Executive Conference 2011

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2011 GMA Executive Conference Program

Below please find the 2011 schedule-at-a-glance. For complete program details and to reserve your seat in concurrent Coffee with..., Strategic Issues and Signature Sessions, please click here.  


Saturday, August 20

8:00 – 10:00 am     Industry Affairs Council Meeting*
8:00 10:00 am   Science and Regulatory Affairs Council*
8:45 – 10:00 am        Finance and Audit Committee Meeting*
10:00 am
12:00 pm
  Sales Agency Committee Meeting*
5:00 – 6:00 pm        

First Timers Orientation and Reception

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6:00 – 7:00 pm      


Welcome Reception

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Sunday, August 21

8:00 am - 6:00 pm  


Broadmoor Hall Foyer

8:00 – 10:30 am        GMA Board of Directors Meeting*
        Sales Committee Meeting*
8:00 - 10:00 am   Associate Member Council Meeting*

8:00 – 11:00 am         

Special Guest/Spouse Program:
Olympic Training Facility Tour

Meet at the lobby of the South Building


8:00 am – 5:30 pm         

GMA Tennis Open and Reception

Singles  8:00 - 10:30 am (Limited space. Register early.)

Mixed Doubles Round Robin
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


11:00 am – 5:30 pm

GMA Golf Classic and Reception
11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

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1:30 – 2:30 pm     Concurrent Signature Sessions

Facts Up Front:  Making Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labeling Simple and Easy to Use for Consumers

Sustainability: Breakthrough Results and New Directions

3:00 – 4:00 pm   Concurrent Signature Sessions

The New Food Safety Act: What It Means to Your Company

Future Value Chain 2020

Future Value Chain Report


6:00 – 6:45 pm       

Chairman’s Reception

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6:45 – 8:00 pm 

Chairman’s Lecture
Leadership: Succeeding and Failing and Other Paradoxes

Michael D. Eisner, Former CEO, Walt Disney Company; Founder & CEO, The Tornante Company


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8:15 – 9:30 pm

Chairman’s Dinner Gala

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9:30 pm 

After Dinner Revels

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Monday, August 22

6:30 am - 6:00 pm  


Broadmoor Hall Foyer

7:30 – 9:00 am       

Good Morning, GMA Breakfast
Developing a Culture of Growth

Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman, President and CEO, Macy's, Inc.

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9:00 – 11:00 am     

Special Guest/Spouse Program:
Molecular Gastronomy for the Masses: Cooking Demonstration with Chef Ian Kleinman

9:00 – 10:15 am        Concurrent “Coffee With…” Sessions

The Coming of Age of Shopper Marketing

Booz & Company Presentation


Consumer-Centric Retailing Connects Trading Partners for Joint Value Creation

Roland Berger Presentation


Giving Worldwide Consumers What They Want

Elanco Presentation


Supply Chain Rule of Three: Volatility, Visibility and


Building Anti-Obesity Programs That Work 

Introductory Video

Session Presentation

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10:45 am –
12:00 pm       
  Concurrent Strategic Issues Sessions

Women Want More: Capturing Your Share of This Growing Global Market

The Boston Consulting Group Presentation


The Collaboration Factor:  Taking Trading Partners to the Next Level

McKinsey & Company Presentation

12:15 – 2:00 pm     

Leadership Luncheon
The Powerful Art of Choosing

Dr. Sheena Iyengar, Professor of Business, Columbia University; Research Director, Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business

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2:15 – 3:30 pm   Concurrent Strategic Issues Sessions    

Practical Industry Strategies for a Sustainable Future

How Well Are You Managing Your Demand Chain?

The Nielsen Company Presentation

3:45 – 4:45 pm  

Special Guest/Spouse Program:
Dance Lesson with Tony Dovolani of Dancing with the Stars


6:00 – 7:00 pm

President’s Reception

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7:00 – 10:00 pm     

President’s Dinner featuring The Temptations

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    Tuesday, August 23
6:30 - 11:30 am  


Broadmoor Hall Foyer

8:30 - 9:45 am  
Concurrent "Coffee With..." Sessions

Understanding the New Global Consumer


Charting Your Course to Trade Promotion Optimization

Accenture Presentation


Harnessing Diversity to Meet Multicultural Market Demands

Deloitte Presentation


The Mobility Engine: Technology That’s Changing Our Way of Business

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8:30 - 9:45 am   Special Guest/Spouse Program:
Broadmoor Grounds and Garden Tour

Meet at Concierge Desk, Mezzanine Level, Main Building

10:00 - 11:30 am

Closing Brunch

FDA Commissioner Tracks Strides Being Made in Global Food Safety

Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, U.S.Food and Drug Administration

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    *By invitation


Special thank you to our conference partners
for sponsoring the following:



Hospitality Area


On-site Program

Conference Bags