CHICAGO, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 12, 2016, over 350 consumer industry professionals from across the country gathered in San Francisco, CA for the 3rd annual Lincoln International Consumer Conference. This conference is one of the best of its kind bringing together entrepreneurs, private equity investors, business executives and industry experts for a day of networking and knowledge sharing centered on trends, challenges and key growth drivers for today's consumer-focused businesses.
This year, 41 diverse, high growth companies spanning the consumer goods, retail and food & beverage sectors presented at the conference. Lincoln also organized over 200 one-on-one meetings between presenting companies and potential investors. Keynote speakers included digital marketing experts Jay Baer, bestselling author and founder of strategy consulting firm Convince & Convert, and Erik Qualman, bestselling author and motivational keynote speaker, who shared their insights on driving brand awareness and consumer engagement through their proven concepts of Youtility (Jay Baer) and Socialnomics (Erik Qualman).
Trevor Nelson, Managing Director at Alliance Consumer Growth LLC, commented, "It was a truly fantastic conference on all levels…It was well organized, well attended and informative, with great people, great brands, great speakers and a great vibe…great all around."
Vincent Fantegrossi, President and CEO of Back to Nature Foods, reflected, "The conference was extremely worthwhile. I made a number of valuable contacts and got some great insights both from conversations and the speakers."
Mary Miller, Business Development at TSG Consumer Partners, commented, "Congratulations on a fantastic roster of high growth companies. It was an extremely productive day."
More than 100 companies have presented at Lincoln International's Consumer Conference over the past three years. The rich content and abundant networking opportunities provided by the conference continue to attract the highest caliber consumer industry investors, the most sought after high growth consumer companies and the industry's leading experts. To learn more about the Lincoln International Consumer Conference, please visit http://www.lincolninternational.com/industries/consumer/.
About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and pension advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With sixteen offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in key global economies. The firm provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest. More information about Lincoln International can be obtained at www.lincolninternational.com.
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