event banner

EXPLORE THE FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES OF TOMORROW

A NEW DAY IS DAWNING ON THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY AS THE HUNT FOR GROWTH IS VERY MUCH ON. IT’S TIME FOR NEW THINKING ON HOW COMPANIES AND THEIR BRANDS CHART A PATH FORWARD TO FUTURE GROWTH.

In today’s rapidly changing marketplace, it’s not enough for businesses and brands to be competitive; you must remain relevant with ever-evolving consumers. In this environment, then, finding growth opportunities may seem elusive. Fear not! The Hartman’s ACT Growth Innovation Summit is a daylong exploration into today’s consumers, categories and channels to help you find a path forward. 

Join us in San Diego on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, to discover opportunities for your business and brands. We’re preparing an agenda of exclusive content on emerging trends, thought-provoking insights and strategic direction presented by Hartman Group’s food culture and business experts. 

 
Haven’t attended an ACT summit? Watch this short video about the ACT experience: ACT VIDEO


Agenda

 

Morning Session

7:45 a.m.

Summit Opens / Check-in & Continental Breakfast

 

8:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Laurie Demeritt

8:50

Consumers Disrupting Culture, Opening Doors to Growth Possibilities

Shelley Balanko

9:50

Confronting Category Challenges

Gray Stanton

10:50

Morning Break

 

11:10

Virtual Trend Trek

Melissa Abbott

Afternoon Session

12:10 p.m.

Lunch

 

1:30

Mapping Consumer Motivations to a Complex Channel Landscape

Abby Cullinan

2:30

Afternoon Break

 

2:50

Going for Growth: Company Cases and Their Go-to-Market Strategies

Tamara Barnett

3:50

Thank You and Closing Remarks

Laurie Demeritt

4-6 p.m.

Networking Reception (Odysea Waterfront Terrace)

 

For more information about each presentation, please download the event brochure.

  

download brochure
View details of agenda in event brochure

Speakers

Learn from The Hartman Group's cultural experts.

Thought Leadership

speaker

Laurie Demeritt
CEO

speaker

Shelley Balanko, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President

Key Sessions

speaker

Melissa Abbott
Vice President, Hartman Retainer Services

speaker

Tamara Barnett
Vice President, Strategic Insights

speaker

Abby Cullinan
Consultant

speaker

Gray Stanton
Senior Business Analyst


download brochure

San Diego’s distinctive coastal culture is obvious the moment you arrive at Hilton San Diego Bayfront. This 30-story hotel, with sun and sea-inspired design, offers a cool vibe and great amenities. Our location, adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center and across the street from Padres’ Petco Park, couldn’t be more convenient. While you’re here, enjoy stunning views, relaxing leisure facilities, extensive meeting space, and trendy dining venues.

Venue Details

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 PARK BOULEVARD
San Diego, CA 92101
619 564 3333


Venue: Social Network Gathering

Odysea Waterfront Terrace

Odysea Waterfront Terrace
Located in the lobby of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel. Odysea, “A Liquid Adventure”, is a waterfront destination featuring distinctive flights of both popular and one-of-a-kind drinks. Odysea's perch beside the water – including outdoor terrace – is a main gathering place for hotel visitors. Indulge in house-made infusions and bitters such as lavender tequila and strawberry rhubarb rum, as well as unique barrel aged cocktails. Odysea is the first lobby bar to include iPad stations where our guests can unwind while surfing the Internet.



download brochure

View venue and location details in event brochure


The A.C.T. Experience

Previous A.C.T.'s
A.C.T. Testimonials

This Event is not taking registrations now