Join America's leading innovators at this year's Food Innovate Summit to discuss, share and learn how to: enhance your formulation with the most innovative and exciting ingredients, discover and define the latest and future trends in consumer behavior & buying patterns, distinguish your product in a saturated marketplace with breakthrough ideas, achieve a cleaner label without sacrificing on taste, texture or tradition, improve new product launch success rate, plan your product life-cycle with best practice from industry experts
Joel Warady serves as both General Manager, and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Enjoy Life Foods, a leading brand in the North American Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly CPG category that has experienced 11 consecutive years of growth under his guidance. He has been ranked as one of the Top 50 CMOs on Twitter by Social Media Marketing Magazine, one of the Top 50 Most Influential CMOs on Social Media by Forbes.com and most recently was included in Brand Quarterly magazine’s list of 50 Marketing Thought Leaders Over 50. Joel is proud to serve as an advocate for the food intolerant and food allergy communities within the North American food industry, with a focus on proper labeling and food safety.
Tammy is a passionate believer in innovation, the future of the food industry, and how we all as a community inspire great progress. She has built up a broad range of experiences within product development, strategy and also marketing within leading companies like Mars and PepsiCo, and more recently she is partnering with the entrepreneurial start up communities in the food and drink space. Currently she looks after Breakthrough Innovation within PepsiCo’s nutrition category- committed to supporting the performance with purpose agenda and bringing the right products to market for our consumers in this space. Tammy has recently relocated from the UK to Chicago with her family, and is enjoying photographing new sights and exploring the locally available chocolates.
Natalie Shmulik is the CEO of The Hatchery Chicago, a premier, non-profit food and beverage incubator on the West Side of Chicago. Natalie has an MLA in Gastronomy and over 10 year of experience in the food and beverage space ranging from owning and operating her own restaurant, consulting for supermarket chains, cookbook publishing, marketing and social media and food business incubation. Natalie specializes in trend forecasting as well as brand strategy for startups.
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