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Foodservice Consultants to Explore Trends and Directions

Half-day conference on the eve of The NAFEM Show features perspectives from a variety of foodservice operator segments.

FCSI-The Americas will host a half-day event on Feb. 6, immediately preceding The NAFEM Show. Known as Foodservice Trends and Innovations, the event features a half-day of presentations on trends in healthcare, business and industry, and university settings.

"Our half-day event before The Nafem Show has become a popular tradition for not only our members but for leading foodservice design and operations consultants throughout North and South America," said Wade Koehler, executive director, FCSI-The Americas. "This event, and the NAFEM event that follows, will provide foodservice consultants with tremendous insight into how operators are thinking about their capital investment plans in 2013, about their innovation needs, as well as access to valuable business connections."

Foodservice Trends and Innovations Agenda:
1:30-2:00 p.m.: Passing of the FCSI Worldwide Gavel to Ed Norman, FCSI
2:00-2:30 p.m.: Business and Industry Foodservice Trends featuring Mark Freeman from SFM
2:30-3:00 p.m.: Healthcare Foodservice Trends featuring Beth Yesford from AHF
3:00-3:30 p.m.: College and University Trends featuring Storm Hodge from University of Washington
3:30-4:00 p.m.: Bio Break & Refreshments
4:00-4:30 p.m.: Culinary Trends - featuring Chef Chris Jones
4:30-5:00 p.m.: Equipment News - featuring Mary Esther Treat from Ideas Well Done, LLC
5:00-6:00 p.m.: Cocktail and Networking Reception