Conference Beat® – SIAL Virtual Conference, Paris, October 2020

SIAL Paris (Salon International de l’Alimentation), the world’s largest food innovation exhibition that includes foodservice, retail grocery and food processing business sectors was a virtual experience this year. Even though there is nothing that can replace the personal interaction at this global conference, the virtual conference did not disappoint, with of-the-moment research and insight onRead More

Conference Beat® – Global Food Forum 2020 Virtual Conference, New York, October 2020

This conference gathers leaders in agribusiness, food production, consumer products, government, and non-government organizations to explore key risks and opportunities shaping the global business of food. This year a virtual conference replaced the high energy conference that was characterized by spirited discussions among over 25 keynote-caliber speakers in an exhilarating and interactive one-day session. … More

Conference Beat® – Institute of Food Technologist (IFT) Virtual Conference SHIFT20, July 2020

  The goal of this year’s virtual conference was to bring together leaders from a wide range of disciplines in the food industry for a robust conversation that challenged the status quo and fostered new insight. SHIFT20 was about so much more than ingredients and processing techniques—it was about a shift in thinking that bringsRead More

Conference Beat® – Fresh Produce Insight: Ideation Fresh Foodservice Forum, New York & FreshStart, Tucson, Arizona, January 2020

    Fresh ideas were presented in December 2019 and January 2020 at two conferences focused on foodservice opportunities for the fresh produce industry. Culinary Visions® participated in a panel discussion on Menu Innovation at the New York conference and Y-Pulse® presented research titled, Connecting with Gen Next Away from Home.… More

Conference Beat® – Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), Chicago, November 2019

  The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) is the perfect show to review at the end of the year because it provides a glimpse into which trends spotted through our research and attendance at all of this year’s shows and conferences are becoming mainstream products. The show continues to grow with 1,500 exhibiting companies fromRead More

Conference Beat® – Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Nashville, Tennessee, October 2019

  Members of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) convened in Nashville to taste, explore and debate the hot topics and latest trends in the food, fine wine and hospitality industry. The exclusive 2020 Trends report was released at this meeting, which is highlighted in this report.… More

Conference Beat® – Global Food Forum, New York, October 2019

  The Wall Street Journal’s Global Food Forum exclusive conference gathered leaders in agribusiness, food production, consumer products economics and government to explore key risks and opportunities shaping the global business of food.   25 speakers and 13 journalists discussed, debated and enlightened the audience on trends that are transforming the food business in thisRead More

Conference Beat® – National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show, Atlanta, October 2019

  The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show attracted nearly 23,500 visitors. Industry professionals converged in seminars and on the show floor to see the cool new products and learn about trends in the convenience retail business.… More

Conference Beat® – American Culinary Federation (ACF) National Convention, Orlando, August 2019

  The American Culinary Federation (ACF) is celebrating its 90th year and met in Orlando for its annual conference this year. ACF is the largest professional chefs’ organization in North America, comprised of more than 15,000 members. The organization is considered the leader in offering educational resources, training and accreditation to enhance professional growth forRead More