Schedule

Our Research Partners

Full schedule details will be released in March 2024.

Monday, June 3, 2024

10 AM - 7 PM

Event Registration

3 PM - 4:30 PM

Frozen Food Forum Meeting

5:30 PM - 7 PM

Welcome Reception (Frozen Fiesta)

7 PM - 10 PM

Frozen Food Forum Dinner

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

7:30 AM - 4 PM

Event Registration

7:30 AM - 8 AM

Frozen IQ Breakfast

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:30 AM - 9 AM

Opening Keynote: Profiles in Retail Leadership

Gain valuable insights and inspiration from an exemplary leader in the retail industry as they share their personal stories, strategies, and vision for success. Discover the key principles and innovative approaches that have propelled them to the forefront of their organization.

9 AM - 9:45 AM

Share of Stomach: The Balance of Retail and Foodservice in the Future of Frozen Food Consumption

Explore the evolving landscape of frozen food consumption in this session, delving into the delicate balance between retail and foodservice sectors. Gain insights into emerging trends, consumer preferences, and strategic considerations that will shape the future of frozen food merchandising and the share of stomach in both retail and foodservice channels.

9 AM - 9:45 AM

How to Win in Frozen, Part II

Randy Burt

Alix Partners

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Sponsored Networking Break

10:15 AM - 11 AM

How to Win in Frozen: Unlocking Value and Transforming Shopper Satisfaction

Hosted by AlixPartners, this session is tailored to empower manufaturers and retailers with cutting-edge strategies. Elevate your game and join us in revolutionizing the way value is perceived and spaces are experienced.

10:15 AM - 11 AM

Share of Stomach: The Balance of Retail and Foodservice in the Future of Frozen Food Consumption

11 AM - 11:45 AM

Innovations in Home Cooking and Smart Technology

Leading appliance makers are revolutionizing the home cooking experience in ways that will transform the future of frozen foods. Hear experts from the industry share the latest and future innovations that will connect consumers through smart home platforms to appliances, mobile devices and ultimately your business.

Noon - 1 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM - 2 PM

Frozen’s Sustainable Edge to Drive Growth

Delve into the pivotal role of frozen foods in combating food waste and carbon emissions. Discover how the frozen food category is poised to lead and collaborate across the entire supply chain, spearheading initiatives to drive sustainability forward. Gain insights into innovative strategies like a +3°C storage-temperature initiative that could not only lower energy costs but also significantly curb greenhouse gas emissions.

2 PM - 2:45 PM

Unlocking the Frozen Frontier: Navigating Regional Variations for Optimal Sales

In the world of frozen food sales, the mantra ‘location, location, location’ couldn’t be more accurate. Join us for an illuminating session where we delve into the fascinating dynamics of regional and subregional purchase patterns. Learn how even established brands and grocers are uncovering unexpected insights that are reshaping their strategies.

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion on Regionality and the Consumer Value Proposition

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Sponsored Networking Break

3:15 PM - 4 PM

Sharing the Benefits of Frozen Foods

Dive into the core appeal of frozen foods – quality and taste. Discover the secrets to converting light and medium shoppers into passionate advocates for the frozen food aisle. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to unlock the hidden potential of the frozen food aisle and propel your business to new heights!

4 PM - 5 PM

Profiles in Frozen Food Leadership

Discover the key principles and groundbreaking approaches from a true visionary in the frozen food industry. Hear how they’ve driven their success in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of the frozen food industry. From product development to market expansion, delve into the strategies that have set them apart as a leader in the field.

6 PM - 9 PM

Reception and AFFI Member Recognition Dinner

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

7 AM - 8 AM

Breakfast

8:15 AM - 9 AM

Economic Overview

Leo Feler

Chief Economist at Numerator

Join us for an insightful session examining the current state of the economy and its impact on the food industry. Gain valuable perspectives on market trends, consumer behavior, and economic forecasts to inform strategic decision-making and navigate challenges and opportunities.

9 AM - 9:45 AM

Technology at Retail – how to drive sales and profitability

In today’s rapidly evolving retail landscape, technology stands as a powerful catalyst for driving sales and profitability. Join us for an insightful session where we explore the transformative role of technology in retail and uncover strategies to maximize its impact on your bottom line.

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Political Outlook and the Impact on the Business of Frozen

Join us for an in-depth exploration of the political outlook for 2024/2025, where expert analysts will discuss anticipated shifts, policy implications, and potential impacts on the food industry. Gain valuable insights to better understand the implications of the presidential election and strategize effectively amidst evolving regulations and government initiatives

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