Past Event

Innovation Breakfast Series Kickoff: Barry Calpino

Join other innovators in kicking off the Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network's 2017 Innovation Breakfast Series! Our inaugural breakfast will feature, Barry Calpino, who has led innovation at several of Chicagoland’s largest food and beverage companies, including Conagra, Mondelez, Kraft, Wrigley, and Kellogg. Come learn and share practical tips for taking your company's innovation to the next level! This forum is meant for innovators – in small, medium and large companies – across Chicagola

Thursday, July 13, 2017
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Central Standard Time)
50 Gazelles
403 North Carpenter Street Chicago, IL 60642 Get Directions

Innovation Breakfast Series:

Thursday, July 13th -- Doors Open 7:00 AM

Barry Calpino, Vice President of Innovation at Conagra Brands

Barry Calpino recently joined Conagra Brands as Vice President of Innovation, where he will focus on driving rapid innovation and growth across Conagra's portfolio. He is responsible for the success of cross-functional teams made up of Consumer Insights, Marketing, Research & Development, Packaging, and Design.

Barry was most recently Vice President, Global Platform Innovation at Mondelēz where he drove breakthrough initiatives including creation, development and launch of the new Véa brand. Previously he was Vice President of breakthrough innovation at Kraft Foods Group where under his leadership, Kraft doubled its innovation rate in three years. Barry is also an Adjunct Professor of Marketing teaching innovation at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Barry earned his bachelor's degree in Marketing from Marquette University and holds an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.

Location: 403 N. Carpenter, Chicago, IL 60642

Breakfast provided by Fifty Gazelles

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Schedule of Events (July 13th):

7:00 AM Doors open for breakfast and networking

7:30 Barry Calpino

8:45 Adjourn

Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network

Sparking innovation and building an ecosystem that supports it are key ambitions of the Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network. The Network stands at the forefront of the companies, technologies and business models that are reshaping Chicago. Today, more than 4,500 food and beverage companies call Chicagoland home, accounting for 130,000 employees and $32 billion in annual sales. We seek to grow these numbers as we make Chicagoland the global food & beverage hub of the future.

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