FARE 2013: The Spark of Innovation

"Innovate or die" has been a mantra in the business world for generations. But what makes it more critical today is the increasingly cut-throat foodservice arena—where channel lines blur and everyone is competition—making the need to ignite the spark of innovation so crucial.

Your job is to step away from the daily grind, take time to incite ideas and innovation, and then lay the path to consistently execute them. Large or small, innovation can change your business, your momentum and your morale.

FARE is the place to ignite the spark to keep you creative, consistent and competitive. It’s where foodservice professionals can leave the four corners of their channel to find and translate trends and ideas to their own businesses. FARE kindles the flame within you and your company to find success in foodservice at retail.

FARE is the only event of its kind that brings together the dynamic, fast-growing foodservice-at-retail industry. Operators and suppliers gather to discuss the changes, challenges and opportunities facing foodservice across retail channels. Attendees include foodservice operators in grocery, convenience, drug, mass, recreation, college and university and healthcare. This cross-channel audience makes FARE a unique venue for networking and idea exchange.

FARE is not your typical conference – nor is it a traditional tradeshow. The unique blend of networking, workshop and general session education plus one-on-one time between foodservice buyers and vendors in the Food Pavilion make FARE a powerful business-building venue.

FARE Highlights

  • Education: Eleven hours of education sessions that tackle today’s top foodservice issues.

  • Networking: Unique networking opportunities, such as the FARE After-Dark Lounge, to meet professionals from multiple retail and foodservice channels.

  • Food Pavilion: Six hours of dedicated time to explore the latest products, programs, equipment, packaging and technology solutions.

Who Should Attend?

Foodservice decision makers in:

  • Convenience Stores
  • Grocery/Deli
  • Drug Chains
  • Mass Merchandisers
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Healthcare
  • Business & Industry
  • Military
  • Contract Management Companies
  • Truckstops/Travel Centers
  • Sports Arenas
  • Movie Theaters & Theme Parks
  • Airports
  • Cafes and Coffee Shops
  • QSRs
  • Lodging

View the 2012 Attendee List.

CEU Credits

Earn CEU Credits by Attending FARE 2013
CSP is pleased to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at FARE 2013:
  • Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP)
    • Food Show Hours: 3
    • General Hours: 12
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration
    • Major Session Hours: 12
    • Exhibit Hours: 5
  • The American Culinary Federation (ACF)
    • General Hours: 3.5
    • Trade Show Hours: 3 
Accreditation forms will be available on-site.

What Is Foodservice at Retail?

It's a $37-billion opportunity, changing the face of the foodservice industry. Click here to download our foodservice-at-retail crash course.

FARE 2013 Contact Information

Housing and Registration
Jena Pinson
Meeting & Event Planner

Retailer/Operator Attendee Inquiries
Bryn Cotton
Vice President, Retailer/Operator Relations

Sponsorship Opportunities & Inquiries
David Jobe
President, Leadership Conferences
(425) 313-3158

Client Services (Confirmed Sponsors)
Luke Kircher
Director of Client Services

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