The Animal Ag Alliance’s 2019 Stakeholders Summit, themed A Seat At The Table and set for May 8-9 at the InterContinental at the Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, will bring together leaders from every link in the food chain. Due to record-breaking attendance rates, the official Summit hotel room block is sold out, but the overflow block at the Hampton Inn and Suites Kansas City Country Club Plaza hotel block has been extended. Rooms are now available until April 19 or until they are sold out. To view the agenda, register and book your hotel, visit http://summit.
It’s critical for everyone in the food chain – from the farm to the fork – to sit down together at the table to discuss important issues that are important to both farmers and consumers. In this session, attendees will hear from leading retail, restaurant and foodservice brands about how their companies make decisions on topics like animal welfare, antibiotic use and sustainability. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how food companies operate and leave with new ideas of how to effectively engage.
Panelists include David Guilhaus, senior manager of food safety at Publix, Judy Panayos, senior director of sustainability and supply chain management at Sodexo and Mark Smith, chief procurement officer at Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC. Jim Dudlicek, editorial director of Progressive Grocer will moderate the panel.
- David Guilhaus has almost 20 years of food experience in retail, manufacturing, distribution and food service, joining Publix Supermarkets in 2001. Since 2008, he has held positions within corporate quality assurance, including his current role as the senior food safety manager where he is responsible for developing corporate food safety strategies, validating existing food safety systems across eleven manufacturing facilities and over thirty distribution centers and serving as the subject matter expert for animal well-being, food safety and quality matters related to manufacturing and distribution.
- Judy Panayos works to incorporate internal and client goals for sustainability and corporate responsibility into sourcing strategies including local sourcing, sustainable products, responsible supply chain practices and sustainability innovation at Sodexo. Before coming to the food industry, Panayos worked in medical device manufacturing at Becton Dickinson (BD) and held various roles in sustainability and supply chain management.
- Mark Smith is the chief procurement officer for Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC. He is responsible for the sourcing and contracting of all food and certain non-ingredient supplies, as well as ensuring that programs developed and implemented by both the Applebee’s and IHOP Brands are properly supported. Prior to joining Flagstar, Smith held various purchasing and analyst positions with Carl’s Jr., Bell Food Services/Taco Bell, and Proficient Food Company, Inc.
Be sure to check the Summit website for the most up-to-date Summit information. You can also follow the hashtags #AAA19 for periodic updates about the event. For general questions about the Summit please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (703) 562-5160.