Executive Leadership Forum
October 15-17, 2023
The Broadmoor | Colorado Springs, Colorado

ELF 2022 Recap

The Next Normal: Emerge Stronger
Over 130 snack industry executives and guests gathered for the 46th annual Executive Leadership Forum (ELF) in Sea Island, Georgia. The 2022 program featured an all-star line up of speakers who helped members navigate through supply chain challenges, sustainability, the economy, the digital transformation by presenting unique perspectives from thought leaders and industry leaders. Thank you to our generous sponsors for making the event successful.

Presentations are now available to watch and download, as well as session summaries and photos below. 

We look forward to you joining us next year at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado on October 15-17. Mark your calendars!

ELF 2022 Program Recap

Macro Economic Outlook
Brian Beaulieu, CEO of ITR Economics, shared valuable current economic market trends showing easing supply chain issues and a steady decline of inflation costs, making way for lower interest rates to now start investing in your business.
Supply Chain Crisis: Resiliency and Opportunity
Industry executives Chris Adderton, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Coreen Frolish, Regional VP Manufacturing, Campbell Soup Company, Heather Hawkins, VP of Operations, Transplace, and Rob Miller, EVP of Supply Chain and Operations, Eagle Family Foods, joined a panel to discuss the challenges pre- and post-pandemic with more on the current state of labor availability, overall transportation costs, and the pressing need for a shift to automation.
The Future of Snacking at Mondelēz
Brigette Wolf of Mondelēz International highlighted SnackFutures, a new program bringing value to startups by humanizing the approach to drive mutual growth alongside an innovative set of tools, resources, and culture to help them succeed.
Leveraging Digital Transformation and Future Trends
Leonard Brody, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman from Caravan discussed the causes that reset the operating system of Earth, and his outlook on the possibility of “our own roaring 20s” coming in the next 10-18 months.
A Report from the Front Lines of Sustainability
Nate Shepley Streed with Vontier spoke about embracing and accelerating smart sustainable solutions for the road ahead, the importance of pushing all parts of ESG, and the need for transparency about your sustainability strategy and advancements.
The Future of Work Begins with Conscious Leadership Today
Holistic Leadership Strategist, Virginia “Ginny” Clarke, rounded out the program with her outlook on the Great Resignation, the impending recession, and the need for conscience leadership to redefine hiring and retention methods for both the organization and employees.

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