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2023 CEFSA Conference
Attending the 2023 CFESA Conference in San Antonio, Texas is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. As an owner or employee of a commercial food equipment repair company, manufacturing company, or a non-service affiliate company, this conference is designed to provide you with valuable insights, skills, and networking opportunities that can help grow your business. With a variety of speakers and topics, you’ll gain knowledge on the latest trends and technologies in the industry, as well as learn best practices for running your business more efficiently. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with other professionals in your field, build new relationships, and potentially gain new clients. The location in San Antonio is an added bonus, offering a chance to explore the city’s rich history, culture, and cuisine. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to invest in your professional development and take your business to the next level. Register for the 2023 CFESA Conference today.
Conference Sponsorships are Available
When to Arrive
Young professionals, first-time attendees, and vendors should arrive by the morning of Sunday, 10/8. All attendees should plan on arriving for the vendor fair and President’s Welcome Reception that afternoon.
When to Depart
Departure dates are Wednesday, October 11th, for nonparticipants of the NSC Boys Town Top Golf Charity Event and October 12th for those participating.
The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is a luxurious retreat in the heart of San Antonio, Texas. This sprawling 300-acre property offers a unique blend of southern hospitality and modern amenities, making it an ideal destination for both business and leisure travelers.
The resort features 500 spacious guest rooms and suites, each decorated with warm colors and plush furnishings. You’ll feel right at home with amenities like high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and luxurious bedding. Many rooms also offer stunning views of the surrounding Hill Country landscape.
The Hyatt Regency Hill Country offers 100,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor space, including a 33,000-square-foot ballroom and a stunning outdoor pavilion.
Overall, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa offers a one-of-a-kind experience that blends luxury, comfort, and natural beauty. Whether you’re looking to relax, explore, or celebrate, this resort has everything you need for an unforgettable stay in San Antonio. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Hyatt Regency Hill Country
Tentative Conference Agenda
Sunday – October 08, 2023
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration Open – Stop in to say hello to the CFESA HQ Team and pick- up your badge.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm YPC Workshop –
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm CFESA 101 -Workshop to help navigate your conference experience – If this is your first or second time attending the conference, this short workshop will provide you with a road map for participating in the conference.
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Vendor Fair set-up – Time to set up your tables (Table location selection will be on a first-come, first-served basis)
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm First Timer Mixer – Join your fellow conference first-time attendees and mix and mingle with the CFESA Board, Ambassadors, and Committee Co-Chairs
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Vendor Fair Open – Take time to check out the vendors and their products or schedule an appointment with them on the conference app
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Presidents Welcome Reception – CFESA President Nick Cribb invites you to join us for cocktails
Monday – October 09, 2023
6:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open
7:00 am – 7:30 am Cup a Joe (For first- and second-time conference attendees) – The CFESA Ambassadors invite our first and second conference attendees to join them for a morning cup of brew!
6:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast – Fuel up and network before the sessions begin
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Vendor Fair Open – Take time to check out the vendors and their products or schedule an appointment with them on the conference app
8:10 am – 9:10 am Powered Productivity – Beth Z, Your Nerdy Best Friend -Exasperated by email? Peeved about passwords? Tired of tedious tasks? You’re not alone. Join your Nerdy Best Friend for a research-based look at common productivity problems, followed by the technology to solve them.
9:15 am – 9:45 am Ted Talks – Women of Foodservice – Showcasing three amazing women in their journeys into different segments of the foodservice industry.
9:45 am – 10:00 am Morning Break
10:15 am – 11:15 am YPC Led Workshop
11:30 am – 12:30 pm EOS – Entrepreneurial Operating System – Tens of thousands of business leaders like you – with 10-250 employees – have achieved rapid growth and a more balanced life by running on the Entrepreneurial Operating System. EOS isn’t a computer operating system. It’s a people operating system that harnesses human energy through a simple set of tools and principles. You didn’t become an entrepreneur to feel burned out or stuck in place. EOS gets you “unstuck” by organizing the hundreds of challenges you face every day and making them more manageable. You’re able to solve issues before they become problems, get the right people in the right seats, make meetings so productive that you look forward to them, and build a culture of accountability.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm CFESA Committee Meetings (These are working committee meetings; non-committee members are welcome to attend and listen to the meetings. If you would like to officially join a committee, complete the application on the conference app)
Education & Training Marketing Membership Services Young Professionals
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Afternoon Break
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Board Meeting – (This is a business meeting, and members are welcome to attend and listen to the session)
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Young Professionals & Board Mixer (The Board of Directors invites all Young Professionals to a private mixer to network with them.)
5:30 pm Explore the River Walk and make dinner plans with friends! Jump on the shuttle busses to head downtown to explore.
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Shuttle busses will run every 30 minutes from the downtown river walk area back to the Hyatt Hill Country Hotel.
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
7:00 am – 7:30 am Cup a Joe (For first- and second-time conference attendees) – CFESA Ambassadors welcome you to join them for a morning beverage and get an update on how your conference experience is going.
6:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast – Sunshine and Sunnyside up eggs, anyone? Enjoy breakfast with your friends and get ready for our Membership Meeting
7:30 am – 4:30 pm Vendor Fair Open – Do not forget to visit with our vendors and make your appointments to review their great products
8:00 am – 10:30 am Membership Meeting- Members Only. Committee Updates and Board Elections
10:30 am – 10:45 am Morning Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Creating the Customer Experience – Gyner Ozgul, Smart Care Service Solutions
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Flipping the Script on Marketing to your Customer – Matt Wheeler, Kason Industries, Inc.
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Weaponizing Data
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Break
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Speaker – TBD
5:30 pm – 9:00 -pm Closing Dinner – Celebrate CFESA’s 60th with an evening of celebration, great food, and live music.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Swing Fore Kids – National Service Cooperative & Boys Town Annual Charity Topgolf Event