News | September 2, 2010

ACG Chicago To Host Food Industry Conference

ACG Chicago will host a Food Industry Conference, "Feasting on Opportunities in the Food Industry," on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at The Standard Club, Chicago.

Chicago, IL - ACG Chicago will host a Food Industry Conference, "Feasting on Opportunities in the Food Industry," on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at The Standard Club, Chicago. The conference will offer an intensive look at the risks and opportunities facing middle market businesses in the food industry.

Dean Metropoulis, Chairman of Woodbridge, IL based Pabst Brewing Company will provide the Keynote address. In addition to Metropoulis the conference will feature speakers and presenters representing global success in the food industry. These include:

  • Ron Paul, President & CEO, Technomic, Inc.
  • Christopher P. Meyers, CFO, KeHe Food Distributors, LLC
  • David J. Miniat, President, Ed Miniat, Inc. and South Chicago Packing
  • Kevin J. Brown, President & CEO, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc.
  • Liam Killeen, CEO, Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, Inc.
  • Selim Bassoul, CEO, The Middleby Corporation

"The conference will be an intense look into this critical Midwest industry that provides jobs, economic development and strong middle market investment opportunities," said Dustin Weinberger, Executive Vice President, ACG Chicago and Vice President, GE Capital. "Clearly these leaders provide excellent examples of both organic growth and growth through mergers and acquisitions."

"ACG Chicago often presents key industry leaders to address successful corporate growth," said Craig Miller, CEO, ACG Chicago. "This collection of food industry leaders, together for one conference, is unprecedented. The conference provides the opportunity to gain first hand perspective from the most active and productive leaders in the food industry."

Conference registration and additional information is available on-line at www.ACGChicago.com or by calling 1-877-224-6389. Discounts for early registration ends September 6, 2010. This conference is open to ACG Chicago members and non-members.

ACG Chicago Food Industry Conference
"Feasting on Opportunities in the Food Industry"
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
11:30am – 7:30pm
The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL

11:30am Registration

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Luncheon Keynote - Dean Metropoulis, Chairman, Pabst Brewing Company

1:45pm Trends & Opportunities – Ron Paul, President & CEO, Technomic, Inc.

2:15pm Break

2:30pm Success Stories: Growing Through Acquisitions

  • Christopher P. Meyers, CFO, KeHe Food Distributors, LLC
  • Selim Bassoul, CEO, The Middleby Corporation
  • Moderated by Dave Fusaro, Editor-in-Chief, Food Processing

3:45pm Success Stories: Reinventing Markets, Brands, & Organizations

  • David J. Miniat, President, Ed Miniat, Inc. and South Chicago Packing
  • Kevin J. Brown, President & CEO, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc.
  • Liam Killeen, CEO, Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, Inc.
  • Moderated by Dave Fusaro, Editor-in-Chief, Food Processing

5:00pm Cocktail Reception

Conference registration and additional information is available on-line at www.ACGChicago.com or by calling 1-877-224-6389.

SPEAKER AND PRESENTER INFORMATION

Dean Metropoulis, Chairman, Pabst Brewing Company (Luncheon Keynote)
Mr. Metropoulis is Chairman of Woodbridge, IL based Pabst Brewing Company and also serves as Chairman, Metropoulos & Co.

Metropoulos & Co. is a well-respected investment firm known to Wall Street for its renowned ability to grow, reposition and reinvigorate consumer businesses. Over the past twenty-five years, Metropoulos & Co. has successfully invested in and managed several branded consumer businesses assembled through more than 65 acquisitions in the United States, Europe and Latin America involving more than $10 billion. These businesses include Stella Foods, The Morningstar Group, Ghiradelli Chocolate, International Home Foods (Chef Boyardee, PAM, Bumble Bee Seafood, Gulden's mustard and other brands), Pinnacle Foods (Swanson, Hungry Man, Vlasic pickles and other brands), which merged with Aurora Foods (Dunkin Hines, Aunt Jemima, Lenders bagels and other well-known brands), Mumm and Perrier Jouet Champagnes of France, Hillsdown Holdings of the U.K., Del Monte Foods of Mexico among others.

Ron Paul, President & CEO, Technomic, Inc. (Trends & Opportunities)
Mr. Paul is founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Technomic, Inc. He is responsible for the overall management of the firm, for directing the development of each practice area and for ensuring that the firm's stringent quality consulting and research standards are achieved within each client engagement.

Mr. Paul has served major foodservice companies as a consultant and researcher for over 30 years. He has directed and conducted engagements covering almost all areas of the foodservice industry and company business activities. He has consulted extensively in the areas of strategic planning for manufacturers, distributors, supermarket operators and chain restaurants, in such areas as new product/menu planning, competitive analysis, mergers and acquisitions, opportunity assessments, and organization analyses and restructuring.

SOURCE: ACG Chicago

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