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Staff Writer
Forbes
VP, Food & Health
Fona International
CEO
Hartman Group
Project Director
Consumer Eyes
President
Consumer Eyes
Senior Editor
Grocery Dive
VP, Director of Sales
Cargill

Exhibitors

Day 1: August 18, 2020
Snacks
Day 2: August 19, 2020
Sauces & Spices
Mama O'S Premium Kimchi
Day 3: August 20, 2020
Beverages

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Agenda at a glance

August 18, 2020
Snacks
1:00 PM ET
Keynote
Speaking of snacks with World of Chia and Split Nutrition
Chloe Sorvino, Forbes; World of Chia;
+ Speaker: Fernando Ramirez Our company manufactures natural and healthy food products, with the goal to substitute synthetic and artificial ingredients, with natural and healthy chia seeds. Our first category is Fruit Spreads, where we make our fruit spreads with chia seeds instead of pectin. Learn more
Split Nutrition
+ Speaker: Bruce Weyman Real food. Real fuel. Pure nut butter and real fruit spread in an on-the-go pack. Learn more
1:15 PM ET
Exhibitor Presentations
RXBAR
+ Speakers: Kyle Phelan, Director of Sales eCom; Julia Dryden, B2B Sales Lead RXBARs are protein bars made with a few simple ingredients that are perfect for breakfast on the go, as protein-packed snack bars, or as a pre/post-workout fuel. Learn more
U-Luv Food
+ Speaker: JJ Tartarini, VP of Sales At U-LUV Foods we've developed a line of cookies that will appeal to your customers who have an array of food preferences. Since these cookies meet the dietary preferences associated with a host of emerging trends, you now can reduce the need to stock lines of cookies uniquely directed at one food preference or another. SALES – 700% ecommerce growth since January 2020. Rocky Mountain Whole Foods launch in July 2020. Denver Post featured article. FREE FROM: The 8 MAJOR FOOD ALLERGENS - milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. Finally, an allergen friendly snack food that you can indulge in; guilt free! Learn more
Health Enhanced Food
+ Speaker: Caroline Egbelu Health Enhanced Foods is a specialty flour company that manufactures and packages wholesome and nourishing flour blends to serve the health-conscious consumer, including people with special dietary needs such as the ill-health, diabetic, gluten intolerant, potassium intolerant and the food sensitive. Our unique line of products includes wholesome and nourishing flours that we categorize as breakfast, gluten free, grain free and BYOB (Bake Your Own Bread) mixes. All of our products are specially blended to maximize natural nourishment to the consumer. Learn more
Qimei Organic
+ Speaker: Serena Wu, Sales Associate Qimei is an integrated organic plant ingredients producer with farms, factories and warehouses in multinational locations. Its main products are Individual Quick Frozen (IQF), Air Dried (AD), Freeze Dried (FD) vegetables, fruits and herbs, as well as plants extracts and plant proteins. Learn more
Green Mustache
+ Speaker: VanTrang Manges, Founder and CEO Green Mustache is a Brooklyn-based company focused on creating innovative, delicious plant-based snacks. Learn more
2:00 PM ET
Keynote
Winning in the SnackWorld
+ Mindful, indulgent or both, snacks are deeply ingrained in our lives and the way we think about food. In this presentation, NYC-based Consumer Eyes (CE), a leading global brand and innovation consultancy, will share their up-to-the-minute snacking trends (including the impact of Covid), along with mini case studies on their innovation approach that resulted in P3, Kraft Heinz' game-changing brand of on-the-go snack packs, and Mondelēz'OREO Thins.
Marc Weissman and Ron Rentel, Consumer Eyes
2:15 PM ET
Exhibitor presentations
Love Your Health Foods, LLC
+ Speaker: Peter Assaly, President There is no food source on this planet with more definitive and profound health benefits than Soy! Utilizing a proprietary technique converting the stone-like soybean into crunchy, flavorful, shelf stable dry roasted soynuts, there is no company in North America dry roasting soynuts in a manner that creates the nut like quality our product provides. With smarter snacking habits driving national demand for plant-based foods, Love Your Health Brand snacks incorporate all the attributes consumers search out; great tasting, all natural, non-GMO, gluten free, kosher certified, high protein, good-for-you, and best of all, made in the USA! Learn more
Shrewd Food
+ Speaker: Dave Wild, CEO and Co-founder Shrewd Food is the premier high protein, low carb, low sugar, low-calorie snack choice for everyone including kids, parents, diabetic and bariatric patients, keto followers, fitness enthusiasts, health nuts, and athletes. Shrewd Food Protein Puffs are gluten-free, non-GMO, contain no peanuts, or tree-nuts, soy-free, egg-free, kosher dairy and have no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Learn more
Pnuff (Perfect Life Nutrition
LLC)
+ Speaker: Juan Salinas, Founder and CEO Pnuff is a crunchy peanut puff snack that is healthy and nutritious. Made from peanuts, navy beans, and brown rice, its the perfect plant based snack to keep you satisfied and fit. Learn more
The Matzo Project
+ Speakers: Kevin Rodriguez, Co-founder; Ashley Albert, Co-founder Summer Camp friends Ashley Albert and Kevin Rodriguez set out to bake a new take on the culturally beloved, but traditionally flavorless box of matzo. Instead, they got a super-snappy, extra-sturdy, crazy-versatile cracker that goes with every single thing they've tried to put on it. Learn more
Sugarfina
+ Speaker: Ashley Taylor, International Brand Manager Sugarfina has created a new luxury candy market with a uniquely fresh, fashionable and experiential approach to gourmet candy and confections. Learn more
That's It Nutrition
+ Speaker: Katie Eshuys, VP International Healthy fruit snacks that are made with simple, minimal ingredients. That's it. Fruit bars are created with only two ingredients. No added sugars, purees, powders or juice concentrates. No secrets. Just fruit + fruit. That's it. Learn more
3:00 PM ET
Fun activity
Food photography: #5 tips to enhance your digital presence
+ With online ordering in high demand now you need quality photos of your food and products to stand out and sell well. This will session will provide a few lessons on creating beautiful, easy, and consistent food/product photos for your website, social media, and e-commerce platforms which anyone can easily duplicate. No special equipment or professional experience required. Presented by Square
Leela Cyd
3:15 PM
Event wrap up
Selena Singleton, Alibaba.com
August 19, 2020
Sauces & Spices
1:00 PM ET
Keynote
Creating the future of food & beverage through selfcare and wellness
+ As consumers look to increase their selfcare and wellness, food and beverage companies and suppliers are in a unique position to excite consumers with the promise of future innovation. Competition continues to raise the stake, and to stay in the game, companies must disrupt their traditional ways of developing and introducing innovation to the consumer – especially in times of uncertainty. During this keynote, Jim Ellis, VP of Food and Health at FONA International, will provide a roadmap to breaking through conventional ways of thinking about innovation and open up possibilities for your team to deliver game changing next generation products.
Jim Ellis, FONA International
1:15 PM ET
Exhibitor presentations
LTA International
+ Speaker: Chad Michael, Chief Technology Officer LTA International exports FDA approved top quality USA brands to 30+ countries. LTA's long-standing expertise in logistics and pricing has made it one of the most successful international trade businesses in the USA. Learn more
Miller's Mustard
+ Speaker: Robb Miller, Founder and CEO Specialty banana pepper mustards! Learn more
Thai Culinary Arts Studio
+ Speaker: Watcharee Limanon, Principal Thai Culinary Arts Studio LLC (TCA), manufactures and markets the WATCHAREE'S brand, is a certified women-owned small business. Watcharee Limanon, a recognized Thai culinary artist trained in Bangkok, has handcrafted a line of Thai sauces from an exquisite blend of aromatic herbs and spices, and rich coconut creamto capture the subtle richness of authentic Thai flavors. Learn more
Freddie Lee's Gourmet Sauces
+ Speaker: Deborah M James, Co-owner and Operator Freddie Lee's Gourmet Sauces make an all-purpose gourmet sauce that can be used on a variety of meats, sides dishes and finger foods. It comes in mild and spicy pints, quarts and gallons. Learn more
Happy Planet
+ Speakers: Lauren Marsh, Co-founder; Rhonda Cole, Co-founder Happy Planet Group is a certified women-owned distribution company founded by Rhonda Cole and her daughter, Lauren Marsh. Drawing on their combined 30+ years in global natural and organic supply chain experiences, this mother/daughter duo was inspired to move into the retail sector in order to share the importance of healthy food in a simple and affordable way. Happy Planet distributes two deliciously innovative retail products - MiSOgood and OhSo Tasty. Learn more
2:00 PM ET
Keynote
Building complexity: an introduction to the five mother sauces with FONA
Paul Hoffman, Fona savory scientist
2:15 PM ET
Exhibitor presentations
Torchbearer Sauces
+ Speakers: Greg Reid; Vid Lynch; Scott Nuhfer; Ben Smith Torchbearer Sauces is a family owned and operated business at was founded in 2005 by Vid Lynch and Ben Smith in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania USA. We are a manufacturer of the best all-natural hot sauces gourmet mustards, barbeque sauces, and garlic sauces. The sauce range is from mild to wild. Learn more
Acme Organics
+ Speaker: Andy Wright, Owner Acme Organics was founded in 2012 and makes the award-winning line of Triple Crown Organic BBQ Sauces (Classic, Hickory Bourbon, Black Garlic) and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Learn more
De La Rosa Real Foods &
Vineyards
+ Speaker: Yehudith Girshberg, CEO De La Rosa is committed to providing the highest standards in our food and wine. All of our products are developed to be totally healthy, free of preservatives, additives and gmo's. We believe that "food is medicine" and it can be healing or hurting so quality, purity and taste are never compromised and always of primary importance. We strive for the highest level of transparency and will provide organic products whenever possible. Organic and conventional oils, vinegars, sesame tahini, organic red grape juice and organic vegan award winning wines. Always kosher, gluten-free, non-GMO and vegan. organic whenever possible. Learn more
Young G's BBQ Sauce LLC
+ Speaker: Gerald Young, Founder Young G's BBQ Sauce provides a healthy all natural alternative product for all meat dishes, beef, chicken, fish, pork and even pizza! Learn more
Mama O's Premium Kimchi
+ Speaker: Kheedim Oh, Founder We make kimchi and kimchi products the old fashioned way by hand with love in Brooklyn. We invented kimchi paste, the first paste for making kimchi at home. Perfect everytime! Learn more
Marky's
+ Speaker: Sofia Pinto, E-commerce Manager Marky's has been well known to the world of gourmet and food connoisseurs as the supplier with the highest quality delicacies. Marky's Caviar Store has kept its reputation as an incredibly reliable supplier of the highest quality caviar, as a result it has grown not only to become the largest importer of the widest range of gourmet products, but also to become the biggest caviar manufacturer in the United States. Learn more
Pearl & Rose
+ Speaker: David Rosenberg; Jason Moore; Giovanni Santi Our company offers two main services. 1) We freeze product whether it's in bags or into pellets. We form freeze sauces, yogurt, purées, soups and much more. 2) freeze drying, we offer freeze drying services and we specialize in freeze drying liquid product into formed shapes. Learn more
3:00 PM ET
Fun activity
Fun with flavors: cocktail time with FONA
+ Fun with flavor: cocktail time! Learn more
Molly Zimmerman, FONA International
3:15 PM ET
Event wrap up
Sara Nixon, Alibaba.com
August 20, 2020
Beverages
1:00 PM ET
Keynote
Opportunities in functional beverages
+ Functionality is moving far beyond its conventional territory of supplements to play a key role in beverage culture in the US. Americans' engagement with functionality is measurably intensifying as a result of COVID-19 which will impact how they solve for their health needs for years to come. This session will explore consumers' evolving and emerging beliefs and benefits about functional beverages with a special focus on younger consumers who are driving the market for innovative formats and flavors.
Laurie Demeritt, Hartman Group
1:15 PM ET
Exhibitor presentations
02 Living
+ Speaker: Sandra Lee, Vice President, Sales 02 Living - woman's owned company - Living Juice is a 100% cold pressed juice that never adds any water or sugar to our 5 amazing juices - they are organic, kosher, gluten free and non-GMO - functional beverages is on everyone's list these day and Living Juice answers the call to everyone. Learn more
Elmhurst 1925
+ Speaker: Hunter Jarvis, President of Emerging Channels Once a dairy company, today's Elmhurst® 1925 only makes simpler, better plant-based products. Made possible by a revolutionary technology, HydroRelease™, each item in its growing collection boasts a clean label; no added gums, emulsifiers, or oils; and more nutrition from the source. Learn more
Vega Coffee
+ Speaker: Noushin Ketabi, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Vega Coffee is reinventing the typical coffee supply chain by connecting customers directly to smallholder farmers. Vega is a Fair Trade certified social enterprise that offers a complete speciality and organic product line for the wholesale customer, including roasted and ground coffee, freeze-dried coffee, cold brew concentrate and extract, as well as K Cups. They are proud to serve a variety of wholesale customer categories, including food service providers, hospitality venues such as hotels and restaurants, and food and beverage companies seeking coffee or cold brew extract as an ingredient - all while delivering 4x more income to coffee-growing communities, with a special focus on women growers. Learn more
Pocas International
+ Speaker: Kevin Shin, CEO and President Over the last decades, Pocas has been driving global demand for healthy snacks and wellness beverages. With a focus on natural, organic, and farm-fresh, Pocas supplies the best healthy products that are carefully sourced from around the world for their valued customers at the lowest price possible. Learn more
Tealish Fine Teas
+ Speakers: Laura Chodola, Creative Director and CEO; Michael Rachmel, COO At tealish, we create natural, stylish, and benefit driven tea and lifestyle products that put fun back in wellness! Learn more
Eco Delight Coffee
+ Speaker: Guillermo Moran, President and Founder Coffeee Roasting Company wholesale and ecommerce Learn more
Organic Valley
+ Speaker: Findle Zhao, Global Sales Manager, Asia     Learn more
Ginseng up
+ Speakers: Gustavo Fayad, VP of Sales; Donna Bimbo, Marketing and Business Development Ginseng Up produces Natural soft drinks with premium Ginseng. In addition the company produces private label beverages and contract manufactures for third parties. Learn more
Heno Group Corporation
+ Speaker: Henry Owunna, Founder and CEO Infused with real USDA Grade A honey, Heno Group Corporation make all natural honey water. Learn more
SK Nutrition Inc
+ Speaker: Matthew Krause, VP Sales Doctor endorsed 2% lactose free milk based nutritional drink. high protein, reduced fat, gluten free and kosher with an 18 month shelf life with no refrigeration needed. Learn more
Nature's First
+ Speaker: Harjit Singh, CEO Manufacturer of dairy powders; dairy blends and hot and cold beverages. Learn more
Smokin' Mary, LLC
+ Speaker: Laurie Nadeau, CEO and Founder We are a gourmet hand crafted Smoked Bloody Mary Mix company. We only use the freshest produce and spices and you can taste the difference. Learn more
Talero Tequila
+ Speaker: Ben Carter, VP and DOS Talero Tequila is an ultra premium organic tequila, sourced from organically grown agave. Talero has changed the creation of tequila, one taste and you'll understand why. Learn more
3:15 PM ET
Fun activity
Virtual happy hour with exhibitor beverages
+ Live Barista making 1 mocktail + 1 cocktail from our exhibitor products - Darci, HoddeBros
Darci, HoddeBros
3:30 PM ET
Event wrap up
Kate Anderson, Alibaba.com
August 21, 2020
Virtual Networking
12:30 PM ET
Check in and complete your profile to get the most suitable matches.
1:00 PM ET
Speed networking begins!
Based on your profile and tags, you will be matched with 15 people for 5 minutes 1-1 video conversations, so make sure you log on at 12:30pm to complete your profile!
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