November 14-15, 2023

American Food Manufacturing Summit

Westin Chicago Lombard, Chicago

2023 Featured Speakers

  • Alexandre Eboli

    EVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer
    Conagra Brands

  • Tola Alade-Lambo

    VP, Food Safety and Quality
    McCain Foods

  • Brian Perry

    SVP, Food Quality and Safety, Chief Safety Officer
    TreeHouse Foods

  • Helen Davis

    SVP and Head of North American Operations
    The Kraft Heinz Company

  • Jennifer Williams

    VP, Food Safety and Quality Assurance
    Tyson Foods

  • Perry Jones

    President, North America Supply and Procurement

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About the American Food Manufacturing Summit

The Generis American Food Manufacturing Summit sets the standard for industry connections and idea exchange. Our food manufacturing conference is designed to bring food & beverage processors and suppliers together to discuss current trends, strategic insights and best practices in an ever-evolving environment. Network with over 150 of your fellow food & beverage leaders, connect with top food manufacturing exhibitors and learn from the top industry influencers as we explore strategies to improve automation, operational excellence, quality and safety.

Key Themes

Manufacturing and Automation

  • Examining the future of food processing and food manufacturing
  • Embracing digital transformation and technology for food manufacturing excellence
  • Increasing operational efficiency, performance and resilience
  • Driving productivity through project and people management
  • Capturing sustainable gains from Lean and Operations Excellence programs
  • Upgrading legacy operations with state of the art automation and technology innovations
  • Discussing tools and strategies to obtain real-time operations information
  • Achieving sustainability goals plus the added benefits of cost savings
  • Sustaining inventory and supply chain capabilities

Quality and Safety

  • Addressing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations
  • Navigating FDA regulations and their impact on F&B manufacturing and quality operations
  • Establishing effective food quality and safety management systems
  • Ensuring processed products are safe and free of contaminants
  • Analyzing potential vulnerabilities and risks in the supply chain
  • Incorporating sanitary design principles to all areas of production
  • Discussing factors influencing HACCP implementation in the food & beverage industry
  • Improving quality control of raw materials, ingredients and additives
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The content was relevant, on-trend and thought-provoking.
Brad Nicholson, Vice President, Operations, Good Foods Group

Fast-paced and filled with info and learning
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Very focused and cohesive. Also innovative and supportive
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Sponsorship Opportunities

The American Food Manufacturing Summit provides unique sponsorship opportunities for organizations with innovative and timely solutions that help improve strategy, reduce cost or better help manage risk within the space of Food Manufacturing. Our food manufacturing event provides organizations with direct access to VPs, Directors and Senior Executives involved in Quality and Safety, Automation, Operations, Manufacturing and Supply Chain. Build your best path to conversion through direct engagement and generate measurable results using our customized packages, extensive networking opportunities, trademarked Marketing 365 initiative and organized 1-to-1 meetings!


Our trademarked Marketing 365 initiative allows you to extend your brand beyond our brick-and-mortar food manufacturing event to include content sharing, blog posts, social sharing, original content generation and more – all as part of your package!


At our food manufacturing conference, our one-to-one meetings go beyond speed dating, providing you with the opportunity to pre-qualify potential meeting candidates and make adjustments to your meeting schedule before the on-site one-to-one meeting.

LIMITED NUMBER of exhibitors

We limit the number of sponsors at our executive food manufacturing event to ensure that quality interactions occur on the floor. We bring only the most relevant, capable and credible thought leaders to our events to meet with our food & beverage delegates and speaker faculty.

Senior Level Delegates

Generis summits are invitation only. Registrations at our food manufacturing conference are only granted to delegates who meet our strict qualification and seniority standards.

Thought Leadership

Unlike other food manufacturing conferences, speaking opportunities at the American Food Manufacturing Summit are tailored to your needs. We offer you direct access to a highly-targeted food & beverage audience that makes the decision on what their businesses will do next. Join our executive food & beverage speaker faculty today!


Full access to specific and detailed business intelligence on each attending delegate including a detailed profile and their key areas of focus/investment via our proprietary food & beverage executive database.

To ensure the exclusivity of our executive food manufacturing event, we have password protected our pages. Access is granted to qualified individuals and companies who meet the requirements for attendance. To Request Access to our gated pages, please click here.

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities and the range of services offered in our packages, please contact us and we will follow up with you shortly.

Contact Us for More Information
The Westin Chicago Lombard

70 Yorktown Center Lombard, Illinois 60148
+1 630-719-8000

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