Tuesday, October 24, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

    While it's important to scan the horizon for the next hot superfood or ingredient, the ability to future-proof product innovation is more impacted by macro trends that will fundamentally impact how we engage with food. If your job involves developing insights, concepts, and/or formulating products, it’s likely your work today will hit... Read More
    Barb Stuckey
    President & Chief Innovation Officer

      Tuesday, October 24, 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

      Tuesday, October 24, 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

        Arnaud Adrian
        Vice President of Sales
        Robertet Groupe

          Tuesday, October 24, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

          Tuesday, October 24, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

          Wednesday, October 25, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

            The food industry as a whole is increasingly impacted by consumer trends focusing on health and wellness, food ingredient transparency and sustainability. Tonucci will discuss how these rapidly evolving consumer trends impact the flavor industry in two ways. In the short term, consumer products companies react to consumer demands and interests... Read More
            David Tonucci
            VP, Global Product Safety & Regulatory Assurance
            Givaudan Suisse SA

              Wednesday, October 25, 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

              Thursday, October 26, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

                Fernando Gomez-Gonzalez and Mindy Cultra will discuss a new way of identifying innovation priorities and strategies, by broadening the traditional perspective of flavor innovation through the quantification of human motivations in people’s lives. They will introduce a new framework, Jobs to Be Won™, that moves from product/solution innovation to opportunity driven... Read More
                Fernando Gomez-Gonzalez
                Former Director of U.S. Menu Innovation
                McDonalds Corporation
                Mindy Cultra
                Managing Director
                Halverson Group

                  Thursday, October 26, 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

                  Thursday, October 26, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

                    The sales of craft beers and cocktails are up 75% over the last few years and continue to rise. Instead of masking the flavor of beer, more and more consumers desire flavors that actually enhance the flavor. During this general session, take a journey on the history and evolution of... Read More
                    Jesse Valenciana
                    National Brand Activation Manager
                    Goose Island Beer Company

                      Thursday, October 26, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM