2023 FCSI Symposium

FCSI The Americas Symposium
January 30-31, Orlando

The Conference Planning Committee is diving into the 2023 FCSI The Americas Symposium! The conference takes place just prior to the start of the NAFEM Show in Orlando, January 30 and 31, 2023.

We’ll kick off the event at Sea World where you can enjoy a dedicated roller coaster and a cool space to network and have fun with other attendees. Sessions on Tuesday will share education on issues of interest to consultants and allied members alike.

The Symposium would not happen without our Conference Planning Committee. Thank you for your hard work!


All education sessions are in the Orange County Convention Center

Monday, January 30

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Opening Party at Seaworld Orlando

Tuesday, January 31

7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Registration Desk Open

8:30 am to 9:00 am

Opening Comments and Awards

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Opening Keynote Ken Gronbach: Back to the Future

10:00 am to 10:15 am 

Networking Break

10:15 am to 11:15 am

Breakout: Finding the Lost Dollars and Increasing Profits 

Breakout: The Role of Dining and DEI in Student Union Design - UNLV Case Study

Breakout: Sustainability Reboot: Water Conservation and Decarbonization in Kitchens

11:15 am to 11:30 am

Networking Break

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Breakout: Game Changer--A Closer Look at Unattended Retail and Frictionless Payments

Breakout: Taking Your Membership to the Next Level

Breakout: Operator POV--Labor, Trends and Tech

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm


2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Breakout: The Future Farmer

Breakout: Ready Player 1--Is it Time to Hire, Merge, or Sell?

Breakout: Get Your Head in the Game

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm

Networking Break

3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Closing Keynote with Jason Wange

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Evening receptions with open bar & snacks

Thank you sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Thank you to our First-Time Attendee Grant Sposnors:


Is your company interested in sponsoring this year’s Symposium?

All sponsors receive:
Recognition from the podium
Listing on the Symposium website
Listing in the Direct Connection newsletter
Recognition in the Foodservice Consultant magazine
Post-symposium attendee list