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Venue

Orange County Convention Center 9800 International Dr Orlando , Florida 32819
Tel: (407) 685-9800
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2017 Irrigation Show & Education Conference

5,000 300

Overview

Event Overview:

Where can you ...

Network with your customers, suppliers and industry peers all under one roof?
Preview the industry’s latest products, technology and innovations?
Access the best irrigation education classes and seminars all in one location?

The Irrigation Association provides all of this during one event-packed trade show and education conference every year. The Irrigation Show and Education Conference is where the irrigaiton industry comes together to network, learn and advance irrigation.

With more than 5,000 attendees, 300 exhibitors and unmatched education offerings, the Irrigation Show provides something for every irrigation professional. Attend the event and you will find ideas, innovation, technology and best practices that can make a powerful difference in your business. From the newest products and most exciting business technology trends to the comprehensive education sessions and incredible networking opportunities, the Irrigation Show will ignite your business and keep you on the cutting-edge of your profession.

Attendee Information:

Why Attend the Show?

As an irrigation professional, you want to set yourself apart to customers, stay on the cutting-edge of the changing industry and find ways to grow your business. The Irrigation Show and Education Conference provides every way for you to find success — all during one week in a great location.

Whether your focus is agriculture or landscape, the Irrigation Show provides:

  • The industry’s most comprehensive list of education offerings in one location.
  • Hands-on access to the latest products and technologies.
  • Valuable programs, events and sessions designed to help you improve your irrigation practices.

Exhibitor Information:

Delivering Real ROI

As the largest irrigation exhibition in the world, the 2017 Irrigation Show is the ultimate resource for irrigation systems, products and services. More than 4,500 qualified buyers and decision-makers from across the globe will attend the show to:

•           See innovative products and smart solutions.

•           Find new suppliers.

•           Learn about current business trends and irrigation best practices.

•           Network with industry leaders.

•           Learn new technologies.

Irrigation Show attendees include distributors, dealers, contractors, consultants, growers and more. Directly reach your customers, close sales and grow your business in just two jam-packed days.

About IA

The Irrigation Association is the leading membership organization for irrigation equipment and system manufacturers, dealers, distributors, designers, consultants, contractors and end users. Founded in 1949, IA represents over 2,000 companies and is dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation.

Agenda

Nov 6   

Monday, November 06, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

IA Certification Board Breakout Meeting

Room: Salon 8, Rosen Centre


IA Certification Board Meeting

Room: Salon 12, Rosen Centre


Monday, November 06, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration Open

Room: West Concourse Registration A


Monday, November 06, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drip Irrigation Components & Installation for Landscapes (Spanish version)

Room: W105A


Electrical Troubleshooting: Diagnosing Field Wiring Problems

Room: W105B


Monday, November 06, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Agricultural Drip/Micro Design

Room: W101A


Center Pivot Design

Room: W101B


Landscape Irrigation Auditor

Room: W102A


Landscape Irrigation Contractor

Room: W103A


Landscape Irrigation Design

Room: W103B


Principles of Irrigation: Agriculture

Room: W104A


Principles of Irrigation: Landscape

Room: W104B


Sino-US Technical Meeting on Water Saving Technologies

Room: W107


Monday, November 06, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Exhibitor Move-In Day 1

Room: West Hall WA1-WA2


Monday, November 06, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

IA Certification Board Lunch

Room: Salon 11, Rosen Centre


Monday, November 06, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Advanced Irrigation Wiring Methods & Troubleshooting

Room: W105B


Monday, November 06, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Investment Committee

Room: Salon 7, Rosen Centre


Monday, November 06, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

IA Executive Committee

Room: Salon 7, Rosen Centre


Monday, November 06, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

IA Board & Staff Social

Room: Salon 5&6, Rosen Centre

Nov 7   

Tuesday, November 07, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FIS Golf Tournament

Room: Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club


Tuesday, November 07, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

IA Certification Board Breakout Meeting

Room: Salon 8, Rosen Centre


IA Certification Board Meeting

Room: Salon 12, Rosen Centre


Tuesday, November 07, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration Open

Room: West Concourse Registration A


Tuesday, November 07, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Certified Low Voltage Lighting Technician (CLVLT) Exam

Room: Salon 5, Rosen Centre


Tuesday, November 07, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hydraulic Troubleshooting

Room: W105B


Tuesday, November 07, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

IA Board of Directors Meeting

Room: Salon 11, Rosen Centre


Tuesday, November 07, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Agricultural Drip/Micro Design

Room: W101A


Agricultural Irrigation Specialist

Room: W108B


CAD Learning Lab

Room: W203C

 

Presentations:

Introduction to Irrigation With CAD

  • Room: W203C
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Drip Design With CAD

  • Room: W203C
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM

Customizing CAD Symbols to Your Office Standards

  • Room: W203C
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 11:10 AM - 12:10 PM

Agricultural Solid Set Sprinkler Irrigation System Design in CAD

  • Room: W203C
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Pipe Sizing & Hydraulic Troubleshooting in CAD

  • Room: W203C
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Agricultural Drip Irrigation System Design in CAD

  • Room: W203C
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Center Pivot Design

Room: W101B


ICW: Motorola/Mottech VARS Meeting (invitation only)

Room: Salon 19, Rosen Centre


Landscape Irrigation Auditor

Room: W102A


Landscape Irrigation Contractor

Room: W103A


Landscape Irrigation Design

Room: W103B


Principles of Irrigation: Agriculture

Room: W104A


Principles of Irrigation: Landscape

Room: W104B


The Business of Landscape Irrigation Contracting

Room: W105A


Tuesday, November 07, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Exhibitor Move-In Day 2

Room: West Hall WA1-WA2


ICW: WISH-SWISH-ESCO-EIS Group (invitation only)

Room: W110A


Tuesday, November 07, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Technical Program: Landscape Track: Efficient Irrigation for Landscape Applications

Room: W203B

 

Presentations:

Long-term Performance of Smart Irrigation Controllers

  • Room: W203B
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Case Study: Retrofit Increases Water-use Efficiency on Tees

  • Room: W203B
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM

Evaluation of EPA's Test for Pressure-regulating Sprinklers

  • Room: W203B
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

A New Generation of Smart Controllers

  • Room: W203B
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Evaluating Sprinkler Operational Efficiency Using SMS

  • Room: W203B
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rainfall Effects on Seasonal Weekly Irrigation Schedules

  • Room: W203B
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Rainfall Data Resources for Florida Irrigators

  • Room: W203B
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 11:20 AM - 11:40 PM

The Benefits of Consumable Water Management Products

  • Room: W203B
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, November 07, 9:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Technical Program: Agriculture Session: Special Session USDA-ARS Ogallala-Aquifer Program Center Pivot Irrigation Technology Transfer Effort

Room: W203A

 

Presentations:

Ogallala Aquifer Program Center Pivot Irrigation Effort

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Discussion of Why Variable Rate Irrigation May Not Be Used To Its Full Potential?

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM

Evaluation of Variable Rate Irrigation in Humid Region

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Site Irrigation Management Using a Sensor-based Decision Support System

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Remote Sensing for Variable Rate Irrigation Management

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

CWSI Related to Plant-available Water & Root Distribution

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Dashboard for Irrigation Efficiency Management (DIEM)

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

Water Use & Management of Center Pivot Drip Irrigation Systems

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Erraticity of Sprinkler Irrigated Corn under Drought

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Tuesday, November 07, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ambassador Roundtable

Room: W303B


Tuesday, November 07, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

IA Board of Directors & Certification Board Lunch

Room: Salon 7, Rosen Centre


Tuesday, November 07, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Irrigated Soils

Room: W105B


Tuesday, November 07, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

IA Certification Exams

Room: W107


Tuesday, November 07, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Landscape Irrigation Seminar: Irrigating Green Roofs

Room: W203B


Tuesday, November 07, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Technical Program: Agriculture Track: Microirrigation Technologies for Agricultural Production

Room: W203A

 

Presentations:

Nitrous Oxide Emissions with Sub-surface Drip Irrigation

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Triggering Drip Irrigation by Soil Water Tension

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

Case Studies: Optimizing Flow Control Drip Tapes for Success

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Microirrigation Equipment for Okra Cultivation in the USVI

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Cucumber Greenhouse Production Using Sensor-based Irrigation

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

Steps to Restoring an Irrigation System after Emitters Plug

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

Maize Yield & WUE Under Different Irrigation Methods

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM

Evaluation of Polyethylene Subsurface Driplines After 26 Years

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Tuesday, November 07, 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday, November 07, 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Landscape Irrigation Seminar: Solvent Welding PVC Pipe

Room: W203B


Tuesday, November 07, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Irrigation Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting

Room: Salon 6, Rosen Centre


Membership Committee

Room: W303B


Tuesday, November 07, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Irrigation Foundation Board of Trustees Social (invitation only)

Room: Salon 7, Rosen Centre


Tuesday, November 07, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Math Refresher Seminar

Room: W105B


Past Presidents Dinner (invitation only)

Room: Everglades Restaurant, Rosen Centre


Tuesday, November 07, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Opening Night Party

Room: Poolside, Rosen Centre

Nov 8   

Wednesday, November 08, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Drip/Micro Irrigation Common Interest Group

Room: W303A


Wednesday, November 08, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Exhibitor Move-In Day 3

Room: West Hall WA1-WA2


Wednesday, November 08, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

IA Certification Board Breakout Meeting

Room: Salon 8, Rosen Centre


IA Certification Board Meeting

Room: Salon 12, Rosen Centre


ICW: ASIC 2017 Fall board of Directors Meeting (invitation only)

Room: W205C


Wednesday, November 08, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration Open

Room: West Concourse Registration A


Wednesday, November 08, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

ICW: King Innovation Annual Sales Representation Meeting (invitation only)

Room: W205B


Wednesday, November 08, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

New Product Contest Judging: Agriculture Irrigation

Room: W204C


New Product Contest Judging: Landscape Irrigation

Room: W204A


New Product Contest Judging: Landscape Lighting

Room: W204B


Wednesday, November 08, 8:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Technical Program: Agriculture Track: Improving Agricultural Irrigation Scheduling and Management

Room: W203A

 

Presentations:

Water Conservation & Fertilizer Use BMPs vs. Conventional Growing Practices in Corn: A Two-year Overview

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 8:00 AM - 8:20 AM

STAMP Decision Tool for Agronomic Crops in Louisiana

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 8:20 AM - 8:40 AM

Quantifying Crop Water Requirements in the Mississippi Delta Using an Energy Balance Approach

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM

Crop Growth Insect Model Used in Field Experiments Design

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

Optimizing Irrigation Scheduling With Limited Water Using the iCrop Decision Support Tool

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM

Injectable Co-polymers: A Tool for Soil Moisture Management

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

In-stream Wetland: Wastewater Treatment Technology in Egypt

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Strategies for Taro (Colocasia Esculenta) Irrigation

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Irrigation Technology Utilization: A Case of Central Uganda

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Wednesday, November 08, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

IA Certification Exams

Room: W107


Pumps & Pumping Systems (formerly Understanding Pumps)

Room: W104A


Two-Wire Technology Systems for Landscapes

Room: W104B


Wednesday, November 08, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Agricultural Irrigation Specialist

Room: W108B


Wednesday, November 08, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Advanced Landscape Irrigation Design & Management

Room: W101A


Alternative Water for Landscape Irrigation

Room: W101B


Bidding & Estimating Landscape Irrigation Systems

Room: W102A


Florida Irrigation Contractor License Exam Prep Workshop

Room: W105B


ICW: Rivulis / Eurodrip Meeting (invitation only)

Room: WA2


Landscape Drip Irrigation Design & Management

Room: W102B


Landscape Irrigation Technician

Room: W103A


Landscape Irrigation Technician (Spanish Version)

Room: W105A


Landscape Water Management & Planning

Room: W103B


Wednesday, November 08, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

ICW: WISH-SWISH-ESCO-EIS Group (invitation only)

Room: W110A


Wednesday, November 08, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Manufacturers Rep Common Interest Group

Room: W303C


Wednesday, November 08, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Government Affairs Committee

Room: W303B


Wednesday, November 08, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Landscape Irrigation Seminar: BMP-Basis of Design

Room: W203B


Wednesday, November 08, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Landscape Irrigation Seminar: Workforce Training Part 1: How Adults Learn

Room: W203B


Wednesday, November 08, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

Room: West Hall WA1-WA2


IA New Product Contest

Room: West Hall WA1-WA2


Wednesday, November 08, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Certification Luncheon (certified individuals only)

Room: W205AB


Wednesday, November 08, 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM

Technical Program: Agriculture Track: The Future of Irrigation - Moving Toward Sustainability

Room: W203A

 

Presentations:

Application of the Precision Ag Irrigation Language (PAIL)

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Insights Into Irrigation From Internet of Things Perspective

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

Open-source Hardware and Software for Irrigation

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Continuous Monitoring of Wine Grape Canopy Temperature for Irrigation Management

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Sustainability of Irrigation With EM Induction Technique

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Voluntary Adoption of Practices That Protect Water Quality

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Optimal Efficiency in Gravity Water Distribution Systems

  • Room: W203A
  •  
  • Wednesday, November 08, 3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Wednesday, November 08, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Advanced Pumps

Room: W104A


Wednesday, November 08, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

IA Certification Exams

Room: W107


Wednesday, November 08, 1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

Landscape Irrigation Seminar: Workforce Training Part 2: Delivering Effective Training

Room: W203B


Wednesday, November 08, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bringing Water to Life Podcast Live!

Room: Backstage, Exhibit Hall WA1-WA2


TOCA Fireside Chat

Room: W303C


Wednesday, November 08, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Awards & Honors Committee

Room: W303B


Wednesday, November 08, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

EPA WaterSense Meeting

Room: Backstage, Exhibit Hall WA1-WA2


Wednesday, November 08, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Technical Program Committee

Room: W303B


Women in Irrigation Social

Room: W205AB

Nov 9   

Thursday, November 09, 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

ICW: Zurn Wilkins Annual Sales Representatives Breakfast Meeting (invitation only)

Room: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld


Thursday, November 09, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

VIP Breakfast with Keynote (by invitation only)

Room: Signature 1, Rosen Centre


Thursday, November 09, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration Open

Room: West Concourse Registration A


Thursday, November 09, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Standards and Codes Committee

Room: W303B


Thursday, November 09, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Networking Continental Breakfast

Room: W304 Foyer


Thursday, November 09, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

IA Power Breakfast (must be pre-registered)

Room: W204AB


Young Professionals Breakfast

Room: W205A


Thursday, November 09, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ICW: Rivulis / Eurodrip Meeting (invitation only)

Room: WA2


Thursday, November 09, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

ICW: WISH-SWISH-ESCO-EIS Group (invitation only)

Room: W110A


Thursday, November 09, 8:45 AM - 10:45 AM

IA General Session and Keynote Address

Room: W304


Thursday, November 09, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Foundation Informational Session

Room: W303A


Thursday, November 09, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Business Irrigation Seminar: Efficient Management of Your Vehicle Fleet

Room: W203A


Landscape Irrigation Seminar: Pressure Regulation to Improve Irrigation Efficienct

Room: W203B


Thursday, November 09, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

Room: West Hall WA1-WA2


IA New Product Contest

Room: West Hall WA1-WA2


Thursday, November 09, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Education Committee

Room: W303C


Thursday, November 09, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Friends of the Industry Luncheon (invitation only)

Room: W204A


Thursday, November 09, 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

1st Pitcher: TBA

Room: West Hall A1-A2 - Pitchers Mound


Thursday, November 09, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Business Irrigation Seminar: Impact of New Tax Regulations on Your Business

Room: W203A


Public Affairs Committee

Room: W303B


Thursday, November 09, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pitchers Mound

Room: Back Stage, West Hall WA1-WA2


Thursday, November 09, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

IA Certification Exams

Room: W107


Thursday, November 09, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

History Common Interest Group

Room: W303A


Thursday, November 09, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Smart Irrigation Month Committee

Room: W303C


Thursday, November 09, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Business Irrigation Seminar: Top Five Employment Law Issues Facing Contractors

Room: W203A


Thursday, November 09, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

From Flood to Managed Flow: Simplifying the Exchange of Irrigation Data

Room: Backstage, Exhibit Hall WA1-WA2


Thursday, November 09, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Editorial Committee

Room: W303B


Thursday, November 09, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Closing Night Party

Room: W205


Thursday, November 09, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Exhibitor Move-Out Day 1

Room: West Hall WA1-WA2

Nov 10   

Friday, November 10, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration Open

Room: West Concourse Registration A


Friday, November 10, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Expo Advisory Committee

Room: W303B


Friday, November 10, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Soil-Plant-Air-Continuum

Room: W103A


Friday, November 10, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Irrigation Components for Residential/Light Commercial Systems

Room: W102A


Managing a Landscape Irrigation Service Company

Room: W102B


Friday, November 10, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Exhibitor Move-Out Day 2

Room: West Hall WA1-WA2


IA Certification Exams

Room: W107


Friday, November 10, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

ICW: WISH-SWISH-ESCO-EIS Group (invitation only)

Room: W110A


Friday, November 10, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Water Summit

Room: W203

Keynote Speakers

Doug Rauch

Former President of Trader Joe’s Company

If you have ever set foot in a Trader Joe’s, you’ve experienced the innovative mastery of Doug Rauch, the general session keynote presenter for the 2017 Irrigation Show and Education Conference.

Rauch is the former president of Trader Joe’s Company, a popular neighborhood grocery store. Rauch spent 31 years with the company — 14 years as president. In an industry known for cut-throat competition, Rauch worked to grow the small nine-store chain in Southern California to a nationally acclaimed retail success story with more than 340 stores in 30 states.

Those who work with Rauch agree that his innovative approach is what took this company that started as a 7-Eleven knockoff to become the hottest retailer in America.

Retiring from Trader Joe’s in 2008, Rauch has directed his focus toward other work, including helping find a solution to the hunger problem. He is currently CEO of Conscious Capitalism, which looks at how four specific tenets — higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership and conscious culture — can simultaneously build stronger businesses and improve society as a whole.

He was also a recent senior fellow at the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative, where he focused on the challenges of food waste, hunger and obesity. Out of this fellowship he became the founder/president of Daily Table, a unique, nonprofit retail concept designed to bring affordable nutrition to the food-insecure in our cities.

Rauch received his executive MBA from the Peter Drucker School of Management, Claremont University, where he won several honorary awards including the Early Career Outstanding Entrepreneur Award.

During his keynote address, Rauch will share stories and eye-opening case studies and reveal how to create a self-sustaining culture of innovation, build a brand in a competitive marketplace and lead with a purpose.

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