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FEAD Fall Forum - "Evolution in the Food Space: Innovate or Perish"

November 6th 2018, 6:00-8:30 P.M.
WeWork (220 N. Green St.)

Please join us for the annual FEAD Fall Forum - FEAD's premier event bringing together students, alumni, and professionals from the agribusiness and food industries.

With changes in the way people shop for food and the lower barriers to entry of starting a new food brand, consumers have more choice and variety than ever before. At the same time, we have seen a great deal of emphasis on innovation at large food companies with the establishment of incubators and venture funds.

How are trends in food innovation changing the food industry? How do companies think about food innovation, and how they adapt to changing consumer preferences? Is it better to build new brands in-house or acquire popular up-and-coming startups?

Join us as we answer some of these key questions through a keynote address from Lindsey Phelps, Global Insights Growth Lead at Kraft Heinz, followed by a panel discussion with innovative players in the food industry, and a networking hour.

Panelists include:

Conagra Brands, Inc. - Leila Bahbah, Brand Manager
Simple Mills - Zilian Cheuk, Director of Marketing, Innovation & Research
Sustainable BioProducts - Thomas Jonas, CEO
S2G Ventures - Matt Walker, Managing Director
Bluestein & Associates - Ashley Hartman, Principal
Cultivian Sandbox Ventures - Ben Hoogland, Associate

Tyson Foods will also join us for the networking hour.

This event is co-sponsored by the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation.