Call for Presentations - Due Date: June 14, 2017

Give back to your peers and the industry you love…by adding your name to the growing list of thought-leaders who are helping shape the ever-evolving foodservice industry landscape.

From the basics of sales and marketing to workflow efficiencies, technology, trends, rep-manufacturer partnerships or what’s next for the foodservice industry, MAFSI is looking for members to serve as presenters for our 2018 MAFSI Conference, January 24-27, 2018 in Naples, Florida at the Naples Grande Resort.

You may choose to present alone, with a co-presenter, or as a panel. Sessions can be open discussion-based, or any traditional or untraditional format you can think of…no idea is too crazy.

Throw your hat in the ring. Make your mark. And make a difference in the industry that has given us all so much. 

Benefits of Presenting at MAFSI 2018:

  • Gain visibility as a thought leader in the foodservice community
  • Create a launch pad for debate, discussion and solutions
  • Influence and shape the future of the foodservice industry
  • Reach a high-caliber audience of key leaders and decision makers
  • Help others succeed and ensure they avoid common pitfalls
  • Boost the profile of yourself and your organization
  • Network with colleagues and make new connections

MAFSI 2018 will provide a forum for foodservice rep and manufacturer professionals to:

  • Identify key issues facing foodservice professionals
  • Expand their knowledge and professional skills
  • Prepare for the challenges in the foodservice industry
  • Engage in the successes or discourse concerning the profession
  • Identify emerging issues relevant to the profession
Length of Presentation: Presentations are 1 or 1 1/4 hours, including 15 minutes for questions. 

Note: Presentations cannot be sales pitches. Average audience size will be 75-100 attendees. Presentations will occur on one of the following days: Wednesday, January 24, Thursday, January 25 or Friday, January 26.

Honorarium: Unfortunately, MAFSI cannot offer our member speakers an honorarium, however, see the Benefits of Presenting above.

Due Date: Proposals are due June 14, 2017 by email to Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed by July 14, 2017.

Click on this link for the Call for Presentations Form. Please contact us at 404-434-5206 or email me with any questions.

About MAFSI 2018
The MAFSI Conference is one of the foodservice industry’s leading events, and is the largest educational venue for manufacturers’ sales representatives and manufacturers, to meet with peers, learn new methods of doing business, discuss mutual solutions, compare their operations with others outside their immediate trading area, and gain new insights into trends and innovation.

Through 50+ unique session topic keynotes, breakout presentations, roundtables and panel discussions, we seek to generate new recommendations, tools and resources for furthering the representative and manufacturer method of sales and marketing in the foodservice industry.

Our immersive three-day conference boasts an attendance of 600 reps, manufacturers and industry partners including rep firm owners, inside and outside sales, manufacturing executives and sales managers from all levels, factory customer service personnel and allied partners–working across all segments of foodservice equipment, supplies, tabletop, furniture, and jansan.

Register for the MAFSI 2018: A Foodservice Sales & Intelligence Conference, January 24-27, 2018 at the beautiful Naples Grande Resort in Naples, FL.

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