Registration Opens for Smoke Jumpers XV

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Join us May 17 – 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois for the event we’ve all been waiting for. Smoke Jumpers XV. Our FIFTEENTH Smoke Jumpers conference. We’re celebrating by opening the event to all CPG Trade Management Pioneers. Let’s spread the word and get some new faces through the door. If you’ve attended in the past, you know just how valuable a conference it is. The conference is free to attend. Register Today: 

Smoke Jumpers XV Chicago

So how about passing the event information along to your industry peers? We hope you will. Our quest to deliver trade spend transparency and optimize profitability is far reaching. It’s something we’re working toward together and it’s an inclusive movement. We become better by growing our brain trust. That’s what Smoke Jumpers is all about; bringing brilliant minds together to address best practices in trade spend strategy.

Mingle with industry peers and learn best practices

The brightest minds in CPG trade management strategy attend Smoke Jumpers to connect with peers and share best practices. If this is your first time, get excited. You can expect to walk away with strategies to improve program profitability, visibility and accountability within your organization.

Attend the annual Cubs Rooftop party

Smoke Jumpers XV will wrap up Friday afternoon with the annual Cubs Rooftop party. It’s quite literally a fan favorite!

We’re working diligently on the agenda to deliver a day of incredible sessions. You can expect to return to business with new ideas to take your trade management approach to the next level.


Wednesday, May 17

6:30 pm:   Opening reception starts on at the City View Terrace.

Thursday, May 18

8:30 AM Welcome and Industry Update Paul Wietecha
9:15 AM Customer Spotlight Simplot, Land O’Lakes, Smucker’s
11:00 AM Operator Insights and  Thought Leadership Gary Karp
1:00 PM FORGE Claims Accelerator Paul Cummings
1:30 PM Group Breakout
3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM Awards and Recognition
4:45 PM Closing Remarks Paul Wietecha

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 Say 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

Space is limited, so register today. And follow us on LinkedIn to keep up with event news and other insights from Blacksmith Applications. Registration will close on Friday April 14, 2017.

See you in Chicago!

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