Meeting Program

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Sunday, October 14

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

State of the Association

Jeff Noble
T. Marzetti Company
ADS Chair of the Board
The Association for Dressings & Sauces

Moving At The Speed Of Innovation

Tamara Kleinberg
Ms. Kleinberg is the founder of a thriving entrepreneurial organization, LaunchStreet, that works with people and organizations to leverage innovation to outmaneuver the changing marketplace, outperform the competition and go further, faster. Get ready to go on a wild innovation ride with Tamara.

Mind Reading: Using Social Data To Reach Your B2C And B2B Audience

Michael Durwin

As a social media pioneer, Michael Durwin demonstrates how to use mind-reading tactics for social media intel to inform of product preferences and to better reach your audience.  He’ll show you how to dig deeper into the social atmosphere to discover what they really think about your company or product(s) from product attributes to trends and opinions.

Culinary Challenge & Reception
Don’t miss this year’s Culinary Challenge as you watch some of your fellow ADS colleagues work with a chef to develop a culinary creation. In addition to much fun and laughter, this event will provide manufacturers and suppliers a means to search out new contacts and strengthen current relationships.

Monday, October 15

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Riding The Waves Without Getting Wet: How To Manage Change In Today’s Workplace

Mike Hourigan
Join Mike Hourigan as he shares how leading teams through change is how true leaders rise to the top. Mike’s actionable tips for becoming change-resilient will prepare the audience for everything from bracing for regulatory changes to lasting cultural shifts.

ADS Communications Update

Stan Samples
Kellen Communications
ADS’ Manager of Communications will share results to date of ADS’ 2018 communications program and what promotions are being planned for 2019.

Dressing & Sauce Trends

Polly Johnson
With over 20 years of consumer and business-to-business marketing experience in both consumer packaged goods and foodservice channels, Ms. Johnson will bring us up-to-date with the latest in dressing and sauce trends.