Rooted For Growth

2019 Foodbuy Partner Summit:





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We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the 2019 Partner Summit, August 21–23 at The Omni Grove Park Inn. This spectacular luxury resort in Asheville, North Carolina is the ideal destination and ultimate backdrop to celebrate our partnership, highlighted by the many ways our connections are firmly rooted and continually growing.


DAY ONE – Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Our Roots Run Deep

On day one, our event kicks off with our Growth Hub trade show from 11:30 am – 1:15 pm coupled with lunch. The trade show is designed to engage all senses and lay the ground work for building meaningful connections that will take root over the course of our time together. During lunch and the trade show, delegates will be able to network with colleagues while we nourish our foundation for future growth, all the while surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas in a venue itself deeply rooted in history. Our custom menu will feature chef-inspired earthy fare with a twist on traditional favorites.

From lunch and our trade show, we'll move to the Grand Ballroom where Foodbuy’s CEO, Dennis Hogan will open the Summit with a session focused on our collaborative approach to building on our foundation of growth and new opportunities for the future.

During the general session on day one, you’ll hear from additional Compass Group Officers and leaders, including Compass CEO Gary Green and CFO Adrian Meredith, who will offer insights on how we can balance our resources to endure the changing landscape, and integrate our strategies for sustainable growth.

The session will wrap up with an insightful address about current industry trends and how to efficiently scale for the future.

At 5:30 p.m. we’ll relax and rewire with pre-dinner cocktails for the continuation of the Growth Hub trade show, intended to spark more connections for growth between our Supplier Partners and Members. 

A sunset dinner will be hosted at 7:30 p.m. in the Country Club.


DAY TWO - Thursday, August 22, 2019
Building Our Foundation

The day two session will continue with inspiring presentations on the Roots of Thought. We’ll take a look at how we expand on the design – a landscape that takes into account the preservation of our resources combined with the growth of our industry.

Following the general session, Partner Summit attendees will embark upon their chosen excursion where lunch will be served. This year, in addition to our popular golf and spa activities, we’ve added a few options including an Art, History & Architecture Tour, a Culinary Tour, and a cooking class.

In the evening, we’ll connect back to nature with an event to remember featuring delectable fare, fellowship and star entertainment. 


DAY THREE - Friday, August 23, 2019
Keep Growing

From 6:30 – 10:30 a.m., enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the Blue Ridge Dining Room before departing. 

Shuttle service to the Asheville airport will be provided the morning of Friday, August 23rd. There will be one shuttle departing from the hotel to the airport departing at 4:30 am. Shuttles will then cycle every hour thereafter with the last shuttle departing the Omni Grove Park Inn at 12:30 pm.