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Innovation Café: An Industry Metatrends Exploration
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 8:30 AM - 1:45 PM CDT
Category: FaB Events



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Don’t miss our premier trends of the trends conversation and the opportunity to meet our FaBcap 4 Cohort.
 
Our annual Innovation Café is packed with industry insights and research and ample time for you to digest and discuss what you're learning. Each year we dedicate time at our Café event to introduce our new class of FaBcap Accelerator companies. Join the exploration on September 18.
 
Back by popular demand: industry metatrends expert, Dr. Rachel Cheatham, Founder & CEO of the Foodscape Group. Attendees will value her insights. We’ll also have consumer research including Moving towards the New Food World, presented by David Carpenter, Executive Advisor at Chr. Hansen, and Consumer Demands for Functional Benefits presented by Soumya Nair, Director Market Insights at Kerry North America.
 
We'll be led through an exploration of information and trends that are shaping the future of food and beverage with presentations by:


RACHEL CHEATHAM
Founder & CEO of Foodscape Group
Rachel is back by popular demand for her style and industry knowledge of the trends of the trends impacting the industry.


DA
VID CARPENTER
Executive Advisor at Chr. Hansen
Project 2025: Moving Towards the New Food World


SOUMYA NAIR
Director of Market Insights at Kerry North America
Consumer Demands for Functional Benefits



Rachel will also lead the audience through a facilitated café conversation to delve into the implications and opportunities the future holds for Wisconsin food and beverage companies and the industry. The café format guarantees a lively discussion with many of the attendees.

Plus, the ten companies selected to participate in the FaBcap 4 Accelerator will personally introduce themselves. Our annual Innovation Café is quickly becoming a must-attend industry trend event in Wisconsin! Cheers to all who turn out to explore what the future holds.


DETAILS

LOCATION

The Wisconsin Club
900 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

AGENDA

8:30 - 9:30 AM
Arrival window: network, enjoy continental breakfast, and meet our FaBcap 4 Companies

9:30 - 9:40 AM
Welcome and what to expect by Shelley Jurewicz, Executive Director of FaB Wisconsin

9:40 - 10:15 AM
Introducing the class of FaBcap 4 by Brad Rostowfske, Director of Industry Growth at FaB Wisconsin

10:15 - 10:35 AM
First trend presentation - Trends of the Trends by Dr. Rachel Cheatham, Founder & CEO of the Foodscape Group

10:35 - 10:55 AM
Second trend presentation - Project 2025: Moving Towards the New Food World by David Carpenter, Executive Advisor at Chr. Hansen

10:55 - 11:20 AM
Third trend presentation - Consumer Demands for Functional Benefits by Soumya Nair, Director of Market Insights at Kerry North America

11:20 - 11:35 AM
Break

11:35 - 11:55 AM
Trend panel moderated by Dr. Rachel Cheatham, Founder & CEO of the Foodscape Group

11:55 AM - NOON
Café discussion rules by Shelley Jurewicz (At the beginning of each round, attendees move to new tables to cross pollinate conversations.)

NOON - 12:15 PM
Round 1 question: What is your reaction to what you've heard today?

12:15 - 12:30 PM
Round 2 question: What opportunities do you see for your business?

12:30 - 12:45 PM
Round 3 question: What opportunities do you see for Wisconsin's food and beverage industry?

12:45 - 1:15 PM
Table reports and closing comments

1:15 - 1:45 PM
Box lunches available to stay and eat or grab and go


EVENT FEES

Members: $75
Non-Members: $110
Includes continental breakfast and box lunch.

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Contact: Val Ratz, FaB Wisconsin | [email protected]

THANKS TO OUR PREMIUM MEMBERS