Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM CDT
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM CDT

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Loews Chicago Downtown Hotel 
455 N Park Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

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Jennifer Schiffman
Blacksmith Applications jennifer.schiffman@blacksmithapplications.com 

Smoke Jumpers XV 

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago for Smoke Jumpers XV, the premier industry conference focused on CPG trade management strategy, hosted by Blacksmith Applications. The meeting will take place at the Loews Chicago Downtown Hotel from May 17-19.

Please complete registration to confirm your attendance. Registration will close on Friday April 14, 2017.

Registration is currently open to all CPG Trade Management professionals and stakeholders, so please feel free to pass this event page link along to industy peers who may wish to attend for the first time.

We're excited to have market leaders like Kraft Heinz, Butterball, Simplot, Smucker's, Land O'Lakes, and more registered for this year's event.

We will continue to share updates via email and on the Blacksmith Applications LinkedIn page leading up to the event in May.


Wednesday, May 17

6:30 pm   Opening reception starts on at the Terrace Lakeview Lawn

Thursday, May 18

8:30 am

Welcome and Industry News Update

9:15 am

Lessons Learned: TPM and CRM Integration (presented by Smucker's, Land O' Lakes and Simplot)

10:30 am

Operator Perspective on GPOs (presented by Gary Karp, Pentallect Partners)

1:00 pm

Case Study Workshop

3:30 pm

2016 Recognition Awards and Reception

6:15 pm

Networking Dinner

Friday, May 19

12:30 pm    Meet us at 3639 N. Sheffield for the Cubs rooftop event. First pitch is at 1:20 pm.

What Past Attendees Said About Smoke Jumpers:

  • “Smoke Jumpers is a phenomenal event. There’s great networking opportunities and you hear directly from industry leaders how to enhance trade promotion management.” -Julie Michel, Rich Products
  • “Smoke Jumpers is the place to be for CPG thought leaders who focus on TPM.” -Amy Clark, Simplot
  • “Smoke Jumpers is a unique event in the industry and is extremely helpful. You learn you’re not the only one encountering challenges.” -Bernie Silveira, Foster Farms