The speaker agenda for Prepared Foods' 2003 New Products Conference to be held September 14-17th in Palm Beach, Fla., is virtually complete.

Some of the 17-plus confirmed speakers include James Hastings, vice president R&D, Heinz, North America; Chef Ray Sierengowski, corporate research chef/lead scientist R&D, Kellogg's Company; Bob Wotzak, vice president R&D, Chef Solution; Larry Wu, director of product development, and Tom Barr, director, Starbucks; Stacey Zawel, MangoLogic; and Richard S. Silverman, Hogan & Hartson, LLP, who, for example, will speak on tactics to minimize liabilities at the product development stage.

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