As part of the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management’s mission to engage and support young professionals, especially those participating in the SHFM Rising Star Program, SHFM is launching a first-ever Young Professionals Summit on Wednesday, February 5, at the American Express World Headquarters in New York City.
SHFM will structure the day where young professionals, those 39 and younger, will meet exclusively to enjoy planned educational content, followed by a networking reception for the full membership where all SHFM members will be able to connect with the newest professionals in the industry. SHFM has opened registration for this exciting new event.. Check out the SHFM website to register.
This summit will have content that is designed specifically for the young professional featuring industry CEOs who will share their knowledge and insight with those who hold the future of the corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality industry.
SHFM hopes this inaugural event will become an annual educational offering. SHFM president, Rob Gordon stated, “We received so much great feedback on the sessions at the SHFM National Conference, we wanted to offer content for our growing young professional community between the National Conference and our annual Critical Issues Conference. I’m excited to be able to introduce a new program we created especially for our young professionals and Rising Stars, here in New York City. This new program extends the success of the current Rising Star Scholarship Program.”
Summit Educational Programming Includes:
(Limited to Young Professionals)
Executive Leadership Panel
This session serves as a capstone for the summit and will help you prepare for your future. It provides a unique opportunity to hear directly from a select panel of C-suite executives as they share their experiences in getting to the highest levels of our industry. How will you navigate your career and the ever-changing needs of the companies we serve while staying innovative, inspiring and profitable?
- Anne Fink, President, Global Foodservice PepsiCo, Inc.
- Helene Kennan, CEO, ISS Guckenheimer
- Erin Moran, Chief Culture Officer, Union Square Hospitality
- Rick Postiglione, Chief Operations Officer, Compass Group, USA
Professional Development Session
Understanding how you are perceived is key to unlocking your own potential. Embark on this career-long journey to identify and build your own personal brand which will reinforce your value to your peers, employer, customers and partners. Come ready to communicate who you are; your values, what you want to be known for, and your unique attributes. Learn how fostering your personal brand can boost your career. We not only represent ourselves, but our organizations as well, which makes this session a must for all young professionals!
Your Seat at the Table
Take your seat at the table and join in on a unique opportunity to connect with our industry’s most respected leaders and learn how you can personally transform the future of our industry. Whether you’re in Sales, Marketing or Operations, we all have experiences to share that can further shape and elevate your leadership impact.
The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management is the pre-eminent national association serving the needs and interests of executives in the corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality industries. Our principal role is to enhance the ability of our members to achieve career and business objectives in an ethical, responsible and professional climate. For more information, please visit their website.