Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago

What You Get

Our ‘invitation-only’ approach allows us to provide exceptional service for our audience.


Conference Pass

Full access to the event, from educational sessions to networking events.


Flight Voucher

Traveling more than 100 miles? We'll help with a $200 flight credit.


Overnight Hotel

We cover the first night and offer a discounted rate. Spouses welcomed.


5 Star Catering

Breakfasts, lunches, networking receptions and dinner.

Who You'll Meet

A unique engagement opportunity with Fortune 500 companies and emerging mid-size enterprises.


Influential Peers

Benchmark with the movers and shakers of food and beverage.


Industry Experts

Learn from the best in the field and walk away with actionable insights.


Leading Partners

Meet only with the most relevant for your projects and initiatives.



Unparalleled networking opportunities with high profile industry leaders.

What You'll Do

Your registration creates a personalized agenda based on specific areas of responsibility, challenges and interests.


Learning Time

Spend most of your time participating in educational sessions and networking activities.


Educational Sessions

Keynotes, plenary sessions, industry panel discussions, case studies and more.


Networking Activities

Connect with peers who can truly make a difference to your business.


Research Time

25-minute appointments to discover leading solutions guided by knowledgable executives.

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A 100% peer-driven educational program centered around 4 key themes addressing the most pressing challenges in food and beverage manufacturing.


Key Themes

close Product Development and Innovation to Keep up with Consumer Trends

This track was designed for leaders and innovators in the food industry. As consumers keep pushing towards trends like clear labeling, plant-based products, reduced sugar, and healthy options, it has become pivotal for food companies to stay-up to-date, innovate, and develop products that will keep up with the ever-changing landscape. In this track leaders will discuss challenges, opportunities and winning strategies to stay ahead and remain successful in a highly competitive industry.

  • Emerging Trends that are Projected to Impact the Industry
  • Manufacturing Flexibility and Innovation Practices to Keep Up with Customer Demands
  • Best Practices on Concept to Launch New Products
Food safety and regulatory compliance is at the forefront of the food industry.  There is no doubt on the great challenge that food & beverage companies undertake in terms of keeping up with recent standards and regulations. Recent regulations such as GHS and FSMA can be complicated and intricate to understand and implement into current operations. During the track speakers will discuss leading approaches on how to keep up and stay compliant with food safety regulations.
  • Best Practices for Implementing a Successful Food Safety Program
  • The Impacts of FSMA on the Supply Chain and Manufacturing Floor
  • Clean Label Initiatives and the Effects on Food Safety and Product Stability
Sustainable packaging is no longer a want for food and beverage manufacturers, it is essential. To stay competitive in the current market and to thrive in the future, food and beverage companies must become engaged in sustainable packaging.  During this track, subject matter experts will discuss sustainable packaging and leading practices that will satisfy consumer demand and will contribute to a significant competitive advantage.
  • Is Packaging Innovation Really Helping Drive Sales?
  • How to Overcome Roadblocks to Achieving Successful Sustainable Packaging
  • Making Sustainable Packaging Cost-Effective and a Corporate Value
Food and beverage manufacturers continue to devote considerable efforts into efficient warehousing and transportation. An effective and strategic distribution channel is crucial for many manufacturers and can enable F&B companies to reduce cost and risk.  During this track, leaders will discuss some long-term and strategic supply chain initiatives to optimize network operations.
  • Winning the Last Mile Logistics Battle
  • Managing Logistics & Distribution for New Products
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies Addressing Potential Disruption


Get insights from 20+ food and beverage executives actively addressing industry challenges. Check out last year's assembly!

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Andria Long

Vice President of Innovation

Johnsonville Sausage

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Colleen Kavanagh

CEO & Co-Founder

ZEGO Snacks

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Ferhan Ozadali

Director, Global R&D - Processing

Mead Johnson Nutrition

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Iris Tsidon



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Jessica Campbell

Senior Counsel

Tyson Foods

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Joaquin Anon Suarez

Performance Manager

Danone Wave

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Jon Sobel


Sight Machine

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Kevin Terwilliger

IoT Solutions Director


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Justin Kobler

Vice President of Manufacturing

Land O'Frost

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Mark Novak

Director of Operations

Global Organics

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Maya Gal



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Michael Armstead

Regional Director of Safety

Bimbo Bakeries

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Mike Davis

Director of Quality

Baldwin Richardson Foods

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Stephen Engel

Senior Vice President, Practice Lead

Hitachi Consulting

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Pietro Di Pilato

Senior Vice President Technical, Innovation and Brand Change


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Sean Maroney

Plant Manager

Maplehurst Bakeries LLC


Make every session valuable by selecting up to 2 key themes to mix and match the most relevant topics to you.

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Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration


Breakfast Buffet

Keynote Presentation

close Operationalizing Digital Manufacturing

Implementing Digital ManufacturingSight Machine - CEO

By 2022 Smart factories will deliver an estimated $500B in value and a 7x increase in overall productivity. What can manufacturing leaders do today to ensure short-term investments support the capabilities required for near and long-term Digital Manufacturing success?

  • How can companies identify their current level of Digital Readiness?
  • What use cases become available as a company increases their Digital Readiness?
  • What pitfalls threaten successful Digital Manufacturing implementations?
  • What has Sight Machine learned from working with the world’s most advanced Digital Manufacturers?


Jon Sobel
CEOSight Machine

Targeted Research Meetings




Targeted Research Meetings


Cocktail Reception


Industry Dinner


Breakfast Buffet


Targeted Research Meetings




Experienced industry leaders help us design a relevant and 100% peer-led educational program.

Steering Committee Members

David Janow Chief Executive Officer and President
Axiom Foods, Inc..
Ron Ward Vice President Operations and Productivity
Origlio Beverage
Tom Christensen Vice President of Operations
Goodheart Brand Specialty Foods
Mike Fleming Vice President of Engineering
Campbell Soup Company
Tom Heagney Quality Manager
Amir Ghannad Former Sr. Director - Global People Excellence
Campbell Soup Company
Aaron Brodniak Director of Quality
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
Neeraj Sharma, Ph.D Head of Packaging Development and Innovation
Apio, Inc.
Carl Freeman Manufacturing Director
Mars Chocolate North America
Bruno Padovani Director of LEAN Continuous Improvement
Ferrara Candy Company
Cary Miller Vice president
Food Industry News


Over the year’s we’ve hosted senior level executives from 80% of the Fortune 100, as well as thousands of up and coming mid-market organizations.

Attendee Testimonials

"This was my second time attending the IMPACT Summit. I found it very informative, made some good contacts, and brought back some information that was of benefit to my group. As a result I brought a colleague with me this time. The presentations and scheduling were tailored to my interests. When I preferred to attend presentations not on my original schedule it was modified per my request. I would recommend attendance at these events."

"I've attended IMPACT both as a speaker and attendee. From a speaker’s perspective, it gave me an opportunity to share best practices with many of my peers for an industry wide issue. As an attendee, I would recommend and encourage other senior level executives to speak – it provides an outlet to give back to your industry and professional community."

Attendee List


IMPACT is the food and beverage industry’s fastest growing event, quickly establishing a reputation as the deal generating show. Explore last year's solution partners!


The food and beverage industry's leading executive-level conference plays host to over 500 senior-level attendees each year. In the last decade, we’ve produced 10 large scale IMPACT conferences across America.


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Our Team

Josh Ridener

Vice President
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Marin Silvers

VP of Operations
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Lucia Contreras

Content Director
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Kristin Hennes

Attendee Relations
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George Marinakis

Sales Manager
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Rich Steen

Sales Manager
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Your full access conference pass includes overnight accommodations, meals and cocktail receptions.

The Hotel

Renaissance Schaumburg

Experience refined style at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg where stunning design blends seamlessly with impeccable service.

Our Schaumburg hotel accommodations boast stylish design and luxurious comfort. Located in an accessible hub with a sophisticated collection of retail and culinary options such as Sam & Harry’s and Woodfield Mall, this Schaumburg, Illinois hotel serves as an indigenous ambassador for entire Chicagoland area…and a gateway for the entire Midwest.
Accommodations must be booked through the conference organizers and not through the venue directly. We cover the first night and offer a discounted rate. Spouses welcomed. For reservations please contact:
The nearest airport is Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), which is less than 15 miles away. Alternatively, you may fly into Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). This hotel does not provide shuttle service. Taxis are readily available at the airport.
The Renaissance Schaumburg  | 1551 N. Thoreau Drive Schaumburg, IL 60173