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FEDA Releases Speaker Information for 2017 Convention

The Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association released a few details surrounding its 2017 annual convention, which will take place April 5 - 9, 2017 at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.

The annual event will focus on leadership in a changing environment and its program will include the following featured presentations:

  • Keynote Speaker: Daniel Pink, Best-Selling Author of the books To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, Drive and A Whole New Mind discusses “Leadership and New Principles of Influence”
  • How Smart Companies are Rethinking Innovation
  • Gen-Power: Unleashing the Potential of Every Generation
  • Viral Business: Inspiring Customer Loyalty
  • Hiring and Compensating Salespeople
  • The Five Things Every CEO Should Be Able to Do From Their Phone
  • How to Structure a Winning Sales Department
  • Special Member Breakfast Speaker: “Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Distribution: A Closer Look at Dealer Giants’ Trends” Led by FE&S Editorial Director Joe Carbonara
  • E&S Industry Trends (special presentation for non-members during dealer roundtables; dealers not participating in roundtables are also welcome)
  • Closing Speaker: Carey Lohrenz, U.S. Navy Pioneer & Tomcat Fighter Pilot on “Fearless Leadership”

Paul Parr of Hockenbergs is serving as convention chair and Keith Kidwell of Central Restaurant Products is serving as assistant chair.