FCSI The Americas 2018 Conference – Denver

Join FCSI The Americas in Denver April 19-21, 2018 for three days of networking, education, and fun.

Celebrate with us… The Americas Division is turning 10! Join us in the Mile High City to celebrate a decade of excellence. Read on for all the details of this epic event!


Conference Details


Thursday, April 19
Professional Membership exams, complimentary professional head shots, and opening party

Friday, April 20
Full day of education and networking, including complimentary professional head shots, the Innovation Showcase and an evening of food, drinks, fun, and the C4EC After Hours Party at our host hotel, Hilton Denver City Center

Saturday, April 21
Full day of education and networking followed by closing party at Punch Bowl Social Denver

Click here for Details on the Sessions and Special Events

Thursday                  April 19
9:30am-1:30pm Pre-Conference Activity: Ice-O-Matic (2 CEUs) Contact Julia Gregory for details
9:00am-5:00pm Professional Skills Exam (Closed)
9:00am-5:00pm Industry Knowledge Exam
11:00am-5:30pm Registration Open
11:30am-5:30pm Innovation Showcase
12:00pm-6:00pm Professional Headshots
4:45pm-5:30pm FCSI Professional Membership Process – Making the Most of Your FCSI Membership Doug Huber, FCSI
7:00pm-10:00pm Opening Party: Pinnacle Club
Friday  April 20
7:30am-5:30pm Registration Open
7:30am-8:30am Breakfast
8:00am-5:00pm Professional Headshots
8:15am-8:30am Allied Member Meeting
8:30am-10:00am Welcome and Opening Keynote: Get Switched On!  Chip Eichelberger
10:00am-5:00pm Innovation Showcase
10:30am-11:45am General Session: A Day in the Life of a Nerdy Foodservice Consultant Beth Ziesenis
11:45am-1:45pm Lunch: Celebrating the Induction of New FCSI Fellows
1:45pm-3:00pm Breakout: How Do They Do That? Secret Tech Weapons for Foodservice Consultants Beth Ziesenis
Breakout: REVIT – How Do You Stack Up? Joe Carbonara (moderator), Brett Daniel, FCSI, Shelby Wurscher, Chris Huebner
Breakout: The Business of Cannabis Kitchens Jaime Lewis
3:15pm-4:30pm Cheers to Your Chapter!
7:00pm-9:00pm Evening Event: Hilton Denver City Center Outdoor Plaza
9:00pm-11:00pm Committee for Emerging Consultants (C4EC) Silent Disco After Hours Party
Saturday April 21
7:30am-2:30pm Registration Open
8:00am-9:00am Breakfast
9:00am-9:30am FCSI Business Meeting
9:30am-10:15am General Session: Fueling an Athlete – Secrets from a Food & Nutrition Director for the US Olympic Committee Terri Moreman
10:30am-11:45am Breakout: Virtual Reality for Foodservice Design Chris Huebner
Breakout: Resolving Labor Issues…It’s a People Business After All! Chris Tripoli, FCSI
Breakout: Food Display Trends Joe Schumaker, FCSI, Danielle McMiller
11:45am-1:30pm Lunch & Product of the Year Announcement
1:30pm-2:30pm Breakout: Recruiting and Retaining Talent in Consulting Firms – Roundtable Mixer
Breakout: Technology ROI IFBTA Member Brian Anderson
Breakout: You Want to Cook Where? Bill Caruso, FFCSI (PP), Scott Heim
3:00pm-4:30pm Closing Keynote
7:00pm-10:00pm Closing Party: Punch Bowl Social


Click here for Details on the Sessions and Special Events


Attention Conference Sponsors… sponsoring companies receive complimentary/discounted registrations based on their level of sponsorship.  If you are a conference sponsor, please contact Penny (309.808.2165 ext. 3) prior to registering.Please note – you MUST be logged into your profile in order for prices to reflect member rates.  If you are not logged in, the prices will default to non-member rates.  Forgot your login credentials?  Contact Penny  or Kimberly for assistance.

Click here for the fillable registration form.

Registration Type

Early Bird

(postmarked by 1/31/18)

Regular Rate

(postmarked after 1/31/18)

Consultant member $599 $799
Additional Consultant member* $349 $449
Corporate/Allied – Sponsor member – please contact Penny prior to registering $849 $949
Corporate/Allied – Non-sponsor member $1,499 $1,699
Student member $0 $0
Emeritus member $295 $395
Non-member – Consultant** $950 $950
Non-member – Corporate/Allied** $3,325 $3,525
Spouse/Significant Other Registration (Evening Events Only) $295 $295

*Receive a discount on conference registration when you register one or more additional consultants from the same firm!
**Contact Penny Price at penny@fcsi.org for details about membership and potential discounted registration rate.

Hotel Accommodations 
Hilton Denver City Center, effective December 1, 2017 (formally known as the Denver Marriott City Center)
1701 California Street
Denver, CO 80202

To book a room with the FCSI TA special room rate of $189/night, click here.

Flight Discounts Available through Delta
Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com/meeting. Select ‘Book Your Flight’ and this will bring you to the Book A Flight page. Enter the meeting code NMR3Y in the box provided.

Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at +1 800-328- 1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT.

Important Information for Corporate Members

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor the Conference
This year we will continue to have four sponsorship levels (Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Silver) and are happy to announce that at every level we have added some additional benefits for you. Sponsors who sign up by the end of November 2017 will be recognized in the First Quarter 2018 issue of Foodservice Consultant magazine, so be sure to get your sponsorship form in early!

Sponsor the Denver Conference Now

Support a First Time Attendee of the Conference – your $500 sponsorship helps tremendously!

  • Brings new faces to the conference and shows them the value of attending FCSI programs
  • Allows even the small allied firms to support the conference
  • Allows consulting firms to upgrade the skills and knowledge of their younger members
  • Ensures the future of the industry
  • Encourages long time members to interact with the next generation of consultants
  • The FCSI Educational Foundation matches your grant, giving attendees $1000 to use toward expenses related to the conference

Sponsor a First Time Attendee of the Denver Conference

Innovation Showcase

Click here to learn how to get involved in the Innovation Showcase at the Conference.

Thank you to our 2018 Denver Conference Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors




Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsors


Channel Manufacturing


New Age Industrial


 Polar King International, Inc.

Questions? Contact our staff:

Wade Koehler, CAE, Executive Director
wade@fcsi.org or 309.808.2165

Penny Price, Director of Member Services
penny@fcsi.org or 309.808.2165

Kimberly Kissel, Director of Education
kimberly@fcsi.org or 309.808.2165