ICR Announces Agenda for its 2017 Comnference


New York, NY – December 30, 2016 – ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm serving over 500 private and public company clients, today announced the agenda and panels for the ICR Conference 2017 at the Grand Lakes Resort in Orlando, Florida. The annual growth company event will commence with private company presentationson Monday, January 9th and feature public company presentations and panels on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 10th and 11th.

“The ICR conference brings together industry leaders to speak on some of the most significant topics for the year ahead,” said Tom Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, ICR. “Once again our presenters will offer key insights regarding strategies and trends through standard investor presentations, interactive group breakout sessions and engaging panels. All of these elements make the event unique and important each year.”

Among the many conference highlights are three industry panels which will cover areas such as Omni Channel Innovators, The Power of Data and Enlightened Capitalism. The topics and panelists are as follows:

 Omni Channel Innovators in 2017: Meeting Evolving Customer Demand

Hear from pioneers and leaders who have answers for winning in today’s digital economy.

  • Moderator: Joseph Teklits, Managing Partner, ICR
  • BaubleBar, Daniella Yacobovsky, Co-Founder
  • Deliv, Daphne Carmeli, Chief Executive Officer
  • Mack Weldon, Brian Berger, Chief Executive Officer
  • Olo, Matthew Tucker, Chief Operating Officer

The Power of Data: Introducing, Your Customer!                             

Today’s consumer wants to be recognized, and understanding your data is the key to unlocking that relationship.  Hear from leading restaurant technology companies on how they are helping operators maximize sales and drive loyalty.

  • Moderator: Anton Nicholas, Managing Director, ICR
  • Bridg, Amit Jain, Chief Executive Officer
  • Toast, Steve Fredette, President & Co-Founder
  • Ziosk, Austen Mulinder, Chief Executive Officer

Enlightened Capitalism? For Real, How to Conduct Good Business                         

Smart businesses understand that strong corporate values and working toward a greater good are intrinsic to building positive employee culture, driving customer loyalty and increasing brand equity – all of which translate into higher revenues and a stronger bottom line. Hear from panelists on why social consciousness is a key strategy for profitability and growth.

  • Moderator: Fred LeFranc, Chaos Strategist, Results Through Strategy
  • Dine Out For No Kid Hungry, Diana Hovey, Senior Director
  • Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Mark Eason, Chief Executive Officer
  • MOD Pizza, Scott Svenson, Co-Founder/Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Sterling-Rice Group, Walt Freese, Chief Executive Officer
  • Union Square Hospitality Group, Erin Moran, Chief Culture Officer

 A comprehensive conference schedule can be found by visiting www.icrconference.com. Follow the ICR Conference on Twitter at @ICRPRand join the conversation using the #ICRConference hashtag.

  About The ICR Conference

The ICR Conference is a unique platform where public and private company management teams, institutional investors, sell-side research analysts, investment bankers, private equity professionals and select media connect with one another with the goal of understanding consumer trends and public company prospects as the year begins. The event is one of the largest investment conferences of the year, featuring presentations by more than 150 public and private companies, with attendance regularly exceeding 2,300. For more information please visit http://www.icrconference.com

About ICR

Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. The firm’s highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to more than 500 clients in approximately 20 industries. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America maintaining offices in New York, Norwalk, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Beijing.

Learn more at www.icrinc.com. Follow us on Twitter at @ICRPR.

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