Women in Toys Networking Breakfast
Presentation: Play to Win: State of the Industry
Location: The Drake Hotel | Toronto, Canada
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Speakers: Michelle Liem, Canadian Toy Industry Analyst, The NPD Group
Overview: In this special presentation, Michelle Liem will offer a look at the latest trends forming the foundation of retail’s future. Explore recent changes in consumer shopping behaviours, omnichannel advances, the new retail formats driving the shifting commerce landscape, and implications for the toy industry in 2018. Michelle will also reveal an early look at this year’s toy industry performance and share her thoughts on where the market is headed for the remainder of 2018 and beyond.
2018 U.S. Foodservice Summit
Date: Wednesday, April 11 – Thursday, April 12, 2018
Location: Revel Fulton Market | Chicago, IL
Overview: Our beliefs about retail stores, restaurant concepts, as well as consumers’ quest for experiential shopping and attitudes about wellness is all open to redefinition as the forces of change shape a new foodservice reality. At the 2018 Foodservice Summit, we’ll focus on “redefining reality,” convening the industry's thinkers, influencers, and decision-makers to illuminate a path forward in a world of new opportunity.
Presentation: Food Delivery Innovation for Global and Japan
Location: Tokyo Big Sight, East Halls 1, 2, 3, 4 | Tokyo, Japan
Date: Thursday, April 12 | 1:00pm JST
Speaker: Sayaka Azuma, Account Manager, Japan Foodservice, The NPD Group
Overview: The World Food and Beverage Great Expo and Dessert Sweets & Bakery Festival are known jointly as FABEX. This is one of the largest trade shows in Japan, covering the entire range of commercial foods and food products, equipment and materials, and containers and packaging. The event is organized by Japan Food Journal Co., Ltd. Sayaka Azuma will present insights on food delivery innovation for Global and Japan.
Bicycle Leadership Conference 2018
Presentation: State of the Retail Marketplace: Compare & Contrast Overall Retail Data & Trends with the Bike Industry
Location: Monterey Plaza Hotel | Monterey, CA
Date: Wednesday, April 18 | 11:15am – 12:30pm PST
Speakers: Matt Powell, Vice President, Senior Industry Advisor – Sports, The NPD Group
Overview: This two-part session will start with a strategic view of retail sales and consumer trends with Matt Powell, a recognized expert on the sports industry. Powell’s 40 years of experience in the retail and research industries gives him a unique perspective into how retail has evolved, and he will present the latest consumer and retail trends with insights on how manufacturers and retailers can enhance both near and long-term market performance in the session opener. Following Matt’s presentation, the BPSA’s Statistics Committee Chairman, Bernie Doering, will conclude the session with a more tactical view of cycling’s retail landscape as compared to other industries.
The 10th China Breakfast Industry Development Forum
Presentation: Good Morning! A Snapshot of Consumer Breakfast Behavior Trends
Location: Joyoung Creative Industrial Park, Hangzhou, China
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Speaker: Danny Wang, Director, China Foodservice, The NPD Group
Overview: China Cuisine Association (CCA) is one of the largest foodservice professional groups in the market. There are dozens of events, forums, and seminars organized by CCA every year. We're coming up on the 10th Breakfast Industry Development Forum this year at Hangzhou, with top foodservice operators, manufacturers, and suppliers joining. Based on CCA’s statistics, around 300 participants will attend this event, with keynote speakers receiving a significant amount of media exposure. Danny Wang from NPD's China Foodservice team will present insights on consumer breakfast behavior trends across APAC countries.