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Summary - FaB CEO Briefing: The State of Industry Talent
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Summary - FaB CEO Briefing: The State of Industry Talent

When: Tuesday, February 16
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Where: University Club of Milwaukee
924 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53202
United States
Contact: Emily Weiner

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FaB CEO Briefings are hosted three times each year and are designed for targeted executive industry input. Our Briefings are invite-only to our food and beverage companies and our Annual Sponsors. The Next FaB CEO Briefing will be held on May 17.


Nearly 60 industry executives turned out on February 16 when we’d tee-up the talent demographics hitting the industry and shared the state of talent, in particular for our makers. Leaders were given a pre-read assignment meant to lay out the foundation of the FaB’s Talent Committee.



8:30 – 8:50 am
The Briefing kicked-off with a warm welcome by Giacomo Fallucca, President & CEO of Palermo’s, and a member of the FaB Executive Board.

To jumpstart the briefing discussion, executives watch a quick FaB video - “The State of Industry Talent.”  

8:50 – 9:35 am
The Briefing discussion, led by Shelley Jurewicz, executive director of FaB, offered an opportunity for executive input on, and support for, FaB’s upcoming talent survey, and multimedia career outreach kit.

“What stood out for me was the idea positioning food and beverage careers as a lifestyle choice,” said Fallucca after the discussion.  

9:35 am - 9:50 am
Following the talent discussion, the Briefing additionally featured a brief presentation on Wisconsin’s Food and Beverage Exports and a new ExporTech for food and beverage companies.  

The presentation was led by Jen Pino-Gallagher, Bureau Director of DATCP, Roxanne Baumann, Director of Global Engagement for WMEP, and Chad Hoffman, Export Development Manager of Milwaukee 7. 

>>ExporTech for Food and Beverage Companies

9:50 am - 10:00 am
Fallucca thank executives for participating. He also encouraged executives to become a FaB Annual Sponsor. FaB will be dedicating 20% of its Annual Sponsorship income to industry career outreach.  
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FaB CEO Briefings are an invite-only, peer setting of food and beverage industry senior executives (CEO, CFO, COO, GMs and Owners). We invite the top leaders of our food, beverage, ingredients, equipment, packaging manufacturers, distributors and retailers and our Annual Sponsors. 

If you meet the above criteria and wish to receive an invitation, please contact Shelley Jurewicz, Executive Director of FaB Wisconsin.



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