Global ViewDoes your company have customers outside the U.S.? Does creative thinking and innovation exist outside the U.S.? Does your company compete with foreign-owned enterprises? If you answered “yes” to any of these, “globalization” is a concept relevant to your company's success. This year's Prepared Foods' New Products Conference, which will take place in Amelia Island, Fla., on October 15-18, 2006, has a number of speakers bringing an international element to help attendees “think outside the box.” Here are a few examples:
• Monday's keynote speaker, U.K.-based Will Galgey, director, Henley Centre HeadlightVision, will take an overview of global consumer trends as well as provide exclusive new information from the company's HenleyWorld 2006 research.
• Born in Italy, raised in France, Mauro Pennella, vp of Global Brand Innovation Diageo North America, heads the company's Global Front-End of Innovation team. “Idea Generation: Company Culture, Innovation Process or Lucky Guess?” is his topic.
• What in the world is going on? The question will be answered by Lynn Dornblaser and David Jago, directors, Custom Solutions Group, Mintel International, in two different formats. Products will be brought in from around the world for attendees to sample. Dornblaser and Jago will offer their own very experienced insights on the products and global food trends.
For more information, go to www.PreparedFoods.com/npc or contact Marge Whalen at firstname.lastname@example.org.