Prepared Foods’ New Products Conference resumes Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. EST with the following speakers to showcase R&D and innovation strategies, functional foods and beverages, cell-based technology, consumer insights, regenerative agriculture, and more.


11-11:45 am: “Making the Cranberry a Rock star / Taking Innovation to the Third Dimension,” Rizal Hamdallah, Chief Global Innovation Officer, Ocean Spray Cranberries

11:45 am-12:30 pm: “BlueNalu Makes Waves, Leads Cell-Based Technology for Tomorrow’s Seafood,”

Lou Cooperhouse, President, CEO, BlueNalu

1-1:45 pm: “Garbage In, Garbage Out: The Power of Verified Buyers” Leslie Na, Director of Business Development, Ibotta Insights and Travis Spaeth, Birch Benders, Senior Director of Strategy & Analytics

1:45-2:30 pm: “Innovation from Farm to Fork: Regenerative Agriculture Panel Discussion,” Moderator Barb Stuckey, Chief Innovation Officer, Mattson with three panelists:

*Colby Darling, Senior R&D Scientist, Annie’s / General Mills

* Birgit Cameron, Head of Patagonia Provisions

* Dag Falk, Organic Program Lead, Nature’s Path

3-3:45 pm: “Innovating in a Time of Crisis,” Lynn Dornblaser and David Jago, Directors of Innovation Insight, Mintel