11th Annual American Food Innovate Summit

February 4th – 5th, 2019 | The Westin Chicago River North, Chicago

Inspiration for your Innovation

If you'd like to be part of the 2019 event, as either a speaker, commercial partner or delegte, get in touch. 

The agenda will cover:

  • Breakthrough ideas to distinguish your product in a saturated marketplace
  • Future trends in consumer behaviour and buying patterns
  • Achieving a cleaner label
  • Improving new product launch success rate
  • Providing a healthier product without sacrificing taste or tradition
  • New techniques and ingredients for NPD and innovation

Featured Speakers

Thomas Preniczky

Sweet Street Desserts

R&D Specialist

Shane Durkee

Swanson Health

Chief Innovation Officer

Scott Turowski

Sensus America, Inc.

Technical Sales Manager

Sarah Renahan

The Worthy Company

Co Founder

Sanford Wolgel, PhD, CFS

KCNM Consulting

Cannabis Science and Regulatory Expert

Rajneesh Hora


R&D Innovation Director

Patty Johnson

Mintel International

Associate Director, Purchase Intelligence

Natalie Shmulik

The Hatchery Chicago


Michael Frankel


Vice President of Sales, North America

Luis Carlos Chacón

Forbes Latin America

Op-Ed Columnist

Keith R. Cadwallader

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Julianne Kopf

Bugeater Foods


Josh Katt



Jeff Manning



Giovanni Battistini

Ferrero USA, Inc.

Vice President, Open Innovation Science

Faith Son


Vice President, Global Marketing and Innovation

Erik Jensen

Home Chef

Chief Product Officer

David Rabie


Co Founder & CEO

David Fenner

Focus Brands Inc.

Director R&D Carvel Ice Cream

David Donnan

A.T. Kearney

Senior Partner

Dariush Ajami

Beyond Meat

Vice President of Innovation

Daniel Howell

La Terra Fina USA

Director of Product Development

Daniel D. Protz


Founder & CEO

Ciara Dilley


Senior Director, Transformative Innovation, Global Snacks Group

Anshu Dua

The Chaat Company

Co-Founder and CEO

Andria Long

Johnsonville Sausage

VP of Innovation & Consumer Insights

Andrew S. Whitman

2X Partners

Managing Partner

Alejandro Velez

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