MenuDirections 2013 to showcase FSD editors

Opening session at next month's conference will feature a "Meet The Press"-style briefing.

MenuDirections 2013, which runs March 3-5 in Tampa, Fla., will open with a "Meet The Press" briefing that will feature Editor Paul King and Managing Editors Becky Schilling and Lindsey Ramsey.

In keeping with the conference theme, "Healthy Flavors, Healthy Profits," during the 25-minute session the editors will field questions from FoodService Director Publisher Bill Anderson about the health and wellness trends sweeping the foodservice industry. King will bring a global perspective of the trends, while Schilling and Ramsey will drill down to the trends that are having an impact on specific market segments.

"I think it's an excellent way to kick off the conference, getting attendees to focus on the conference theme while listening to the people who have perhaps the best handle on what is happening in the industry and how operators are being affected," said Peter Romeo, vice president of content for the Foodservice Group of CSP Business Media.

There is still time to register for the conference, which will feature general session presentations by celebrity chef Jet Tila, nutrition expert Dr. James Painter, and Datassentials analyst Mark DeDomenico. The 2 1/2 day meeting also includes nearly two dozen interest sessions, the always-popular Dine-Around, FSD's Awards Banquet and, for the first time, a culinary competition.

For more information and to register, visit menudirections.com

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