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Consumer Goods

Atlanta - Feb 16, 2012

With one of the largest concentrations of Fortune 500 companies in the United States and a continued attraction of new business, Atlanta continues to showcase its robust presence as a business hub. Atlanta’s prowess in the consumer goods sector transcends the US and impacts customers on a global scale. How are these companies keeping up with these ever evolving consumers, especially in emerging markets? What are some of the innovative ways these companies are communicating brand messages? How have increasingly transparent partnerships with distributors and of supply chains affected the bottom line?

Join a discussion with Chicago Booth alumni and consumer goods professionals in Atlanta who will share their perspective on the current conditions and their views on the future.


Program

Opening Networking
6:30 - 7 p.m.

Panel and Q&A
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Networking
8:30 - 9 p.m.

Speakers

Introduction
Stacey Kole
Deputy Dean for the Full-Time MBA Program

Moderator
Brad White, '01
Managing Principal & COO, (r)evolution

Moderator
Paul Zaffaroni, '97
Director - Consumer and Business Services Investment Banking Group, ROTH Capital Partners

Panelist
Gregory Economos
Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Products, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Panelist
Greg Goetcheus, '98
Director of Space Analysis, The Home Depot

Panelist
Margaret Hardin, 96
President & COO, Munchkin

Panelist
Brigette Philpot, '05
Director of Strategic Initiatives and Sustainable Business Process Integration, The Coca-Cola Company

Panelist
Robert W. Schult
Managing Partner, VMG Partners

Panelist
Jeff Watts, '78
Retired Chief Financial Officer, TOMS Shoes

Panelist
Richard Westenberger, '96
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Carter's Inc.

Panelist
Ted Wright, '00
Founder and CEO, Fizz

Location

Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303