Victoria B. Mars Confirmed As Keynote Speaker For 2014 Great Place To Work® Conference Board member of world leading family company to speak at annual conference

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars, Incorporated announced today that Victoria B. Mars, a member of its Board of Directors will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Great Place To Work® Conference to be held April 3-4, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. Ms. Mars will provide her personal insights into the most critical areas that foster a rewarding workplace and how culture enables business and personal performance.  As a private, family-owned business founded in 1911, Mars was recognized on more than 20 national workplace rankings in 2013, including a third appearance on the world's best multinational workplaces list, and a first time appearance on FORTUNE's annual Best Companies To Work For list in the US. 

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"I am honored to speak at the 2014 Great Place To Work Conference, and pleased to share my personal learnings as a Mars Associate, Board Member and Mars family member.  I also look forward to learning from others at the conference about what they do to create great work environments," said Ms. Mars.  "Since my family started the business back in 1911, we've strived to create a culture where all Associates find meaningful careers and leadership experiences that contribute to personal and professional learning in a team-based work environment."

About the Great Place To Work Conference

The annual Great Place to Work® Conference is the only national event that teaches, inspires and connects professionals across industries and functions to strengthen workplace culture through building trust.  This premier event provides actionable information through presentations, panel discussions and facilitated networking sessions.  To learn more, please visit: http://www.greatplacetowork.com/2014-conference.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work®, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in almost 50 countries.

About Mars, Incorporated

In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars' first roots as a confectionery company.  In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a "mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders" – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has annual net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 72,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M'S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints.  Food – UNCLE BEN'S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.

For more information, please visit www.mars.com.  Follow us: facebook.com/mars, twitter.com/marsglobal, youtube.com/mars, linkedin.com/company/mars.

SOURCE Mars, Incorporated



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