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Join America's leading innovators at this year's Food Innovate Summit. You’ll discover the latest technologies and strategies to align your product formulation and market positioning with future market trends and shifting consumer demands.
Hear from 28 industry experts as well as some of the great minds behind the most exciting start-up food companies from across the country. You’ll leave with the knowledge and techniques to distinguish your product in a saturated marketplace. For the 2-day program and inspirational speakers, visit americanfoodinnovate.com
Joel Warady, General Manager, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Enjoy Life Foods
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 Butterworth, Global R&D Manager, PepsiCo
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, CEO, The Hatchery Chicago
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.
- Brigette Wolf, Global Head of SnackFutures Innovation, Mondelēz International
- Emily Splett, Director of Menu Development, Farmer's Fridge
- Reggie Moore, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Innovation, Land O’Frost
- Owen Klein, VP, Global Culinary Innovation, CKE Restaurants
You’ll leave with the knowledge and techniques to distinguish your product in a saturated marketplace.
Access the full program and additional event details HERE.
To reserve your spot, REGISTER HERE!
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