Special events


Opening night gala

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Cocktail reception

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

NEW Regional Awards Banquet

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Regional Awards afterparty

Celebrate excellence with our regional volunteers and hundreds of consumer products and retail executives from coast to coast.


NEW Silent Auction

Great stuff, great cause

Support the industry’s future by participating in the NEW Silent Auction, benefiting the NEW Scholarship Fund. For information on giving, contact Karin Thrift at Clif Bar, kthrift@clifbar.com.
Monday, October 22 | 11:00 am - 9:30 pm


Regional Best Practices Workshop

Join fellow regional leaders from across the U.S. and Canada to share challenges, solutions, ideas, and best practices. NEW regional committee members only.
Monday, October 22 | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

First-timers and networking workshop

Networking for Success

Nadia Bilchik
CNN correspondent
President, Greater Impact Communications

Relationships are critical to your sales, your organization and your career. In this workshop, you will explore the benefits of skillful networking, learn to overcome anxiety about networking and examine the power of networking to accelerate execution. Participants will study personality styles to understand their style, quickly assess others’ style and relate to people in the most appealing way. Includes a review of how to use social media to both initiate and nurture relationships.
Monday, October 22 | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Grand Sponsors

Summit Sponsors

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