48th Annual Convention - Schedule of Events

 

*Schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, November 12

Enjoy your arrival day in sunny Phoenix and take advantage of activities that you can do on your own at the Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass including the Aji Spa, Whirlwind Golf Club, tennis, resort pools, Koli Equestrian Center, Rawhide and more! Click here to explore this AAA four-diamond resort.

Monday, November 13

10:00 AM - 6:30 PM Convention Registration Open Komatke Foyer
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Board Meeting with Lunch Gila Monster
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set-up  Komatke ABCD 
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Vendor/Distributor Meeting Pipai Kave
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Unilever
Kimatke Patio
(Plan B: Pipai Kave)

Tuesday, November 14

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Convention Registration Open Komatke Foyer
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast & General Session
Breakfast sponsored by Wells Enterprises, Inc.
Pipai Kave

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote Speaker: Jack L. Sinclair
Chief Merchandising Officer, 99 Cents Only Stores, LLC
Sponsored by Mars Ice Cream Inc.

Pipai Kave
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break Komatke Foyer
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Educational Session 1:
Micheal Turner (not officially confirmed)
Senior Director Store Operations DSD, Dollar General
Komatke EFG
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Coffee Break
Sponsored by Mars Ice Cream Inc., Nestlé / Dreyer's Ice Cream,
Rich's Ice Cream, Great Dane
Komatke Foyer

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Educational Session 2:
Business Succession Planning for the Family Owned Business
Joe Breslin, CFP & Roy Dixon, CFP, Armstrong Dixon

Komatke EFG
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Exhibit Hall Luncheon
Sponsored by Unilever Ice Cream
Komatke ABCD
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour Komatke Patio
(Plan B: Kimatke Foyer)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Casual Dinner
Entertainment provided
Komatke EFG

Wednesday, November 15

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration Open Komatke Foyer
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
Sponsored by Unilever Ice Cream
Komatke Patio
(Plan B: Pipai Kave)
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Education Session 3:
ELD Compliance 101
John Seidl, Integrated Risk Solutions
Komatke EFG
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Coffee Break
Sponsored by Mars Ice Cream Inc., Nestlé / Dreyer's Ice Cream,
Rich's Ice Cream, Great Dane
Komatke Foyer

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Educational Session 4:
Ice Cream Please! Technology & the Ice Cream Industry
Ryan Newton & Darren Bentz, Ice Cream Please

Komatke EFG
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Exhibit Hall Luncheon
Sponsored by Wells Enterprises, Inc.
Komatke ABCD
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Exhibitor Break-down Komatke ABCD
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Closing Reception
Sponsored by Wells Enterprises, Inc.
Mesquite Terrace
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Closing Banquet & Awards Ceremony with Dinner
Entertainment will be a murder mystery dinner.
Pipai Kave