The Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), the food industry’s premier Leadership Development Organization, announced that it will host its 2016 Annual Leadership Development Conference March 13–16 in Dallas, Texas, at the Omni Hotel & Kay Baily Hutchison Convention Center.

The annual conference is the organization’s marquee event where renowned influencers and many of the industry’s best and brightest gather to support the mission of WFF: advancing women leaders in the food industry. This year’s conference theme, “Live It!” offers an enthusiastic call to action for attendees to immerse themselves in the stellar engagement opportunities that aim to enhance both personal and professional goals for the attendees.

During the conference, WFF will feature an unprecedented gathering of five women CEOs who currently lead sectors of the food ecosystem. For the first time, these female executives will share the WFF conference stage to provide insights into their professional experiences and visions of leadership. They are Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association; Pam Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association; Susan Neely, president and CEO of the American Beverage Association; Connie Tipton, president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association; and Hattie Hill, president and CEO of the Women’s Foodservice Forum.

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