Agenda - Innovation & Growth Leadership Summit

Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday, February 27 – Kickoff & Networking Reception 

3:30-4:00 pm                 Registration/ Refreshments

4:00-5:00 pm                 Welcome & Overview: Perspective on Summit topics to be covered; participants share goals and challenges; Cheryl Perkins, Summit Chair

5:00-6:00 pm                 Keynote/Featured Presentation – Food Innovation: Recipes for Change How technology and social innovations will shape food, wellbeing, and resilience in the next decade; Rebecca Chesney, Research Director, Institute of the Future, Food Futures Lab

6:00-7:30 pm                 Networking Reception – Wine, Beer, & Southwest Fun Food  Featuring Fireside Chat from 6:15-7:00 pm with Jen Faigel, Executive Director and Co-Founder, CommonWealth Kitchen

7:30-                             Optional dinner (to be arranged)

 Wednesday, February 28 – Summit

7:30-8:00 am                Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15 am                Overview of the Day: Cheryl Perkins, Summit Chair

8:15-9:15 am                Keynote:  Macro Trends Driving Growth and Innovation Across Industries; Fabienne Jacquet, International Flavors & Fragrances

9:15-10:00 am              Presentation: Finding the Right Problem to Solve, Steph Barry, Solatube International, Inc. 

10:00-10:30 am            Networking & Refreshment Break

10:30-11:15 am            Panel: Critical Enablers That Must Be Carefully Managed – Process and Culture; Herman So, Kent Corporation and Dennis Reimer, Midwest Specialty Products

11:15-12:00 pm            Table Exercise: – Table exercise, discussion, coaching

12:00-1:30 pm               Luncheon Roundtables

1:30-2:15 pm                Presentation: Identifying Untapped Needs & Translating to a Business Proposition; Anna Husk, The Clorox Company   

2:15-2:45 pm                Presentation: The Role of R&D Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Pete Dulcamara, Kimberly-Clark Corporation  

2:45-3:00 pm                Networking & Refreshment Break

3:00-3:45 pm                Table Exercise: – Table exercise, discussion, coaching

3:45-4:00 pm                Summit Wrap-Up: Cheryl Perkins