8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

All day registration refreshment station

Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


Sponsored by David Rio Chai & Tea and Lavazza North America, Inc.

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

General Session -
Hungry for Well-being

Sponsored by Sodexo

Eve Turow-Paul, Author, Founder & Executive Director 

In a world where food is more than just sustenance, understanding the deeper motivations behind today's culinary obsessions is crucial for success in the foodservice industry. Dive into the fascinating interplay of control, community and purpose driving modern food choices. Discover how you can harness these insights to create more meaningful and engaging experiences.

You will walk away with actionable strategies to empower your customers, foster community and infuse purpose into your business. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of the driving forces behind today's food trends and revolutionize your approach to foodservice. There has never been a more important time to work in hospitality and foodservice!

Recommended Read: Hungry: Avocado Toast, Instagram Influencers, and Our Search for Connection and Meaning by Eve Turow-Paul

10:15 a.m. –  10:45 a.m.

Business Meeting

Hear about the state of the Society, the activity of select committees and the work of our Foundation, as SHFM leadership conducts the annual business meeting.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Innovation Showcase

This will be your last chance to visit sponsors who will be exhibiting their latest innovations in products and services in a changing world. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn what’s new from key representatives.

Please be sure to show your support to our generous sponsors, who have made this conference possible, by browsing their innovations!

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Student/Fellow Session
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Innovation Showcase Exhibitor Tear Down
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch with Hunger Games Check Presentation & Showcase Awards

Sponsored by Agilysys, Kitchens To Go by Mobile Modular and RC Fine Foods, Inc.

Attend this lunch featuring, the Hunger Games check presentation to Baltimore Hunger Project and the 2024 Innovation Showcase Award recipients will be announced.

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

General Session -
Late Night With SHFM

Sponsored by ISS Guckenheimer

Amelia Ekus, Director of Innovation, ISS Guckenheimer (Moderator)
Anne Moser, Chief Operating Officer, ISS Guckenheimer
Belinda Oakley, CEO, Sodexo Live!
Carey Sealy, Global Head of Client Operations – IFM Operational Excellence, JLL Work Dynamics
Susie Weintraub, Chief Executive Officer, Envision Group at Compass Group USA
Ellen Wilson, Chief Growth Officer, Aramark Workplace Experience Group

Live from Baltimore! This final general session will feature powerful A-list executives for a candid conversation. How is this different from the executive leaders we heard from in 2023? You’ll just have to come find out! This year, we invite you to hear stories that will inspire. Join us for a dialogue about:

  • Leading through change
  • Navigating challenges and seizing opportunities
  • Preparing and shaping the future of foodservice
  • Leveraging leadership strategies to optimize team performance

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Student/Fellow Session
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Committee & Board Meetings

You don’t need to be a current SHFM committee member to attend. Just sit in with the group of your choice for coffee and committee.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Work Catch Up Break
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President’s Evening

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.


Sponsored by elite | studio e, Instawork, ITW Food Equipment Group
RPI Industries, Inc. and Tech24

6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

President’s Banquet

Sponsored by Qwick

Join us for this incredible evening with special award presentations and the passing of the gavel from 2024 President Raquel Weiss Fusco to 2025 President Shayne Varnum.

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9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

After-Party - SHFM Studio 45

Sponsored by Ecolab

The party is just getting started - are you ready to join us? Step into a world of glitz, glamour, and unbridled revelry as we celebrate 45 years of SHFM through the decades, SHFM Studio 45 style. Embrace the spirit of the legendary nightclub!

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Take advantage of being on the water and step outside to explore the scenic Inner Harbor. A gentle reminder to pause and reflect on your own well-being amidst the beauty of the Baltimore Waterfront. 

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