Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Pre-Conference Sessions

8:30AM – 12:00PM

Get Started with Artificial Intelligence in Your Organization

Track: PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION

Speaker:
Franki Chamaki, Co-Founder & COO, HIVERY

8:30AM – 12:00PM

The Formula for a Great Place to Work

Track: PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION

Speaker:
Vic Pemberton, CEO, WITY Solutions, The Pepi Companies
Kari Hatt
, Partner, Behavioral Strategist, Culture By Choice
David Pemberton
, Director of Finance, The Pepi Companies

9:00AM – 11:00AM

Essence of Coffee Module 3: C-Commerce (Collaborative Commerce)

Track: PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION

Speaker:
Tom Bauer, Director of National Sales, DS Services
Stu Case, Business Development, Avanti Markets

1:30PM – 3:30PM

Essence of Coffee Module 4: Top to Bottom OCS Operations

Track: PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION

Speaker:
Jeff Deitchler, General Manager, PraireFire Coffee Roasters

1:30PM – 5:00PM

Introduction to Pantry Services

Speakers:
Jon Holden, All Star Services
Judson Kleinman, Corporate Essentials
Greg Sidwell, G&J Marketing
Tom Steuber, Associated Services

5:30PM – 7:30PM

TopGolf Las Vegas | An Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) Event

NETWORKING FUNCTION

Location:
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino | 4627 Koval Lane
Invitation Only, for ELN Members and Sponsors

Primary Sponsor:

 

 

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6:00PM – 8:00PM

1923 Bourbon Bar | A Women in the Industry (WIN) Event

NETWORKING FUNCTION

Location:
Mandalay Bay | 3930 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Event open to all registered NAMA Show Attendees

Sponsored by… (click to view full list)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sessions

8:30AM – 9:30AM

Leveraging Technology to Increase ROI

Track: TECHNOLOGY

Speakers:
Hannah Davies, Customer Relations Project Manager, Greenhithe Software Solutions
Bill Lockett, Director of Marketing, Vendsys/Nayax
John Hickey, Co-Founder, Tech 2 Success LLC
Mike Ferguson, Owner, VMAC Solutions
Steve Crosby, Director of Fleet, Facilities and Vending Operations, Company Kitchen

Sponsored by:

Beverage Consumption Trends Impacting Convenience Services

Track: CONSUMER & INDUSTRY TRENDS

Speaker:
Meghan Liefeld, Director of Consumer Insights and Category Management, Danone NA AFH

Sponsored by:

The Changing Workforce: Getting the Most Out of Your Employees

Track: SALES / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Speakers:
Chris Guillet, Director, Taher, Inc.
Chris Stave, Director of Business Development, Parlevel Systems
Michael Ray
, Business Development and Customer Service, HGV Vending

Sponsored by:

Succession Strategies to Protect and Perpetuate Your Business

Track: BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Speaker:
Larry Oxenham, Senior Advisor, American Society for Asset Protection

Sponsored by:

Fruit at Work: Changes, Trends and Safety

Track: PUBLIC HEALTH & NUTRITION

Speaker:
Chris Mittelstaedt, Founder and CEO, The FruitGuys

9:45AM – 10:45AM

Tea – Why it Matters, What Consumers Expect and Why it Needs to Be Included in OCS

Track: CONSUMER & INDUSTRY TRENDS

Speaker:
Allison Slater, Senior Manager, The Tea Company at Unilever Food Services
Abbe Kuhn
, Beverage Innovation Director, Unilever Food Solutions
Linda Appel Lipsius
, Co-Founder & CEO, Teatulia Organic Teas

Sponsored by:

Micro Market Success

Track: SALES / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Speakers:
Chris Cosentino, Manager, Take a Break Vending
Dennis Laing, Owner and Operator, NWA Fresh Vending & Micro Markets
Alan Munson, Chief Commercial Officer, Parlevel Systems

Sponsored by:

How to Recruit and Retain the Next Generation

Track: BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Speaker:
Elyssa Steiner, Director of Marketing, USAT (Moderator)
Jim Versical, Sales Manager, 365 Retail Markets
Mike Hoeft
, Regional Account Manager, BUNN
Kari Hatt
, Partner, Culture by Choice
Lee Mondol
, Branch Manager, Canteen of Coastal California Inc.

The Tools You Need to Create Efficient Teams

Track: TECHNOLOGY

Speaker:
Evan Jarecki, Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer, Gimme Vending

On-The-Go Nutrition: How to Sell Healthy

Track: PUBLIC HEALTH & NUTRITION

Speaker:
Bryan Crowley, CEO, Soylent
Jean Terminiello,
National Director of Immediate Consumption, Glanbia Performance Nutrition

Sponsored by:

11:00AM – 12:00PM

Going Green: What the Transition to Green Refrigerants Means for Your Business

Track: CONSUMER & INDUSTRY TRENDS

Speaker:
Doug Drenten, Vice President Engineering, Crane Merchandising Systems

Digital Advertising for Business Growth

Track: SALES / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Speaker:
Matt Harlos, Director of Marketing & Design, Gimme Vending
Neil Swindale
, Owner, VendCentral

Sketching a Vision for the Future

Track: BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Speaker:
Ben White, Professional Services, Crane Connectivity Solutions

Streamlining Office Logistics with Technology

Track: PUBLIC HEALTH & NUTRITION

Speakers:
Anant Agrawal, EVP, Corporate Development,  USA Technologies

Sponsored by:

Growing Your Business Through Occasion-Based Eating and On-Trend Nutrition

Track: PUBLIC HEALTH & NUTRITION

Speakers:
John Hostetler, Director of Category Management and Business Analytics,  Kellogg’s
David Grotto, Wellbeing Business Partner, Kellogg’s

Sponsored by:

1:00PM – 2:30PM

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Reinventing Leadership for the Age of Machine Intelligence

Speaker:
Mike Walsh
Futurist & Author of ‘The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas’
Founder & CEO of Tomorrow, a Consumer Innovation Research Lab

Sponsored by:

2:30PM – 6:30PM

Exhibit Hall / Show Floor Open

6:00PM – 7:00PM

NAMA Jam!

NETWORKING FUNCTION

Location:
General Session / Keynote Stage
Event open to all registered NAMA Show Attendees

Supercharge your networking and rev up your NAMA Show experience at this energizing opening-night soiree. The evening will feature cocktails and a live performance from the award-winning Clif Bar Grove Valve Orchestra – voted best corporate band by FORTUNE magazine!


Sponsored by: 

Thursday, April 25, 2018

Sessions

7:30AM – 9:00AM

Executive Forum Alumni Breakfast

NETWORKING FUNCTION

Location:
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room N263/N263C
Invitation Only

Sponsored by:

7:30AM – 9:00AM

State Council Board of Directors’ Breakfast

NETWORKING FUNCTION

Location:
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room 255-257
Invitation Only

Sponsored by:

8:30AM – 10:00AM

Taking Technician Training into the 21st Century

Speakers:
Karalynn McDermott
, SVP, Marketing Development, BUNN
Drew Dutton
, Director of Equipment Services, Royal Cup
Brian Cook
, Service Manager, Associated Services
Frank Baron
, CEO, Cafection Ventures Inc.
Maurits de Jong
, Managing Director, de Jong DUKE

9:00AM – 10:00AM

What’s Trending in Convenience Services

Track: TECHNOLOGY

Speakers:
Mike Kasavana
, NAMA Endowed Professor Emeritus (Moderator)
Carly Furman, CFO, Nayax
Paresh Patel, CEO, PayRange
Maeve Duska,
SVP, Marketing and Strategic Development, USA Technologies

Sponsored by:

On The Horizon: Nutrition and Wellness Trends 2019

Track: PUBLIC HEALTH & NUTRITION

Speaker:
Sylvia Rowe, President, SR Strategy LLC

11:00AM – 12:00PM

MSU Research Study on Cashless Payments in the United States

LEARNING LAB – presentation on the show floor!

Speaker:
Jim Turner, Vice President of Cashless Deployment Services, USAT
Dr. Michael McCall
, NAMA Endowed Professor of Hospitality Business, Eli Broad School of Business

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Forces and Trends: Perspectives on Navigating Change in 2019

LEARNING LAB – presentation on the show floor!

Speaker:
Joe Davis, Group Director, Customer & Commercial Insights, Coca-Cola North America

3:00PM – 4:00PM

Leveraging AI to Make Better Business Decisions

LEARNING LAB – presentation on the show floor!

Speaker:
Matthew Robards, Co-Founder, Data Scientist, HIVERY
Sharyn Kolstad
, US Business Development, HIVERY

10:00AM – 5:00PM

Exhibit Hall / Show Floor Open

Friday, April 26, 2018

9:00AM – 1:00PM

Exhibit Hall / Show Floor Open

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