Nashville 2016

FCSI is excited to bring you a fun filled program April 14-16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee, with plenty of networking opportunities, fantastic educational sessions, and evening entertainment only Music City can offer!


FCSI-TA Conference Wrap-up

April 2016 · Nashville, Tennessee

Join FCSI just prior to the NAFEM Show at the FCSI Symposium in February 2017 in Orlando. Details about the Symposium coming soon!

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FCSI offered a fun filled program with networking opportunities, fantastic educational sessions, and evening entertainment only Music City can offer!

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Welcome/Opening Keynote: What Most Influential People Do Differently Garrison Wynn
Business Breakout: Successful at any Size – the Business of Consulting Kristin Sedej, FCSI, Christine Guyott, FCSI, RD, Kathleen Seelye,FFCSI (PP)
Consulting Breakout: The Conversation Before the Installation David Hahn, CFSP, Mark LeBerte, Mike Berard, FCSI, Joe Schumaker, Jim Edwards; Moderator, Beth Lorenzini, Editor-in-Chief, Foodservice Equipment Reports
Introductory Breakout: What Did You Say? Janet Walls, Delta Blvd. Presentation
Business Breakout: Compensation – What Employers and Employees Need to Know Kate Allen, MBA, P.E., PSMJ


Revenue Capacity Forecast

Consulting Breakout: Restaurant Reality 2016 Chris Tripoli, FCSI Presentation
Introductory Breakout: Market Segmentation: Your Industry Toolbox James Camacho, FCSI, CSI, FCSI The Americas Chair Presentation
General Session: Lab Meets the Real World: Case Studies of Energy Efficient Upgrades that Saved Money Richard Young, Food Service Technology Center  Presentation
Business Breakout: The Consultants’ Role in Foodservice’s Changing Technological Landscape Karen Malody, FCSI, MSW, AJ Barker, Tom Hilton, Innovative Hospitality Solutions; Moderator Joe Carbonara, Editorial Director, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine Presentation
Consulting Breakout: Pending Energy Regulations and their Impact on Commercial Refrigeration and the Specification Community Charlie Souhrada, CFSP, Director, Member Services, NAFEM Presentation
Introductory Breakout: MEP/HVAC/123 Steve Carlson, FCSI Presentation
Business Breakout: Climb the Charts: Top 4 Reasons your Firm Should be Utilizing Social Media Kathleen Held, CPSM, Susan Merrigan Presentation
Consulting Breakout: Cocktails and Dreams Rick Fogel, Bar Starz Presentation
Introductory Breakout: Mobile Payments & Remote Ordering Amad Ebrahimi, Merchant Maverick Presentation
Closing Keynote Jay Baer Presentation

Host Hotel – Loews Vanderbilt Hotel     

Thank you to our sponsors!


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Advance Tabco                                        Champion Industries

CookTek                                                  Duke Manufacturing

Eloma                                                      Franke

Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration         Irinox USA

Kason Industries                                      Kitchens To Go Built by Carlin

The Montague Company                         New Age Industrial

RATIONAL USA                                    Scotsman Ice Systems

Star Holdings                                          Victory Refrigeration

Vollrath Company                                  Wood Stone Corporation


For questions about the Nashville Conference, contact Kimberly, Penny or Wade via email or by phone at 309-808-2165.