Slideshow: Highlights from the Sixth Annual YEO Conference

The Young Executives Organization (YEO)’s sixth annual conference, hosted by McLane Co., drew more than 55 young executives to Springfield, Mo., this past May.

The event included educational sessions on topics such as artificial intelligence, robotics, data mining, food safety and leadership; as well as ample networking time, an inside look at the McLane Ozark Distribution Center that integrates robotics and a tour of local convenience stores.

After the educational sessions, the YEO group toured a handful of c-stores in the area, including Kum & Go, Signal Food Stores, Casey’s, Macadoodles and Farm2Counter.

Thank you to YEO sponsors, including host McLane, Apter Industries, CB4, Procter & Gamble, Purell/GOJO Industries, R.J. Reynolds and SKUPOS. YEO will meet again at the 2019 National Advisory Group (NAG) Conference, Sept. 8-11, in Minneapolis.

Click through the slideshow below for a glimpse at the 2019 YEO conference:

Habitat for Humanity

For the third straight year, the day before the conference, YEO members had the option to participate in a team-building event with Habitat for Humanity. A group of 16 volunteers did a full day’s work in under four hours.