Presented by:
The Management Roundtable

A two-day executive forum focused on how to innovate differently in the face of a changing regulatory landscape, create a user experience that builds brand loyalty, open new market channels and secure the right talent to execute your innovation strategy.

Key Benefits
By participating in this leadership event, you will learn:
  • How the Hershey Company maintained its lean R&D objectives while simultaneously instituting an open innovation program; hear how they were able to modify tools and processes to meet both objectives without compromising results.

  • What steps The J.M. Smucker Company R&D organization took after quadrupling in size via a strategy of growth through acquisitions; learn how they balanced such choices as: standardized methodology vs. innovative culture; supply chain optimization vs. break-through innovation; and career development vs. resource deployment.

  • Current trends and market perspectives from UBS consumer teams' Future 2020 research - specifically, how to gain a better understanding of eating patterns and look across categories and channels for new sources of share.

  • H.J. Heinz's approach to building a solid foundation for innovation and the capability to deliver growth through identifying, developing and acquiring a continuum of incremental and disruptive technologies. Learn how gathering insights from other markets and industries helped the company formulate improved  leadership, culture, processes and structures.

  • About the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency's (ALMA) response to the growing global demand of high quality foods and particularly proteins by engaging with its collaborators, suppliers and partners to invest in creating more rapid pathogen detection as well as new and innovative drug and natural remedies for productions systems.

  • How to attract the talent you need to build and drive a sustainable growth engine fueled by innovation and better understand the competencies that will make them a high impact fit in your company.

  • Tools to assess the type of innovation that your organization needs, and what type of leader and culture will drive sustainable innovation.

  • About PepsiCo's global approach to initiating, managing and assessing the success of innovation partnerships and how they have expanded their network of innovation partners to help develop integrative solutions to the growing global nutrition and health concerns.


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Learn how to:

  • Deliver results while building up your company's innovation capabilities

  • Evolve company culture to support and drive innovation initiatives

  • Expand your innovation processes across multiple functions and levels

  • Find growth in mature markets to expand your brand reach and increase revenues

  • Accelerate innovation by partnering with key customers, consumers and suppliers

  • Recruit, incentivize and retain the right top talent to roll out and execute your new innovation initiatives

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