HOSTED BY OUR MEMBER KINSA GROUP
It is time to re-invent your self-image, expand your self-concept, and ignite self-confidence. No matter what you are doing in life, it’s important to know how to effectively manage yourself on all levels; physically, mentally, and emotionally. If you feel like job searching is a defeating or discouraging experience, make it a priority to join us. In this webinar, you will have the opportunity to:
Instead of defeat, you will see that you are already a WINNER! Come experience the shift for yourself.
Register for this Kinsa Group event HERE
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Raising Scholarship Funds While Having Fun! Join Chicago Section IFT members and friends at their 11th annual golf outing at beautiful Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, IL. This historic course is challenging for serious golfers and a natural setting for duffers!
They are very excited to have three courses and some tee times for Dubsdread reserved at Cog Hill Golf Course. Shot-gun start & prizes will be awarded on courses 1-3 only.
Golfing will be followed by a social hour with hors d'oeuvres. The day will conclude with a dinner buffet and raffle.
Register as a single, double, or foursome. Purchase raffle tickets and mulligans. Or just attend the dinner!
8:30 AM - Registration Opens
10:00 AM - Shot Gun Start -Best Ball Format
3:30 PM - Social Hour with hors d'oeuvres
4:30 PM - Dinner Buffet & Raffle
CFBN is on the road! You are cordially invited to join us for happy hour to learn about Chicagoland Food& Beverage Network, and meet other food & beverage industry professionals based in Kane County. If you are interested in building meaningful business relationships, growing your network and increasing your visibility, we hope you will join us.
All are welcome….bring a friend, bring a colleague, or bring your whole office! We look forward to seeing you there!
7:00 pm Close
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During this webinar we will review what you should accomplish each and every day of our job search, if you want to enjoy improved results. During this session, we will address the following:
To register for this Kinsa Group event click HERE
If you’ve been in your job search more than six months with little or no results, it may be time to consider a new job target to put momentum back in your job search. During this session, we will discuss the following:
HOSTED BY OUR MEMBER CSIFT
Come learn about tools for how rapid innovation can be used in the food industry. Lauren Shimek is a food business innovation expert from California who is coming to Chicago to share her Design Thinking tips and insights with the Chicago Section IFT at this Professional Development event. Concluding her presentation on Design Thinking, Lauren will moderate a panel of Chicago based food companies who all use rapid innovation in their own unique ways.
Costs (includes appetizers and a drink): CS-IFT Members: $15 Non-members: $25
Lauren Shimek is the Founder and CEO of Food.Tech.Design, an innovation consulting business for the food industry. As a Ph.D. food scientist with over nine years of food design and innovation experience at IDEO in addition to product development expertise at General Mills, she creates breakthrough food and beverage products that tap into people’s unmet needs and desires while being grounded manufacturability. Lauren’s personal passion for food, deep technical expertise and design thinking know-how place her at the innovation intersection of food, science and technology, and design.
To view the panel and purchase tickets click HERE
CFBN & PARTNER EVENT
Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network is thrilled to again be partnering with the Loyola University Supply and Value Chain Center. On Thursday, September 13 from 4:30-7:30pm, AFN Logistics will help us in hosting an insightful panel discussion. Cocktails will be served before we begin conversation with our all-star panel.
Moderated by Harry Haney with Loyola SVCC and Alan Reed with CFBN, the panel will discuss what we are calling, “Hot Topics in Supply Chain Management.” The panel will feature transportation expertise from our host, AFN supply chain leaders. Representatives from Enjoy Life Foods, World’s Finest Chocolate, West Monroe Partners and many more will also be joining us for the evening!
Enjoy drinks and appetizers, while you get up to speed on the latest in Supply Chain Management. Don’t miss this opportunity for open discussion, collaboration, and Q&A from experts and leaders in the industry.
HOSTED BY OUR MEMBER DATASSENTIAL
A new era of personal eating is upon us. Consumers are increasingly demanding eating and drinking experiences tailored to their individual lifestyles. And the technology to make that happen has arrived – from DNA diets to the next generation of meal customization, the consumption landscape is truly about to get personal.
REGISTRATION FOR FOODSCAPE 2 IS NOW OPEN!
register before June 1st and receive $300 off the regular rate
Taste the future at Datassential’s FOODSCAPE. This immersive experience brings you fresh insights on new trends shaping how consumers engage with food – plant-based eating, functional foods, personalized nutrition, emerging food trends and much more.
The age of hyper-personalization is here. Master it at Foodscape. :: discover the latest food & flavor trends from Datassential
:: learn from the foremost experts in nutrition, science and technology
:: pick a theme and join a trend-based dine around of Chicago
:: network and share experiences with food industry leaders
Foodscape is all about the experience. This year focuses on the critically important trend of hyper-personalization – crafting solutions that target consumers’ individual tastes, goals, and biology. Learn from leaders in the fields of personal nutrition, food customization, and target marketing – and see how advancements in artificial intelligence are making all of this a reality. Plus discover and taste the latest food & beverage trends from around the world.
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Raising a round of funding is no easy task. There’s a lot to worry about and a lot to prepare for. Your pitch deck needs editing (again), there’s always one more networking event to attend, and you still need to prepare answers to tricky questions about your business.
You also need to land meetings with investors. The good news is that, attracted by big exits, corporate activity, and new brands, the number of investors backing food & beverage startups has tripled in four years. This includes a wide range of investors, including venture capital funds, private equity firms, corporations, and angel investors. The challenge is knowing what are they looking for in an investment. What can you do to maximize your visibility and desirability? Come for happy hour and learn from our panelists how to increase your chances of landing the next big deal!
HOSTED BY OUR MEMBER IFSH
INDUSTRY HOSTED EVENT
Food Processing, Safety and Technology to be held in Chicago, with the theme of "Rejuvenating innovation and challenges in food science". Food Processing & Safety conference is going to help the people who are directly or indirectly related to the Food processing industry and academia. By this conference people can share their views and ideas and can improve their knowledge about the advanced techniques to increase the productivity of the industries.
For additional information & registration click HERE
WHY TAKE THE COURSE
The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls”. This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”
Certificate of Completion
2.5 Days: Days 1 &2 9a.m.-5p.m., Day 3 9a.m.-1p.m. Breakfast , Lunch and Snacks Provided.
Registration for this event is available on an external site. By clicking on the Register button, you will be leaving this site and registering on ifsh-fspca-october-2018.eventbrite.com.
The food & beverage industry is undergoing incredible change. There are unprecedented opportunities and challenges facing the industry, and companies are striving to build new cultures, teams, and leaders to embrace the rapidly changing environment. As a catalyst for Chicagoland’s Food & Beverage Industry, CFBN will be kicking off its work in this area with its Annual Meeting theme: “Growing the Next Generation of Leaders.” The event will feature an all-star panel of leaders and innovators from Chicagoland and around the country who will discuss best practices for growing the next generation of leaders to keep Chicagoland at the leading edge of the food & beverage industry in the US and around the world. We will also share insights about best practices in recruiting, retention, culture-building, inclusion, innovation, and decision-making that Chicago-area companies are already putting into practice and a new awards program that CFBN will begin in 2019.
5:00 – 5:30 Registration/Doors Open/Networking
5:30 – 5:45 Welcome/Opening Comments
5:45 – 6:00 Keynote Address: Mayor Rahm Emmanuel (Invited)***
6:00 – 7:00 Expert Panel: Growing the Next Generation of Leaders
7:00 – 7:10 Concluding Remarks
7:10 – 8:00 Networking/Adjourn
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON!
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Global Food Forums will hold its 3rd annual Sweetener Systems Conference, October 23, 2018, at the Hyatt Lodge, McDonalds Campus, Oak Brook, Ill. USA. This technical program will provide insights and actionable information on hot topics related to sweeteners and sugar reduction.
Core to the event will be the properties and interactions of a range of ingredients that impact the sweetness perception and performance of finished products. Examples of intended sessions include updates on consumer attitudes, formulating for sugar reduction, sensory issues, critical regulatory updates, emerging technologies and nutritional aspects.
Product developers will increase their professional expertise and contribute to company goals by gaining insights into technical challenges and solutions related to formulating with sweeteners.
Attendees will have improved ability to "predict" new developments impacting the industry. This guides current activities though insights into consumer attitudes, regulatory updates and other issues.
Tabletop exhibits give attendees an opportunity to investigate, one-on-one, highly functional ingredient solutions that assist in always present formulation challenges.
An interactive product sampling station provides attendees an opportunity to see and taste innovative products entering the marketplace. What will appeal to consumers?
Numerous networking opportunities will provide attendees with personal interaction with esteemed speakers, industry leaders, peers and participating ingredient suppliers.
Extra Bonus: IFT’s Certified Food Scientists (CFS) attending this event may choose to submit session credit hours toward re-certification. Session credit hours also may be submitted towards RCA’s CCS® and/or CRC® certification.
Who should attend and why?
Functions and titles that would particularly benefit from attending this event include:
R&D and other food scientists
Ingredient Application Scientists developing prototypes and advising clients
Consultants and product development firms tasked with giving practical advise on the formulation and scale up of foods and beverages.
Registration & Fees
Your registration package includes access to the Monday evening, October 22nd "Might as Well Mingle" Networking Reception; Tuesday, October 23rd speaker sessions; interactive Product Sampling Station; extensive peer/presenter networking opportunities, including continental breakfast, morning break, lunch, afternoon break; Supplier Tabletop Exhibits and the “Closing Down the House" Networking Reception.
In addition, attendees will receive a seminar program booklet, bag and presentation materials.
For more information & registration click HERE
Registration for this event is available on an external site. By clicking on the Register button, you will be leaving this site and registering on ifsh-fspca-november-2018.eventbrite.com.
Join us for the inaugural FoodNavigator-USA Summit: Food for Kids. Organized by the publishers of FoodNavigator-USA, the number one daily news service for the food and beverage industry, FoodNavigator-USA Summit: Food for Kids focuses on food and nutrition for every life stage.
Almost one in three American children is overweight or obese, and according to FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), one in every 13 has a food allergy, and prevalence appears to be rising. Many kids also lack access to fresh, nutritious food, and are short of essential nutrients from potassium, dietary fiber and calcium, to vitamin D. Still more go to school without a decent breakfast, while many teens increasingly snack on junk food, throughout the day…
So how can retailers, packaged food brands and the food service industry respond to these concerns and work with other stakeholders to develop and market nutritious, allergy-friendly meals, snacks, and beverages that parents want to buy and children actually want to eat?
In FoodNavigator-USA’s new summit we will explore the market, the nutrition science, and the politics swirling around what we are feeding our kids, inside and outside the home. We’ll also delve into the latest brand innovations targeting every life stage, from the new wave of HPP baby food brands to Paleo meat snacks for tweens, healthy lunchbox snack trends, low-and zero sugar beverages and new direct to consumer distribution models.
For more information & ticket purchase click HERE
Join Pilotworks for a "How To" class that dives into the basics of licensing, navigating city and state licensing, and how to effectively work with the DOH to get your business started in a Shared Kitchen. A big informational session to give you everything you need to get started on your path to licensing your own food business and understanding the hurdles, and the resources, that are out there! Already started down the licensing path? Make sure to bring your questions, we can dive in and help you too!
Light bites and refreshments included. Don't launch your business on an empty stomach!
For registration click HERE
Efforts to formulate packaged foods, beverages and nutritional products with consumer- and export-friendly ingredients continues to grow globally. Global Food Forums® 6th annual Clean Label Conference in 2019 is an in-person product development event focused on providing practical, how-to formulation advice to R&D and applied product development specialist working in this arena.
More details on this event will be available soon. Save the date!
Once again the program will focus on fundamental and ever-changing factors impacting the global protein ingredient market. The information is crucial for anyone guiding their protein ingredient business or for those where the protein ingredient marketplace has significant impact on their business.
Examples of trend and data information typically covered include current and future protein global supply, demand and pricing; competitive industries; consumer and manufacturer trends; and game-changing factors such as emerging technologies.
Company functions benefiting from this information include:
• Executive management at protein ingredient supplier companies (e.g., president, technical, sales & marketing, purchasing, financial and logistics)
• Market analysis personnel at banking, M&A and other financial institutions
• Purchasing, marketing, technical and other personnel at protein-enhanced product marketing and manufacturing companies involved in long-range planning.
Wednesday, May 22nd – Technology Program: Formulating with Proteins
The program on this day will focused on providing R&D and application food scientists with practical, non-commercial advise on how to work with protein ingredients in a range of foods, beverages and nutritional, Solutions will be suggested for protein formulation and labeling challenges and sensory (texture & taste) issues.
Who should attend?
• Product development teams (R&D, food scientists, nutrition, innovation and regulatory functions) at CPG and food service companies
• Technical & application personnel from ingredient suppliers
• Personnel at analytical services companies, consultants and associations that are involved in protein ingredient science
For more information on Sponsorships and Tabletop Exhibits, please contact:Peter Havens, Co-owner, Global Food Forums, Inc.
+1.800.799.9671 Ext. 4
For more information on Programs and Speaker Suggestions, please contact:Claudia D. O’Donnell, Co-owner, Global Food Forums, Inc.
+1.800.799.9671 Ext. 3
SAVE THE DATE! MORE EVENT INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED SOON.
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