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Media Contact:
Andy Drennan
Senior Vice President, Membership & Business Development
703-663-1201
[email protected]
For Immediate Release

January 11, 2022

KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED FOR 2022 FPSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced Brian Beaulieu, CEO and Principal of ITR Economics, as the keynote speaker for the 2022 FPSA Annual Conference taking place March 22-24 at the La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas.

Brian Beaulieu is a nationally recognized economist and has long been considered one of FPSA’s most popular keynote speakers, having participated in multiple conferences in the past. As a speaker and consultant, Brian provides valuable and practical advice to companies in need of domestic and global perspectives to increase profits through business cycle trend analysis, forecasting, and effective planning. Brian has shared his expertise through various media outlets including USA Today, Knight Ridder, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, The Washington Post, Kudlow and Friends, First on Fox, Canadian television, and numerous other outlets.

“The timing is perfect for Brian Beaulieu’s keynote, given the volatility in the economy today,” said Matt Malott, Chairman of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and CEO/President of Multivac, Inc.  “A strong economy combined with inflation, supply chain challenges, workforce shortages and an uneven recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic leave many of us wondering where this economy is headed. During his keynote, Brian will share ITR’s forecasts to help make sense of what we are seeing and how we can take advantage of opportunities both personally and for our businesses.

“This will be the third time Brian speaks at the Annual Conference,” said David Seckman, President and CEO of FPSA. “His distinctive delivery combines valuable economic data with a sense of humor that FPSA members have always enjoyed. Considering the unique environment in which we have found ourselves over the past year, it made complete sense to bring him in to help us get a better idea of what to expect down the road.”

As always, the 2022 Annual Conference program will feature breakout sessions with CPG experts from all major industry segments including meat, dairy, beverage, bakery, prepared foods, and pet food, as well as general sessions on the topics of Industry 4.0 and cybersecurity and their impact on the food and beverage industry.

Registration for the 2022 FPSA Annual Conference is now open with an early-bird rate of $1,055 for FPSA members and $1,300 for non-members. Additionally, there is a special promotional rate for any first-time Network attendees of $595. Anyone interested in attending can register on-line at www.fpsa.org. For more information on the FPSA Annual Conference, contact Andy Drennan at (703) 663-1201 or [email protected].

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The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is a global trade association serving suppliers in the food and beverage industries. The Association's programs and services support member’s success by providing assistance in marketing their products and services, overall improvement in key business practices and many opportunities to network among industry colleagues.  Programs and services to achieve these objectives include PROCESS EXPO (industry leading trade show), electronic media marketing, education, market intelligence, research, and advocation of critical industry issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade.

FPSA members are organized in vertical industry councils which focus on specific needs and concerns that are unique to each industry sector. FPSA councils currently represent the BakeryBeverageDairyPrepared Foods and Meat sectors.