Luncheon Keynote Presentations

Keynote Presenters

Monday, July 31 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Grand Ballroom

Government Affairs Luncheon
Luncheon sponsored by Jamison Door Company

Keynote Presentation: Ray A. Starling, Special Assistant to the President, Agriculture, Agricultural Trade, & Food Assistance, White House National Economic Council

Trade policy is at the forefront of discussions in Washington, DC as the Trump Administration prepares for the renegotiation of NAFTA and considers agreements with other key countries. The role of food and agriculture in these negotiations and agreements is critical to expanding opportunities for the cold chain industry. Get the latest on trade policy from a top White House Advisor on agriculture and trade.

Tuesday, August 1 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Ballroom II

Industry Trends Luncheon
Sponsored by Tippmann Innovation

Keynote Presentation: Leslie G. Sarasin, President & CEO, Food Marketing Institute

In order to meet the needs of the rapidly evolving food industry, we must look beyond the state of our businesses, and understand the future trends of partnering industries. Food Marketing Institute (FMI) President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie G. Sarasin imaginatively merges together a year of FMI research spanning every aspect of food retail operations. She will use that information to show us the big picture: the challenges, the opportunities, the concerns and the possibilities facing food retail. Join this session to see the future of food retail and what it could mean for the temperature-controlled logistics industry. Understand where we are currently, and where these industries can and will go together.