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ProFood Tech Keynotes

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Keynotes

ProFood Tech Keynotes

Each day begins with a dynamic keynote session as the world’s business, food and beverage leaders take the stage to motivate, inspire and inform.

Tuesday, April 4

Winning Strategies with Peyton Manning
Two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback & Five-time NFL MVP
When it’s fourth and goal to go with the game on the line, this seasoned leader knows which plays to call to lead to victory. Peyton Manning, two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and five-time NFL MVP, understands how to motivate a successful team. Manning will combine his trademark humor and real life stories to challenge audiences to reach higher than they ever thought possible.

 

Breakthrough Innovation: Catalyzing Transformation
What do Skinnypop Popcorn, Chobani Flip and Oscar Mayer P3 have in common? They are three of the 18 consumer packaged goods that are transforming the marketplace and each has been recognized by Nielsen – the global information consumer research company – as breakthrough innovations. Join the Nielsen investigators and award-winning brand managers to find out what it takes to excel in a highly-competitive marketplace. This round-table discussion will be led by Eddie Yoon, co-author of the Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Report for 2016.

Speakers:

Linda Lee
Stonyfield
Pat McGauley
Experienced Vice President, Innovation
Jeremy Vandervoet
Nestle USA

 

Moderator:

Eddie Yoon
The Cambridge Group

 

 

Wednesday, April 5

Top Ten Food and Ingredient Trends for 2017
What product trends and drivers are working their way to market and what kinds of innovative products can we expect to see this year? Innova Market Insights will disclose their closely held research on consumer trends, market analysis, packaging, and new product development in the food and beverage sector. Hint: and cool packaging are all the rage!

Speakers:

Dominik Herwald
Innova Market Insights

 

The Food Labeling Revolution
Consumers are sharply focused on crafting a diet that meets their health and wellness needs and lifestyle preferences, and they want more information about their food than ever before. At the same time, the federal government is making significant changes to food labels that will mandate more information about foods made with genetically modified ingredients and nutrients like added sugar. While the food labeling discussion has traditionally focused on on-pack information, food companies are shifting to digital disclosure systems that can provide consumers with information on hundreds of attributes at the touch of a button. How will consumers react? Is this the future of product labeling and information transparency? This session is “a must” for manufacturers, retailers and suppliers that want to stay on the cutting-edge of the information disclosure revolution.

Speakers:

Deborah Arcoleo
The Hershey Company
Thomas Parkinson
Peapod
Jackie Schulz
The Kraft Heinz Company

 

Moderator:

Sean McBride
DSM Strategic Communications

 

Thursday, April 6

Product Reformulation: A Question of Balance
Faced with consumer demand for simple ingredients and new labeling requirements that call out added fats, sugars and sodium, food and beverage companies are increasingly evaluating the need to reformulate their products. But balancing so many factors is challenging. Drawing on recent research, internationally respected research and consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, will take a deeper dive into product reformulation including potential benefits, challenges, costs, and typical implementation timelines.

Speakers:

Kim Wagner
McKinsey & Company Inc.