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2020 Virtual Leadership Conference

The QCS 2020 Virtual Leadership Conference was held October 13 – 15, 2020. Due to COVID-19, this is the first year that the conference was held in a virtual environment.

According to QCS Purchasing President and CEO Ken Klug, “We were thrilled at the number of first-time participants at this year’s virtual conference, especially those who normally are unable attend our in-person event. Keeping our member-owners and supply partners connected and engaged is one of our primary roles at QCS, as it allows our community to address the complexities of the ever-changing food and beverage industry. And with consumer habits changing due to the pandemic, this connection has proven more important and valuable than ever.”

The 2020 QCS Leadership Conference provided an online forum where food and beverage manufacturers and suppliers from throughout the United States and South America could learn new information, ideas and strategies for remaining competitive in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. The conference theme “Connect. Communicate. Collaborate.” addressed the challenges the member-owners have in purchasing, production quality, food safety, human resources, and sales and marketing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, helping them navigate the “new normal” as it develops.

The virtual conference featured industry updates, category outlooks, an informative keynote presentation from Peter Sheahan, consumer trends and a QCS State of the Union. Even though the three-day conference has ended, QCS and Quality Chekd will continue to keep our members and supply partners connected and engaged through additional virtual educational sessions, webinars and networking throughout the remainder of the year.

2021 QCS Leadership Conference
October 24 -26, 2021
The Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, Florida