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Welcome Address for Fi North America attendees by Julien Bonvallet, Brand Director Food ingredients North America
10:30 - 11:00 Food ingredients Theater, Booth #3009
Food ingredients

Time: 10:00
Welcome coffee and networking
Time: 10:30
Welcome address & press meeting

The push-pull between health and indulgence
11:00 - 11:30 Food ingredients Theater, Booth #3009
Food ingredients
Director Innovation & Insight

Time: 11:00 – 11:30
Consumers want health, but they also want flavor and experience. Increasingly, companies are finding ways to deliver both. This presentation will explore what consumers look for when they think ‘indulgence’ and what the industry is providing to them.

Blockchain as a tool to enhance traceability and quality across the food and ingredient lifecycle
11:40 - 12:10 Food ingredients Theater, Booth #3009
Food ingredients
Director of Digital Food Science

Time: 11:40 – 12:10
Consumers want to see accountability, quality, safety and security in the system that provides their food. There is growing evidence that blockchain technology presents an opportunity to bring greater efficiency, transparency and more reliable traceability to the supply chains.The presentation will showcase how a blockchain-based platform can be used as a single trusted source of records across the ingredient/product lifecycle, producing new business models and analytics that could lead to the production and procurement of higher quality, more sustainable ingredients.

Protein Spotlight
12:20 - 14:50 Food ingredients Theater, Booth #3009
Food ingredients
Culinary Tides, Inc.
Director Innovation & Insight
Co-Founder, CEO
Finless Foods
Senior Content Producer
Informa Markets

Time: 12:20 - 14:50
The global protein ingredient market is booming and is driving industry innovation in the form of new protein sources, new production methods and new applications. Food and beverage manufacturers are constantly looking for novel ways to meet the growing consumer demand for protein intake. On the other hand, consumers are on the lookout for sustainable protein-enriched products.

- Learn about disruptive innovations.
- Find out what the current trends are, how to navigate the protein market.
- Learn how to recognize and predict the opportunities for making protein-rich food and beverage products by anticipating their birth, lifecycle, and trajectory.

Time: 12:20 – 12:50
Title: The cell-based seafood revolution
Speaker: Mike Selden, Co-Founder, CEO, Finless Foods

Time: 13:00 – 13:30
Title: What's happening in protein? A look at product development and trends
Speaker: Lynn Dornblaser, Director Innovation & Insight, Mintel

Time: 13:40 – 14:10
Title: Non-plant based protein alternatives: insects, bacteria, fungus, and algae
Speaker: Patrick Crowley, Founder, Chapul Farms

Time: 14:20 – 14:50
Title: Follow plant proteins as they jump categories, flirt with consumers, and promote health benefits
Speaker: Suzy Badaracco, Culinary Tides, Inc.

Chair: Kinga Swiderska, Senior Content Producer, Informa Markets

Clean Label Update 1
15:00 - 16:50 Food ingredients Theater, Booth #3009
Food ingredients
Chief Science Officer
MycoTechnology, Inc.
Journey Foods
Vice President of Business Insights

Time: 15:00 – 16:50
Consumer demand for clean labels in the US and globally is no longer something that ingredients suppliers and food manufacturers can afford to ignore. Health-conscious and increasingly informed consumers – from millennials through to the elderly – are looking for natural ingredients, clear packaging and product narratives that resonate.

- Learn about new clean label solutions
- Discover new ingredients for clean label product development
- Get insight on the latest market updates and explore the drivers behind consumer demand for clean label

Time: 15:00 – 15:30
Title: Unleashing the power of Fungi to create clean label ingredients
Speaker: Anthony Clark, Chief Science Officer, MycoTechnology, Inc.

Time: 15:40 – 16:10
Title: Clean Label: addressing both symptoms and causes
Speaker: Eric Pierce, Vice President of Business Insights, NEXT Data & Insights

Time: 16:20 – 16:50
Title: Reaching nutrition 3.0 with better food ingredient technology
Speaker: Riana Lynn, CEO, Journey Foods