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 specialists working in this arena.
More details on this event are available HERE.
Global Food Forums is currently offering CFBN members a 10% discount off registration. Please visit the Member Perks section for the discount code.
is a Food & Beverage Industry Provider Member of CFBN.
Our Network Partner, IMEC, is an official sponsor of ProFood Tech, the premier event for food and beverage processing. Offering solutions for all food and beverage sectors and a robust educational program, ProFood Tech is the most comprehensive processing event in North America.
WHY IS PRO FOOD TECH A MUST-ATTEND FOR BEVERAGE PRODUCERS?
Because consumers are demanding more and more from their beverages, you need to attend ProFood Tech to stay relevant. It’s the event that is defining beverage processing and will help you stay up to date with new insights, equipment and ingredients.
Daily Knowledge Hub Sessions are your source to learn firsthand about the trends and innovations impacting your business. Join in the conversations to exchange information and viewpoints. Each day’s schedule will be packed with informative and enlightening sessions designed to increase your understanding of timely issues and your company’s effectiveness and profitability.
The ProFood Tech 2019 Knowledge Hub program will be available in three separate venues on the show floor:
ProFood Tech is a showcase of crossover technologies for nearly every food and beverage sector. You’ll see plenty of machinery in action on the 125,000 sq-ft show floor. Learn who will exhibit at ProFood Tech
Cost: Complimentary registration, visit our MEMBER PERKS for the code!
Event Coordinator: PMMI – The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
Contact Name: Emily Lee
Contact Phone: 309-677-4633
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is a Cornerstone Industry Partner of CFBN.
Whether you’re new to process improvement or are on the path to leading your organization to impressive results, the 2019 IMEC Conference on Enterprise Excellence highlights best practices, strategies and inspiration for all individuals seeking improvement.
Additional information and registration is available here.
This one-day conference will feature recognized leaders, from a variety of industries, who have led their teams and organizations to high performance in the areas of leadership, strategy, customer engagement, operations, workforce, and technology.
Speakers for 2019 include the following National Quality Award recipients:
Additional speakers include:
The conference content is developed with input from industry leaders to address challenges and hot topics, and features subject matter experts from across the state speaking on issues relevant to you.
IMEC is currently offering CFBN members 25% discount on registration - visit your Member Benefits page to access the discount code!
is a Cornerstone Industry Partner of CFBN.
Join Sosland Publishing and Food Business News March 27-28 in Chicago for the inaugural Trends and Innovations Seminar. The event will highlight five of the most dynamic trends reshaping the food and beverage industry, including CBD, e-commerce, future ingredients of concern among consumers, changing perceptions of health and wellness and the implications of shifting demographics.
The event will also feature a trends and innovators panel discussion, presenting insights from prominent entrepreneurs and industry product developers. For more than a decade Food Business News has been at the vanguard of food trends coverage, helping food industry professionals stay current in a dynamic industry environment. With the Trends and Innovations Seminar, Sosland Publishing is proud to elevate its role in trends coverage through this forum aimed at helping industry professionals hone successful strategies for the years ahead.
The Trends and Innovations Seminar will be held at McCormick Place at the same time as ProFood Tech and every registrant to the seminar will be eligible to receive a free registration to ProFood Tech.
Sosland Publishing is currently offering CFBN Members a 10% discount off registration, visit your Member Perks for the discount code!
For more information and to register, click here.
Sosland Publishing is a Food & Beverage Industry Provider member of CFBN.
With nearly a decade of data and proven practices, Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is uniquely positioned to leverage lessons across sectors and bring solutions that are good for health and good for business. At the PHA Summit, they bring together leaders from public health, academia, nonprofit and corporate America to build partnerships and leverage relationships.
At this year’s event, they’re bringing forward lessons learned from the world’s most iconic brands, industry leaders, thinkers and doers with workshops and sessions that will spark ideas, ignite conversations and accelerate change.
This is the first year of PHA’s new, five-year strategic plan, which incorporates extensive input from partners, funders and academic experts, and is focused on the following three strategic objectives:
Learn more about PHA's Summit and register here!
CFBN members can receive $100 off registration - visit our MEMBER PERKS for the discount link!!
PHA is a Supporting Industry Events Partner with CFBN.
Join The Hatchery for a 2nd edition of The Business of Culinary Cannabis! The rapidly changing cannabis industry continues to intersect with food and beverage innovation. This event session will focus in on entrepreneurs and culinarians utilizing cannabis in their food products.
We’ll also dive into data-driven consumer insights to consider where the industry is headed next. Come and hear another exciting conversation about cannabis in the food industry!
Register for this event here.
This #HatcheryNetworking event is presented in collaboration with IFT’s 2-day short course, Cannabis-Infused Edibles: Challenges and Solutions, taking place on April 3-4 at IFT HQ in Chicago. Hatchery members receive IFT premier member rate for this course registration!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
The Hatchery is a Supporting Industry Partner of CFBN.
Join us for a night of good cocktails and even better food from the talented chefs of the Research Chefs Association and the innovation kitchens of Datassential. Taste the Trends is a hands-on, interactive event hosted in the brand-new kitchens of Kitchen United!
Join us to walk the kitchens, meet the chefs, and sample new culinary trends - giving you a true insider’s perspective into the new forces that will revolutionize eating and drinking in the coming year.
In addition to the culinary opportunities of the night, join us to learn what emerging trends and food movements we can expect to see in the year ahead — the next generation of food, beverage and flavor trends. The Datassential team will join us to deliver a look at the next wave of trends - which the evening chefs will then bring to life!
This event will be held in the newly launched kitchens of Kitchen United, a shared kitchen in River North! Don’t miss out on this opportunity for a “sneak peak” into this unique new space as you “dine around” the trends!
The night’s chefs and speakers will be announced soon!
Networking events with The Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network are an opportunity to access an inclusive network dedicated to bringing together all of the industry players of the greater Chicagoland area, and beyond, to develop meaningful and mutually beneficial business connections. The event provides a great opportunity to enjoy light refreshments and an opportunity to mingle - forging new connections and circling back with contacts from other events, all while experiencing the power of the CFBN network!
Datassential is a Food & Beverage Industry Provider Member of CFBN!
We also appreciate the generous use of their space being provided by SAE!
From the opening keynote to targeted breakout sessions, our 25+ expert speakers will share their passions, personal stories and actionable tips. After two days packed with tactical advise, industry secrets and insights into new markets, you'll walk away prepared to take your business to the next level and spark growth! See what's new, what's next and how it all connects.
SFA is offering current CFBN members a 25% discount. Visit the Members Perks section of the CFBN website to access the discount code for registration!
This year's course objective for IFSH's HPP Workshop is to provide an understanding of the HPP technology and its applications in food processing, including equipment engineering and maintenance, considerations in designing validation and challenge studies for microbial inactivation, and commercialization case studies.
If you're a food technologists, food safety professionals, operation managers, or executive leader from the refrigerated food and allied industries, toll processors, consulting laboratories, R&D facilities, universities and extension services, this could be an insightful workshop for you.
LIMITED OFFER -- EARLY BIRD PRICING VALID THROUGH JANUARY 31ST. REGISTER NOW FOR $1999.99.
Access the full program and event schedule here.
Instructors: Kathiravan Krishnamurthy, Ph.D., Jason Wan, Ph.D, Alvin Lee, Ph.D., Josh Warren, and Jerry Ludwick
IFSH/IIT is a Supporting Industry Parter of CFBN.
The Food and Flavors, Consumer, and Beverage patterns all note a pull-back from extreme behaviors and activities; less risk taking, playfulness, courage, and vulnerability. This shift to caution affects what goes on the plate and how consumers approach food. The swings in behavior and desire are simultaneously wider and more extreme in nature. It also paints a more complex landscape to have to navigate, but at the same time more freedom to focus in areas of interest or expertise for the industry. Food industry players should understand the issues influencing food, flavor and beverage trends in order to successfully navigate them and uncover white space not yet explored.
Suzy Badaracco is a toxicologist, chef, and registered dietitian. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminalistics, an Associates degree in Culinary Arts, and a Masters of Science degree in Human Nutrition.
Suzy has worked as a trends forecaster for food industry clients since 1992. Suzy has been trained in military intelligence, chaos theory, and predictive analysis techniques used by both corporate and government bodies and has been practicing trends intelligence and predictive forecasting for more than 15 years.
Using these techniques, she has been able to successfully predict and profile government, technology, adversary and ally, food, flavor, consumer, industry, and health trends.
Registration and additional details are available here.
is a Supporting Industry Partner of CFBN.
With months of construction finally behind them, The Hatchery is looking ahead to the future. Join The Hatchery for a special evening event exploring the future of food: taste innovative products and hear from a panel of experts into the trends driving our industry.
More details coming soon, but reserve your spot today!
Learn more about this event and register here.
is a Supporting Industry Partner of CFBN.
Chime in with the Chamber is a speaking platform for members of the Chicagoland Chamber to share insights and in-depth expertise about an important aspect of business, or life. It’s also a chance for business leaders to hear thought leadership and the most up-to-date information and trends in an area of interest. The setting is casual. The networking can lead to new ideas, friends, and clients!
Persistence Personified: Sight as an Economic Engine
Alicia Linde, Senior Statistician for the American Medical Association, was diagnosed with juvenile glaucoma at 16. With the resulting complications, Alicia has had many eye surgeries, including becoming a cornea recipient. Alicia will detail her journey with vision loss and the transformation she went through personally and professionally because of her cornea transplant. The economic burden that low vision and no vision has on society, including corporate America is staggering. Learn more as Eversight shares the importance of eye, organ and tissue donation.
is a Supporting Industry Partner of CFBN.
When you think about your best workers, what steps are you taking to keep them at your company, and help them take on more responsibility? Are you ready to invest in your new and upcoming leaders, to help them transition to new roles? Then join IMEC for their Emerging Leaders Bootcamp!
The skills developed through the Emerging Leaders Boot Camp will equip new and emerging leaders to confidently assume their supervisory responsibilities. This training will help retain strong employees as they transition to leadership opportunities.
Takeaways from the Emerging Leaders Boot Camp include:
Each participant will complete the DiSC Personality Profile, which informs you of your style and how you behave with and react to others, and helps you understand how to improve relationships with other people and improve your productivity. The DiSC is completed prior to training, allowing participants to receive a full profile assessment and individual feedback on Day 1.
Who should attend?
IMEC is currently offering CFBN members a Two-for-One registration discount - visit your Member Benefits page for the code!
At the 20th Annual Food Safety Summit we will address the importance of food safety throughout the supply chain and how each community that makes up the ecosystem is connected. It is vital to understand not only your roles and responsibilities but also those in the rest of the process.
Members are welcome to a special discount, log in to your 'member perks' to access the code!
IFSH presents a tutorial and hands-on workshop on Whole-Genome Sequencing (WGS). WGS is revolutionizing our understanding of the bacterial genome and is increasingly being used to improve food safety. WGS has been used as part of food-borne outbreak investigations, both domestically and globally, to trace the source of outbreaks.
Furthermore, we are just beginning to utilize the full power of improved DNA and RNA sequencing technologies to understand microbial communities and their impact on the farm-to-fork continuum to better improve the quality and safety of food and public health. Join our member IDSH in learning more about WGS during two-day symposium, followed by a tutorial, and hands-on workshop. Learn more about this event & navigate registration here.
IFSH/IIT is a Supporting Industry Partner of CFBN.
Join Global Food Forums for the Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar, North America's largest conference dedicated to protein ingredients, their market and applications. The 2019 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar consists of two separate programs with different themes, attendees may register for either day or for both days for a cost savings.
May 21, 2019: Pre-conference “Business Strategies” focuses on factors impacting the global protein ingredient market, crucial for anyone guiding their protein ingredient business or for those where the protein ingredient marketplace has significant impact on their business.
Company functions benefiting from this information include:
May 22, 2019: Technical “Formulating with Proteins” session provides valuable technical advice on solving protein formulation challenges; insights into emerging ingredient technologies, consumer trends, as well, as regulatory updates.
For more information on Sponsorships and Tabletop Exhibits, please contact: Peter Havens, Co-owner, Global Food Forums, Inc.
Peter@globalfoodforums.com; +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.
Claudia@globalfoodforums.com; +1.800.799.9671 Ext. 3
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & TICKET PURCHASE CLICK HERE
Global Food Forums is a CFBN Food & Beverage Provider Member Company.
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