Leadership Summit Program Schedule

Menus of Change 2016 will be held on the CIA campus in Hyde Park, New York, Tuesday, June 14 through Thursday, June 16. The schedule is still under development, but for reference, please see the side bar to the right. You can also view the full schedule from 2015 here.

The program will include informative general sessions, engaging panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions, and several opportunities for networking.

The key topics for 2016 are the following:

  • Antibiotic Use in Food Production. We’ll provide an update on the science and policy developments, along with industry case studies and practical advice from experts on how foodservice operators can phase out antibiotic use in the supply chain.
  • Fish, Seafood, and Oceans. What are the new industry standards and how do we insure global supply-chain transparency? From a culinary perspective, what are the untapped opportunities for introducing diners to a greater variety of delicious preparations and types of seafood?
  • Plant-Forward Menus. Continuing to define the business case for plant-forward eating as it relates to climate and water, our speakers, guest chefs, and panelists will present strategies to reduce meat on menus—addressing the triple bottom line (people, planet, and profit) in innovative, craveable ways.
  • Investor Attitudes. What do the changing expectations in the investor community around issues of environment and social governance mean for food and foodservice companies?