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FPSA Executive Exchange & Conference

Where Leaders Meet

On March 26-28, 2024, the FPSA Executive Exchange & Conference will be held in Indian Wells, CA, at the beautiful Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa. The food and beverage industry's top equipment suppliers, distributors, and producers will gather to connect and learn about driving business growth.  Participants will expand their industry knowledge through roundtables, educational business sessions, and networking interactions with hundreds of C-level colleagues.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations after March 1st, 2024.  However, registrations may be transferred to a colleague.

Registration Options
Member Rate  $  1,225 Non-Member  $        1,375
First Time Network Member (PLEASE NOTE: This is for attendees attending the March Conference for the first time AND are members of an FPSA Network. If you think that you qualify for this registration rate, please email FPSA Staff at $700 N/A N/A
Spouse $400 Spouse $400
Sessions/Registration Add-Ons
Auction Dinner $250
Golf Tournament (Does Not Include Club Fees) $265
Women's Alliance PACK IT $0
Hotel Room Rate
$329 + Tax+ $15 Resort Fee Per Night

Please Note: 

If you are attending the FPSA Auction Dinner, it is $250 per person. You need to purchase the dinner when you register for the conference. For registrants playing in the Defeat Hunger Golf Tournament, club rentals and shoes are Not included with registration.

**The deadline to book your hotel room for the event's discounted rate is March 1st, 2024.** 


7:30am – 9:00am Foundation Board Meeting San Remo
9:00am – 11:30am Board of Directors Meeting San Remo
10:00am – 6:00pm Registration Crystal Foyer
12:00pm – 5:00pm DEFEAT HUNGER Golf Tournament
Sponsored by eShipping
Celebrity Course
12:00pm – 4:00pm Pack It – FIND Food Bank                                                                                           Sponsored by Alfa Laval and Weber Lobby
6:00pm – 7:00pm New Member & First Timer Reception
Sponsored by JBT Corporation
Invite Only – Mountain View
7:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Welcome Reception                                                              Sponsored by Provisur Technologies Stir
8:00am – 4:00pm Registration Crystal Foyer
8:00am – 9:15am Conference Welcome Breakfast Crystal A-C
9:00am – 10:45am Chairman’s Spouse/Guest Breakfast Stir
9:30am – 11:00am Keynote Address – Building the Business Case for Sustainable Solutions in Food Processing, Christine Daugherty, VP of Sustainability, Conagra Brands.
Sponsored by Transparent Energy
Crystal A-C
11:15am – 12:00pm MISA Council | Sponsored by Meatingplace
– Dustin Kratochvil (Tyson Fresh Meats)
Crystal I
Pet Food Council | Sponsored by Sosland – Mark Roberts and Joe McKenzie (Pet Nutrition North America) Crystal G
Bakery Council: Julia Termine (Rhino Foods) San Remo
Prepared Foods Council
– Kevin Montgomery (Campbell's Engineering)
Crystal H
Dairy Council Rhodes B
Beverage Council
– Sean Frielich (Florida's Natural Growers)
Rhodes A
12:15pm – 1:45pm Networking Lunch                                                                                 Sponsored by Sosland Publishing Company Mountain View
12:15pm – 1:45pm Women’s Alliance Luncheon
Sponsored by Ensight Solutions
2:00pm – 3:15pm Panel Session – Greenfield or Brownfield, Opportunities and Challenges in Building Today's New Plants, Panelists: Tom Nardone (Nardone Pizza), Dustin Kratochvil (Tyson Fresh Meats), Bob Sarver (Great Lakes Cheese), and Dan Stadler (Molson Coors). Sponsored by BNP Media, publisher of Food Engineering and the National Provisioner Crystal A-C
3:30pm – 4:15pm Pet Food Council  | Sponsored by Sosland
– Nick Ebert (Carnivore Meat)
Crystal G
Bakery Council San Remo
Dairy & Beverage Council
– Kevin Montgomery (Campbell's Engineering)
Rhodes B
4:30pm – 5:30pm Knowlton Award Reception | Sponsored by Meatingplace
Art Levitt (Levitt Foods)
Mountain View
6:30pm – 7:45pm Silent Auction Cocktail Reception (Silent Auction Closes 8:45 PM) Sponsored by Multivac Crystal Foyer
7:45pm – 10:30pm FPSA Banquet & Auction
Sponsored by Georgia Allies
Crystal A – F
8:00am – 12:00pm Registration Crystal Foyer
9:00am – 10:30am Networks Annual Meeting and Breakfast
– Featuring the ABCs of Design-Build
Crystal A-C
10:30am – 11:45am Panel Session 2 – Addressing Food Industry Workforce Shortages for the Long Term, Moderator Andy Hanacek (Food Processing Magazine), Jon Heard (Perdue), Sonja Totland (AgriBeef). Crystal A-C
12:00pm – 1:30pm Networking Lunch                                                                                 Sponsored by Intralox Mountain View
2:00pm – 3:30pm Panel Session 3 – Tapping into the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence in the Food Industry, Billy Gillispie (Microsoft), and Valvanera Moreno (Montblanc AI).  Sponsored by Nyle Dehydrators Crystal A-C
3:45pm – 4:45pm Young Professionals Group Meeting Rhodes A
3:45pm – 4:45pm Councils Leadership Meeting Rhodes B
6:00pm – 7:00pm Gala Cocktail Reception Rose Lawn
7:00pm – 11:00pm FPSA Gala Dinner                                                                                  Sponsored by Weber, Inc. Rose Lawn