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Why Attend?

Evolving Hospitality: Celebrating the Past and Fueling the Future - 45TH ANNIVERSARY!

As the industry is rapidly evolving, take this invaluable opportunity to shape the future. Being intentional with hospitality can apply to any business but how can we go over and above guests' expectations? Gain essential insights to elevate workplace hospitality, with an approach that aligns with ever-changing needs and expectations.

Hear from subject matter experts as they uncover the art of balancing innovative technology solutions and hospitality. Satiate your hunger for well-being and empower yourself to cultivate a sustainable mindset. Build lasting connections, hear exciting strategies and leave with actionable take-aways as we propel the industry forward.

Celebrate the 45th SHFM Anniversary... and Fuel the Future! 

Registration Fees

The conference registration fee includes the cost of attendance at all general sessions, innovation showcase and networking events. When you register, please be sure to update your information (company name, etc.) in the database so SHFM has your current information for on-site materials.

Not sure what best describes your position? Learn more here.

Early Bird Registration
On or Before August 2
On or After August 3
Member $995 $1,195
Non-Member $1,225 1,425
Tuesday, September 10 – Day Pass $750 $750
Wednesday, September 11 – Day Pass $750 $750

Cancellation: Cancellations must be submitted in writing to SHFM by Friday, August 2, 2024. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after this date. “No Shows” will be charged at the full conference rate.

If you need to make changes to your registration or have any questions regarding the registration process, please call SHFM Headquarters at (502) 574-9931 or email


The Drive for Good - Foundation Top Golf, Golf Outing and Hunger Awareness Activity are considered optional events. The additional cost for participation in each varies; please check the registration form for pricing details.


For a fee, your guests may participate in the social functions, planned meals, The Drive for Good - Foundation Top Golf and Hunger Awareness Activity during conference. Reservations must be made in advance for each function and the appropriate charges should be included in the payment that accompanies your registration form.

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Did you know?

When it comes to soda, Baltimore has its own unique brand: the iconic "Nehi" sodas. Nehi sodas come in a variety of flavors, including orange, grape, peach, and strawberry. While Nehi is not exclusive to Baltimore, it's a nostalgic favorite in the city and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.


SHFM’s CPC committed their time and expertise to developing a curated and robust conference experience. We applaud their dedication and flexibility over the last year.

Raquel Weiss Fusco, elite | studio e

President Elect
Shayne Varnum, ITW Food Equipment Group

Amanda Beni, HMG Plus, Inc.

Stephanie Gilbert, Food Service Holdings

Ron Ehrhardt, Compass Group, NAD
Rob Gordon, DayOne Hospitality Consulting
Bernadette Ventura, Prism Hospitality Group, LLC

Planning Members
Gina Brophy, Becton Dickinson
Barbara Boden, 4xi Global Consulting
Bobbi Capps, Aramark Workplace Hospitality
Eric Cooley, PepsiCo
William Daley, Eurest Dining Services
Joe Esteves, Sodexo


Amelia Ekus, ISS Guckenheimer
Amy Franks, JLL
David Gaughan, Sodexo
Steve Hayward, ISS Guckenheimer
Owen Moore, New York University
Seth Prager, elite | studio e
Sherri Silverstein, UBS
Robin Snyder, Coca-Cola North America
Davin Wickstrom, Vivreau Advanced Water Systems

Culinary Advisor Group
Sarah DeRuyter, Aramark
Brendan Dougherty, Sodexo
David Haynes, Eurest / Compass Group
Pete Rukule, ISS Guckenheimer

Chris Ivens-Brown, Compass Group
John Ryan, Lifeworks Restaurant Group


Everything You Need to Support Your Attendance

The SHFM "Make the Case" Conference Attendance Toolkit provides everything you need to communicate with your company about attending the SHFM National Conference. Feel free to tailor these materials for your own unique needs and those of your company. If you require any other information or would like additional support, email your SHFM headquarters staff at


SHFM will take photos of attendees throughout the conference. By registering, you acknowledge and agree that these photos are for SHFM use only and may appear on the SHFM website, newsletter, social media outlets and/or other future SHFM promotional material. This also includes photos uploaded using the SHFM conference app.


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Make sure to tag #SHFMNC on all social media!


For more information about the conference, contact SHFM Headquarters:

General Questions (including Registration and Membership) | (502) 574-9931

Media Inquiries – Tony Butler | (502) 574-9951

Sponsorship Opportunities – Michelle Romero | (502) 574-9036


Not a member yet? Join SHFM now and save up to $230 on your conference registration! You will also receive an extended membership period through December 31, 2025. To join and register for the conference today, contact or call 502-574-9931.

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