HOSTED BY GLOBAL FOOD FORUMS
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
Brand loyalty is the foundation of every successful consumer business. With the advent of the Internet, consumers have gone from making choices from a limited pool of big brands to the era of endless alternatives and abundant information. No longer limited by what is available on local store shelves, consumers are more selective about want they want and how they want it.
Brand honesty and transparency empower the consumer to take control of their buying decisions unlike ever before. When brands make it easy to acquire information about their products, it tells consumers they have nothing to hide while sending the message that they care about the needs and wants of their customers. Trust can’t be bought. It must be earned. Consumers want to understand exactly what they are buying, and rightly deserve the knowledge they seek. Come for breakfast and learn from our speakers on how you can help your customer become the hero of their household. They will thank you for it.
Bob Bracket, IIT VP and Director, Illinois Institute of Technology and Institute for Food Safety and Health and CFBN Board Member.
Jim Parsell, Director of Business Development, OwlTing USA. OwlTing USA is a start-up based in Chicago with global reach. We aim to unleash the potential of emerging technologies to help power industries. OwlTing recently launched the world's first blockchain-based food provenance system. This system securely stores data and through our user interface allows clients to market their products unique story directly their customers.
Elieke Demmer, PhD, RD, Scientific Affairs Manager at RXBAR.
RXBAR provides convenient, clean, protein-forward foods, but we’re more than that. We believe in being honest, straightforward, real, and upfront in everything we do – we are proud of our high-quality ingredients and want to properly tell each of their stories. Our Scientific Affairs team enables RXBAR to be transparent about the science and facts behind our ingredients via direct, truthful, and non-misleading communication to internal and external audiences which drives curiosity, innovation, education, and business decision in our No B.S. approach.
Matt Botos, CEO, ConnectFood. ConnectFood offers a step-by-step, “Do-It-Yourself” food safety plan generator to help companies comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act and On-Demand plan reviews from a national network of food experts. Mr. Botos brings extensive experience in aseptic manufacturing and extended shelf-life products, packaging products, and heat exchanger systems. He continues to work with food and life science companies to adapt to the ever changing landscape of new processing technologies and the challenge of adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices to combat both intentional and unintentional food supply contamination. Mr. Botos was also a participant in several government sponsored initiatives that included international programs for-and-with the USDA and USAID specific to the Middle East and the former Yugoslavia.
7:00 am Check In, Breakfast & Networking
7:30 am Featured Speaker
8:00 am Panel Begins
8:45 am Presentation ends
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HOSTED BY THE GOOD FOOD ACCELERATOR BOARD
The 1st Annual Taste of the GFA is the Good Food Accelerator Associate Board's annual fundraiser to raise funds to support the Accelerator. The event will feature delicious samples from many Good Food Accelerator graduates and their companies.
We are excited that chefs from well-known Chicago restaurants will prepare awesome samples and drinks for the event showcasing ingredients from the Accelerator's companies. The participating restaurants include Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar and Kimski with more to come!
Adding to the fun, the event will feature a free raffle for multiple 10 pound chocolate bars, courtesy of Chicago's Blommer Chocolate Company.
We would like to particularly thank the event's sponsors, Quarles & Brady LLP, MillerCoors, U.S. Foods, Tenzing Wine & Spirits, Apologue, Germin8, Cleveland Avenue, Bluestein & Associates, and Savills Studley for their invaluable support without which this event would not be possible.
For additional information, including ticket purchase click here
HOSTED BY CHICAGO INNOVATION
Innovation empowers everyone! Be there as Chicago Innovation announces 2018's amazing winners live, and meet the new faces of Chicago's innovation community.
Ticket purchase can be found here
HOSTED BY THE FORECAST IN MOTION
Forecast in Motion is hosting a hackathon to help figure out the next 100 years of food. We kick off at 6:30pm, but come when you can, as you can get started at any time throughout the event.
Join a team when you arrive or bring your own. This event is welcome to anyone who has ideas about the next 100 years of food.
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.
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Taste the Trends is the hands-on event where you'll experience new trends and gain a true insider’s perspective about the new forces that will revolutionize eating and drinking.
What emerging trends and food movements can we expect to see in 2019? Come learn what new and exciting changes are on the horizon—the next generation of food, beverage and flavor trends. The evening will begin with Datassential’s look at the next wave of trends and continue with a dine-around cocktail reception through which the trends come to life! You will be in the Pilotworks kitchen with Chefs from Research Chefs Association who will be offering bites which reflect the emerging foods and flavors presented. This is one event you don't want to miss!
HOSTED BY FARM ILLINOIS
Join the Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network for the HORIZON21c Summit November 6-7, 2018 in Chicago. Presented by FARM Illinois, an Illinois-based agri-food alliance, the summit will eschew the traditional conference format in favor of dynamic, well-facilitated conversations that explore the many ramifications of the event’s central theme The New and Future Consumer. Participants of this gathering are diverse, forward-thinking leaders from across the agri-food value chain prepared to think, share, and explore opportunities presented by shifting consumer values and a rapidly changing agri-food marketplace. For more information, visit www.horizon21c.org.
A reception for attendees will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the offices of Cultivian Sandbox providing an opportunity to connect with peers and learn about the innovative activities and enterprises of several agri-food investment firms. The full-day summit will take place Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the offices of McDermott Will & Emery.
Mark your calendars for our November 8 Innovation Breakfast! More details on this event will be posted here soon.
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. CFBN Members are eligible for a 25% discount on registration. Be sure to login and check our Member Benefits page for the code!
HOSTED BY GLOBAL MIDWEST ALLIANCE
The 4th Annual Midwest Food Matters Leadership Award gala will bring together leaders, suppliers and service providers from the many faces of the food industry for an evening of networking and to celebrate the impact, accomplishments and bright promise for the future of the food industry in the Midwest.
Whether you're an industry member, service provider or supplier to food companies, this promises to be a memorable evening of renewing friendships and making new connections for global business opportunities.
All net proceeds will support industry-focused non-profits, including creating the Sue Ling Gin Scholarship in Food Safety at IFSH and supporting the innovative food industry support programs of Global Midwest Alliance.
Click HERE to view additional information.
Where we’re headed, there are no rules. Unlimited media access, shifting thought leaders and constantly connected (and unfiltered) consumers have resulted in complex conversations about the food we eat. This means many tried-and-true marketing tactics no longer apply to food brands. It now requires new and creative ways to successfully bring products to market. Learn to navigate this new world. Join us for a panel discussion about the new rules of food marketing and learn how some successful products have been launched by both newer and seasoned food brands.
Join our panel for cocktails and snacks as our speakers provide an overview of the new rules of food branding as well as some real world examples of their experiences launching new products.
Ned Brown, Chief Creative Officer at Bader Rutter. Ned joined the agency in early 2018. Prior to joining Bader Rutter, he spent over 20 years shaping some of the world’s most iconic brands like Porsche, Adidas, Audi, Apple, and Dr. Martens, working at agencies in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Tampa and Milwaukee. Along the way he has worked in nearly every category, including food and beverage with such clients as Buffalo Wild Wings, Corona, Roundy’s Grocery, Orville Redenbacher, Publix, and Florida’s Natural orange juice. His work has been recognized both nationally and globally by the Effies, Cannes, One Show, Ogilvy Awards, Addys, Obies and Communication Arts. He brings his creative leadership and consumer mindset to all of Bader Rutter’s clients, including growing their food and beverage client roster.
Janet Garetto, Partner, Nixon and Peabody & CFBN Secretary. Janet is a partner in the IP group and a co-leader of the firm’s Food, Beverage, and Agribusiness Industry team. She counsels clients on IP issues facing their brands, patent protection and litigation prevention issues. She helps companies from diverse industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, to develop brand strategies and goals. This involves trademark procurement, trademark portfolio development and maintenance, addressing brand misuse issues and developing internal branding guidelines and best practices. She also assists clients with day-to-day issues that arise in connection with their trademark portfolios.
Kristin Kroepfl, VP of Marketing & Sales Strategy, Kellogg. Kristin leads overall category and brand strategy for the Specialty Channels business. In addition, she is responsible for the development, implementation and evolution of the channel deployment and commercialization strategy. Kristin is a member of the U.S. Specialty Channels Leadership Team, Global Marketing Leadership Team, Global Snacks Operating Council and Global Breakfast Operating Council.
Kristin brings a rich background of global leadership and food products expertise to Kellogg’s. She most recently served as Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing for private-equity backed Ruprecht Company, where she drove significant growth in revenue for the company. Prior to Ruprecht, Kristin was Vice President of Marketing and Innovation for Rupari Foods, a private label meat manufacturer, where she defined overall portfolio innovation and growth strategies and led cross-functional business unit responsibilities. Kristin’s deep food industry experience also includes several years in marketing leadership positions at Hillshire Brands/Tyson and PepsiCo.
Michelle Lorge, Vice President of Marketing, Simple Mills. Simple Mills is a Chicago-based company at the forefront of a clean food movement that is shaping the next generation of natural foods. Winner of the 2017 Chicago Innovation Awards, Simple Mills was founded in 2013 to provide a cleaner alternative to the natural baking mixes then on the market. Today, despite a crowded market space with long-established competitors, Simple Mills ranks as the #1 largest natural baking mix brand and the #2 largest natural cracker brand, by dollar volume.
At Simple Mills, Michelle has been responsible for leading the company’s marketing organization and spearheading the company’s product introductions since 2015. Prior to joining Simple Mills, she spent 12 years with Kraft Foods in Brand Management & Innovation spanning products such as A.1. Steak Sauce, Grey Poupon, Cool Whip, Philadelphia, Kraft MilkBite and Cracker Barrel cheese. She holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a BA from Michigan State University and a Health Coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
4:00pm Check In, Refreshments & Networking
4:45pm Panel Begins
6:00pm Q & A
6:15pm Additional Networking
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Enjoy drinks and appetizers while making new friends and developing business relationships. As a Network, we know that the connections you have with others are significant to the growth of your company and your career. Join us for a holiday networking fundraiser to support CFBN as we celebrate another year of successful programming and kick off our calendar of events for 2019. We encourage you to mix, mingle, and create connections!
HOSTED BY THE ILLINOIS MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION
The Illinois Manufacturers' Associate will be hosting their annual luncheon at the Hilton Chicago. Join them as they say farewell to retiring IMA president Greg Baise after 27 years of leadership. Click here to access registration form.
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 are now available HERE Save the date!
CFBN PARTNER EVENT
The Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar is 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-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:
• 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.
• 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
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & TICKET PURCHASE CLICK HERE
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