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Niagara University Food Marketing Center of Excellence presents 2022 Innovation Summit: 'Built to Thrive'


Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 10:00 am

Speakers across the retail food and service sectors will share their insights on reimagining a pathway to growth and innovation at the 2022 Niagara University Food Marketing Center of Excellence Summit, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 21.

The conference, which begins at 11:45 a.m. with lunch and a welcome from Dr. Mark Frascatore, dean of the Holzschuh College of Business Administration, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo. Bill Chiodo, president at Affinity Group Retail and chair of the Food Marketing Center’s advisory board, will provide opening remarks.

Speakers include Richard Ferranti, CEO of Rich Products Corp.; Kevyn Adams, general manager of the Buffalo Sabres; Rebecca Brady, owner of Top Seedz; and Samantha Biljan, senior research analyst at Datassential. Jeff Metzger, president of Best-Met Publishing Co., will moderate an executive panel discussion. Panelists include Josh Halpern, CEO of Big Chicken; Kurt Schertle, COO of Weis; John Persons, president of Tops Markets; and Mike Seidel, vice president of procurement at Performance Foodservice.

For more information or to register, visit https://www.niagara.edu/2022-food-marketing-summit.

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