh & Learn
Grand Ballroom

Presented by Craig Twombly of Priority Learning and Debby Olken of KMA Human Resources Consulting.

Are your people-practices fair, consistent and compliant? Your answer might be “Yes” or “I hope they are” but it might also be “I have no clue!” Through no fault of your own, you only know what you know.
In this “non-conventional” human resources workshop, you will have the opportunity to observe behaviors and habits that leave you open for legal risk. We will also explore how you can create an environment to retain and attract employees. By the end of the session, you will be able to assess how well your business complies with the laws (current and proposed) and HR “best practices”. We hope you will join Debby and Craig from Priority Learning and KMA as we laugh and learn!

3:00p – 4:00p

Chick-Fil-A / “Get Bigger by Getting Better – Beyond the Warranty”
Grand Ballroom

Ken Beasley / Key Food Equipment - Moderator
Dustin Doyal - Panelist
Glen Cheatham - Panelist
Greg Bishop - Panelist
Robert Waozkowski - Panelist

At Chick-fil-A our mission is to provide our customers with “REMARK”able experiences so they tell others about our Brand.  “REMARK”able experiences can be both positive, and negative. During our time together we hope to explore how the CFESA’s mission to support excellence in service is about much more than supporting the trade. The CFESA organization that can “Make it Personal”, “Make it Valuable”, and “Make it Easy” for their Employees and Customers can “Get Bigger by Getting Better."

4:00p – 4:45p

Servicing Innovative Equipment
Grand Ballroom

Presented by Mark Fink, lead engineer for the PG&E Food Service Technology Center in California.

In this session you will discover how state of the art technology is turning the kitchen of today into the kitchen of tomorrow by optimizing efficiency, functionality and performance while reducing the overall footprint. Tomorrow’s kitchen will take advantage of new technical innovations in foodservice equipment to be smaller, faster, more flexible and more efficient. Mark will touch base on these new appliances and technology that are showing up in restaurants and commercial foodservice facilities across the nation.

5:00p - 6:00p

Presidents Closing Reception & Vendor Fair (Sponsored by Vulcan)
Grand Ballroom
Don't miss this opportunity to visit the vendors, network with your piers, and toast to great CFESA conference.



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