Prepared Foods' R&D Applications Seminar Chicago
Is a practical 2 day "how to" applications-oriented event dedicated to further educating the food & beverage industry's formulators on specific application challenges.
Registration fee is $595 per person.....If two or more people from the same company attend, the fee is only $495 per person!
2013 Keynote Speakers
Naturalizing Your Brand
Barbara Katz, President, HealthFocus International
Barbara Katz explores how consumers define natural and what a manufacturer must keep in mind to leverage a product in a natural-leaning marketplace. Utilizing findings from the most recent HealthFocus International study, Katz will explore the categories where natural positioning is most important, all with a goal of not merely explanations, but also delivering actionable advice for products launching into the marketplace.
Consumer-Driven Product Development Opportunities
Kelli Beckel, Senior Marketing Manager, Nielsen Perishables Group
To help the food and beverage industry understand and uncover new product development opportunities, Kelli Beckel will share Nielsen’s DNA of Innovation, reviewing nine years of research on winning product launches to help understand what characterizes sustained success. We’ll also explore how evolving consumer mindsets and the economy are changing food purchase decisions, and how to leverage that knowledge to drive innovation.
NEW for 2013
Prepared Foods is pleased to announce that a number of R&D Applications Seminar Chicago sessions meet RCA guidelines for acceptable continuing education for CRC and CS certification renewal purposes. Qualifying sessions are indicated with
RCA members - don’t miss this opportunity to learn while upping your portfolio of creations! Now you can attend R&D Applications Seminar Chicago sessions and receive CE contact hours towards RCACC recertification.
Topics and Highlights
- Wide choice of over 40+ different technical sessions.
- Copies of presentation papers
- There are separate tracks each dedicated to a specific application [bakery, dairy, healthy ingredients, etc.] and to specific ingredients [healthy ingredients, starches, gums].
- Questions answered on-site by experts.
- Unique opportunity for your team to learn together.
- Expert presenters in every session.
- The industry's most comprehensive choice of application-oriented sessions.
Who Should Attend
The R&D Seminar was developed specifically to help further educate formulators from food/beverage, ingredient and service companies.Those who should attend include:
- Bench-level R&D
- Technical service
- Middle R&D management
- Product formulators
- Quality Control
- Application R&D
The hotel cut-off date is July 15th, 2013. Mention the R&D Applications Seminar to receive our group rate of $159.00 + tax per night.
The schedule will feature up to 5 concurrent technical tracks. Each track will be devoted to a specific application challenge (beverage, baking, dairy, emerging ingredients, etc) or specific ingredient functionality (gums, starches, emerging ingredients, etc.).
Applications Lab Sessions
The interactive Applications Lab Sessions will feature the use of product samples to more effectively demonstrate an ingredient’s functionality, or its application in a finished consumer product or model system.
The Application Lab sessions are longer, more hands-on, interactive, in-depth and comprehensive than the traditional sessions. Tuesday morning is dedicated to just Application Lab Sessions.
Registering Early will help you attend your desired session.