Some of the leading executives in the food and beverage industry and members of the financial community will come to San Francisco next month to explore the new wave of industry consolidation at the “Fourth Annual Food & Beverage Industry Mergers & Acquisitions Forum.”

The conference will take place on Nov. 14 and 15 at the Argent Hotel, located at 50 Third St. in San Francisco. Faculty for the conference includes senior executives from a number of leading food companies, experts in mergers and acquisitions in the industry, and senior professionals at national investment-banking and accounting firms.

The program will explore the tremendous amount of new activity involving small entities and household names alike.

To register for the conference, call 800/869-4302 or go to www.fulcruminfo.com.

“Many savvy executives in the food and beverage industry are strategically employing mergers, acquisitions and divestitures in an effort to gain competitive advantage in a crowded marketplace,” said Neil E. Handwerker, president of New York-based Fulcrum Information Services, the conference creator.

“This forum will provide a unique networking opportunity to dramatically improve a company’s chances for conducting the most lucrative deal.”

For more information or to arrange for a complimentary admission (editorial staff members only) to the conference, call Daryn Teague at 661/297-5292.