A CSD Staff Report
The National Advisory Group (NAG) 2016 Conference kicked off on Sunday, Sept. 11 in Savannah, Ga., at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.
Executives from small, mid-sized and family-owned chains are convening at the conference through Wednesday Sept. 14, to exchange ideas to improve their business performance and ultimately their bottom lines. NAG’s information exchanges are said to be the ‘heart and soul’ of the conference. Attendees are formed into small groups of non-competing chains to discuss relevant business issues.
Sunday kicked off with a welcome reception hosted by NAG’s Young Executive Organization and dinner at Westin Savannah Harbor. Following dinner, attendees had the chance to network in the hospitality suite.
The conference is set to cover a number of burning issues in educational sessions held over the next three days, as well as allow ample time for networking. Burning issues on the agenda include transitioning a chain to new leadership, how to make sure you’re not paying too much for insurance, embracing a foodservice future, preparing for the future of convenience retailing and the keys to doing foodservice right. The conference will also include an ideas boot camp and a consumer insights session with information from Study Hall Research.
The option of a NAG golf outing or time to explore Savannah is scheduled for Monday afternoon.
Stay tuned to CSD for more on the conference.