October 6-8, 2019 — Chicago, IL

Event: Urner Barry’s Global Protein Summit 2019

Topic: Changing Consumer Demands and Sourcing Niche Proteins

This breakout session will cover consumer demands, sourcing issues and other factors driving the poultry market, such as the rising demand of poultry vs. other proteins, fresh foods, animal welfare and food safety, as well as how these trends and niche products impact price. Maria will also discuss the evolution of claims within the poultry industry and the future of organic poultry.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019        
InterContinental, Chicago Magnificent Mile
Chicago, IL

Time:10:45-11:15 a.m.

About Maria Steingoltz
Maria Steingoltz is a Managing Director and Partner in L.E.K. Consulting’s Chicago office. She joined L.E.K. in 2003 as an Associate and works in the retail consumer sector with a special focus in food and beverage as well as beauty and personal care. Maria advises clients on a range of critical strategic issues, including growth strategy, consumer segmentation, international expansion, pricing, and mergers and acquisitions. In 2014, she was selected as a Rising Star of the Consulting Profession by Consulting magazine.

Maria holds a BA degree in economics and mathematical methods in the social sciences from Northwestern University. She also received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and returned to L.E.K. as a Consultant in the Chicago office.

Urner Barry’s Global Protein Summit
Urner Barry’s Global Protein Summit 2019 is the must-attend event for analytic insight into market trends across the beef, poultry and pork markets. The event equips participants with the tools to make better strategic decisions through the examination of factors affecting protein markets today, and forecasting what could impact markets tomorrow. Through two days of in-depth market insight including protein-specific breakout sessions, this event offers a unique platform for learning about the implications of global, domestic, consumer and economic trends.

About L.E.K. Consulting
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private- and public-sector organizations, private equity firms, and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,400 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For more information, go to www.lek.com.