We’re gearing up for our annual TraceGains Customer Conference and Training (TGCon), and getting pretty darn excited about it, too! 2017’s customer conference is shaping up to be slightly different than previous years, so if you haven’t had the opportunity to join us, make sure to put it on your calendar this time around.
When: May 17-18, 2017
Where: Westminster, CO
What’s TGCon all about and why should you come?
TGCon attendees can expect to, of course, learn more about TraceGains' software/new features and the latest industry trends. But we feel the most important aspects to attending TGCon are the opportunities you get to gain insights into how other like-minded TraceGains customers are leveraging the platform on a daily basis.
If that doesn’t get you amped, here are three quick reasons why you should think about joining us:
1. Over 100 fellow TraceGains users will be in attendance for great networking.
This may be one of the smaller conferences you attend in 2017, but sometimes smaller is better. You’ll have a chance to form lasting relationships with fellow TraceGains users, bounce ideas off of how others are using the software, and get in-depth knowledge and training you can take back to your company.
2. You can explore a new city.
If you haven’t been to the Mile High City yet, you’re not only missing out on some of the best views around, but you’re also missing out on some of the best brews around! Colorado has over 200 breweries with some of the best located right here in Denver. And if beer isn’t your thing, Colorado has plenty of additional activities that might pique your interest. See what else there is to do in Denver.
3. Hear from top industry speakers on relevant topics related to your everyday.
Last year’s conference included speakers like Dan Flynn of Food Safety News, Devin Koontz of the FDA, and Evan Rosen of PacMoore Products. We’re working hard on lining up more great speakers this year, and hopefully we’ll be able to announce a few surprises as well.
Want to be a speaker?
Do you want to be included in our speaker lineup for TGCon 2017? We still have a few slots open, so if you’re interested in telling others about your experiences and processes, submit your proposal!
What are we looking for?
We’re looking for session proposals that are “graduate level” in nature — not food safety 101 — where speakers will be able to teach our audience something new and meaningful from their experience.
You may also volunteer to participate in a panel discussion with a group of like-minded TraceGains customers to discuss topics such as FSMA challenges, practical compliance advice, etc.
Here are a few topics from previous years to help jump start your brainstorming:
- Enabling Your Human Capital to Focus on Higher Value Contributions
- Technology as A Weapon Against Food Fraud
- Managing Risk Across a Global Enterprise
- Powering Your PLM with Supplier-Provided Data
- Happier Customers & Improved Quality Through Better Data Management
- Orchestrating a Mock Recall
Want to win a TGCon award?
Here at TraceGains, we feel pretty fortunate to have such amazing customers, and this year at TGCon, we want to celebrate you!
TraceGains customers are cutting edge food safety and quality assurance professionals who consistently astound us with their creative and innovative use of TraceGains’ software to achieve their food safety goals. The TGCon 2017 Awards recognize these outstanding customers.
Audit Readiness Award
How has TraceGains helped your company become 365 Audit Ready™? Has preparation time decreased? Are audit scores higher? Are auditors delighted?
Process Improvement Award
How has TraceGains helped to make your processes more efficient? Have you successfully reduced ingredient variability? Have you improved your ability to track and respond to customer complaints?
How has greater transparency across departments/facilities improved communication, cooperation, and collaboration within your organization?
ROI Improvement Award
Tell us the story of how you measure your return on investment (ROI), and what benefits you see.
How have you used scorecards in an innovative way to improve your supplier management processes?
[Insert Award Name Here]
Have a story that doesn't quite fit under one of our award categories above? Tell it anyways! When filling out your nomination form, just select "Other" as the award your submitting for.
TraceGains judges will evaluate the entries based on several criteria including how significant, measurable, sustained, and shared the improvement or outcome was for the customer's department or company as a whole.
Here’s how to enter:
Step 1: Head over to www.tracegains.com/tgcon-2017#nominate
Step 2: Nominate your company and/or teammates by completing the form*.
Step 3: Be sure to include as much supporting information to demonstrate the impact TraceGains has had on your food safety program and results.
Step 4: Hit submit then sit back, relax, and keep your fingers crossed!
*Customers are eligible to submit one nomination per category.
What do you win?
Prizes will include a trophy, digital award badge for company website placement, award recognition during the TGCon 2017 Awards Dinner on the evening of May 18, 2017, press release, and of course those all-important bragging rights.
Can’t make it to TGCon 2017 this year? Not to worry! We’ll still celebrate your achievements and you will still receive your prizes.
Nominees must be TraceGains customers in good standing. Nominations must describe a positive outcome the customer achieved with the help of one or more TraceGains solutions. All sections of the online nomination form must be completed and entries must be received by Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Incomplete nominations will be disqualified.
Winners will be chosen by a panel of TraceGains’ executives and the judges’ decision is final.
If you think your company and/or certain teams deserve some recognition, make sure to submit your nomination for the TGCon 2017 Awards!
We think you're awesome... now let's tell the everyone else!
Hall of Fame
Bimbo Bakeries – High-Volume User Award
Bay Valley Food – Collaborative Product Design Award
Topco Associates – Collaborative Design Award
Jiffy Mix – Lifetime Achievement: Setting a High Standard
Pinnacle Foods – Excellence: Collaboration
Red Arrow Products – TraceGains Network Leadership
Blue Buffalo – Process Improvement Award
John R. White – 365 Audit Ready Award
Mullins Food Products – Collaboration Award
T. Marzetti Company – ROI Improvement Award
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