Monday, September 9

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Drive for Good - Foundation Top Golf
(Optional: Additional cost for participation.)

Tee off to a thrilling start at the SHFM National Conference! Everyone can experience the perfect blend of golf and SHFM style networking at Top Golf Baltimore. Test your skills on the state-of-the-art driving range (no golf experience required), featuring climate-controlled bays and interactive games. Join us for delicious food and refreshing brunch drinks. This golfing experience is more than just a game – it's an opportunity to connect with your fellow SHFM attendees and benefit the SHFM Foundation.

Thank you to our golf sponsors!

Cost: $140 (Includes cost of play, transportation, food, two drink tickets and a golf hat.)

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11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Registration & Silent Auction Open

All day registration refreshment station

Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Welcome Lounge

The Monday welcome lounge is a great place for seasoned and first-time SHFM conference attendees to engage with other attendees. The lounge offers a meet and greet opportunity to network, connect and get acquainted with conference. Kickstart your conference experience and make the most of your time at the event!

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Client Liaisons, Self-Operators and Integrated Facility Managers Lunch
(Open to all Client Liaisons / Self-Operators / Integrated Facility Managers)

Join fellow operators over lunch before breaking out into member segments for further discussion. This lunch is designed exclusively for your SHFM member category.

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Rising Stars Lunch & Meeting
(Open to Rising Stars only)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Supplier Session
(Open to all Suppliers)

Sponsored by National Food Group

This session is designed exclusively for Suppliers. Join industry colleagues to exchange ideas during this program.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Client Liaison & Self-Operator Session
(Open to all Client Liaisons/ Self-Operators)

Sponsored by National Food Group

If you’re a Client Liaison or Self-Operator, you’re invited to exchange ideas with industry colleagues during this unique, collaborative session. Join us as we examine managing your company’s culture in a cost containment environment, as well as some conversation on how SHFM can better serve the client community. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind session designed specifically for the Client Liaison and Self-Operator attendee category.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Integrated Facility Manager Session
(Open to all Integrated Facility Managers)

Sponsored by National Food Group

Join IFM leaders from around the country as we discuss the unique role IFM plays in client and vendor operations.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Student/Fellow Session
(For Students and Fellows only)

Show Up and Be You

Welcome to the SHFM National Conference — let’s kick off an incredible week of learning and networking! For this kick-off session, you’ll hear from Kelsey Harmon-Finn, VP of Ambassador Community Relations - Higher Education, Compass Group, about her journey to success and how to stay true and authentic to yourself.

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Innovation Showcase Exhibitor Set Up
3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Young Professional Session
(Open to all Young Professionals - Rising Stars Required)

Sponsored by National Food Group

Join us for an exclusive session tailored by young professionals, for young professionals. Gain invaluable insights into insider knowledge and unlock the true value of SHFM. Connect with peers and delve into specially curated educational content crafted just for you. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to network and grow!

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

2025 CPC Meeting

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

New Member First-Time Attendee (NMFTA) Event & Reception
(For New Members, First-Time Attendees only)    

Explore why SHFM is renowned for its friendly embrace and dedication to newcomers and first-time conference participants at this session, reception, and conference kickoff all wrapped into one!

Discover the essence of SHFM and its engagement avenues from esteemed organizational leaders and member ambassadors. Engage in lively roundtable discussions, mingle with peers and glean insider tips on maximizing your conference journey. Forge valuable SHFM connections from day one!

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7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Opening Reception: Taste of the Decades! Industry Networking Event & Silent Auction

Hosted by Aramark Workplace Experience Group, Compass Group, ISS Guckenheimer and Sodexo

Kick off the evening with SHFM’s premier relationship-building opportunity! Greet current colleagues and make new contacts over delicious dishes. In celebration of 45 years of SHFM, the menu will be representative of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s with a modern twist.

The menu is composed of items recommended by Culinary Rising Stars from each of our host corporations. Once again, chef teams from our host companies will be displaying their culinary skills. Be sure to meet and thank our talented Culinary Leads, Advisors and Stars – as well as the chef teams, who have all curated and created this year’s food stations.

SHFM Silent Auction
Join us for a fun auction benefiting our campaign to educate and interest college students in the immeasurable value of onsite foodservice and hospitality. The SHFM Foundation develops outreach programs to interest the best college students in the onsite industry. Your support for this important cause is greatly valued. Prepare to bid often and bid generously!

If your organization is interested in donating an item to the Silent Auction benefitting the SHFM Foundation, please complete this form. The auction raises funds to promote and educate college students on the merits of onsite foodservice and hospitality.

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Poets Corner

MONDAY WELCOME LOUNGE

New This Year!
The Monday Welcome Lounge is a great place for seasoned and first-time SHFM conference attendees to engage. The lounge offers a meet and greet opportunity to network, connect and get acquainted with conference. Learn more here!

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