By participating, you will receive:

  1. Strategies, capabilities and tactics to boost top line growthmarket leadership, agility and speed.
  2. Decision making insights about mega trends and future directions as well as under-the-radar opportunities.
  3. Institute for the Future’s groundbreaking report Food Innovation: Recipes for the Next Decade.
  4. New models for scaling up through collaboration with entrepreneurs.
  5. Valuable peer network, business contacts, potential partners.

Specifically you will learn:

  1. What futurists are defining as the mega trends that will impact your business today and tomorrow; how the ‘Internet of Actions,’ augmented reality, virtual reality, AI, machine learning, multi-sensorial experiences, emerging approaches for engagement with customers and more will reinvent products.
  2. How to determine if the problem(s) you are focused on are worth solving and will make a meaningful difference; leverage three lenses.
  3. Key questions you must ask to determine where you have the ‘right to win’ versus just the ‘right to play.’
  4. How to define brand sufficiency and capability needs to deliver on growth.
  5. What role partnerships and acquisitions play in defining your right to win in new spaces.
  6. How to move faster into new markets while the opportunity window is open; getting to customers first. 
  7. How internet buying and home delivery are changing the game, what steps you should take to advance your technology capabilities and ecosystem.
  8. What global market shifts lie ahead? How to anticipate and not be blindsided by unforeseen competition, regulation, labor/supplier issues, or tax law changes. How to capitalize on emerging pockets of opportunity and economic growth.
  9. To create insight-led business propositions (and why insight needs a seat at the table).
  10. How to assess new opportunities in less regulated markets (pet food, supplements, food with pharma/nutraceutical/health benefits, etc.) – what is your likelihood of success?
  11. How to simultaneously take new risks while growing the core – allocating resources, experimenting at lower cost, using launchpads, working with partners, and validating as you go.
  12. How to encourage both upper management and your team to take more – and bigger – chances.

You will come away knowing how to: 

  1. Translate macro trends into your product strategy roadmap
  2. Assess collaboration, acquisition and white space opportunities
  3. Determine your organization’s best strategy for continuous, sustainable growth
  4. Generate more value from R&D

Special Features

  • Focus on case studies, hands-on sessions, Q&A, and group discussion
  • Kickoff keynote, reception and networking on the first evening – learn about new innovations you might want to bring into your company, network with peers over drinks and appetizers.
  • Luncheon roundtables to discuss hot topics, share ideas and solve problems.
  • ‘What’s said in the room stays in the room.’ Confidentiality assured.
  • Retreat-like, non-commercial setting conducive to strategizing.
  • Agenda compressed to minimize out-of-office time.
  • Meet other leaders like yourself; benchmark and solve problems in real time.
  • Come away with a clear picture of what to do upon return to your organization.
  • Receive follow-up and ongoing collaboration.