WFF, the premier leadership development organization in the foodservice sector, announced the exclusive content and speakers for its annual Executive Summit, taking place July 28–30 at The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The three-day event for the foodservice industry’s top leaders will include sessions about the future of the business and the challenges of leadership. The group of speakers and educators from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management will provide insight and tools to dramatically increase leadership effectiveness.

Executive Summit keynote speakers include Debra Benton, author of The CEO Difference: How to Climb, Crawl, and Leap Your Way to the Next Level of Your Career, will inspire attendees to raise the performance of individuals and their organizations.

Additional speakers include Dr. Angela Duckworth, associate professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Duckworth is known for her 2013 TED Talk about “grit” being the key to success. Author Tim is an expert in honing effective leadership skills and building strong business relationships.

Educational sessions will include:
Negotiations and Decision Making: presented by Kellogg School Ph.D. Victoria Medvec, the Adeline Barry Davee professor of management and organizations, and executive director of the Center for Executive Women
Touchpoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments: presented by Doug Conant, chairman of the new Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute and former CEO and president of the Campbell Soup Company (2001-2011).

“Executive Summit is the only event designed for foodservice executives to develop their leadership acumen and strategic connections,” says Anna Mason, general manager of WFF.