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Better for You Trends

June 14, 2021 @ 4:30 pm 6:00 pm

Naturally Chicago   and  Naturally Boulder   are collaborating Monday, June 14th at 4:30pm-6:00pm CST on an interactive, experts-driven webinar on major food trends. Participants will have the opportunity to join rotating discussion groups where they can learn and connect with industry leaders. 

Learn About Better for You Trends with SPINS and Interact:  

First participants will have the opportunity to connect with trend experts Andrew Henkel, Senior VP of Growth Solutions at SPINS, and Blake MitchellPrincipal of InteractThey will discuss the future of food in the natural and organic products industry!

Discussion groups: 

Participants in this event can also attend small group sessions with leading specialists to discuss topics important to them. These topics include: 

Faux Meat: Behroze MistryEVP Innovation, Meati 

o    Learn about meat alternatives that are better for you and better for the environment. This discussion will be led by Behroze Mistry, a seasoned R&D and Quality Assurance executive who is driving the upcoming Meati product launch. 

Raising Capital: Ashley HartmanBluestein Ventures 

o    Engage directly with investors who are passionate about funding innovative and sustainable business endeavors in the food industry. This discussion will be led by Ashley Hartman, the Senior Principal at Bluestein Ventures. 

Justice, Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion: Ryan Pintado Vertner, Founder, Smoketown Strategy 

o    Creating space for all voices is crucial to the growth of our industry. Ryan Pintado Vertner, founder of Smoketown Strategy, will be leading this discussion about diversity. He specializes in helping emerging brands maximize ROI while leading with empathy and inclusion.  

Product Innovation: Alison VelazquezCEO and Founder, Skinny Souping 

o    Take your product ideas to the next level in a collaborative conversation with an expert. Allison Velazquez, CEO and Founder of Skinny Souping, will be sharing her advice about developing innovative, healthy, and portable products that consumers will gravitate towards. 

Marketing:   Kim FeilCMO, Aspire Healthy Energy Drinks 

o    Keep your business and marketing ahead of the game with the most important marketing trends. Expert Kim Feil will be sharing her secrets for successful marketing strategy. She is the Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer of Aspire Energy Drinks, a 3 time CMO of Fortune 500 companies. 

 Plant Based Beverages: Doug RadiCEO, Good Karma 

o    Learn about the future of plant-based beverages, the fast-growing sustainable alternative to dairy. This discussion will be lead by expert Doug Radi, who has spent 18+ years in the consumer-packaged goods industry. His experience working with beverage companies such as Soymilk and Horizon Organic informs his unique perspective on this emerging market. 

Registration is still open!

Use the code:  NCHI614 to get free admission.