webinar

COVID-19 Moving Forward

You won’t want to miss this webinar. Join leading experts for an exclusive event on Monday August 24th, 2020 at 2:30pm EST

The distinctive nature of the COVID-19 pandemic poses a new set of challenges for US Hispanic and non-Hispanic small businesses as they try to make their way to recovery.
Many businesses are facing a lack of demand, new customer expectations, and severe operational challenges. We recognize that recovery will take time, but the perspectives of each of the members of this multidisciplinary panel will help us understand some reliable alternatives on the way to recovery.

Registration is free, use the link below to register!

Speakers

Mark Baum

Mark Baum
Chief Collaboration Officer,
Food Marketing Institute

Mark Baum currently serves as Chief Collaboration & Commercial Officer for the Food Marketing Institute. In this role, Baum engages retailer, manufacturer, supplier, and service provider C-Suite executives to further trading partner collaboration, leading to operational improvements and growth opportunities across all segments of the food retail supply chain.


Al Carey

Al Carey
Board Member UNIFI,
Former CEO PepsiCo

Al Carey is the Executive Chairman at Unifi, Inc. in North Carolina. He is the former CEO of PepsiCo North America. He’s recently retired from PepsiCo after a 38-year career where he was CEO at PepsiCo Americas Beverages, President & CEO at Frito-Lay North America, Inc. President of PepsiCo Sales, Inc. and COO at PepsiCo Beverages & Foods North America. He is also on the board of The Home Depot, Inc., the University of Maryland, and La Tortillería Inc. Former board member of the Food Marketing Institute, Inc., and Grocery Manufacturers Association.


Alvaro Luque

Alvaro Luque
President & CEO,
Avocados from Mexico

With ingenious marketing campaigns, Luque is positioning Mexican avocados as one of the best ambassadors of Hispanic culture in the U.S. Luque, CEO of Avocados From Mexico (AFM), has a passion for marketing, and he has more than 20 years of experience working in the food industry.


Laura Strange

Laura Strange
SVP Communications & External Affairs,
National Grocers Association

Laura Strange is the senior vice president communications and external affairs at the National Grocers Association, where she manages NGA’s communications, public relations, and marketing efforts, as well as the industry relations department. Strange came to NGA in 2013 from Capitol Hill where she served as communications director for Members of Congress serving on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Appropriations Committee. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, she held positions in the government relations department for Yahoo! Inc. and in the communications and marketing division for a state taxpayer trade association.


Carlos Castro

Carlos Castro
President,
Todos Supermarket

Founder and President of Todos Supermarket. As an influential businessman, Carlos is a mentor to many in the Hispanic community and novice business owners. His business has been repeatedly named one of the Fantastic 50 businesses of the year by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.