October 16, 2012
Linda Graebner, Chef’n Executive Chairwoman and recognized industry leader, will serve as panelist and moderator at the Chief Housewares Executive Super Session, or CHESS Conference, being held October 16 and 17 at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare.
The blue ribbon panel will be talking about a variety of issues including forecasts for the business climate in 2013. Other questions covered include: How does a company stay pro active about product development, while at at the same time remaining fiscally conservative? What is the best way to finance growth in today’s market? What sourcing challenges and opportunities are being seen in the marketplace?
The keynote address given by Keni Thomas, a member of the Ranger Task Force, an elite group that participated in the mission resulting in the feature film “Blackhawk Down”. Ken Harris, CEO at Kantar Retail Americas Consulting will present “Digital Marketing: Time to Hit the Easy Button or the Panic Button?”