Food ingredients Theater

Thursday, October 17 | 11:30am-5pm

Friday, October 18 | 11am-4pm 

Location: Expo Hall, Booth #3009

Located in the Food ingredients North America show area, this theater offers visitors a 2-day, free-to-attend program highlighting global market opportunities for food and beverage producers, legal considerations when doing business worldwide, updates on ingredients sourcing and supply chain management best practice. 

The program will be of interest to food and beverage manufacturers, business developers, ingredient sourcing professionals, supply chain managers and F&B marketers. HIghlights include updates on clean label and natural trends by NEXT, insights into current major consumer trends influencing the global F&B market and the latest opportunities and challenges within specific market categories (Protein Spotlight; Organic Spotlight)


Thursday, October 17

Welcome Address

10am

Julien Bonvallet, Brand Director Food ingredients North America.

 

The Push-Pull Between Health and Indulgence

11-11:30am

Speaker: Lynn Dornblaser, Director Innovation & Insight, Mintel

Consumers want health, but they also want flavor and experience. Increasingly, companies are finding ways to deliver both. This presentation will explore what consumers look for when they think ‘indulgence’ and what the industry is providing to them.

 

Blockchain as a Tool to Enhance Traceability and Quality Across the Food and Ingredient Lifecycle

11:40am-12:10pm

Speaker: Riccardo Accolla, Director of Digital Food Science, Ripe.io

 

 

Protein Spotlight

12:20-2:50pm

Chair: Kinga Swiderska, Senior Content Producer, Informa Markets

The global protein ingredient market is booming and is driving industry innovation in the form of new protein sources, new production methods and new applications. Food and beverage manufacturers are constantly looking for novel ways to meet the growing consumer demand for protein intake. On the other hand, consumers are on the lookout for sustainable protein-enriched products.

  • Learn about disruptive innovations.
  • Find out what the current trends are, how to navigate the protein market.
  • Learn how to recognize and predict the opportunitiesfor making protein-rich food and beverage products by anticipating their birth, lifecycle, and trajectory. 


12:20-12:50pm TBC

Speaker: Mike Seldon, Co-Founder, CEO, Finless Foods

 

1-1:30pm What's happening in protein? A look at product development and trends

Speaker: Lynn Dornblaser, Director Innovation & Insight, Mintel

 

1:40-2:10pm Non-plant based protein alternatives: insects, bacteria, fungus, and algae

Speaker: Pat Crowley, Founder, Chapul

 

2:20pm-2:50pm Follow plant proteins as they jump categories, flirt with consumers, and promote health benefits
Speaker: Suzy Badaracco, President, Culinary Tides, Inc.

Clean Label Update 1

12:20-2:50pm

Consumer demand for clean labels in the US and globally is no longer something that ingredients suppliers and food manufacturers can afford to ignore. Health-conscious and increasingly informed consumers – from millennials through to the elderly – are looking for natural ingredients, clear packaging and product narratives that resonate.

  • Learn about new clean label solutions for product development.   
  • Get insight on the latest market updates and explore the drivers behind consumer demand for clean label.

 

3-3:30pm TBC

Speaker: TBC

 

3:40-4:10pm Clean Label: Addressing Both Symptoms and Cause

Speaker: Eric Pierce, Vice President of Business Insights, NEXT Data & Insights

 


Friday, October 18

How to Successfully Innovate in the Food Space

The pace of innovation is mind boggling today. A record number of start-ups are popping up in all corners of the world, ready to tackle bigger challenges in novel ways that resonate with consumers. How are large CPG and ingredient companies responding to this? What models are they using to develop strategic partnerships? What is the role of corporate venture capital funds? Are acquisitions the best way to introduce innovation into an established business model?

  • Learn the key elements for successful collaboration in open innovation.
  • Get to know some past and current case studies and learn best practices to innovate.
  • Learn about innovative new products and what it takes to successfully launch them.

11-11:30am Accelerating Innovation through Strategic Parnterships, - Does it work? How? When? -Insights through case studies

Speaker: Rahul Shinde, Global Director, Open Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Givaudan/ Naturex

11:40am-12:10pm What's NEXT? Product trends & innovations driving the growth of health & Wellness brands

Speaker: Eric Pierce, Vice President of Business Insights, NEXT Data & Insights

Organic Spotlight

Sustained strong growth in consumer demand for organic food products has caused the organic food ingredients market to evolve beyond a focus on production methods in accordance with organic standards. Organically sourced ingredients are increasingly in demand from consumers seeking products they perceive to be natural, ethical and sustainable. As a result, organic ingredients are more diverse, their production methods more ethically and socially responsible, and products more sustainable.

  • Discover how to stay ahead of the game by implementing the OTAs Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions into your supply chain management. 
  • Learn how to successfully launch organic products.
  • Get to know the purchasing behavior of shoppers of organic foods - their motivations and true shopping experience. Gain an understanding of shopper perceptions towards organic claims.
  • Learn about the Esca Bona movement and how to create a supply chain that is regenerative, nourishing and accessible to all.

12:20 – 12:50pm TBC

Speaker: Carlotta Mast, Senior Vice President of Content and Insights, Informa Markets

1-1:30pm Legal challenges, risks, and opportunities in the organic industry market

Speaker: Kim Dietz, President, Organic Trade Association

1:40-2:10pm Organic claims & shopper behavior

Speaker: Amishi Takalkar, CEO Nailbiter

2:20- 2:50pm Increasing efficiency, preserving integrity, and growing domestic production in the organic grain industry

Speaker: Erin Heitkamp, Senior Vice President of Agriculture & Public Affairs, Pipeline Foods

Chair: Kinga Swiderska, Senior Content Producer, Informa Markets

Clean Label Update 2

Consumer demand for clean labels in the US and globally is no longer something that ingredients suppliers and food manufacturers can afford to ignore. Health-conscious and increasingly informed consumers – from millennials through to the elderly – are looking for natural ingredients, clear packaging and product narratives that resonate.

Learn how to use neuroscience in clean label product development.

Compare industry vs. shopper definitions of clean label. 

Explore the multiple opportunities that brands have to engage with clean eating trends.

3-3:30pm Salty, umami and kokumi taste modulation to create rich and delicious foods

Speaker: Alex Woo, CEO, W2O Food Innovation

3:40 – 4:10pm What does clean label mean to the consumer?

Speaker: Amishi Takalkar, CEO,Nailbiter