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14th March 2023  Content supplied by: Kisaco Research

Take a Look at the New Talent Promising to Disrupt our Food System in 2023

Join us in San Francisco this May 23 - 24 for the Food Innovation & Investment Summit and discover how strategies in product innovation are evolving in line with consumer attitudes, increasing environmental pressures, and White House demands for healthier food access.

Excellent event with quality attendees who are the decision makers” said Brian Sylvester, Special Counsel FDA & USDA, Covington & Burling LLP

Featuring 40+ speakers from the food innovation landscape, the star-studded line-up includes:
  • Mukesh Karagode, VP R&D, PepsiCo
  • Karen Ivanis-Rogers, Senior Director of Ventures, Albertsons Business Ventures
  • Greg Hocking, VP Global R&D Innovation Territories, Mars
  • Alan Kleinerman, VP and Head of Disruption, Kraft Heinz
  • Christina Khoo, Director, Emerging Science, Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs, Ocean Spray Cranberry
  • Celeste Holz-Schietinger, VP Product Innovation, Impossible Foods
  • Rahul Ray, Senior Director, Tyson Ventures
  • Carl Bachmann, President & COO, SmashBurger
  • Samah Garringer, VP Protein for the Future, DSM Ventures
  • Craig Willson, VP, QA & Food Safety, Costco


1st class all the way! You created an environment in which all of us in attendance felt like friends by the end of the show and that is something special!” said Karyn Knox, Chief Development and Partnerships Officer, Educated Choice Program.

Key Takeaways:
  • Meet changing consumer demands with innovations in clean labelling and better-tasting alternative protein products
  • Ensure retail success considering inflation and changing buying behaviours
  • Identify opportunities for investment and collaboration within upcycling, functional ingredients, and fermentation
  • Scale product innovations through networking and partnership-building opportunities


For further information on the conference, learn more here.



Date Published: 14th March 2023

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