Executive Leadership Forum: October 15-17, 2023

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October 15-17, 2023 | The Broadmoor | Colorado Springs, Colorado

Executive Leadership Forum: October 15-17, 2023

October 15 - October 17

Executive Leadership Forum

Do not miss an all-new, revamped format at this year’s Executive Leadership Forum, the premier education, insights, and networking event for snack industry leaders.

Participants will tackle the challenges facing us and learn from leading thinkers and executives.

Set amidst the beauty of Colorado Springs and The Broadmoor Resort, do not miss this opportunity to gather among your peers and leaders in our industry.

We look forward to you joining us!

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Sunday, October 15

      • 9:00am-12:00pm—SNAC Committee Meetings (By Invitation Only)
        1. 9:00-10:00am—Executive Committee Meeting
        2. 10:00am-12:00pm—Board of Directors Meeting
        3. 5:30-6:30pm—SnackPAC Reception
        4. 6:30-7:30pm—Opening Reception and Dinner

Monday, October 16

    • 8:00-9:00am—Breakfast
    • 9:00am-4:00pm—Educational Sessions
    • 6:00-9:00pm—Optional Networking Opportunities

Tuesday, October 17

    • 8:00-9:00am—Breakfast
    • 9:00am-12:00pm—Educational Sessions
    • 12:00-1:00pm—Lunch
    • 1:00-6:00pm—Golf Tournament/Optional Networking Opportunities
    • 6:00-7:00pm—Closing Reception and Dinner

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. 

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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Colorado Springs, CO
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80906 United States
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